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Dodge County: Toward A Common Goal

The July 4th fireworks display returned last year to Eastman, and it was a great show, recalls City Manager Bea Edge.    The annual celebration had fallen victim to the recession, but its resurgence last year – funded through private/public cooperation…

Forsyth | Monroe County

To officials in the city of Forsyth and Monroe County, the opening of a Tractor Supply retail center this summer means more than just having a place to buy lawn equipment, pet products, tools and more. The project, announced in…

Macon | Bibb County: Working Together

After a bouncing ride over the choppy seas of the recession and into a welcoming calm, economic developers in Macon-Bibb County can look back over the recent past to enjoy what 2013 brought them, and then peek ahead to a…

Houston County: Playing To It's Strengths

Major General Bob McMahon (U.S.A.F. ret.) is a 34-year Air Force veteran and the former commander of Robins Air Force Base, a powerful engine that drives the economy of Middle Georgia. On this day he is briefing a visitor to…

Oconee County: Coming Into Its Own

  It is a late spring afternoon, and the clucking chickens at Monte Stephens’ booth are getting restless and seem to yearn for their roosts. Stephens clearly has the noisiest of the 70-plus exhibits and booths in and around the…

Newton County: New Spirit

  Fresh blood is revitalizing Newton County. From the $1.3-billion deal with Baxter International, which will produce plasma-based treatments at a new manufacturing facility in Covington, to the tourism generated by the locally filmed television show The Vampire Diaries, the…

Dublin/Laurens County: Solid Investments

  Back in 2007, word swept through Dublin that a stranger was in town, and there were suspicions that he meant business. His name was Josh Nichols, and folks learned he was bent on taking downtown buildings apart and putting…