FACES OF THE ROBINS REGION
The Houston County Career Academy (HCCA) will hold a special ceremony to name a hall after Paul Hibbitts on Oct. 24, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. The collaboration area at the academy will be formally named Hibbitts Hall and will serve as a venue for school events and meetings. A program will be followed by a ribbon cutting. Hibbitts played a critical role in attaining the charter to locate a college and career academy in Houston County. He served on the needs assessment committee to determine local employer needs to design a charter school tailored for the community. Once the program was established, Hibbitts also served as the HCCA board chairman from 2009 until his retirement in 2015. HCCA Principal Sabrina Phelps commented, “Mr. Hibbitts contributions and dedication to our school and district overall were exemplary. It is fitting to name our collaboration area in his honor.” The HCCA is a partnership between the Houston County Board of Education and local business and industry as represented by the Robins Regional and Perry Area Chambers of Commerce, Houston County Development Authority, Robins Air Force Base and Central Georgia Technical College. Its mission is to ensure a viable 21st century workforce for Houston County. The school has high school students enrolled from across the county and is an off-campus center of Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC). HCCA integrates academics and advanced career/technical education programs. Instruction is hands-on and project-based. The HCCA Board of Directors suggested naming the hall after Hibbitts, which was approved by the Houston County Board of Education. The directors include parents, business representatives, educational representatives and a representative from Robins Air Force Base. Michael Chalmers of Spherion Staffing currently serves as the HCCA chairman. Other board members are: Kimberly Gunn and Andrea Griner; Lany Puckett, Summers Landing; Bryan Fobbus, City of Warner Robins; Angie Gheesling, Houston County Development Authority; Craig Hoffman, Frito Lay; Marian McLemore, Flint Energies; James Pettis, Pettis & Powell, Inc; Robert Williams, Robins Air Force Base. Dr. Eric Payne, Sabrina Phelps, David McDermott, and Cynthia Holly, Houston County School System. The Houston County Career Academy is located at 1311 Corder Road in Warner Robins. For more information, please contact Principal Phelps at 478-322-3280.
RIBBON CUTTING EVENT
SYNOVUS BANK WELCOMES RON WEIGLE
Join us in welcoming long-time Middle Georgian and Chamber Board Member, Robin Weigle, to the Synovus family. We’re always proud to see our Chamber friends succeeding!
Middle Georgia State University (MGSU) is now offering a Masters of Science in Management (MSM). The year thing about this program is that an undergraduate degree in business is not required! MGSU will be hosting an MSM Lunch & Learn Forum open to anyone interested in this degree program and will be a great opportunity to learn more about the program and also grab some pizza for lunch. The forum is set for Thursday, 26 October 2017 from 11:00 to 1:30 pm, at the Middle Georgia State University Warner Robins Campus just 1/2 mile west of Watson Blvd from the Robins AFB main gate. Interested individuals are encouraged to stop by Oak Hall second floor room 202 (at 100 University Blvd., Warner Robins GA 31093) to meet Dean Kenneth Holt, Associate Dean Tony Patti, MSM Program Coordinator Jerry Williams as well as a number of business school professors and admissions counselors to discuss and learn more about the MGA MSM degree program. View and print flyer by clicking image to the right.DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
HAUNTED LIBRARY | OCT. 23-24The Nola Brantley Memorial Library is hosting their first Haunted Library and it’s going to be spook-tacutlar! This event is free and open to the public. Check it out on October 23rd and 24th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. View and print flyer by clicking image to the left.
CENTERVILLE FALL FESTIVAL | OCT. 28
The Centerville Fall Festival will take place October 28th, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. There will be arts & crafts vendors from the local community along with a Kid’s Zone. As the vendors wrap up around 5:00 PM, make sure to throw your blanket down for a Halloween Themed Popcorn in the Park. Just after it gets dark we will also be having our rescheduled 4th of July Fireworks! You do not want to miss this huge community event.
PORK WITH A PURPOSE | OCT. 28
Pork With A Purpose is a benefit that Summer’s Landing is organizing with The Alzheimer’s Association. We’re selling pork butts for the Georgia-Florida game on October 28th! If you’re interested in buying some pork or the bundle (pork, potato salad, baked beans, and chips), please let me know and I’ll get you a ticket! Pick up is October 28th at 11am. This is an excellent cause for an amazing organization whose mission is to end Alzheimer’s. We stand by their side in this fight! View and print flyer by clicking image to the left.FACEBOOK EVENT
Troy University is having a worldwide open house on November 7th, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Find a location near you and take the first step toward a bright, new future. Admissions staff from all Troy site will be available to answer your questions and help you get started. View and print flyer by clicking image to the right.LEARN MORE
VETERANS DAY | NOV. 11
Help build homes for veterans while dancing the night away to the tunes of Colby Dee and The Georgia Big Band! Don’t miss this opportunity to show your love to our veteran community seeking shelter! This semi-formal event promises to be a true celebration of those who serve and sacrifice so much for our country. Buy or Donate Tickets Today! View and print flyer by clicking image to the left.
CANNED FOOD DRIVE | OCT. 1 – DEC. 15
StoreSmart Self-Storage, located at 202 Osigian Boulevard, in Warner Robins will be collecting canned food for people and animals in need October 1st through December 15th. In addition to the canned food drive, StoreSmart Self-Storage will be hostina Customber Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 7th , 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. They will be providing hot dogs and hamburgers. You can also participate in a raffle on December 16th for a gift basket by bringing in two or more cans. View and print flyer by clicking image to the left.
CENTRAL GA IRMA RELIEF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
There are many seniors and others who are not capable on their own of dealing with storm debris or refilling their refrigerators after this week of strong winds and power outages. The EMA and city/county employees are not allowed to help with cleanup on private property and cannot take away debris that is too large for the trucks to manage, nor can they provide food or other needs when citizens call. As a result, United Way of Central Georgia has been asked to assist with coordinating Irma relief efforts including linking volunteers – groups and individuals – to those most in need of assistance and to facilitate communication about other available resources. The needs are still being assessed and some situations are still too precarious for volunteers, but we have set up a website for potential volunteers to provide information on their availability so that we will be prepared to take action when the needs are known. If you would like to help out, please use the link below to sign up. Signing up here does not obligate you to anything except to receive more information about recovery efforts as they are available.Learn more & Sign Up
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