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MGC Remains Perfect with Home Win Versus Aiken Tech

MGC Remains Perfect with Home Win Versus Aiken Tech

Shane Heyward had 16 points on 6 of 7 shooting as Middle Georgia College improved to 7-0 with a 67-50 home win versus Aiken Tech Wednesday.  Roshaun Milline added 13. 

The Warriors, ranked 15 in this week's NJCAA Top 25, are 7-0 for the first time under current head coach Scott Moe.

MGC takes on Chattahoochee Valley CC Monday at 7:30 p.m.

World Champion of Public Speaking Visits Eastman

World Champion of Public Speaking Visits Eastman

Eastman, GA, November 19, 2012 - The local Toastmasters club had its second meeting on November 19 at the Chamber Hall. 

Guest speakers included PK Ebert and Mark Brown from a Macon club.  Mark Brown has been a Toastmaster for 19 years and was crowned the World Champion of Public Speaking in 1995.  He now speaks professionally to youth audiences across North America on the subject of bullying.  He delivered an inspirational speech entitled, "The Power of the Platform."   

The club meets every Monday from 12-1 PM at the Chamber Hall.  Membership costs less than $100 per year and is open to those age 18 or older. 

Guests are always welcome to attend.  Visit www.toastmasters.org for more information about the organization.  Call 478-374-6888 if you have questions about joining the local club.

 

 

Dodge County Kids Become Young Eagles

Dodge County Kids Become Young Eagles

Recently, three Dodge County middle schoolers became the first Young Eagles at the Heart of Georgia Regional Airport. Ryan Clements, Ethan Gonzales, and Aiden Greer participated in the program new to Dodge County and coordinated by Charlie Spratt from Middle Georgia College Aviation College.

The Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 to give interested young people, ages 8 - 17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers.

Since 1992, more than 1.6 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight through the program. Young Eagles have been registered in more than 90 different countries and have been flown by more than 42,000 volunteer pilots. The Young Eagles program is sponsored by the EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, an international aviation membership association founded in 1953 and headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Young Eagles Flight Program in Eastman

Young Eagles Flight Program in Eastman

Kids Become Young Eagles Recently, three Dodge County middle schoolers became the first Young Eagles at the Heart of Georgia Regional Airport. Ryan Clements, Ethan Gonzales, and Aiden Greer participated in the program new to Dodge County and coordinated by Charlie Spratt from Middle Georgia College Aviation College.

The Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 to give interested young people, ages 8 - 17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers. Since 1992, more than 1.6 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight through the program. Young Eagles have been registered in more than 90 different countries and have been flown by more than 42,000 volunteer pilots.

MGC Men's Basketball Team in NJCAA Top 25

The Middle Georgia College men's basketball team cracked this week's NJCAA top 25. 

The Warriors come in at #21.  Former Royal Joey Harris is a member of this year's team.  MGC hosts Akien Tech Wednesday at 7:30 pm.  To see the poll, click here.

Macon Unemployment Down, Hancock Co. Rate at 23 Percent


The unemployment rate for the Metro Macon area is on the decline for the second straight month.

New numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor say the rate ticked down a tenth of a percent, from 9.1 percent to 9 percent in October. It was 10 percent in October of last year.

The DOL says an increase in 1600 jobs helped push the rate down. Most came in the service related industries.

But in the city to the south of Macon -- Warner Robins -- unemployment is up. It was 7.2 percent in September and rose to 7.3 percent.

The release from the labor department says there were 265 layoffs in the International City.

As it has for several months in a row, Metro Athens has the lowest jobless rate at 6.2 percent. Dalton continues with the highest unemployment rate in the state: 11.3 percent.

Down South | Southerner's Tactical Guide to Black Friday

As most Southerners already know, Black Friday requires what most hunting expeditions need: focus, strategy and patience.

If you want to be like the serious Black Friday Christmas shoppers, consider these hunting tactics to land the best "game."

--Scout out the land before you take the deer stand.

Go to Black Friday.com to review the big box store advertisements. You'll find when store doors open and the 'doorbuster' deals.

You can also download smartphone apps to scout out the best deals before crouching into position. Just search "Black Friday" in your phone's app store. Scope out which deals you need most, and then plant yourself and family members or friends at the doors so you can divide and conquer.

--Get there early.