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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.

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Perry CVB Named January Business of the Month

Perry CVB Named January Business of the Month

Perry, GA-The Business Development Committee of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes the Perry Convention and Visitors Bureau as its Business of the Month for January 2013. This award makes them eligible for the Business of the Year Award. During the ceremony, held January 8th at the Welcome Center, 2012 Chamber Chairman Rob Brooks and 2013 Business Development Chair Kelsey Hartman presented Sheila Jones and her staff with the Perry Area Chamber’s award.  In attendance were Councilman William Jackson and Joe Posey and other Perry area business leaders, as well as Perry Chamber President & CEO Stacy Campbell. Celebrating the award with Sheila Jones, Executive Director of the CVB, were members of the CVB Authority, friends, and employees of the Organization.

I-75 Lane Closes for Guardrail Repair

I-75 Lane Closes for Guardrail Repair

An I-75 northbound lane will be closed for guardrail repairs this week in Peach County.

According to the Department of Transportation news release, that's near mile markers 148, 149 and 151.  on Tuesday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

See the full schedule, released by the GDOT.

 

Saturday, December 15

I-75 SB at mile marker 146, 7 p.m. until 5 a.m., left lane and shoulder, near Exit 146 (SR 247 Connector/Centerville Road)

Sunday, December 16

I-75 SB at mile marker 146, 7 p.m. until 5 a.m., left lane and shoulder, near Exit 146 (SR 247 Connector/Centerville Road)

Monday, December 17

I-75 NB between mile markers 146 and 147, 7 p.m. until 5 a.m., near Exit 146 (SR 247 Connector/Centerville Road)

Tuesday, December 18

Construction on I-75 North Through Monroe, Bibb, Houston

Construction on I-75 North Through Monroe, Bibb, Houston

Expect various I-75 shoulder closures along I-75 North and South for guardrail repairs through Monroe, Bibb and Houston counties.

Here's the detailed schedule from Georgia Department of Transportation:

 

  • Sunday, September 30

Houston: I-75 SB at mile marker 133, 7 p.m. until 8 p.m., near Exit 134 (South Perry Parkway)

                  I-75 NB at mile marker, 132, 8 p.m. until 10 p.m.

                  I-75 NB at mile marker, 134, 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.

 

Overnight Work on I-75 Through Dooly County

Overnight Work on I-75 Through Dooly County

If you're traveling through the night in Dooly County, you'll want to pay attention to the lane closure this weekend.

Contractors have plans to close a lane on each side of I-75 over night from Friday through Sunday, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation news release.

That's between mile markers 104 and 105. 

If you're driving through the area, you'll want to be cautious and slow down.

Guardrail Repair to Close I-75 Lane, Shoulder

Guardrail Repair to Close I-75 Lane, Shoulder

Guardrail repairs take place along I-75 through Houston County starting Thursday, September 20, according to a GDOT news release.

That's between mile markers 132 and 140.

How this affects I-75:

  •  I-75 southbound, beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 20 until 2 a.m., Friday, September 21, left lane closure between mile markers 140 to 133
  • I-75 northbound, 2 a.m. until 4 a.m., Friday, September 21, left lane closure at mile marker 132 

 

Maintenance Scheduled Along I-75, SR 11, SR 7

Maintenance Scheduled Along I-75, SR 11, SR 7

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Houston County.  

The scheduled activity is expected to only require shoulder or median lane closures.

Litter pickup is planned along I-75 and ditch maintenance is scheduled for SR 11 and SR 7.