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Savings at Kroger Without Double Coupons?

Savings at Kroger Without Double Coupons?

By Valerie Hoff, WXIA

A popular promotion is ending at Kroger. Starting September 21st they will no longer double coupons.

Macon Woman Collects Coupons for Military Families

They say one person's trash is another person's treasure.

For Marilou Green of Macon, that's especially true as she has collected thousands of coupons for military families overseas.

She says it all started when her daughter's family moved to Belgium where her daughter's husband is serving at a U.S. Air Force base.

The commissary at the base accepts any coupon, even if it's expired up to 6 months.

Green says with the coupons they donate, an average trip to the grocery store can save military families around 30 to 50 dollars per trip.

She says that money can go a long way, especially for families stationed in areas like Europe with a high cost of living.

Green has collection boxes set up in three locations:

- Kroger on Forsyth Road in Macon

- Thomaston Road Church of Christ in Macon

- Middle Georgia Christian School in Macon

Kumho Tire Plant Project Back in Action

The project to build the Kumho Tire plant is back underway.

Senior Vice-President of Macon Economic Development Commission Pat Topping says the re-start comes after eight to ten months of negotiations between Kumho and the Macon Bibb County Industrial Authority.

The plant has been on hold since 2009 due to uncertain economic times, but Topping said the new timeline has plant construction starting in 2015, and production will start in 2016.

Kumho is making a two-hundred million dollar investment in the site which is located in the Sofkee Industrial Park off Highway 247. The project is expected to bring 300 jobs to Macon.

Most of those jobs are tire builders and technicians.  Kumho Tire North America CEO Harry Choi says they're planning on starting off producing 3 million tires per year, and could expand to 10 million.

Job Openings in Central Georgia

Job Openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. 

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Job Openings in Central Georgia

Job Openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. 

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

First Friday: Art & Music at The 567

First Friday: Art & Music at The 567

For the upcoming First Friday in downtown Macon, The 567 Center for Renewal will offer both art and music by talented Middle Georgia artists. From 6 to 9 pm, the gallery presents the opening reception of the new exhibit, "Between the Lines". The exhibit features colorful abstract art by William Raymond Hastings (D.B.A. Ray Durrell), Walter Price, and Kelly Dennard. At the reception, the artists will be on hand to answer questions about their work. From 7 to 9 pm, there will be live music by songwriter Megan North. Both events are free, so feel free to drop by and stay for 10 minutes or 2 hours.

The 567 is located at 533 Cherry Street, Macon. For more information, call 238-6051 or visit their website: http://the567.org

 

Be Prepared: Organizing Your Family For An Emergency

Be Prepared: Organizing Your Family For An Emergency

September is National Preparedness Month so it is a great time to organize and prepare your family for a possible emergency.

For Americans, preparedness must now account for man-made disasters as well as natural ones. Being organized and knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. Here are a few tips to safeguard your family in an emergency.

Assemble a “Ready Kit”