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Flint Foundations Reaches $3M in Community Contributions

Flint Foundations Reaches $3M in Community Contributions

REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/UPATOI – With the funding of several applications this past week, the Flint Energies Foundation has now donated more than $3 million to local charities and organizations since 2001. The Flint Energies Foundation is a non-profit organization, funded through the Operation Round Up® program by members of Flint Energies.

“Through the generosity of Flint Energies members who round up their monthly electric bill payment, the Flint Energies Foundation has made a great impact on the quality of life in Middle Georgia,” said Susan Poole, Flint Energies Foundation Administrator. “This important work could not be accomplished without those members who allow us to round up their monthly electric bills to the next even dollar.”

“Grants issued on Sept. 12 take us to a grand total of 3,018,987.46,” said Poole.Now that’s what you call giving back to your communities.”

Harvest Festival Entertainment Schedule Set for November

Harvest Festival Entertainment Schedule Set for November

The Jeffersonville Harvest Festival is set for November 1 and November 2.

Here's the schedule:

6 p.m. Friday, Jason Hobbs and Friends perform
7p.m. Shane Bridges Band performs

11 a.m., Saturday Parade
2 p.m. Sandra and Friends
3 p.m. Cliff Patton and Skeeter
4 p.m. Is That So?
6 p.m. 7 Sharp 9
7:30 p.m. Deep Cuts

Jeffersonville Continues Harvest Festival Planning

Jeffersonville Continues Harvest Festival Planning

The Jeffersonville Harvest Festival countdown is on: 6 weeks left until the event.

According to a release from the mayor, the next planning meeting takes place on Tuesday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

The meeting includes updates from planning committees for the classic and antique cars, food booths, wild game supper, sponsors, craft booths, hospitality, decorations, entertainment, the parade and the 5k Run to the Center.

 

 

Twiggs County Sheriff's Office Awarded Grant

Twiggs County Sheriff's Office Awarded Grant

The Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded an $8,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to purchase the Intoxilyzer 9000.  The grant was awarded to agencies within the State of Georgia that were involved in the support of GOHS initiatives, online enforcement reporting and participation in traffic enforcement networks.

The State of Georgia in 2012 passed legislation requiring all Law Enforcement Agencies to upgrade their current Intoxilyzer 5000 machines to Intoxilyzer 9000 by the end of 2015.

Intoxilyzer 5000 machines are the only current state approved machines that departments use to run breath alcohol tests for impaired drivers to make the determination if they are driving under the influence. The Intoxilyzer 5000, which has been in use since 1994, is being phased out because technology and legal requirements have changed.

Top 5 Things To Do in Dublin This Weekend

Top 5 Things To Do in Dublin This Weekend

Need a reason to get out of the house this weekend?

Here's the top five reasons to Visit Dublin this weekend:

1. Experience the Tiger Creek Band performing live at Market on Madison on Friday, Sept. 6th at 7:30 p.m. Free admission so grab your lawn chairs and coolers, load up the family, and head to Downtown Dublin for a fun night!

2. Cook up a feast by visiting the Farmers Market at Market on Madison on Saturday, September 7th from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fresh local fruits, veggies, baked goods, herbs, and more await! Admission is free.

PHOTO OF THE DAY | Meet Trip, the Doe

PHOTO OF THE DAY | Meet Trip, the Doe

Meet the doe the Mathern family lovingly calls Trip.

They say she's been a regular since they moved to Danville three years ago. 

Thanks for this Trail Cam Gem, A.J.!

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