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Knight Neighborhood Challenge Round Three Grants Announced

Twelve projects to enhance historic College Hill received $172,075 today as part of the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, a grant program to fund residents’ best ideas for strengthening a sense of place in the area.


The awards in this third round of the challenge range from $1,100 to plant native trees in the Corridor to $75,000 to build the successful College Hill Façade Loan Program.

Recipients are both residents of the College Hill area and Macon’s established institutions.

February Friday Fest Schedule

February Friday Fest Schedule

Friday, February 4 will bring a blues fusion band from Thomaston, GA known as Long Hot Summer.

This part of Friday Fest will take place in The Red Room.

The Red Room is located at 580 Cherry St. in Downtown Macon.

For more information, call 478-550-2185.

Bibb County Superintendent Investiture to be Streamed Online

The Investiture of Dr. Romain Dallemand as the Bibb County School District Superintendent on Monday, January 31 will be streamed online LIVE beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The stream can be viewed by clicking here: http://mediasuite.streamingfaith.com/playerlive.php?s=o7h975qi&doResize=false 

The invited guests include local & state political leaders, Middle Georgia RESA Superintendents, presidents of area colleges, principals with identified school leaders, district administrators, and local media.

A formal program will include greetings from the business community and local leaders, teacher and student representatives, student performances, and Dr. Dallemand taking his Oath of Office.

Georgia Cancer Specialists Collect More than 3,500 Bags

Georgia Cancer Specialists Collect More than 3,500 Bags

Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS)—a Top 10 private cancer practice in the U.S.—collected 3,530 new and nearly bags during the ninth annual Totes to Tots suitcase drive for foster children.

The event was held Friday, January 21, at 22 GCS offices across the state, a GCS news release says.

Totes to Tots delivers new or nearly new backpacks and kid-sized suitcases to foster children in Georgia—from infants to teenagers—many of whom must shuffle their belongings from home to home in garbage bags during frequent relocations.

The annual volunteer event was first launched by GCS in 2003 and has collected and distributed more than 25,500 bags.

Originally held on Martin Luther King Day as a way to honor Dr. King’s vision and give back to the community, Totes is now held on the Friday before MLK Day as a kickoff to a weekend of service.

The 2011 event was pushed back a week due to the recent icy winter weather conditions.

MidSouth Community FCU Sponsoring Dallemand Investiture

The Investiture of Dr. Dallemand as the Bibb County School District Superintendent on January 31 is being sponsored by MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union.

“We look forward to the Superintendent bringing a fresh perspective, strong focus, and a total-commitment to quality education in our community,” says Harry Trawick, MidSouth Board Chairman and retired Bibb County School District Deputy Superintendent. “MidSouth was founded by Bibb County educators originally, for Bibb County educators, and this foundation remains strong. It's important for those who can, to step forward and help build our educational system from every aspect, including financial support when possible.” 

“This major contribution by MidSouth is a wonderful example of how this community comes together in support of educating our students – our most important product,” says Board Member Ella Carter. “The Board of Education is most appreciative of this kind gesture.”

CGTC Selects 2011 EAGLE Ambassador

CGTC Selects 2011 EAGLE Ambassador

Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Adult Education student Julian Gallemore was selected as CGTC’s 2011 Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Ambassador.

Singing Valentines

Singing Valentines

Sweet Adeline quartets all around the world are ready to help you celebrate Valentine's Day.  

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