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Centerpoint Church to Hold Egg Hunt

Centerpoint Church to Hold Egg Hunt

Centerpoint Church holds an egg hunt at North Peach Park in Byron on Saturday, April 7.

The event starts at 2:30 p.m.  Attendees are asked to bring picnic food and an item to share.

There will be a playground and shaded pavilion as well.

FVSU Holds 'Justice for Trayvon' Event

FVSU Holds 'Justice for Trayvon' Event

 

“Justice For Trayvon”

Thursday, March 29

11 a.m. • Wildcat Stadium

FVSU students, faculty and staff are invited to Wildcat Stadium in support of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old Florida teen who was killed on Feb. 26.

 

Participants are asked to wear hoodies to the event.

Peach, Crawford Counties January Unemployment Rate

Peach, Crawford Counties January Unemployment Rate

Peach County's unemployment rate for January was 11.6 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

Crawford County's unemployment rate in January was 10 percent.

That's compared to metro Macon's 9.9 percent unemployment rate for January.

But that's still less than a year ago, at 10.5 percent.

Sam Hall with the Georgia Department of Labor says the increases should not be cause for concern because seasonal workers leaving temporary holiday jobs play a major factor in the variation.

How to add an event to 13WMAZ's community calendar

How to add an event to 13WMAZ's community calendar

Need to add an event? Just head over to the events section and click "Add an event." You'll then add all of the information.

Other community members will be able to see your event in the calendar. 

 

 

Mbata Presents Research to the Georgia Peanut Commission

Mbata Presents Research to the Georgia Peanut Commission

 

The National Peanut Board marks March as National Peanut Month. Annually, Georgia farmers produce nearly 42 percent of the nation’s favorite cash crop which ends up in snacks, lunchboxes and dinner tables across the country. The beloved plant, however, is under attack by insect Pangaeus bilineatus. This peanut burrowing beetle devours the mature pod, damaging produce and eating away at farmers’ livelihoods.

Recently, Dr. George Mbata, Fort Valley State University’s biology chair, and David Shapiro-Ilan, a USDA-ARS, Southeast Fruit and Tree Nut Research Unit researcher, presented a progress report on new methods to control the insect during the Georgia Peanut Commission’s annual meeting held on the University of Georgia’s Tifton campus.

Peach County SPLOST Passes

Peach County SPLOST Passes

8:50 p.m. Peach County SPLOST passes with 1889 votes. That's 68% of the vote.

8 p.m. 67% vote for the Peach County SPLOST with 45% of precincts reporting.

Polls closed at 7 p.m.

Check back for poll results in your county here.

'Super Tuesday' Voters Will Decide Questions in Peach County

'Super Tuesday' Voters Will Decide Questions in Peach County

Gingrich, Paul, Santorum and Romney won't be the only choices here in Central Georgia on March 6, Super Tuesday.

Peach County voters will decide on a $21 million SPLOST that would pay for road and bridge projects, improvements to city and county buildings, vehicles, recycling equipment and more. Peach County will split the money with the cities of Byron and Fort Valley.

Of course, voters everywhere in the state can vote on Georgia's Republican presidential primary, which includes Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum and several other candidates.