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.
California Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a historic proposal calling for farmworkers to receive the same overtime pay as other hourly workers, after the Assembly approved legislation to phase in the change.
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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