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2014 Houston County STAR Students, Teachers & STAR System Winners Announced

2014 Houston County STAR Students, Teachers & STAR System Winners Announced

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber’s Educational Foundation and the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2014 Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) System Award winners.  The 2014 STAR System Winners for Houston County are: student- Willa M. Wang and teacher- Sherin Hinnant from Houston County High School.  The award is given to one student from a high school in the county.  STAR students compete for System Title and System STAR student in turn compete for region honors in the 12 STAR Regions.  Region winners and their STAR teachers are invited to further compete for the state STAR awards.

Six seniors and teachers from each high school in Houston County were awarded on Wednesday evening.  The 2014 STAR students and their teachers who were recognized include:

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.

 

MLK to get new memorial at Ga. State Capitol

MLK to get new memorial at Ga. State Capitol

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- After more than 80 years as the Georgia State Capitol's most prominent statue, the likeness of 19th century white supremacist politician and newspaperman Tom Watson was quietly removed the day after Thanksgiving.

That prompted some civil rights leaders to ask that it be replaced with a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr.

State Representative Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta) even introduced a bill to make it happen.

Business of the Year Award to Be Presented at the 64th Annual Chamber Meeting

Business of the Year Award to Be Presented at the 64th Annual Chamber Meeting

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Business of the Year Award, along with several other prestigious awards will be presented at the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 64th Annual Meeting; to be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Warner Robins.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for a social period with heavy hors d’oeuvres and the program will begin at 6:45 p.m.

WRRD Footballer to Participate in National PP&K Competition

WRRD Footballer to Participate in National PP&K Competition

The Warner Robins Recreation Department has a youth football player, Isabella Winston, competing in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick National Championships.  The competition will be held in Denver, Colorado this weekend January 11th and 12th.

Isabella, or Bella, as everyone calls her began her journey by participating in the local NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition which was held in Warner Robins, Georgia on September 26, 2013 at Memorial Park.  She won her division and advanced to the NFL PP & K Sectional competition on November 17, 2013 at Memorial Park in Warner Robins, Georgia.  Isabella was then notified that she had qualified to compete in the NFL PP & K Falcons Team Championship which was held December 15, 2013 at the Georgia Dome.

International City Optimist continues Christmas spirit with $3000 contribution to Rainbow House

International City Optimist continues Christmas spirit with $3000 contribution to Rainbow House

International City Optimist Club contributes $3000 to Rainbow House after today's regular club meeting. Rainbow House Children's Resource Center has been a focus of the ICOC for years because of their great work with children in Houston County.

International City Optimist Club contributes $3240 to Abba House

International City Optimist Club contributes $3240 to Abba House

The International City Optimist Club's Christmas spirit continues. The Club donates $3240 to Abba House Perry.

That's enough to pay tuition for one for six months.