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Leaf Driver Ready for New Charging Stations

Leaf Driver Ready for New Charging Stations

Bob Babyok of Warner Robins is the proud owner of a Nissan Leaf.

"It's like driving an iPod," he says.  The Leaf is a 100% electric car.  Babyok leases it for about $140 per month, including electricity.  He says enjoys being able to commute gas free.

"Normally, I would anticipate here in Warner Robins maybe 80 miles to a charge. My commute's about 40 so I only technically need to charge up every other night."

But traveling outside his commute is a different story.  In order to go for Atlanta for example, he had to charge up at home in Warner Robins, top off in Macon at the Bibb County Courthouse, home of the region's only charging station, again in Griffin, before reaching Atlanta.

Now, a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will place 100 more charging station across the Middle Georgia Clear Air Coalition's seven county region, which includes Bibb, Houston, Peach, Monroe, Twiggs, Crawford, and Jones Counties.

Twiggs County Jobless Rate Released

Twiggs County Jobless Rate Released

The jobless rate for Twiggs County in December 2012 was 12.4 percent.

Twiggs County was one of 67 Georgia counties that had a jobless rate of 10 percent or greater.

The jobless rate in December 2012 was also up for metro Macon.

According to a state news release, unemployment rose to 9.2 percent from November's 8.7 percent rate, but it was down from December 2011 when the rate was 9.5 percent.

Officials claim the rise comes from a combination of factors, including a "slight increase" in new layoffs and a reduction in the area work force.

The uptick reflects a similar statewide trend. However, the jobless rate across Georgia only rose one-tenth of percentage point while metro Macon's rate jumped five-tenths of a percentage point.

Added Cell Tower to Strengthen Cell Signal in Dry Branch

Added Cell Tower to Strengthen Cell Signal in Dry Branch

A new cell site added in Dry Branch is expected to strengthen cell signal.

According to a news release, AT&T activated a cell site that will help keep customers connected whether its for personal or business

Middle Georgia Christmas Parade to Air on 13WMAZ-TV

The Middle Georgia Christmas Parade will air on 13WMAZ-TV on Saturday, December 15 at 1 p.m. and again on Saturday, December 22 at 1 p.m.

Maintenance Scheduled in Twiggs County

Maintenance Scheduled in Twiggs County

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Twiggs County.  

The scheduled activity is expected to only require shoulder or median lane closures.

Crews are slated to mow along SR 19 and maintain signs along SR 96 this week between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Department of Driver Services to Close Saturday for Holiday Hours

Department of Driver Services to Close Saturday for Holiday Hours

Department of Driver Services across the State of Georgia closes Saturday, September 1 for the Labor Day holiday, according to a DDS news release.

DDS offices are always closed on Mondays. Offices statewide will reopen Tuesday, September 4.

The news release warns that the first business day after being closed is busy and to plan accordingly. If possible, visit Driver Services later in the week.

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