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Census: Minority Population Growing

Census: Minority Population Growing

Houston County's minority population has reached 40.4 percent, according to Census Bureau statistics and USATODAY research. That is the percentage of the population in the county who is another ethnicity other than white non-hispanic.

By Greg Toppo and Paul Overberg, USATODAY (Click for the full, interactive map)

Flint Energies Helps Museum of Aviation Go 100 Percent Green

Flint Energies Helps Museum of Aviation Go 100 Percent Green

REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/PERRY/UPATOI – Effective May 1, the Robins Air Force Base (RAFB) Museum of Aviation www.museumofaviation.org is “going green” with 100% of their power supplied by renewable energy from Flint Energies. With this final agreement between the RAFB Office of Civil Engineering and Flint Energies, the Air Force Base will now be buying green energy for its entire Museum complex.

“Flint Energies is proud to assist the US Air Force with its goal of being environmentally responsible with this purchase of green energy for the Museum,” said Flint Sr. Vice President Jimmy Autry. “The relationship between the Museum of Aviation and Flint goes all the way back through the Museum’s history.”

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled at the Bibb-Houston County Line

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled at the Bibb-Houston County Line

Mosquito spraying happens tonight in the Shirley Hills and Wood Valley areas as well as in south Bibb County.

That's from 7-11 p.m. in these areas:

 

SHIRLEY HILLS/WOOD VALLEY

Bound by the following streets, roads, landmarks or bodies of water.

BORDERS:                

  • NORTH--the Bibb Co./Jones Co. line.
  • WEST--a line from the Ocmulgee River past the Masonic Home north to the Bibb Co./Jones Co. line past Upper River Rd.
  • SOUTH--I-75 north of the I-16 interchange south to I-16 to Spring St.
  • EAST--North Ave. to Gray Hwy. to the Bibb Co./Jones Co. line.

and in South Bibb County:

 

Bound by the following streets, roads, landmarks or bodies of water.

BORDERS:    

Community Shreds and Recycles Over 11 Tons of Sensitive Documents

Community Shreds and Recycles Over 11 Tons of Sensitive Documents

Warner Robins, GA — Central Georgia residents recently shred 22,500 pounds, or 11.25 tons, of documents containing sensitive material at Robins Federal Credit Union’s popular Shred Day events.

Three Shred Day events were held last week at Robins Federal Credit Union’s Watson Boulevard branch in Warner Robins, West Clinton Street branch in Gray, and Zebulon Road branch in Macon.

Shred Day is a semiannual event with a dual purpose - to protect the Middle Georgia community from identity theft and to protect the environment. Members of the community are invited to shred personal information, including financial records, receipts and prescriptions. All shredded documents are then recycled.

Veterans High School Farm Ribbon Cutting

Veterans High School Farm Ribbon Cutting

 

Veterans High School is pleased to announce the addition of a school farm to its Agriculture Program. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held April 30, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. 

The school farm allows students to experience working with livestock while supervised.  Mike Parker and Clay Walker serve as agriculture education teachers.  Currently the farm houses several cows and a pig.

“Having these animals on campus has multiplied opportunities for hands-on instruction and content area fieldtrips for students and teachers,” said Parker.  “In addition to all of our agriculture students, teachers and students in our science, English, math and special education departments have made instructional use of the facility.”

Pollen Count 'High' in the Macon Area

Pollen Count 'High' in the Macon Area

Some mixed news for allergy sufferers:

While the tree pollen count is still high at 1420, that's down from last Wednesday's 3,600 count, according to Dr. Plaxico's Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Macon.

Weeds and grass pollen count is now in the moderate range. That count is up from last week when the weed pollen was absent and the grass count was observed as low.