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Perdue Met With Port Officials to Boost His Business


ATLANTA (AP) -- Sonny Perdue and employees of his grain and trucking companies met with officials at the Georgia Ports Authority seeking to boost the governor's business prospects once he leaves office.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution -- relying on e-mails and other documents obtained through an open records request -- found that Perdue's business associates met at least five times with ports authority officials. Perdue, a Republican who will leave office when his second term expires in January, was present at one September 2009 meeting.

Perdue spokesman Bert Brantley said the governor is simply gathering information, available to any Georgian, for his post-gubernatorial business life and that he did not receive any preferential treatment.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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Middle Georgia Green Industry Association Holds Inaugural Meeting

The Georgia Green Industry Association held its inaugural meeting of the Middle-Georgia Chapter on Nov. 11, 2011.

The Middle Georgia chapter of The Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) will offer industry professionals the chance to network at a local level as well as educational and professional development opportunities.

At the meeting, officers for 2011 were chosen and include:  President Tony White of Turfgro, Michael Turner of Heart of Georgia Landscaping as Vice President and David Cleveland of Cleveland Tree Company as Secretary Treasurer. Board members include Terry McNair, Casey Paulk, Neil Langston and Derrick Catlett.

Warner Robins Home Damaged In Blaze

Houston Co. Fire Department says they responded to a blaze at an East Warner Robins home on Sunday afternoon. 

Dispatch says the fire happened at 417 Curtis St. That's near Hawkinsville Road.

They say they received the call just before 3:30 p.m.

Dispatch says everyone in the home got out safely and says there were no injuries.

They say the home was fully engulfed in flames.


Bonaire Middle School Student Honored at National Fair

Bonaire Middle School student Camden Wing competed in the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Agriscience Fair held Oct. 20-23, 2010, in Indianapolis, Ind. 

Wing was awarded a silver pin in honor of her project titled “Fly Ash Spill.”

Wing’s success at the state level qualified her to compete at national.  All 580 participants were honored with a gold, silver or bronze pin which was presented during an Agriscience Awards program held at the National FFA Convention.

The agriscience fair program was sponsored by Cargill and Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.  Cash awards were given to the top three winners in each category and division.  

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A Day to Honor Veterans

Today, Central Georgians pause to honor America's veterans.

Veterans Day events are scheduled all around the area -- many at 11 a.m., the time when World War I ended in 1918

Here is a look at some of the local events.

   In Macon, a memorial will be dedicated in honor of all former and current members of the Macon Volunteers, which include the fallen Soldiers of the 48th Infantry Brigade, during ceremonies at the Macon Memorial Park Cemetery, 3969 Mercer University Drive at 11 a.m.

   Fort Hawkins' event begins at 4 p.m. It includes an official U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony with 15 patriotic and veteran's groups, including the Northeast High School JROTC honor guard and cadets.

The annual Linwood Cemetery Veterans Day service begin at 11 a.m. The guest speaker is Lt. Col. Sabrina E. Norwood of Tampa, Fla.

Feed the City

To make a donation visit: www.feedthecity.net
New Hope International Church aims to have a meal for every family at Thanksgiving.

1st Annual Perry Auto Fest and Swap Meet

On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13, the Perry Auto Fest and Swap Meet will be held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter. Vendor gates open at 7 a.m. Spectator gates open at 8 a.m. Admission is $5 each day, and children 12 years and under are free.

Antique parts, collectables, tools, cars and trucks will be for sale.

Spectators can enter at the fairgrounds' West Gate.