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Forsyth Native Joins Local Law Firm

Forsyth Native Joins Local Law Firm

Forsyth native Benjamin Vaughn joins Michael Dillon in a law firm now known as Dillon and Vaughn, P.C. Attorneys at Law.

They'll have an open house Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for Central Georgians for a meet and greet.

According to a news release, their office is located in downtown Forsyth.

Read the full release:

 

Michael A. Dillon is proud to welcome Forsyth-native Benjamin A. Vaughn into his law practice.  Together, they go into this new year as Dillon and Vaughn, P.C. Attorneys at Law. 

 

Forsythia Festival Kickoff Date Set

Forsythia Festival Kickoff Date Set

The Forsythia Festival kickoff event is set for Saturday, February 16 at Dairy Queen.

Forsythians can stop by to get their "Hello Yellow" buttons, car painting and calendars. That's from 11-2.

Monroe County Jobless Rate Released

Monroe County Jobless Rate Released

The jobless rate for Monroe County was 8.8 percent in December 2012.

That's compared to Georgia's unemployment rate of 8.8 percent.

According to a state news release, unemployment rose to 9.2 percent from November's 8.7 percent rate, but it was down from December 2011 when the rate was 9.5 percent.

Officials claim the rise comes from a combination of factors, including a "slight increase" in new layoffs and a reduction in the area work force.

The uptick reflects a similar statewide trend. However, the jobless rate across Georgia only rose one-tenth of percentage point while metro Macon's rate jumped five-tenths of a percentage point.

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Locan Credit Union Accepting Scholarship Applications

Locan Credit Union Accepting Scholarship Applications

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union is now accepting applications for the 2013 Most Excellent Senior Team (MEST) Scholarship.

Five high school seniors will be awarded a four year, $4,000.00 scholarship. The deadline to apply is noon on Friday, March 22nd. Guidelines and applications may be found on Robins Federal Credit Union’s website, www.robinsfcu.org, or picked up at any of Robins Federal Credit Union’s 19 branch locations.

Robins Federal Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Federal currently provides financial services to over 145,000 members, with assets exceeding $1.8 billion. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the 16 counties Robins Federal serves.

Grits Cafe to Reopen

Grits Cafe to Reopen

After a blaze burned through Grits Cafe last spring, the Grits Cafe rises again.

The business reopens on Saturday, February 2, according to a Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce email release.

Their business hours:

Lunch: Tues-Sat 11am-2pm

Dinner: Tues-Thurs 5:30-9pm

Fri & Sat 5:30-10pm     

You can make reservations now by phone: 478-994-8325.

Town Hall Meeting with Staton, Dickey, Peake Set for Tuesday

Town Hall Meeting with Staton, Dickey, Peake Set for Tuesday

 

A town hall meeting takes place at the Bolingbroke Fire Department on Tuesday, January 8th at 6:30 p.m. according to a Forsyth-Monroe Chamber of Commerce news release.

It's hosted by Senator Cecil Staton, Robert Dickey and Allen Peake.

"It is a "non" party meeting and is to give the residents of Bolingbroke an "update and forecast of things to come."