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Chamber Welcomes the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia with a Ribbon Cutting

Chamber Welcomes the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia with a Ribbon Cutting

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia.

Located at 116 Wallace Drive in Sewell Circle Park, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia serve over 2500 children and youth annually in three dedicated club sites and two school locations.

The recent move to a larger facility in Sewell Park has allowed BGCCG to double their capacity for service to Warner Robins’ youth.  

“We serve the whole child through 5 key program areas,” said Cathy Snook, VP of Development.  “Education and Career, Sports and Recreation, Health and Wellness, The Arts, and Character and Leadership.”

“We are thrilled for the amazing support we’ve received from the Chamber, the City of Warner Robins and the entire Community,” said BGCCG CEO, Lee Wagner.

National Celebrities to Headline the Robins Regional Chamber's 56th Annual Christmas Parade

National Celebrities to Headline the Robins Regional Chamber's 56th Annual Christmas Parade

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber is pleased to announce that the 56th Annual Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  Featured as Grand Marshal this year will be NBC’s Today Show Weatherman, Al Roker and his wife, ABC News Network Correspondent, Deborah Roberts.  The duo will be featured on the very first parade unit, which is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Houston Road and Watson Blvd.

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

The time is near for picking out pumpkins and decorating for autumn!

Where to Go for Pumpkin Patches:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October. Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Open October 12-November 23
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. 
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Crooked Pines in Eatonton: Pumpkin Festival October 5, 6

STEM Teacher of the Year Announced

STEM Teacher of the Year Announced

Warner Robins, GA -- The Museum of Aviation’s National STEM Academy in Warner Robins, Georgia has selected Mrs. Jaime Punjabi, a third grade teacher at Hendersonville Elementary in Dekalb County, Georgia, as the Museum’s first 2013-2014 STEM Teacher of the Year.  Jaime Punjabi was nominated by the school’s principal, Dr. Rebecca Jackson.   Dr. Jackson said, “Mrs. Punjabi has built a classroom of trust.  Her third graders know that they can make a mistake or that their project doesn’t have to work the first time and that is okay.  She encourages her students to work up to their potential and holds everyone to the highest standards.  This translates to an enjoyment of STEM for her students.”

Chamber to Host Warner Robins Mayoral Forum for Candidates

Chamber to Host Warner Robins Mayoral Forum for Candidates

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 2013 Mayoral Forum for the City of Warner Robins.  The event will be held on Tuesday, September 10th from 6-7p.m. in the auditorium at the Warner Robins Campus of Central Georgia Technical College, located at 80 Cohen Walker Drive.

Qualifying Candidates for the 2013 Warner Robins Mayoral race include Mike Brashear, Chuck Chalk, Daron Lee, Joe Musselwhite and Randy Toms.

This event is designed to be an official platform in which the candidates vying for the seat as Mayor of Warner Robins can present their official platform as well as discuss issues of city-wide concern.  The program will feature brief remarks from candidates, followed by a moderated question-and-answer session.  

Houston Co. American Cancer Society Chapter Participates in Preventative Study

Houston Co. American Cancer Society Chapter Participates in Preventative Study

The Houston County chapter of the American Cancer society is participating in ACS CPS-3 (Cancer Prevention Study.)   According to their website, the purpose of CPS-3 is to "better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations."

It's open to anyone ages 30-69 who has never been diagnosed with cancer (exculding basil or squamous cell skin cancer.)  To particpate, schedule an enrollment appointment (you can do so here) At that appointment, you will sign an informed consent form, fill out a brief survey, provide a waist circumference measurement, as well as give a small blood sample (taken by a certified phlebotomist.) 

Jones Co. Man Remembers Segregated South

Jones Co. Man Remembers Segregated South

Fifty years ago this month, Martin Luther King told America about his dream.

In August 1963, he delivered his "I have a dream" speech to a huge crowd in Washington DC.

That became one of the landmark moments of the civil rights movement.

This week and next, thousands of Americans will travel to the nation's capital to commemorate that day including many from Central Georgia.

But it's also a time to remember the way it was, how America changed and why.

When getting a drink at a fountain came down to color and the ease of buying a car was based on what you looked like, that was Central Georgia 50 years ago.

In that time Felton Miller lived according to the rules of black and white.

"You were white and I was black. They didn't care about me than a rabbit out there in the woods," he says.

Miller, now 83 years old, was born and raised in Jones County. The segregated South was what Miller described as hard and unfair.