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Middle GA airport to replace Silver Airways

The Silver Airways airlines will end flights out of Middle Georgia Regional Airport next Wednesday.

The airport is now looking for a company to replace it.

The airline started flights in April 2013 and announced in August that it's pulling out of Macon. They said business wasn't as good as they'd hoped.

Doug Faour says proposals for a replacement airline are due by November 24th.

Silver Airways is the only commercial company serving the airport right now. But there's other business too.

Faour says the maintenance and aircraft manufacturing is a big part of the airport.

Recruitment for Kumho plant to begin Saturday

The state Department of Labor will hold in-person recruitment in Macon next week for the new Kumho Tire plant, which is expected to bring 450 jobs to Central Georgia.

The Department of Labor made the announcement Wednesday after announcing on Tuesday that they were going to recruit in Norcross on Saturday for the Macon jobs.

The Department of Labor says it will hold the first series of in-person recruitments on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Central Georgia Technical College. That's on Macon Tech Drive off Eisenhower Parkway.

The in-person recruitment will run from 2 to 6 p.m. in the auditorium in Building H.

Bibb senior center could get new home

After months of outcry from seniors who say their center on Adams Street is too small and inadequate, Macon-Bibb commissioners say one option could be expanding Frank Johnson Recreation Center into a center exclusively for senior citizens.

That's off Mercer University Drive and Pio Nono Avenue.

High praise as Cherry Blossom Festival ranks on national list

Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival received some high praise being named in USA Today Travel's 10Best: Southern Cultural Festival.

Here's what the USA Today writer Ed Grossman wrote about the Cherry Blossom Festival and some other Southern attractions:

'Pre-K to Prison' Macon NAACP holds seminar.

Students in trouble in school are more likely to end up in the criminal justice system according to research.

The Macon-Bibb County NAACP wants to educate parents about that issue.

"We have to figure out a way to keep our kids in school"

President of Macon's NAACP Gwenette Westbrooks is not talking about the dropout rate, but what she calls another epidemic in Georgia's school system.

"Most of the kids that are affected by the schools to prison pipeline are kids of color" said Westbrooks.

In Macon-Bibb County last year, African Americans made up 73% of the student population but accounted for 85% of suspensions. In severe cases, they're sent to the state department of juvenile justice.

"They're placed in our juvenile system. They continue to be repeat offenders. They end up in prison," said Westbrooks.

Take a tour of the Hay House led by actors portraying residents of the home.

Saturday, you can travel back in time at the Hay House for a tour... led by the home's previous residents.

Actors from Theater Macon will portray members of the families that lived in the house from 1860 to 1962.

This will be living history tour. Hosts will wear period clothing and tell stories saved from family letters.

Macon's Kumho Tire plant recruiting workers in Norcross

Kumho Tire will hold a job fair in Norcross this Saturday, to recruit employees for its new plant under construction in Macon.

The tire company is seeking workers to fill a variety of positions, including electrical and mechanical engineers, purchasing managers, strategic planning managers, accounting and finance managers.