Community briefs

November 20, 2013 

Early voting dates set for runoff elections

Early voting for the Warner Robins runoff elections has been set for Friday and Monday-Nov. 27, according to a news release from Elections Superintendent Kathy Cummings.

The runoff elections are Dec. 3 for the mayoral race -- between Randy Toms and Joe Musselwhite -- and the Post 1, at-large, council race -- between incumbent Councilman Mike Daley and Mayor Chuck Shaheen.

All registered voters are eligible to vote in the runoff, regardless of whether they voted in the general election.

Early voting is held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at City Hall. To find out in which precinct to vote Dec. 3, visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s website,, or call City Hall at 478-929-1111.

Meanwhile, Wednesday is the last day of early voting for the runoff election in Byron. Alan Dorsey and Rick Knowles will face each other for the City Council Post 5 seat. Incumbent Mark Waters was the odd man out in the general election. Early voting is being held 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Byron Municipal Complex.

Book fair Saturday to benefit Reading on My Mind

A book fair Saturday in Warner Robins will benefit Reading on My Mind Inc., a literacy nonprofit that provides free books to individuals who would not have access otherwise.

The book fair will be held 1-6 p.m. Saturday at Books-A-Million, located at 2620 Watson Blvd. Reading on My Mind Inc. will receive a percentage of the sales of books purchased during that time.

In addition, from Thursday until Dec. 17, customers may purchase children’s books at Books-A-Million that will be donated to charity.

Reading on My Mind Inc. delivers books to places including soup kitchens, VA centers, Meals on Wheels homes and hospitals, among others.

-- Staff reports

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