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April 22--  Help Needed for God's Storehouse 

God's Storehouse in Vidalia is in dire need of financial assistance according to Director Tina Houser.

She says the charity's checking account is down to $5,000 and she's afraid she'll soon have to start turning away needy people who frequent the storehouse for food.

God's Storehouse is located on McIntosh Street in Vidalia and regularly provides food for about 250 families.  Houser also runs "The Jesus Inn" adjacent to the Storehouse which provides beds for 20 homeless people.

Houser says contributions are down due to the economy while the need is even greater for the same reason.

If you can help, call Tina at 538-1730.

Vidalia OK's Economic Development Grant

The Vidalia city council has approved a $90,000 loan to Dr. Wayne Williams to start an aviation company in Vidalia.  Precision Flight Training, LLC will be located at the Vidalia Regional Airport and offer pilot training and aircraft rentals.  The 3% loan is from economic development funds provided by the state of Georgia.  Another $150,000 is available from the loan fund to business people who need assistance creating or retaining jobs, according to Vidalia City Manager Bill Torrance.

Governor Signs Local Legislation for Montgomery County

Governor Nathan Deal has signed House Bill 375 to stagger the terms of office of county commissioners in Montgomery County.

In November 2012, the commissioners from Districts 1, 2 and 3 will be elected to four year terms while those from Districts 4 and 5 will be elected to two year terms.  Future elections would be for four year terms for all commissioners.