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25 students graduate from Macon culinary school - July 18, 2019

Twenty five culinary students graduated from Helms College Thursday.

Goodwill opens new donation and education center in downtown Aiken - June 18, 2019

Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA opened a new facility in downtown Aiken, with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday. The newly renovated space on Pendleton Street will serve as a training center and donation drop-off point.

Macon man, former inmate, gets Presidential Volunteer Award - June 11, 2019

A Macon man has received recognition from the President for his volunteer work. Edward Timley got a signed letter from President Donald Trump, called the President's Volunteer Service Award, at Goodwill's employee appreciation ceremony this week.

Central Georgia man recognized by President Donald Trump – June 7, 2019

President Donald Trump recognized a Central Georgia man this month. Edward Timley received the President's Volunteer Service Award.

GA veterans are using military experience to open their own businesses. Here are some of their stories. – May 5, 2019

Scottie Johnson served 25 years in the U.S. Army’s Field Artillery Division, including deployments in Iraq, Bosnia and twice in Afghanistan as a 13B cannon crew member.

Editorial: Local school aims for national impact – May 4, 2019

Shoppers who look for secondhand bargains in the aisles of area Goodwill stores probably don’t give a second thought to Edgar Helms.

Dragon boat races benefit Helms College – May 4, 2019

It was a day of races and cultural experiences as 12 teams from across the Augusta area took part in the eighth annual GoodBoats for Goodwill Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday.

Macon culinary school student earns Green Jacket at Masters - April 30, 2019

Craig Whitehead, a culinary student at Helms College in Macon, recently received a green jacket at the Masters in Augusta in mid-April.


For National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Chef Scottie Johnson helping in the fight against diabetes and Parkinson’s disease through his “Blessed and Highly Flavored Cuisine” business.

Augusta’s Pinnacle Club evolves under Goodwill management – April 16, 2019

If you haven’t been to the Pinnacle Club in a while, you’re in for a surprise.

Buying this Masters merchandise aids a great cause – April 9, 2019

A few miles from Augusta National’s storied grounds is a different sort of Amen Corner.

Goodwill's Good Readers benefits many kids in Macon at Cherry Blossom Festival – April 4, 2019

Goodwill of Middle Georgia held a Good Readers event at Macon’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival last week.

Culinary arts students get to show off their skills for Masters – April 3, 2019

Whether it's pimento cheese sandwiches or Georgia peach ice cream sandwiches, the food at Augusta National is a big draw for patrons.


Revitalization seems to be on every corner in downtown Augusta.

Saturday Chefs: Helms College serves up community cooking classes – March 16, 2019

Mike Thigpen is a regular at Helms College’s Saturday Chef Community Cooking Classes.

A robust job gain in January shows US economy's durability – Feb. 1, 2019

U.S. employers shrugged off last month's partial shutdown of the government and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year.

Helms College Equipping Students to Fill the Gap in Middle-Skill Labor Shortage – Jan., 2019

A report released by the Southern Regional Education Board affirms the value of Helms College’s model of providing a solid knowledge base with experiential learning opportunities to equip students to fill an ever-increasing number of middle-skills jobs. With campuses in Macon and Augusta, Helms College is a private, independent postsecondary career school sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc. and is licensed by the Georg