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Congressman Austin Scott Opens New District Office in Warner Robins

Congressman Austin Scott Opens New District Office in Warner Robins

The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) to the Robins Region on Friday, April 8.

“Warner Robins is right where we feel we need to be,” said Congressman Scott.  “This district office location puts us within 10 minutes of Robins AFB, the largest employer in our district.  From here we have direct access to the base and by the same token, we are also able to offer the businesses and families that live in this area a convenient and direct link to their Representative in Congress.”

Congressman Scott’s wife, Vivien Scott was present on behalf of her husband to offer thanks for the tremendous community support.

“We are proud to be in Warner Robins and have received a lot of support from the local community,” said Vivien Scott.  “Austin and I knew that it was a great decision to have this office here.”

Making Cold Processed Lye Soap

Making Cold Processed Lye Soap

This is my husband Dan making a soap video for a bunch of guys on his local forum.  In this video he is showing the process of mixing lye and water together.  Please be mindful and respect the lye.  It is a caustic soda and it will burn you if not properly handled.

(In the Mossy Creek Soap Studio we teach you how to properly handle the lye) But for right now you will need a face mask, chemical gloves, eye protection and we suggest closed toed shoes as well before you ever open the container.  

If you would like to see more go to our website and check out the completed processes in making Lye Soap.

And if you're interested in learning more about making soap as a hobby or as a new business consider taking classes in our Studio at the Mossy Creek Soap Studio, located at 4501 Russell Parkway, Suite 6 in Warner Robins.  

New Regional Education Foundation Elects Its First Officers

The Robins Regional Educational Foundation has elected its first officers. The Foundation is a brand new not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization formed to help promote and advance education at all levels throughout the Robins Region. Its establishment was a major goal of the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, which was chaired last year by Dee Dee Côté and is being led this year by Justin Ritchie. While the Foundation is a separate corporate entity from the Chamber and will have its own leadership and autonomy, the two organizations are expected to cooperate on a number of projects designed to enhance and promote education in the Robins Region.

393 Members of Flint Energies Still Without Power

WARNER ROBINS/REYNOLDS/UPATOI – There are currently 393 Flint Energies members at 40 separate locations without power this morning.  All of the outages are in rural counties west of I-75. Flint Energies, the not for profit electric cooperative, is estimating full power restoration by Wednesday afternoon.

“After beginning work around 2 am on Tuesday morning, we had seven crews work all night in this area,” said Sr. Vice President Jimmy Autry. “All total, 10,012 members experienced power outages at some point due to this storm. Approximately 8900 members was the maximum number of member out of power at any one time.”

All totalled, Flint crews responded to power outages in 218 unique and separate locations due to trees down, power line down, or other issues. There were power outages scattered across the entire 17-county service area from Columbus to Warner Robins.

8767 Flint Energies Members are Out of Power at 3 am

8767 Flint Energies Members Out of Power

            WARNER ROBINS/REYNOLDS/UPATOI – Due to the overnight thunderstorms and wind, there are currently 8767 Flint Energiesmembers without power this morning.  The largest outages are listed here:

            Flint has already processed 947 member phone calls this morning. All restoration crews have reported to work, according to Sr. Vice President Jimmy Autry. Flint members with Internet service can follow the restoration at www.flintoutages.com which shows the outages in real time. Those reporting power outages should call 1-888-354-6836.

Robins Federal Credit Union Acquires Park Community Credit Union's Middle Georgia Assets

Robins Federal Credit Union Acquires Park Community Credit Union's Middle Georgia Assets

Effective April 1, Robins Federal Credit Union has acquired the assets and accounts of Park Community Credit Union in Middle Georgia. Robins Federal will open its 19th branch location at 2930 Riverside Drive, formerly Park Community Credit Union, and it will be a full service branch with drive-thru ATM services.

“This additional location will provide us with another opportunity to serve the residents of Bibb County and the surrounding areas. We are glad to continue to be a part of the Macon community, and look forward to building new relationships,” said John Rhea, President and CEO of Robins Federal Credit Union.

Branch hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (drive-thru only).

Warner Robins' Unemployment Rate Unchanged in February

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Warner Robins area remained unchanged at 7.8 percent in February, from a revised 7.8 percent in January.

The jobless rate in the metro Warner Robins area in February 2010 was 8.0 percent. 

 The area added 100 jobs in February and there were fewer layoffs in construction, retail trade, and administrative and support services.  

 Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 10.2 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point, from a revised 10.3 percent in January. The state’s jobless rate was also 10.3 percent in February 2010.

February marked the 41st consecutive month that Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 8.9 percent.