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Some say it has been a defining characteristic of the City of Warner Robins for years – aggressive annexation. Well, at last night’s City Council meeting Mayor Chuck Shaheen stated that the years of rapid expansion of the city’s borders may be coming to an end. The Mayor told council that the municipality is reaching the boundaries of its state mandated service delivery area. The city will instead concentrate on incorporating existing “islands” within its existing limits. And in other council business, a nearly 28 million dollar contract approved for the expansion of the Sandy Run waste water treatment plant, that’s down about a million dollars from previous estimates.
The Warner Robins American Little League boys taking care of business yesterday as they defeated the team from Alabama in the South East Regional Tournament by a score of 4 to 1. With the victory, the Georgia boys move on to face Virginia Wednesday in the semifinals. We’ll have that game live on AM 1350 at 6 pm.
A local non-profit organization dedicated to helping provide needy family with decent, affordable housing got a little help of its own, as Publix Super Markets Charities has awarded a $7,500 grant to Houston County Habitat for Humanity. And it’s been a successful partnership… since 2003 Publix Charities has awarded Houston Habitat ten annual grants totaling $51,000.
Remember that big push at the end of July spearheaded by the Warner Robins Housing Authority to put school supplies in the hands of needy kids? Well, we now have word that the “Back to School Bash” served over 1500 children. In addition to school supplies and backpacks, the Authority and its volunteer partner organizations also provided gift cards, books, and haircuts, among other items, free of charge.