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Harvest Festival 2013 Planning Meeting Set for Tuesday

Harvest Festival 2013 Planning Meeting Set for Tuesday

Harvest Festival fun begins this afternoon with the first orientation and planning workshop meeting. Mark your calendar now for Tuesday, February 19 to join committees and participate in the preparation for Harvest Festival 2013 at 5:30 at Jeffersonville City Hall.

--Mayor Hart

Central Georgians Jump on "Harlem Shake" Train

Georgia College students jumped on the Youtube viral sensation with their own "Harlem Shake."

First Presbyterian in Macon does the "Harlem Shake" on Valentine's Day.

 

by Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY STORY

Dance craze has roots in the '80s More than 4,000 'Harlem Shake' videos a day are posted on YouTube.

The song that spurred the craze is No. 10 on iTunes Gangnam Style is so last year: 2013's new dance craze is the Harlem Shake.

Georgia College Homecoming Concert Lineup Announced

Country artist Jerrod Nieman and country band Gloriana are set to perform at Georgia College's homecoming concert.

Georgia College announced the homecoming concert lineup at 3 p.m. Monday.

Down South: Free Three-Month Pass for New Hunter Education Grads

Down South: Free Three-Month Pass for New Hunter Education Grads

Did you recently graduate from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter education course?

Then you're elgible for a free, three-month pass to any of the DNR's 18 shooting ranges.

Read for full details.

Habitat for Humanity Receives Grant to Build Three-Bedroom Home

Habitat for Humanity Receives Grant to Build Three-Bedroom Home

REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/UPATOI – Flint Energies in partnership with CoBank donated $5,000 to Houston County Habitat for Humanity.  The grant will allow the purchase of all the lumber needed to build a three-bedroom home.

The grant was given in part by CoBank’s “Sharing Success” matching grant program.  This program allows Colorado-based CoBank to join cooperative customers like Flint Energies from all over the US in building vibrant rural communities.

Flint Energies CEO Bob Ray stated, “Our commitment to community has been one of the cornerstones of our cooperative’s foundation and success.  Today, we are showing that commitment in action by donating funds to Houston County Habitat to ensure a foundation for successful homeownership.”

Twiggs High Organizations "Adopted" Family for the Holidays

Twiggs High Organizations "Adopted" Family for the Holidays

Twiggs County High School organizations came together during Christmas to Adopt a Family as a community service project.

Students involved in the Twiggs County High Scool Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Department, FBLA, FFA and AFJROTC collected nonperishable food, toys and clothing throughout December.

Three days before Christmas, Family and Children Services picked up the items and delivered the goods to a family.

Read the full release.

Museum of Aviation to Hold Teacher Workshop

Museum of Aviation to Hold Teacher Workshop

Warner Robins, GA – Approximately 30 Georgia 4th-8th grade teachers will learn about the pioneering achievements of African Americans in space and aviation this Saturday (January 12) at the Museum of Aviation’s NASA Educator Workshop entitled “Black Stars in Orbit.”  Dr. Lester Morales, a NASA Aerospace Educator Specialist from Kennedy Space Center and Cheryl Long, a Houston County Teacher will join Clare Swinford, the NASA Regional Educator Resource Center Administrator at the Museum of Aviation in conducting the hands-on workshop.  Three sessions will cover African American Astronauts, the Underground Railroad during the Civil War and the Tuskegee Airmen, the all-Black aviation unit during World War II. 

The workshops will take place in the Century of Flight Hangar from 9:00am to 4:00 pm.  The workshops are free and participating teachers receive a $50 stipend at the end of the workshop.