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Robins TRICARE center closing

Robins TRICARE center closing


The TRICARE benefits walk-in service center at Robins Air Force Base is closing Tuesday, the base says.

TRICARE is the Defense Department health care program. According to its website,Tricare covers about 9.6 million active- duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, their families and survivors.

The Department of Defense is closing all of its service centers nationwide to save an estimated $250 million over the next five years.

They say the centers are becoming obsolete due to advancements in on-line technology that lets people manage benefits from home. Walk-in centers are the most expensive service option, the Department of Defense says.

Wendy's to freshen up salad line

Wendy's to freshen up salad line

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Wendy's has big plans to return to its salad days.

On Tuesday, the burger chain will announce the March 17 national rollout of two new menu items to its salad lineup: an Asian Cashew Chicken Salad and a BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad. Also, Wendy's will announce plans to add more fresh veggies — cucumbers and red peppers — to its spiffed-up side salads,

Burger King puts lower-calorie fries in Kid's Meal

Burger King puts lower-calorie fries in Kid's Meal

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Burger King is tweaking its Kid's Meals with fries that are less nutritionally naughty.

The burger giant Tuesday announced that its crinkle-cut Satisfries -- with 40% less fat and 30% fewer calories than McDonald's fries -- will immediately become the standard fries served in Burger King Kid's Meals nationally. Although BK charges slightly more for Satisfries with adult meals, it will not charge more for its Kid's Meals.

Chamber awards Cyndi Wright as outstanding employee for January

Chamber awards Cyndi Wright as outstanding employee for January

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber’s monthly Award Selection Committee presented Cyndi Wright, IT Coordinator for Middle Georgia Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, with the Outstanding Employee Award for January 2014.  Potential winner must be employed by a member of the Robins Regional Chamber, offers quality customer service and is dedicated to his employer.  The award presentation is sponsored by Spherion Staffing Services of Middle Georgia.

“Cyndi began working at Middle Georgia Orthopaedic in June 2003 and she quickly became a valuable employee to our organization,” said Administrator Steve Smith.  “Ms. Wright's first position was as a Transcriptionist and she was promoted to being the supervisor over the Transcription Department.”

 

Since then Cyndi’s role has expanded to include Information Technology coordination and she is a key member of the Executive Management team.

 

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for all of central Georgia beginning Tuesday morning until Wednesday afternoon.

A wintry mix is expected for central and southern parts of the state beginning Tuesday afternoon. Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow are likely Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning.

Museum of Aviation prepares for road races

Parade traffic detours, road closures

Parade traffic detours, road closures
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