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Reps from Nunn and Perdue Campaigns to Attend Chamber’s 7th Annual HobNob

Reps from Nunn and Perdue Campaigns to Attend Chamber’s 7th Annual HobNob

WARNER ROBINS, GA- Former Governor Sonny Perdue and Mr. Ron Martin Jr. to attend the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Middle Georgia Regional Political HobNob.  The event will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Central Georgia Technical College’s Warner Robins Campus- 80 Cohen Walker Drive.  

Presented by Cox, this event is designed to be an old fashioned political rally with an expectation of at least 250 guests to attend.  The purpose of HobNob is to give Chamber members and others in the community an opportunity to meet with candidates and representatives from their campaigns on a one-to-one basis.  The Chamber has invited all candidates appearing on the 2014 ballots, including both senatorial candidates Perdue and Nunn, who have strong ties to Houston County, as well as both gubernatorial candidates Deal and Carter.

Golden Olympic Senior Games in Warner Robins this week


The Georgia Golden Olympics are taking place in Warner Robins this week. The games are for adults 50 years of age and older, but as 13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo found out, there's nothing senior-like about the energy these athletes bring to the games.

Pitching, ringers, Compound Bows, and Recurve Bows are just a few terms I learned at the Georgia Golden Olympics.

The event offers some of your typical Olympic games, including archery, but they offer a bit of a southern twist by bringing in horseshoes.

The games are designed for people over 50 years of age, and as Dane Clark explains, it's not all about strength.

He says, "They're not based off having to be he-man strong or you don't have to be super physically fit, sometimes just a basic walking for someone that's in their 70s or even in their 80s, sometimes that's plenty of exercise."

Plans to build new park stirs up anger


A new park is in the works in Warner Robins. It will be called North Houston Road Park. But one Warner Robins man says the city should focus on fixing Sewell Circle Park.

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The city council looked over plans for the North Houston Road Park on Tuesday.

It will have 10 ball fields, walking trail, and other features for kids and adults. But Alvin Robinson says the city has forgotten about another park.

Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition


Trucks, trains, and people, they all create pollution.

Ned Sanders, Chairman of the Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalitions says, "The real challenge for us here in Middle Georgia is to step up to the plate and address the issues associated with ground level pollution."

The federal EPA currently says Central Georgia is in attainment meaning, "You don't have any restrictions placed on you by the federal government, as far as funding goes, as far as bringing in new industries, into our Middle Georgia area, as far as new missions for robins air force base which is right behind us."

Sanders says the Clean Air Act is primarily about public health, and that it's important for babies and senior citizens to breath clean air, but they are not the only ones.

Georgia Golden Olympics In Need of Volunteers


The major Olympics may not be for another few years, but Georgia's Golden Olympics are around the corner and they are in need of more help.

The games are in need of more volunteers to help out with this year's activities.

The Golden Olympics are for seniors starting at ages 50 and include everything from running to Wii bowling.

This year certain games will qualify for the 2015 National Senior Games in July.

3D Scanner like "CSI" Technology


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Juries often expect the evidence they see in a courtroom to look like what they see on TV.

Typically, prosecutors can't deliver.

But now, a 3D scanner enables police to create the CSI-type technology for juries deciding guilt or innocence.

Lead crime scene investigator for the Warner Robins police, John Lanneau, stood in the back of the classroom last week. He watched as traffic officers and other crime scene investigators learned about the new scanners.

First time in nearly a decade since WRPD had a full police officer staff.


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After years of trying to recruit more officers, The Warner Robins Police Department says all police positions are full.

Police Chief Brett Evans says it's been almost a decade since they've had a full officer staff.

He believes the social media push is why, for the first time in a decade, the patrol cars will be filled with Warner Robins' finest.

"Recruits tell us when they go out job hunting or looking for a profession, they go through websites, they go through social media they see what's out there" said Evans.