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Reconnecting America to Hold Public Forum at 4 p.m.

Reconnecting America will visit Macon on Wednesday, Nov. 17 to assist in the planning to bring passenger rail to Georgia.

The public is invited to attend and participate by coming to the Macon Marriott City Center in the Grand Salon at 4 p.m.  This will provide a chance for residents of Macon to learn about the current efforts to develop passenger rail and what Macon can do to be apart of this national trend. 

From this visit Reconnecting America will make recommendations to the City of Macon has to what the next steps should be to make passenger rail a reality in Macon and the state of Georgia.

I am thrilled that we will have a chance to work with Reconnecting America to help Macon in our effort to prepare for passenger rail service,” said Mayor Robert Reichert. 

Bandfest to Benefit Crisis Line and Safe House

Fly South Festival Saturday, Nov. 6

The Fly South Festival returns to Macon and is set to take flight on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Amerson Water Works Park.

With a new tailgate-style format, the day-long festival will feature live music headlined by The Marshall Tucker Band and food and beverage vendors surrounding the Porter Pavilion on the Ocmulgee River.

This year’s Fly South Festival is being presented by Friends of the Ocmulgee Trail. Last year, Bragg Jam Festival organizers launched the Fly South Festival to create a fall signature live music event for Macon. Bragg Jam’s continued partnership with the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail has brought the Friends of the Ocmulgee Trail to continue this new concert tradition.

Missing Dog

Missing dog off of Edna Place, on Greenbriar Road in the Macon Mall area. Please call 335-6919 if you know anything.

Mount de Sales Academy Supports Ronald McDonald House

Mount de Sales Academy, through its annual support of McJeans Day, made a $468 donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia. Pictured (L-R) are MDS students Chris Howard, Katie Smoak, and Katie Odom, Ronald McDonald House Special Events Manager Worth Chestnut, MDS students Melissa Hartman and Wil Summers.


2nd Annual Central Georgia Regional Health Summit

Community Health Works (CHW) will be holding the 2nd Annual Central Georgia Regional Health Summit on Nov. 9 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds (Miller-Murphy-Howard Building) in Perry, GA. Register at www.cgrhs.org. This is an all-day event, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m.

In October of 2009, CHW convened more than 100 community leaders representing the top minds in health care and health policy, local government, local school districts, faith-based and civic organizations from across 7 counties in central Georgia (Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, and Twiggs). 

The purpose of the summit is to discuss the impact that unhealthy behaviors have on our community with a primary focus on the prevalence of obesity and related chronic diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 

Museum of Aviation Holds Poster Contest

The Museum of Aviation Education Department is inviting 4th graders to submit an entry in the 8th Annual Skyscapes Poster Contest.  This year’s theme is “What Can You Do With Red, White and Blue?” in honor of the American Flag’s Colors.  

Individual entries must be delivered to the Education Department by Nov. 5, and judging will take place on Nov. 9.  Entries will be judged on artistic talent and creativity in representing the theme.  Posters will be judged by the Robins Air Force Base Officer’s Spouses’ Club and other community leaders. The top 7 winners will receive prizes, and their artwork will be on display in the Century of Flight Hangar for a year following the contest.