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Chamber Hosts 2013 Youth Leadership Robins Region Graduation

Chamber Hosts 2013 Youth Leadership Robins Region Graduation

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce will honor 24 outstanding high school juniors at the 2012/2013 Youth Leadership Robins Region Graduation.  Event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Museum of Aviation (Scott Theatre).

After a vigorous six month program, 24 budding leaders will be recognized and honored for completion of the Youth Leadership Robins Region Program.  The Youth Leadership RR program exposes young leaders to the key elements that form a strong and dynamic community and thus encourages their input and creativity.  It makes students aware of the many opportunities for them to remain in the Robins Region after their post-secondary education by equipping students with the tools needed for future leadership roles in our society.  Selection was based on character, interest in the community and the desire to shape idea and attitudes in others.

Houston County Jobless Rates Below Georgia Average

Houston County Jobless Rates Below Georgia Average

Houston County's jobless rate was 7.2 percent in February compared to Georgia's 8.6 percent and metro Macon's nine percent.

The Georgia Department of Labor says  February unemployment declined to nine percent in metro Macon.

According to a release, that's down from February 2012, when unemployment for metro Macon was 10 percent.

Georgia's February unemployment rate is 8.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted.

From January to February, metro Macon gained 500 jobs and fewer people were laid off.

RELATED | Macon's Unemployment Up in January 2013

Most jobs were added in the professional, business, education, health care, trade, transportation, warehousing, leisure and hospitality industries as well as in in local government.

Metro Macon includes Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe and Twiggs counties.

Military and School Expo

Military and School Expo

Military Spouse Connections is coming together to bring businesses, schools and military spouses together. We will be hosting this career and educational expo for military spouses on April 3, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

There will be opportunities for networking with professionals at all levels, opportunities to gain knowledge on military friendly schools, find out about available jobs and to explore career fields.

The event will be held at Post 172 Watson Blvd, Warner Robins across from Burger King on Watson Blvd.

If you are a school or business interested in being a part this initiative to help our military spouses contact us for registration forms.

21st Century Partnership to Hold Quarterly Meeting

21st Century Partnership to Hold Quarterly Meeting

The 21st Century Partnership holds a quarterly meeting at the Museum of Aviation Thursday at 10 a.m. according to a release.

That's in the Museum of Aviation Eagle Building.

A Middle GA Regional Commission will also give an update on BRAC studies that the Partnership requested.

Summit Set to Address Veteran Homelessness

Summit Set to Address Veteran Homelessness

A summit to address veterans' homelessness is set to for March 26th.

This comes after the Secretary of Veterans Affairs set a goal for VA to end veteran homelessness by 2015, according to a release.

The summit will address six areas:

  • Outreach and education
  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Income/employment/benefits
  • Housing/Supportive Services
  • Community partnerships

The summit takes place at 195 Holt Street in Macon. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and events last from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

Where You Live is WMAZ's hyperlocal feature. This means that we are helping bring you more community-specific news more often.

We have websites for these communities:

Dooly-Macon County
Warner Robins
obins AFB

These community websites are a place for you and your community members to share information.

To join our team and share with folks just like yourself, all you have to do is email us your email address and name whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

From there, we set up an account for you. This account lets you log in to your community site and post photo galleries, concerts, community events, 100th birthday parties, your concerns, latest creative projects, how-to advice and anything else you want people in your area to know.

Once you have an account, here are some examples of how you can stay involved Where You Live:

(These are just ideas to get you started. Feel free to come up with your own blog ideas!)

  • Post about your hobby: 
    Music reviews 
    Movie reviews 
    Local fashion


  • Are you that person who always takes photos at the high school's football games or at community festivals?  You can log in with your new account and create a gallery to show off your photos on our site.
  • Have a story idea that may need a reporter in our newsroom? Send us a news tip by emailing eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com
  • Where You Live is your space for public conversation.  Feel free to comment on others' articles. New ideas can crop up just from simple conversations with others.
  • See something bizarre around town? Take a (cell phone) photo and post it to your community site! Maybe someone else will know the background story.
  • Add an event to our community calendar. Click "Add an Event"  on your community site's event section.
  • Like" us on Facebook to include your local news, breaking news and weather warnings and watches in your Facebook feed.
  • Follow us on Twitter for breaking news and weather updates.

Intelligence Specialist Creates Temporary Afghanistan Monument from Memory

Intelligence Specialist Creates Temporary Afghanistan Monument from Memory


By Kevin Lilley
Air Force Times

Ron White once memorized a deck of cards in 87 seconds.

That’s every card, every suit, in every position in the deck — No. 1 through No. 52 — in less than a minute and a half. It was, at the time, an American record.