The Junior League of Macon wants women to “Lean In” and read. The group is hosting a community-wide book club from now through May. The book is Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg’s 2013 best seller Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. Amanda Morris, with the Junior League says their goal is twofold.
The editor of Middle Georgia’s Spanish language newspaper has a new radio show that is giving listeners a fresh rhythm. TuRitmo, which means rhythm in Spanish, debuted Jan. 2. DJ Magico, also known as Moises Velez, created the show to help connect Spanish speaking Middle Georgians to their community. "Many of my people do not speak English, so during the recent snow and ice storms I was the only source of information for them," said Velez.
The State Board of Education Thursday approved a resolution to allow local school districts across the state to decide if they will make up school days missed due to the recent winter storms. Matt Cardoza, spokesman for the Department of Education says state law requires schools to be in session 180 days or its equivalent.
Another rural hospital in Georgia is closing its doors, the eighth since 2000. Officials at Lower Oconee Community Hospital in rural Wheeler County say they've laid off employees, though they may reform as an urgent care center. Democratic State Senator David Lucas of Macon has crafted Senate Bill 338, a bill he says would help replace these hospitals.