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Sequester Would End Flyovers at Sports Events

Sequester Would End Flyovers at Sports Events


Gary Mihoces
USA Today

We’ve oohed and aahed at the vroom of military jets flying over sporting events. That will be silenced if the federal budget cuts of sequestration are fully implemented.

Houston County to be Featured at the Chamber's Eggs & Issues Breakfast

Houston County to be Featured at the Chamber's Eggs & Issues Breakfast

WARNER ROBINS, GA- Houston County Commission Chairman Tommy Stalnaker and along with other senior leaders from Houston County will discuss issues of county-wide concern at the February Eggs & Issues Breakfast of the Robins Regional Chamber.  The event will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. in Hangar One at the Museum of Aviation.

Needed: Recreation Deptartment Track and Field Coaches

Needed: Recreation Deptartment Track and Field Coaches

The Warner Robins Recreation Department is in need of experienced Track and Field Coaches for ages 7 - 14 years old. 

If you are interested please call our Athletics Office at 478-293-1070 or 478-293-1071.

Reps. Bishop and Scott React to State of the Union

Two Congressmen who represent Central Georgia responded Tuesday night to the President's State of the Union Address with fundamentally different views on how effective the Commander in Chief was.

Republican U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, District 8, said he was disappointed in what he called a lack of specifics.

"We didn't get to hear more about his specific plans to undo the sequester that he signed," Congressman Scott said. "That is going to have such a devastating effect on our military," he added, referring to the string of cuts that would hit the Pentagon's budget March 1, if Congress doesn't intervene.

He also felt President Obama missed an opportunity to heal wounds from the weeks-long fiscal cliff standoff.

Senator Tolleson: Update from the State Capitol

Senator Tolleson: Update from the State Capitol


It was another busy week at the Capitol as I spent the majority of my time meeting with constituents and celebrating and commending the hard work they do throughout the year.

It’s always exciting to work with members of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) which is the only state organization that represents municipal governments in Georgia.  On Sunday, I spoke on a legislative panel for the GMA Environment and Natural Resources Council.  It was an educating experience as we exchanged and discussed issues such as water supply, waste management and air quality and how the legislature is working daily to improve these areas.  I was privileged to spend time with District 20 mayors, Mayor James Faircloth of Perry and Mayor Chuck Shaheen of Warner Robins, at GMA’s Mayor’s Day Conference.  This conference attracts mayors from across the state and provides workshops and training courses to further their skills as leaders. 

Locals React to Obama's Gun Control Proposal

There are four specific points President Obama addressed that kept eyes glued to the television and local gun owners questioning his proposal on gun control.

The President proposed a renewal ban on assault weapons and universal background checks. 

"You can't blame these guns. They all sit on this rack over here, they're stupid. They're still, they're wooden. They sit there all day long until someone picks one up and goes and uses them," says Eagle Gun Range owner Hamp Dowling.

When it comes to universal background checks on all gun buyers, shooters at the Eagle Gun Range in East Macon liked the idea, but were skeptical of enforcement. 

Lucas Completes Political Comeback

Veteran state lawmaker David Lucas successfully completes his quest to regain a seat in the Georgia General Assembly.

Lucas, a Macon Democrat, defeated Republican Bobby Gale of Irwinton in Tuesdays general election to capture the District 26 state Senate seat. Lucas polled 42,627 votes to 19,792 for Gale.
That's 68 percent to 32 percent.

District 26 includes parts or all of Bibb, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Washington, Jones, Hancock and Houston counties.

Lucas won the Democratic nomination by defeating incumbent Miriam Paris and Irving Martinez in the July primary election. Gale was unopposed in the Republican primary.

With Tuesday's victory, Lucas returns to the General Assembly, where he served in the House of Representatives for 34 years.

He resigned his House seat in June 2011 to seek the District 26 seat which became vacant when the late Sen. Robert Brown resigned the position to run for Macon mayor.