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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.

The Douglass LOVES Seniors (65+)!

The Douglass LOVES Seniors (65+)!

FREE Movies for Senior Citizens every 2nd Wednesday at the Douglass Theatre at 2 p.m.

New Year's Interfaith Breakfast

An interfaith prayer breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 1.

This year's breakfast theme is "Healing Our City Through Prayer."

The breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Macon.

For more information, call 478-745-1890.

Unemployment Rates Announced This Week

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Macon area increased to 10.4 percent in November, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 9.8 percent in October.

The jobless rate in the metro Macon area in November 2009 was 9.6 percent.

State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced earlier this week that the GDOL is processing extended benefit claims for unemployed Georgians who will qualify under legislation enacted Friday, which expands the extended benefits claim filing period for jobless Americans through Dec. 31, 2011. The bill does not, however, provide additional benefits beyond 99 weeks, the news release says.

“These additional resources will help qualified jobseekers provide food, clothing, and shelter while they seek employment,” said Commissioner Thurmond. “I’m pleased that the approval came in time for the holidays.”