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Anti-Bullying Event at Johnny G's

Reclaiming Ground will host a free anti-bullying event sponsored by Dr. Johnny Gayton of Eyesight Associates, Saturday, April 2, 11 a.m. to 4p.m., at Johnny G’s Fun Center.

That's according to a news release.

The ‘Be a Buddy, Not a Bully’ event highlights include a symposium featuring Dr. Gayton as the keynote speaker, and a discussion and a ‘feats of strength’ performance by Willie Raines, C.E.O. of Reclaiming Ground, Incorporated. Activities are designed to bring a keener awareness to bullying behavior and prevention.

Bullying can take many forms and has become a major local and national problem potentially jeopardizing the lifeblood of the community-our youth. Speakers will make special mention of cyber bullying.  According to cyber bullying statistics from the i-SAFE foundation, more than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber threats online.

WMAZ Viewer Sees Rainbow, Shares Perspective

WMAZ Viewer Sees Rainbow, Shares Perspective

I was driving east on Watson last night getting ready to make a left turn onto Carl Vinson when two sheriff cars blocked the intersection.

At first I was a little perturbed because it seems we're always in a hurry. 

After several minutes I saw more sheriff cars escorting the two hearses carrying the Sullivent sisters to their final resting place.

Feeling a little guilty of my earlier reaction, I made the sign of the Cross and said a quick prayer for the young girls.

The sun was shining and there were storm clouds close by dropping sprinkles of rain down.

I looked up and saw a rainbow in the sky seemingly reaching out over the cemetery where the young girls were getting ready to be laid to rest.

Looking closer a second smaller rainbow appeared above the brighter larger one. I know its strange but at that moment I felt like the heavens were opening up and God was saying its alright I have them now.

Your County Census Data: What You Expected?

Your County Census Data: What You Expected?

Houston County's population has grown by 26 percent, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.

That's a population of 139,900 people in 2010, up from the 110,765 counted in 2000.

Does this growth surprise you? We want to know: what factors do you think have contributed to the growth?

View our 2010 U.S. Census Interactive Map.

Sullivent Sisters' Funeral

Watch the livestream of the Sullivent sisters' funeral here.

Houston Healthcare Hosting 5th Annual Rhythm Run 5K

Houston Healthcare is hosting its 5th Annual Rhythm Run 5K on Saturday, March 12 at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the race at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is $15 the day of the race.

The Rhythm Run is a "Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series" event. 

For more information, visit www.hhc.org.

HoCo Habitat for Humanity Receives Bank of America Grant

HoCo Habitat for Humanity Receives Bank of America Grant

WARNER ROBINS, GA., March 10, 2011 – The Bank of America Charitable Foundation awarded Houston County Habitat for Humanity a $5,000 grant.  Houston County Habitat will use the funds to partner with low-income families in Houston County to construct simple, decent, and affordable homes.

 This is the first time the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant to HoCo Habitat.

 “We are honored to know Bank of America has faith in our ability to meet a critical need in our community.” said Tom Prior HoCo Habitat Executive Director, “We are excited about building a strong relationship with Bank of America to deliver affordable housing.”  In making the presentation, Valerie Halsey, Branch Manager of the Centerville branch observed, “We know that the economic and social health of the communities we serve are an integral part of our long-term success.”


HCHS and WRHS Tie for System STAR Student

HCHS and WRHS Tie for System STAR Student

Miriam Baker, Warner Robins High School senior, and Vania Lee, Houston County High School senior, tied for the 2011 System Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) students for Houston County. 

STAR students select a teacher most instrumental in their academic success. 

Miriam selected Barbara Hilliard, AP Literature teacher, as her STAR teacher, and Vania selected Margaret Molyson, AP Chemistry teacher.    

The winners were announced during a program hosted by the Perry Area and Robins Regional Chambers of Commerce at the Houston County Board of Education central office.

  Each STAR student and teacher received a $500 savings bond, and the system winners took home an additional $500 bond, for a total of $1,000 each. 

Altogether the Chambers presented $7,000 in savings bonds as awards.