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Here's the 'Good News' that happened in Central Georgia: June 16-22

Here's the good news you may have missed that happened in our area last week

1. Macon teen makes 'explosive' showing on Jeopardy!

She played a good game with a particularly strong showing in "An Explosive Category."

2. Members of Macon's 48th Brigade return from deployment

The first group has landed back at Fort Stewart while the next group will arrive in July.

3. Macon girl donates nearly 1,000 books to kids in need

The idea started 3 years ago, and Emory says her desire to keep giving grew when she needed a kidney transplant.

4. Georgia mom hosts walk to help families struggling with postpartum depression

Dozens of people met Saturday to walk in support of postpartum depression and other mental illnesses that can stem from pregnancies.

5. 'It allows me to express myself:' Macon teen painter to intern with Netflix for new show

Elijah Rutland will be an animation intern on the "Green Eggs and Ham" Netflix show premiering in the fall.

6. Byron Family Dental Care pays it forward with dental care event

The dentist's office offered $15 tooth extractions for a good cause.

7. 'Guns Down, Water Guns Up' events aiming at community fun, safety

Some Central Georgia leaders are encouraging kids to put the guns down, by picking up another type of gun — a water gun.

8. Cordele celebrates 70th annual Watermelon Days Festival

They are expecting more than 5,000 people throughout the weekend and the hotels are sold out.

9. Jail Creek Farm hogs to appear in movie

The movie comes out next summer.

10. Central Georgia native opera singers to hold free concert

The pair used their angelic voices to carry them into college scholarships. Now, they want to motivate other young men to purse their passions.

11. Pure Flavor partners with Peach County Schools to donate vegetables

Pure Flavor is taking their product out of the greenhouse and into Peach County Schools by donating fresh tomatoes and cucumbers for students.

12. Rebuilding Macon fixes homes in Kings Park community

Over 200 volunteers worked this week to cut grass, repair homes, and more.

13. Bibb County church launches adopt-a-school initiative

Bibb Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Macon says they want to partner with schools to help keep youth on the right track.