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Three Generations go to MLK March

Stevie Brown Senior, who lives in Warner Robins, saw a lot of things in his 21 years as an Army police officer. Racism wasn't one of them.

But after he retired from service, he was at a store where he said a clerk was only stopping minorities to see proof of purchase and he was one of them. That was just four years ago.

"And I said well, you're not going to see a proof of purchase. I said because I feel like what you're doing right now is wrong. You know you're wrong," said Brown.

Brown, his two sons, grandson, wife, brother and sister in-law made the 16-hour trip from Macon to D.C. for the anniversary of the March on Washington.

"We enjoyed ourselves because we saw I mean such a gathering of people from different directors across all the United States," he said.

"You had to get caught up in the moment. In the movement. While I was there I just thought about back in the days when people marched," he said.

Two Howard High Students Elected as FBLA Region Officers

Two Howard High Students Elected as FBLA Region Officers

Howard High School juniors Zach Carlson and Marquis Chester have been elected Region Officers for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).

"We act as the bridge between the state and local officers, as well as the ‘behind-the-scenes’ workers that get the job done," Marquis said of their role as Region Officers.

Marquis was first introduced to FBLA by his Computer Applications teacher, Tom Kelly.

"He told me that based on my outgoing and charismatic personality, in addition to my professional demeanor, that I had what it took to succeed in the world of business," Marquis said. "After joining, learning what it was about and becoming one of the most involved members, I’ve realized my true potential. I have had the distinguished honor of shaking hands with the superintendent, eating lunch with the Rotary Club, and speaking as the Master of Ceremonies for Bibb County’s Convocation."

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Morning Routines for Kids

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Morning Routines for Kids

If your young child can't seem to stay on task in the morning, give them a checklist of what they need to do and in what order. You can even laminate it and let them check each item off as they complete it. Nothing like starting out the morning with a completed to-do list!

 

City of Macon Paints First Reverse-Angle Parking Spots

City of Macon Paints First Reverse-Angle Parking Spots

On Tuesday, August 27, two blocks of Downtown Macon will be painted for reverse angle parking. The blocks of Third Street between Pine and Oak Streets will be closed all day Tuesday as the street is being painted. The Mayor will be at the site at approximately 11:00 a.m. Tuesday as the lines are being painted.

“We intend to have this type of safer parking set up along the Second Street Corridor, and we wanted to go ahead and create an area where people can practice,” says Mayor Robert Reichert. Signs are being installed to help show people how to park. Attached is a picture of one of those signs.

Seventeen-Year-Old Working on Associate's Degree, Aims for Med School

Seventeen-Year-Old Working on Associate's Degree, Aims for Med School

Aspiring surgeon Zac Cooper is getting a head start as a participant of Middle Georgia State’s Georgia Academy of Aviation, Mathematics, Engineering and Science (G.A.M.E.S.). G.A.M.E.S.