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District Hosts Summer Commencement Ceremony

District Hosts Summer Commencement Ceremony

About 40 students participated in the District's Summer Graduation Ceremony on Friday, August 23, in Central High School's Auditorium. Interim Superintendent Dr. E. Steven Smith was the featured speaker.

"I want to commend you for your courage, for your patience, for your perseverance," Dr. Smith said. "You have reached a point in your life where you are just beginning to take off. I encourage you and I challenge you, don't let this be the end of your learning."

Dr. Smith spoke to graduates about his experience as a life-long learner and encouraged them to continue their own education, no matter the next step in their life.

"I encourage you to do likewise," he said. "Don't give up on yourself. Keep working, keep striving, keep climbing, and reach that last rung on the ladder, and you'll be extremely proud of yourself."

Job Openings in Macon

Job Openings in Macon

Each week the Georgia Department of Labor shares job openings in the area. 
We post these each Thursday.

 

Job Title:    Hotel Housekeeper

Location:    Macon GA
Pay:          $7.50 per Hour
Education:  12 Years
Job Number: GA8116073
Job requires HS diploma/GED and one (1) experience as a housekeeper in a hotel environment. Must be able to clean up to 16 rooms daily and work overtime if necessary.

Job Title:    SHEET METAL MECHANIC
Location:    MACON GA
Pay:          $14.00 to $16.00 per Hour
Education:  12 Years
Job Number: GA8093019
Must have High School Diploma/GED. Must have 4 years sheet metal roofing experience (aircraft sheet metal experience not acceptable). Must have welding experience. Must have valid GA driver's license.

Job Title:    SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, HEAVY INDUSTRIAL
Location:    Macon GA
Pay:          $90,000.00 to $110,000.00 per Year
Education:  Bachelor Degree
Job Number: GA8104017
Job requires a BS in engineering or BA in architecture. Degrees in engineering technology or engineering management will also be considered. Must be a fully licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect in at least one US state, preferably in Arkansas or GA, for reciprocity in either state LEED AP. Must have eight (8)+ years of experience managing heavy industrial building design projects within an Engineering firm. Must have experience using the following programs: Deltek Vision, Microsoft Project or similar project management software, AutoCAD, Autodesk, refit Bentley BIN or other BIN software. Employer states, ability to travel is required. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Job Title:    Maintenance Manager
Location:    Macon GA
Pay:          Negotiable
Education:  Bachelor Degree
Job Number: GA8116232
Job requires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five plus (5+) years supervisory experience in a technically related area. Must have demonstrated understanding of the fundamentals of preventive maintenance, vibration analysis, oil analysis and engineering principles. Must also have knowledge of maintenance requirements of mineral processing equipment, including spray drying, cryogenic systems, magnetic separator, computers, controllers, plant electrical systems and processes.

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.

October Festivals in Central Georgia

October Festivals in Central Georgia

USA TODAY

Middle Georgia -- sometimes referred to as Central Georgia or the Heart of Georgia -- is home to several bustling small cities, including Macon, a cultural and educational center for the region; Milledgeville, a former state capital; and Warner Robins, the metropolitan area around Robins Air Force Base. Though many of the cities in this area have festivals throughout the year -- including Dublin's St. Patrick's Day celebration and Forsyth's March Forsythia Festival -- the region's mild autumn weather in Middle Georgia makes October a popular time for festivals.

Near Macon

In late October, the Riverside Cemetery conservation group hosts a spooky evening celebration. Tour the pre-Civil War cemetery, where you'll run into the spirits of notable folks from Macon's past, including escaped slaves-turned-celebrities and Southern belles with nerves of steel. Unlike most festivals, the aptly named Spirits in October celebration requires you to sign up in advance to participate, because only a limited number of participates can join each walking tour. Tours take place every half-hour between 6 and 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and the event usually takes place the weekend before Halloween.

Near Perry

Check out Georgia arts and crafts, ranging from word carvings to cornshuck weaving to pottery, and tap your feet to Appalachian music and gospel singalongs at the Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival. This semi-annual celebration devoted to old-fashioned skills takes place in March and October just north of Perry. In addition to music and crafts, you'll find demonstrations of vintage skills, such as tatting lace and braiding bullwhips, as well as hayrides, storytelling and special performances. Though kids are encouraged to join the festivities, pets aren't allowed, so plan accordingly.

Near Milledgeville

You'll find local and national bands, plenty of kids activities, live stage shows and arts and crafts at the annual Deep Roots Festival in Milledgeville. The festival takes place every year in late October. One of the biggest attractions at the festival is the People's Choice BBQ Championship, where festival attendees can sample and cast their vote for the festival's best pulled pork. The festival also hosts several other contests, and there are prizes for photography, crafts, cooking and more.

Near Eatonton

In Eatonton, the Briar Patch Arts Festival is an October highlight. The festival, which started in 2010, gets its name from the works of Joel Chandler Harris, who was born in Eatonton, and features work by local artists and craftspeople. Bands set up on live music stages throughout the festival, so you can check out local music while you browse the offerings at the booths.

Job Openings in Macon

Job Openings in Macon

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.

Job Openings in Macon

Job Openings in Macon

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.

Job Title:    Cook

Job Openings in Macon

Job Openings in Macon

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.

Job Openings in Macon

Job Openings in Macon

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.