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Flint Energies Plans Capital Credits for September

Flint Energies’ Board of Directors has authorized the distribution of $2.38 million in capital credits to members of the Cooperative who purchased power from Flint in 1983 and/or 1984, according to Chief Executive Officer Bob Ray. The distribution will completely refund the 1983 capital credits and will refund a portion of 1984.

“Roughly 12,900 currently active members will receive a bill credit on their primary electric account in September for the amount of their capital credit refund,” said Ray. “This tradition continues our effort to look after our members’ best interests.”

By paying capital credits refunds in September, Flint hopes to help offset the higher light bills that many members see at this time of year.  Around Sept. 15, about 17,700 checks will be mailed to those who were members of Flint in 1983 or 1984, but no longer get their electric service from the cooperative.

What are capital credits and how are they paid?

Safety Saturday to include fireman clowns, Sparky the Dog

Lowe's presents Safety Saturday on September 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • a day of car seat safety checks
  • balloons
  • police cars
  • face-painting
  • blood drive
  • Sparky the dog
  • fireman clowns
  • Smokey the bear
  • Ident-akid

This all takes place at Lowe's on Watson Blvd.

Where to Get your Hunting or Fishing License

Hunting and fishing license agents in Houston County, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website.

Houston Co. BOE Offers Adult Computer Classes


The Houston County School System will offer basic computer classes free of charge to our adult community again this coming school year.  

Seven sessions of three classes each will be offered at seven different schools beginning on the following dates:  Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 5 and April 9.  Classes meet 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday evenings.  Each site will accept a maximum of 56 participants with the exception of the Crossroads Center which is limited to 22 participants.

The Schedule:


Northside High School:

September 12

September 19

September 26

Perry High School: 

October 17

October 24

October 31

Career Academy:

November 7

November 14

November 28

Houston County High School:

January 9

January 23

Warner Robins has State's Lowest Unemployment Rate

Warner Robins ranks with the lowest June unemployment rate in Georgia, recorded at eight percent.

That's according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.

The highest unemployment rate was recorded in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha area near Dublin at 12.8 percent.


State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Macon increased to 10.6 percent in June, up six-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in May. The jobless rate in metro Macon in June a year ago was 10.5 percent.

“The increase was caused primarily by two seasonal factors,” said Butler. “There were layoffs among non-contract public school employees, such as bus drivers and janitorial workers, and an increase in the labor force, as students began looking for permanent or part-time jobs.” 


13WMAZ Declares Tuesday Operation Back to School

Today is Operation Back to School Day!

13WMAZ be collecting your donations at Wal-Marts in Macon, Warner Robins, Perry, Forsyth, Dublin and Milledgeville from noon to 7 p.m. today.

**These donations will be given to organizations to disperse in the communities they are collected. You can donate school supplies to the cause, but supplies will not actually be given out at the individual Wal-marts. 

Program Helps Students Get a Head Start on College


For two Houston County students, the Move on When Ready (MOWR) program is already paying dividends. Abby Burnette and Katlyn Britt just graduated from high school in June, but they have already completed one year of their college careers. Britt and Burnette are the first two students to take advantage of the Move on When Ready program at Middle Georgia Technical College in Warner Robins.

That's according to a Middle Georgia Technical College 

Kim Gunn, High School Initiatives coordinator at MGTC, is responsible for coordinating the MOWR for the College.

“Katlyn and Abby have both been very successful in the Move on When Ready program,” said Gunn. “These two students have taken full advantage of this opportunity and are great examples of what you can achieve. The program has worked very well for both of them.”