Laurens County Farm Bureau President James Malone, of Dexter, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Georgia Farm Bureau Board of Directors as a 6th district director. Malone defeated incumbent Jimmy Perry of Cochran.
Voting delegates from the 16 counties in Georgia Farm Bureau’s 6th District elected Malone on Dec. 8 during the organization’s 71st annual convention held on Jekyll Island. The district includes Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Dodge, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, Montgomery, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Washington, Wheeler and Wilkinson counties.
Malone, 56, grows peanuts, cotton, corn, wheat, soybeans and timber. He has been an active member of the Laurens County Farm Bureau since 1975 and has held numerous leadership positions, including president since 1993. He and his wife, Doris Jean, served on the GFB Young Farmer Committee in 1981 and 1982, and he has served on the GFB Peanut Advisory Committee and Policy Development Committee.
HHB Advertising employees earn marketing credentials
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Three HHB Advertising employees — Paige Henson, owner/creative director; Kendra Ferguson, media director; and Claire Druga, marketing assistant — have received certification in inbound marketing principles from Inbound Marketing University.
Certification candidates must pass an examination following a 10-hour class that includes instruction in social media, blogging, lead conversion, lead nurturing and closed-loop analysis.
HHB Advertising is a Macon-based firm specializing in traditional, Web-based, and social media marketing. It is located at 1873 Hardeman Ave.
Medical Center gets Magnet recognition
The Medical Center of Central Georgia was re-designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This designation recognizes excellence in nursing services, quality patient care and innovation in professional nursing practice. ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive.
Neuro Center awarded
The Georgia Neuro Center, a service of The Medical Center of Central Georgia, was presented Monday with the Get With The Guidelines Bronze Performance Award from the American Stroke Association.
Hospitals receiving the award have demonstrated a commitment to treating stroke patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Stroke Association. Less than 20 percent of hospitals nationwide receive this award.
Eyler elected to council
Jim Eyler, CEO of Coliseum Psychiatric Center, recently has been elected to serve on the governing council of the American Hospital Association’s Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services.
Eyler will serve a three-year term beginning Jan. 1. The Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services represents more than 1,300 behavioral health providers and professionals who are members of the American Hospital Association.
The Coliseum Psychiatric Center provides treatment to adults with psychiatric and addiction issues.
Farm Bureau recognizes volunteers
Georgia Farm Bureau recognized the best of the organization’s volunteers and county chapters during an awards program held Dec. 7, at the GFB 71st Annual Convention. The state award winners were honored for the programs they conducted this past year to promote agriculture.
Georgia Farm Bureau named a McKemie Award winner — the highest honor given to a county in recognition of its outstanding member programs — from each of its three membership categories.
Crawford County Farm Bureau received the McKemie Award for the 0 to 1,800-member division. Ed Harris is president of the Crawford County Farm Bureau. Greene County Farm Bureau won the McKemie Award for the 1,801 to 3,000-member division. Dene Channell is president of the Greene County Farm Bureau.