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Tykes, Tots and Teens Consignment Sale Returns to Fairgrounds

Tykes, Tots and Teens Consignment Sale Returns to Fairgrounds

The Tykes, Tots and Teens Consignment Sale returns to the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter next weekend. The sale takes place inside Heritage Hall.

The sale opens from February 22-24.

There will be items fro infants, kids, teens and expecting mothers. You'll find items like clothes, toys, books, strollers, high chairs, pack 'n' plays, bouncy seats, youth furniture and more.

The hours are:
Friday, Feb. 22: 9-8
Saturday, Feb. 23: 9-8
Sunday, Feb. 24: 9-6 (closed 1-2 p.m. for Dollar Dash preparations)

Sunday is 50 percent off day from 2-6 p.m.: any tag with a star or marked discount yes will be half price.

Dollar Dash: Sunday 2pm – 6pm, any tag with a large bold "D" or "Donate Yes" marked donate will be $1.
 

Bibb DECA Students Place in Region 10 Competition

Bibb DECA Students Place in Region 10 Competition

On Thursday, January 24, District DECA members competed at the 2013 Georgia DECA Region 10 Competition at Northside High School in Warner Robins.

From Howard High School, the six students above placed in their events. Those students are, top row from left, Jordan Lasker - third place in Business Finance; Kemjika Echebelem - second place in Restaurant and Food Service Management; Danielle Lasker - first place in Human Resource Management; Kayla Hardnett - fourth place in Apparel and Accessories Marketing; and bottom row from left, Tia Smith - third place in Quick Service Restaurant Management; and Ariel Andrews - third place in Accounting Applications.

GaDOE Honors Title I Parent Trainer

GaDOE Honors Title I Parent Trainer

Title 1 Parent Trainer Dawn Scott is being honored by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) for her work at Jones Elementary School. The GaDOE is spotlighting some of the innovative ways Mrs. Scott is reaching families.

Realizing that all parents cannot attend meetings Mrs. Scott created a YouTube channel that helps parents stay informed and gives them ideas for hands-on activities to boost student achievement that they can replicate at home.

Mrs. Scott said this has proved an invaluable resource.

“I love that my position affords me the opportunity to work in the field of education, while engaging our families in fun learning activities and utilizing my educational background in media and technology," Mrs. Scott said. "Working together with the students, parents, and staff here at Walter P. Jones is a joy!”

Mrs. Scott said it helps that her principal, Dr. Keela Malone, is an exceptional leader.

Found: Are You Missing a Pig?

Found: Are You Missing a Pig?

This black potbelly pig is missing its family.

The family currently housing the pig would like to return the pig to their rightful owner.

If you own this pig, or know anything that could lead to reuniting the pig with its family, call 478-474-6600.

'I LOVE Macon" Campaign Nets 10,000 Signatures

'I LOVE Macon" Campaign Nets 10,000 Signatures

The movers and shakers behind the "i love macon" campaign announce that they've reached 10,000 signatures Tuesday.

In other words, 10,000 people have signed the "i love macon" pledge, "to stand up for the city we love, stop the negative conversation and to be the change we want to see in our city," according to  a release.

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Read the full release:

The i love macon campaign hit Macon streets

Hartley Elementary Students Pay Tribute to MLK

Hartley Elementary Students Pay Tribute to MLK

The students and staff at Hartley Elementary School paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday, January 15.

The students participated in an assembly, which featured Ronnie Miley as the guest speaker. Mr. Miley works with the Bibb County Coroner's Office and is a former Bibb County Board of Education representative. He was also part of the Civil Rights Movement.

The assembly ended with a peaceful march around the school. Some classes designed banners and posters in honor of Dr. King.

At right, fifth-grader Marquez Finney holds a sign during the march around the school.

Meeting to Survey South Bibb's Park and Recreation Needs

Meeting to Survey South Bibb's Park and Recreation Needs

South Bibb residents are invited to a meeting with Bibb County Commissioner Bert Bivins to discuss parks and recreation needs in the community.

According to a news release, the meeting is slated for Thursday, January 24 at 7 p.m. at the Porter-Ellis Community Center. That's located at 5987 Houston Road.

Suggested topics include:
--What kinds of parks are needed?
--Where would the park(s) be located?
--Would be people want smaller neighborhood parks or one centrally located park?