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Flint Energies opens new headquarters facilities in Taylor County

Flint Energies opens new headquarters facilities in Taylor County

REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/UPATOI/PERRY – In a process that began in 2003, the Flint Energies Board of Directors is taking the next step toward building a new headquarters  in Reynolds to better serve its members.

“Flint’s commitment to rural and middle Georgia goes all the way back to 1937,” said Chief Executive Officer Bob Ray. “We affirm that commitment by building facilities for the next generations of cooperative members.”  Furthermore, Flint continues a commitment to the community where it all began as “Taylor County EMC”.  The City of Reynolds stands as the geographic center of the co-op’s service territory that stretches from the Museum of Robins Air Force Base through the electric system at Fort Benning Army Post.

Warner Robins woman describes fiance's shooting


A Warner Robins woman says the man who killed her fiance Thursday night pointed his gun at her first.

Raveen Dinkins described the shooting to 13WMAZ's Kristen Swilley.

Warner Robins police say Marcus Hopkins, age 34, was shot in the front yard of a home on Utah Avenue. That's off of Green Street.

According to their news release, it happened around 7:20 p.m.

Dinkins says when she answered the door, a man pointed a handgun at her.

Toms wants raise for WR city workers


Mayor Randy Toms says Warner Robins taxpayers will not see a tax increase this year if council votes to approve his proposed 2015 budget.

He says the budget includes a 3% raise for all city employees. Toms said the city employs about 550 people.

Toms says taxpayers should support the raise to keep Warner Robins competitive with other cities.

Warner Robins teaming up with FVSU

Warner Robins teaming up with FVSU

Warner Robins is teaming up with Fort Valley State University to recruit more people into law enforcement, and help strengthen learning opportunities in that field.

A statement released Wednesday says Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms, and Fort Valley State University President Ivelaw Griffith will sign an agreement Thursday.

The partnership is focused on the police department, and the school's Criminal Justice and Political Science departments.

The news release also says it will lay the foundation for full and part-time degree and certificate programs for military and non-military constituents in the downtown area.

The "Memorandum of Understanding" will be signed Thursday at 3 p.m. at Warner Robins City Hall, according to the news release.

Pizzeria serves up free pizza to veterans

One Warner Robins restaurant served up a Memorial Day special Monday for those who put their lives on the line for our country.

Jimbo's pizzeria open their doors for the holiday and heated up their oven to cook up pie after pie free for veterans.

Serviceman from all branches of the military were there sharing their stories over a pizza.

"We were lowered down in the jungle to rescue down pilots in North Vietnam and Cambodia and Laos and South Vietnam," remembers Air Force veteran, Harry Reid.

World War II veteran, Carswell Wynne, a Navy veteran says, "We were the first carrier in Tokyo Bay when they surrendered. We went right in and we witnessed the dignitaries coming aboard the Missouri when they came aboard to sign the surrender."

Staton tapped for new role with University System

Outgoing Senator Cecil Staton will soon be working in a new role with the Georgia Board of Regents.

Chancellor Hank Huckaby of the Georgia Board of Regents announced today Staton will become their new Vice Chancellor for extended education.

In Staton's new role he will work as a liaison among the Regents, the University system, state government and other partners. He will also be responsible for strategic and long-term planning. His new role includes working with the deans and faculty to address requirements that could have an impact on program and service areas.

Staton comes to the University System with years of experience in higher education after filling multiple leadership roles at Mercer University.

Special Olympics Torch travels through Central Georgia

Warner Robins police officers laced up their shoes today to run for some special athletes.

Throughout the state, police officers are participating in the annual Special Olympics Torch Run. It passed through Warner Robins on Wednesday.

Runners lined up at the intersection of Houston Lake and Feagin Mill roads and made their way to the Law Enforcement Center.The torch run aims to raise awareness about Special Olympics in the community.

Georgia's summer Special Olympics begin May 30 at Emory University in Atlanta. More than 1,800 athletes are expected to attend the event. The games are free and open to the public.

For more information on Georgia's Special Olympics visit specialolympicsga.org.