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Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

(WXIA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal's office is preparing an announcement on changes to organizational structure at the Division of Family and Children Services, sources tell 11Alive's Rebecca Lindstrom.

According to the sources, DFCS will be separate from DHS and the head of DFCS will report directly to the governor instead of the commissioner.

Youth Sky Camp returning to MGSC

Youth Sky Camp returning to MGSC

Sky Camp, a summer aviation camp for kids ages 10 to 14, is set for June 30 to July 2 at the Eastman Campus of Middle Georgia State College.

Activities will include exploring weather, history and physics as they relate to flight; aircraft maintenance, building and launching rockets and gliders; flying in an aircraft and more.

Food drive for Macon Outreach

Food drive for Macon Outreach

New Perry event to showcase Georgia products

New Perry event to showcase Georgia products

A new event, "OMG-Oh My Georgia Festival and Market" comes to Perry and showcases Georgia products and businesses.

That'll be June 14-15, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Georgia Grown Building and Heritage Hall at the Perry Fairgrounds and Agricenter.

Admission is $7 at the door, or $5 in advance.

For more information, you can call Christine at 888-332-8984.

Flint Energies opens new headquarters facilities in Taylor County

Flint Energies opens new headquarters facilities in Taylor County

REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/UPATOI/PERRY – In a process that began in 2003, the Flint Energies Board of Directors is taking the next step toward building a new headquarters  in Reynolds to better serve its members.

“Flint’s commitment to rural and middle Georgia goes all the way back to 1937,” said Chief Executive Officer Bob Ray. “We affirm that commitment by building facilities for the next generations of cooperative members.”  Furthermore, Flint continues a commitment to the community where it all began as “Taylor County EMC”.  The City of Reynolds stands as the geographic center of the co-op’s service territory that stretches from the Museum of Robins Air Force Base through the electric system at Fort Benning Army Post.

Robins Federal continues sponsorship of Independence Day Celebration

Robins Federal continues sponsorship of Independence Day Celebration

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union recently renewed its sponsorship of the Annual Independence Day Celebration in Warner Robins. Robins Federal Credit Union presented the Downtown Development Authority with a sponsorship check for $10,000.00. 

This year’s celebration will take place at McConnell-Talbert Stadium on July 3rd and will include a performance by American rock band 38 Special. This performance will be followed by a fireworks show.

Robins Federal Credit Union has sponsored the Independence Day event since 2002.

Robins Federal Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Federal currently provides financial services to over 155,000 members, with assets exceeding $1.9 billion. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the 16 counties Robins Federal serves.

BMS wins state for FFA Junior Poultry Judging

BMS wins state for FFA Junior Poultry Judging

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – The Bonaire Middle School FFA Poultry Judging Team won first place at the State FFA Junior Poultry Judging Career Development Event (CDE) held in Athens, Ga. the end of March.  Bonaire’s team consists of (pictured, from left):  Ryan McDuffie, Paetan Kimball, Jake Bourke and Sydney Smith.  Cheralyn Keily serves as their agricultural teacher and FFA advisor. 

Bonaire Middle placed first out of 12 teams - seven from middle schools and five ninth-grade high school teams.  Forty-seven students competed at State.  Ryan won third high individual, Jake was eighth and Paetan won fifteenth.  Bonaire’s team placed at the Area III CDE to qualify for State.  At the Area competition, Jake won second high individual, Ryan won fourth and Paetan placed tenth.