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New businesses help Forsyth grow

New businesses help Forsyth grow
Downtown development is on Loraine Khoury's radar. "All cities go in cycles and we're coming for a low cycle now, we're headed back up," said Khoury
 
Khoury is the Executive Director of the Forsyth Downtown Development Authority,
 
She says she hopes to see the city grow into a place more people want to visit. "It's going in the right direction. We're trying to grow and improve our retail in downtown. So I'm just real pleased. It's kinda like dominoes, they start falling and then one right after the other," said Khoury.
 
Khoury says about 13 new businesses have opened in the downtown area over the last two years. She says that number shows what the future may hold for the city of Forsyth. "We are looking to be a village. We want some unique businesses to come in and open up so it'd be interesting. We'd like to have some maybe art studios," said Khoury.
 
And Freddy Butts agrees.

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

(USA TODAY)Not too many years ago, this would have been unthinkable:  buying a bag of McDonald’s-branded coffee at the grocery store.

A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

The names are all different, but their mission was the same.

Robins Federal Credit Union Contributes to Monroe County ACE

Robins Federal Credit Union Contributes to Monroe County ACE

Forsyth, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union recently contributed $1,000 to the Monroe County Adult and Community Education Dictionary and Thesaurus Program. This sponsorship along with others will help support early literacy for children across Monroe County.

Monroe County ACE is a non-profit organization that has been in existence for over 13 years and has participated in this event for 6 years. Their mission is to increase the literacy level of citizens in Monroe County, in hopes of ensuring the best possible quality of life for the community. This program distributes dictionaries to children in the Monroe County School System to encourage reading and learning.

Unemployment rates up in Metro Macon, Middle Georgia region

Unemployment rates up in Metro Macon, Middle Georgia region

Metro Macon's unemployment rate increased to 8.2 percent in June, up from 7.9 percent in May.

The rate was 9.4 percent in June 2013, according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.

The unemployment rate for the Middle Georgia region increased also to 8.3 percent in June, the news release states. It was 7.9 percent in May, but it was 9.4 percent in June 2013.

Job fair for cabinet-making facility

Job fair for cabinet-making facility

American Woodmark looks to fill positions in manufacturing at its cabinet-making facility in Jackson.

According to a release, a job fair happens Thursday, July 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Monroe County Development Center in Forsyth.

Full detalis from the Georgia Department of Labor:

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help American Woodmark fill a number of manufacturing jobs at its cabinet-making facility in Jackson next week.

The recruitment will be held Thursday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Monroe County Development Center, 89 Washington Drive in Forsyth. 

Credit Union TV Giveaway winners announced

Credit Union TV Giveaway winners announced

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union is celebrating their 60th anniversary all year long in branches, online and through social media. During the months of April & May members were able to register to win one of twenty LG 60” Plasma HDTV. Each of Robins Federal’s nineteen branch locations awarded a winner and a winner was awarded from entries gathered on the Robins Federal Credit Union website.

“Robins Federal is proud to be celebrating 60 years of providing financial services to Central Georgia and remains dedicated to providing outstanding value to our members. We thought giving away the TVs would be a fun way to get our members involved during our anniversary year,” said John Rhea, President/CEO of Robins Federal.

Robins Federal would like to congratulate all their winners including: