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Warner Robins Mayor, Two Council Members Receive Recognition

Warner Robins Mayor, Two Council Members Receive Recognition

Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen and Council members Carolyn Robbins and Mike Davis received a Certificate of Recognition last week.

They received the honor during the Georgia Municipal Association's 80th Annual Convention in Savannah.

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Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen, along with Councilmembers Carolyn Robbins and Mike Davis, received the prestigious Certificate of Recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) 80th Annual Convention in Savannah on June 24, 2013.

Chamber to Host Mayoral Forum for Warner Robins Candidates

Chamber to Host Mayoral Forum for Warner Robins Candidates

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased 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.

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.  

“We feel that it is an important opportunity for constituents to hear from the candidates,” said Chamber President, Morgan Law.  “We look forward to hearing about their plans, particularly as it relates to the Robins Region’s business community.”

Public Works Director Enters in Warner Robins Mayor's Race

Another person seeking to qualify for the Mayor's race in Warner Robins credits his experience to public service.

Public works director, Joe Musselwhite, announced his candidacy this afternoon.

Musselwhite has worked with the city for 21 years.  He says he started in code enforcement and got involved with the public works department in 1994.

If he becomes mayor, Musselwhite says he will make his availability to the citizens a top priority.

"I assure you when issues come up I'll be there to talk about them, defend them, and take up for you and yours and support the ones I like and not support the ones I don't," he said.

Others who have entered the race are clergyman and former firefighter Randy Toms, businessman Chuck Chalk, city councilman Mike Brashear, and city councilman Daron Lee.

Mayor Chuck Shaheen has not said if he'll seek a second term.

Miriam Paris to Challenge Sen. Lucas in 2014

For the third time in three years, Miriam Paris will be running for state senate in 2014.

The former Macon City Council president announced today she's running for the District 26 seat now held by David Lucas.

In 2011, she beat Lucas in a runoff for a special election on the senate seat.

She held the seat for barely a year but helped pass Macon-Bibb consolidation.

Then last year, Lucas beat her in a rematch.

Paris made a brief statement this morning at Coleman Park downtown, but would not take any questions.

Senator Staton Earns A+ Rating from Georgia Chamber

Senator Staton Earns A+ Rating from Georgia Chamber

State Senator Cecil Staton (R-Macon) has received the highest ranking given on the Georgia Chamber’s Legislative Scorecard. The Chamber’s legislative scorecard recognizes legislators that supported strong business initiatives during the 2013 legislative session.

“It is an honor to receive this distinction by the Georgia Chamber for my efforts to strengthen Georgia’s business community,” said Sen. Staton. “Each time I cast a vote in the Senate chamber, I take into careful consideration how each bill will impact Georgia’s long-term economic growth and development.  I look forward to working with my colleagues in the General Assembly to continue supporting policy initiatives that attract quality jobs to Georgia.”

Robins Region Celebrates 2nd Annual Chamber Week

Robins Region Celebrates 2nd Annual Chamber Week

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Chamber Week (May 13-17, 2013); an initiative which showcases the role that the Chamber plays in the community by focusing on leadership development, community and government advocacy, education and networking.

Negotiations Break Down on Georgia's Firearms Bill

ATLANTA (AP) - Gun laws in Georgia will not change in 2013.

House leaders said they could not come to an agreement with key senators over whether to expand gun possession rights on college campuses in Georgia.

While a conference committee released a compromise plan late Thursday, lawmakers supporting it acknowledged they did not have the support to force a vote before a midnight deadline. Any bills that don't pass by the final adjournment fail.

Both sides had agreed to allow local K-12 school boards to choose whether to arm certain school employees and allow churches to choose whether to allow concealed weapons on their property.

But House members wanted to relax restrictions for college students. Senate leaders sided with college executives who want to keep their existing bans on concealed weapons.