Houston & Peach

Several census rallies to be held today

Some midstate communities are holding rallies today for the U.S. Census Bureau’s “March to the Mailbox” promotion.

In Fort Valley, a march is scheduled from the Troup Building to the post office at 9:30 a.m.Other rallies include:

— Miller Middle School in Macon from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

— Davis Homes Family Investment Center in Macon from noon-4 p.m.

— Tremont Temple in Macon from 10 a.m.-noon.

— Buck Melton Center in Macon from 1-4 p.m.

— Flagg Chapel Baptist Church on West Franklin Street in Milledgeville from noon-5 p.m.

— Nola Brantley Library in Warner Robins from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The U.S. Census Bureau said Friday that a number of Middle Georgia counties are far behind the state’s average of how many people mailed back the census forms, and most are behind the national average.