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Arts, Antique gallery to open on Cherry Street

Arts, Antique gallery to open on Cherry Street

A new arts and antique gallery opens downtown on Cherry Street Wednesday.

Travis Jean celebrates with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. today. They're located at 530 Cherry Street.

Cherry Blossom Festival officially opens Friday

Cherry Blossom Festival officially opens Friday

It's time to wear pink in honor of Macon's Cherry Blossom Festival.

The official opening ceremony kicks off the festival Friday, March 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Central City Park.

Then, festival-goers can enjoy trolley tours, cemetery spirit strolls, a military ball, lantern tours and a concert, all on Friday.

Macon has a "Need for Speed"

Macon has a "Need for Speed"

Last April, Central Georgians spotted a silver Mustang, built for racing, speeding through Macon. Thursday night, it raced onto silver screens as the movie "Need for Speed' cruised into theaters. 13WMAZ's Elise Brown camped out at the AmStar 16 on Zebulon Road to catch audiences on their way in and out of the first showing. David Jones chose to celebrate his birthday by seeing the film.

Hutchings students dressing for success each Wednesday

Hutchings students dressing for success each Wednesday

Hutchings Career Center students have been participating in “Dress for Success” Wednesdays. This weekly event allows them to project an image of professionalism and credibility.

Through this activity students develop and sharpen their professional image and "promotability."

This activity also looks at all aspects of the business image from body language and dress to meeting etiquette, interview skills and conflict management with co-workers.

9 retailers closing the most stores

9 retailers closing the most stores

(USA TODAY) -- Brick-and-mortar retailers have been suffering from slow economic activity for years, as well as from increased competition from online retailers. The rise in store closings is a prominent sign of their struggles. Weakened companies cannot afford the real estate and personnel costs that go along with supporting hundreds of unprofitable locations. The clearest proof of the problem was RadioShack's recent decision to close more than 1,000 stores.

Kohl's scholarship program application phase ends Friday

Kohl's scholarship program application phase ends Friday

Visit kohlskids.com for more information.

Area unemployment rates fall

Area unemployment rates fall

Central Georgia's unemployment rate continues to dip, falling from 7.8 to 7.7 percent from December to January.

The rate has declined mostly because the amount of new layoffs decreased by 41 percent, according to a release.

In January 2013, one year ago, the unemployment rate was 9.3 percent.