Lemke Law Group welcomes new attorney
The Lemke Law Group has announced that Jacob Darley has joined the firm as an associate in the Warner Robins office. The Lemke Law Group provides legal services relating to real estate transactions, and estate related matters.
Darley, a Warner Robins native, graduated from Emory University School of Law and was recognized by the State Bar of Georgia for providing legal aid to veterans. Prior to law school, Darley served in the United States Marine Corps.
Macon businessman in Golf Inc.’s top 10
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In the May/June issue of Golf Inc. magazine, Private Club Associates, founded by Macon’s Ted Robinson, was selected as one of the top 10 most frequently recommended golf consultants nationally. Robinson started Private Club Associates in 1986 and developed The City Club of Macon and The Chattahoochee River Club in Columbus in 1990.
An Eagle Scout, Robinson served as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as Colonel.
Bailey named president of GPA
The Georgia Press Association has named Don Bailey, publisher of The Telegraph, as its president.
Bailey succeeds Mesha Wind of The Cairo Messenger as GPA president for 2016-17. Publisher Scott Buffington of The Jackson Herald in Jefferson is vice president and Publisher Otis Brumby III of the Marietta Daily Journal is treasurer.
State Bar of Georgia selects award recipient
Tomisha Stanford, a recent graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, has been selected as the 2016 individual recipient of the State Bar of Georgia Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award.
Stanford was nominated for the individual award by Jana Edmondson-Cooper, attorney with the Georgia Legal Services Program.
In the fall of 2014, Stanford volunteered with the Georgia Legal Services Program’s Macon regional office and in the fall of 2015 worked with Mercer Law Professor Sara Gerwig-Moore on pro se cases pending before the Supreme Court of Georgia through the Habeas Project, a clinic offered by Mercer Law.
Perry receives annual accreditation
The Perry Main Street Program has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.
The organization’s performance is annually evaluated by the Georgia Main Street Program, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet 10 performance standards.
Perry was designated as a Main Street city in 2015. Main Street has awarded facade and advertising grants totaling more than $10,000 in the last two fiscal years. Boost, a crowd-funded micro-grant administered through Main Street’s economic vitality arm, the Perry Downtown Development Authority, has awarded four grants in the past year.
Cook promoted to EVP, COO
The Board of Directors of Colony Bankcorp Inc. announced the promotion of
J. Stan Cook has been promoted by Colony Bankcorp Inc. to executive vice president and chief operating officer of Colony Bank. Prior to his promotion, Cook served as the bank’s director of operations.
Cook, 54, joined the company in 2012 as a member of the bank’s senior management team.