Children's Hospital receives big donation, new name
Following a $5 million donation by philanthropist Beverly Olson and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Children's Hospital has been renamed Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health.
Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority has been investigating expenditures since director Cliffard Whitby stepped down. Now the Authority is demanding that contractors return money for worked not performed.
The chain’s CEO said the plan is to liquidate all U.S. stores, and likely those in Australia, France, Poland, Portugal and Spain. Stores in Canada, central Europe and Japan would remain open for potential buyers for those assets.
A 1 million-square-foot distribution center, possibly for Amazon.com, on Sardis Church Road in south Bibb County was approved Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, by the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission.