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Robins Federal Credit Union’s 25 Days of Holiday Giving

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union will be giving back during the holidays with their 25 Days of Holiday Giving. They selected 25 different organizations throughout their county radius to provide a monetary donation to help with the organizations holiday festivities. The following organizations received a donation during the third week:

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900-acre solar farm coming to Taylor County

More than 21,000 homes will be powered by solar energy over the next 25 years.

That's thanks in part to a 900-acre solar farm breaking ground in Taylor County next year. It's being built by Southern Company, parent company to Georgia Power.

"Just imagine 826 football fields, end to end side to side," Marian McLemore with Flint Energies said. "It will generate an output of 131 megawatts."

That's 131,000 kilowatts. To give that number some perspective the solar panels at Clean Control in Houston County pump out 150 kilowatts.

And to put it even more simply: "It's a huge, HUGE amount of power." That's according to McLemore.

Together Flint Energies, Cobb EMC and Sawnee EMC, bought the power output for the photovoltaic solar project to be built outside of Butler, Georgia, just off Highway 96.

Houston Co. man collecting gifts for needy

It's a parents wish, to check off their child's Christmas list.

But some families can't afford to do that.Houston Co. man collecting gifts for needy

That's where William Everson comes in.

Everson says he's just paying the generosity forward. Friends and family stepped in to help him when he was run over, trying to stop his tow truck from hitting three women after his brakes failed.

"I was looking out the back of the truck and I see two younger girls and an elderly lady getting stuff out of the back of their vehicle." says Everson, "So it was God's intervention, that made me reach up and grab the shifter cable and pull down on it, knowing what would happen, that caused the truck to roll over me forward with the back tires. So really at that point, that's all I remember about it. I mean it was the truck running over me and I woke up in hospital."

Flint Energies Joins Deal to Deploy Large Utility-Scale Solar Power System in Taylor County

REYNOLDS/BUTLER, GA-Flint Energies, together with Cobb EMC and Sawnee EMC, will purchase the entire power output of a 131-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar project to be constructed outside of Butler, Georgia. The electric membership cooperatives inked the deal with Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power.

Southern Power selected First Solar to be the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the facility. Construction of the plant is scheduled to begin in September 2015, and the project is expected to achieve commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2016. 

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Robins Federal Credit Union Helps at a Local Soup Kitchen

Warner Robins, GA — Thirty Robins Federal Credit Union recently volunteered at First United Methodist Church’s Soup Kitchen and contributed their time to help work at the soup kitchen during three shifts during a two day period. Projects included setting up tables, serving and cleaning up. There were about 100 homeless or low income people served during this time period.

“We’ve been very fortunate through the years and we’re just trying to give back as much as possible. We’re proud to be part of this community and enjoy having the ability to help our local soup kitchen,” said Dee Dee Côté, Senior Vice President of Administration for Robins Federal Credit Union.

Convicted molester sentenced to 30 years in prison

Matthew Caleb Pierce, a convicted child molester was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison and life on probation.

He had been in the Houston County jail since he was charged in 2011.

The victims were three fourteen-year-old boys. Two were molested and the third was sexually exploited.

One of the victim's mothers addressed Judge Katharine Lumsden.

UPDATE: Cause of Warner Robins fire still unknown

Warner Robins fire investigators are still trying to find out the cause of an apartment fire that displaced six families early Sunday.

It happened just after midnight at 210 Southland Station Drive.

Jennifer Powell of the Warner Robins Fire Department said fire crews found the top floor of the complex engulfed in flames and all of the tenants already outside.

Crews were on the scene until around 4 a.m.

No one was injured.

Powell said they don't know the cause of the fire yet, and she was not sure where the fire started.

She said fire damage is estimated at $220,000 -- $180,000 in structural damage and $40,000 in tenants belongings.

The Central Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross says they're working with the six families to provide housing and other services.