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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.

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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.

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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. 

On This Day: 12/12

On This Day: 12/12

December 12, 2012 at 12:12:12 marks the last alliteration date of the century.

On this day in history in 1913, the "Mona Lisa" painting was found after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. The painting had been taken in 1911.

On December 12, in 1963, The Beatles' song "I Want to Hold Your Hand," hit number one on United Kingdom charts.

In the 2000s, on this day in 2003, Keiko the whale who starred in "Free Willy" died of pneumonia. According to Smithsonian Magazine, the whale had been released into the wild after 23 years in captivity. 

Today, on December, 12, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI tweeted for the first time on a personal Twitter account, @Pontifex.

Middle Georgia Christmas Parade to Air on 13WMAZ-TV

The Middle Georgia Christmas Parade will air on 13WMAZ-TV on Saturday, December 15 at 1 p.m. and again on Saturday, December 22 at 1 p.m.

"Keeping Christmas at Richland Church" Returns This Weekend

"Keeping Christmas at Richland Church" Returns This Weekend

The Richland Restoration League, Inc with Director Frank Hendrix, and a cast of talented volunteers will again present Keeping Christmas at Richland Church. The event, receiving widespread support and attendance from Georgians, has become a popular venue for launching the spirit of the Christmas Season. Performance Dates Friday, November 30, 2012, 7-8 p.m. Saturday December 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. Ticket Prices Adults $10, Students $5, Children 11 and under free. All tickets are available at the door. For further information and to purchase tickets go to website: Historic Richland Church - Keeping Christmas Take I-16 East to Exit 24. Turn right off Exit and then Right again on Richland Road just before the Huddle House. Richland Church 2 miles down on right. Signs will be posted.