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Pet of the Week | Sadie the Dog

Pet of the Week | Sadie the Dog

Sadie, a female shepherd/husky mix is a calm, peaceful dog who needs a good home.

She's currently awaiting a new home at Monroe County Animal Control.

She's between one to two years old.

Call 478-994-7976.

Monroe County's Unemployment Rate Rises in July

Monroe County's Unemployment Rate Rises in July

Monroe County's unemployment rate rose to 8.6 percent in July from June's 8.3 percent, according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.

That compares to Metro Macon's 10.3 percent in July and Georgia's overall unemployment rate of 9.3 percent.

Monroe County is one of 22 counties with an unemployment rate between eight and 8.9 percent. That means 14 percent of Georgian counties had an unemployment rate of 8-8.9 percent last month.

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

Tuesday marks Election Day.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

When you go to vote, be sure to take your Georgia license, passport or military photo ID. You'll need to show that before voting.

If you need to doublecheck your polling location, enter your information and the database will show you where you're registered.

RELATED | 13WMAZ's Election Coverage

Help is Only A Sniff Away

Help is Only A Sniff Away

Submitted by Lt. Shane Cook, Public Information Officer, Monroe County Emergency Services

 

Monroe County Emergency Services recently used a canine tracking team to search for missing youths. A lot of folks have been asking where this team came from. The answer is, right here in Monroe County!

Paramedic Captain Jason Lott,  and his three-year-old German Shephard, "Scooter," have been working as a team for about three years. Scooter was born as the runt of the litter and was not expected to even survive.

Scooter's mother weened him after only three days. It's then that Captain Lott's son, Christopher, decided to bottle feed Scooter and kept him in his room. From that day on, Scooter was raised by Christopher. After a year, Scooter was placed outside in various fences, kennels and enclosures, but managed to escape from every one!

Jarrell Plantation Hosts Independence Day Event

Jarrell Plantation Hosts Independence Day Event

Get on your red, white, and blue, pack a picnic lunch, and head to Jarrell Plantation for a traditional noon reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by 3-legged race, egg toss, tug-of-war and other competitions. Living history crafts and skills throughout the day.

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.  

Monroe County Among Georgia's Lowest Unemployment Rates

Monroe County Among Georgia's Lowest Unemployment Rates

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in Monroe County was  7.4 percent in May.

Monroe County is one of 30 Georgian counties below eight percent.

That's below Georgia's overall unemployment rate of 8.9 percent.

Metro Macon rose to 9.4 percent in May, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in April, a Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

The rate was 10.1 percent in May 2011. 

Overall, Georgia's unemployment rate remained unchanged from April to May in 2011 and is down from May 2010, where the unemployment rate was 9.8 percent.