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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.

Local Children Selected for Touring 'Wizard of Oz' Show

Local Children Selected for Touring 'Wizard of Oz' Show

The National Tour of “The Wizard of Oz” announced that 12 children from Central Georgia will perform the roles of munchkins in Macon showings of the beloved classic live on stage.

“The Wizard of Oz” will be performing at The Grand Opera House March 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Macon.

That is according to a Grand Opera House news release

Macon dance studio Academy of the Performing Arts auditioned, selected and will prepare all 12 munchkins for their choreographed songs and dances in the production. The children will have the opportunity to dance alongside a nationally touring Broadway company and learn valuable, real-world skills while having fun. Owners Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss, both with 30 years’ experience, are excited to be a part of this production.

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.

Northside Elementary Hosts 5K Run/Walk

Northside Elementary Hosts 5K Run/Walk

The Northside Elementary School PTO will host a 5K Run/Walk on April 9.

The event will raise funds for playground equipment.

Students, teachers, faculty, family and friends can register. The registration fee for adults is $15, for Houston County Board of Education employees the fee is $10. Children can register for $5.

For families with up to five participants, the registration fee is $45.

The first 100 adult registrants are guaranteed a race-day T-shirt.

To register for the race or for more information, call 478-929-7816.

Museum Volunteer Retires After 22 Years

Museum Volunteer Retires After 22 Years

A U.S. Air Force veteran from Warner Robins will hang up his Red Vest Friday, February 18, after giving more than 5,000 hours of volunteer service to the Museum of Aviation since 1989. 

That is according to a Museum of Aviation news release.

Norm Richards, who faithfully greeted visitors at the front door of the Museum for 22 years, is saying good bye after saying “hello” to thousands of visitors who came to see one of the largest Aviation Museums in the country.

Norm served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1975 as a communications officer, flight navigator, electronics warfare officer, an Inspector General and a Director of Logistics.  He spent the first half of his career as a B-52 crew member, instructor and evaluator in the Strategic Air Command, flying over 6,000 hours in B-52s including the one sitting in front of the Museum.  

Little Theatre Hosts Auditions

Auditions will take place February 28 and March 1 for a musical comedy, "Sing Hallelujah" by Bob Payne and Jim Hesselman.

Auditions begin at 7 p.m. at Warner Robins Little Theatre.

"Sing Hallelujah" is about a North Carolina that tries to set the new preacher straight with his preaching and his going to the "wrong" side of town to witness.

Eight characters, both men and women ages 20 and older are needed.

A men's quartet is also needed.

Warner Robins Little Theatre is located at 502 South Pleasant Hill Dr.

For more information, call 478-954-1504.