Twenty students from Middle Georgia schools participated in the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy where they learned skills to launch their own companies such as Fix My Sole, Libby’s Laser Lithos, Dream Catching Events and more.
CEOs for Khalil School Creations, Tyra Hill Entertainment, String Things and Libby's Laser Lithos describe their companies that launched through participation in the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce's Young Entrepreneurs Academy. The businesses took part in a pop up shop Saturday, June 24, 2017. Video by Amy Leigh Womack
Graduates of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce's Young Entrepreneurs Academy participated in a pop up shop Saturday, June 24, 2017, showing off their new businesses. Program manager Nadia Osman described how students became young CEOs. Video by Amy Leigh Womack
As a young kid, Elijah Rutland asked his parents to buy him a pair of sneakers. When they wouldn't, he began drawing and designing shoes that he now custom paints and sells through his company, Fix My Sole. A 17-year-old Central High graduate, is one of 20 student graduates from the 2016-2017 Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce's Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Video by Amy Leigh Womack
Orlando Turrell Tatum Jr., 22, is wanted by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office in the Thursday, June 22, 2017, slaying of Voisel Javon Renfroe, who was found dead from a gunshot wound to the chest in the 100 block of Marion Street.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her plan to appoint Macon native and businessman A. Wayne Johnson as head of Federal Student Aid, the largest provider of higher education student loans in the nation.
State Rep. James Beverly, D-Macon, was presented a resolution by the Georgia State Transportation Board during the recent Interstate 16 and 75 construction groundbreaking for his role in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood mitigation.