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Jones Zone | Who Will Win: Dublin or Dodge County?

Jones Zone | Who Will Win: Dublin or Dodge County?

The Jones Zone kicks off the 2012 football schedule this week! Ben and Lorra go head to head each week picking their game winners.

They want you to also weigh in and vote! This week, you can vote for Peach County vs. Perry, Tattnall vs. Westfield and Dublin vs. Dodge County.

Last year, Lorra took home the Jones Zone championship, but you, the fans, fought hard to make her win as narrow as possible. Even Ben wasn't far behind!

This year, we're starting fresh. Everyone's record is reset, and the challenge is back on!

If you're new to the Jones Zone, each week, Ben, Lorra, and the fans vote on who will win three games from around Central Georgia. The polls are located below, and you just choose who you think will win. Every Wednesday, Ben and Lorra will make their picks, but you can still vote until right up until the games start!

Laurens County's Unemployment Rate Falls Slightly in July

Laurens County's Unemployment Rate Falls Slightly in July

Laurens County's unemployment rate fell to 12.5 percent in July from June's 12.6 percent, according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.

That compares to Metro Macon's 10.3 percent in July and Georgia's overall unemployment rate of 9.3 percent.

Laurens County is one of 101 counties with a 10 percent or greater unemployment rate. That means 63 percent of Georgian counties had an unemployment rate of 10 percent or higher last month.

Central Georgia Cyclists Ride On

Central Georgia Cyclists Ride On
Part of the group of Middle Georgia Cyclists during the regular Saturday Morning ride. this  one taken on the Rhine -Hawkinsville  Hwy near 14 Lane Rd, while waiting for the other group to catch-up. ( in this group are riders from Cochran,Eastman, Kathleen, Rentz, Dublin & Warner Robins . keeping Cochran on the cycling map) The group meets at the Cotton and Peanut Museum in Bleckley County (Cochran) Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. 1st Annual MGC Century planned for Sept 1, everyone invited. (more can be found here)

Marine Marching 15,000 Miles Ends Up in Laurens, Dodge and Telfair

Marine Marching 15,000 Miles Ends Up in Laurens, Dodge and Telfair

Mac McQuown,51, presents an interesting figure as he is dressed in Marine fatigues, boots, and pulling a 60 lb vividly decorated cart behind him with a U.S.A. flag and a POW  flag stuck in it.

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

Tuesday marks Election Day.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

When you go to vote, be sure to take your Georgia license, passport or military photo ID. You'll need to show that before voting.

If you need to doublecheck your polling location, enter your information and the database will show you where you're registered.

RELATED | 13WMAZ's Election Coverage

Seven Charged with Conspiracy to Illegally Traffic Firearms

Seven Charged with Conspiracy to Illegally Traffic Firearms

Seven people were charged with conspiracy to illegally traffic firearms, according to a United States Attorney news release.

That comes after an undercover investigation involving the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives. The investigation aimed to find the people allegedly involved in selling firearms that were originally stolen during residential burglaries.

The seven were officially charged in a a federal indictment that was unsealed in federal court Monday.

The following people are charged with conspiracy to illegally traffic firearms: Terryon J. Norris, 24, Wrightsville, Georgia; Lakendon S. Brown, 23, Wrightsville, Georgia; Frank L. Wesley, 57, Wrightsville, Georgia; William T. Walker, 28, Wrightsville, Georgia; Kendrick L. Dixon, 30, Wrightsville, Georgia; Whitney T. Wittmer, 23, Wrightsville, Georgia; Mercedes D. Jenkins, 21, East Dublin, Georgia.

 

 

Four Members of OFTC Board of Directors Retire

Four Members of OFTC Board of Directors Retire

DUBLIN - Oconee Fall Line Technical College President Dr. Lloyd Horadan recognized four members of the College’s Board of Directors for nine years of dedicated service at the group’s June 28th board meeting in Dublin.

Mr. Larry Mathis of Washington County, Mrs. Marcia C. Dixon of Laurens County, Mr. Gary Hutchins of Jefferson County, and Ms. Susan Coffee of Dodge County retired from the Board of Directors after serving three consecutive three year terms.

Mr. Mathis and Mr. Hutchins both began their service with Sandersville Technical College in 2003, and Mrs. Dixon and Ms. Coffee began their service with Heart of Georgia Technical College in 2003. Each board member maintained their full membership throughout the merger of the two colleges in 2011. Mr. Mathis also served as OFTC’s first Board of Directors Chairman in its inaugural 2011-2012 fiscal year.