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Where to Get your Hunting or Fishing License

Hunting and fishing license agents in Monroe County, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website.

FORSYTH, GA   31029
(478) 994-0163

FORSYTH, GA   31029

MACON, GA   31220
(478) 935-8515

Monroe County Unemployment Rates in June

Monroe County Unemployment Rates in June

Monroe County's unemployment rate comes in at 9.3 percent for the month of June.

That's according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.


The lowest area rate, at 8.0 percent, was recorded in Warner Robins, while the highest, at 12.8 percent, was in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha area near Dublin. 

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent in June, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.8 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 10 percent in June a year ago.

June marked the 47th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.2 percent, up from 9.1 percent in May. 

Frog Slog: Learn to Identify Frog Callings

Learn how to identify frogs by their calls, then try to identify the frogs you hear and maybe even find one.

This is taking place at High Falls State Park on Saturday, July 9 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Wear shoes that can get wet. Meet at the swimming pool pavilion.

$2 per person plus $5 parking.

Call 478-993-3053 for more information.

From Couch to 5K!

Have you been wanting to start running (again) but can't find the motivation to get off the couch?

Starting a new workout routine can be the most difficult part of exercising.

Tomorrow, Saturday June 18, you can start your work out routine at 8:30 a.m. with the "From Couch to 5K" program at High Falls State Park!

This program will take you from sitting to running a 5K (3.1 miles) in 9 weeks. No running experience is needed. (Motivation provided.)

Wear running shoes and bring plenty of water.

Meet outside the High Falls State park office on the lake side.

It's $20 for 9 weeks, $5 parking.

478-993-3053 for more information!

If you take part in this, let us know how it goes at whereyoulive@13wmaz.com!

Nature Near You

Nature Near You

Sounds silly to have to seek out nature when it appears to be all around us.

But www.naturefind.com has taken it upon themselves to be searchable so that you can find nature near you, where you can enjoy it. (Driving by a crowd of pine trees on your way to work doesn't count, sorry.)

I searched Macon, Ga and found the following day-trip type adventures within 40 miles:

It's National Running Day!

National Running Day is today, June 1!

You can search for a group run Where You Live

A group run is listed for the Macon Trails from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Here are 10 Ways to Celebrate National Running Day. And no, running is not listed 10 times. :)



Relay for Life: Which Survivor Inspires You?

 In honor of the Relay for Life events that are happening, or have happened in the area, we want to hear your survivor stories.

Is there a cancer survivor who has inspired you? How do they inspire you?

We want to hear your stories! Tell us by using the commenting feature on this article.