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Totes for Tots Rescheduled for Friday, January 21, 2011

Totes for Tots Rescheduled for Friday, January 21, 2011

Due to icy wintry weather, Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) has rescheduled its annual Totes to Tots suitcase drive for foster children. Originally scheduled to take place Friday, January 14, the event has been postponed until Friday, January 21.

The collection will still take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 22 GCS offices across the state, including three in Central Georgia, at the GCS-Macon Coliseum (308 Coliseum Dr., Suite 120; 478-745-6130), GCS-Milledgeville (624 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.; 478-4531806), and GCS-Oconee (1000 Cowles Clinic Way, Magnolia Building, Greensboro; 706-454-0159) offices.

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.

Employees help community groups in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day

WHEN:                   Monday, January 17, 2011

 

WHAT:                   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to the service of others.  In honor of his legacy, Georgia Power employees will use Monday, January 17, a company holiday, for volunteer service and community enhancement.

Employees in the Central Region will commemorate the day by volunteering with local community organizations.

First Presbyterian Day School Wins Robotics Competition

First Presbyterian Day School Wins Robotics Competition

Students from the First Presbyterian Day School in Macon, GA hold the First Place Trophy they won at the STARBASE ROBINS FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League Regional Robotics Tournament at the Museum of Aviation January 8, 2011. 

The group beat out 36 other teams at the Museum which was the location of one of three regional tournaments held in Georgia.

The team also won an award for Best Robot Performance.

The FPD Day School “Team Red” will now compete at the FIRST Lego League State Tournament to be held at Georgia Tech on January 29, 2011. 

This year’s tournament theme was Body Forward which focuses on medicine. 

Students competed in three rounds of competition with a robot they built themselves to complete tasks on a large competition board. 

They also gave two presentations about medical research to a panel of judges. 

Tubman Museum Book Discussion Rescheduled

 

Due to inclement weather, the group book discussion of William Craft’s Running 1,000 Miles for Freedom set for January 11, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. has been rescheduled. 

Those who planned to attend the January 11, event may join us at the Tubman Museum at 6:30 p.m. on January 18, for a combined group discussion.

A special presentation on the book will also be given by Dr. Catherine Meeks at the Douglass Theatre (located at 335 Martin Luther King Blvd.) on January 25, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Bibb County March for Babies Kick

On Friday, January 14, 2011 at Central Georgia Technical College, individuals, teams and businesses throughout Bibb County will join together at the March for Babies kickoff lunch to receive supplies and share ideas for a successful March for Babies campaign.

March for Babies is the annual fundraising event to support the March of Dimes work of helping moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives.

The Bibb County March for Babies will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Ocmulgee National Monument- 1207 Emery Highway Macon, GA. Registration is at 8am and Walk starts at 9:30 a.m a news release says.

Alexander II Magnet Receives Statewide Recognition

Alexander II Magnet Receives Statewide Recognition

Alexander II Magnet is receiving a Bronze Award from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) under its Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) for its high percentage of students meeting or exceeding standards on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.

Each year, the GOSA recognizes schools for excellence in student performance, and the Bronze Award is given to schools that are not in Needs Improvement that have 95 percent or more of students meeting or exceeding standards and 20 percent or more of students exceeding standards.

“We are so proud of our students and their achievement, and we are delighted and honored to have their hard work – as well as the work of our faculty and staff – recognized,” says Alexander II Magnet Principal Dr. Linda Bivins. “Our drive is for our students to exceed, not just meet, the standards.”

Macon Habitat needs YOU!

Macon Habitat needs YOU!

The Macon Area Habitat for Humanity affiliate will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Macon this spring. Having started in a Sunday School class at Northminster Presbyterian Church, the local chapter has built 75 houses in the Macon area since 1986.

The last 22 of them are located in Lynmore Estates, a neighborhood being revitialized by the construction which will grow to 46 homes during the next few years.

Macon Habitat encourages donations of money and in-kind items and services to partner with volunteers to build homes for designated, qualifying families who must work at least 300 hours along with the volunteers toward their new home.

When completed, the home is sold to the family for total cost with Macon Habitat providing an interest-free mortgage which makes home ownership very affordable.