WGXA BRINGS JEFFERSON AWARDS TO MIDDLE GEORGIA
Do you have a relative, a friend or a co-worker who is having an impact in our Middle Georgia community? In every neighborhood, there are “Unsung Heroes” – volunteers and paid professionals who go well beyond their expected duties. With your help, WGXA TV wants to highlight and honor these “Unsung Heroes.”
Once a month, WGXA will feature one outstanding example from Middle Georgia in their news and on the WGXA.tv webpage, they will feature the stories of past winners, and provide a link for nominations. Learn more about the Jefferson Awards and submit your applications through the links below.
NOMINATION FORM Press Release
BACK TO SCHOOL IN HOUSTON COUNTY
BACK2SCHOOL BASH | JULY 21ST
The 8th annual community-wide Back2School Bash will be held July 21, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. inside C. B. Watson Primary School. Free backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away, plus there will be free haircuts, food, balloon bounce inflatable and information booths. Approximately 2,500 backpacks will be given away, while supplies last, to Houston County children. Youth must be present to receive a back pack. Haircuts will be available until 2:00 p.m. More than 30 vendors will participate. This event is hosted by the Warner Robins Housing Authority and community partners to include Peach State Health Plan, Central Georgia Technical College, Houston Healthcare, HODAC, Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, UICF, the City of Warner Robins, Houston County Board of Education and more. C.B. Watson Primary School is located at 61 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Warner Robins. For more info., please contact Sharon Rogers with the Warner Robins Housing Authority at 478-256-4711.
BACK TO SCHOOL ROUND-UP | AUGUST 6TH
On August 6th, Harvest Church in Warner Robins is hosting a Back to School Round-Up following the 5PM service. This will be a huge celebration to kick the new school year off. Everyone from the community is invited to join us at 5PM for our evening service. After that, there will be fun for the whole family including a petting zoo, ponies to ride, an inflatable, family dinner,western-themed games and so much more! We will also be providing resources needed to have a successful school year for kids entering K-5th Grade in the Fall of 2017. These resources include a backpack full of school supplies, free haircuts, hearing screenings, dental screenings and education, and more! To receive any needed resources at the Back to School Round-Up please RSVP by calling 478-923-8822 or filling out the form below, as there will be a limited number of resources.RSVP FOR BACK TO SCHOOL ROUND UP
NEW FACES & CONGRATULATIONS
JAMES-BATES-BRANNAN-GROOVER-LLP WELCOMES NEW ASSOCIATEMr. Conley’s practice focuses on civil litigation, where he represents clients in business, employment, estate, contract, and personal injury matters. He is also a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Mr. Conley graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in December of 2016. While attending Wake Forest, Mr. Conley was heavily involved in the school’s clinical programs. He participated in the Commercial Law and Business Clinic as well as the Micro-Trade and Development Clinic in Nicaragua representing his clients in business planning and international trade. Mr. Conley also studied abroad in London in the summer of 2015 taking classes on the English common law and transnational litigation. In addition to his travels, Mr. Conley was very involved in Wake Forest’s Moot Court program. He was a semifinalist in the class-wide Moot Court Intramural Competition, earning automatic membership into the Moot Court program. He grew up in Jackson, Georgia and currently resides in Macon, Georgia. Mr. Conley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478.749.9908.
CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. GORDON OF SPILLERS ORTHODONTICS
Warner Robins, Georgia: June 29, 2017- Spillers Orthodontics is pleased to announce that Dr. Adam Gordon recently achieved board certification through The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). Dr. Gordon practices orthodontics with Dr. J. Don Spillers Jr., at Spillers Orthodontics, with locations in both Warner Robins and Macon, Ga.
The American Board of Orthodontics is the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and affiliated with the American Association of Orthodontists. The American Board of Orthodontics was established in 1929 as the third certifying board in the health professions and the first in dentistry.
Board certification is a voluntary process. It is intended to provide assurance to the public that an orthodontic specialist has successfully completed an accredited educational program, a written board examination and an intensive evaluation process to assess the knowledge, skills and clinical expertise required to provide the highest quality of patient care. Achieving board certification demonstrates the orthodontist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics.
Dr. Gordon received his dental degree from The Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, finishing in the top of his class. He then completed a three-year, postgraduate orthodontic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center, earning his Certificate in Orthodontics in 2015. Dr. Gordon joined J. Don Spillers Jr., DMD, MS, in practice at Spillers Orthodontics in June 2015.
For more information about Dr. Gordon or Spillers Orthodontics, visit DrSpillers.com.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
FUN AHEAD AT WELLSTON STATION’S GRAND OPENING | JULY 22
Wellston Station is planning a fun afternoon for their Grand Opening on July 22. Follow the fun on Facebook below.
Wellston Station Grand Opening
TRINITY VISION GLOBAL TO HOST GOLF OUTING
Trinity Vision Global will be hosting their Annual Golf Outing on Saturday, August 5 at the Waterford Golf Club in Bonaire, Georgia. All proceeds will benefit Trinity Vision Global. Trinity Vision Global, Inc. provides self-management empowerment skills through community events such as feeding and clothing the homeless, providing toiletries to Veterans, assisting victims of house fires, providing supplies at back to school events, and charity walks. To learn more about Trinity Vision Global’s Annual Golf Outing, contact Dr. Angie Eugene at angie.eugene@trinityvisionglobal or 478-335-7576.
GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT IS COMING TO WARNER ROBINS | AUGUST 10 & 11
At the 23rd Global Leadership Summit, Willow Creek Association’s Global Leadership Summit drives transformation with fresh, actionable insight from a diverse faculty who challenge leaders to maximize their influence.
The two-day 2017 Summit will be simulcast live by satellite in HD to 600 sites in North America on August 10/11, including Harvest Church.
In the fall, the Summit goes global in 60 languages, reaching 128 countries to inspire an anticipated 400,000 leaders to greater Kingdom impact.
Faculty members offer uniquely different perspectives, enabling Summit participants to challenge their learning. Each member of the faculty is purposefully selected for their expertise, proven success and innovative approaches in non-profit, government, education and faith-based sectors.
Included in the 14 members of the 2017 faculty are:
- Bill Hybels, founder of The Global Leadership Summit, senior pastor at Willow Creek Community Church
- Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer, Facebook
- Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s The Profit, CEO of Camping World and Good Sam
- Gary Haugen, founder, CEO of International Justice Mission
- Andy Stanley, leadership author, communicator, pastor
- Marcus Buckingham, best-selling author of Now, Discover Your Strengths, founder of The Marcus Buckingham Foundation
8TH DISTRICT REPUBLICAN PARTY TO HOST SONNY PERDUE | AUGUST 26
The 8th District Republican Party invites you to a Fish Fry for Georgia Republicans on Saturday, August 26, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Georgia Grown Building at the National Fair Grounds. U.S. Senator Sonny Perdue will be the featured keynote speaker. For more information, Mike Ross, Fish Fry Chair of the 8th District, at email@example.com.
ENGAGE WITH THE ROBINS REGION
HOW YOUR BUSINESS CAN SUPPORT POW/MIA
Rolling Thunder Ga-3 Chapter is a group of volunteers who dedicate our time to accomplish the awareness of Prisoner of War (POW)/Missing in Action (MIA) from the Vietnam War. They are a non-profit organization, comprised of active duty and retired military personnel, domestic engineers, the clergy, accountants, teachers, contractors, business leaders and yes, a former Prisoner of War from the Korean era. During the weekend of 15-17 September 2017, Warner Robins will host “The Ride Home”. Over 200 former POW’s (from WWII, Korean, Vietnam and Cold Wars) along with family members of MIA soldiers from across the country, will be in attendance. Rolling Thunder’s goal is to have not only businesses to display the POW/MIA flag, but all the major streets display the US and POW/MIA flags at each intersection in Warner Robins.
BEST OF THE BEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
We can’t help it. We have to brag because our members are the “Best of the Best”. Round of applause for the 100+ Robins Regional Chamber Members who graced the ranks of Telegraph’s “Best of the Best” across Macon and Warner Robins. Follow the link below for a full list of the Macon Telegraph’s 2017 Best of the Best Winners.
2017 Best of the Best Winners
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