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Publisher Letter


What’s on the Web Now?



We Asked, You Facebooked

Q & A with business owners, Bill Nettleton and Rachel Foster


Faces in Business: Q & A


Faces in Middle Georgia


Pathfinder of the Month

16 – 19 Events in Middle Georgia


Meet the woman that many refer to as “Macon’s Mother Teresa”! June O’Neal says that she got started in community service by wanng to help “the people God put in front of me every day.”


Creative Ways to Save (and Earn) a Little in 2010!

36 – 37 Resolve to Reduce Your Stress Levels in 2010!

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School News

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Contributing Writers

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Ann Smith Beth McKinnon Greer Hawkins Dr. A.M. DeLoach Jeff Holland Steve Schwartz Jim Sff Sherri Goss Chrisne del Amo Johnson Chrisne Samet

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Holiday Photos from MyTown’s Readers

Job Search. Give your dream a homerun shot!

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Resources Schools Churches Services & Organizaons Elected & Appointed Officials Community Phone Numbers

Distribution List

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from the Publisher So, we’re a couple weeks into the New Year and heading into February . . . Have you broken your New Year’s resoluon yet? I ask this half-jokingly. This year, my resoluon is to find more balance in my life, in order to make “me” me. Since starng my business in 2007, I have been living and breathing all the inner workings of building a company. It’s been an adventure, and now that we are up and running smoothly and completely rebranded, it’s me for me! An extra 20 pounds and a ball of stress later, I figure it’s about me to shed some weight and relax a bit. I’m geng back to the basics: a balanced work schedule, roune exercise, dinners with my husband, and reading books for leisure. The past year was an especially challenging one for me: an uncertain economy and the business challenges that accompany it, connued growth with the magazine, a changeover in staff, a new business locaon (which required extreme renovaons), and finally rebranding the magazine to complete the year! I once ran hurdles in school, but I’ve jumped more hurdles in 2009 than I cared to, and in 2010, I’m looking forward to a smooth stretch. I can also tell you that the above-menoned accomplishments were not part of my 2009 New Year’s resoluon! In fact, as funny as it may seem now, my goal last year was to seek more balance in my personal and professional life! It took me 11½ months to accomplish that goal, but I finally did it before ringing in the New Year. I certainly didn’t accomplish it the way that I had intended nor expected, either. To achieve balance, I had to jump several hurdles – oen becoming completely off-balance in the process! The good thing is that I cleared those hurdles. I didn’t give up, and I kept focused on the goal. I am entering 2010 with life lessons learned that only come with struggle. There were mes when I felt completely broken down to the core, but those mes brought clarity to what was really important to

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me, which allowed me to clarify my priories. I’m thankful for the experiences that I had in 2009 (even though I have absolutely no interest in repeang most of them!). I’m entering 2010 with a refreshed spirit, and thankful for the New Year that we have already started together! In this issue, we included two features that I find parcularly mely for starng 2010: one about stress, and another one about creave ways to save (and make) money. For many of us, we are coming out of a year of financial uncertainty and stress that involved change and unwanted challenges. We hope that you find both of these features interesng, and can pull a lesson or two from them that posively impacts your life and brings you one step closer to accomplishing your New Year’s resoluons. Whatever your resoluons, don’t give up! You can clear your hurdles, too! Thank you for your me this month. It’s a pleasure publishing MyTown Monthly, and not only do we hope that through reading our magazine, you are able to connect with other members of your community and all of Middle Georgia, but we also hope that you read something in our pages that inspires you to become a beer you! Our goal is to provide you with a magazine that represents our individual Middle Georgia communies, as well as Middle Georgia as a whole. Your feedback helps us achieve this goal. Thank you to everyone who has emailed, wrien, and called over the last several months! Keep your submissions, inquiries, and requests coming! We are listening, and we are able and ready to respond! We are looking forward to this New Year!

Jennifer Bucholtz January/February 2010 MyTown




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Jennifer Williams Bucholtz (478) 474-1999 (office) (478) 973-9646 (cell) ADVERTISEMENTS/SALES Contact Jennifer Bucholtz (478) 973-9646 (cell) GRAPHIC ARTIST COPY EDITOR

GET YOUR DAILY DOSE OF RUBBER CHICKEN SOUP by Tom Pender, MyTown Monthly copy editor. This daily blog encourages readers to find humor in life because, well, life is funny... Subjects by day: Monday Poems, Tuesday Arculaons, Wednesday Curiosies, Thursday Reflecons, and Friday Reviews.

Featured Blog post: Words Over My Desk

Everyone needs to feel inspiraon, and great inspiraon can be found in words. The sales of page-a-day calendars each year is evidence enough that people love a lile spiritual “jolt” on a regular basis. I have a piece of paper taped on the wall over my desk, which contain the words that I find inspiring, including words that have shaped my outlook on life. No one can make you feel inferior without your permission. This is an important lesson for anyone who feels inmidated on a fairly regular basis. It is a choice to believe someone else is more important to the world than your are, and it’s a wrong choice, too! We are each important in our ways. We may not know how or why, or to whom we are important, at every moment of every day, but we are all important. The absolute greatest thing you can do to defeat someone who is trying to make you feel small is to stand up tall. Watch how fast those “giants” shrink and run! If the Difficult doesn’t work, try the Simple. If the Simple doesn’t work, try the Obvious. Ever go through a difficult mul-step process to achieve some large or small goal, only to find that you could have done it in half the steps? Ever try and try to get something done, only to discover on your own – or have someone else show you – that the way to do it was so uerly simple, it was obvious, if only you had taken your me to see the problem in full? This saying helps me when I’m stuck on how to do something. It gets me to stop, breathe, and see the simplest method to achieve my goal. Fear is merely irraonal worry over events and concepts which we cannot control anyway. I’ve thought a lot about fear over the decades, as I was ruled by my fears when I was young. Now, I’m proud to say I have none. It was a long, slow process of facing them and realizing that they were not what I had imagined them to be. Reality defeats fear in most cases. The point here is that most fear is based on elements which we cannot bring on or eliminate ourselves, so what’s the point of ruining your present worrying (fearing) that these things might happen in the future? And if they do happen, your insncts kick in and you deal with them, anyway. Simple. Nothing to worry about. Read the complete blog online, and more. A new blog is posted each day. Link to Rubber Chicken Soup from MyTown Monthly’s website:

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MyTown Monthly is a monthly community magazine published for Middle Georgia residents. The mission of the mag azine is to build a sense of community and pride by providing residents and businesses with positive stories and timely information that spotlights local residents, organizations, and businesses operating and working together. MyTown Monthly is independently owned and published by Jennifer Williams Bucholtz. MyTown Monthly is distributed in three main ways: mailed to homes and businesses, available for pick-up, and available online at as a complete eMagazine. Subscriptions for mailed copies are available for $30 per year. Send check or mone y order to the address below. The viewpoints of the advertisers, columnists, and submissions are not necessarily those of the Publisher, and the Publisher makes no claims as to the validity of any charitable organizations mentioned. MyTown Monthly is not responsible for errors or omissions. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from the Publisher. All rights reserved. © Copyright 2010.

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After holiday meals and rich snacks, you might have gained weight, and feel sluggish and tired with no desire to exercise or even think past the fog that seems to have built around you. All this is a sign of toxic overload to your organs, muscles, and brain. What better time to think of cleansing. We, at Yvonne’s Natural Market, recommend Renew Life’s cleanse products. Renew Life’s First Cleanse is a two week program to gently begin the process of moving out metals, chemicals, sugars and other toxins from the organs. Following up with Renew Life’s CleanseSmart will enable you to deeply cleanse, leaving your organs better able to function properly. Results are often weight loss, more energy, clearer thinking, and generally a better feeling of wellness. Toxic overload can come from highly processed foods found in restaurants, packaged food, foods such as grains, cereals, and quick meals that are shelf stable for long periods of time. Our drinking water that goes into soft drinks and teas are also sources of chemicals. However, food is not the only source of toxins. The air is full of pollutants from cars, factories, old buildings, and hair and nail salons. The body spends much energy processing chemicals through the stomach and colon, resulting in the liver and kidneys being bombarded until overload. Cleansing is an important part of life and a great way to feel better and enjoy life better. At Yvonne’s Natural Market we will help you find the perfect cleanse for you.

Join us Wedn., Jan. 20 at 2 P.M. to hear guest lecturer, Eileen Gibbia, speak on cleansing.

We Asked, You Facebooked “What technology do you use to connect with your out-of-town family members and friends?” “Facebook – occasional email – rare phone anymore.” Tami J. Daniels “A cellphone with way too many features... half of which I don't comprehand and the other 3/4 a complete mystery. Yes, I did flunk math.” Adam Urquhart

“Facebook, email, and telephone.” Joan Butler “Facebook primarily, and sll trying to get older members of the family to see how valuable it is!” Jonathan Rainer

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Mostly facebook... I can put a post for my family on facebook and they all immediately respond by phone, so easier for me. Barbara Griffin “Facebook!”

Kevin Coggins

“My cell, which is a phone AND an internet connecon, since I don't have a connecon at home. Through that, I use Facebook and email most of all. I also occasionally use it as a phone!” Tom Pender

For the next issue, we want to know what makes Middle Georgia a great place to live? How can we make Middle Georgia a beer place to live in 2010? Let us know your thoughts! Post your comments on our Facebook page at: “MyTown Monthly magazine.”

Leers to MyTown Monthly magazine: Great magazine... such an asset to Macon and Middle GA. Arlisa Flagg Colbert

Got your magazine today and I really enjoy it!!! Donna Walters

Looks GREAT as always (December issue)! You guys rock! Amanda Lindley

Congratulaons on your growing success! Ginger Jackson Concepcion

Thanks Amanda! We work really hard each month to bring you our community’s magazine, and we appreciate your support!

Thanks Ginger! We are happy to enter 2010, and look forward to a bright year spent with our community members! January/February 2010 MyTown


FACES IN BUSINESS Aenon business owners! Looking to freshen up your business knowledge? Check out our series of arcles on “Posioning Your Company for Success.” by Adam Mauldin. Read online at under the link, “blog.”


with Bill Neleton, owner of WineStyles in Macon

What do you think it takes to be a successful entrepreneur?

Dedicaon and the ability to stay posive no maer what happens.

What has been your single most challenging moment as an entrepreneur? Geng

government agencies to live up to their metables, which doesn’t happen! I learned to be flexible.

What has been your most rewarding moment? Having someone tell me they really enjoyed a wine I have recommended!


What have you learned the most about operang a business in the last year? Keep expenses within your budget.

Is your business the same today as it was when you started it? If not, how has it changed the most?

No, the economy has people looking for bargains and being more price sensive.

What do you aribute to the success of your business? Taking care of people when they shop in our store. What are one of your goals you hope to accomplish in the next couple of years? Providing the best service I

can for my customers is always my #1 goal.

with Rachel Foster, owner of Sportz Quest

What do you think it takes to be a successful entrepreneur?

A successful entrepreneur is one who is passionate, willing to make mistakes and learn from them, willing to put their own wants aside to fill their cutomers' wants, and driven to improve their own business skills. Most industries measure success in dollar signs. In contrast, our company's success is measured first by the posive impact we have on the lives of our students, and second by the financial boom line.

What has been your single most challenging moment as an entrepreneur? The single most

challenging obstacle our business has faced is the financial hurdle of start-up costs. Overcoming this obstacle required lots of prayer, plenty of hard work, personal financial sacrifice, and a lile bit of luck.

What has been your most rewarding moment? The

most rewarding moments occur when you see a child overcome

a challenge and succeed. Their eyes light up, you sense that their confidence is rising, and the joy of the moment is evident in their smile.

What have you learned the most about operang a business in the last year? The last year, with the changing economy, has taught me to be flexibile, to adapt to unpredictable economic condions.

Is your business the same today as it was when you started it? If not, how has it changed the most? The fundamental principles and goals of our program are the same today as they were five years ago. We strive to create a children's sports fitness and gymnascs program that will have the most posive impact possible on its parcipants.

What do you aribute to the success of your business? Our success is the direct result of God's blessings. He has given us the strength to work hard, the guidance to make good decisions, and the resources to make it happen.

What are one of your goals you hope to accomplish in the next couple of years? We have a perpetual goal of

constant improvement.

Believe in Purpose Before Profit

Do Right by Your Purpose

Great leaders genuinely believe in the pursuit of purpose over profit.

Great leaders look at every decision, big or small, and ask whether it will support or subvert the core purpose of the organizaon.

by Roy M. Spence, Jr., author of It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What Your Stand For.

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The Macon Tracks Running Club donated proceeds of the 33rd Annual Macon Labor Day Road Race to the Georgia Industrial Children’s Home and Friends of the Trail/NewTown Macon. The $3,000 donaons were provided by the race’s many generous sponsors and the more than 1,800 runners who parcipated in this year’s race. Pictured le to right: Monika Bubacz, Vice President of Macon Tracks; Laura Schofield of NewTown Macon; and Sam Marnez, President of Macon Tracks Running Club.

MidSouth Federal Credit Union recently joined forces with business leaders from around the state, and parcipated in the Cox Communicaons Charity Sporng Clay Fun Shoot. The event was held at The Meadows Naonal Gun Club in Forsyth. Proceeds from the Clay Fun Shoot benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia. Pictured le to right: Ron Hess; President/CEO of MidSouth FCU Claude Garret; President/CEO of Georgia FCU Warren Butler; MidSouth FCU employee Marty Gazafy; and Vice President/Credit Union Development for Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, Richard Ellis.

Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA recently celebrated the 8th graduang class of the Commercial Custodial Technician training program. Pictured le to right: Laquita Sanders, Mari Daniels, Camiko Hill, Jamel Smith, Carl Thorpe, Iesha Lundy, Cindy Stone (instructor), and Antonio Stewart.

Boeing receiving the Robins Regional Industry Hall of Fame Award. Pictured le to right: Chamber President, Ed Rodriguez; and Boeing’s Al Stewart, Reed Morren, and Walter “Randy” Randall.

Robins Federal recently held a Toys for Tots drive, collecng approximately 500 toys between their Houston, Bibb, Peach, and Jones County branches. Toys were distributed by the U.S. Marine Corps to local children in need this holiday season. This is the second consecuve year that Robins Federal has partnered with Toys for Tots. Pictured: Dee Dee Côté, John Rhea, and Amy Etheridge of Robins Federal Credit Union present toys to Marines with Toys for Tots.

Perry Primary recently held a circusthemed program for its kindergarteners called the Alphabet Circus. Students sang songs related to the circus and alphabet.

Submit your “Faces” photos to MyTown Monthly by emailing Please include a caption with each photo, identifying those pictured. January/February 2010 MyTown


Giving Back to Middle Georgia’s Communies

by Thomas M. Pender

June O’Neal says that she got started in community service by wanng to help “the people God put in front of me every day.” There seems to be quite a few people put in front of her, too! This civic-minded woman has been the Execuve Director of The Mentors Project of Bibb County since 2000. She supervises the Project’s daily operaons and staff, plus she recruits mentors, writes grants, plans special events and monthly acvies, and coordinates acvies with the Bibb County Board of Educaon and school counselors. She also seeks funding from corporate and individual sponsors. Of the pares June has reached out to in the community for assistance, she reports “most everyone is glad to help when they know about a need.” June got early lessons in community assistance from her grandmother. “Mama Jordan,” a gied baker, used to make and give away 5 to 7 cakes every week . . . all while raising 12 children during the Great Depression! June’s parents are also community volunteers, and her role models. Today, June is involved with a host of civic organizaons. Ann Smith, chief financial officer for the Foundaon of the Methodist Home and a consultant for small business owners, met June when Ann joined Career Women’s Network in 2008. A Macon resident since 1979, Ann says, “I’ve heard June referred to oen as ‘Macon’s Mother Teresa,’ and it’s an appropriate tle. She has given her life to serve the less fortunate. When I first met her, she coordinated the Dress for Success program for DFACS (Division of Families and Children Services), where she collected professional clothing so that women who were looking for work would have appropriate clothing to wear to job interviews. June has a big heart for others, and whatever cause she takes on will get recognion and assistance.” According to June, her goals in community work are to improve the graduaon and literacy rates, and to empower the homeless. To achieve these and other goals, she has been acve as the Execuve Director of the Mentors Project for 10 years, and as a community volunteer for 30 years. She is currently involved in seven civic organizaons, including the Mayor’s MLK Commission, Healthy Families Advisory Board, Wesley Glen Auxilary, Just Children, United Methodist Women Board, Aids Care Team, as well as the Loaves and Fishes Board of Directors! She has earned a long list of accolades and awards

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for her volunteer work in that me, including a 1989 Volunteer Adult of Pictured: June O’Neal, MyTown Monthly’s Pathfinder of the Month the Year award from the Macon Mayor’s President’s Club; a 1998 State of Georgia Woman of the Year award from Business and Professional Women; a 1998 Humanitarian of the Year award from Channel 13 WMAZ; in 2000, she was named a Wesleyan College Outstanding Alumni, in Service to the Community; she was given a 2005 Humanitarian Award from New Fellowship Bapst Church; a 2006 NAACP Community Service Award; and in 2009, June received Community Volunteer Recognion for her work in Naonal Volunteer Week - Hands on Georgia. . . . and this is an abbreviated list! For their loyal support of her and her many volunteer efforts, June praises her family, and her husband in parcular. “Hank is an angel. He is the silent servant who always has the hot chocolate ready and the electric blanket on when I get home, aer a long rainy day . . . and there have been a lot of rainy days lately!” A clear advocate for volunteerism, June says that what is needed most for the benefit of the Middle Georgia community is widespread support of the public educaon system. She adds that more mentors are needed for middle and high school students. June’s message to the people of Middle Georgia regarding the needs of its community is simple: “Make a difference in the life of a child by becoming a mentor. There are 69 children on the Mentors Project’s waing list. January is Naonal Mentoring Month, and you can volunteer by calling (478) 765-8624.” June has clearly touched and helped many lives in her many efforts. If she can inspire people to give back to their community, and they in turn inspire others, the resulng wave of volunteers could transform Middle Georgia, all thanks to “Macon’s Mother Teresa”! Congratulaons to June for being selected as MyTown Monthly’s Pathfinder of the Month! | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine


Addional Calendar Events available online at Events added daily!



Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Locaon: Old Train Depot, 101 E. Heritage Blvd. Cost: Free Contact: (478) 956-3881 Bring your supplies – and creavity! Join others in this fun pasme.


Kingdom Heirs and the Jordans

Time: 7 p.m. Locaon: Byron Bapst Church, 100 West White Road Cost: Free Contact: (478) 956-4670 Doors will open at 6 p.m.


Byron Mardi Gras

Time: Beginning at 1 p.m. Contact: Call (478) 955- 4859 for more informaon, or to parcipate. Get ready for a fun celebraon for a great cause. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Peach County will be having a Mardi Gras in Byron celebraon. Fesvies will include a golf cart parade, a dessert bake-off, a Relay for Life dinner dance, fun acvies, and the crowning of the “king” and “queen.”

F ORSYTH J ANUARY 14, 21 & 28

Videography for Beginners workshop

Time: 7 p.m. Locaon: Monroe County Arts Alliance, 54 N. Jackson Street Cost: $100 for 5 sessions Contact: Call (478) 994-8668 or visit 5 One-hour workshops with Walt Brenner. Class size limited.

F EBRUARY 11 – 14, 18 – 20

Backlot Players Perform Dearly Beloved

Time: 8 p.m. for all nights except February 14; February 14 will be a 2 p.m. manee only. Locaon: Rose Theatre, 23 W. Johnston Road Cost: $15 Adult/$10 for seniors and students Contact: Call (478) 994-0443 or visit hp:// You’ll laugh ‘l you cry at this hilarious comedy about a Fayro, Texas wedding that features a pot luck recepon and the bride and groom running off on the day of the wedding!


Storyme for young children Time: 10:30 am.

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Locaon: Barnes & Boble at The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive Cost: Free Contact: Cindy Daniel at (478) 474-0161




Middle Georgia Art Associaon Members’ Display

Time: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday Locaon: Market City Café, 502 Cherry Street (at the corner of Third) Cost: Free Contact: Call (478) 744-9557 or visit for details




“Winter Flowers” and “Icescapes” Exhibits

Time: Weekdays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Locaon: Macon Arts Gallery, 486 First Street Cost: Free Contact: Call (478) 743-6940, “Winter Flowers: painngs by Kris Davis” and “Icescapes: ceramics by Deanna Ranle.”




“Shakespeare Alive”

Time: Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., and Sunday 2:30 p.m. Locaon: Theatre Macon 438 Cherry Street Cost: $12 – $15 Contact: Call (478) 746-9485 or visit Performance by the Youth Actors Company, directed by Scot Mann.





Time: Tuesday – Friday 12 – 5 p.m., Saturday 12 – 3 p.m. Locaon: MGAA Gallery 2330 Ingleside Avenue Cost: Free Contact: Call (478) 744-9557, Middle Georgia arsts will be presenng abstract views of the world.


THROUGH A PRIL Second Thursday Performances for School Groups & Home Schoolers Time: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Locaon: Georgia Music Hall of Fame 200 Marn Luther King Jr. Boulevard Cost: $3.50 for ages 4 – 17 (includes museum admission) Contact: Deitrah Taylor at (478) 751-3334 or The Georgia Music Hall of Fame's MIKE (Music in Kids' Educaon) program presents educaonal music through Young Audiences/Woodruff Arts Center.

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M AY 9

“The Space Spot” Interacve Science Exhibit

Locaon: Museum of Arts & Sciences 4182 Forsyth Road Cost: $4 – $8 Contact: Call (478) 477-3232 or visit

J ANUARY 17, 24 & 31

Sunday Supper & A Movie

Time: 6 p.m. Locaon: Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second Street Cost: $1 – $5 Contact: Call (478) 257-6381 or visit for details. Family-friendly films with budget-friendly dinner.


Marn Luther King Day Children’s Workshops

Locaon: Tubman Museum 340 Walnut Street Contact: Call (478) 743-8544 or visit


Internaonal Conductors Workshop Closing Concert

Time: 2 p.m. Locaon: Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Bldg. 1400 Coleman Avenue at Mercer University Cost: Free Contact: Call (478) 301-5751 or visit




Macon Musicians Guild concerts at Golden Bough

Time: 9 p.m. Locaon: The Golden Bough Bookstore, 371 Coon Avenue Cost: Free Contact: Call (478) 744-2446 or visit Call or visit online for arst lineup.




Dinner & A Classic Movie

Time: 6:30 p.m. Locaon: Cox Capitol Theatre 382 Second Street Cost: $5 for movie only, or $17.50 for dinner and movie Contact: Call (478) 257-6381 or visit Call or check website for menus and films.


The Barnes & Noble Book Club

Time: 10:30 a.m. Locaon: Barnes & Noble, in The Shoppes at | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine

River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive Cost: Free Contact: Cindy Daniel at (478) 474-0161 Group will be discussing the book The Second Coming by Walker Percy.


NewTown GetDown at The Hay House

Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m. Locaon: Hay House, 934 Georgia Avenue Contact: Kris Haaway, NewTown Macon, (478) 722-9909 A monthly social happy hour for area professionals. This month’s GetDown will feature live entertainment by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, Townsend School of Music.


Psycho at the Douglass

Time: 7 p.m. Locaon: Douglass Theatre, 355 Marn Luther King Jr. Boulevard Cost: Tickets are $5, or FREE for Macon State, Mercer, and Wesleyan students with ID. Contact: Call (478) 742-2000 or visit Part of the College Town Film Series. Discussion following film, led by Dr. Patrick Brennan.


Guest Arst Recital at Mercer University Time: 7:30 p.m. Locaon: Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Bldg, 1400 Coleman Avenue at Mercer University Cost: Free Contact: Call (478) 301-5751 or visit Piano recital by Robert Swann.


Beginner’s Photography Workshop at Lynne’s Gallery

Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m. Locaon: Lynne’s Gallery, 2nd Floor - East Wing at Macon Mall, 3661 Eisenhower Parkway Cost: Tuion $35/class Contact: Call (478) 960-8339 or visit Point-and-shoot workshop.

J ANUARY 21 & 23

Elderly Care "Coffee Talk" Sessions

Time: January 21 from 6 – 8 p.m., January 23 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Locaon: The Buck Melton Community Center, 150 Sessions Drive Cost: Free (registraon required) Contact: Call (478) 757-9909, email or, or visit During these informave sessions, you will learn about community resources, Medicare, Medicaid, VA, and other services to assist you in caring for your elderly loved ones.


Time: 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Locaon: Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry Street Cost: Included with $5 - $6 admission. FREE for students. Contact: Call (478) 745-5982 or visit Storytellers from the Uncle Remus Museum in Eatonton entertain.

415 First Street Cost: Table seang is available by advanced booking (tables are $300, $350, or $400 each). Balcony seang is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Contact: The MSO office at 400 Poplar Street, or call (478) 301-5300. Join the Macon Symphony Orchestra as it hosts the Annual January Pops event, a tribute to singer Bob Seger, with guest arst Bob Caloca.



Time: 10:30 a.m. Locaon: Barnes & Noble, in The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive Cost: Free Contact: Cindy Daniel at (478) 474-0161 Please Join us for a visit from these delighul characters. We will have stories, snacks, and acvies.

Time: 7:30 p.m. Locaon: Macon Centreplex, 200 Coliseum Drive Cost: $32.25 – $37.25 Contact: Call (478) 751-9232 or visit

J ANUARY 22 – 23

Locaon: Barnes & Noble, in The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive Cost: Free Contact: Cindy Daniel at (478) 474-0161 Pre-K – grade 12 educators save up to 25% on classroom and personal purchases, including 10% on CDs and DVDs.

“The Art of Storytelling”

Costume Characters Toot and Puddle


Time: 7:30 p.m. Locaon: Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street Cost: $43 – $47 Contact: Call Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 3015470, email, or visit Lerner and Loewe’s stage masterpiece follows the love triangle of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot. Featuring one of Broadway’s most enchanng scores, songs include the haunngly romanc “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “I Loved You Once in Silence” and “Follow Me.”


History of Ft. Valley State University Locaon: Tubman Museum, 340 Walnut Street Cost: $4 – $6. Contact: Call (478) 743-8544 or visit School’s history and arfacts exhibited.


"The Art of Storytelling"

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Locaon: Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry Street Cost: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, Free for students and children with an adult. Contact: Dorene Buchanan at (478) 7455982,, or Come hear storytellers from the Uncle Remus Museum tell disncvely Southern tales about Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox, created by Joel Chandler Harris, a late 19th Century newspaper writer who once worked in Macon.


"Night Moves": A Tribute to Bob Seger Time: 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) Locaon: Macon City Auditorium

Jason Aldean in Concert

J ANUARY 23 – 24

Educator Appreciaon Days


Norman McLean Master Class

Time: 3 – 5 p.m. Locaon: Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road Cost: FREE and open to the public Contact: Call (478) 757-5259 or visit Led by Marn Katz.


Willie Nelson in Concert

Time: 8 p.m. Locaon: Macon City Auditorium, 415 First Street Cost: $40.50 - $67.50 Contact: Call (478) 751-9232 or visit


“Women’s Voices”

Time: 7:30 p.m. Locaon: Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, 1400 Coleman Avenue Cost: Free Contact: Call (478) 301-5751 or visit A recital of Mercer University faculty.


Mercer Faculty Arsts Recital

Time: 7:30 p.m. Locaon: McCorkle Music Building on Mercer University campus Cost: Free Recital will feature "Women's Voices" (soprano Martha Malone and Carol Goff on piano) and the Mercer Chamber Players January/February 2010 MyTown



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(Douglas Hill – conductor, Adrian Gnam – oboe, Marcus Reddick – percussion, Calista Waddy – harp, and Hannah Crocker – treble).


Mercer Women's Free Choir Concert

Time: 7:30 p.m. Locaon: McCorkle Music Building on Mercer University's campus Cost: Free Concert will feature special guest high school choir The Riverwood Singers, conducted by Amy Hughley.


Dinner and a Concert

Time: 6 p.m. Locaon: Christ Church, 582 Walnut Street Contact: Call (478) 987-4641 or visit Presented by the American Guild of Organists, hosted by John Simons and Townsend-McAfee Instute, conducted by Robert Parris.

J ANUARY 26 – 27

Steel Drum Band Performance

Time: 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. both days, plus a 7:30 p.m. show on January 26 ONLY Locaon: The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street Cost: Dayme shows $6. 7:30 p.m. show will be $18 ($14 for students or groups). Contact: Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 3015470, or visit GrandKids Educaonal Series special shows will be Tuesday - Wednesday, January 26 - 27, at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.


“Sing My Troubles By”


American Folk Music Concert

Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Locaon: Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road Cost: Free Contact: Call (478) 757-5259 or visit Grammy winner Art Rosenbaum performs. Recepon follows.


Mercer Women’s Choir Concert

Time: 7:30 p.m. Locaon: Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, 1400 Coleman Avenue Cost: FREE Contact: Call (478) 301-5751 or visit “A Prelude to GMEA” will be performed.


Art Rosenbaum’s Southern Folk, Ballads & Blues Concert

Time: 7–9 p.m. Locaon: Wesleyan College Porter Auditorium, 4760 Forsyth Road Cost: Free & open to the public Contact: (478) 757-5189 Art Rosenbaum, 2009 Grammy Award winner for “Best Historical Album” and Wheatley Professor in the Arts Emeritus at UGA, presents a live concert of authenc American Folk Music, along with Southern Mountain Ballads and Blues. Three groups and soloists will perform. Recepon will feature Southern cuisine.


Gallipoli Screening Time: 7:30 p.m.

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Locaon: Douglass Theatre, 355 Marn Luther King Jr. Boulevard Cost: Tickets $5 Contact: Call (478) 742-2000 or visit Macon Film Guild will present the Mel Gibson film. Discussion following screening.

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Time: 6 p.m. Locaon: Peyton Anderson Amphitheatre, Taylor Hall at Wesleyan, 4760 Forsyth Road Cost: Free Contact: Call (478) 757-5259 or visit Screening and Q&A with Art Rosenbaum.


Making Music with pianist Marn Katz

Time: 11 a.m. Locaon: Burden Parlor at Wesleyan, 4760 Forsyth Road Cost: Free Contact: Call (478) 757-5259 or visit Wesleyan students perform with the vising arst.


Old Boy at the Douglass

Time: 7 p.m. Locaon: The Douglass Theatre, 355 Marn Luther King Jr. Boulevard Cost: $5 (Free for Macon State, Mercer, and Wesleyan students with ID) Contact: Call (478) 742-2000 or visit Part of the College Town Film Series. Discussion following film led by Dr. Tom Ellington.


Painngs by Art Rosenbaum & Photographs by Margo Rosenbaum Time: Weekdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Locaon: Porter Fine Arts Bldg., East and West Galleries, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road Cost: Free

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Contact: Call (478) 757-5259 or visit There will be an opening recepon on January 28 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.


“Creatures of Mist”

Time: 1 – 3 p.m. Locaon: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road Cost: $4 - $8 Contact: Call (478) 477-3232 or visit Home school program for adults and students.


The Golden Opportunies Book Club Meeng

Time: 10:30 a.m. Locaon: Barnes & Noble, in The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive Cost: Free Contact: Cindy Daniel at (478) 474-0161 Will discuss the book The Murder of King Tut by James Paerson.


CPR and First Aid Cerficaon Training

Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Locaon: Buck Melton Community Center, 150 Sessions Drive Cost: $40 (First Aid only), $45 (CPR only), and $65 (CPR and First Aid) Contact: Talana Glover at (478) 757-9909, (478) 207-4858,, or visit Learn the important steps to take to treat various health emergencies, plus get American Red Cross Cerficaon. The courses will take place as follows: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (CPR only), 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (First Aid only), and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. (CPR and First Aid combined). Registraon is required, and registraon deadline is January 25, 2009.


“Naon” Live in HD at the Douglass Time: 2 p.m. Locaon: Douglass Theatre, 355 Marn Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: $15 Contact: Call (478) 742-2000 or visit London’s Naonal Theatre producon.


Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra Concert Time: 4 p.m. Locaon: Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road Cost: $15 Contact: Call (478) 757-5259 or visit | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine Soprano Nadine Whitney will perform with the OSO.

J ANUARY 31 Duet Concert

Time: 7:30 p.m. Locaon: Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University, 1400 Coleman Avenue Cost: $10 (Free with Mercer ID) Contact: Call (478) 301-5751 or visit The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer presents Sara SantAmbrogio (cello) with Elizabeth Pridgen (piano).


Concert for Cello and Piano

Time: 7:30 p.m. Locaon: McCorkle Music Building at Mercer University Cost: $10 (free with Mercer ID) The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings presents Elizabeth Pridgen on piano, and Sara Sant'Ambrogio, cellist for the Eroica Trio.

Locaon: Fairgrounds, 401 Larry Walker Parkway (I-75 at exits 134 and 135), New South Arena Contact: Tommy While at (770) 227-3456 or (404) 502-7025 Championships are hosted by Georgia Independent Schools Associaon.

F EBRUARY 12 – 14

2010 Great Outdoors Show

Time: Fri. 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sun. 9a.m. – 5 p.m. Locaons: Fairground buildings hosng events include Miller-Murphy-Howard, McGill Marketplace, Heritage Hall, Georgia, and New South Arena. Cost: Adults $8, Seniors $5, and kids under 12 are free. A 2-day pass is $12. Contact: For addional informaon, visit or call the Georgia Wildlife Federaon at (770) 787-7887. Hosted by the Georgia Wildlife Federaon.

F EBRUARY 18 – 21

Georgia Naonal Junior Livestock Show and Rodeo

Time: 6 – 7 p.m. Locaon: Super Suppers, 4524 Forsyth Road Cost: Free for supper club members (and their guests). $5 for non-members. Come try before you buy! February entrée preview party. Ask about Supper Club Discounts.

Locaon: Fairgrounds, 401 Larry Walker Parkway (I-75 at exits 134 and 135) Contact: (478) 988-6484 The Georgia Naonal Junior Livestock show is Georgia 4-H and FFA students showing a variety of livestock such as: Steers, Heifers, Jr. Commercial Dairy Heifers, Hogs, and Jr. Breeding Ewe. There will be a Youth Banquet and Dance on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the MMH Building.






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Houston Board of Educaon Zoning Meeng

Time: 12 p.m. Locaon: 1100 Main Street Cost: Free Contact: For more informaon, visit hp:// The Houston County Board of Educaon has scheduled this called meeng to vote on final school zones for the 2010-2011 school year.


Middle Georgia Technical College "Career Scavenger Hunt"

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Locaon: Fairgrounds, 401 Larry Walker Parkway (I-75 at exits 134 and 135), McGill Marketplace Contact: Alicia Long at (478) 988-6800 Ext. 4006 The 8th Annual Middle Georgia Partnership Career Scavenger Hunt will provide students the opportunity to explore their educaonal and career opons by exposing them to a variety of different career areas.


GISA Individual State Wrestling Championships Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Robins Ramblers Square Dance Club

Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Locaon: The Recreaon Center on Watson Boulevard Contact: Call (478) 922-1428 for informaon.


Skateboarding Every Saturday

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Locaon: The Net Teen Center, 102 Gunn Road in Centerville Cost: Free Contact: Pastor Mike DiPietro at (478) 2979244,, or The Rain Church sponsors free skateboarding for kids ages 12-18.


“Legends & Elvis”

Time: 2 p.m. Locaon: Hawkinsville Opera House, 42 Lumpkin Street, Hawkinsville Cost: $18 Contact: Call (478) 783-1884 or visit Featuring Todd Allen Henredeen & Follow.


AFA Luncheon Time: 12 p.m.

Locaon: Horizons Club Ballroom at Robins Air Force Base Cost: $13 Contact: Regina McGill at (478) 327-9238 or Guest speaker will be Major General Susan Desjardins, Director of Strategic Planning, Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command. The dress for the event is uniform of the day or business are. Reservaons must be made in advance no later than January 8.


Museum of Aviaon Marathon/HalfMarthon/5K Run-Walk

Time: Registraon ends at 7:30 a.m., marathon and half-marathon begin at 8 a.m., 5K run-walk begins at 8:15 a.m. Locaon: Museum of Aviaon, Hwy 247 and Russell Parkway Contact: For details, visit Call (478) 923-6600, email, or contact Race Director John Hunter at (478) 335-3426 or Registraon will take place at the Century of Flight Hangar. Cash prizes awarded for male and female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!


Miss Warner Robins High School Pageant

Time: Doors open 6:30 p.m.; compeon begins 7 p.m. Locaon: Homer J. Walker Jr. Civic Center, 700 Watson Boulevard Cost: $10 at the door

J ANUARY 29 – 30

Men's Conference "Geng Back to God's Original Plan"

Time: Begins 1 p.m. on January 29 Locaon: Kingdom Faith Chrisan Center, 79 Green Street Cost: $15 registraon includes all conference fees and catering by Sonny's Bar-B-Q Contact: For more informaon and registraon, call the church at (478) 922-4078 or (478) 918-7118, or Pastor Rowe at (407) 808-5284. You can also email, or go to or Conference topics include: Men’s Role In Ministry, Men’s Role In The Community, and Men’s Role In The Family.


Guitarist David Burgess in Concert

Time: 3 p.m. Locaon: First United Methodist Church, 205 North Davis Drive Contact: For details, call (478) 923-7024 Warner Robins Community Concert Associaon presents David Burgess for the entertainment of family and friends. January/February 2010 MyTown




Edwards Jones Branch Receives Client Service Excellence A ward

Happy 50th Anniversary Staord Academy! Straord Academy Science teacher, Mrs. Jil Pinkston, and her Pre-K aer-school enrichment class recently planted a giant "50" in rye grass on the school campus. This was a great environmentally-friendly way to help Straord celebrate its 50th Anniversary!

Mount de Sales Academy's Chester Pierce Announces Rerement Chester Pierce will rere at the end of this school year, his 37th as a member of the MDS faculty. A 1966 graduate of Mount de Sales, Pierce graduated from Mercer University in 1970 with a Bachelor’s degree in History, and in 1972 with a Master's degree in Educaon. Pierce returned to Mount de Sales as a member of the faculty in 1973. Congratulaons!

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Jeff Holland and Theresa Hibberd of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Macon, GA recently received the firm’s Client Service Excellence award. “We are honored to receive this award,” Holland said. “The Client Service Excellence award is special because it is a direct reflecon of the relaonships we have with our clients.” James D. Weddie, Edward Jones’ managing partner, added, “Jeff and Theresa are outstanding members of the Edward Jones team. While all of our associates understand the value of client service, it’s obvious that they have been striving to provide the best service for their clients.” Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors. Edward Jones was ranked No. 2 on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for 2009. To contact Jeff or Theresa, call (478) 757-0210 or visit their office located at 4535 Forsyth Rd., Suite 2, Macon, GA.

First Presbyterian Names Cheri Frame as Admissions Director

Wesleyan Dean Dr. Vivia Lawton Fowler Honored by Columbia College

First Presbyterian Day (FPD) School recently announced the hiring of Cheri Frame as its Director of Admissions. Frame, a 1989 FPD graduate, has a Cheri Frame management and markeng degree from Mercer University.

Wesleyan College Dean Dr. Vivia Lawton Fowler recently returned to her South Carolina alma mater, Columbia College, to receive the presgious Medallion Dr. Vivia Lawton Fowler Award. The instuon’s highest honor, the Medallion is presented annually to those individuals whom Columbia College wishes to recognize for exceponal accomplishments, leadership, and service.

“I’m excited to return to FPD in a role where I can make a difference,” Frame said. “FPD is a wonderful school that offers an excellent educaon.” Frame and husband Rick have three children and are members of First Presbyterian Church. She is also the former owner of In Good Taste, a local gi shop and invitaon store.

Dr. Fowler joined the administraon of Wesleyan College as the Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs in July of 2007. Prior to that, she held teaching and administrave roles from 1986 to 2007 at Columbia College. | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine



Career Women’s Network Awards Three Scholarships to Local Students Career Women's Network Scholarship Fund and the Walters Family Scholarship Fund were established to provide college scholarships to non-tradional female students 25 years or older. Applicants must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. For 2009, CWN awarded three scholarships to the following:

Tate Clion Rumney

Born October 1. Son of Cliff and Robin Rumney.

Pictured le to right: Suie Huang, Jocelyn Hunt, Julia Wood, and Ann Lold.

Suie Huang received a scholarship for her pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in Mathemacs at Macon State College, planning to graduate in May 2011. She hopes to earn a Ph.D. in Mathemacs.

Cherry Roberts was awarded two scholarships. She is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Educaon from Georgia College & State University. Cherry plans to graduate in May, and hopes to teach Elementary School in Moncello, Georgia. Sheila Gray entered her final semester at Mercer this fall, with a 3.5 GPA, and she will graduate with her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Jusce. She hopes to pursue a career in probaon or case management.

Coliseum Hospital’s Jim Eyler Elected to Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Governing Council Teegan Christopher Nunez

Celebrated age 2 on November 9. Son of Chris and Yvee Nunez, and brother of Noah and Lola Nunez.

James W. Eyler, MBA, FACHE, CEO of Coliseum Psychiatric Center recently was elected to serve on the governing council of the American Hospital Associaon’s Secon for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services. His three-year term began on January 1, 2010. The Secon for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services represents over 1,300 behavioral health providers and professionals who are members of the American Hospital Associaon (AHA). The Secon strives to link behavioral health colleagues sharing similar interests and concerns and provide a forum to discuss issues related to behavioral health. Congratulaons!

Medical Center Physician Recognized as a Distinguished Fellow Kathy A. Kemle, a physician assistant from the Family Health Center, a service of The Medical Center of Central Georgia, was recently honored as a Disnguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Kemle joins a select number of physician assistants who have disnguished themselves among colleagues and in their communies by service to the profession, commitment to advancing health care for all people, and by exemplary personal and professional development. Morgan Marie Thomason

Born on November 13 8 lbs., 13 oz., and 21” long Daughter of Jennifer and Gabe Thomason, and granddaughter of Cindi K. Thomas.

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Kemle, who has been a physician assistant for 15 years and works under Dr. Richard J. Ackermann, now has the privilege of using the professional designaon of DFAAPA (Disnguished Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants). Kemle is assistant director of the Geriatrics Division at the Family Health Center, 3780 Eisenhower Parkway. Kemle teaches geriatric and palliave medicine to residents, students, and geriatric fellows. | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine



Matthews and Cloutier named Atlantic Southern Bank Branch Managers

Parker Miles Cannon

Celebrated age 2 on December 27 Son of Tiffany and Shawn Cannon, and brother of Owen.

Deborah Mahews (pictured above) recently was named Branch Manager at the Byron locaon of Atlanc Southern Bank. Mahews has been with the organizaon since October 2007, previously serving as Branch Manager in Lizella. Congratulaons!

Ma Clouer (pictured above) recently was named Branch Manager of Atlanc Southern Bank’s Lizella locaon. A graduate of Georgia State University, Clouer has served as a credit analyst in the company’s Operaons Center since joining the bank in September 2006. Congratulaons!

Houston Board of Education Honors Y ears of Service Graham Shield Bozeman

Celebrated age 1 on December 29 Son of Kandy and Shield Bozeman, and brother of Raegan.

The Houston County Board of Educaon recently recognized employees who have served 30, 35, 40, and 45 years in the Houston County School System with an award ceremony and recepon in their honor. Each honoree was called to the stage, where they received a framed cerficate, cash award, and a Years of Service pin. Perry Primary School honorees with their Principal. Pictured le to right: Louise McBride, Mary Hunt, Principal Elgin Mayfield, and Shirley Arrington.

Congratulaons to those employees who have devoted 30 or more years to the children of Houston County schools! Bryson Byrd

Celebrated age 3 on December 30 Son of Stacy and Kenny Byrd.

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Pictured le: Honoree Eugene Hodges (right) congratulated by Superintendent David Carpenter. | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine



Keep Warner Robins Beautiful Receives Community Award

Linda O

Celebrated her birthday on January 7 Wife of Norman O Jr., andmother of Susan O Malcom and Kim O.

Keep Warner Robins Beauful (KWRB) recently was recognized by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for receiving the Keep Georgia Beauful 2nd Place Affiliate Award. The award was presented by Kevin Perry (pictured far le), Keep Georgia Beauful Foundaon President, and Lynn Cobb (pictured far right), Keep Georgia Beauful Manager.

Holding the award is Claire Taylor, KWRB Past Chairman. Also pictured are Cheryl Taylor, KWRB Chairman of Communicaons, and Debra Jones, KWRB Execuve Director.

Publix Awards Annual Grant to Houston County Habitat for Humanity

Lola Riley Nunez

Celebrated age 4 on January 12 Daughter of Yvee and Chris Nunez, and sister of Noah and Teegan Nunez.

Publix Super Markets Charies recently awarded a $7,500 grant to Houston County Habitat for Humanity. Houston County Habitat will use these funds to partner with low-income families in Houston County to construct decent affordable homes. Since 2003, Publix has awarded the Houston County Habitat for Humanity annual grants totaling $36,000. For more informaon about the Houston County Habitat for Humanity or to volunteer, call (478) 328-3388 or visit

Pictured le to right: Publix District Manager Trent Collins, Store Manager Melissa Edwards, and Habitat for Humanity Execuve Director Thomas Prior.

Boeing Honored by Warner Robins Chamber of Commerce The Warner Robins Area Chamber of Commerce recently presented The Boeing Company with the Robins Regional Industry Hall of Fame Award. The Chamber’s Business Development Commiee chair, Walter “Randy” Randall, presented the honor. The companies inducted into the Robins Regional Industry Hall of Fame have achieved a special disncon by virtue of the extraordinary impact made to our community over the years. “We are especially focused on having a regional impact in the Middle Georgia area,” says Al Stewart, Community Relaons/ Public Affairs. “Being acvely involved in the community is something we [at Boeing] truly take pride in.” Hunter Walling

Celebrated age 15 on January 17 Son of Susan Malcom and Darrell Walling, and older brother of Brantly Malcom.

“We are honored to receive this award and grateful to the Chamber for selecng us,” said Reed Morren, Site Leader for the Macon Plant. Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company, and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircra combined. Addionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcra, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles, and advanced informaon and communicaon systems. For more informaon, call the Warner Robins Area Chamber at (478) 922-8585.

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Bonaire Elementary School recently was named a 2009 Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement. Twentyseven Schools of Excellence (one from each Congressional District) were chosen for showing the greatest improvement or highest achievement across the state. State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox named Bonaire Elementary a School of Excellence for placing in the top 10% in the state for reading and mathemacs. Bonaire had 98% of all students meet and exceed standards on the state assessment. One of only 14 elementary schools selected statewide, Bonaire was the highest achieving school in the 8th Congressional District. This is the second me Bonaire has received School of Excellence designaon, having also won the tle in 1991.

Perry Middle: LeSan Kimbrough and Laura Dodd (coaches), Gehrig Broxton, John Weaks, Caitlyn Heesh, Bethany Brown, Chandler Strath, and Emily Rowell.

“We are truly honored to be recognized as a 2009 Georgia School of Excellence,” said Principal Dr. Eric Payne. “This award validates the vision, commitment, and expectaons we have for all of our students.” Middle School Academic Teams Advance to Regional Bowl

Mossy Creek Middle: Carol Kohn (coach), Sean Palmer, Katherine Grambling, Mahal Buguy, Ian LeBorious, Cole Howard, Aamanya Raval, Elan Foy, Kahlil Moss, Chen-Hui Bergl, and Nathaniel Fouse.

Hunngton Middle: Andrea Monday (coach), Airrion Blackstock, Tyson Grogan, Bryson Saunders, James Luppino, Dusn Priaulx, and Nick Scorsome. Houston County’s eight middle schools recently competed in the district academic bowl. The four top teams (pictured above and right) recently competed in the regional Professional Associaon of Georgia Educators Academic Bowl for Middle Grades. Students fielded quesons on subjects ranging from history to mathemacs, science, literature and the performing arts. The two teams that win the regional compeon will proceed to the state semi-finals, which will be held in late January. The four teams that emerge victorious that day will compete for the state championship in mid-February. For more informaon about the academic bowl, call Jacobsen at (478) 988-6395, ext. 10393.

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Warner Robins Middle: Lori Campbell (coach), Toby Cranford, Tyler Cranford, Mathew Carlson, Rachel Preston, Lauren Rossman, Cecilia Cerja, Sarah Abushanab, Camille Bagwell, James Pressey, Joseph Wiggins, Cody Asbell-Trayler, and Briany Farmer. | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine

Apply Now for Robins Federal Credit Union’s $4,000 High School Senior Scholarships! Robins Federal Credit Union is once again accepng applicaons for their 2010 Most Excellent Senior Team Scholarship! The Robins Federal Credit Union Scholarship was established to show the Credit Union’s support for educaon, and to help qualified high school seniors with the costs of aending college or technical school. Started in 1997, the scholarship awards five high school seniors a four-year, $4,000 scholarship. The applicaon deadline is 12 p.m., Friday, March 19. Applicaons can be found on Robins Federal’s website at, or can be picked up at any of their branch locaons. Nikita Griffin of Vienna was named the Exceponal Adult Georgian in Literacy Educaon (EAGLE) Winner for Middle Georgia Technical College (MGTC). Griffin will represent MGTC at the EAGLE Leadership Instute in February. “Nikita is a caring and sensive person,” said Ethel Ross, chair for the EAGLE program at MGTC, and instructor at MGTC’s Vienna Adult Educaon Site. “She has the ability to become the EAGLE delegate for the state because she has the compassion to help others, and because she uses her abilies to take difficult situaons, or challenges, and succeed.”

Feagin Mill Middle School 8th graders Collin Hensley and Cameron Henderson won 1st place for Feagin Mill Middle School, and the overall Grand Prize, in a community art contest sponsored by AmeriGas. Contestants were asked to design a ceiling le for AmeriGas to display on their ceiling. Collin and Cameron each were presented a cerficate, $25 gi card, and portable gas grill by AmeriGas. Collin and Cameron are pictured with their cerficate and le art, alongside AmeriGas Service and Sales Manager Rick Knipe, and Feagin Mill Middle art teacher Laurie Kirkley. The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter from Perry Middle School, led by Adviser Diana Phillips, recently aended the annual Leadership Conference located at the Classic Center in Athens, GA. Avery Webb, the Perry Middle School Chapter President, brought home a state-level award by winning 1st place in Personal Financial Concepts



Olivia Taylor, an eighth grader at FPD, was honored by the Macon City Chamber of Commerce for placing first in the “Macon History” essay compeon.

Howard High School recently recognized its 12 students who were selected as 20092010 Governor's Honors Nominees at a special recepon at The Woodruff House, where all Bibb County Governor's Honors Nominees were recognized. The Governor's Honors Program is a six-week summer instruconal program for intellectually gied and arscally talented high school students. Howard High's nominees include (le to right): Chrisna Mayfield (dance), Courtney Dean (social studies), Benjamin Tiernan (chemistry), Rachel Cabell (social studies), Elizabeth Lynch (voice), Sterling Blankenship (execuve management), and Sean Sapp (mathemacs). Not pictured are Hannah Alexander (dance), Karissa Roberts (visual arts), Emily Rodenroth (dance), Shaquille Troupe (voice), and Claire Powell (technology).

The compeon was open to all schools in Bibb County, and Taylor’s essay on the Grand Opera House was chosen as the winner. Taylor was awarded a $500 savings bond.

Straord Academy 7th graders recently were chosen for the 2009 – 2010 Duke TIP Program. Duke University is the sponsor of a naonal search endeavor known as the Talent Idenficaon Program, or Duke TIP. This talent search idenfies academically-gied seventh graders based on standardized test scores in specific content areas. Candidates who qualify are invited to sit for either the SAT or the ACT, which are college entrance assessments. These are the same tests offered to eleventh and twelth-grade students who are compeng for college placements. The simple act of taking these assessments is extremely challenging. Forty-five Straord seventh graders were selected for the 20092010 TIP program. Students selected are: Chrisna Alibozek, Jacob Brewer, Sydney Brewer, William Brock, Amelia Brown, Mary Kate Brown, Tia Chastain, Alex Chrisanson, Connor Collins, Huntley Cowart, Jacob Culclasure, Drew Daws, Laurel Ferrari, Michaela Fuller, Sean Grossnickle, Ella Hall, Cole Ham-West, Jack Harper, Morgan Herman, Mary Kathryn Hightower, Hamilton Hirsh, Mary Carolyn Hulgan, Robert Hulsey, Sam Jenkins, Lukas Joyner, Dori Kacsoh, Sarin Khurana, Virginia Ann Lineberger, Clayton Montgomery, Thomas Nash, Dalton Newman, Vijay Pillai, Nathan Pucke, Zoya Qazi, Reagan Roden, Marc Rosengart, Ginny Lane Sheridan, Joseph Slappey, Tolu Sogade, Mary Spivey, Andrew Stephens, Karlyn Suggs,Cole Thomason, Josh Wangerin and Kaitlyn Wilson.

Mount de Sales Academy students Angelica Harris (10), Ryan Wincey (10), and Jordan Haaway (11) joined two other local students to travel to Kurobe, Japan. The Macon Sister Cies Commission (MSCC), who sponsored the trip, chose winners based on an applicaon process. Students were immersed in the culture as they stayed with local Japanese families, and visited sites in Tokyo and Kurobe.

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The TSA Band of Gold defeated Dublin High School in the final round of WMGT's Bale of the Bands. Aer weeks of compeng with many other schools, both public and private, Tanall claimed victory in the online compeon. Over 60,000 votes were cast in the final round awarding TSA's Band program the grand prize of $500. Congratulaons also to Taylor Dixon (alternate), Charlie Ford (alternate), Zack Tedders (3rd chair district), and Andrew Braley (second round of All-State and 2nd chair district) for their recognion in the GMEA High School Distric Honor Band.

Mount de Sales Academy sophomore Sarah McMahon’s design was selected as the winning entry in the naonal Children’s Miracle Network’s Pastry Shoe design contest. For her winning design, The Children’s Miracle Network of Atlanta will receive $25,000 and Sarah’s design is being considered for mass producon.

Ennis and Donner Are Big Winners in Bibb Fire Prevenon Essay Contest FPD sixth graders Spencer Ennis and Cuss Donner took 1st and 2nd place, respecvely, in the annual Bibb County Fire Prevenon Week essay contest. The topic this year was “Stay Fire Smart, Don’t Get Burned.” The enre sixth grade made the trip to City Hall to parcipate in Fire Prevenon Proclamaon Day. Congratulaons!

Malyn (9), Colleen (3), and Ansley (3) Garvin, with Sydney Collins (1) at Animal Kingdom.

Kaci and Lindsey Paul

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Straord Upper School chorus presented a holiday music program to the residents of Morningside Assisted Living.

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Tanall students partnered with Kids Yule Love.

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Morningside Elementary School Running Club parcipated in the Jingle Jog. Parcipants (pictured) were: Wesley Rowell, Courtney Bridges, Charisma Winkler, Madysyn Kelly, Hannah Willard, Arin Willard, Chrisan Bailey, Alyssa Conger, and Erin Smith.

(Pictured in grou p below) The PrePerry Primary K students at Sc the Polar Expreshool experienced were loaded on s. The students that was decora to a school bus Express train. ted like the Polar Mr. Mayfield (p The conductor, rinc book to the studipal), read the on the bus. W ents while hen exited the bus, students they were given a necklace by Sa gold bell nta Claus.

St. Nicholas le oranges and candy in the shoes of all of the students and staff at St. Joseph’s Catholic School.

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Sydney Collins (1) with her dog Champ.

Mount de Sales Academy students and Christmas gis to benefit adopted fam faculty collected ilies from DFACS. January/February 2010 MyTown


Cre at i ve Ways to and Earn a Little in 2010!

From big to small incomes, we all can enjoy finding ways to save a few dollars. A few dollars today, after all, is a few more dollars tomorrow, so let’s get saving! Add Up Spare Change! Cash in spare change! Save all your spare change in a jar, then cash it in. Many banks and credit unions will sort the change at no charge, and almost all banks are willing to provide paper coin rolls for free. If you don’t want the bank to sort your change for you, then you can create a fun family acvity where your children sort the change and you teach them about the importance of saving their money. Your children might even accompany you to the bank when you deposit the change into a savings account. You might be surprised to find that spare change can add up to $50 a month or more. In one year, all that pocket change could add up to $600, which will come in handy for your next vacaon! Let your bank keep the change (and put it into your savings account)! Several banks now offer programs that allow you to automacally save your change from purchases. Each program is different, but the basic scenario looks like this: With each purchase you make using your bank card, the bank rounds the amount of the purchase up to the nearest dollar. For example, if you purchase an item that costs $4.50, $5 will be taken from your checking, but the 50¢ difference will be deposited into your savings account. This program is analogous to giving a cashier a $5 bill, and then pung the 50¢ change in your pocket (or change jar at home). It’s a great way to develop a savings account without thinking about it. Some banks even offer incenves for enrolling in the program, which can mean more money! Some banks match their customers’ savings up to a certain amount, while others offer one-me bonuses or high yields (upwards of 5%) on the money saved in these accounts. Some banks really are saying “Keep the change,” by paying you for the change that you save!

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Get Cash Back! Make the credit card companies pay you! If you have a credit card, you might want to invesgate ways that it can reward you, just for using it. Most major credit card companies now offer incenves to their customers. For example, Discover Card offers Cash Back Bonuses. The bonuses range from 2.5% to 5%. The bonuses can be redeemed for cash, or for gi cards to companies that oen offer their own bonuses. For example, a $25 Cash Back Bonus can be redeemed for a $40 Gi Card to select stores. There is a catch, however: to earn these bonuses, you must pay your enre bill off each month. If you make money for using your card, and then turn around and have to pay interest on recurring balances, you aren’t going to win here. However, if you use your credit card as a debit card, where the balance is paid off in full each month, then you can make quite a few bucks by using your credit card for anything, from small everyday purchases to large one-me items. Furthermore, some credit card companies now offer a one-me cash bonuses for signing up to auto-pay your bills using your credit card! Aside from tradional credit cards, cards that offer cash back bonuses include airline frequent-flyer cards and gas cards. Be sure to check the terms and condions on these charge cards! Some charge yearly fees, and others don’t. For example, Miles by Discover does not charge a yearly fee, and you earn one mile for each $1 purchase (in addion to other mileage bonuses). American Express and MasterCard also have frequent-flyer programs. For those who are on the road a lot, gas cards offer an easy way to save money. With these cards, you might be able to save double the cash back bonus for any purchase at gas staons. The key is to look at where you spend a large poron of your budget, and then invesgate if there is a credit card out there that will reward you for those purchases. Odds are, there is!

Bundle Services and Save! Have internet, phone (and cell phone), and cable service? Bundle them into one plan, and you could save more than $20 a month. Companies partner with each other (as in the auto-pay bonuses menoned earlier), and this saves you money each month. Have a cell phone and a landline, but never use the landline? Get rid of your landline phone service altogether, and save up to $40 a month! With so many people using cells phones, landlines are becoming more and more obsolete. Internet can be accessed from many phones, and even if you don’t have a “smart phone” to allow you to connect online, you can get a wireless card for your computer, which eliminates the need to keep a landline phone service just so you can connect to the internet.

Analyze Your Insurance Premiums! Between home, car, life, and special property insurances, the premiums can really add up! Since most premiums automacally renew each year, you might not noce when the premiums increase. Aer a few years, you might find yourself paying up to 30% more than you were when you first signed on. If you haven’t shopped insurance quotes in the past two years, give it a try, and you could find yourself saving several hundred dollars a year, possibly more! Ask about available discounts. This year, you might be turning the age that allots you a significant auto insurance discount, or you may have mulple cars and insurance premiums that can be bundled into one plan, saving you money each month. Other savings include good driver discounts and good student discounts. Ask your insurance provider about specialty savings that might be available to you. Have fun saving in 2010! | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine

Resolve to REDUCE Your STRESS Levels in 2010!

Is stress making you boil over? In 2009, many of you might have said (more than once), “I’m living in one of the most stressful mes of my life.” We all have stresses, whether they be social, financial, professional, or family. Stress sends the body into a “flight or fight” response, which is the body’s natural defense system. This is fine in moderaon, but when this response becomes constant, chronic stress sets in. Let’s set a goal for 2010 to reduce this stress, and make our bodies healthier for it! Recent reports suggest that the negave effects of stress are at an all-me high, but this doesn’t mean that you have to sit back and become a stress stasc! Through understanding some of the real root causes of your stress, you may be able to rise to a new level of physical, emoonal, and spiritual health, and find more joy in your life. So, what is stress? Diconaries define stress as a mental or physical tension or strain. Stress involves the pressures of life and is largely dependent on how you perceive, believe, react, and cope with those pressures. Surprisingly, not all stress is bad. In fact, some stress is very beneficial! What determines whether it’s good or bad is how much stress you are under, and how you cope with it.

Take this life-event test to determine how the changes in your lifestyle affect your stress levels. Circle each item that applies to you. Then, add up the point values of all circled items. If your score is 300 or more, according to stascs, you have an almost 80% chance of geng a stress-related illness in the near future. If your score is 150 to 299, your chances of becoming ill are about 50%. If less

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than 150, your chance of illness is about 30%. Death of a spouse (or child) 100 Divorce 73 Marital separaon 65 Death of close family member 63 Personal injury or illness 53 Marriage 50 Fired at work 47 Marital reconciliaon 45 Rerement 45 Change in family member’s health 44 Pregnancy 40 Addion to family 39 Business adjustment 39 Change in financial state 38 Death of close friend 37 Change to different line of work 36 Change in number of marital arguments 35 Mortgage or loan for major purchases 31 Foreclosure of mortgage or loan 30 Change in work responsibilies 29 Son or daughter leaving home 29 Trouble with in-laws 29 Outstanding personal achievement 28 Spouse begins or stops work 26 Starng or finishing school 26 Change in living condions 25 Revision to personal habits 24 Trouble with boss 23 Change in work hours or condions 20 Change in residence 20 Change in schools 20 Change in recreaonal habits 19 Change in church acvies 19 Change in social acvies 18 Loan for minor purchase (car, TV, etc.) 17 Change in sleeping habits 16 Change in number of family gatherings 15 Change in eang habits 15 Vacaon 13 Christmas season 12 Minor violaons of the law 11 Your Total:


When the pressures in your life exceed your ability to cope, you might perform poorly and experience anxiety, nervousness, irritability, forgeulness, or

even depression. However, too lile stress might leave you feeling restless and undersmulated. By understanding yourself, your body, and your lifestyle well, you can learn the right amount of stress to allow into your life. By beer understanding the pressures in your life, you can learn how to beer perceive, react to, cope with, and even avoid those items that trigger stress. You can also learn to avoid those situaons that create unwanted or unnecessary stress. The following stress-conquering strategies are separated into three main categories: nutrional, mental, and physical.

Nutritional strategies for conquering stress. A healthy, well-balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, and proteins will go a long way in creang the foundaon for a healthy body. It’s not all about geng the bad stuff out of the diet, but also geng the good stuff into the diet. Fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins contain vitamins and minerals that can charge you up with energy, and help you cope with the stresses you put your body through. A daily mulvitamin can also be a great addion to your healthy diet, and can ensure you are receiving the daily doses of key vitamins and minerals. And don’t forget fiber, which will help cleanse your body – it is recommended to get at least 25 grams per day. Try to avoid excess sugars and fats, as these can leave you feeling red and weighed down. When people are stressed, they will oen grab for the closest junk food they can find. Get one step ahead of yourself by removing junk food from your grabs! If healthy food is nearby, and junk food harder to find, you are more likely to eat the good food, or beer yet, nothing at all! Emoonal | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine

eang is a significant contributor to weight gain. While we are on the topic of foods to avoid, you might also want to think twice before drinking that extra cup of coffee or refilling your Coke. The caffeine in these beverages can make you feel jiery, adding to your negave reacons to the stressors in your life, and can make it harder for you to sleep. Carbonated flavored water, Sprite, or ginger ale might be a healthier alternave. They replenish your body’s fluids, and sll have the fun fizz of Coke without the negave effects of caffeine.

Three-Minute Relaxation Routine Try this relaxaon roune to help you unwind and cope with tense situaons: 1. Concentrate on relaxing, using a cue word, such as “peace” or “love.” Listen to your own breathing as you take in deep breaths and hold them in. 2. While you are holding your breath, tense up a group of muscles, such as the muscles in your face, legs, or arms. 3. As you release the breath, relax the tense muscle group. Feel all your tension slip away. Drop your shoulders down and rotate them in a circle. 4. Repeat.

Mental strategies for conquering stress. Stress responses are not the same for everyone, and the amount of perceived stress is largely dependent on how you respond to, react to, and cope with the stress-causing event. Therefore, a powerful strategy to conquering stress is to change the way you perceive and react to circumstances. You can renew your mind by breaking the thought paerns and ways of thinking that cause you to perceive events as stressful. Your ability to cope with stress might be rooted in your personality. Passive, asserve, and aggressive people all respond to stress-inducing events differently. Passive personalies can benefit from learning to express themselves and not let their uncertaines build up to result in unhealthy consequences. Aggressive personalies can benefit by taking a step back to understand how their needs fit with the needs of others; by being less

dominang with anger and frustraon; and by being more understanding with a sense of calmness. Asserve personalies are oen best suited to stress, because people with these personalies are more likely to say “no” and are beer at communicang their thoughts in a nonconfrontaonal way. Asserve personalies respect the rights of others, but don’t let others walk all over them. Repeang posive phrases in your head when under stress is a great mental strategy to help you cope and perceive the effect as less stressful. For example, “I am capable,” “I’m good enough,” or “I’m loved.”

Physical strategies for conquering stress. Exercise is an excellent way to burn off stress, and give your body energy. Those who exercise report having more energy than those who don’t exercise. If you come home at the end of the day feeling exhausted, you might not be movated to exercise, so exercising in the morning might be a beer alternave. However, even if you are red, you might find that exercise renews your energy and leaves you feeling less red and stressed. Most sources suggest exercising 3 mes a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each at your target heart rate. However,

moving the body to relieve feelings of stress can take as lile as 3 minutes and involve stretching exercises. Yoga and Pilates are great ways to stretch the body and build strength in the core muscles!

Most popular New Year resolutions

Year 2010

1) Lose weight/get in shape 2) Manage debt/save money 3) Get a beer job 4) Eat right 5) Get more/beer educaon 6) Drink less alcohol 7) Quit smoking 8) Reduce stress 9) Take a trip 10) Volunteer (Source:

Year 2009

1) Manage debt/save money 2) Lose weight/get in shape 3) Develop healthy habit 4) Get organized 5) Spend more me with family/friends 6) Develop a new skill or talent 7) Work less, play more 8) (Other) 9) Break a bad habit 10) Change employment (Source: Franklin Covey)

Year 2008

1) Lose weight/get in shape 2) Manage debt/save money 3) Develop healthy habit 4) Get organized 5) Develop a new skill or talent 6) Spend more me with family/friends 7) (Other) 8) Work less, play more 9) Break a bad habit 10) Change employment (Source: Franklin Covey) January/February 2010 MyTown


The Babe Ruth Job Search What is your dream? What work would make you the happiest?

Give your dream a homerun shot! With a new year upon us, we naturally think of resoluons, goals, and fresh starts. Considering the current state of the economy, it is also a me many are thinking of jobs. I love my job. These days, I love just having a job! It’s been a very rough 18 months for me. I was laid off twice, and one of those layoffs lasted five months. It hasn’t been easy, just as it’s not easy for most of the populaon around the country right now. In the toughest of mes, it is essenal that we keep our heads about us, and get to the job of geng a job! The way I came across the job at MyTown Monthly is a great example of how we can all pursue jobs, and even dream jobs, in the worst of mes. The trick is to keep your eyes and ears open . . . and swing like Babe Ruth! George Herman “Babe” Ruth is legendary for being the first “home run king” of professional baseball. He was a giant celebrity in his me: wealthy, popular, and a hero to boys throughout America. Even those who don’t follow baseball know Ruth as a home run king. What most people don’t know, however, is that Ruth was simultaneously the strikeout king of baseball! That’s right. He held the record for home runs at the same me he held the record for striking out at the plate! His system of swinging at the ball is exactly the system we need to adopt for our job searches, now and always. Each and every me Babe Ruth swung at a ball, he put all of his might into the swing, aiming to knock the ball clear out of the park. This is not the method most baseball players use. They consider the

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by Thomas M. Pender

pitcher, the weather, and many other factors in deciding the best way to go about geng on base. First base is their goal. Our goal can’t be to find work that will sasfy us this week, or this month. While these jobs have their importance – and I, along with other jobseekers, have taken such jobs – we cannot rest when we find them, content to stop searching and to just “get by.” That’s first base thinking. Each and every me we search for a job, we must aim for – and swing for – the fences!

Only because it’s mely, I’ll use my own job search as an example. Did I go to unemployment? Yes. Did I search the want ads? Yes. Did I take the first partme job that came along? Yes, I did. Was that enough for me? No! I have known for decades that my dream was to write and edit. I wanted to enjoy myself at a job where my creavity could flourish just as much as my grammacal analysis. So, while I took the jobs that came along to pay the bills, I never stopped looking for the dream job, and I pounced on each and every opportunity that came along! A few years ago, while reading a copy of Time magazine, I noced a misspelled word. Some might have had a laugh over this and forgoen about it, but I recognized the opportunity in that circumstance. I immediately made a copy of the page, wrote a personalized cover leer, in which I politely introduced myself as an editor who had discovered the error, and enclosed my resumé. Did it get me a job at Time? Hardly. It got me a postcard, thanking me in a pre-printed sentence for contacng the magazine.

What is your dream? What work would make you the happiest? Where do you know in your heart that you belong professionally? These are the quesons we must each ask ourselves, unl we find the answer. Once we know it, we can never forget it. It must always be in our minds, pushing us to seek it out. Being unemployed is a nightmare, and taking the first job that comes along is usually necessary, but this shouldn’t be our goal, and we shouldn’t stop chasing our real goal just because we find a place to punch a clock.

I struck out that me. This didn’t bother me, though. I hadn’t assumed that Time would call me immediately, just because I found one error. The point here is that I tried! I swung for the fence – for the dream job – and I struck out, but what if I hadn’t tried? Not trying is guaranteeing that you will never succeed! Not asking the cute girl out, not talking to the new kid in class, and not marching proudly into a business office to present your stellar resumé will get you nothing but nothing. Instead of geng a date, a new friend, or a job, you will gain absolutely zilch. | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine

This past summer, during my feverish job search, I read online that a local magazine had re-branded, and would soon be publishing under its new name MyTown Monthly. I might have thought nothing more of it. Instead, nocing an opportunity – a publishing company at a re-organizaon stage – I pounced! I aimed for the fences! It occurred to me that MyTown Monthly may be in need of a writer and/or an editor, so I emailed my resume to the publisher, offering my services. As with all my other wild swings at bat, I ancipated nothing. It was a try. This me, however, I connected with the ball! In just a few days, I heard back from the publisher saying yes, they were looking for an editor. Today, I write a five-day-aweek blog on our website, and this arcle is my first for the print version. I am truly working my dream job! Because I tried! Never be afraid to try, or to fail. Only your successes will endure! Aer all, you didn’t know that the home run king was alto the strikeout king, because only the home runs are remembered.

Corner of Inspiraon Poems by Thomas M. Pender C T. Michael Pender Happiness is not a spot on a map It is a road Joy is not a place to rest aer a journey It is the vehicle in which we make the journey Love is not the a⁺ ainment of a goal But the means by which our goals become a⁺ ainable For to love is to know that tomorrow exists.

All my life I have known That I am an angel Chained to the world Stranded without my wings All my life I have searched For the elusive spirit Who possesses my own Set of wings inside her heart One day she will free me As I know I can release her With the pair of wings I keep Inside my beang heart







by Beth McKinnon

by Ann Smith Dormant trees, hibernang animals, and the early darkness of winter inspire my own form of dormancy and hibernaon. There’s a rhythm in nature that calls many plants and animals to slow down and rest. Just because we can defy the winter cold and darkness doesn’t mean we should. We’ve just lived through the holidays, which for many of us are hecc and harried. We’ve bought too much, eaten Ann Smith too much, and aended too many Business Development events. Although we may have said we Specialist were going to keep things simple, (478) 731-9025 finding the me to just sit and enjoy the season can be difficult, but January can be different! We feel the tug of a new year, and the hope of making it be er than the last one. Instead of making so many resoluons that will keep us moving at a breakneck pace, we should allow the rhythm of winter to sele into our bones, and slow us down f or a me. We live in a culture that values output. In many facets of our lives, we have a responsibility to produce this output. Sll, life is not just about output. There must be me for rest and renewal. While others may place demands on us that we are obligated to fulfill, we need to priorize what others expect of us against our expectaons of ourselves. Most of us think we can accomplish much more than we can. It’s not the ability we lack. It’s the me. Sll, we volunteer to take on responsibilies because we think that is what we are expected to do, and we create standards for ourselves that are impossible to live up to. Before my children went off to college, I discovered that for me to have a quiet me to myself every day, I had to get up before everyone else in the house. To rise earlier, I had to go to bed earlier. To go to bed earlier, that I had to let some things go in the evenings. By preparing simpler meals, geng help with the laundry, and simply understanding that I could not cram so much into the evening, I found ways to simplify my chores, and allow myself to go to bed earlier. By reducing my own expectaons of what I needed to accomplish between arriving home aer work and geng to bed at a reasonable me, I was able to give myself the wonderful gi of early morning quiet me. What things in your life can you give up, in order to gain me for rest and renewal? Let this season of winter inspire you to follow its rhythm. Wife of Jim Smith, mother of Nick and J ., CPA, business owner, consultant, volunteer, teacher, writer, Ann’s life is a connuing quest to learn about balance and priories!

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Dear Beth, Somemes at work, I lose it with my husband, and say things I later regret. How can I hold my temper? J Dear J, Learning to overcome knee-jerk reacons when you are aggravated or offended is an art, and it t akes pracce. Even though it can be hard at first, the benefits far outweigh the Beth McKinnon, effort. The first thing to know is that CPCC you do have a choice in how y ou Executive/Life Coach react. You can choose the instant Accessing Success graficaon of hurling stones at (478) 475-9391 someone who angers or hurts you, or you can choose to take a breath and idenfy your anger before lashing out. Choosing the laer, you can calm that momentary rush of passion that inevitably leaves behind damaged relaonships. When you are flooded with emoon, you can’t think clearly and you don’t make good decisions. Acng from such an emoonal state causes smart people to do stupid things. When you idenfy an emoon, it begins to dissipate and lose power over you. “Oh, I noce that I’m angry. I feel hot all over. My chest is ght. How would it benefit me if I let go of the anger?” If you can delay your reacon and come back to the situaon when you’re cooler, you’ll be more effecve. You’ll have me to consider the long-term intenon for your relaonship or career that you may have lost sight of in the heat of the moment. You can discuss it later, when you are able to approach the person without blaming or shaming , but with the intenon to: • • • •

State calmly how you felt about the situaon. Explore what was behind the person’s behavior. Let them know what you would prefer in the future. Own your part in it where applicable.

If you want to live the life of your dreams, you must learn to control knee-jerk reacons. You have to stop your car, take a deep breath, and look at the big picture. What do you want? Will leng yourself blame, shame, and complain take you closer to what you want in the end? Delaying graficaon and having an intelligent discussion later will strengthen your relaonships, further your career, and improve your health and well-being. To submit your quesons, email with Ask Beth in the subject line. Be th is a naonally cerfied performance coach and cofounder of Accessing Success, a company offering coaching and seminars. | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine




Part Four of the “Never Say Never” Series


by Greer Hawkins “But I’m not a runner. I never will be.” This month, I handed Sally a new challenge. She had been so determined the last few months – cross training, liing weights, and eang right – but she lacked the confidence to take it to the next level. I knew she could do it. She jus t needed the right movaon. Short-term goals are essenal to renew the necessary discipline and excitement about reaching a longGreer Hawkins term goal. One of Sally ’s long-term NSCA Certified goals is to eliminate hypertension Personal Trainer through proper exercise and diet. I Trainers Fitness Institute realized a 5K run/walk would be the perfect movaon for her. Road races (478) 757-7180 can bring people who share an interest in fitness together, raise money for a good cause . . . and usually in volve free T-shirts and goodie bags! A good way to determine if you are ready to parcipate in a 5K is to see if you can walk 3 miles in one hour. Sally did this several mes last month. We found a 5K benefing Habitat for Humanity that fit into Sally’s schedule perfectly. (To find a list of 5Ks in the Middle Georgia area, go to and click on “Race Calendar.”) Last month, Sally’s diet focused on her post-workout meal of lean protein to replenish her muscles. This mon th, we focused on Sally’s pre-workout meal, providing necessary nutrients to help maintain her energy. Her favorites included bananas, Cheerios, and wheat crackers. Generally, eat a snack at least one hour before exercise and full meals 2-3 hours before exercise. Here’s a look at Sally’s workout plan this month: Mon 30 mins Weeks alternate 13 and walking 14 & running Weights




Walk 30 - 45 mins with 1 min jogs every 5 mins Weights

Walk/Run 30 - 40 Walk Weeks mins, 15 and Weights alternate 20 mins 16 Weights Ellipcal 15 mins






Weights Acvity: gardening Staonary housework bike cleaning 10 min etc.

Walk/Run 45 - 60 mins with 1 min jogs every 5 mins


Weights Staonary bike, or 5K race! ellipcal 15 min


I ran the last half-mile of the race with Sally. She finished strong, and with a smile on her f ace! “I didn’t think I c ould do it!” she gasped, trying to catch her breath. “Thank you! So what’s next?” she asked. “Breakfast,” I responded. She was glowing from the inside out! Nev er Say Never.

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Dr. A. M. DeLoach

On your inial visit, expect the denst and hygienist to examine your teeth, periodontal condion, and so ssues. In our office, we will also evaluate your bite (occlusion), check your teeth for decay, and provide a detailed digital radiographic exam. A comprehensive dental exam leaves no stone unturned. We will inform you of everything there is to know about your oral health, and all available opons for any necessary treatments.

Dentist/Owner Smile Georgia! Dental (478) 224-5656

For paents age 20 or older, we will check for “pockeng” at the gum-line that may indicate an infecon (gingivis) or bone loss (periodontal disease or pyorrhea). Following your inial comprehensive exam, a complete periodontal chart will be established by taking four gum pocket measurements on each tooth.

These measurements give your denst and hygienist a precise record to use in evaluang your periodontal health, the extent of any disease, and possible treatments indicated. Having a baseline chart of your pocket depths enables your denst to chart the changes in your condion. Your comprehensive exam will also show your denst the current condion of each tooth, including exisng restoraons and/or restoraons needed. A so ssue exam checks your lymph nodes, ssues of the mouth, throat, and surrounding structures. During the so ssue check, your denst will evaluate your TMJ (jaw joints), salivary funcon, and esthec appearance. A digital radiographic exam also evaluates your so and hard ssues, and reveals any masses. Digital radiographs can also indicate the extent of any infecons or decay, whether it be extensive or in the beginning s tages. Oral cancer screenings are also performed by checking your head, neck, tongue, throat, palate, and floor of the mouth. Biopsies ar e taken, if indicated, and at our office, we send these to Emory University’s Pathology Department for evaluaon. Dental exams can inform you of many potenal issues before they have me to progress into more serious problems, such as tooth decay, oral cancer, gum disease, infecon, or malocclusion (misalignment of the teeth). Remember, dental infecon increases the risk of heart disease and s troke by as much 200% in adults! The overall knowledge you gain from a dental examinaon will enable you to make choices that are right for you and your overall health. Are you ready for your dental exam? | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine




M AKING 2010 A P ROFITABLE Y EAR by Steve Schwartz In this new year, don’t just take the hand that the market deals you. Now is the me to take charge for 2010!

by Jeff Holland If you already have a Roth IRA, you’re aware of its biggest benefit: under certain condions, your earnings grow tax-free. If you don’t have a Roth IRA, it may be easier for you to consider geng one in 2010! Before exploring the reasons why, let’s review some differences between Roth and tradional IRAs. With a tradional IRA, depending on your income level, Jeff Holland your contribuons may be taxFinancial Advisor deducble. Regardless, your earnings Edward Jones grow on a tax-deferred basis, so your (478) 757-0210 money can grow faster than it would in a taxable investment. On the other hand, Roth IRA contribuons are never tax-deducble, but your earnings grow tax-free if you’ve held your account at least five years, and you don’t take withdrawals unl you’re at least age 59½. Furthermore, a Roth IRA does not require you to start taking distribuons when you reach 70½. Consequently, you’ll have more flexibility when it comes to making withdrawals. If you have a tradional IRA, you might be thinking it ’s a good idea to convert to a Roth IRA because tax-free sounds beer than tax-deferred. All things being equal, t ax-free would indeed be beer. However, it’s not quite that simple. If you convert your tradional IRA to a Roth IRA, you’ll have to pay taxes on those tradional IRA earnings and contribuons that had previously gone untaxed. If you do convert, you’ll be beer off using money outside your IRA to pay the taxes. If you simply take money from your IRA, you’ll obviously lower the value of your IRA, and if you’re under 59½, you may have to pay an addional 10% penalty to cover the taxes. In the past, you could convert your tradional IRA to a Roth IRA only if you were married and filed a join t return or were a single filer, and your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) was $100,000 or less. But now tha t it’s 2010, you can convert funds to a Roth IRA even if your MAGI is over $100,000 or you are married and file separately. And there’s more good news! If you convert to a Roth IRA in 2010, you can choose to report the taxable income from the conversion over a two-year period, in 2011 and 2012. Spreading the taxes over two years can make the conversion more affordable! Consult with your tax advisor before converng to a Roth IRA. If done correctly, such a conversion can make a big difference in your rerement lifestyle!

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Steve Schwartz Commercial Lender Capital City Bank (478) 749-6794 schwartz.steve@

A budget is the business tool that illustrates the vision for a company, division, department, or work team. Many business owners tell me that they don’t budget, but compare to the prior year instead. It is certainly good to improve on the past, but comparing to 2009 in many cases will not be a good standard. You need a budget that shows you how to get to where you want to be, not just to tell you where you have been.

In developing a budget, the first and probably most difficult step is visualizing where you want to be when you want to be there. This needs to be figured in terms of sales units and sales dollar s, broken down by month or quarter. Second, examine your assets (equipment, tools, vehicles, etc.). Third, staff according to the funcons required to support your vision. Then, look a t the overhead, with the focus on supporng the other items menoned. I suggest starng with the back of an envelope to jot down your thoughts. Then, decide what acons should be assigned to whom in order to meet those monthly or quarterly goals. Throughout the plan, connue to ask the quesons where, when, what, and who. A client recently purchased a business. He pr epared a budget based on the sales history of the prior owner, using a two-page list of tasks for the markeng plan, cost reducons, and staffing improvements. On a recent follow-up, he stated he was on budget within $12 net income for the recent quarter, and expected to beat the budget in the future. He never referred to the prior numbers. The vision that drives the budget does not need to be cast in stone. Assumpons and business condions change, and new ideas resulng from these changes could lead to changes in the plan. For example, a new influenal customer may move into town, or a long-term customer may close its doors. For this reason, I suggest having an original budget, as well as having a forecast to update the vision based on new in formaon that develops during the year. A formula for insanity is doing the same thing ag ain and again while expecng different results. Hoping for a beer next year without a clear, detailed vision will leave you in the same place without a direcon for the future. So this year, take me to picture your vision, make some notes, talk through your ideas with co-workers, and place your vision into acon for a successful 2010! | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine







At some point in our lives, most of us have tossed a stone into a lake, pond, or river to and watch the paern of small circular waves expand from the center. One aer another, each ripple grows larger and larger as it moves across the water. The enre surface can be changed from the impact of a single stone. The ripple effect symbolizes the mission of Goodwill at work in our community. A single donaon President/CEO supports the educaon and training Goodwill Industries programs that help hundreds of of Middle Georgia people find employment. An (478) 745-9995 opportunity to become self-sufficient through work transforms a person’s life, creang posive energy that flows outward, touching family, friends, and community. A simple philosophy of providing people “not charity, but a chance” reverberates into a century-strong organizaon with more than 200 independent organizaons in over 24 countries and the world’s largest employer of people with disabilies and other challenges. The ripple effect also represents growth and expansion. Through generous community support, a steadfast vision, and a mission that is needed now more than ever, Goodwill of Middle Georgia has connued to expand our programs and services for those needing a “hand up” and a new c areer path. This year, Helms Career Instute has emerged as an innovave educaon and training model, combining tradional job training programs, new industry-specific courses, intensive case management services, and applied learning opportunies in Goodwill businesses. As this visionary model ma tures, Helms Career Instute will become Goodwill’s first accredited postsecondary career college, granng cerficates, diplomas, and eventually Associate’s degrees. Now, we look back at a year of achievements that will inspire posive waves of change, and glimpse forward to new human and economic development iniaves. The ripple effect also represents change that touches each of us. I ask each of you to consider this ripple effect in your life, and how you can li up individuals and families in your own sphere of influence in 2010. In turn, the y will “pay it forward,” and the sphere of influence will grow exponenally to posively inspire a multude of God’s children to dream big as they strive to discover and develop their gis. Thank you for the ways you are a catalyst for goodwill in Middle Georgia.

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by Sherri Goss

by James K. Stiff

Jim Stiff


Sherri Goss

Certified Financial Planner; Senior Vice President of Rosenberg Finanical Group (478) 922-8100 (WR) (478) 741-4457 (Macon)

I have been geng a lot of requests for “Identy The” seminars from senior groups over the past year. I believe some of this concern comes from commercials on television, aimed at selling “identy the programs.” The commercials use tesmonials, in which vicms share their stories and encourage us to buy whatever program is being offered. This adversing has served to increase the awareness of the identy the problem, and I have personally heard of identy the cases, but how bad is identy the, really?

According to The Wall Street Journal (10-13-09), the vast majority of identy the is a stolen credit card number, which is caught by the bank and resolved within hours at no cost to the vicm. The arcle says that the real problem occurs when thieves steal enough informaon about you to open up a new account in your name. Many of those cases involve a family member or someone known to the vicm. Even in these rare cases, they add, vicm’s losses only total $579 on average. You can purchase “identy the protecon” for $10 and up per person per month, and be guaranteed that if you are a vicm, you will receive the help you need to fix the problem. The queson is: Should you buy into these programs? I think the real soluon, especially for seniors, is to freeze your credit. This is what many of these services will do for you, and if you are over age 65 (in Georgia), you can freeze your credit for free. This means that nobody, including you, can apply for credit in your name. In order to apply for credit, you have to “unfreeze” it, apply, then “re-freeze” it. There is a small charge for thawing a frozen credit file. To freeze your credit, you must contact each of the three Credit Bureaus: • Experian Security Freeze, 1-888-397-3742 • Equifax Security Freeze, 1-800-685-1111 • TransUnion Security Freeze, 1-888-909-8872 Keep in mind, a credit freeze does not protect your open credit accounts. That informaon can sll be stolen, and charges can be made to your accounts by another party. Safeguard your account informaon, watch all statements closely, and check your credit reports each year by going to Sherri Goss, CFP “ is a Senior Vice President of Rosenberg Financial Group, Inc. | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine




L ET ’ S R IDE ! by Christine Samet

by Christie del Amo Johnson

Christie del Amo Johnson Full-Time Mom

Like everyone, I’m guilty of starng each New Year with good intenons. I make a list of everything I want to accomplish that year, but by February, I’ve flushed it down the t oilet. This year, instead of making resoluons like geng to the gym, organizing my closet, or keeping the house spotless, I’m going to commit to some new parenng goals. My daughter is only 18 months old, but it’s never too early to begin improving our relaonship. Understanding that, here are my 2010 “parenng resoluons”: • I will stop washing dishes when my daughter wants to play.

• I will stop trying to control everything. Applesauce is supposed to go in your mouth, but when she’s trying to feed herself, it’s okay that some gets on her clothes. • I will be a g ood role model. In parenng, acons speak louder than words. I will hug my husband more, laugh louder, apologize when I’m wrong, be honest . . . and hope my daughter is watching. • I will pick my bales. Is it really important that she wears her shirt inside out? I’ll sa ve my energy for when she wants to stop wearing shirts! • I will say “I love you” whenever I feel . . . even if it’s 832 mes a day! I want my child to know she’s loved, when she’s good and bad. My most important resoluon is: I will cherish each moment. Whatever age your children are, there are special moments in each day. I’m going to write down when she colors her face yellow, or when she first touches a horse. In our busy lives, we forget that these mes are fleeng. Take mental snapshots to carry with you . . . as w ell as physical ones! I gained 5 pounds in 2009 bec ause I didn’t go to the gym, I sll can’t find my favorite black sweater, and dust bunnies are close friends of mine. Now tha t I have a child, none of tha t seems important. I can’t afford to not keep this year’s resoluons! I feel so lucky to be on this journey called parenthood, and every new adventure it brings. My “lifeme resoluon”: Remember I am blessed! Chrise del Amo Johnson is a 10-year television news veteran. She worked in Miami and Birmingham, among other cies, before moving to Macon. That’s when Chrise decided to tackle her toughest job yet, being a full-me stay-at-home mother.

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Spinning is a low-impact exercise. The pedals will hold your body weight as you slowly but steadily “climb hills.” No busng your knees, ankles, or hips on pavement, or doing step or aerobic dancing. Spinning is gentle on the joints, and at the same me, improves the muscles around your joints. Spinning, or indoor cycling, is a fantasc way to get your cardio workout and strengthen your legs. Christine Samet You start each class off at a slow pace, Owner then you bring up your pedal speed, Samet Consulting or cadence. As you do, you will feel (478) 474-6885 your heart rate increase and your breathing become labored. You stay at this cardio level for a minute or two, then go back down to a less demanding pace. Adding r esistance on the bike, you “climb” either seated or standing. Again, your heart rate increases and breathing is intensified as you work the “hill.” Releasing the resistance, you go down the hill, bringing y our heart rate down and your breathing under control. During a spin class, you don’t have to worry about turning le or right, or missing the step. A spin class is usually t aught to rock and roll, but I have on occasion used classical music, much to the delight of the class! Spin class is f or everyone, and you don’t even have to learn the steps! One fear people have about geng older is falling. When you fall, you can break a hip or leg , and be out of acon for weeks. The best way to prevent falls is to strengthen your legs. Aer six weeks in a spin class, y our legs will be stronger. Spinning can also help you achieve cross training for any sport. While sing in the saddle increasing your speed or resistance, you will build strength and stamina in your legs. Standing out of the saddle with resistance challenges your lower body, defines leg muscles, and achieves speed and endurance in your legs. Jumps are my favorite acvity to do on the bike! You leap out of the saddle into a standing posion for about ten seconds and then sit back down. Jumps helps with s trength, ming, and balance. Spinning will improve your performance in any chosen sport. If you are red entering the back nine on the g olf course, come spin your legs strong. If you keep losing that third set because your legs give out, start winning your tennis matches by cross training with spin. Especially if y ou can’t keep up with your grandchildren at the park, come spin with us. Let’s ride together! | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine



BIBB COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Academy for the Blind 2895 Vineville Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 751-6083 Director: Dr. Dorothy Arensman Alexander II (Magnet) 1156 College Street Macon, GA 31204 (478) 779-2700 Principal: Dr. Linda Bivins PTA President: Joanna Giens-Summerow Brookdale 3600 Brookdale Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 779-2800 Principal: Vicki Williams Heritage 6050 Thomaston Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 779-4700 Principal: Donna Jackson PTA President: Stephanie Vanaken Jones 2350 Alandale Drive Macon, GA 31211 (478) 779-3600 Principal: Dr. Keela Malone PTO President: Anastashia Glover King-Danforth 1301 Shurling Drive Macon, GA 31211 (478) 779-2100 Principal: LaQuanda Brown McKibben Lane 990 Newport Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 779-3150 Principal: Dr. Sherri Flagg PTA Co-Presidents: Sco and Donna Pervis Sonny Carter 5910 Zebulon Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 779-3350 Principal: Kelly Causey PTO Co-Presidents: Beth McCart and Kay Mixon Springdale 4965 Northside Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 779-3750 Principal: Amy Duke PTC President: Bonnie Leight

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(478) 779-2550 Principal: Ron McCall

Rosa Taylor 2976 Crestline Drive Macon, GA 31204 (478) 779-3550 Principal: Dr. Susan Simpson PTA President: Tammy Burch

Northeast 1646 Upper River Road Macon, GA 31211 (478) 779-4100 Principal: Dr. Sam Scavella

Union 4831 Mamie Carter Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 779-2650 Principal: Dr. Efrem Yarber Vineville Academy (Magnet) 2260 Vineville Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 779-3250 Principal: Paulee Winters PTO President: Sonia Duggan

B IBB C OUNTY M IDDLE S CHOOLS Appling 1210 Shurling Drive Macon, GA 31211 (478) 779-2200 Principal: Robert Stevenson

Miller (Magnet) 751 Hendley Street Macon, GA 31204 (478) 779-4050 Principal: Steven Jones


Hutchings Career Center 2011 Riverside Drive Macon, GA 31204

Central Fellowship Christian Academy 8460 Hawkinsville Road Macon, Georgia 31216 (478) 788-6909 Principal: Claudia Paerson Grandparents/Parents Acon Commiee: Lori Inouye

First Presbyterian Day School 5671 Calvin Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-6505 Headmaster: Gregg Thompson Viking Involved Parent President: Elaine Wright

Howard 6600 Forsyth Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 779-3500 Principal: Ma Adams PTO President: Lisa DeWees

Howard High 6600 Forsyth Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 779-4850 Principal: Karen Yarbrough


Covenant Academy, Inc. 4652 Ayers Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 471-0285 Headmaster: Dr. W.R. Walters

H.G. Weaver 2570 Heath Road Macon, GA 31206 (478) 779-4650 Principal: Dr. Pam Carswell

Central (Magnet) 2155 Napier Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 779-2300 Principal: Dr. Erin Weaver

Westside 2851 Heath Road Macon, GA 31206 (478) 779-3800 Principal: Laura Perkins

Middle Georgia Christian School 5859 Thomaston Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 757-9585 Director: Stan Frank PTFA President: Walter Calhoun Montessori of Macon 436 Forest Hill Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 757-8927 Principal: Tanya Melville Mount de Sales Academy 851 Orange Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-3240 President: Kathleen R. Prebble Parents Associaon President: Sara Morgan | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine

Progressive Christian Academy 151 Madison Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-3134 Principal: Dr. Bey J. Tolbert St. Joseph’s Catholic School 905 High Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-0636 Principal: Dr. Kaye Hlavaty School Board President: Steve Dillard Home/School Associaon Co-Presidents: Laurie Gregory and Michelle Mayhue St. Peter Claver Catholic School 133 Ward Street Macon, GA 31204 (478) 743-3985 Principal: Ellen Marie Hagar PTO President: Verda Colvin Stratford Academy 6010 Peake Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 477-8073 Head of School: Dr. Robert Veto Straord Interested Parents President: Erin Bickley Tattnall Square Academy 111 Trojan Trail Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-6760 Headmaster: Larry Collins Trojan Legion President: Michael Knapp Wimbish Adventist School 640 Wimbish Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-4600 Principal: Ruth Ann Fillman Home/School Co-Presidents: Tracy Reab and Anna Marie Davis Windsor Academy 4150 Jones Road Macon, GA 31216 (478) 781-1621 Headmaster: John Cranford PTA President: Angela Hardy Woodfield Academy 4375 Rivoli Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-9844 Headmaster: Becky Sessions

HOUSTON COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOLS David A. Perdue Primary 150 Bear Country Road

Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 218-7500 Principal: Linda Horne Eagle Springs Children’s Center 106 Waterland Way Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 953-5003 Owner: Sandra Doolile Administrator: Serena Webb Lake Joy Primary 995 Lake Joy Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-0465 Perry Primary 1500 Sunshine Avenue Perry, GA 31069 (478) 988-6160

H OUSTON C OUNTY E LEMENTARY Bonaire 101 Elm Street Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 929-7826 Principal: Dr. Eric Payne PTO President: Hai Vu Centerville 450 N. Houston Lake Boulevard Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 953-0400 Principal: Cindy Flesher PTO President: Angie Lewis David A. Perdue 115 Sutherlin Street Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 988-6350 Principal: Ed Weeks PTO President: Dawn Melden Eagle Springs 3591 Highway 41 North Byron, GA 31008 (478) 953-0450 Principal: Andrea McGee Hilltop 301 Robert Bryson Smith Parkway Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 929-6113 Principal: E. Harold Sapp

Lindsey 81 Tabor Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-7818 Principal: Anthony Lunceford PTO President: Michelle Angelos Linwood 420 Educaon Way Warner Robins, GA 31098 (478) 929-6360 Principal: Lazunia Thomas PTO President: Sandra Fujimoto Matthew Arthur 2500 Highway 127 Kathleen, GA 31047 (478) 988-6170 Principal: Dr. Jolie DeLoreto Hardin Miller 101 Pine Valley Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-7814 Principal: Gwendolyn Pearson-Kilgore PTO President: Sharon Schnedker Morningside 1206 Morningside Drive Perry, GA 31069 (478) 988-6261 Principal: Dr. Pat Wi Northside 305 Sullivan Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-7816 Principal: Jodi S. Clark PTO President: Sarah Hedrick Parkwood 503 Parkwood Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-7822 Principal: Lisa Casilli PTO President: Lisa Roitzsch Pearl Stephens 215 Sco Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-7895 Principal: Dr. Marion Ford PTO President: Edquader Marble

Kings Chapel 460 Arena Road Perry, GA 31069 (478) 988-6273 Principal: Paulee Tompkins PTO President: Kelly Rodgers

Quail Run 250 Smithville Church Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-0415 Principal: Dr. Cheryl Thomas

Lake Joy 985 Lake Joy Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 971-2712 Principal: Dr. Doug Rizer PTO President: Susan Goodwin

Russell 101 Patriot Way Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-7830 Principal: Keith Lauritsen PTO President: Candy Handley January/February 2010 MyTown




Shirley Hills 300 Mary Lane Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-7824 Principal: Dr. Traci Jackson PTO President: Angie Barnwell Tucker 1300 Tucker Road Perry, GA 31069 (478) 988-6278 Principal: Dr. Kim Halstead Westside 201 North Pleasant Hill Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-7820 Principal: Sharon A. Dani

HOUSTON COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS Bonaire Middle School 125 GA Highway 96 Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 929-6235 Principal: Cindy Randall Feagin Mill Middle School 1200 Feagin Mill Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-0430 Principal: Dr. Jesse Davis PAW President: Michelle Hall Huntington Middle School 206 Wellborn Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 542-2240 Principal: Dr. Gwendolyn B. Taylor Mossy Creek Middle School 200 Danny Carpenter Drive Kathleen, GA 31047 (478) 988-6171 Principal: Paige Busbee Northside Middle School 500 Johnson Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-7845 Principal: Ed Mashburn PTO President: Dawn Dunbar Perry Middle School 495 Perry Parkway Perry, GA 31069 (478) 988-6285 Principal: Thomas Moore Thomson Middle School 301 Thomson Street Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 953-0489 Principal: Tammy Dunn

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Warner Robins Middle School 425 Mary Lane Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-7832 Principal: Dr. Donald Warren


The WestďŹ eld School 2005 US Highway 41 South Perry, GA 31069 (478) 987-0547 Head of School: Rachel S. Deems Principal: Janee J. Anderson

Houston County High School 920 GA Highway 96 Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 988-6340 Principal: Sherri Freeman

Westside Baptist Academy 1101 Dunbar Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 784-9153 Administrator: James Anderson

Houston County Career and Technology Center 1311 Corder Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 322-3280 Principal: Mike Parker


Houston County Crossroads Center 401 Dover Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-7828 Principal: Dr. Ronnie Walker Northside High School 926 Green Street Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-7858 Principal: Mark Sco Perry High School 1307 North Avenue Perry, GA 31069 (478) 988-6298 Principal: Dr. Darryl Albrion Warner Robins High School 401 South Davis Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-7877 Principal: Steve Monday

Mattie Wells Elementary School 512 Hwy 49 Macon, GA 31211 (478) 746-7335 Interim Principal: Dr. Gail Wincey

JONES COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Dames Ferry 545 Highway 18 West Gray, GA 31032 (478) 986-2023 Principal: Estelle Jacobs PTO President: Jason Cheyney Gray Elementary 273 Railroad Street Gray, GA 31032 (478) 986-6295 Principal: Cecil Paerson PTO President: Lisa Gay Mattie Wells Elementary School 512 Hwy 49 Macon, GA 31211 (478) 746-7335 Interim Principal: Dr. Gail Wincey


HOUSTON COUNTY PRIVATE SCHOOLS Christ United Methodist School 511 Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-2867 Director: Terry L. Cooper PTO President: Mary Catherine Liberty Sacred Heart Catholic School 250 South Davis Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-9668 Principal: Staci Erwin

Clifton Ridge Middle School 169 Dusty Lane Macon, GA 31211 (478) 743-5182 Principal: Wes Cavender PTO President: Kim Lanford Gray Station Middle School 324 Highway 18E Gray, GA 31032 (478) 986-2090 Principal: Johnny Holliday

J ONES C OUNTY H IGH S CHOOLS Jones County High 339 Railroad Street Gray, GA 31032 | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine

(478) 986-5444 Principal: Chuck Gibson Maggie Califf Learning Complex 110 Maggie Califf Street, Gray, GA 31032 (478) 986-3046 Principal: Clinton Burston

MONROE COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS K. B. Sutton Elementary School 1315 Highway 83 North, Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-2031 Principal: Joe Parlier Samuel Hubbard 558 Highway 83 South, Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-7066 Principal: Kay Williams PTO President: Rob Blair T. G. Scott 70 Thornton Road, Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-3495 Principal: Dr. Richard Bazmore PTO President: Marci Sink

M ONROE C OUNTY M IDDLE S CHOOLS Banks Stevens 66 Thornton Road, Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-6186 Principal: Dr. Mike Hickman PVC President: Ginger Baldwin William Hubbard 500 Highway 83 South, Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-6803 Principal: Steve Edwards PTO President: Susan Wood

M ONROE C OUNTY H IGH S CHOOL Mary Persons 300 Montpelier Avenue, Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-2812 Principal: Jim Finch

P EACH C OUNTY E LEMENTARY S CHOOL Byron Elementary School 202 New Dunbar Road, Byron, GA 31008 (478) 956-5020 Principal: Dannelly Marn

P EACH C OUNTY M IDDLE S CHOOL Byron Middle School 201 Linda Drive, Byron, GA 31008 (478) 956-4999 Principal: Dr. Ken Banter

P EACH C OUNTY P RIVATE S CHOOL Byron Christian Academy 69 Burne Road, Byron, GA 31008 (478) 956-3503 Director: Donna Vander Zwaag




Hilltop Bapst Church 4140 US Highway 41 North, Byron, GA 31008 (478) 719-8262 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Robin Tedder


Harvest Church 3322 Highway 41 North, Byron, GA 31008 (478) 923-8822 Sunday Services: 9 and 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m.


Unity in the Heart of Geor gia 127 Peachtree Parkway, Byron, GA 31008 (478) 747-2717 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Minister: Debra Carter Williams


First Bapst Church 95 West Morse Street, Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-5240 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pastor: H. Darrell Watson www. Maynard Bapst Church 1195 Juliee Road, Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-2120 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Marvin Lee

Church of Christ

Church of Christ at Forsyth 2619 Highway 41 Street, Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-1281


Christ United Methodist Church 417 North Frontage Road, Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-1232 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Pastor: Keith Harris Forsyth United Methodist Church 68 West Johnston Street, Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-5706 Sunday Services: 9:05 and 11 a.m. Pastor: Ken Stephens Hopewell United Methodist Church 483 Hopewell Road, Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-4077

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Pastor: Rev. Hulon M Kemp III

Pastor: Rev. Ronald L. Slaughter


Anglican Catholic

Dayspring Presbyterian Church 1045 Highway 41 South, Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 994-4503 Sunday Services: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Dean Conkel

G RAY Bapst

Calvary Bapst Church 4364 Upper River Road, Gray, GA 31032 (478) 986-5780 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Danny Munday First Bapst Church of Gray 134 W Clinton Street, Gray, GA 31032 (478) 986-3098 Sunday Services: 8:45 and 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Steve Albanese Greenwood Bapst Church 3400 Gray Highway, Gray, GA 31032 (478) 742-1488 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. Pastor: Glynn Cranford Elam Bapst Church 203 Elam Church Road, Gray, GA 31032 (478) 986-3794 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. Pastor: Gary Thomas

Church of Christ

All Saints' Anglican Church 1694 Wesleyan Drive, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 405-9111 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. Email:


First Bapst Church of Christ 511 High Place, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 742-6485 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Bob Setzer Jr. www. Highland Hills Bapst Church 1370 Briarcliff Road, Macon, GA 31211 (478) 746-4846 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Jim Dant Ingleside Bapst Church 834 Wimbish Road, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-7251 Sunday Services: 9:30 and 11 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Timothy A. McCoy Lakeview Bapst Church 7065 Mosely Dixon Road, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-8868 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Mark Grinstead Mabel White Memorial Bapst Church 1415 Bass Road, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-7577 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Gray Church of Christ Hwy 18 260 James Street, Gray, GA 31032 (478) 986-2518 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Mikado Bapst Church 6751 Houston Road, Macon, GA 31216 (478) 781-2324 Sunday Services: 8:30 and 11 a.m. Pastor: Rusty Smith


Mount Zion Bapst Church 7015 Rivoli Road, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 994-0838 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Stan Braley

Gray United Methodist Church 118 South Jefferson, Gray, GA 31032 (478) 986-3668 Sunday Services: 9 and 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Wayne East Moseley

M ACON African Methodist Episcopal

Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church 2501 Shurling Drive Macon, GA 31211 (478) 745-0507 Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.

New Heights Bapst Church 158 Lamar Road, Macon, GA 31220 (478) 757-2240 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Mark S. Johnson Northway Church 5915 Zebulon Road, Macon, GA 31210 | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine

(478) 476-1971 Sunday Services: 9 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Kevin Mills Pine Forest Bapst Church 1848 Tucker Road, Macon, GA 31220 (478) 788-3883 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Norm Yukers Tabernacle Bapst Church 6611 Zebulon Road, Macon, GA 31220 (478) 476-3507 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Dr. David Hunter Tanall Square Bapst Church 4925 Zebulon Road, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-4587 Sunday Service: 10:45 a.m. Interim Pastor: Max Paerson Vineville Bapst Church 2591 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 (478) 743-9366 Sunday Services: 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Interim Pastor: Dr. John Pierce Wesleyan Drive Bapst Church 939 Wesleyan Drive, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-0730 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Troy Dykes West Highland Bapst Church 4505 Mercer University Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-0600 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Interim Pastor: Rev. Steve Johnson


Saint Joseph Catholic Church 830 Poplar Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-1631 Sunday Masses: 7:45 and 9:30 a.m., 12:10 and 5 p.m. Pastor: Father Allan J. McDonald Saint Peter Claver Catholic Church 131 Ward Street, Macon, GA 31204 (478) 743-1454 Sunday Masses: 9 and 11:15 a.m. Pastor: Father Adam Kasela

Church of Christ

Forest Hills Church of Christ 800 Forest Hill Road, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-2233 Sunday Service: 9:30, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Minister: Bob Myhan North Macon Church of Christ 1190 Bass Road, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 471-0901 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Disciples of Christ

First Chrisan Church 2306 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 (478) 742-2522 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: John B. Carroll


Christ Episcopal Church 582 Walnut Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-0427 Sunday Eucharists: 8 and 11 a.m. Saint Francis Episcopal Church 432 Forest Hill Road, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-4616 Sunday Eucharists: 8, 8:45, and 11 a.m. Pastor: Joseph Shippen Saint James Episcopal Church 1080 Courtland Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 (478) 745-5146 Sunday Eucharist: 10 a.m. Rector: Rev. Carl Buice Saint Paul Episcopal Church 753 College Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-4623 Rector: Camille Hegg

Greek Orthodox

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church 859 First Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 621-0744 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Priest: Fr. Julian Damian

Independent Chrisan

Northside Chrisan Church 5024 Northside Drive, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-6539 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Rich DeWees


Congregaon Sha’arey Israel 611 First Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-4571 Friday Service: 6:15 p.m. Saturday Service: 9:30 a.m. Rabbi: Rachel Bat-Or Temple Beth Israel 892 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201

(478) 745-6727 Friday Service: 6:30 p.m. Rabbi: Laurence Schlesinger


Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity – LCMS 1899 Tucker Road, Macon, GA 31220 (478) 474-8393 Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Karl K. Schmidt Lutheran Church of the Redeemer – ELCA 390 Pierce Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 (478) 742-4281 Sunday Services: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Jim Braswell


Centenary Church 1290 College Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-8926 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Tim Bagwell Doles United Methodist Church 6258 Thomaston Road, Macon, GA 31220 (478) 477-6097 Worship Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Alan Fennell Ebenezer United Methodist Church 4600 Mercer University Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-9425 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Wayne MacDonald First Free Methodist Church 3220 Napier Avenue, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 477-8572 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday Bible Study: 10 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Paul M. Elder Forest Hills United Methodist Church 1217 Forest Hill Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-1161 Sunday Services: 8:30, 9:30 and 10:55 a.m. Pastor: Shane Green Ingleside United Methodist Church 3187 Ridge Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 474-1703 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Deborah W. Holt Martha Bowman Memorial United Methodist Church 500 Bass Road, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-1901 Sunday Services: 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. January/February 2010 MyTown




Pastor: Dr. Jay Harris

Mulberry Street United Methodist Church 719 Mulberry Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-8601 Sunday Worship: 9 and 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Tommy Marn Park Memorial United Methodist Church 5290 Arkwright Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-3740 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Cecil Hazen Riverside United Methodist Church 735 Pierce Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 746-4778 Sunday Tradional Service: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Contemporary Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf Vineville United Methodist Church 2045 Vineville Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 745-3331 Sunday Services: 9, 8:45, and 11 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Marcus Tripp

Non-Denominaonal Church of the Wildwood 701 Greentree Parkway Macon, GA 31220 (478) 474-4842 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Paul J. Dziadul Sr.

Emmanuel Church 621 Foster Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-4898 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Rob Farr Living Water Fellowship 6120 Thomaston Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 477-9419 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. E-Mail: Pastor: Steven Scarborough Moral Compass Ministries 2901 Joycliff Road Macon, GA 31211

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(478) 345-0062 Sunday Service: 10:15 a.m. Pastor: Larry B. Johnson

Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Bob Veazey

New City Church Meeng at Cox Capitol Theater 382 Second Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 957-9260 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Keith Watson

North Macon Presbyterian Church 5707 Rivoli Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-7777 Sunday Service: 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Peter M. Dietsch

Rhema Internaonal Ministries, Inc. 107 Highway 49, Suite C Macon, GA 31211 (478) 841-2915 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. CEO/Founder: Dr. Irene and Chief Elder Lamar Belle Senior Pastors: Curs and LaWanda Carswell Piedmont Church Meeng at Straord Academy 6010 Peake Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 955-3367 Sunday Services: 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Lead Pastor: Jerry Dingmore


Saint Innocent Orthodox Church 7301 Rivoli Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 994-1648 Sunday Divine Liturgy: 10 a.m. Pastor: Father Chris Williamson


Northminster Presbyterian Church 565 Wimbish Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-6646 Sunday Services: 8:45 and 11 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Jarred Hammet Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church 501 Bass Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-4451 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. John Napoli III Vineville Presbyterian Church 2193 Vineville Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 742-7379 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: David C. Jordan Washington Avenue Presbyterian Church 939 Washington Avenue Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-3345 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. P. Henderson Lile

Word Aflame Tabernacle 1780 Tucker Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 477-5747 Sunday Services: 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Pastor: Pastor Marcantel

Zion Presbyterian Church 2131 Vineville Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 390-0053 Sunday Services: 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Jess Stanfield



First Presbyterian Church 682 Mulberry Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 746-3223 Sunday Services: 9 and 11:15 a.m. Pastor: George W. “Chip” Miller

Macon Wesleyan Church 2171 Forest Hill Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 471-9038 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Mark A. Atkinson

Grace Community Church 1090 Washington Avenue Macon, GA 31201 (478) 757-6577

St. Andrew Chrisan Church 6220 Thomaston Road Macon, GA 31220 (478) 757-1810 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine

Reformed and Evangelical

Redeemer Bapst Church Meeng at Covenant Academy 4652 Ayers Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 718-8343 Sunday Services: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Eric Freel

Seventh-Day Adenst

Wimbish Road Seventh-day Advenst Church 640 Wimbish Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-4300 Divine Worship: 11 a.m. Pastor: Maurice Wi


High Street Unitarian Universalist Church 1085 High Street Macon, GA 31201 (478) 741-1714 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. Minister: Rev. Rhe Baird

P ERRY Bapst

Greater Union Bapst Church 1006 Marion Street Perry, GA 31069 (478) 987-0054 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: O.L. Evere

Assembly of God

First Bapst Church of Bonaire 142 West Highway 96 Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 922-1924 Sunday Services: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Kenny Rodgers www.bonaire

First Assembly of God 6040 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31099 (478) 953-0320 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Mark Merrill

First Bapst Church of Garmon Street 210 Garmon Street Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-2279 Sunday Services: 8, 9:45, and 11 a.m. Pastor: Josh B. Kirvin Sr. www.

Christ Chapel 2288 Moody Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 922-1061 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Andy King


Bible Bapst Temple 2601 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-9822 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Charles D. Weber Calvary Bapst Church 351 GA Highway 96 Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 929-1823 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Jim Lane Central Bapst Church 1120 Lake Joy Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-9319 Sunday Contemporary: 9 a.m. Sunday Tradional: 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Dr. H. Owen Bozeman

Houston Lake Bapst Church 2300 Highway 127 East Perry, GA 31069 (478) 987-0277 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Fred McCoy

Cornerstone Bapst Church 1618 S. Houston Lake Road Kathleen, GA 31047 (478) 987-6344 Sunday Services: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Art Fowler

Second Memorial Bapst Church 1845 Kings Chapel Road Perry, GA 31069 (478) 987-4803 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Tracy Brinson

Fellowship Bible Bapst Church 431 Dunbar Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-0828 Sunday Services: 8 and 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Willie L. Reid Sr. www.


Christ Lutheran Church – LCMS 733 Carroll Street Perry, Georgia 31069 (478) 987-6016 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev John Lehenbauer

W ARNER R OBINS African Methodist Episcopal Adams-Smith Tabernacle AME 304 Green Street Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 329-1885 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Deborah Franks Watson

First Bapst Church 108 Church Street Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 953-3387 Sunday Services: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Allen Hughes www. First Bapst Church 1135 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-8152 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Andrew J. Hammack www.

Freedom Bapst Church 1221-4 South Houston Lake Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 987-6500 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Floyd McKeel Friendship Bapst Church 1322 Feagin Mill Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-9509 Sunday Services: 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Paul Cowles Grace Bapst Church 204 South Pleasant Hill Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-5489 Sunday Services: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Pastor: Paul Mullen Greater Springfield Missionary Bapst Church 1195 Heflund Avenue Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-5721 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Pastor: Daniel W. Jackson Sr. Green Acres Bapst Church 901 Elberta Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-1995 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Johnny Ellison Hebron Fellowship Bapst Church 3208 US Highway 41 North Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 953-0224 Sunday Worship Services: 11 a.m. Pastor: Daryl J. Vining Sr. Northside Bapst Church 1013 Carl Vinson Parkway Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 923-9892 Sunday Service: 10:50 a.m. Pastor: Loy Ballard January/February 2010 MyTown



CHURCHES Warner Robins, GA 31095 (478) 953-7246 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastors: Paula Day and Clyde Johns

Pastor: David A. Clarke

Oakland Bapst Church 1509 Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-3533 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Thomas Barnard

Unity Bapst Church 479 Highway 96 Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 922-0063 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Lewis Cooper

Second Bapst Church 2504 Moody Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-7101 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Jeff LaBorg

Westside Bapst Church 1101 Dunbar Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 785-1024 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Dr. G. Wayne Dorse

Shirley Hills Bapst Church 615 Corder Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-5571 Sunday Services: 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Andy Cook


Southside Bapst Church 1040 South Houston Lake Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-9388 Sunday Services: 9 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Jerry Walls Spring Chapel Missionary Bapst Church Spring Chapel Missionary Bapst Church P.O. Box 339, 112 Hwy 247 Spur Kathleen, GA 31047 (478) 218-0736 Sunday Service: 1st, 3rd, and 5th 9:15 a.m.; 2nd and 4th 11 a.m. Pastor: James K. Baker The River at Houston County 2440 Hwy 127 Kathleen, GA 31047 (478) 224-River (7483) Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Steve Wood Trinity Bapst Church 505 N. Houston Lake Blvd. Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 953-3600 Sunday Services: 10 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: Terry Hyman Union Grove Missionary Bapst Church 809 S. Davis Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 922-5514 Sunday Service: 10:15 a.m.

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church 300 South Davis Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-0124 Saturday Vigil Mass: 5 p.m. Sunday Masses: 9 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday Spanish Mass: 2 p.m. Pastors: Monsignor Fred Nijem St. Patrick Catholic Church 2410 Hwy. 12 Kathleen, GA 31047 (478) 987-4213 Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30 p.m. Sunday Masses: 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pastor: Father Kirk Mansell

Chrisan and Missionary

Harvest Chrisan Fellowship 1211 South Houston Lake Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-3311 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Kelly Pope II Warner Robins Alliance Church 3006 Green Street Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-7439 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor: John Varland

Church of God

River of Light Church of God 1300 Corder Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-3541 Sunday Services: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Pastor: Dwayne Evors The Rain Church 257 Gunn Road

Disciples of Christ First Chrisan Church 100 N. Houston Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-1536 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Darrell Vandervort


All Saints Episcopal Church 1708 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-1791 Sunday Service: 10:15 a.m. Pastor: Father Marn J. Bagay Warner Robins Chrisan Methodist Episcopal Church 200 Othal H. Lakey Circle Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-6326 Sunday Services 8 and 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Lindsey P. Napier Sr.


Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church – ELCA 301 N. Pleasant Hill Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-2239 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Kathleen Yates Mount Calvary Lutheran Church 336 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 922-1418 Sunday Contemporary: 11 a.m. Sunday Tradional: 8 and 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Rev. David Brighton


Bonaire United Methodist Church 144 Elm Street, P.O. Box 7 Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 923-7317 Sunday Services: 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Jay Tucker Centerville First United Methodist Church 600 N. Houston Lake Road Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 953-3090 Sunday Services: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Stephen Grantham | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine

Christ United Methodist Church 511 Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 922-0211 Sunday Services: 9 and 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Jim McIlrath First United Methodist Church 205 North Davis Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-3737 Sunday Services: 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Jimmy R. Asbell Jr. Trinity United Methodist Church 129 South Houston Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-3797 Sunday Contemporary: 11 a.m. Sunday Tradional: 8:30 and 11 a.m. Pastor: Bill Bagwell Word of Life Worship Center 650 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-5153 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Phil Faraone Chrisan Fellowship Church 621 Walnut Street

Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 975-0808 Sunday Services: 8 and 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Bishop Harvey B. Bee

80 Cohen Walker Drive Building A – Auditorium Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 333-2444 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m.

Evergreen Family Fellowship 80 Tabor Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-5982 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Joe Senter


End Time Harvest Church 114 Bell Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 922-7910 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Melvin Womack


Joy Fellowship Church 210 Sylvia Avenue Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-6090 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Volleen Vicknair The Salvaon Army Church Warner Robins Corps 96 Thomas Blvd., Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-7585 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastors: Captains Larry and Brenda Gibson Word In Season Ministries Middle Georgia Technical College

Church of the Nazarene 300 Lois Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-2108 Sunday Services: 10:55 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pastor: David Miller Covenant Presbyterian Church 1631 Green Street Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-4770 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Robert L. Jarre Westminster Presbyterian Church 303 Mary Lane, Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 922-2782 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Glenn A. Gilstrap

United Pentecostal

First United Pentecostal Church 603 Wellborn Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-5616 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Mark Fogarty

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Civic & Non-Profit

Business & Consumer Services

Boys and Girls Club of Georgia Heartlands – Byron Unit enables young people to reach their full potenal as producve, caring, and responsible cizens. 202 Mosley Road, Byron, GA 31008 (478) 956-1395 Byron Be⁺ er Hometown The Byron visitor’s center and official website of Byron: Contact Regina Mansfield at or call (478) 956-2409


Byron Lioness Club P.O. Box 1782, Byron, GA 31008 (478) 956-2412 Byron Lions Club P.O. Box 1123, Byron, GA 31008 (478) 956-2412 Mickey Fuller Masonic Lodge Meengs: 7:30 p.m., 2nd and 4th Thursday 106 Gralan Drive, Bryon, GA 31008 (478) 956-4400 Middle Georgia Sport Horse Associaon A local riding club that is an affiliate of the United States Dressage Federaon. 3380 Marshall Mill Road, Byron, GA 31008 (478) 338-0448, Rotary Club of Bryon Meeng: 8 a.m. Every Wednesday Country Cupboard Restaurant 107 Chapman Road, Byron, GA 31008 (478) 956-2000 Village Green Garden Club Bryon, GA 31008 (478) 956-5879

Support Organizaons ALCOHOL/DRUG/EATING TREATMENT CENTERS Al-Anon Family Groups of Georgia A fellowship of relaves and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. P.O. Box 2189, Byron, GA 31008 Toll free: (800) 568-1619 E-mail: PARENTING/FAMILY SERVICES The Compassionate Friends A non-profit, self-help support organizaon for families who have experienced the death of a child of any age from any cause. There is no religious affiliaon. Byron, GA (478) 988-9361

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Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce 267 Ti College Drive Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-9239


Forsyth Lions Club Meengs: 7 p.m., 2nd and 4th Monday Hong Kong Palace Chinese 465 Ti College Drive, Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 477-6790 Email:

4-H and Youth — Macon 736 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-6338 American Cancer Society Naonwide community-based voluntary health organizaon dedicated to eliminang cancer and prevenng cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, educaon, advocacy, and service. 804 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-6391, American Heart Associaon 3312 Northside Drive, Ste. 140-A Macon, GA 31210 (478) 405-3200

Meadows Naonal Gun Club 1064 Rumble Road, Forsyth, GA (478) 994-9910

American Legion and Auxiliary P.O. Box 6523, Macon, GA 31208 (478) 474-7799


Art Partners and Friends Provides art instrucon and free materials so that people who, due to economic circumstances, disability, or lack of opportunity, can now learn the joy of art. 333 Coon Avenue, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-3144

Business & Consumer Services Jones County Chamber of Commerce 161 West Clinton Street, P.O. Box 686 Gray, GA 31032 (478) 986-1123


Gray Garden Club The objecves of Gray Garden Club are to promote the advancement of gardening, to develop home grounds, to study horculture and arsc use of plant material, and to promote civic beauty.

M ACON Business & Consumer Services

Be⁺ er Business Bureau of Central Georgia, Inc. 277 Marn Luther King Jr. Boulevard Suite 102, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-7999 Chamber of Commerce Driving force for business and economic development in Central Georgia. 305 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31201 P.O. Box 169, Macon, GA 31202 (478) 621-2000 Cooperave Extension Service 736 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-6338 Economic and Community Development Department 439 Coon Avenue, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-7190

Civic & Non-Profit

100 Black Men of Macon Improving the lives of the community’s youth through mentorship, educaon, and support. 1680 Broadway Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 744-9820

Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteers are matched with children and serve as friends, mentors, and role models. 193 Pierce Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 (478) 745-3984 Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Georgia Enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potenal as producve, caring, and responsible cizens. 277 Marn Luther King Jr. Boulevard Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-4153 Boy Scouts of America, Central GA Council 4335 Confederate Way, Macon, GA 31217 (478) 743-9386 Community Partnership Facilitates broad-based collaboraon among business and community leaders, service providers, and community residents to improve the well-being of children and families. 682 Cherry Street, Suite 1113 Macon, GA 31201 (478) 257-6190 Office Execuve Director: J. Travis Blackwell Consumer Credit Counseling Service — Macon Helps idenfy soluons to creditor calls, garnishments, or bankruptcy. 277 Marn Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 202 Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-6197 | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine

Downtown Macon Lions Club Support to Bibb and surrounding counes through primary mission of iniaves and fundraising efforts to enhance the quality of life for the blind and visually impaired. Vineville United Methodist Church 2045 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 Meeng: Thursday, 12 p.m. (478) 745-1299 Exchange Club of Macon Exchange is business and professional men and women meeng together and working together to make our naon a beer place. Meeng: Thursdays 11:45 a.m. Monument Room at the Centreplex 200 Coliseum Dr., Macon, GA (478) 477-0003 Contact: Gary Hinebaugh, Secretary Educaon First Works to deliver results in the area of public relaons, preparing children to learn, and ensuring quality teaching and leadership in public schools. 577 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-0000 Friends of the Macon-Bibb County Libraries Support volunteer efforts to raise funds for the improvement of the Macon-Bibb County Libraries. P.O. Box 5412, Macon, GA 31208 (478) 744-0824, Georgia District Office of Kiwanis Internaonal, Inc. — Macon Division 9 182 Riley Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 Meeng: Tuesdays 12 p.m. Contact: Alexia Lieber (478) 474-6169 Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world beer. 6869 Columbus Road, Lizella, GA 31052 (478) 935-2221, Golden Opportunies Provides programs and services to keep adults 55 and older informed and involved. Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 757-7817 Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia Builds lives, families, and communies one job at a me by helping people discover and develop their God-given gis through work and career development services. 5171 Eisenhower Pkwy., Macon, GA 31206 (478) 475-9995, In STEP With Singles, Inc. An interdenominaonal single adult ministry whose mission is to minister to the spiritual and emoonal needs of singles adults of all ages in the Middle Georgia area. P. O. Box 26245, Macon, GA 31221 (478) 747-6663, Jay's HOPE Foundaon Improves the quality of life of children with cancer and extends hope to families through educaonal, spiritual, emoonal, financial, and social support.

1157B Forsyth Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 238-6360,

Contact: Maria Stewart (478) 442-2707,

Junior League of Macon Promotes volunteerism, develops the potenal of women, and improves the community through the effecve acon and leadership of trained volunteers. 2055 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 (478) 743-0847,

Pilot Club of Macon The mission of Pilot Internaonal is to improve the quality of life in communies throughout the world. Meeng: First Tuesdays at 6 p.m. 102 Preston Court, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 741-5123,

Kiwanis Club of Macon A global organizaon of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a me. Mulberry United Methodist Church 719 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201 Meeng: Tuesday 12 p.m. Contact: Jim Tessmer (478) 972-4195

Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia Provides a place for families to stay when their child is in a hospital far from home. 1160 Forsyth Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 746-4090,

Kiwanis Club of North Macon 3914 River Place Drive, Macon, GA 31210 Wager’s Grill Meeng: Wednesdays 12 p.m. Contact: Alexia Lieber (478) 474-6169

Rotary Club – Downtown Meeng: Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. Macon Centreplex 200 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217 Rotary Club – Macon Meeng: Mondays at 1 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 682 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201

Macon Area Habitat for Humanity Makes the dream of owning a simple, decent, and affordable house a reality. 3225-A Rice Mill Road, Macon, GA 31206 (478) 784-6800,

Rotary Club – Uptown Meeng: Thursdays at 12 p.m. Idle Hour Country Club 5171 Eisenhower Parkway Macon, GA 31206

Macon Outreach 267 First Street, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 743-8026, Client line

Save A Pet Rescues animals from the county pound and places them into foster homes unl a permanent home is located. P.O Box 408, Bolingbroke, GA 31004 (478) 808-9472,

Macon Volunteer Clinic Provides the medically underserved with excellent healthcare. 376 Rogers Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 (478) 755-1110 March of Dimes Foundaon Dedicated to improving the health of babies by prevenng birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. 2733 Sheraton Drive, Building F, Suite 130 Macon, GA 31204 (478) 743-9165, Meals on Wheels of Macon and Bibb County, Inc. 1212 Gray Highway, Macon, GA 31211 (478) 745-9140 Middle Georgia Community Food Bank Feeding neighbors and building hope since 1981. The food distribuon meets the needs of needy families, senior cizens, children, and homeless at no cost to the recipients. 4490 Ocmulgee East Boulevard Macon, GA 31217 (478) 742-3958 www.mgc .org Middle Georgia Women’s Connecon Giving women an opportunity to connect with each other and their communies through a luncheon format that includes a feature presentaon and a speaker. Meeng: 2nd Wednesday of month at 11:30 a.m. Locaon: Healy Point Country Clubhouse in River North

Salvaon Army 1925 Broadway Street, Macon, GA 31206 (478) 746-8572 United Way of Central Georgia 277 Marn Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 301, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-4732,


Career Women’s Network of Macon Brings together women of achievement and influence to network ideas and to solidify effecve relaonships. Meeng: 11:30 a.m. First Tuesday of the month Macon Marrio Center City Hotel 240 Colesium Drive, Macon, GA 31217 Cost: $15. Reservaons (478) 808-8281 Central Georgia Adversing Federaon Provides and promotes a beer understanding of the funcons of adversing and its values. P.O. Box 586, Macon, GA 31202 (478) 475-8555, Macon Professional Women’s Sertoma Club Provides service to mankind by communicaon of thoughts, ideas, and concepts to accelerate human progress in health, educaon, freedom, and democracy. Meengs: 12 p.m., 1st and 3rd Wednesdays Box 1961, Macon, GA 31202, (478) 471-6900 E-mail: January/February 2010 MyTown




Macon Soccer Club Promotes the growth of soccer by providing high-quality soccer programs for all ages and ability levels. 4510 Raley Road, Macon, GA 31206 (478) 471-6443, Macon Tennis Associaon John Drew Smith Tennis Center 3280 N. Ingle Place, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-1957, Macon Tracks Running Club P.O. Box 26455, Macon, GA 31221 (478) 972-6772, Macon Waves Swim Club P.O. Box 7942, Macon, GA 31209 (478) 746-6186 MOMS Club of Macon Moms Offering Moms Support is a non-profit organizaon for at-home mothers. Middle Georgia Camera Club Promotes interest in photography. Meengs: 7:30 p.m., first and third Thursday of each month. Locaon: Northminster Presbyterian Church 565 Wimbish Road, Macon, GA 31204 (478) 971-3357, hp:// Middle Georgia Woodworkers Associaon Beer your woodworking skills and get involved in community projects. Meengs: 2nd Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Gymnasium of Vineville Bapst Church Contact Phil Hill at (478) 993-5551 Swim Macon Aquacs Club Provides private and group swim lessons, summer leagues, masters program, and compeve swim team. 5097 Northside Drive, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-9689

Economic Development

Historic Macon Foundaon Educates the greater Macon community about its history and historic preservaon; preserves and restores historic buildings and neighborhoods. 1083 Washington Avenue, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-5084 Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council 653 Second Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 738-3240, Macon-Bibb County Health Dept. Protects the health of people and their environment. 171 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217 (478) 745-0411 Middle Georgia Regional Development Center 175-C Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217 (478) 751-6160,

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NewTown Macon 479 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 722-9909, Rebuilding Macon. Inc. Rehabilitates homes of low-income homeowners, parcularly the elderly and the disabled, so that they may connue independence. 3864 Lake Street, Macon, GA 31204

and crically recognized works by contemporary independent American or foreign directors; films typically not available to a Middle GA audience. Locaon: Douglass Theater 55 Marn Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Macon (478) 742-2000

(478) 744-9808

Macon Film and Video Fesval Cox Capitol Theatre 382 Second Street Macon, GA 31201

UGA Business Outreach Services 200 Marn Luther King Jr. Boulevard East Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-6592

Macon Lile Theatre 4220 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-3342

Recreaon & Culture

Middle Georgia Art Associaon 2330 Ingleside Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 (478) 744-9557,

Cannonball House 856 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-5982 for Tours Cox Capitol Theatre Public facility for movies, concerts, and special events. 382 Second Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 257-6391 Douglass Theatre 355 Marn Luther King Jr. Boulevard Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-2000 Federated Garden Clubs of Macon 730 College Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-0921 Georgia Music Hall of Fame 200 Marn Luther King Jr. Boulevard Macon, GA 31202 (478) 750-8555 Grand Opera House 651 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 301-5470 Hay House 934 Georgia Avenue, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 742-8155 Macon Arts 486 First Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-6940 Macon-Bibb County Convenon and Visitors Bureau 200 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-3401 Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreaon Department Central City Park P.O. Box 247, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-9280 Macon Film Guild Screens recently released, award-winning,

MidSummer Macon 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 757-5174, Museum of Arts and Sciences 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-3232, Ocmulgee Naonal Monument 1207 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217 (478) 752-8257, Sidney Lanier Coage 935 High Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-3132 Theatre Macon 438 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 746-9485, Tubman African-American Museum 340 Walnut Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-8544,

Support Organizaons

ABUSE AND BATTERY Bibb Co. Public Schools, Social Services 484 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 765-8607 Central Georgia CASA Speaks for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in the juvenile courts; promotes and supports quality volunteer representaon for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, and nurturing home. 640 Plum Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 238-631, Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia Provides 24-hour hotline, safe shelter, and support services for domesc violence and rape crisis. 277 Marn Luther King Jr. Boulevard Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-9292 | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine

Crossroads Counseling Center 500 Bass Road, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 475-4608 Macon Rescue Mission, Inc. 774 Hazel Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-5445 ADOPTION / FOSTER CARE Covenant Care of Macon 3950 Ridge Avenue, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 475-4990 DFACS — Bibb County 456 Oglethorpe Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-6051 Georgia Industrial Children's Home 4690 North Mumford Road Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-8220, Hephzibah Children's Home 6601 Zebulon Road, Macon, GA 31220 (478) 477-3383, Methodist Home 304 Pierce Avenue, Macon, GA 31203 (478) 751-2800, Prevent Child Abuse Heart of Georgia 640 Plum Street, Suite 202, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 238-6349, ALCOHOL/DRUG/EATING TREATMENT CENTERS Alcoholics Anonymous St. Francis Episcopal Church 432 Forest Hill Road, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 746-6652 Coliseum Psychiatric Center 340 Hospital Drive, Macon, GA 31217 (478) 741-1355 Family Behavioral Care of Central GA 135 N. Crest Boulevard, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 474-4321 CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT Child Support Enforcement 2720 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31209 (478) 752-1500 CRISIS HOTLINES First Steps Bibb County Niki Robinson at (478) 633-7284 Save-A-Life Ministry 112 Pierce Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 (478) 755-1343 Teen Parent Center 456 Bay Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-4035 CHRONIC FATIGUE SUPPORT SERVICES CFS/CFIDS/FM Support Group Provides informaon and support to persons with Chronic Fague Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM). Meeng: First Saturday of each month (except July), 1 p.m. Coliseum Medical Centers, 5th floor classroom Macon, GA 31211 (478) 475-4908,

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES ARC of Macon Works to improve the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilies. 4664 Sheraton Drive, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 477-7764, Disability Connecons 170 College Street, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 741-1425, Ext. 101 Healing Center Foundaon for Children with Disabilies 7440 Thomaston Road, Macon, GA 31220 (478) 757-1338 Source Care Management 1760 Bass Road, Suite 203, Macon, GA 31210 (478) 471-0782 DISEASE SUPPORT GROUPS Breast Cancer Support Group for Young Survivors Children of these young survivors meet simultaneously in the Beach Buddies Club. Women and children meet separately, but meeng mes and dates are the same. Forest Hills United Methodist Church 1217 Forest Hill Road, Macon, GA 31210 Contact: Laura Paxton (478) 718-4123, Hope Floats MS Support Group Pinegate Rerement Center 300 Charter Boulevard, Macon, GA 31210 Meeng: 6:30 p.m. Contact: Marty Beliveau (478) 742-9011 EMERGENCY RELIEF SERVICES American Red Cross 195 Holt Avenue, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-8671, HOSPICE SERVICES United Hospice of Macon 6060 Lakeside Commons Drive Macon, GA 31210 (478) 745-9204, VistaCare 750 Baconsfield Drive, Suite 115 Macon, GA 31211 (478) 750-9777, LUPUS SUPPORT SERVICES Lupus Support Group Meeng Lupus paents or anyone interested in learning more about the illness. Peyton Anderson Health Educaon Center 877 Hemlock Street, Macon, GA 31201 Meeng: Every 2nd Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Contact: Nikkii Hatcher (478) 238-6862 PARENTING/FAMILY SERVICES Babies Can't Wait 2520 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31204 (478) 745-9200 Child Care Resource and Referral Agency of Central GA 277 Marn Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Suite 104, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 752-7800,

Crossroads Counseling Center 144 Pierce Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 (478) 475-4608 Family Advancement Ministries Provides financial assistance, life skill programs, counseling, and baby supplies to expectant women and parents with preschool age children. 538 Orange St., Macon, GA 31201, (478) 746-9803 570 High Pl., Macon, GA 31201, (478) 745-7165 Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia Provide counseling to families. 277 Marn Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Suite 203, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 745-2811, Georgia Stepping Stones Maximizes individual potenal throughout life’s stages. 2940 Riverside Drive, Suite 99, Macon, GA 31204, (478) 474-8552, Lighthouse For Families A Ministry of The Methodist Children's Home provides Medicaid counseling for families, children, and youth. 116 Pierce Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 (478) 464-3001 Medcen Community Health Foundaon P.O. Box 6000, Hospital Box 78 Macon, GA 31208, (478) 633-6182 Nana's Creaon & Youth Services Provides the following services to youth and their families: parenng, early intervenon, home evaluaons, family assessments, crisis intervenon, visitaon supervision, case management, anger management, and conflict resoluon. 3014 Gray Highway, Suite 7, Macon, GA 31211 Quality Care for Children An all-in-one resource for and about child and school-age care. 277 Marn Luther King Jr. Boulevard Macon, GA 31201, (478) 752-7800

P ERRY Business & Consumer Services

Houston County Cooperave Extension Office 801 Main Street, Perry, GA 31069 (478) 987-2028 Perry Chamber of Commerce 101 General Courtney Hodges Boulevard, Suite B, Perry, GA 31069 (478) 987-1234,

Civic & Non-Profit

Made 2B More Organizaon dedicated to teaching young girls and teens leadership skills and to grow up to be phenomenal women. Girls ages 11 – 18. Meeng: Second Saturday of the month. Perry Recreaonal Center (Rozar Park) 1060 Keith Drive, Perry, GA 31069 (478) 731-2664, January/February 2010 MyTown





American Camellia Society at Massee Lane Gardens 100 Massee Lane, Fort Valley, GA 31030 (478) 967-2358,

Economic Development

Houston Arts Alliance 801 Main Street, Perry, GA 31069 (478) 218-5229 Lane Southern Orchards 50 Lane Road, P. O. Box 716 Fort Valley, GA 31030 (478) 825-3362, Perry Players Theatre 909 Main Street, Perry, GA 31069 (478) 987-5354

W ARNER R OBINS Business & Consumer Services Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Middle Georgia, 748 North Houston Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-1141 Houston County Development Authority 200 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-5470 Warner Robins Area Chamber of Commerce 1228 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-8585

Civic & Non-Profit

Airman and Family Readiness Center Robins Air Force Base 78 FSS/FSFR 725 Ninth Street, Suite 100 Warner Robins, GA (478) 926-1256 American Red Cross Houston-Middle Georgia Chapter 346 Corder Road, Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-6332 Exchange Club of Houston County Ryan’s Steakhouse, 1992 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 Meeng: Tuesday at 12 p.m. Contact name: Angela Hayes (478) 952-2879 Houston County Habitat for Humanity 515 Myrtle Street, Warner Robins, GA 31095 (478) 328-3388 Houston County Rered Educators Associaon Provides the opportunity for support, service, and fellowship with friends and rered

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educators in the community. Meets: 2nd Thursday of the month, September through May Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Locaon: China Buffet on Russell Parkway Kiwanis Club of Warner Robins Ryan’s Steakhouse, 1992 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 Meeng: Thursday at 11:30 p.m. Contact: Allen Richardson (478) 918-7887

Moms Troop of Middle GA Group of women and children who get together several mes a week. Contact: Amber Kan, (478) 225-6472 Email: Robin’s Pacers Running Club To promote health and fitness among club members and the local community.

Meals On Wheels - Houston County Council on Aging 1137 Kathleen Bynum Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 328-6070

Robins Ramblers Square Dance Club Meeng: Every Wednesday from 7 – 9 p.m. Recreaon Center 800 Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins, GA (478) 918-0874

Middle Georgia Community Acon Agency, Inc. The mission is to provide, in collaboraon with public and private partners, social services that address the needs of disadvantaged individuals. (478) 922-4464

Rotary Club of Warner Robins Meets: 12 p.m. Tuesdays Wellston Center, 155 Maple Street Warner Robins, GA 31093

United Way 2-1-1 Phone: 2-1-1 Cell phone: (866) 680-8924


Anque Automobile Club of America Automove historical society dedicated to the preservaon, restoraon, and maintenance of historical self-propelled vehicles and their history. Meets: 3rd Thursday of the month Time: 6:30 p.m. Locaon: The Ole Country Times Buffet 1208 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins Business Networking Internaonal Middle GA Power Networkers Meeng: Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. Contact: Terri Minter (478) 919-6719 Central Georgia Amateur Radio Club First Chrisan Church – Fellowship Room 100 North Houston Road Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 542-1620 Meeng: Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Contact: Bill Atkins Central GA Soccer Associaon 1107-B Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 987-2455 Georgia Aircra Modelers Associaon, Inc. P.O. Box 140, Warner Robins, GA 31099 (478) 328-2689 Mid-Georgia Orchid Society Warner Robins Recreaon Department 800 Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins, GA 31093 Meeng: 2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m. Contact Dennis Billings at (229) 268-2619 or

Warner Robins Aquanauts To provide professional swim instrucon and fitness; to beginners, compeve swimmers, and seniors. Memorial Park Pool. 800 First Street, Warner Robins, GA 31088 Head Coach: Wes Hamborg (478) 929-8044, Warner Robins Business & Professional Women’s Club 248 Waterford Drive, Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 923-1752 Warner Robins Civitan Club Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q , 811 Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 Meeng: Tuesday at 12 p.m. Contact: Jan Francis at (478) 922-6740

Economic Development

21st Century Partnership 804 Park Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 225-9005 Centerville Development Authority 300 East Church Street,Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 953-4734 Houston County Career Center 96 Cohen Walker Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 988-7130 Houston County Development Authority 200 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-5470 Middle Georgia Consorum, Inc. 124 Osigian Boulevard, Suite A Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-4771 | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine

Georgia Naonal Fairground & Agricenter 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry, GA 31069 (478) 987-3247 Museum of Aviaon Flight & Technology Center GA Highway 247 & Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31099 (478) 926-6870 Warner Robins Lile Theatre 502 South Pleasant Hill Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 929-4579, Warner Robins Recreaon Department 800 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-1916, YMCA of Houston County 2954 Moody Road, Bonaire, GA 31005 (478) 922-2566,

Support Organizaons

ABUSE AND BATTERY CASA of Houston County, Inc. Houston County Juvenile Jusce Complex, 206 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 542-2141, ext. 336

Christ United Methodist Church 511 Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 Alcoholics Anonymous - Warner Robins 1001 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31099, (478) 923-7657 Hodac Women in substance abuse recovery who are homeless, pregnant, or with minor children under the age of 12. 2764 Watson Boulevard Centerville, GA 31028 (478) 953-5675, Houston Medical Center Behavioral Science & Psychiatry 1601 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 542-7788, Narcocs Anonymous - Centerville Centerville United Methodist Church 101 Wilson Drive, Centerville, GA 31028 Narcocs Anonymous - Warner Robins First United Methodist Church 205 North Davis Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 Phoenix Center 940A Highway 96, Warner Robins, GA 31099 (800) 715-4225

COSC Women’s Shelter Women and children’s homeless shelter 312 Duke Avenue, Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-3195

Unlimited Visions 2503 Moody Road Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 329-0550

Family Advocacy Clinic 655 7th Street, Building 700 Robins Air Force Base, GA 31098 (478) 327-8398

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT Child Support Enforcement - Warner Robins 92 Cohen Walker Drive Warner Robins, GA 31095 (478) 988-7700

Rainbow House Children's Resource Center Aims to reduce the occurrence of child abuse and assist vicms. 108 Elmwood Street Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-5923 Salvaon Army Safe House Safe shelter for domesc violence vicms and their children. P.O. Box 2408, Warner Robins, GA 31099 (478) 923-2348 Support Group for Domesc Violence Vicms Support group for vicms of domesc violence. P.O. Box 2408, Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-2348 ADOPTION / FOSTER CARE DFACS - Houston County 92 Cohen Walker Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 988-7600 ALCOHOL/DRUG/EATING TREATMENT CENTERS 12-Step Group Paerned aer Alcoholics Anonymous. Every Tuesday 6:30 p.m. and every Saturday 10:30 a.m.

CRISIS HOTLINES Community Outreach Service Center The Community Outreach Service Center is an emergency and transional housing facility for men, women, and children. They provide safe lodging, clean bedding, meals, showers, and telephone access for local calls. 404 Duke Avenue (Men) and 312 Duke Avenue (Women and children) Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-3195 Helpline Georgia Crime vicm assistance helpline. 2762 Watson Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (800) 338-6745 Pregnancy Resource Center of Warner Robins Offers pregnancy tesng, parenng educaon, STD and HIV educaon, aeraboron care and more. 306 North Davis Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 225-2241 Salvaon Army Safe House (478) 923-6294 DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES Abilies Discovered, Inc. Assists in the employment, educaon,

training, and support of individuals experiencing physical and/or developmental disabilies. 211 Corder Road, Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-7727 Epilepsy Associaon of GA, Inc. 121 Booker Street, Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 923-8141 Happy Hour Mental Retardaon Service Center 802 Young Avenue, Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 929-6600, Heart of Georgia Developmental Disabilies Ministries 615 Corder Road, Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-2992 Naonal Alliance on Mental Illness - Central Georgia, Inc. 209 Elberta Road, Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 328-0508 EATING SUPPORT SERVICES Middle Georgia GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group) Support for persons with celiac disease, dermas herpeformis, gluten intolerance, or anyone following a gluten-free diet. Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month. Central Bapst Church 1120 Lake Joy Road, Warner Robins, GA (478) 397-5061 EMERGENCY RELIEF SERVICES American Red Cross - Houston-Middle GA Chapter 346 Corder Road, Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 923-6332 Houston County Emergency Management 200 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 542-2026 Salvaon Army - Warner Robins 305 Green Street, Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-2226 HOSPICE SERVICES Heart of Georgia Hospice 103 Westridge Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 953-5161, PARENTING SERVICES Family Advocacy Clinic 655 7th Street, Building 700 Robins Air Force Base, GA 31098 (478) 327-8398 Rainbow House Children’s Resource Center Strengthen the community’s response to child abuse and neglect through prevenon, intervenon, and advocacy efforts. P.O. Box 1239, Warner Robins, GA 31099 (478) 923-5923, Robins AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center 700 9th Street, Suite 1000, Building 794 Robins Air Force Base, GA 31098 (478) 926-1256 January/February 2010 MyTown





Senators (6-year terms) Saxby Chambliss (R) (term expires 1/15) U.S. Senate Telephone: (202) 224-3521 Fax: (202) 224-0103 300 Mulberry Street, Suite 502 Macon, GA 31201 Telephone: (478) 741-1417 Johnny Isakson (R) (term expires 1/11) U.S. Senate Telephone: (202) 224-3643 Fax: (202) 228-0724 Telephone: (770) 661-0999 Fax: (770) 661-0768 Representative (2-year term) Jim Marshall (D) (term expires 1/11) 8th District Telephone: (202) 225-6531 Fax: (202) 225-3013 682 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201 Telephone: (478) 464-0255

S TATE G OVERNMENT Governor Sonny Perdue (R) (term expires 1/11) State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 Telephone: (404) 656-1776 Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle (R) (term expires 1/11) State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 Telephone: (404) 656-5030 Georgia Representatives (2-year term) Jim Cole (R) District 125 109 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 Telephone: (404) 651-7737 P.O. Box 787, Forsyth, GA 31029 Telephone: (478) 994-4206 Tony Sellier (R) District 136 601 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 Telephone: (404) 656-0254 680 Marshall Mill Rd., Fort Valley, GA 31030 Telephone: (478) 825-2888 Email: Allen Peake (R) District 137 504 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 Telephone: (404) 656-0188 103 Colony Court, Macon, GA 31210 Telephone: (478) 474-5633 Email: Nikki T Randall (D) District 138 404 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 Telephone: (404) 656-0109 P.O. Box 121, Macon, GA 31202 Email:

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David Lucas (D) District 139 509 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 Telephone: (404) 656-0220 2594 Saratoga Drive, Macon, GA 31211 Telephone: (478) 755-0115

Commissioners: Telephone: (478) 621-6345 James Vaughn (D), Chairman Larry Evans (I), District 1 James Ham (D), District 2 Michael Bilderback (R), District 3 James Peters (R), District 4

Bubber Epps (D) District 140 411 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 Telephone: (404) 656-0126 P.O. Box 236, Dry Branch, GA 31020 Telephone: (478) 743-9901

Other Elected Officials: Joey Proctor, Coroner Telephone: (478) 447-2636 John Cary, Sheriff Telephone: (478) 994-7048

L OCAL G OVERNMENT Byron/Peach County

City Hall 200 Main St., Byron, GA 31008 Telephone: (478) 956-3600

Mayor (4-year term) Larry Collins Telephone: (478) 956-3600 Commissioners: Telephone: (478) 825-2313 James Khoury, Post 5, Chairman Roy Lewis, Post 1 Byron Walter Smith, Post 2 Fort Valley Thomas Palmer, Post 3 Vice Chairman Martin Moseley, Post 4 Byron/Fort Valley

Appointed Officials: Greg Popham, City Administrator Bobby Melton, Attorney City Council Members: Mike Dodd Rosemary Walker James Calloway Desi Hansford Lamar Russell Melvin Lawrence Monroe County Courts: Monroe County Courthouse 145 L Cary Bittick Dr., Forsyth, GA 31029 Telephone: (478) 994-7018 Superior Court: Telephone: (478) 994-7022 Lynn Ham, Clerk of Court

Other Elected Officials: Kerry Rooks, Coroner Terry W. Deese, Sheriff Telephone: (478) 825-8269 W.L. Brown, Tax Commissioner Telephone: (478) 825-3161

Magistrate Court: Telephone: (478) 994-7018 Jeffery M. Davis, Chief Magistrate Judge

Peach County Courts: 205 West Church St., Fort Valley, GA 31030 Telephone: (478) 825-2313

Juvenile Court: Telephone: (478) 992-5064

Superior Court: Telephone: (478) 825-5331 Joe Wilder, Clerk of Superior Court Magistrate Court: Telephone: (478) 825-2060 Laurens C. Lee, Chief Magistrate Judge Probate Court: Telephone: (478) 825-2313 Deborah W. Hunnicutt, Probate Court Judge Juvenile Court: Telephone: (478) 825-3453 Thomas Mathews, Chief Juvenile Judge Lynn T. Kennedy, Court Administrator City of Byron Municipal Court: City Hall Telephone: (478) 751-7154 Laurens C. Lee, Judge Phyllis Jacks, Clerk of Court

Forsyth/Monroe County

City Hall 26 North Jackson St., Forsyth, GA 31029 Telephone: (478) 994-5649

Mayor (4-year term) Tye Howard Telephone: (478) 994-5649

Probate Court: Telephone: (478) 994-7036 Karen Pitman, Judge

City of Forsyth Municipal Court: City Hall Telephone: (478) 994-5649 William M. Clifton III, Judge Jeffery Davis, Judge Janice L. Hall, City Clerk

Gray/Jones County

City Hall 109 James St., Gray, GA 31032 Telephone: (478) 986-5433

Mayor (4-year term) Jason E. Briley Telephone: (478) 986-5433 Commissioners: Telephone: (478) 621-6345 Preston Hawkins, Chairman Larry Childs, Vice Chairman David Gault, District 2 Tommy Robinson, District 3 Bert Liston, District 4 Other Elected Officials: Adam Lowe, Police Chief Telephone: (478) 986-5433 Brian Jackson, Tax Commissioner Telephone: (478) 986-6538 Appointed Officials: Telephone: (478) 986-6300 | Facebook Page : MyTown Monthly magazine

Linda Sibley, Chief Appraiser & Board Milton Appling, Member Alma Pounds, Board Chairman Donald Turner, Board Member Rose Holder, Board Member City Council Members: David Tufts, District 1 Benny Gray Jr., District 2 Terrell Fulford, District 3 Ronnie Miller, District 4 Jones County Courts: Jones County Courthouse 110 S Jefferson Street, Gray, GA 31032 Telephone: (478) 986-6671 Superior Court: Telephone: (478) 986-6671 Bart Jackson, Clerk of Court Magistrate & Probate Courts: Telephone: (478) 986-6668 Mike Green, Magistrate and Probate Judge

Macon/Bibb County

City Hall P.O. Box 247, Macon, GA 31202 Telephone: (478) 751-7400

Mayor (4-year term) Robert Reichert (D) (term expires 12/11) Telephone: (478) 751-7170 Commissioners: Telephone: (478) 621-6345 Samuel F. Hart Sr. (D), Chairman Lonzy Edwards (D), District 1 Bert Bivins (D), District 2 Elmo Richardson (R), District 3 Joe Allen (D), District 4 Shelia Thurmond, Clerk of Board Other Elected Officials: Leon Jones, Coroner Telephone: (478) 621-6314 Jerry Modena, Sheriff Telephone: (478) 746-9441 Thomas W. Tedders, Tax Commissioner Telephone: (478) 621-6300 Appointed Officials: Steve H. Layson, Chief Admin. Officer Virgil Adams, Attorney Sam Kitchens, Dir. Bldgs. & Prop Tony Rousey, Computer Center Dir. Deborah Martin, Finance Dir. Marilu Cowan, Human Resources Dir. Doug Furney, Tobesofkee Dir. Barry Smallwood, Purchasing Agent Ken Sheets, Engineer City Council Members: Rick Hutto, Ward 1, Post 1, (478) 738-9777 Lonnie Miley, Ward 1, Post 2, (478) 742-1558 Elaine Lucas, Ward 1, Post 3, (478) 779-2550 James Timley, Ward 2, Post 1, (478) 474-1668 Mike Cranford, Ward 2, Post 2, (478) 746-0704 Ed Defore, Ward 2, Post 3, (478) 474-0754 Larry Schlesinger, Ward 3, Post 1, (478) 741-7745 Alveno Ross, Ward 3, Post 2, (478) 743-7460 Tom Ellington, Ward 3, Post 3, (478) 742-8863 Miriam Paris, Ward 4, Post 1, (478) 746-6557 Charles Jones, Ward 4, Post 2, (478) 785-9100 Virgil Watkins Jr., Ward 4, Post 3, (478) 335-7809 Lauren Benedict, Ward 5, Post 1, (478) 746-4422 Nancy White, Ward 5, Post 2, (478) 743-8141 Erick Erickson, Ward 5, Post 3, (478) 471-8381 Bibb County Courts: Bibb County Courthouse 601 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201 Telephone: (478) 749-6400 Superior Court: Telephone: (478) 621-6527

Martha Christian (12/12), Chief Judge S. Phillip Brown (12/12), Judge Ed Ennis (12/10), Judge Tilman E. “Tripp” Self III (12/10), Judge Lamar W. Sizemore Jr. (12/10), Judge George B. Culpepper III, Senior Judge C. Cloud Morgan, Senior Judge Tommy Day Wilcox, Senior Judge Howard Simms (12/12), District Attorney Dianne Brannen (12/12), Clerk State Court: Telephone: (478) 621-6676 J. Taylor Phillips, Senior Judge William P. Adams (12/10), Judge Otis Scarbary (12/12), Solicitor-General Greg Guest, Chief Probation Officer Donna Scarbary, Clerk Civil & Magistrate Court: Telephone: (478) 621-6495 William C. Randall (12/10), Judge Cedric T. Leslie, Associate Judge William Shurling, Associate Judge Tommy Alston, Sheriff Phyllis Willis, Clerk Probate Court: Telephone: (478) 621-6494 William J. Self II (12/12), Chief Judge Sherri G. Lanford, Clerk Juvenile Court: Telephone: (478) 621-6448 Thomas J. Matthews, Chief Judge Othniel W. McGehee, Senior Judge Quintress J. Gilbert, Judge Darcy Sutton, Clerk City of Macon Municipal Court: City Hall Telephone: (478) 751-7154 Robert Faulkner, Chief Judge Robert Herndon, Judge Kay Gerhardt, Judge Althea Buafo, Judge Bryan Tiller, Judge Reza Sedghi, Judge John Pattan, Dir. Macon Municipal Court

Warner Robins/Houston County

Centerville Mayor Mayor Harold M. Edwards Jr. City Hall 300 East Church St., Centerville, GA 31028 Telephone: (478) 953-4734

Terry B. Horton, Post 3, (478) 922-6044 Bob Wilbanks, Post 4, (478) 397-5224 Clifford Holmes, Post 5, (478) 922-1782 John F. Williams, Post 6, (478) 923-3755 Houston County Officials: Houston County Board of Commissioners 200 Carl Vinson Pkwy., Warner Robins, GA 31088 Telephone: (478) 542-2115 Commissioners: Ned M. Sanders (R), Chairman H. Jay Walker (R), Post 2 Gail Robinson (R), Post 3 Larry Thomson (R), Post 4 Tom McMichael (R), Post 5 Other Elected Officials: Daniel Galpin, Coroner, (478) 542-2113 Cullen Talton, Sheriff, (478) 542-2125 Mark Kushinka, Tax Commissioner Telephone: (478) 218-4940 Superior Court: Telephone: (478) 218-4720 George Nunn (N), Chief Judge Edward D. Lukemire (N), Judge Katherine K. Lumsden (N), Judge Kelly R. Burke (R), District Attorney Carolyn V. Sullivan (D), Clerk State Court: Telephone: (478) 542-2105 Bob Richardson (N), Judge Robert Tawse (R), Solicitor – General Gay B. Valasky (A), Clerk Civil & Magistrate Court: Telephone: (478) 987-4695 Robert E. Turner, Chief Magistrate Brenda H. Morton, Senior Magistrate John W. Geiger, Magistrate Angela Sammons, Magistrate Virginia Stewart, Clerk Probate Court: Telephone: (478) 218-4710 Janice D. Spires, Judge Kim Willson, Chief Clerk Public Defender: Office of the Public Defender, State Court 202 Carl Vinson Pky., Warner Robins, GA 31088 Telephone: (478) 542-2055 Office of the Public Defender, Superior Court 201 Perry Parkway, Perry, GA 31069 Telephone: (478) 218-4870

Perry Mayor Mayor James Worrall City Hall 1211 Washington St., Perry, GA 31069 Telephone: (478) 988-2700

Juvenile Court: Telephone: (478) 542-2060 Deborah A. Edwards, Judge Sandra McGowan, Clerk

Warner Robins Mayor Mayor Chuck Shaheen City Hall 700 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins, GA 31093 Telephone: (478) 929 1111

Municipal Court of Cen terville 500 Houston Lake Blvd., Centerville, GA 31028 Telephone: (478) 953-4795 Michelle Snyder, Clerk Jeffrey L. Grube, Judge

Centerville City Council Members Cameron Andrews, Post 1 Randall Wright, Post 2 Edward R Tucker, Post 3 Robert Smith Jr., Post 4

Municipal Court of Warner Robins 800 Young Ave., Warner Robins, GA 31093 Telephone: (478) 322-0240 Fred Godwin, Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Grube, Judge Larry O'Neal, Judge Martin Martragrano, Judge Kay Dykes, Clerk

Perry City Council Members Phyllis Bynum-Grace, (478) 235-5874 Willie King, (478) 396-5403 Joe Kusar, (478) 988-3800 Charles Lewis, (478) 988-1268 James Moore, (478) 825-0046 Warner Robins City Council Members John Havrilla, Post 1, (478) 922-0391 Tom Simms Jr., Post 2, (478) 971-0739

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NONE MERGENCY Byron Forsyth Gray Macon Perry Warner Robins

(478) 956-2880 (478) 994-7048 (478) 986-5554 (478) 751-7500 (478) 988-2800 (478) 542-2000

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Byron Forsyth Gray Macon Perry Warner Robins

(478) 825-3733 (478) 994-9239 (478) 986-1123 (478) 621-2000 (478) 987-1234 (478) 922-8585

BIBB COUNTY GOVERNMENT/CITY OF MACON: Bibb County Tax Commissioners Business Licenses City Compliance Office City of Macon Administration Elecons Emergency Management Agency Engineering Office (Planning & Zoning) Extension Office Inspecon & Fees (Permits) Jury Duty Call-In Phone (Superior Court) License Plates/Tags (Courthouse) License Plates/Tags (Farmer’s Market) Parks & Recreaon Police Department (Administraon) Reports/Accidents Taxes (Assessor’s Office/Property Taxes)

(478) 621-6500 (478) 749-6400 (478) 751-7404 (478) 751-2789 (478) 621-6622 (478) 751-7214 (478) 751-7460 (478) 751-6338 (478) 751-7280 (478) 621-6000 (478) 621-6500 (478) 621-6820 (478) 751-9280 (478) 751-7505 (478) 621-5550 (478) 621-6701

HOUSTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT/CITY OF PERRY AND WARNER ROBINS: Business Licenses (Warner Robins) Cooperave Extension Elecons Emergency Management Agency Human Resources Inspecon & Fee (Permits) Jury Duty Call-In Phone (Superior Court) License Plates/Tags (Perry) License Plates/Tags (Warner Robins)

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(478) 929-1148 (478) 987-2028 (478) 987-1973 (478) 542-2026 (478) 542-2005 (478) 542-2018 (478) 218-4724 (478) 218-4940 (478) 542-2135

Parks & Recreaon (Warner Robins) (478) 929-1916 Planning & Zoning (Warner Robins) (478) 918-2991 Taxes (Assessor’s Office/Property Taxes) (478) 218-4750

JONES COUNTY GOVERNMENT/CITY OF GRAY: Business Licenses Elecons Emergency Management Agency Extension Office Inspecon & Fees (Permits) License Plates/Tags Parks & Recreaon Planning & Zoning Sheriff Department Tax Assessor Tax Commissioners

(478) 986-5117 (478) 986-3222 (478) 986-6672 (478) 986-3948 (478) 986-5117 (478) 986-6538 (478) 742-3535 (478) 986-5117 (478) 986-3489 (478) 986-6300 (478) 986-6538

MONROE COUNTY GOVERNMENT/CITY OF FORSYTH: Business Licenses Emergency Management Agency Extension Office Inspecon & Fees (Permits) License Plates/Tags Parks & Recreaon Planning & Zoning Sheriff Department Tax Assessor Tax Commissioners

(478) 994-7040 (478) 994-7000 (478) 994-7014 (478) 994-7618 (478) 994-7020 (478) 994-7032 (478) 994-7040 (478) 994-7048 (478) 994-7038 (478) 994-7020

PEACH COUNTY GOVERNMENT/CITY OF BYRON: Business Licenses Emergency Management Agency Elecons Extension Office License Plates/Tags Parks & Recreaon Planning & Zoning Tax Assessor Tax Commissioners

(478) 825-2535 (478) 825-2535 (478) 956-2409 (478) 825-6466 (478) 825-3161 (478) 956-2409 (478) 956-2411 (478) 825-2535 (478) 825-3161

D RIVER ’ S L ICENSE (T UES . – S AT.): Bibb County Houston County

(478) 751-6031 (478) 542-2125


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Centerville Forysth (478) Gray Houston County Macon Perry Warner Robins


(478) 953-4050 994-2040 (478) 986-3489 (478) 542-2040 (478) 751-9180 (478) 988-2850 (478) 765-1031 (478) 453-4718

H EALTH D EPARTMENT Bibb County Houston County Jones County Peach County

(478) 745-0411 (478) 218-2000 (478) 986-3164 (478) 825-2535

H OSPITALS : Central Georgia Rehab (478) 201-6500 Children's Hospital (478) 633-8150 Coliseum Medical Center (478) 765-7000 Coliseum Psychiatric Center (478) 201-6500, (478) 741-1355 Macon Northside Hospital (478) 757-8200 Medical Center East (478) 749-9200 Medical Center North (478) 474-5600 Medical Center Northwest (478) 757-7865 Medical Center of Central Georgia (478) 633-1000 Lake Joy Med-Stop (478) 987-0323 Houston Medical Center (478) 922-4281 Houston County Volunteer Medical Clinic (478) 923-9730 Houston Heart Institute (478) 542-7811 Houston Lake Med-Stop (478) 988-1865 Monroe County Hospital (478) 994-2521 Pavilion Med-Stop (478) 923-2843 Perry Hospital (478) 987-3600 Veterans Community Outpatient Clinic (478) 476-8868

24-H OUR H ELP L INES : Crime Stoppers Crisis Line & Safe House of Central GA Macon Rescue Mission Mid-Georgia Ambulance Poison Control Center

(478) 742-2330 (478) 745-9292 (478) 743-5445 (478) 741-4141 (478) 633-1429

L IBRARIES : Byron Public Library Centerville Public Library Charles A. Lanford Library Jones County Library Monroe County Library Nola Brantley Memorial Library Perry Public Library Riverside Branch Library

(478) 956-2200 (478) 953-4500 (478) 621-6970 (478) 986-6626 (478) 994-7025 (478) 923-0128 (478) 987-3050 (478) 757-8900

Shurling Branch Library Washington Memorial Library West Bibb Branch Library

(478) 744-0875 (478) 744-0800 (478) 744-0818

P ETS : Animal Control (Bibb County) Animal Control (Houston County) Animal Control (Warner Robins) Humane Association of GA (Bibb County) Humane Society (Houston County)


(478) 751-9200 (478) 542-2033 (478) 929-7280 (478) 745-4099 (478) 599-0211 (800) 275-8777

S CHOOLS See pages 58 – 61 for a Listing of Schools

S HERIFF ’ S D EPARTMENT : Bibb County Houston County Jones County Monroe County Peach County

(478) 746-9441 (478) 542-2125 (478) 986-3489 (478) 994-7048 (478) 825-8269

U TILITIES : ALLTEL Georgia, Inc. (800) 501-1754 AT&T (888) 757-6500 Byron Utilities (478) 956-4483 Centerville Utilities (478) 953-3222 Cox Communications (478) 784-8000 Dispatch (Bibb) (478) 751-9123 Flint Energies (478) 988-3500 Georgia Natural Gas Services (888) 442-7489 Georgia Power Company (888) 660-5890 Landfill (Bibb) (478) 751-9296 Landfill (Houston) (478) 987-0089 Macon Water Authority (478) 464-5600 Perry Utilities (478) 988-2743 Public Works (Bibb) (478) 751-9122 Public Works (Peach) (478) 956-4840 Recycling (Bibb) (478) 751-7959 Recycling (Houston) (478) 929-7258 Sanitation (Bibb) (478) 751-9125 Sanitation (Peach) (478) 987-1411 SCANA Energy (877) 467-2262 Streets (Bibb) (478) 751-9124 Streets (Peach) (478) 956-4483 Trash/Refuse/Waste Pick-Up (Bibb County) (478) 746-7230 Trash/Refuse/Waste Pick-Up (Macon) (478) 751-9123 Tri-County Electric Membership Corp. (478) 986-8100 Warner Robins Utilities (478) 929-1144 Watson Cable (478) 922-9440 Windstream (800) 501-1754 January/February 2010 MyTown




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