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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.

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.

Job Openings in Warner Robins

Job Openings in Warner Robins

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 see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.



    Job Title:    Site Supervisor
    Location:    Warner Robins GA
    Pay:          N/A
    Education:  12 Year/GED
    Job Number:GA8035570
    Twelve (12) months experience managing a medical office; high school diploma or GED.


    • Job Title:    Electricians/Electrical Apprentices
      Location:    Warner Robins GA
      Pay: N/A
      Education:  12 Years/GED
      Job Number:GA8035097
      Twenty-four (24) months experience performing electrical work; valid driver's license; high school diploma or GED. Employer will waive experience requirement for candidates with a diploma or certificate in industrial maintenance or candidates that have completed electrical courses or training.
    • Job Title:    Boom Truck/ Crane Operator
      Location:    Warner Robins GA
      Pay:          N/A
      Education:  N/A
      Job Number:GA8034990
      Twelve (12) months experience operating crane/boom truck; must have NCCCO crane certifications.

Fort Valley State to Hold Clinic for Peach County Job Seekers

Fort Valley State to Hold Clinic for Peach County Job Seekers


FORT VALLEY, GA. – Job seekers are invited to Thomas Public Library for a daylong event of free activities for work preparation and professional development. On Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the following topics will be covered: finding a job and keeping it, basic computer training and résumé writing.

The library is located at 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Fort Valley.

Classes will be in Fort Valley State University’s 48-foot tractor-trailer that is equipped with computers. Participants can show up and are not required to pre-register; lunch and childcare will not be provided.

Attendees will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with experts to improve their interviewing skills and receive career counseling.

Peach Chamber Change of Address

The Peach County Chamber of Commerce no longer has its P.O. Box address.

All mail can be sent to their physical address: 201 Oakland Heights Parkway, Fort Valley, Ga 31030.

That's according to a Peach County Chamber of Commerce release.

Salmander Springs Farm Hosts Homestead Tour

A guided tour of Salamander Springs Farm, a 50-acre homestead owned by Debby Waugh will take place February 25 at 10:30 a.m. Waugh will conduct the tour.

The homestead has been in development 15 years, since Waugh first bought the land, a Davis Farms news release says.

The entire homestead is an "off the grid" homestead, using solar power and conservation techniques to reduce the footprint of the homestead. Debby is a Certified Permaculturist, and has hosted over 300 volunteers since she first started.

Carpools from Roberta and Macon will be organized.

If you plan on attending and are interested in carpooling e-mail Naomi at davisfarmssa@aol.com with your location and if you are willing to use your vehicle and how many it will hold.