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Monroe County School Named on State's Focus List

Monroe County School Named on State's Focus List

The Georgia Department of Education has released a list of 156 schools labeled "focus schools" under the new accountability system.

In Monroe County, William M. Hubbard Middle School made the focus list.

According to the Georgia Department of Education, focus schools are those with a graduation rate of less than sixty percent over the last two years or with large gaps between highest and lowest achieving subgroups of students.

Monroe County January Unemployment Rates

Monroe County January Unemployment Rates

Monroe County's unemployment rate for January was 8.8 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

That's compared to metro Macon's 9.9 percent unemployment rate for January.

But that's still less than a year ago, at 10.5 percent.

Sam Hall with the Georgia Department of Labor says the increases should not be cause for concern because seasonal workers leaving temporary holiday jobs play a major factor in the variation.

He says the important thing is the rate is lower than it was last year.

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Monroe County SPLOST Passes

Monroe County SPLOST Passes

The Monroe County SPLOST passes with 67% of the vote. 2826 voted yes, 1384 voted no.

Polls closed at 7 p.m.

'Super Tuesday' Voters Will Decide Questions in Monroe County

'Super Tuesday' Voters Will Decide Questions in Monroe County

Gingrich, Paul, Santorum and Romney won't be the only choices here in Central Georgia on March 6, Super Tuesday.

In Monroe County, people will decide whether to raise more than $30 million that will be split among the county and the cities of Forsyth and Culloden. Among other things, the money would pay for water and sewer improvements, road and bridge construction, library upgrades and a new emergency radio system.

Of course, voters everywhere in the state can vote on Georgia's Republican presidential primary, which includes Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum and several other candidates.