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Houston Co. Majority Vote for Romney

Houston Co. Majority Vote for Romney

Sixty percent of Houston County voted for Mitt Romney in the presidential race.

Thirty-nine percent of the Houston County vote went to Barack Obama.

That was 34,631 votes for Romney, and 22,643 votes for Obama. 

One percent, 638 votes, of Houston Countian voters selected the third party candidate Gary Johnson on their ballots.

Nationwide, Mitt Romney had 2,054,373 votes, but 206 electoral votes. Obama won the reelection wtih 303 electoral votes.

See full election results on 13WMAZ.com

Chambers to Host Information Session on Charter Schools Amendment

Chambers to Host Information Session on Charter Schools Amendment

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional and Perry Area Chambers of Commerce will host an information session regarding the upcoming vote on the proposed Charter Schools Amendment.  The event will be held from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2012 at the Robins Regional Chamber; 1228 Watson Blvd. in Warner Robins.

Voter Awareness Rally Planned at Veterans High School

Voter Awareness Rally Planned at Veterans High School


HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Veterans High School is hosting an event to raise awareness about the importance of voting.  On Oct. 4, 2012, the National English Honor Society and Rho Kappa, the Social Studies Honor Society, are teaming up to lead a voter awareness rally in the Veterans High cafeteria beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Board of Education Social Studies Coordinator Pam Knauer, Veterans High Principal Dr. Lionel Brown and Veterans High Social Studies Department Chair David Shepherd will speak on civic duty.  In addition there will be a mock election, various school group performances, trivia and concessions. 

Media Specialist David Bailey will register students and faculty to vote.  The registration deadline for this Nov. 6, election is Oct. 9.

Below is a schedule of events:

·         8:00 - 8:15 a.m., Welcome

Schools and Legislators Celebrate Constitution Day

Schools and Legislators Celebrate Constitution Day


Houston County, GA – Houston County schools will celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17, 2012.  This day is set aside annually to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, and those who have become U.S. citizens.  Three elementary schools will have special guests to help celebrate Constitution Day.  Senator Ross Tolleson will speak at Morningside Elementary at 9:00 a.m.; Sherriff Cullen Talton will visit Bonaire Elementary at 10:00 a.m.; and County Commissioner Gail Robinson will address Matt Arthur Elementary students at 9:35 a.m.

Central Georgian to Serve as RNC Delegate

Vivian Childs is the Republican Party chairperson for Georgia's 8th Congressional District, which encompasses much of Central Georgia.

The Warner Robins resident is also the first black female to hold that role.

And Monday, she'll be a delegate at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

She spoke to 13WMAZ's Frank Malloy Thursday night about what she's looking forward to most.  

Runoff Results | Senate District 26

Runoff Results | Senate District 26

Senate District 26 
5 of 7 Counties Reporting
David Lucas 51% 8472

Chambliss Warns of Impact of Forced Budget Cuts

(Above: Sen. Saxby Chambliss says one option to head off the automatic budget cuts would be a bipartisan compromise in which each side makes painful concessions in order to reduce the debt.)

Georgia's two U.S. senators and Central Georgia congressmen from both parties sounded an alarm today about the approaching deadline to avert mandatory Federal budget cuts.

At a joint appearance at Middle Georgia Technical College in Warner Robins, 2nd District Rep. Sanford Bishop (D) of Albany said defense cuts under the so-called "sequestration" would have a destructive impact on Robins Air Force Base. He said the cuts could eliminate one million jobs from the U.S. economy by 2014.

The $1.2 trillion in across-the-board budget cuts would automatically kick in if Congress doesn't develop a debt-reduction plan of its own. That was part of the 2011 deal to increase the debt ceiling.