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Scott Makes First "In-Depth" Visit to Robins

Congressman-elect Austin Scott says he feels more equipped to help Robins Air Force Base after making his first in-depth visit there Tuesday.

During his campaign for the 8th congressional district seat he promised to look out for the armed forces.

"I've got more pride in that base than I've ever had before and certainly I've got a tremendous amount of faith in all those out there leading the base and working there."

In an 8-hour tour starting at 8 a.m., the expected Armed Forces Committee member says he met with base leaders and discussed the base's pressing issues -- air quality, energy conservation, and transportation.

He says he visited the maintenance wing and saw crews overhauling C-130's and C-5's.

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Veterans High School to Show Appreciation on Veterans Day

On Thurs., Nov. 11, Veterans High School bands and chorus will give a Veterans Day concert. "Veterans for Veterans" is a small way to show appreciation for whom the school is named.

The public is invited to this free event.

Veterans High School is located at 340 Piney Grove Rd. in Kathleen, Ga. Lionel Brown is the principal, and Tom Brown is the band and choral director.

City Hall Veterans Day Ceremony

Turner-Ragan American Legion Post 594 will host the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11 at Warner Robins City Hall at 11 a.m.

Motorcyclist Dies After Watson Blvd. Accident

A motorcyclist has died after an accident on Watson Boulevard in Warner Robins.

Officers of the Warner Robins Police Department responded to an automobile accident Monday at 5:41 p.m. at the intersection of Watson Boulevard and Austin Avenue.

Police say 39 year-old Sheri Lee St. Louis of Perry was driving a 2004 Gold Chevrolet Silverado Truck eastbound on Watson Blvd. and had just entered the turning lane to turn into the Budget Inn located at 2076 Watson Blvd.

Valerie Gay Whitaker, age 41, of Warner Robins was driving a 2006 Black Harley Davidson Motorcycle and also traveling westbound on Watson Blvd.

Police say in the same lane of travel as Whitaker's motorcycle was Mitchell Ryan Fowler age 18 of Warner Robins driving a 1996 Red Chevrolet C1500 Truck.  

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Austin Scott to Meet with Robins Leaders Tuesday

During his campaign, Republican Austin Scott ran on securing the future of Robins Air Force Base, the economic machine that pumps nearly $4 billion into Georgia and employs 21,000 people.

Now that he is elected congressman of the 8th congressional district, he's about to get a crash course on the Robins mission and how he can help it.

Tuesday, Scott will tour the base and meet with base leaders to find out how to grow Robins, but he's not waiting until then to seek advice from, among other sources, 21st Century Partnership Senior Advisor Rick Goddard.

"He understands that he's got a limited knowledge of the United States military, as well as the missions of Robins Air Force Base," Goddard says.

O'Neal, Staton Picked for Leadership Posts

Two Central Georgia state legislators picked up leadership posts in the past week.

The Associated Press reports that House Republicans have elected state Rep. Larry O'Neal as their new majority leader.

And the Senate Republican Caucus on Friday elected Cecil Staton of Macon as the Majority Whip for the coming session, according to a release from Staton. The whip counts votes among other Republican senators and encourages them to vote with the party line.

 

O'Neal, chairman of the powerful tax-writing Ways and Means and Committee, defeated state Rep. James Mills of Gainesville in a secret ballot on Monday. O'Neal, of Bonaire, is a former lawyer for Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Also on Monday, David Ralston was re-elected House speaker on Monday.

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal addressed the House Republicans saying Georgia voters "have placed great confidence" in their conservative agenda to lead the state.

Annual Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk

Saturday, Nov. 6

At the Georgia National Fairgrounds

9:00 a.m. Kicks off with Purple Pancake Breakfast

Complete with "create your own toppings" buffet, hot coffee and juice.

9:45 a.m. Walk Warm-up with a professional exercise instructor.

10 a.m. Walk Festivities

11:30 a.m. Awards Presentation & Closing Ceremony

Top fundraisers will be recognized.

In addition to the walk, music, refreshments, family fun activities and informational exhibits will be available.

For more information, visit www.alz.org/georgia.