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Students Win Region & State FBLA Competition

In late January, students from six high schools and one middle school competed at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Region Leadership Conference held at Wesleyan College. In March, FBLA members from all 7 high schools participated in the State Leadership Conference in Atlanta, and fifteen placed in their events Also, the Hutchings Career Center received a Bronze Chapter Award in recognition of their activities throughout the year. Students compete in multiple areas that include computer skills, presentations, and business knowledge assessments.

"The FBLA competition is a great experience because it really challenges your knowledge and is so much fun,” says Howard High student Justin Harvell. He competed in Team Management Decision Making event and placed 6th in the state.  “When you do well in one of your competitions, it really helps your confidence and gives you a feeling you just can’t explain."

Step 1... Google BLOG

Step 1... Google BLOG

That's right. I had to get a proper definition of what a 'BLOG' actually is. Sure, I've read a couple. I just needed to be sure.

My first 'Blog', I guess, should be about the excitement that was this weekend's Cherry Blossom events. Thursday, I had not yet attended many of the activities of the past week and a half as I was a part of the huge group of Staff Students and volunteers at Macon State College responsible for making the Balloon Glow come off without a hitch! Though tired, I decided to venture out to Central City to experience some of it for myself.

I arrived in time to see Mighty Mcfly take the stage playing all of the Hits from my High School days and now, the 'old school' songs my son plays in The Middle School Band. After making a couple jokes with my Hipster friends, we all came to the realization that these guys were pretty tough. Anyone that can nail the solos of Neal Schon, and Eddie Van Halen is okay by me!

Fountain Carwash Plans to Open Around Lunchtime

Because of the weather, Fountain Express Carwash tells us they will try to open around lunchtime.


Halluva Auction

A Halluva Auction is the one auction this year you don't want to miss!  Vacation packages, fine art, one-of-a-kind experiences and a chance to win $10,000! 

A Halluva Auction's website says the event is to support vital downtown institutions: The Cherry Blossom Festival, The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and NewTown Macon.

The event is scheduled for June 19 at the Terminal Station in Downtown Macon.

Big Screen Movie Night: Pretty in Pink

Tonight in Tattnall Square Park, the movie Pretty in Pink will be shown on a big screen.

The College Hill Corridor is announcing on its Facebook page that  the person with the pinkest outfit tonight will win TWO TICKETS to the Corey Crowder and Ocha La Rocha concert this Saturday.

Show starts at 8 p.m.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, and friends! All are welcome!

Mercer Village Hosts St. Patty's Day Party

At the St. Patrick's Day party in Mercer Village, Jonathan Wisdom and Caleb Thornley performed an acoustic set.

The video clip shows the guys covering "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls. Wisdom is a member of Macon-based band theKey and Thornley is a Mercer University freshman.

During the event, Barnes & Noble at Mercer University was officially welcomed to the Corridor with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening.


Sen. Brown and Rep. Epps Hold Public Hearings

Sen. Robert Brown (D-Macon) and Rep. Bubber Epps (D-Dry Branch) together will hold two public hearings on Saturday, March 6.

At the first, to be held at the Twiggs County Courthouse, Sen. Brown and Rep. Epps will seek input on House Bill 274 and Senate Bill 110 that could affect a Twiggs County landfill, and will also seek input on proposed salary increases for the Twiggs County Board of Education.

The second public hearing will be held at the Bibb Substation on Jeffersonville Road, also to discuss House Bill 274 and Senate Bill 110. House Bill 274, if passed, would re-introduce yard trimmings and vegetative matter to landfills in Georgia.

Who: State Sen. Robert Brown (D-Macon) and Rep. Bubber Epps (D-Dry Branch)

What: Public Hearing # 1 to discuss proposed changes affecting the Twiggs County landfill and to discuss proposed salary increases for Twiggs County Board of Education