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Tea Party Patriot Coordinator Speaks to Local Republican Group

Tea Party Patriot national coordinator Debbie Dooley will speak at the Middle Georgia Republican Women's (MGRW) meeting.

She will speak about the Tea Party's strategy and about the Tea Party in general.

The meeting is April 15 from 6-8 p.m. at China Place on 306 Russell Pkwy.

For more information, call 478-328-3278.

Cooley Appointed to Flint Energies Board of Directors

REYNOLDS –Leighton Cooley of Roberta, Georgia has been appointed by the Flint Energies Board of Directors to fill the vacancy created by Robert L. Dickey III of Musella, who resigned upon being elected to serve in the Georgia House of Representatives.  Cooley will represent Area V, Post 1 – Crawford, Monroe & Upson counties.

Cooley is a fourth generation family farmer in Crawford County. Along with his father, they raise chickens, cattle and hay. He is a member of the Crawford County Farm Bureau, where he serves as Vice President. In 2008, Cooley served as Chairman of the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee and has just completed representing Georgia on the Young Farmer and Rancher Committee of the American Farm Bureau.  He is also active in the Roberta Evangelistic Church, serving as Youth Director and in support of the music program.

Congressman Scott Opens Warner Robins Office

Congressman Austin Scott and the District Office staff will celebrate the Warner Robins office grand opening Friday, April 8.

The Office Address is scheduled to take place at 230 Margie Dr.

The event begins at 4 p.m. and is scheduled to last through 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 478-971-1776.

Light refreshments will be served.

Your County Census Data: What You Expected?

Your County Census Data: What You Expected?

Houston County's population has grown by 26 percent, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.

That's a population of 139,900 people in 2010, up from the 110,765 counted in 2000.

Does this growth surprise you? We want to know: what factors do you think have contributed to the growth?

View our 2010 U.S. Census Interactive Map.

Chamber Honors Judith McCune as Outstanding Employee

Chamber Honors Judith McCune as Outstanding Employee

The Robins Regional Chamber’s Small Business of the Month Committee presented Judith McCune, Dance Instructor for Academy of Dance, with the Outstanding Employee Award for the month of February 2011.  

Judith McCune, affectionately known as Miss Judy, was once the owner and director at the Academy of Dance.  She has mentored many young Warner Robins women throughout her nearly 30 year tenure at the Academy.

“She was not just a teacher,” says current Director, Kim Rowley.  “But she is a mother and now grandmother figure who goes beyond her position of teacher and still supports the Academy with fundraisers, seamstress duties, office work, as backstage manager during shows and as prop maker; refusing to take payment for many of the things she loves to do.”

Sullivent Sisters' Funeral

Watch the livestream of the Sullivent sisters' funeral here.

Sen. Tolleson Reports from the Capitol

Written by Senator Tolleson, Submitted by the Senate Press Office:

This week, the legislature took the final step to preserving Georgia’s greatest gift to its students, the HOPE Scholarship. The Senate and House agreed on a final version and have sent the bill to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. Putting the program on a financially sustainable path will ensure the viability of HOPE and the pre-kindergarten program for generations to come. With the first merit-based program of its kind, Georgia is still one of only ten states with an active lottery scholarship program. It’s imperative that we maintain this valuable education tool.