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Harveys supermarket to reopen as BI-LO

Harveys supermarket to reopen as BI-LO

Seventeen Harveys supermarket stores will be closing and reopening as Bi-Lo

The grocery stores will close Saturday for "minor renovations" and will reopen as Bi-Lo on May 23, according to a Bi-Lo news release.

The Georgia Harveys locations include Fort Valley, Gray, Macon, Montezuma, Fitzgerald, Albany, Ocilla, Sylvester, Tifton, Dawson and Cordele.

During the business conversion, all pharmacies will operate on normal business hours.

2014 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Winners

Here are the winners from the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway! Early bird prize: 2014 Chevy Cruze - Roger Sparks of Kathleen, Ga. $5,000 Phillips Furniture shopping spree - Jenny Fhaute of Kathleen, Ga. $1,000 gift card at Warner Robins supply, courtesy of First Response Services - Linda Sabian of Warner Robins, Ga.

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

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.

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

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.

Peach County unemployment rate hits 9.4 percent

Peach County unemployment rate hits 9.4 percent

Peach  County's unemployment rate hit 9.4 percent in January, above Central Georgia's regional average of 7.7 percent and Crawford County's 7.3 percent.

In January 2013, one year ago, the unemployment rate was 9.3 percent in Central Georgia, according to a release.

Central Georgia's regional unemployment estimation from the Georgia Department of Labor includes Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties.

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.

Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale this weekend

Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale this weekend

The 10th Annual Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale happens Friday and Saturday along US Hwy 341 from Barnesville to Jesup, GA.

This is not just any yard sale, this is a treasure trove of fun and bargains with antiques, locally crafted items, food and the traditional yard sale fare.  Look for the "Official" signs and banners.

For more information on this event or how to become an "Official Vendor", contact the Telfair County Chamber of Commerce at (229) 868-6365 or email rogers@telfairco.org

More information can also be found on www.peachestothebeaches.com