Our network

People

Bleckley Church League Softball Champion crowned Saturday

Bleckley Church League Softball Champion crowned Saturday

Softball was the name of the game around much of Bleckley County Saturday as the annual church league softball post-season tournament took place. 

Fifteen teams from 11 churches in Bleckley (and Twiggs) counties played at three fields (Ruth Baptist Church, House Of Grace Church, and Limestone Baptist Church.)  The top team from each five-team tournament advanced to Ruth for the championship round.  It took two games for Ruth Baptist to advance.  Bethany Baptist (who lost to Ruth in the tourney opener for both teams) fought their way out of the loser's bracket to the field finale.  Along the way, they eliminated last year's champion, Mount Zion Baptist Church of Danville.

Georgia's June Unemployment Rate by County

Georgia's June Unemployment Rate by County

Twiggs County Unemployment rate in June: 11.2 percent.

That's according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.

 

The lowest area rate, at 8.0 percent, was recorded in Warner Robins, while the highest, at 12.8 percent, was in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha area near Dublin. 

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent in June, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.8 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 10 percent in June a year ago.

June marked the 47th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.2 percent, up from 9.1 percent in May. 

License Plate Revote Opens Monday

 

ATLANTA (AP) -- The public is again invited to weigh in on Georgia's new license plate design. 

Online voting will reopen at 3 p.m. Monday.

Gov. Nathan Deal had planned to announce the winner of an earlier design contest last Friday, but the state scrapped its plans over public confusion on whether the motto "In God We Trust" would be on the plate.

10 Tips To Help Parents & Teens on Facebook

10 Tips To Help Parents &  Teens on Facebook

Until last year, I had thought facebook was a tool for just teenagers and young adults.  They grew up with technology that we (40’s-ish) cannot comprehend.  Before I got the “aha” about Facebook, I thought that it was for people who wanted to vent about their day.  To our teens it’s so much more than that- It’s about identity (their own and everyone else’s).  Their Facebook page is an extension of their personalities, with games, pictures (and lots of them), status, friends, a place to vent, likes and dislikes. 

 What we (40’s-ish) do not understand is how to protect them.  They have so much information out there on the net that it could come back to haunt them one day.  So I began to look into this and this is what I found:

Georgia License Plate Winner to be Named

Three finalists have been named in the license plate design contest.

Governor Nathan Deal, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and State Revenue Commissioner Douglas MacGinnitie announce the winner Friday, July 15.