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Here's the 'Good News' across Central Georgia April 18-24

A look back on the week that was!

MACON, Ga. — 1. Eastman Fire Chief celebrates 2 years of making history

Dodge County is making history with its fire department in several ways. Scotty Whitten is coming up on his two-year anniversary as Eastman's first Black fire chief.

2. 'A blessing': Warner Robins church donates van to nonprofit serving the homeless

A nonprofit for the homeless in Warner Robins is enjoying a special gift they got on Easter. We went to Houston County to see how they plan to use the donation to improve lives. The nonprofit organization started in 2020. So far, they've served more than 3,000 homeless people throughout Central Georgia.

3. 'Becoming something special': 'Pinkest Party on Earth' brings green for Macon economy

Downtown Macon is no longer decked out in pink, but the 2022 Cherry Blossom Festival brought in lots of green for the Macon-Bibb County economy. For four years, William 'Mike' Seekins has run Famous Mike's in downtown Macon. He's a Macon lifer.

4. New Macon gaming shop provides space for console, card gamers

For those who are interested in Dungeons and Dragons, Pokemon or even Mortal Kombat, there is place just for you. Atomic Gaming is a new business where customers can come in, pay for how long they want to stay, and play! They have tons of games to play on different systems like Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo consoles.

5. Mercer alumni help African college students flee Ukraine

Two Mercer alumni are trying to help in the Ukraine crisis by getting African college students safely out of the war-torn country. Macire Aribot and Nassim Ashford founded NoirUnited International, a non-governmental organization. Their focus is to help marginalized people by creating development solutions for their countries.

6. More activities, culture and fun on last day of 26th Annual Pan African Festival of Georgia

People spent the afternoon immersing themselves into African cultures, enjoying music, dance, food, storytelling and more. It was all part of the 26th Annual Pan African Festival of Georgia.