SPILLERS ORTHODONTICS ANNOUNCES 2019 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Warner Robins, Georgia: May 28, 2019- Spillers Orthodontics is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Spillers Orthodontics Scholarship. High school seniors McKinley Cranford and Makiyah Dee, both former patients, were selected from numerous applicants. Each will receive $1,000 to be applied toward tuition, books, fees, or any other related expenses for their first year of college.
“What great, well-rounded students these two are!” says Dr. Don Spillers. “I am pleased that the future of our community will benefit from the leadership of people like McKinley and Makiyah. They will make a positive impact wherever they go, and we’re excited to help them get there.”
Selected by an impartial board, Cranford and Dee were chosen based on their achievement, leadership, and service throughout their high school years. They also received excellent recommendations.
A Cochran resident and Bleckley County High School graduate, Cranford will attend the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. Dee, a resident of Warner Robins and graduate of Warner Robins High School, will attend Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
This is the sixth year Spillers Orthodontics has offered scholarships to high school graduates who are either current or former patients. Applications for the 2020 scholarship are due March 1, 2020. For more information about the Spillers Orthodontics Scholarship, or to access the scholarship application, please visit DrSpillers.com.
PINE POINTE, NAVICENT HEALTH NAMED A 2019 HOSPICE HONORS RECIPIENT
Pine Pointe, Navicent Health has been named a 2019 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.
“We are honored to receive this recognition because it is based on ratings provided by the caregivers and families that we serve. This recognition is a testament to our dedicated teammates at Pine Pointe, who are committed to providing compassionate, high-quality care to hospice patients and their loved ones,” said Cindy Hill, Director of Pine Pointe, Navicent Health.READ MORE
DRESSBARN WINDING DOWN OPERATIONS, CLOSING 650 STORES
Dressbarn announced plans to commence a wind-down of its retail operations, including the eventual closure of its approximately 650 stores.
All Dressbarn stores are open and conducting business as usual, as is Dressbarn’s e-commerce site. Customers can continue to shop at Dressbarn in-store and online and use Dressbarn-branded credit cards for purchases. There are no current changes to Dressbarn’s return, refund, or gift card policies.READ MORE
BEER INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTES $8.1B ANNUAL TO GEORGIAS ECONOMY
Just ahead of Memorial Day, which marks one of the top beer-selling holidays of the year and the start of the summer beer selling season, a new economic impact study shows America’s beer industry contributes $8.1 billion annually to Georgia’s economy and supports 54,084 jobs in the state.
Jointly commissioned by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Beer Institute, the study shows that the 54,084 jobs impacted by the beer industry in Georgia account for $2.4 billion each year in wages and benefits. The industry also generates $1.4 billion annually in business, personal and consumption taxes.
The beer industry is made up of three distinct partners that work together to get beer to customers: brewers and importers, independent beer distributors and licensed retailers. This system has created more choice and variety in America’s beer market than ever before.READ MORE
ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL COMING TO MACON THIS WEEKEND
FEATURING OLD SCHOOL BANDS
The annual Soul Jam Festival is back to bring a variety of live music to Henderson Stadium in Macon Sunday, according to the event organizer’s Facebook page.READ MORE
OCMULGEE HERITAGE TRAIL’S WALNUT CREEK CONNECTOR OPENS TO THE PUBLIC
On Thursday, May 23, NewTown Macon celebrated the opening of the Walnut Creek Connector Trail along the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, named in honor of previous NewTown Macon President & CEO Mike Ford. Over 60 donors gave nearly $129,000 to complete this important connector in honor of previous NewTown Macon President and CEO Mike Ford.
The Walnut Creek Connector Trail connects the existing trail from the Otis Redding Bridge to the River Trail in the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. NewTown Macon has raised and expended approximately $200,000 to date on this project. Several years ago, interchanges were added to connect the sidewalks of the east side of the Otis Redding Bridge (Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) to the existing trail that runs underneath the bridge. This project extends this connection approximately one and a quarter miles south to Walnut Creek along the east bank of the river.
The public is encouraged to use the trail but should access the new connection from the entrance at the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park or the entrance in East Macon at the Mill Hill Community Arts Center.
Bike Walk Macon’s Trail-o-bration Bike Party that will take place tonight, Thursday, May 23 from 6 pm to 8 pm, will take the public on the newly completed connection using the preferred entrances and exits.READ MORE
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