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Robins Financial Credit Union Helps to Create More Miracles

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Financial recently presented the Children’s Miracle Network with a $22,200 donation.

Robins Financial hosted Miracle May where several events took place to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network. All branch locations hosted fundraisers such as bake sales, various raffles and sold icons on Miracle Fridays. A social media contest was held where $1 was donated for each new like or follower, and employees purchased Children’s Miracle Network shirts and were able to wear them during the month.

At Robins Financial, we believe it’s important to maintain a positive image in the community and give back whenever possible.  Supporting the Children’s Miracle Network helps inspire kids and give them the strength and support to overcome whatever they may be facing.

Macon-Bibb, Warner Robins ‘Meet in the Middle’ for Great American Cleanup

You start walking your way, I start walking mine. We’ll meet in the middle, ‘neath that old Georgia Pine. We’ll both gain a lot, if we each give a little. Ain’t no road too long, if we meet in the middle!”

Mayor Robert Reichert used the words from that song to kick off the first ‘Meet in the Middle’ cleanup for the Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful and Keep Warner Robins Beautiful Commissions. In April, the two organizations, the Mayors from each, and more than 100 volunteers came to the county line on Highway 247 to pick up trash and talk about keeping our communities clean…together!

You can see more from the event in this MaconBibbTV feature.

Hundreds attend kickoff of “Live Well in Maconga” wellness initiative

On Wednesday, June 8, the Macon-Bibb County Human Resources Department held its first “Live Well in Maconga” Wellness Fair for its employees, and more than 450 employees attended were able to learn about the new wellness program and ways in which their entire families can live healthier lives.

Throughout the day, they visited 25 different health and wellness vendors; get free biometric screenings (blood pressure, height, weight, and body mass); participate in seminars on surviving the heat, how to prevent chronic disease, the Zika Virus, budgeting, and more; sample healthy food and learn how to cook them; and see fitness demonstrations.

To find out which people and departments won that day’s prizes,
and to see pictures from the exciting day, click here.

Student leaders learn about airport’s economic impact

For most people, the first thing that comes to mind when they think of an airport…is flying! But the operations at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport (MCN) go much further than that. In April, students in Macon-Bibb’s GCAPS (Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students) leadership cohort visited the Airport to learn about its history and economic impact on the entire region.

Companies such as Boeing, Bombardier, Haeco, and Yulista have all set up shop at MCN to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul for everything from small private planes to commercial liners to military aircraft. It’s those services that keep the airport running, and supporting our local economy.

Click here to watch a MaconBibbTV feature on the students’ visit
to MCN to learn about the economic impact.

EMA, Animal Welfare want to help keep your pets safe

June is National Pet Preparedness Month, and Macon-Bibb County’s Emergency Management Agency and Animal Welfare Department want you to take steps now to make sure your pets are safe during an emergency or severe weather. To learn how to prepare your pets for emergencies, check out the the guides from FEMA or GEMA.

“Pets are part of our families, and it’s just as important for people to have a plan for them as it is for their husbands, wives, and children” says EMA Director Spencer Hawkins. “June is especially important for us in Middle Georgia as we face extremely hot temperatures and the threat of severe weather and even tornadoes. We want to make sure people know what to do with their pets in all conditions.”

Macon-Bibb names Student Leadership Award recipient

At the June 7 Commission Meeting, Macon-Bibb County named and honored the 2015-2016 recipient of the Bert Bivins, III Student Leadership Award, which is given to a member of Macon-Bibb’s Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS) cohort. This year’s recipient is Sharrieff Muhammad, a recent graduate of the Georgia Cyber Academy and the first homeschool student to participate in the program.

“We have observed his work among his peers; we have noticed his creativity we appreciate his participation, his punctuality, and that he is a natural leader,” says Charles Coney, Macon-Bibb’s Assistant County Manager.

To read more about the Mr. Muhammad, the Award, and GCAPS, click here.

 

Commission making way for Brewpubs

Macon-Bibb is getting its first-ever brewpubs (Piedmont Brewing and Ocmulgee Brewpub), and the Commission updates its Code of Ordinances so they could operate. Details on licensing and fees can be found be by copying and pasting this link into your browser: http://www.boarddocs.com/ga/maconbibb/Board.nsf/files/AAKLVB52A67C/$file/6-7-2016 - Ord Amending Ch 4 of Code to Provide for Brewpubs.pdf.

“Part of revitalizing Downtown Macon-Bibb is to make it easier for new businesses to open and thrive,” says Mayor Robert Reichert. “With the national trend of people looking for ways to enjoy locally made craft beer and the success of the our first local brewery, the Macon Beer Company, it’s only natural that we make sure businesses like Piedmont Brewing and Ocmulgee Brewpub have a place in our community.”