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Air Force report recommends eliminating Robins command

Air Force report recommends eliminating Robins command

A report by a federal commission recommends eliminating the Air Force Reserve Command based at Robins Air Force Base.

Base officials say the command employs about 1,100 people at Robins.

Robins Air Force Base closed for non-mission essential employees

Robins Air Force Base closed for non-mission essential employees

Robins Air Force Base will be closed Tuesday for non-mission essential employees due the winter weather expected in the area. That's according to a post on the base's official Facebook page.

The post says Installation Commander, Col. Chris Hill said the decision to close the base was a collaborative effort involving numerous installation agencies.

Employees will be notified by their chain of command of closures, delayed reporting times or early releases.

Central Ga. school closings for Tuesday, Wednesday

Central Ga. school closings for Tuesday, Wednesday

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Baldwin, early release on Tuesday, elementary school at 11:30 a.m.; middle school and high school, noon. Closed Wednesday

Bibb, staff only on Tuesday. Closed Wednesday.

Bleckley, staff only on Tuesday. Closed Wednesday.

Twiggs County schools dismiss early Tuesday

Twiggs County schools dismiss early Tuesday

Twiggs County schools - early dismissal Tuesday for students at 1 p.m. Staff at 2 p.m.

Athletic events have been canceled for Tuesday evening.

Twiggs Academy - early dismissal Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Closed WEDNESDAY

 

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for all of central Georgia beginning Tuesday morning until Wednesday afternoon.

A wintry mix is expected for central and southern parts of the state beginning Tuesday afternoon. Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow are likely Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning.

MLK to get new memorial at Ga. State Capitol

MLK to get new memorial at Ga. State Capitol

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- After more than 80 years as the Georgia State Capitol's most prominent statue, the likeness of 19th century white supremacist politician and newspaperman Tom Watson was quietly removed the day after Thanksgiving.

That prompted some civil rights leaders to ask that it be replaced with a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr.

State Representative Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta) even introduced a bill to make it happen.

Central Georgia celebrates MLK Day

Central Georgia celebrates MLK Day

Several events are planned in Central Georgia to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Marches are being held in Macon, Warner Robins and Dublin.