Your Houston County Weather: Mostly sunny, scattered storms in the late afternoon, highs in the upper 90’s.
If you’re going to cast an early ballot for the July primary, better get moving - today is the last day to get that early vote in. You can do it at the Perry at the Board of Elections office on Main Street from 5 pm. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until the regular voting day next Tuesday, July 31st.
Republican voters in State Senate District 18 going to the polls this month to help decide that race. Now one of the candidates has snagged a big endorsement. Former Governor Zell Miller pitching in behind incumbent Cecil Staton in his re-election bid; Miller lauding Staton as the only true conservative in the race.
A good bill of health coming out of last night’s Houston Heathcare’s monthly board meeting. For the first four months of 2012 revenue in the local hospital system reached 247 million dollars, with patient volumes rising between 2 and 4 percent in areas throughout the hospital.
The temperature outside was pushing 100 degrees Thursday afternoon, but folks at Warner Robins City Hall couldn't find any relief inside their offices either. It seems the air conditioning system at the municipal complex shut down, forcing Mayor Chuck Shaheen to give everyone the rest of the day off. They wouldn't be back open for business until 8am Monday - that when repairs are expected to be completed and the cool air flowing again.
Neither rain, nor cold, nor sweltering heat can slow down C-130 workers on the Robins Air Force Base flight line. That’s the theory now that seven new weather shelters have been built. The structures protecting both aircraft and employees provide some comfort from those extreme conditions, and that in turn should lead to a step up in efficiency.
The Georgia Special Olympics will be holding their annual Master’s Bowling Tournament here in Warner Robins, and they’re looking for a few hundred volunteers to help. The event is scheduled to run from August 24th through the 26th. If you can lend a hand call 922-5100.
The Georgia Department of Labor sharing its latest statistics for the mid-state, and it wasn’t good news. The jobless rate jumped to 9.8 percent in June, that’s up 7 tenths of a percent from just the month before. In all, some 1,714 people are looking for jobs in Middle Georgia, according to the Labor Department figures.
And it’s a tale of two teams, Little league style. First, the Warner Robins 11-12 year old boys locked down another shut-out last night against Toccoa; they’ll play for the State Championship this evening at 7. Meanwhile the Georgia Champions softball girls from Bibb County had their Regonial game against North Carolina postponed last night due to weather.No word on a make-up time. Today they’ll take on Florida at 10 a.m. We’ll have all the action on AM 1350.
Congratulations to Bonaire Middle School seventh-grader Kaitlyn Rudziak, who took home a Silver medal from the national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competition. She won the award in the Entrepreneurship category, where she displayed a business plan for her own cupcake company. And its not her first big award either - earlier in the year she won the national Otis Spunkmeyer O-riginals Recipe Contest.