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Inaugural Fundraising Campaign Announced at GCSU


GCSU President Dorothy Leland has announced the first comprehensive fundraising campaign in the university’s history, with a goal of $10.35 million by the end of 2012.

That's according to a GCSU news release.

The public phase has $7.68 million raised to date.  During the past two years, Georgia College has been quietly building the foundation of philanthropic support in anticipation of this campaign, which will affect lives across the campus, capitalize on our existing strengths, expand upon our mission and lead us to extraordinary accomplishments.

“Pillars for the Future: Campaign to Sustain Excellence” is led by alumnus and Atlanta Attorney Stan Wilson, and a committee of university friends and alumni who, like Wilson, are trustees of the Georgia College Foundation. Their leadership and support through rough economic times has led Georgia College to this announcement, much further along than they originally would have imagined.

Phone Bank for Disaster Relief Today on WMAZ

Today 13WMAZ joins the Red Cross to raise money for disaster relief after the tornadoes in the South.

During newscasts at Midday, a special one-hour newscast at 5 p.m. and again at 6 p.m., you will be able to call a phone bank in our studio, where Red Cross volunteers will be ready to take your pledges of support.

Tri-County EMC Approves Local Grants

The Tri-County EMC Foundation Board approved two grants in Baldwin County last month along with 11 other applications around Central Georgia as part of Operation Roundup Funds.

Habitat for Humanity of Baldwin County was granted $2,500 to fund the construction of a new home for a needy family.

Mustard Seed Ministry's application also received a grant to purchase materials for the construction of two wheelchair ramps for two individuals in the community.

Operation Roundup is funded by the voluntary contributions of Tri-County EMC Members to the Tri-County EMC Foundation. Participants in the program have their monthly bill rounded up to the next dollar and thedifference is donated to Operation Roundup. Any individuals wishing to make a tax-deductible donation tothe foundation may contact Lindsay Graham at 478.986.8126 or mail a check payable to: Tri-County EMCFoundation, Inc., P.O. Box 487, Gray, GA 31032.

Meetup for Earth Day!

Earth Day is this Friday.

Are you doing anything to commemorate the day? 

When you Google Earth Day, this comes up. The Natural Conservancy tells you what five things you can do for the Earth right now. [You don't even need a shovel!]

This year, you can have a "picnic for the planet" by meeting up withpeople in your community.

Dave Perkins in Concert

As part of the Flannery O'Connor conference, Dave Perkins performed in concert.

You can see Andalusia Farms information and a video from the event here.

Buzz from the Gold Dome: By Sen. Grant

-- Written by Senator Johnny Grant, submitted by the Senate Press Office

It was a busy week under the Gold Dome as lawmakers debated some very controversial topics. Legislation regarding Sunday sales and firearm regulation were debated and eventually approved by the State Senate.  These bills protect your rights as citizens of Georgia. They also get state government out of the way and let local governments and property owners make their own decisions.

Baldwin Co. Census Data: What You Expected?

Baldwin Co. Census Data: What You Expected?

Baldwin County has grown in population by two percent.

In 2010, according to the U.S. Census, the population was up to 45,720 people.

That's up from the 44,700 people reported in the 2000 Census.

Do these census results surprise you? What factors do you think contribute to the growth?

View our 2010 U.S. Census Interactive Map.