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Unemployment Rates Rise in June

 

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Macon increased to 10.6 percent in June, up six-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in May. The jobless rate in metro Macon in June a year ago was 10.5 percent.

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

“The increase was caused primarily by two seasonal factors,” said Butler. “There were layoffs among non-contract public school employees, such as bus drivers and janitorial workers, and an increase in the labor force, as students began looking for permanent or part-time jobs.”

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. 

$1 Hot-Air Balloon Icon, Helps The Children's Hospital

 

Starting today, July 26, Kroger customers can purchase $1 hot-air balloon icons which will benefit The Children’s Hospital at the Medical Center of Central Georgia – a Children’s Miracle Network member hospital.   

You can participate today through August 13.

 

CMN, one of the world’s leading children’s charities, is a nonprofit organization that raises money for more than 170 hospitals, collectively impacting the lives of more children than any other children’s organization in the world. CMN donations help ensure children’s hospitals have resources to help diagnose or treat every disease and injury imaginable, thus saving and improving the lives of 17 million children each year.

13WMAZ Declares Tuesday Operation Back to School

Today is Operation Back to School Day!

13WMAZ be collecting your donations at Wal-Marts in Macon, Warner Robins, Perry, Forsyth, Dublin and Milledgeville from noon to 7 p.m. today.

**These donations will be given to organizations to disperse in the communities they are collected. You can donate school supplies to the cause, but supplies will not actually be given out at the individual Wal-marts. 

Too Many Phone Books?

Too Many Phone Books?

How many phone books do you have in your home? Do you really use them? Do you want to stop getting them on your doorstep? Learn how to opt-out of local phone directories.

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Third Thursday Party in Mercer Village

Third Thursday Party in Mercer Village

Thursday, July 21 from 6-9 p.m.

New Business Opens in Mercer Village

 

Fountain of Juice opened their second location this week in the Lofts at Mercer Village.

That's according to a College Hill Corridor release.

Fountain of Juice is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to  3 p.m. 

An official grand opening happens August 24 during a Back to School Bash for the other retailers in Mercer Village. Those businesses include Margaritas and Designer Tan. 

Organize Your Kitchen Utensils

Organize Your Kitchen Utensils

Are you cooking utensils taking over your kitchen drawers? Click here to see my latest adventure in organizing my own kitchen!

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Andi Willis is the owner and Chief Organizing Officer for Good Life Organizing. She is passionate about helping people find creative solutions to organizing their homes and simplifying their lives. From bedrooms to playrooms, home offices to kitchens, no project is too large or too small to tackle. Working with clients from busy moms to busy executives, Andi can help you get past the clutter and get on with your life!