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Here's the 'Good News' that happened in Central Georgia: June 23-29

Here's the good news that happened in our area this past week

1. Good Samaritan donates fishing gear to Cochran man

When a viewer heard Frank Walker had over 30 years of fishing equipment stolen, he wanted to help.

2. Smiley's Flea Market celebrating 34 years in Macon

They had a special celebration Saturday with free ice cream.

3. 'I'm just blessed:' White House program recognizes Macon student

Saxton Keitt, a Macon native, will head to the White House for the honor as he represents HBCU Benedict College.

4. Macon organizations team up to donate blankets to cancer patients

Some local cancer patients are getting a warm gift to help them get through a tough treatment.

5. E.L. High School Academy gives dropouts a second chance at a high school diploma

The school, founded by Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Elaine Lucas, requires graduates to complete 22 credits, carry a library card, and register to vote.

6. Dublin VA honors 7 Korean War veterans

The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center honors seven Korean War veterans during a ceremony.

7. Stratford Academy trains young journalists at summer camp

Ed Grisamore heads the school's journalism program and says these lessons will help students throughout life.

8. 'I wouldn't have my husband if John wasn't there:' Warner Robins officer receives award for saving life

Before EMTs arrived, Warner Robins police officer John Tambourakis heard the call over the radio and rushed over to help.

9. Winners of St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway visit new house

Mike and Sherry Eaton got to tour their new home in Kathleen!

10. City of Gray Fire Department first in Georgia to adopt new helmets

The city of Gray Fire Department is in the process of ditching the traditional fire helmets with sleeker, safer, and lighter new ones.

11. Macon Superior Court judge appointed to state judicial commission

The Supreme Court of Georgia appointed Macon Superior Court Judge Verda M. Colvin to the Judicial Qualifications Commission.

12. STEM-focused summer camp for girls teaches patenting skills

Starbase Robins STEM-powered Girls’ Academy hopes to get more young woman interested in STEM-related fields.

13. Wilcox County kid survives accident, celebrates 6th birthday

Marvin Hillman, Jr., was in a car accident last year that caused a traumatic brain and spinal injury, and his parents say it's a miracle he's alive today.