Community briefs

June 26, 2013 

Little League seeks volunteers for tournaments

Volunteers are needed for this year’s Little League Baseball and Softball Southeastern Regional tournaments, according to a news release.

The softball tournament will be July 25-29 and baseball will be Aug. 2-9. Both tournaments will be held at Little League Southeast Park in Warner Robins.

The tournaments will need volunteers to be stadium ushers, gift shop and concession stand workers, parking attendants and more.

A meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 9 inside Southeastern Region Headquarters, 439 Snellgrove Dr., for those interested in volunteering.

People interested must complete a volunteer application and provide a copy of a government-issued ID. These two items are required to volunteer during the tournaments. A standard criminal background check also is required.

For additional information, contact the region headquarters at 987-7227 or Assistant Region Director Matt Weber by email at

Houston elections board to consider voting location changes

The Houston County Board of Elections will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at its office in the Houston County Government Building, 801 Main St., Perry. The meeting’s agenda includes proposed changes in the voting location for those in the Bonaire Elementary School (BON) and Kathleen (KATH) voting precincts. Anyone who would like to comment on the proposed change is asked to contact the Board of Elections at 987-1973 before the meeting.

Warner Robins man publishes book

A Warner Robins man has published a book called “The Power of Confession.”

Charlton T. Johnson’s book focuses on how individuals can discover their power within to change their lives based on the will of God, according to a news release.

“Readers will learn that it is their words that manifest what they require rather than what they desire,” the release states. “This creative power and ability that they possess through the tongue was inherited from the Creator Himself.”

Johnson, an ordained elder, is president and CEO of C.T. Johnson Ministries, International and former Internet radio host of “The Empowering Word,” which aired on Universal Christian Radio.

The book, published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, is available in bookstores nationwide.

Warner Robins woman holds book signing

A Warner Robins author will sign her book at an event at the Macon Mall Friday.

Paranda Williams is author of “Be My Heart,” which “takes Scripture and composes a personsal conversation between you and God, fortifying his divine plan,” a news release states. The book addresses struggles facing women today, including death, divorce and finding a mate.

The book signing will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the upstairs Macy’s Community Room.

Applications available for Miss Peach Blossom pageant

Applications are now being accepted for the Miss Peach Blossom pageant, which will be held Aug. 17 in Hawkinsville. The pageant is comprised of the following levels: Baby (0-23 months), Tiny (ages 2-3), Little (4-6), Young (7-9), Junior (10-12), Teen (13-16) and Miss (17-24). Contestant number is determined by the order applications are received. The pageant is a fundraiser for the Miss Georgia Peach Scholarship Pageant. For more information, email, call 923-3846 or visit the Facebook page at Peach Blossom Pageant. The deadline to enter is Aug. 10.

Warner Robins Newcomers installs new officers

The Warner Robins Newcomers installed its new officers at a meeting May 8. Co-presidents for 2013-14 are Janet Peters and Sandy Whipple, vice president is Paulette Helfers, treasurer is Betty Vannier, and secretaries are Gail Moreno and Linda Graham. The Carolyn Prince Award, which is named for one of the Newcomers’ founders and awarded for outstanding service to the club, was given to Helfers. The Warner Robins Newcomers meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Flint Energies on Ga. 96 in Warner Robins. Longtime residents and new residents are welcome.

-- Staff reports

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