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Robins Federal Credit Union Acquires Park Community Credit Union's Middle Georgia Assets

Robins Federal Credit Union Acquires Park Community Credit Union's Middle Georgia Assets

Effective April 1, Robins Federal Credit Union has acquired the assets and accounts of Park Community Credit Union in Middle Georgia. Robins Federal will open its 19th branch location at 2930 Riverside Drive, formerly Park Community Credit Union, and it will be a full service branch with drive-thru ATM services.

“This additional location will provide us with another opportunity to serve the residents of Bibb County and the surrounding areas. We are glad to continue to be a part of the Macon community, and look forward to building new relationships,” said John Rhea, President and CEO of Robins Federal Credit Union.

Branch hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (drive-thru only).

Macon's Unemployment Rate Declines in February

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Macon area declined to 10.3 percent in February, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.4 percent in January.

The jobless rate in the metro Macon area in February 2010 was 10.9 percent. 

The rate declined because the number of jobs increased by 400 and there were fewer layoffs in manufacturing, construction, retail trade, and administrative and support services.  

Unemployment rates decreased in 20 of the state’s 25 local areas, with five area rates remaining unchanged.  At 7.7 percent, metro Athens recorded the state’s lowest rate, while metro Dalton  had the highest at 12.2 percent.  

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!