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Middle Georgia State faculty member honored by governor

Emmie Cochran-Jackson, assistant professor Psychology at Middle Georgia State University, was selected as a 2016 Governor’s Teaching Fellow. As one of 15 faculty members from institutions, Cochran-Jackson was selected after a highly competitive application and selection process.


Some rates in Georgia insurance exchange could soar in 2017

Many Georgians may see their monthly premiums rise by double-digit percentages on the state health insurance exchange in 2017, an analysis of health insurers’ proposed rate requests shows. Yet Georgians whose incomes don’t change much could see their subsidies, or discounts, on exchange plans rise by similar percentages, so the overall impact of higher rates may be softened, experts said.


Macon woman with dementia missing

A 48-year-old Macon woman who is said to have dementia was reported missing from a north Macon home Saturday, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.