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Westside Senior Named Work-Based Learning Region 5 Student of the Year

Westside Senior Named Work-Based Learning Region 5 Student of the Year

Taylor Babbs, a graduating senior at Westside High School, was chosen as Work-Based Learning (WBL) Student of the Year for Region 5. Each candidate was judged based on their WBL involvement, letters of recommendation, résumé and their response to the following questions: How has your WBL experience prepared or shaped your future career goals? Where do you see yourself in 5 years, and then 10 years? What coursework has prepared you for work and your future career?

Taylor, an employee at Chick-fil-A, has been an exceptional leader throughout her entire high school career. In addition to being President of her DECA chapter, Taylor was also Captain of the Westside High School Cheerleading Squad, an Officer in the Westside High School Air Force JROTC Program, as well as being voted Best All-Around by her fellow classmates.

Job openings in Macon

Job openings in Macon

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Monroe Co. stakes claim on north Bibb land

Monroe Co. stakes claim on north Bibb land

Monroe County has fired a new shot in their long-running border battle with Bibb County.

They've posted a new sign on Forsyth Road showing where they believe the actual border is. It's less than a half-mile south of the traditional border line.

Bibb County officials have added to the sign -- calling Monroe's border "contested."

The two counties have battled for years on where the border should be drawn.

Last year, a Fulton County judge ordered the border moved several hundred yards into Bibb County.

That would have moved dozens of homes and millions of dollars in property into Monroe County.

But earlier this year, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled the Fulton judge was wrong.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on this story today.


Job openings in Macon, Gordon

Job openings in Macon, Gordon

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

What's really wrong with Wal-Mart

What's really wrong with Wal-Mart

By Matt Krantz, USA TODAY

Shares of Wal-Mart aren’t just struggling because the company missed first quarter earnings forecasts, although that didn’t help.

Pre-teen entrepreneur camp in Middle Georgia puts kids to work for themselves

Pre-teen entrepreneur camp in Middle Georgia puts kids to work for themselves

According to the National Youth Employment Coalition, youth employment is at a 60-year low. While some kids vie for summer jobs, Building Young Entrepreneurs will put them to work for themselves.

Building Young Entrepreneurs (BYE) is a program for middle school students created to recruit and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. During the 8-week camp, students will learn to develop a real business, raise start-up funds, and pitch their idea at the end of the summer. The curriculum includes emphasis on writing, networking, and presentation skills. Camp goers will see real examples of entrepreneurs their age running successful businesses.

Job openings in Macon

Job openings in Macon

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.