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Shutdown: What's Open, What's Not At Robins AFB

Shutdown: What's Open, What's Not At Robins AFB

Robins AFB projects the following activities on base will be affected by the shutdown:

Warner Robins Mayoral Candidates Face Off

The six candidates running for the next mayor of Warner Robins gathered at Central Georgia Technical College Tuesday afternoon for an open forum sponsored by the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Each candidate was given time to explain their platform.

Then each was asked a different random question and given a minute and a half to respond.

Several officials were on hand including Houston County Superintendent, Robin Hines,  city of Perry's Mayor Jimmy Faircloth and General Robert McMahon with the 21st Century Partnership.

 
The last question of the night was, "What would you do during the first 90 days as mayor of Warner Robins?"

Election day is November 5th.

Chamber’s Quarterly Forum Spotlights the Affordable Healthcare Act

Chamber’s Quarterly Forum Spotlights the Affordable Healthcare Act

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Affordable Healthcare Act is the topic of discussion at the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce’s September Business Forum; to be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the Chamber (1228 Watson Blvd). 

Guest speaker for the forum will be Ryan Mahoney.  Mahoney serves as Vice President of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Center Competiveness, where he leads strategic development and execution of Chamber initiatives in education, health care, transportation and other areas.  Join us as Mahoney gives insight on the impact the Affordable Healthcare Act has on small business. 

The cost of the event is $12.00 for Chamber members and $25.00 for non-members.  To RSVP, please email the Chamber at rsvp@robinsregion.com by 12noon on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.  A lunch will be provided. 

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.  

Qualifying Day in Warner Robins

Monday was the first day of qualifying in Warner Robins.

13WMAZ's Jennifer Moulliet was there and shows you who plans to join the race.

The morning started out with the former chaplain for the Warner Robins Fire Department, Randy Toms joining the mayor's race.

"I think it's time for someone to come into the mayor's office that can bring people together and bring harmony and unity back to city government and back to our city as a whole," says Toms. 

Then it was retired director of public works Joe Musselwhite's turn to throw his hat in the race for mayor.

"I'm not running for office to continue arguing and fussing and fighting we're going to become the city of ethics that Warner Robins has been trying to become for several years." says Musselwhite.

And current councilman for the post five seat stopped by the city clerk's office on his lunch break to sign up to run for mayor too. 

Chuck Shaheen to Announce Re-election Plans Today

Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen is expected to announce this afternoon whether he'll run for re-election.

Shaheen said Monday night that he plans a 5:15 p.m. announcement today on his election plans for 2013.

Qualifying for the mayor's race and city council seats begin Monday.

So far, Shaheen has declined to comment on whether he'll seek a second term. But he has clashed regularly with the city council, which recently cut back the mayor's powers.

Several candidates are already lined up to run for the mayor's office: council member Mike
Brashear; retired firefighter Randy Toms; Robins Air Force Base employee Chuck
Chalk; council member Daron Lee, minister Rev. Jeffrey Walker; and retiring public works director Joe Mussellwhite.

In 2009, Shaheen won the mayor's office by defeating Chalk in a runoff election by less than 200 votes.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on this story today.

Robins Regional Chamber Planning for 6th Annual Middle Georgia Regional Political HobNob

Robins Regional Chamber Planning for 6th Annual Middle Georgia Regional Political HobNob

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased announce that the 6th Annual Middle Georgia Regional Political HobNob is approaching.  The event will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Central Georgia Technical College’s Warner Robins Campus.  

This event is designed to be an old fashioned political rally with hundreds to attend.  The purpose of HobNob is to give Chamber members and others in the community an opportunity to meet with candidates and representatives from their campaigns on a one-to-one basis.  The Chamber has invited all candidates appearing on the 2013 ballots, including the candidates appearing on all municipal ballots throughout the Robins Region, as well as announced candidates for the U.S. Senate race in 2014.  

During the event, the Chamber plans to conduct a “straw poll” (with computers) on key issues for the region.