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Flint Foundations Reaches $3M in Community Contributions

Flint Foundations Reaches $3M in Community Contributions

REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/UPATOI – With the funding of several applications this past week, the Flint Energies Foundation has now donated more than $3 million to local charities and organizations since 2001. The Flint Energies Foundation is a non-profit organization, funded through the Operation Round Up® program by members of Flint Energies.

“Through the generosity of Flint Energies members who round up their monthly electric bill payment, the Flint Energies Foundation has made a great impact on the quality of life in Middle Georgia,” said Susan Poole, Flint Energies Foundation Administrator. “This important work could not be accomplished without those members who allow us to round up their monthly electric bills to the next even dollar.”

“Grants issued on Sept. 12 take us to a grand total of 3,018,987.46,” said Poole.Now that’s what you call giving back to your communities.”

Job Opening in Fort Valley

Job Opening in Fort Valley

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. You can also check out other jobs on the Georgia Department of Labor's website.

Vanishing South Ga.: Old Peach County Jail

Vanishing South Ga.: Old Peach County Jail

Meet Brian Brown. He seeks to document the South's historical architecture through photographs for future generations on his website, Vanishing South Georgia.

Peach County, Georgia’s newest, was created in 1924.

Continue reading on Brian Brown's blog, Vanishing South Georgia.

Greater Emphasis on Child Passenger Safety

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is sponsoring several caravan stops around Central Georgia this week.

Harris Blackwood, Dir. of the Highway Safety office told 13WMAZ that there is a real need in the Macon area to educate parents and motorists in keeping children safe.

"You would not believe the number of parents that install their child's car seat or booster seat improperly," Blackwood said.

Members promoting the effort will stop Tuesday at the Agape Way Daycare in Byron as part of the 3-day safety caravan. Representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration are on site to see the inspection and demonstration.    

On Wednesday, Blackwood said the group will set-up at Northway Church, 5915 Zebulon Road, in Macon. The free car seat and child passenger safety check starts at 1:30 and will conclude at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Job Openings in Central Georgia

Job Openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. 

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Have a Plan

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Have a Plan

September is National Preparedness Month so all this month we'll be talking about ways to be better prepared, both for emergencies and your every day life. Join the conversation!

Tuesday Tip: In case of an emergency, have a plan. It doesn't have to be a disaster situation either. What happens if you can't make it home to meet your childrens' school bus? Do they know what to do? - Andi Willis, Good Life Organizing

 

Back To School: Plan It

Back To School: Plan It

Whether your kids have already started school or if you still have several weeks left to your summer, it’s never too late or too early to begin to set your stellar student up for success this school year.