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Governor's Workforce Development Town Hall Comes to Houston County


The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development will host The Governor’s Workforce Development Town Hall on Soft Skills in Education. 

That's according to a news release.

This series of 31 public town hall meetings allows Georgians, most importantly our students, parents, business leaders, and Georgia’s professional educators, to be a part of the establishment of a statewide certification in soft skills such as punctuality, ability to learn, appropriate business attire, and ability to work as a team for Georgia’s schools.

Robins Federal Credit Union Announces Three New Managers

Robins Federal Credit Union is proud to announce three recent promotions. June Nelson has been named the manager of Robins Federal Credit Union’s Gray branch, Julie Mixon has been named the manager of Robins Federal Credit Union’s Riverside Drive branch in Macon, and Ralph Ayala has been named the assistant manager of Robins Federal Credit Union’s Watson Blvd. branch in Warner Robins.  

Nelson has 24 years of financial experience and has been with Robins Federal Credit Union for three years. She was employed as a member service representative with Robins Federal prior to her promotion. She is a graduate of Crawford County High School and currently resides in Macon.

Robins Federal Credit Union Opens New ATM for Robins Air Force Base

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union has opened a new, freestanding ATM at Robins Air Force Base. The ATM, located in Building 91, is near the flight line and can be accessed 24 hours a day.

“Robins Federal Credit Union seeks to provide convenience to all of our members, and a number of our members work at Robins Air Force Base, particularly near the flight line. We want to provide them with convenient access for all of their banking needs,” Roy Bibb, Vice President of Branch Services at Robins Federal Credit Union, said.

Robins Federal Credit Union also operates two branches at Robins Air Force Base, in Building 20166 on Cochran Street, and in Building 646 at the corner of Page and 9th Streets. ATM’s are available at both branches, and an ATM is also available at the Commissary.

Houston Co. BOE Offers Adult Computer Classes


The Houston County School System will offer basic computer classes free of charge to our adult community again this coming school year.  

Seven sessions of three classes each will be offered at seven different schools beginning on the following dates:  Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 5 and April 9.  Classes meet 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday evenings.  Each site will accept a maximum of 56 participants with the exception of the Crossroads Center which is limited to 22 participants.

The Schedule:


Northside High School:

September 12

September 19

September 26

Perry High School: 

October 17

October 24

October 31

Career Academy:

November 7

November 14

November 28

Houston County High School:

January 9

January 23

Warner Robins has State's Lowest Unemployment Rate

Warner Robins ranks with the lowest June unemployment rate in Georgia, recorded at eight percent.

That's according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.

The highest unemployment rate was recorded in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha area near Dublin at 12.8 percent.


State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Macon increased to 10.6 percent in June, up six-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in May. The jobless rate in metro Macon in June a year ago was 10.5 percent.

“The increase was caused primarily by two seasonal factors,” said Butler. “There were layoffs among non-contract public school employees, such as bus drivers and janitorial workers, and an increase in the labor force, as students began looking for permanent or part-time jobs.” 


Chamber Welcomes the Perfect Pear

Chamber Welcomes the Perfect Pear

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber recently hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Perfect Pear.

Located at 922 Carol Street in downtown Perry, The Perfect Pear is a quaint restaurant owned by Megan Wilson Brent.

The Perfect Pear's services include local lunch delivery, cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, picnics, pig-roasts, baby/bridal showers and corporate events and features American (Traditional), Brunch, Buffets, Sandwiches, Vegan and Vegetarian cuisine.

Perry Mayor, Jimmy Faircloth was present to extend congratulatory word to Brent.  “Thank you for investing in the city of Perry and the Region.  The Perfect Pear is a clear indication that we are going strong even in this recession,” he said.

Chamber Honors Small Business of the Month

Chamber Honors Small Business of the Month

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Small Business of the Month Committee of the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce presented McCall’s Sandwich Shoppe, located at 1001 Watson Boulevard, with the Small Business of the Month Award for June 2011.

A perennial favorite of the Warner Robins lunch crowd, McCall’s, owned by Ken McCall, is known for its friendly neighborhood style deli environment.

“Customers are treated with excellent service, and the above average amount of customer loyalty is demonstrated by the number of "regulars" who populate the restaurant,” said Chamber President, Ed Rodriguez.

“Since opening in 1987 we have strived to become the best at what we do,” says owner Ken McCall.  “That hasn't changed over the past 20 years and today we are the Best Place for Lunch & Best Sandwich Shop in Middle Ga., noted so by Macon Telegraph readers in 2011 Best of the Best.”