HOUSTON COUNTY TO HOST SURPLUS AUCTION
The Houston County Board of Commissioners in Perry, Georgia has declared surplus to their County vehicles, miscellaneous equipment and impounded vehicles too numerous to list. Details and terms are listed below. For additional information, please call the Purchasing Department at (478) 218-4800. The auction will take place Thursday, June 6, 2019 – 10:00 a.m., at the Houston County Warehouse, 2022 Kings Chapel Road, Perry, Georgia. Warehouse Doors open at 9:00 a.m. – Auction begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.
A list of items can be found on the County’s website: https://www.houstoncountyga.org
BURGERIM HOSTING SUMMER READING PROGRAM
BurgerIM is having a summer reading program, where kids in grade k-8 will receive a free kids meal, for every 10 books read, using the BurgerIM Reading Log. Download the attached reading log and get your kid’s reading for the summer!READING LOG
MUSEUM OF AVIATION FOUNDATION SELECTS PERRY CHAMBER CEO AS NEW EXECUTIVE
The Museum of Aviation Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Darlene McLendon as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation. This comes after current President, Chrissy Miner, notified the board of her intended departure in July.
“We are sad to see Chrissy leave, but we are very grateful for the tremendous accomplishments during her tenure,” said Jeff Smith, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “She moved mountains, and the museum is in a much better place thanks to her stellar leadership. We know Darlene has some big shoes to fill, but we are confident that she brings the right skill sets, at the right time to continue our great momentum.”
McLendon has served as the President & CEO of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce since April 2014. Under her leadership, the Chamber’s program of work has expanded; membership has increased, and community events such as the Dogwood Festival and Hot Air Balloon Fest have enjoyed significant growth.READ MORE
JAMIE GREGORY NAMED CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICE OF SYNOVUS
Synovus Financial Corp. today announced the appointment of Jamie Gregory as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective June 24. He currently serves as executive vice president and head of corporate financial strategy for Regions Financial Corporation. Gregory succeeds Kevin Blair, who has served as acting CFO since December 2018, when he was appointed chief operating officer of Synovus.
“Jamie is a highly regarded industry executive with a long history of leading the most critical aspects of corporate finance,” said Kessel D. Stelling, chairman and CEO of Synovus. “His background and expertise will bring added strength and perspective to our company as we focus on growth and performance in a competitive industry. Jamie will also be a great cultural fit because of his deep appreciation for our local, relationship-centered delivery model, our team members, and our commitment to serving communities. We are truly excited to welcome him to the team.”READ MORE
GENEROUS, HAPPY HEROES: TEAM ROBINS DONORS COME THROUGH AGAIN’
Five Fridays each year, a routine yet always amazing event comes together in the Fitness Center Annex at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Over a hundred Team Robins employees gather to give blood that will ultimately end up on an overseas flight. These donations through the Armed Services Blood Program are lifesaving care packages sent to support warfighters deployed worldwide.
The ASBP is made up of more than 20 Army, Navy and Air Force collection centers focused on providing blood needed for service members and their families, whether at home or abroad. Fort Gordon’s collection team has traveled to Robins since 2005 to help meet that mission. Since then, the base has become one of the donor center’s top contributors, and its personnel are considered ‘heroes’ for doing so.READ MORE
FVSU HELPS FUEL THE STEM PIPELINE
A federal program created to boost the number of minorities working in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines has also enhanced the academic culture at Fort Valley StateUniversity, said Dr. Dwayne Daniels, FVSU’s chair of chemistry and director of the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PS-LSAMP), a grant program funded by the National Science Foundation.
The university is using the grant to move students to the highest levels in their fields, providing funding for students to attend conferences, network with industry professionals, gain access to peer mentors, and study in a dedicated space. Students in the program also receive a stipend of up to $1,000 a semester. The funding is enabling students to excel in very complex majors, and allowing FVSU to compete with larger schools. Through the program, about $14 million has been shared among Georgia institutions, including FVSU, Kennesaw State University, Georgia Tech, Georgia Perimeter College and Savannah State University, to ensure academic mentoring, training and support for future scientists. Since 2006, between 20 and 30 FVSU students per semester have been involved in the program.READ MORE
THREE RIVERS CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Kaye B. Smith, President, and Chairperson of Three Rivers Home Health Services, Inc., in conjunction with the Eastman-Dodge Chamber of Commerce announces an Open House Celebrating 40 Years of Business will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Corporate office located at 131 Main Street, Eastman, Georgia.
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