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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.

Wendy's to freshen up salad line

Wendy's to freshen up salad line

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Wendy's has big plans to return to its salad days.

On Tuesday, the burger chain will announce the March 17 national rollout of two new menu items to its salad lineup: an Asian Cashew Chicken Salad and a BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad. Also, Wendy's will announce plans to add more fresh veggies — cucumbers and red peppers — to its spiffed-up side salads,

Burger King puts lower-calorie fries in Kid's Meal

Burger King puts lower-calorie fries in Kid's Meal

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Burger King is tweaking its Kid's Meals with fries that are less nutritionally naughty.

The burger giant Tuesday announced that its crinkle-cut Satisfries -- with 40% less fat and 30% fewer calories than McDonald's fries -- will immediately become the standard fries served in Burger King Kid's Meals nationally. Although BK charges slightly more for Satisfries with adult meals, it will not charge more for its Kid's Meals.

For Kids to Do: March events at the Centerville library

For Kids to Do: March events at the Centerville library

The Centerville Public Library has posted their events for March. They have something for all ages – from babies to teens.  See you there!

March Library Events Calendar

Peach County students aim to "Read the Most Coast to Coast"

Peach County students aim to "Read the Most Coast to Coast"

--Submitted by  Peach County Schools

Students  in the Peach County School System  are preparing for a nationwide effort to “Read the Most Coast to Coast” on Friday, February 28, 2014. They are among hundreds of thousands of students who will join in this 3rd annual reading challenge.

Read the Most Coast to Coast encourages students to read more and take part in a one-day effort to beat the record for the number of Accelerated Reader Quizzes taken in one day. Last school year, students set a new one-day record of 4,409,622 quizzes.

In grades K-8, as many as 2300 students will take part in this shared effort to top a national reading record.   All students who participate will receive a Certificate of National Participation.

Opening Weekend at Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds!

Opening Weekend at Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds!

Opening weekend of the 2014 David Ragan Ford ET Racing Series for Summit points.

Gates open Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Whether you come as a spectator or a racer, this weekend is sure to be a "racing" good time. Bring the entire family for a weekends of family fun!

For more details visit www.silverdollarraceway.com