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Houston County Jobless Rate Released

Houston County Jobless Rate Released

The jobless rate for Houston County in December 2012 was 7.4 percent.

That's 1.4 percent lower than the state's unemployment rate of 8.8 percent

According to a state news release, unemployment rose to 9.2 percent from November's 8.7 percent rate, but it was down from December 2011 when the rate was 9.5 percent.

Officials claim the rise comes from a combination of factors, including a "slight increase" in new layoffs and a reduction in the area work force.

The uptick reflects a similar statewide trend. However, the jobless rate across Georgia only rose one-tenth of percentage point while metro Macon's rate jumped five-tenths of a percentage point.

RELATED | Unemployment in Georgia Rises in December 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. March to Head Through Perry

Martin Luther King Jr. March to Head Through Perry

A march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. heads through Perry Monday.

The march, sponsored by the Houston County Branch of the NAACP and the SCLC, is set for Monday at 9 al a.m.

The route begins at Oldfield Baptist Church and ends at New Hope Baptist Church on 1300 Washington Street in Perry.

Breakfast will be provided.

Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Today is my first day in the office for 2013. I intentionally took time off over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to step back from work, enjoy my family and clear my head. Now I’m back and ready to hit the ground running! How about you?

 

In the past I’ve never been much of a believer in writing down my goals or making them for that matter. It all seemed a little woo-woo and out there. However in 2012 I worked with a wonderful organizer and business coach Paris Love (www.parisloveinstitute.com) who convinced me of the importance of setting goals.

Houston County Centralizes School Registration in 2013

Houston County Centralizes School Registration in 2013

 

Beginning Jan. 14, 2013, registration for all new students and students changing school zones will be offered at one site.  The Central Registration office will be located at the Bert Rumble Complex. 

Linda Horne, Assistant Superintendent for School Operations, commented, “Our overall goal is to improve customer service.  This central site will help expedite the process, ensure consistency across all 38 of our schools, and make it more convenient for those with children in more than one school.”

The International Welcome Center will be co-located at this site. Valerie Noah will serve as the Central Registration Secretary.  In addition, the system’s Homeless Liaison will serve the system’s homeless families at this central location. 

The following items are required for registration:

·         Parent/Guardian photo identification

Testing Guides, Tips and Information Posted Online

Testing Guides, Tips and Information Posted Online

 

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – The Houston County School System offers students and parents numerous online study guides and testing tips.  Review materials for upcoming state assessments are posted to the Houston County Board of Education Testing Department page at http://www.hcbe.net/testing.aspx

Additional Georgia High School Graduation Test review materials supplied by the Teaching and Learning subject area coordinators have been posted to this site in an area named Georgia High School Graduation Review Materials.  These materials include practice assessments for some subjects and math videos to assist the students reviewing.

Each major assessment is hyperlinked below for quick access to testing dates and guides.  A list of some of the materials available on the Testing Department website follows. 

 

Chambers to Host Information Session on Charter Schools Amendment

Chambers to Host Information Session on Charter Schools Amendment

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional and Perry Area Chambers of Commerce will host an information session regarding the upcoming vote on the proposed Charter Schools Amendment.  The event will be held from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2012 at the Robins Regional Chamber; 1228 Watson Blvd. in Warner Robins.

Board of Education to Honor Years of Service

Board of Education to Honor Years of Service

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – The Houston County Board of Education will honor employees who have served 45, 35 or 30 years in the Houston County School System today, Oct. 16, 2012.  A reception will be held in their honor at 12:30 p.m. at the Eric P. Staples central office in Perry. 

The reception is sponsored by H.E.A. Federal Credit Union and Stevi B’s.  During the 1:00 p.m. Board meeting, honorees will be called to the stage individually to be presented a framed certificate, years of service pin, Board of Education lapel pin and Board of Education medallion by Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines and members of the Board.  The H.E.A. Federal Credit Union will also present the honorees with a gift. 

The employees who will be honored are listed below.

45 Years of Service

«    Robert Haynes, Veterans High School

35 Years of Service