United Way ahead of last year

President Scott D. Ferguson says it's "fantastic" that the 2007 fund raising campaign for the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley is $439,801 ahead of where it was this time last year.

The organization has pledges for $2,676,385 which is a little more than 39 percent of the $6.8 million goal.

"The community has been very generous. You never now until the finish if the giving will continue along this path," he said, "but we're optimistic about reaching the goal."