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Miracles in Milledgeville and Macon

Miracles in Milledgeville and Macon

As a young adult with a disability, there are activities and endeavors that I continually wish my limitations would allow me to do. Growing up, my twin sister was an athlete, playing literally every sport known to man, giving her all to everything she did on and off the courts and fields. While I loved watching her play and cheering her teams to victory, there was always part of me that wished I could participate. I loved having my nails painted and wearing the pink dresses, but what child wouldn't enjoy the thrill of swinging the bat to hit a ball out of the park?

Grant to Showcase Macon's Highlights for Business Leaders

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia, through the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, has awarded $5,400 to Koryn Young for the College Hill FAM Tour. This event will help introduce people who work in Human Resources at our area's largest employers to the benefits of living downtown and InTown so that they can be advocates when they have new employees moving to town.

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia, through the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, has awarded 101 grants totaling more than $1.9 million to improve the College Hill Corridor over the past three years.

Local Artist to Create 10-Foot "I Love Macon" Sculpture

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia, through the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, has awarded $10,000 to Jamie Ragan for I Heart Macon: Creating the Icon* Local artist, Jamie Ragan, will create a 10-foot metal sculpture of the I Love Macon logo to be located in Tower Park.

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia, through the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, has awarded 101 grants totaling more than $1.9 million to improve the College Hill Corridor over the past three years.

Coleman Hill to Gain Natural Playground

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia, through the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, has awarded $30,000 to InTown Macon Neighborhood Association for the Coleman Hill Natural Playground & Slide. InTown will be adding a natural playground to Coleman Hill, consisting of large boulders and mounds that children naturally gravitate to. It will also include a 60 foot long, in ground slide down the steep slope of Coleman Hill.

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia, through the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, has awarded 101 grants totaling more than $1.9 million to improve the College Hill Corridor over the past three years.

Grant to Help Create Path at Tattnall Square Park

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia, through the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, has awarded 101 grants totaling more than $1.9 million to improve the College Hill Corridor over the past three years. $81,782 was awarded to Friends of Tattnall Square Park for the Woodland Arboretum Path and Oglethorpe/Adams Gateway of Tattnall Square Park. This grant will create a path from the center of Tattnall Square Park to the corner of the Park at Adams and Oglethorpe Streets.

Metro Macon Gained 500 Jobs in February

Metro Macon Gained 500 Jobs in February

The Georgia Department of Labor says  February unemployment declined to nine percent in metro Macon.

According to a release, that's down from February 2012, when unemployment for metro Macon was 10 percent.

From January to February, metro Macon gained 500 jobs and fewer people were laid off.

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Most jobs were added in the professional, business, education, health care, trade, transportation, warehousing, leisure and hospitality industries as well as in in local government.

Metro Macon includes Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe and Twiggs counties.

Summit Set to Address Veteran Homelessness

Summit Set to Address Veteran Homelessness

A summit to address veterans' homelessness is set to for March 26th.

This comes after the Secretary of Veterans Affairs set a goal for VA to end veteran homelessness by 2015, according to a release.

The summit will address six areas:

  • Outreach and education
  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Income/employment/benefits
  • Housing/Supportive Services
  • Community partnerships

The summit takes place at 195 Holt Street in Macon. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and events last from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.