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Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Wyle Office Location

Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Wyle Office Location

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Wyle’s new Warner Robins office location Friday, Feb. 4.

The new Wyle facility provides support to the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center and Ogden Air Logistics Center in Layton, Utah. Beginning with only a handful of employees in 2002, the local office staff has grown to more than 60, enhancing day-to-day customer communications and support.

For the past eight years the Warner Robins office has expanded, providing support to the Air Force with reliability centered maintenance studies and analysis, Mechanical System Integrity Program development, critical safety items studies and analyses, modernization programs, modeling and simulation, finite element analyses and parts obsolescence. The local office provides analytical services in support of various customer programs, such as F-15, C-5, C-130, C-17, T-38, and A-10.

Citizen Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

The Warner Robins Police Department is now registering for the Spring 2011 Citizen Police Academy.

That is according to a Warner Robins Police Department news release. 

The Academy is a 12-week program that gives participants an opportunity to gain better understanding of the responsibilities and challenges of the police profession. 

Participants will learn about several areas of law enforcement such as the hiring process, investigation divisions, SWAT team, use of force, and other areas. 

The Academy will also allow citizens to experience some of the training associated with police work. 

Ride-alongs with patrol officers will be highly recommended. 

Applicants do not have to be a citizen of Warner Robins to participate. 

The Academy will meet on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and will start on March 10 and continue through May 26. 

Eagle Springs Elementary Principal Named Georgia Distinguished Principal

Dr. Andrea McGee, Eagle Springs Elementary School Principal, has been selected as the 2011 Georgia Distinguished Principal for District 11.  Each year the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals (GAESP) identifies exemplary school leaders in 16 districts through the Georgia Distinguished Principal (GDP) program. 

One principal from each district is chosen by their peers to represent their district at the state level, a Houston County Board of Education news release says. 

To be eligible for the award, a principal must: 

Georgia Child Identification Program

The Georgia Masons and Centerville Police Department are hosting a free Child Identification Program this Saturday, Feb. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Centerville City Hall. 

From the event, parents take home a CD that contains:

  • several full-color digital photos of the child
  • complete set of digital fingerprints
  • information about the child such as distinguishing features.

This information can be used in the case of an abduction in the Amber Alert program.

The entire process takes about 10 to 15 minutes. 

There is no age limit for participants and anyone may benefit, regardless of address. 

In addition, a magic show will be provided and a fire truck and police care will be on display. 

Centerville City Hall is located at 300 E. Church Street in Centerville. 

Career Fair for High School Students

Area high school sophomores will participate in a career fair Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Agricenter in Perry. 

The 15th annual Dr. Maxx Career Fair Scavenger Hunt will take place in the McGill Marketplace building from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m, a Houston County Board of Education news release says.

Approximately 1,000 students from Houston, Dooly, Peach and Pulaski counties will attend. 

The purpose of the event is to help students plan for their future. 

The career fair will inform them about job opportunities and the requirements for different occupations, providing insight into a variety of careers.

Local Schools to Perform at Ga. Thespian Conference

Houston County High, Northside High and Warner Robins High Schools have been invited to perform during the Georgia Thespian Conference held Feb. 10-12 in Columbus, Ga. 

All three schools will perform its one-act play on Friday, Feb. 11. 

This is the first time all three schools have attended as performers, a Houston County Board of Education news release says.   

 Warner Robins High Drama Teacher Tamara Fisher said “Many schools in the state were screened for this prestigious opportunity, but three of our schools were chosen to fill the coveted 20 slots at Thespian Conference.” 

Close to 4,000 people attend the conference annually, to include students and teachers from across the state, college representatives wanting to give scholarships and agents looking for young people to represent.

Chamber Announces Ambassador of the Year

Chamber Announces Ambassador of the Year

The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce announced Elizabeth Spears Zupkow as the Chamber Ambassador of the Year, 2010 Heide Hubbard Ambassador of the Year.

The award is named for the late Heide Hubbard, a Chamber news release says.