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'10 Great Dates' to Energize Marriages

Middle Georgia Healthy Community Initiative is Celebrating National Marriage Week Feb. 13 – 17. 

10 Great Dates kick-off is Thursday, February 17, 6:30 p.m. at Hephzibah Dining Hall located on Zebulon Rd. in Macon. 

Authors of 10 Great Dates, David and Claudia Arp, will be present to take the couples through their date night. 

Free dinner will be served.

For more information or to register, visit www.mgchmi.org.

Date Night Topics will include:

Date 1 – Choosing a High-Priority Marriage

Date 2 – Learning to Talk

Date 3 – Resolving Honest Conflict

Date 4 – Becoming an Encourager

Date 5 – Finding Unity in Diversity

Date 6 – Building a Creative Love Life

Date 7 – Sharing Responsibility and Working Together

Date 8 – Balancing Your Roles as Partner and Parent

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. 

Museum of Aviation Holds 6th Golf Tournament in Memory of Robert L. Scott Jr.

Museum of Aviation Holds 6th Golf Tournament in Memory of Robert L. Scott Jr.

The Museum of Aviation Foundation will hold the sixth Annual Brig. Gen. Robert L. Scott, Jr. Memorial Golf Scramble April 15, 2011 at Healy Point Country Club in Macon. 

February 27 will mark five years since the famed World War II flying ace from Macon Georgia passed away less than two months before his 98th birthday.  

“Scott’s memory lives on in Middle Georgia,” said Pat Bartness, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation. 

“This tournament honors Macon’s true hometown hero whose legacy will forever be enshrined at the Museum of Aviation.”  Last year, in honor of General Scott, the Museum of Aviation named its newest hangar the Scott Exhibit Hangar.

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: