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Scenes from the the sixth annual Independence Parade in Perry

Hundreds of people turned out for a patriotic parade filled with soldiers, beauty queens, automobiles, motorcycles and Uncle Sam.

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Program turns students into young CEOs

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

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His parents wouldn't buy him the sneakers he wanted. Now teen is CEO of his own company selling custom designs

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

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Scenes from the the sixth annual Independence Parade in Perry

Hundreds of people turned out for a patriotic parade filled with soldiers, beauty queens, automobiles, motorcycles and Uncle Sam.
Woody Marshall The Telegraph
Scenes from the the sixth annual Independence Parade in Perry 1:50

Scenes from the the sixth annual Independence Parade in Perry

His parents wouldn't buy him the sneakers he wanted. Now teen is CEO of his own company selling custom designs 0:32

His parents wouldn't buy him the sneakers he wanted. Now teen is CEO of his own company selling custom designs

They're too young to drive, but kids can be CEOs of their own businesses 1:27

They're too young to drive, but kids can be CEOs of their own businesses

Program turns students into young CEOs 1:23

Program turns students into young CEOs