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Angel Hospice is celebrating National Social Work Month. The 2012 theme, “Social Work Matters,” promotes the mission of social work which is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic needs of all people, especially the most vulnerable.

Hospice social workers Jennifer Wells and Beth Corbin help patients and families to live with dignity and the highest degree of physical, emotional, social and spiritual comfort. They provide emotional support to the patients and their loved ones, assist in dealing with closure issues, help in understanding and completing advance directives, and help in understanding and utilizing Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance benefits.


During free seminars in both Macon and Jackson County, Southwestern Community College will present professional speaker Tim Dannelly, author of Living the American Dream. Dannelly’s first presentation on Why Salespeople Don’t Worry During Hard Times will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Founders Room 133 on the Jackson Campus. As a highlight of Macon County's Biz Week 2012, a second presentation will be held 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 11, on the Macon Campus.

During this presentation straight from the pages of Selling The American Dream, participants will be shown what the great sales professionals of America know about remaining successful, regardless of competition and market conditions. From negotiation skills to the secrets of successful closing habits, he will show what has worked for generations of successful sales professionals. 


Girl Scouts across the nation have teamed up to celebrate the organizations centennial anniversary. For the past 100 years the Girl Scouts organization has been working to shape girls into the leaders of tomorrow. Girl Scouting in the United States of America began on March 12, 1912 when Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop meeting of 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia.

Celebrations have been held all across the country and locally, during last months meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners, a resolution was passed to join the national effort of declaring 2012 the “Year of the Girl”.


Macon County citizens came together on Saturday afternoon to honor its Vietnam Veterans with a special parade and ceremony. The event was held in Downtown Franklin and was made possible by the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 994, Town of Franklin, and the Macon County Board of Commissioners.

In 2008, Congressman Heath Shuler (D- 11) took an idea submitted by Derrel Maxwell and the members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 994 in Franklin and introduced House Resolution 1231 in support of Vietnam Veterans Day.


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