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Byron Road Closures Planned for 5K Race

Byron Road Closures Planned for 5K Race

Byron's Susan G Komen 5K Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 19, will close a few roads starting at 8 a.m.

Other roadways will begin closing around 8:45 a.m. according to a Byron Police news release.

Race participants can park behind Byron Elementary and Byron Middle schools. Parking won't be allowed on White Road.

The following roads will be closed:

  • White Road from Peavy and James E Williams to GA 49
  • Walker Road from Allred to White Road
  • Majestic Oak Circle
  • Willow Oak Way
  • Red Oak Road from Willow Oak Way to White Road

Job Opening in Fort Valley

Job Opening in Fort Valley

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. You can also check out other jobs on the Georgia Department of Labor's website.

Job Openings in Central Georgia

Job Openings in Central Georgia

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

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

Road Maintenance Scheduled in Peach County

Road Maintenance Scheduled in Peach County

Routine road maintenance has been scheduled through Dooly, Houston, Macon, Peach, Pulaski, Bibb, Monroe and Twiggs counties this week, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Most of this tentatively scheduled work will only mean a shoulder or median lane closure.

The road work is scheduled Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. as long as the weather allows.

Here's where to expect maintenance:


--Mowing SR 27 and SR 230


--Litter pick-up along I-75 between mile markers 123 and 140

--Trimming overgrown vegetation along SR 11


Guardrail Repair Scheduled Near I-75 Exit 149

Guardrail Repair Scheduled Near I-75 Exit 149

Georgia Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists attention to crews working on I-75 this week.

They plan to replace guardrails on I-75 north and southbound between mile markers 152 and 153 Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. near Exit 149, according to a release.

Saturday Road Race to Close Peach County Roads

Saturday Road Race to Close Peach County Roads

Police will close roads during the Peach Regional Medical Center's road race Saturday.

Starting at 7:30 a.m. until around 11 a.m. when the road race finishes, the following roads will be closed, according to a release from Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese.

--Georgia Hwy 49 Northbound from Avery Drive to Ga. Hwy 247 connector
A detour will be routed onto Moseley Road to Newell Road to Hwy 49.

--Hwy 247 connector will be closed, both east and westbound from Powersville Road to Walker Road.

Westbound traffic will detour around the closure on to Walker Road to Kay Road to Powersville Road. 
Eastbound traffic will be detoured onto Powersville Road to Kay Road to Walker Road.

Police will direct traffic at each intersection.

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

Where You Live is WMAZ's hyperlocal feature. This means that we are helping bring you more community-specific news more often.

We have websites for these communities:

Dooly-Macon County
Warner Robins
obins AFB

These community websites are a place for you and your community members to share information.

To join our team and share with folks just like yourself, all you have to do is email us your email address and name whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

From there, we set up an account for you. This account lets you log in to your community site and post photo galleries, concerts, community events, 100th birthday parties, your concerns, latest creative projects, how-to advice and anything else you want people in your area to know.

Once you have an account, here are some examples of how you can stay involved Where You Live:

(These are just ideas to get you started. Feel free to come up with your own blog ideas!)

  • Post about your hobby: 
    Music reviews 
    Movie reviews 
    Local fashion


  • Are you that person who always takes photos at the high school's football games or at community festivals?  You can log in with your new account and create a gallery to show off your photos on our site.
  • Have a story idea that may need a reporter in our newsroom? Send us a news tip by emailing eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com
  • Where You Live is your space for public conversation.  Feel free to comment on others' articles. New ideas can crop up just from simple conversations with others.
  • See something bizarre around town? Take a (cell phone) photo and post it to your community site! Maybe someone else will know the background story.
  • Add an event to our community calendar. Click "Add an Event"  on your community site's event section.
  • Like" us on Facebook to include your local news, breaking news and weather warnings and watches in your Facebook feed.
  • Follow us on Twitter for breaking news and weather updates.