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Where is the Cheapest Gas?

Where is the Cheapest Gas?

Some of our viewers are reporting gas prices lower than $3 in their area.

Are you seeing gas for lower than $3 a gallon? 

If so, snap a picture next time you're at the pump and send it to us at whereyoulive@13wmaz.com.

Twiggs County Ranks Among Georgia's High Unemployment Rates

Twiggs County Ranks Among Georgia's High Unemployment Rates

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in Twiggs County was 10.8 percent in May.

Twiggs is one of 67 Georgian counties above 10 percent.

That's compared to Georgia's overall unemployment rate of 8.9 percent.

Metro Macon rose to 9.4 percent in May, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in April, a Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

The rate was 10.1 percent in May 2011. 

Overall, Georgia's unemployment rate remained unchanged from April to May in 2011 and is down from May 2010, where the unemployment rate was 9.8 percent.

Central Georgians Graduate from First Responder Training

Central Georgians Graduate from First Responder Training

From the Medical Center of Central Georgia: 

After 13 weeks of learning the basics of how to be an emergency medical responder, 19 Baldwin County residents graduated from the First Responder Training Class hosted by Emergency Medical Services of The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG).

These new volunteers for Baldwin County Rescue Department and Georgia College and State University are armed with training in basic first aid and CPR, immobilization of patients with traumatic injuries, oxygen administration, and even deliver of a baby. These volunteers, with Baldwin County Fire Rescue Department and Georgia College and State University, can respond to 9-1-1 calls in their county for persons needing medical assistance.

The class was funded by a competitive grant from the Georgia Trauma Commission through the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services. Baldwin County was selected because of its highly rural setting.

Job Opening Near Twiggs

Job Opening Near Twiggs

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

You can see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.

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    Job Title:    Heavy Truck Driver
    Location:    Gordon GA
    Pay:          N/A
    Education:  N/A
    Job Number: GA8019686
    Employer requires candidate to have CDL Class A and two years of truck driving experience.

Flint Energies Turns 75 Years Old

Flint Energies Turns 75 Years Old

 

REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/UPATOI – Flint Energies turns 75 years old today, according to Sr. Vice President Jimmy Autry. The not-for-profit member-owned electric cooperative received its charter from the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) on Apr. 23, 1937.

“Today brings back a lot of great memories,” said Autry. “But the most important memory is that of members working together to create a lasting organization to meet their own needs.”

Celebrating its 75th year of service in 2012 (incorporated in 1937), Flint Energies www.flintenergies.com provides energy services to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural members in parts of 17 central Georgia counties.

Robins Federal Credit Union Honors Local Heroes

Robins Federal Credit Union Honors Local Heroes

Robins Federal Credit Union recently renewed its sponsorship of the American Red Cross of Central Georgia’s 2012 Hometown Heroes celebration.

The celebration honors exceptional public servants in the categories of Law Enforcement, Military, Fire Rescue, Emergency Response, Disaster Relief, Community Impact, Good Samaritan, Guardian Angel, International, and Paving the Way Youth.

The American Red Cross accepted nominees for each of these categories. Nominees had to reside or work in the counties the American Red Cross of Central Georgia serves – Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Dodge, Hancock, Houston, Johnson, Jones, Jasper, Laurens, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Taylor, Treutlen, Twiggs, Washington, and Wilcox Counties.

The winners will be announced at a breakfast to honor the heroes. The breakfast will take place at Macon State College’s Macon campus on May 4 at 8:00 a.m.