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Relay for Life: Which Survivor Inspires You?

 In honor of the Relay for Life events that are happening, or have happened in the area, we want to hear your survivor stories.

Is there a cancer survivor who has inspired you? How do they inspire you?

We want to hear your stories! Tell us by using the commenting feature on this article.

Presenting: HCBOE Retirees

 The Houston County School System will honor 60 retirees at a Retirement Banquet Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Agricenter's McGill Marketplace in Perry.  About 1,000 employees and retirees’ guests are expected to attend. 

Musical entertainment will be provided by the Perry High School Jazz Band, directed by Andy Hursey, and Perry High students, siblings Madeline and Wil Dannenberg.  Dinner will be served and each retiree will be awarded a plaque for their years of service.  A keepsake program and slideshow will highlight each of the honorees.

The event is sponsored by the Houston County schools, Parrish Construction Group, H.E.A. Federal Credit Union and Clear Concepts Consulting Group.  The honorees are listed below. 


BOE Names Perdue Elem. Principal


The Houston County Board of Education appointed Shawn Carpenter as principal of David Perdue Elementary School at the Board meeting held May 10, 2011. 

Currently, she serves as the assistant principal for instruction (API) at Mossy Creek Middle School, a Houston County Board of Education news release says.

“I am blessed and thankful to be named principal of Perdue Elementary,” said Carpenter.  “My anticipation of working with these students and parents, teachers and staff, and the community excites me.  My goal is to serve the school community and provide high quality learning experiences for our children while reaching new heights in this new era at David Perdue Elementary School."

Houston Board of Education Recognizes National School Nurse Day

Houston Board of Education Recognizes National School Nurse Day

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA - The National Association of School Nurses, Inc. has chosen May 11, 2011, as National School Nurse Day.

 National School Nurse Day was established in 1972 to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting.

  School nursing is recognized as a specialized practice that advances the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students.

 This year’s theme is, “Vision, Voice, Visibility: Setting Sail Toward Healthy Horizons.”

The Houston County Board of Education applauds our school nurses for their commitment and dedication to the children we serve.

 They perform vital work to support the physical, mental and emotional health of students, helping keep our students healthy and ready to learn!  

Many thanks to our school nurses:
- Marcia Brighton R.N,
- Phyllis Bynum-Grace L.P.N.,
- Sandra Lauritsen R.N.
- Brenda Munda, L.P.N.,

bin Laden photo thoughts?

CBS News just reported that President Obama told their reporter he would not release photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse.

"We don't trot out this stuff as trophies," Obama told CBS, according to quotes provided by White House press secretary Jay Carney. "We don't need to spike the football."

Obama also said release of the gruesome photos could become "an incitement to additional violence" and be used by jihadists as "a propaganda tool."

"That's not who we are," Obama said.

How do you feel about this? Are we owed this information? Why or why not?

Chamber Honors Outstanding Employee For March

Chamber Honors Outstanding Employee For March

The Robins Regional Chamber’s Small Business of the Month Committee presented Jennifer Sheffer, Administrative Assistant for the City of Warner Robins CVB, with the Outstanding Employee Award for the month of March 2011.  


“Jennifer is an outstanding addition to the Robins Region community,” said Bruce Hullett, SBOM Co-chair.  “Her individual efforts include mentoring small children in dance classes and past management involvement in two family businesses.”


Hullett went on to say that Sheffer’s involvement as a city employee has allowed her to bring fresh marketing ideas to the table as they have also been implemented through print materials and website development.  Jennifer’s direct supervisor and Executive Director for the CVB, Marsha Buzzell echoed the same words adding that Jennifer is a valuable asset to the city of Warner Robins and hopes that she continues to enhance the many programs implemented by the CVB.

What did you do for the Royal Wedding?

What did you do for the Royal Wedding?

Did you wake up early and watch the Royal Wedding?

Tell us how you honored the historical event. 

Did you make tea and British delicacies? Did you wake up and read the news and view pictures online? Wil you celebrate tonight?

Tell us here by commenting!