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Chambers Honor 2011 STAR Students and Teachers

The Perry and Robins Regional Chambers of Commerce will host the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Student and STAR Teacher recognition program on Monday Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. 

The program will be held at the Houston County Board of Education’s central office in Perry.

 During the program, STAR students and their teachers will be recognized, and the district winner will be announced for the first time.  The 2011 STAR Students and Teachers from the Houston County School System are:

Houston County High: 

Vania (Roo-Ra) Lee and teacher Margaret Molyson, Northside High: 

John Anthony Aspinall and teacher Patricia Ogletree;

Perry High:  Avery Roman Jones and teacher Emily Heath;

Warner Robins High:  Miriam (Miri) Baker and teacher Barbara Hilliard.

Sen. Tolleson Offers Mechanism to Fund Water Projects

Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) has introduced a bill that creates new options for financing water projects in communities throughout the state. 

That is according to a Senate Press Office news release.

The Georgia Public/Private Water Supply Act of 2011 (Senate Bill 122) will allow state and local governments to voluntarily partner with private investors on the construction of reservoirs and other water infrastructure projects.

Southern Christian Leadership National Pres. Speaks

Reverend Dr. Howard Creecy, Jr., National President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) will be speaking at the Rotary Luncheon.

The luncheon is scheduled for February 22 at noon.

The meeting will take place at the Wellston Center in Warner Robins.

Mid. Ga. Tile Hosts Business After Hours

Mid. Ga. Tile Hosts Business After Hours

RSVP here by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8.

No cancellations/refunds after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8.

The Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Tip’s VIP Lounge

The Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Tip’s VIP Lounge

The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting for Tip’s VIP Lounge on February 10.

Located at 4027 Watson Blvd, Tips VIP Lounge is an entertainment venue for adults who are females 25 years and older, and males 30 years and older. 

Tip’s offers a relaxed setting with an intimate atmosphere, food superlative service.  Listen to smooth jazz, R&B and Blues.  Also, feel free to let your hair down and enjoy line dancing the night away.

“We are so excited to offer this new venue for adults who enjoy live jazz music as well as ballroom and line dancing,” said co-owner and manager, Stephanie Fears.  “Females must be at least 25 years of age and males must be 30 years of age to enter.  There is also a dress code.”

For more information, call Tip’s VIP Lounge at 478-951-8167.

Local Mom Wins $200,000 Playing Powerball

A Warner Robins mother is celebrating a $200,000 Powerball win.

Sherry Mauldin won the prize by matching the first five winning numbers in the Feb. 12 drawing, a Georgia Lottery news release says.

Mauldin discovered her win on the Georgia Lottery website and immediately shared the news with her husband, Steven.

“He thought I was just playing until I turned white,” said Mauldin, an account executive with a telecommunications company.

Mauldin and her husband plan to pay bills and share the prize with their five children.

“I think we’re going on a cruise to the Bahamas this year,” she added. “We’ve been before, but we’ll make this one extra special.”

Winning numbers from the Feb. 12 drawing were: 11-32-36-48-52 and the Powerball was 19.

Publix Super Market on 1114 Ga. Highway 96 in Kathleen, sold the lucky Quik Pik ticket.

Proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

Join the Robins Regional Chamber for SPEED NETWORKING

Join the Robins Regional Chamber for SPEED NETWORKING

The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Speed Networking event, sponsored by Cumulus Broadcasting, on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 7:30 a.m.

Speed Networking is a structured effective and powerful event that’s fun and friendly and will provide new and established Chamber members the opportunity to meet industry related peers, business contacts & referrals in a pleasant environment.

The Speed Networking event includes a continental breakfast, followed by structured and timed meetings designed to afford participants maximum exposure in a short amount of time. Participants are encouraged to bring a stack of business cards and other paraphernalia to share and exchange with others.

The cost is $15.00 for Chamber members and non-members are welcome for $25.00.  Registration deadline is Friday, February 18, 2011There will be NO CANCELLATIONS after 5 p.m. on Friday, February 18.