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Here's the 'Good News' that happened in Central Georgia: June 30 - July 6

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

1. 'Like nothing I've ever experienced:' 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team returns home, reunites with families

Almost 150 members of the team reunited with their families in Fort Stewart.

2. Perry police officer gives stuffed animal to 2-year-old girl

A Perry toddler got the chance to meet the officer who introduced her to her best friend on Wednesday.

3. 'It gives me a lot of joy:' Macon aviation camp prepares kids for the future

Former Air Force members spent Monday teaching campers about aviation and preparing for the future.

4. 'It's about coming together:' Houston County man organizes ball for both the hearing and deaf

The new president of the Middle Georgia Association of the Deaf is hoping to bridge the gap between the hearing and deaf communities with a special dance.

5. The art of the side hustle: How one Macon couple turned their hobby into cash

Alan and Tisha Carr needed a change, so they expanded their farm and ended up creating products with goat's milk.

6. 'This is our thank you:' Veterans fly flags over I-75 to celebrate the Fourth of July

Veterans and bikers lined some of the overpasses along I-75 in Warner Robins to wave American flags and celebrate the holiday.

7. 'It comes from the heart:' Johnson County farmers paint barn-sized American flag

William Sumner said they did it to show their support for America's troops.

8. Warner Robins Little League Softball World Champions: 10 years later

The former team players have grown up and are now reminiscing on their historic moment.

9. 'We all stand together:' Veterans at Dublin VA talk about Independence Day

Their words are a constant reminder to remember our men and woman in uniform who keep us free.

10. People pack the stadium for Warner Robins Independence Celebration

People filed into McConnell-Talbert Stadium, ready to celebrate our nation's independence with a concert and fireworks.

11. Byron Fire Department begins 'Fill the Boot' campaign to raise money for muscular dystrophy

The donation drive is an annual tradition for the department. Last year they raised over $1,500.

12. Fort Valley church has free food pantry for public

In Fort Valley, a church has found a new way to make sure someone who needs food can get it quickly, anonymously, and free.

13. 'It's your river family:' Central Georgians come out for Independence Day river float

Float Daze hosted an Independence Day river float and cleaned up to celebrate the Fourth of July.

14. Peyton Anderson Foundation launches 30-Day Challenge

They launched a community contest to be a 'good doer' with 30 days of service.

15. Mike's Hot Dogs and Hamburgers stands test of time

Mike and Rita Wellons have been serving Warner Robins delicious food for nearly 30 years.

16. Amanda Thompson Claims Southern Conference Female Athlete of the Year

For the 2nd straight year, a Mercer women's basketball player took home the highest SoCon honors.