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Shred Day Set for Saturday

Shred Day Set for Saturday

WARNER ROBINS, GA.--Take all of your important papers to 'Better Business Bureau Secure Your ID Day' on Saturday, April 21.

You'll be able to shred all of your documents with important information.

That's at Raffield Tire Masters located at 4001 Watson Blvd. in Warner Robins.

For more information, call 478-742-7999.

(In Macon, you can head to Raffield Tire Masters 7020 Peake Road.)

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Four to be Inducted into Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame

Four to be Inducted into Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame

Four Georgia aviators join the ranks of the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame Saturday, April 21st during an enshrinement banquet, a Museum of Aviation news release says.

They are: 

  • Colonel Stanley Newcomb Collins, Jr. -- a Marin Corp pilot who later flew for Delta Airlines.
  • Jack Gray-- the man credited with building the original Atlanta Airport.
  • Robert David McSwiggan-- an instructor who gave over 1,500 check rides at the Griffin Airport
  • Major Stephen Wesley Pless-- the only Marine pilot in Vietnam to receive the Medal of Honor

 

Collins and McSwiggin are slated to attend; Gray and Pless are deceased.  

Warner Robins Workout Goes "Insane"

A few years ago his Hip Hop Abs video was number one in the country now he is driving people insane with his "Insanity" series.
More than 100 people came to the Museum of Aviation to share "Insanity" with Hip Hop Abs specialist Shaun T.
The sports fitness guru worked out the crowd with an intense and rigorous in your face exercise.
Some of the participants traveled from outside the state for the highly popular workout, including several who made the 5 hour drive from North Carolina this morning.
It was a win-win on the day, those who worked out say they had a great experience and also helped raise money and awareness for the Alzheimers Association.
Both groups say they are planning a similar event in the fall, so stay tuned.

Military Child Appreciation Day

Military Child Appreciation Day

Military families are invited to a military child appreciation event Saturday, April 21, at the Huntington East Clubhouse, the Robins Air Force Base Facebook page says.

There will be pinatas, a bounce house, carnival games and prizes. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Concessions will be available.

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Houston County Faces Wildfire Threat

Houston County Faces Wildfire Threat

Forecasters warn the threat of wildfires is high across much of Georgia, and any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for high fire danger from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

The warning covers North and Central Georgia, where winds are expected to gust up to 25 mph.

The "red flag" warning covers all of Central Georgia's counties. The warning says people should take care with outdoor fires and contact local authorities before burning.

13WMAZ meteorologist David Ernst says a measuring station at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport has gotten 7.92 inches of rain this year. That's more than 6 inches below normal and more than 4 inches less than last year.

He said Central Georgia has seen sustained wind speeds of 10 to 15 mph.

Forecasters say humidity will be low, helping to create potentially dangerous fire conditions.

Houston County's Graduation Rate: 73.24 Percent

Houston County's Graduation Rate: 73.24 Percent

Houston County's graduation rate is 73.24 percent.

That's a part of a new calculation by the state Department of Education. They say their new rates are lower, and more accurate, than past graduation rates.

The state says Georgia's high school graduation rate has fallen to 67 percent based a new federally mandated calculation.

The state Department of Education released the figure Tuesday morning after months of preparing state lawmakers and other officials for the drop. Under the old calculation, the rate of students receiving diplomas had topped 80 percent, but officials say that number wasn't an accurate picture of Georgia's high school graduates.

Officials say the new formula better accounts for dropouts. The formula divides the number of graduates in a given year by the number of students who enrolled four years earlier.

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Senior Leaders at Robins AFB Win It All At the First Robins Cup Golf Tournament

Senior Leaders at Robins AFB Win It All At the First Robins Cup Golf Tournament

Warner Robins, GA- Major General Bob McMahon and senior leaders from Robins Air Force Base united with community leaders from throughout the Robins Region to win it all in a very close match during the first-ever Robins Cup Golf Tournament.

 

Sponsored by the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee and State Bank & Trust Company, the event’s purpose was for leaders to have a day of fun while appreciating and further enhancing the already great relationship between Robins Air Force Base and the local community.

 

The event matched Major General Bob McMahon and 35 senior Robins AFB leaders with 36 community leaders who competed in an 18 hole, two person scramble, match play event.  Both Robins AFB and community leaders alike thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to network and strengthen ties during the event.