United Way of Central Georgia announced its 2016 goal of $5.1 million — the highest ever — during its annual luncheon held at Mercer University in Macon. Guest speakers were Amanda Miliner, a former Miss Georgia and 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year, and Brian Jordan, a former professional athlete for the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves.
The impact of tourism was the focus of the annual meeting Thursday of the Macon-Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Also, a new program was announced for 2017 and awards were given to recognize two individuals who serve visitors.
Anyone looking to buy a used car should watch out for flood damaged vehicles that may begin showing up in Middle Georgia. The cars may have hidden problems that could affect the safety of anyone in the vehicle.
The Macon Water Authority garnered two awards recently from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. Also, Macon-based ASP, a swimming pool maintenance company, has a new owner of the local franchise.
College students and their parents might feel like they've barely finished unpacking the U-Haul this school year when suddenly they face the unexpected chore of tackling the mind-boggling paperwork for financial aid for the 2017-18 academic year.
Online trading continues to grow in popularity. More than 14 million households in the U.S. are signed up with an online trading service, according to data from Statista, a statistics company. Online trading offers access to almost any stock, bond or other type of security. It's a viable alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar brokerage firms.
With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment.
United Way of Central Georgia annual meeting featured Amanda Miliner, former Miss Georgia and Georgia Teacher of the Year; and Brian Jordan, former player for Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons as guest speakers.
Linda S. Morrislmorris@macon.com
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