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Continued Roadwork on I-75 North & South

 

 

WHEN:    7 p.m. Monday, July 26, continuously until 7 a.m. Friday, July 29, weather permitting

WHERE:  I-75 north and southbound between mile markers 119 (near Exit 117, Pinehurst-Hawkinsville Road) and 125 (near Exit 127, SR 26)

WHAT:   The Georgia DOT has scheduled a continuous single lane closure on I-75 north and southbound in order for crews to perform concrete slab replacement.

Motorists are advised to expect delays in this area as work is performed.

License Plate Revote Opens Monday

 

ATLANTA (AP) -- The public is again invited to weigh in on Georgia's new license plate design. 

Online voting will reopen at 3 p.m. Monday.

Gov. Nathan Deal had planned to announce the winner of an earlier design contest last Friday, but the state scrapped its plans over public confusion on whether the motto "In God We Trust" would be on the plate.

Remembering a Time with Less Traffic

About fourteen years ago my sister moved to Douglasville, Ga. I remember going up there to visit her one day and sitting in traffic for what seemed like an eternity. I said that I just don't understand why on Earth anyone would want to live in a place where it takes thirty minutes just to drive up the street.

Fast forward to the present and here I am living in a town with the exact same problem, the only difference is, I'm still in Warner Robins.

My parents have lived in the same place my entire life. During that time I've witnessed a lot of change around here. The neighborhood across the street from my folks' place was once a cow pasture. We had the Houston Mall,  but for real shopping we had to go to Macon. It took literally ten minutes to get across town. As far as restaurants go, we had one Mexican place, one Chinese place, Shakey's, and Ryan's. For anything else we had to go to Macon.

"Dungeon Dan" Appears at Museum's Pirate Camp

 

“Dungeon Dan”, otherwise known as Dan Hart, the volunteer coordinator at the Museum of Aviation, will appear in full pirate garb this Friday, July 15, for pre-schoolers attending the Museum’s Pirate Camp.  

That's according to a aMuseum of Aviation news release.

A member of several pirate “crews,” he and his wife Kathy Hart (Kruel Kathy) are true pirate lovers and participate in parades and festivals in the Tampa Bay Florida area where Dan is from and in Valdosta and Atlanta as well. 

Dan has been interested in pirates ever since his dad took him to the pirate parades in Tampa as a kid.  His costume is genuine “theater grade” according to Dan “that you can’t buy at Wal-Mart.”  The former Chief of Police of Warner Robins from 1993 to 2003, Dan has been taking care of approximately 100 volunteers at the Museum of Aviation since 2004.  Kathy is the director of HODAC in Warner Robins. 

Vote on License Plate Designs

The eight semi-finalist license plate designs have been posted for the Governor's contest.

You can now vote on your favorite until July 15.

Vote!

25th Annual Museum of Aviation Foundation Auction & Raffle

The 25th Annual Museum of Aviation Foundation Auction & Raffle is scheduled for July 16 at 6:30 p.m.

The event takes place in the Century of Flight Hangar in Warner Robins.

The $100 admission ticket gets TWO people into the auction for all the fun and a chance to win.

To get a ticket, call 478-923-6600 or go to www.museumofaviation.org and click "Shop."

Program:

6:30 p.m. Silent Auction opens

7-8 p.m. Taste of Local Cuisine

8 p.m. Live auction begins

8:30 p.m. Silent auction closes

* Raffle drawing will be held immediately following the completion of the Live Auction. 

Silent Auction Categories:

 

 100    Antiques & Collectibles

      200   Entertainment & Travel