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Sen. Tolleson Reports from the Capital

--Submitted by the Senate Press Office, written by Senator Tolleson.

Every year, I enjoy visiting with all the bright and talented students from the 20th Senate District who visit the State Capitol.  This week I met with the Youth Leadership of Warner Robbins, a program designed by the local Chamber of Commerce to expose young leaders to the dynamic community and encourage their input and creativity.  Also from Warner Robbins were several members of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) who visited the Capitol during National FCCLA Week to celebrate this student organization that helps young men and women become leaders.   

Sen. Brown Named to Influential Committees

Sen. Robert Brown (D-Macon) has been appointed to several influential committees for the 2011-2012 Term by the Senate Committee on Assignments, a Senate Press Office press release says.

Sen. Brown will serve on the Appropriations, Judiciary, Urban Affairs, Economic Development and Reapportionment committees. He has also been named secretary to the Veterans Affairs Committee.

“I am pleased with the assignments I’ve received and I look forward to working on these important committees to serve the people of the 26th Senate District,” Sen. Brown said.

The 152nd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly convened Monday at the State Capitol. 

Flint Energies Adopts Georgia Work Ready Standard

Beginning Jan. 1, 2011, Flint Energies will adopt the Georgia Work Ready standard that will require all potential job seekers to provide their Work Ready Certificate to make a job application.

“We are thrilled to join the statewide initiative which allows job candidates to prove their value as soon as they apply by using their Work Ready Certificate,” said Flint Energies Sr. Vice President Karen Garza.

According to its website, Georgia Work Ready was created to ensure that Georgia's workers have the best skills, easy access to training and world-class job opportunities. The backbone of the initiative is the Work Ready Certificate, which assesses the real world skills of Georgia's workers.

Three Schools to Perform at Governor's Mansion

Three Schools to Perform at Governor's Mansion

Three local schools have been selected to perform at the Governor’s mansion this month.

Morningside Elementary, Bonaire Middle and Warner Robins High will each perform at the Governor's Mansion. 

Schools from across the state are annually invited to perform for anyone touring the mansion. The December Holiday Celebration showcases instrumental and choral ensembles.  Selection is highly competitive because space is limited.  Only 48 time slots are available, which are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Houston County’s schools are scheduled to perform in the Governor’s mansion ballroom as follows:

Bonaire Middle – Dec. 10, 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

Warner Robins High – Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Morningside Elementary- Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


Funeral Arrangements Announced for Rep. Anthony Edward "Tony" Sellier

There will be two visitations held on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at the Byron Municipal Complex; the first beginning at 11a.m. until 2 p.m. and the second from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a Rosary service immediately following at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at St. Juliana’s Catholic Church in Ft. Valley, Georgia at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Rooks Funeral Home in Byron is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made either to the American Cancer Society or a favored charity.