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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?

"Who Booked This Fiasco?"

"Who Booked This Fiasco?"

by Floco Torres

Was Lupe Fiasco being removed from the stage at an “unofficial” inauguration party a publicity stunt or actual activism?

Who actually booked this fiasco? (Pun intended) Type in Lupe Fiasco in the Twitter search box and you’ll get this plus MORE when it comes to opinions on this subject. If you look closely, the Internet at times has a way of making us smarter and dumber at the same time. (My buddy Chris Floore said something like this the other day)

As a Lupe fan, it seems to me that there are so many angles to this incident that it’s hard to be looked at objectively.

Main Street Macon Takes Helm of ShopLocalMacon.com

Main Street Macon Takes Helm of ShopLocalMacon.com

Macon, GA --  Main Street Macon is proud to announce that it has taken over promotion and maintenance of the ShopLocalMacon.com website. A press conference will be held on Wednesday, January 23 at 11:00 a.m. in Third Street Park to make the official announcement and talk about the importance of shopping locally.

“Main Street Macon is proud of the partnership that has been forged with the College Hill Alliance. We are both working on economic development projects and promoting our local, independent businesses shows businesses considering Downtown and College Hill that we care about them and understand the importance of independent businesses in our economy,” said Mechel McKinley, Main Street Macon Manager.