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Macon State President Up for Job in Florida

On the job for less than a year, the president of Macon State College is in Florida today interviewing for a new job.

Jeff Albritten was scheduled to interview this morning for the president's job at Edison State College in Fort Myers, Fla.

That's according to that college's web site.

Albritten took over at Macon State on July 1, 2011, replacing David Bell, who retired.

He came to Macon last year after running Edison State's Collier County campus in Naples.

Tri-City Mayors to Give Proclamations for Chamber Week 2012

Tri-City Mayors to Give Proclamations for Chamber Week 2012

WARNER ROBINS, GA- Warner Robins Mayor, Chuck Shaheen; Centerville Mayor, John Harley; and Perry Mayor, Jimmy Faircloth will give an official proclamation for the 2012 Chamber Week TODAY at 2:00p.m.  Event will be held at the Chamber offices; 1228 Watson Blvd.  The Robins Regional Chamber anticipates an exciting time as they host the very first Chamber Week (May 14- 18, 2012).  A brand new initiative of the Chamber, the week will showcase the role that the Chamber plays in the community by focusing on leadership development, community and government advocacy, education and networking.

Central Georiga Agencies Mark National Police Week

Next week marks National Police Week across the country and on Saturday law enforcement official from four Central Georgia agencies began a week-long celebration.

Officers from Byron, Macon, Centerville, and Warner Robins gathered at the Home Depot parking lot on Watson Boulevard to showcase some the things they use to help keep people safe.

People who attended had the chance to check out K-9 demonstrations, bomb trucks, SWAT vans, and other police equipment.

"It's important for the people that are paying the taxes to know what the department and law enforcement officials are doing to keep us safe," said James McAlevey or Warner Robins. "It's a great opportunity to come out and see some of the cool toys Warner Robins has."

May 15 is designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Museum of Aviation Hosts Young Astronauts' Day

More than 500 students attended The Museum of Aviation Georgia Youth Astronauts Day at the Century of Flight Hangar.

The students came from all over all over Georgia.

The event kicked off with guest speaker, Damen Talley, a NASA Digital Learning Network Education Specialist.  Talley taught the students via a live hook-up from the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Sydney Jackson says she learned a lot from Talley.

"He explained a lot to us about what happens in space and how its different from objects here and how they are in space," said Jackson.

The children also attended work session and learned about space, math, science and engineering.

They got a chance to land a plane in a flight simulator, taste space food, and examine lunar and meteorite samples brought back from the Apollo mission.

This marks the 23rd year the Museum of Aviation has held the Georgia Youth Astronauts' Day.

25 Agencies Searched for Kit Colburn

How large was the search for Kit Colburn after he walked away from school on Tuesday?

This list of agencies involved will give you an idea. This list was compiled by the Warner Robins Police Department and may not be complete yet.

Students Curate Museum of Aviation Exhibit

Three Northside High School students stood in the hot spot at the Museum of Aviation Friday.

"Fire in the hole!" is something you don't usually hear from high school students, but it was all part of a professional interest exploration--or PIE--program at Northside.

The students curated their own exhibit on explosive ordinance disposal.

"Jai'Kel Robinson and Wesley Paskett and myself put this together," says student Kenyan Callum. "It was actually the first exhibit made by student curators that was open to the public."

The students had two semesters to get the research, building and hands-on time with the EODs.

"One of the first things we did, we went out to an EOD demo," says Wesley Paskett. "That was probably the most fun I've ever had doing something with school.

The trio also learned to think on their feet.

"As a museum curator, you have to be prepared for any type of changes," says Jai'Kel Robinson.

6th-Graders Donate 19 Inches of 'Locks of Love'

This is no ordinary day at the salon. 

Ashley Lowry and Mary Bagwell are getting their hair cut at Warner Robins Middle School for Locks of Love.

"I feel it's more important to give back than to throw it all away and give it back to other children or adults who don't have hair," says says Lowry, a 6th grader.

"I am attached to it, but I'm kind of glad I'm donating it so someone else can enjoy it," says 12-year-old Bagwell.

Lowry has been growing out her tresses for two years and Bagwell, three years.

Before the big chop, hair has to be gathered into a pony tail or a braid. Hair has to be at least 10 inches long and both permed and colored hair is accepted.

With a quick snip and a sigh of relief, the strands will become hairpieces for people who suffer hair loss from any medical condition. The girls donated a total of 19-inches of hair.