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.
Most Asian stocks slipped Monday on remarks from the U.S. Federal Reserve late last week that the case has strengthened for raising interest rates, but the Tokyo market was an exception and gained on prospects for a strong dollar.
The horror movie "Don't Breathe" has reason to let out a big sigh of relief. Audiences turned out in droves for the late summer thriller, which brought in $26.1 million, according to studio estimates released Sunday.
Two United Airlines pilots who have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States will appear in a Scottish court Monday, police said.
Although Nico Rosberg trimmed rival Lewis Hamilton's lead in the Formula One title race after winning the Belgian Grand Prix, it was Hamilton who seemed the happier driver on Sunday after turning a back-row start into a third-place finish.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is rolling out the red carpet for the 40th Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers to discuss issues ranging from energy needs to new technologies.
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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