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t The Vars] ic Tea- .th at t00ngansville kcade" on-4ome News rnamen .... " 0 Thursday, April 25, 2002 ( it are I  an, Jo .o00USmess Association Phil" to Boost Interest qd The Manchester Business Association held an orga- po meeting on April 18 to discuss future plans. the decision was made to continue as an organiza- and try to increase interest. group does think there is a need for a mer- in Manchester. Each member present agreed to bring at least one potential member to the next meeting. The next meeting will be held at noon on May 16 at , office. For fur- 846-5341 or Gibson at 846-3115. Georgia ScoRing Nominations Leadership Georgia is currently seeking nomina- for the program for next year. Community lead- are selected from all over the state for this oppor- improve their leadership skills. Good leaders can help improve theircommunity. County is fortunate to have q'ipp Penn currently participating in the es of large )f Lor God.  00Prev00 Contact the Meriwether County Chamber of 655-2558 for further information or to someone. Ne, eds Booth Vounteer for Fair Cotton Picldn' Fair has extended an invitation Meriwetber County Chamber of Commerce for booth. This is an excellent opportu- to showcase our county. The Chamber will be selling packages of note cards and ink drawings of the Little White House, Meriwether County Development Authority and 2ommerce building, Georgia Hall, Hotel arm Springs and Victorian Tea Room (now Ivy on 'd) and the covered bridge. The packages will consist of one of each of the five Wings. The drawings were all done by local artist sa Milb. The Chamber is looking for people to man the booth ther Saturday or Sunday. If you would be willing to ...... Pageant and the Georgia America's of the Year Tewkshary has over ten years of pageant expe- a participant, judge and director. She is cur- employed at Kirby & Roberts Law Office in She has four children, Benjamin, 16, 14, Brittany, 12, and Samantha, 6. Miss Petite Teen and Ms. Petite Alabama State Birmingham May 31st and June : This pageant is exclusively designed for women and under. KPMG as Auditor SuthTrust Corporation today named KPMG LLP !or 2002. operates more than 700 banking and Alabama,Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, virginia. Bus/heSS News Always We/corned News is welcomed about businesses in Meriwether, and West Central Georgia. BUsiness news items are subject to standard edit- Eight Area Companies Vie For Wianufac00urer of Yea.,-' Eight companies were nominated by West Georgia Technical College to receive this year's Manufacturer-of-the- Year award at an awards luncheon held in Atlanta on April 18 with Governor Barnes as the keynote speaker. The local companies nominated include Interface Flooring Systems, DuraceU USA, and Caterpillar, Inc. of LaGrange. In addition, Jones Sheet Metal, Franklin Aluminum, and Jaxon Filtration of Heard County were nomi- nated as well as Goody's Products and Horizon Medical Product, Inc. of Meriwether County. Georgians for Manufacturing is a group of concerned citizens who are interested in promoting greater recog- nition of the role of manufacturing in Georgia's economy. West Georgia Technical College joined Georgians for Manufacturing in promoting Manufacturing Appreciation Week in Georgia, April 15-19. Over a half million Georgians are employed in manufacturing. Their employment represents diverse product lines such as aircraft, textiles, electronic components, auto- mobiles, paper products, modular and metal buildings, and heavy equipment. Around eighteen percent of Georgia's adult workers are directly employed in manufacturing activities. "We are very fortunate to have qual- ity industries in Troup and the sur- rounding counties," says Dr. William Sellers, president of West Georgia Technical College. 'These industries produce quality products and provide excellent paying jobs. Our focus on education is prepar- ing employees for manufacturing as well as other industries. Availability of technical education is one' of the most important elements in attracting and retaining industry," Sellers explained. Dedication neld for Hickman Hangar By Bryan Geter U.S. Senator Max Cleland not only was in Meriwether County last Friday as the keynote speak- er at the Little White's annu- al 'Remembering FDR", but was also speaker at the rib- bon cutting ceremony for the new hangar at the Roosevelt Memorial Airport near Warm Springs. John and Betty Hickman of Newnan, owners of the new Hickman Hangar, invit- ed their friend Cleland to the ceremony. Joshua Hickman, their son, is the manager of the corporation. Cleland told the large crowd on hand that this is the most modem hangar in Georgia. Pilots can get gaso- line, maintenance and other services service, he stated. The hangar will hold at Pnoto By Bryan Geter IT'S OPEN- Taking part in ceremonies for the new Hickman Aviation Hangar at the Roosevelt Memorial Airport in Warm Springs were (L-R) Joshua Hickman, owner; Sheriff Steve Whitlock, Commissioner Emmitt Clark and Joey Branch. least eight planes, Mrs. Chamber of Commerce Hickman said. Executive Director, said this "I'll help:you improve hangar is a "fantasth: facili- this airport," Cleland told the ty and a stake in the ground county officials and friends, for Meriwether County. It "Thereare grants to improve will have a good impact," she the lighting and other needs." boasted Mac McDaniel, Cleland also got a big sur- Meriwether County prise when he arrived in Meriwether County Friday. His college friend, Ron Gironda, who also played football with him at Stetson College in Florida was on hand at both ceremonies. This was the first time the two had seen each other in 40 years. 12,900 Jobs Added Statewide in March State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced recently that 12,900 new jobs were added in Georgia during March. The job .increases came mostly at temporary employment agencies and in eating and drinking establishments. Non-farm jobs rose to 3,862,100, up by tenths percent, from 3,849,200 in February. "Beginning in February and contin- uing into March, we've had good news on two important fronts," said Thurmond. "In each of those months, we've seen job growth and a decline in the number of initial unemployment insurance claims." While these reports indicate that the economy is improving, Georgia contin- ues to experience some layoffs and the labor department is servicing 82,000 unemployment insurance claims. And, an additional 36,000 who have exhaust- ed their benefits and remain unemployed have Thunnond filed for extended bene- fits now available through the department. "We are making every effort to help these laid-off workers get back to work as quickly as possible," Thurmond said. 'rhe staff in our career centers provide a wide range of services to help place qualified workers with employers who are hiring, and we're working with the Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE) and other training providers to help workers acquire the skills they need to get new jobs." Job chges in the metro areas from February to March included Atlanta, jobs up 7,200, or three-tenths percent, from 2,120,500 to 2,127,700 and Columbus, jobs up 600, or five-tenths percent, from 117,800 to 118,400. The state's unemployment rate rose to 4.6 percent in March, up from a revised 4.5 percent in February. 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