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Morning Brew Meets Wednesday

Morning Brew Meets Wednesday

"Morning Brew" with the Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesday from 8-9 a.m. at Digital Bridges.

Breakfast and coffee are provided. 

 

Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Today is my first day in the office for 2013. I intentionally took time off over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to step back from work, enjoy my family and clear my head. Now I’m back and ready to hit the ground running! How about you?

 

In the past I’ve never been much of a believer in writing down my goals or making them for that matter. It all seemed a little woo-woo and out there. However in 2012 I worked with a wonderful organizer and business coach Paris Love (www.parisloveinstitute.com) who convinced me of the importance of setting goals.

Sandersville Railroad VP to Speak at Georgia College Commencement

Sandersville Railroad VP to Speak at Georgia College Commencement

 

On Dec. 8, 2012, about 250 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees from Georgia College.

This ceremony marks the first December commencement since 2005.

Ben Tarbutton III, Chair of the Board of Regents and Assistant Vice President of the Sandersville Railroad Company will be the keynote speaker.

The processional begins at 12:45 p.m., and commencement at 1:00 p.m. at Centennial Center, which is located at 251 South Clark Street, Milledgeville, Ga. For those who cannot attend, commencement will also be broadcast live at www.gcsu.edu.

Members of the news media who wish to attend the ceremony should contact the University Communications Office for credentials no later than Friday, Dec. 7. 

Milledgeville Named Runnerup for 'South's Most Creative Small Towns'

Milledgeville Named Runnerup for 'South's Most Creative Small Towns'

The magazine Garden & Gun highlighted 'The South's Most Creative Small Towns.'

Earning the Runnerup spot, Milledgeville received a nod for Flannery O'Connor's life there, "forever assur[ing] its place on the Southern literary map."

The magazine mentions Andalusia and how it's still open to the public and Georgia College's literary journal, Art & Letters.

Garden & Gun named Hillsborough, North Carolina as the Best Literary Town for having "more critically acclaimed authors per capita than any zip code in the region."

VA Outpatient Clinic to Open in Milledgeville

VA Outpatient Clinic to Open in Milledgeville

Veterans in Milledgeville can now look forward to a short commute to receive VA medical care.

According to a news release, the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin plans to open a Milledgeville VA outpatient clinic on November 1.

That's located at A Wing, 1st Floor, Pete Wheeler Building at 2249 Carl Vinson Highway in Milledgeville.

Services will include: 

  • primary care,
  • mental health,
  • social work,
  • dietary counseling

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8-4:30.

 

Veterans can also call the 24-hour Nurse Triage number at 1-877-424-8212 to speak with a nurse.

 

Veterans requesting care at the new clinic that are not currently enrolled in VA Healthcare may obtain an application form online at www.va.gov or can visit the clinic after the opening on Nov. 1st, 2012, to pick up an enrollment package.

Two New Directors Elected to Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation

Two New Directors Elected to Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation

 

The Board of Directors of the Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation recently elected two new Directors the Board, according to a Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia news release.

They are:

Dr. William H. Fox served from 1992 until his retirement in 2005 as the Senior V.P. for Institutional Advancement at Emory University, where he also earned his Ph.D.  His dissertation focused on Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy.  He serves on several nonprofit boards and is a part-time consultant for Washington University in St. Louis.

Barry Schrenk is the President of Taggart's Driving School in Tucker, Georgia.  He earned a B.S. from Rider University, majoring in Business Administration.  He also served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Navy Reserve.  He is a member of several nonprofit boards, including that of The Atlanta Opera.

Baldwin County Unemployment Rate Rises in July

Baldwin County Unemployment Rate Rises in July

Baldwin County's unemployment rate rose to 13.4 percent in July compared to June's 12.5 percent, according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.

That compares to Metro Macon's 10.3 percent in July and Georgia's overall unemployment rate of 9.3 percent.

Baldwin County is one of 101 counties with a 10 percent or greater unemployment rate. That means 63 percent of Georgian counties had an unemployment rate of 10 percent or higher last month.