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Census: Minority Population Growing

Census: Minority Population Growing

Baldwin County's minority population reached 46 percent last year, according to Census Bureau statistics and USATODAY research. That is the percentage of the population in the county who is another ethnicity other than white non-hispanic.

By Greg Toppo and Paul Overberg, USATODAY (Click for the full, interactive map)

Website Launches to Assist Local Entrepreneurs

Website Launches to Assist Local Entrepreneurs

The Milledgeville Downtown Development Authority announced a new small business grant program just last week. This week, the website is ready for viewing and will fully inform the community of the ins and outs of the program. Businesses and interested community members alike can learn how BOOST works and how to apply or become an investment member.

The website is easy to maneuver and will be updated regularly to reflect meeting dates, application deadlines and stories from the media. Online visitors will be able to get information on being a BOOST member and/or view the application process and review a list of FAQ’s. The DDA encourages feedback through the ‘Contact’ tab as well.

“The dedication from Digital Bridges to quickly create and update the website has been a tremendous help in getting this program off the ground”, said Downtown Development Authority board and Charter BOOST member Donna Collins.

Earth Day Tips and Events This Week

Earth Day Tips and Events This Week

Tri-County EMC Celebrates Earth Day

Tri-County EMC Celebrates Earth Day

Tri-County EMC celebrates Earth Day with free lightbulbs and cookies!

People can pick up the goodies and information on energy conservation until 2 p.m. Monday.

Pollen Count 'High' in the Macon Area

Pollen Count 'High' in the Macon Area

Some mixed news for allergy sufferers:

While the tree pollen count is still high at 1420, that's down from last Wednesday's 3,600 count, according to Dr. Plaxico's Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Macon.

Weeds and grass pollen count is now in the moderate range. That count is up from last week when the weed pollen was absent and the grass count was observed as low.

First Friday: "Sounds of Spring" in Milledgeville

First Friday: "Sounds of Spring" in Milledgeville

 

It’s all about the music this First Friday! Grab a bite to eat, shop, listen to live entertainment and enjoy the ‘Sounds of Spring’ this Friday April 5th from 6-9pm. 

Starting off the night will be Hott with Hairy Leggs playing from 6-7pm outside of Capital City and beginning at 7:30 Rapanui will finish up the evening. Be sure to stop by and hear a taste of what you can expect to see later in the night during ‘Sounds of the South’.

SPOTTED | SouthCreek Mud Boggin' Featured in Georgia Travel Guide

SPOTTED | SouthCreek Mud Boggin' Featured in Georgia Travel Guide

Milledgeville's SouthCreek Mud Boggin' has been featured as one of  Georgia Travel Guide's "100 Heart-Pounding Adrenaline-Pumping Georgia Adventures."

"Prepare for a day of dirty big-wheel fun," the magazine notes.

They're located at 2949 Hwy 441 in Milledgeville.