Last summer while working in the archives at the Museum of Aviation, I ran across an old scrapbook from the 1950s. In the scrapbook were 36 articles from the Macon News that ran from April 10, 1955, through July 22, 1955. The series was about Robins Air Force Base and specifically the Warner Robins Air Materiel Area, now called the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, and numerous divisions of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.
Almost 200 people from different churches attended a prayer gathering in Warner Robins on July 9 to pray for grieving families and about national tensions following racially charged shootings in Texas, Minnesota and Louisiana.
The 2017 Miss Warner Robins Scholarship pageant is on tap for Saturday. Also held that night will be the Miss Warner Robins Outstanding Teen, Miss International City and Miss International City’s Outstanding Teen competitions.
Houston County summers have been attracting athletes for years to play Little League softball and baseball, Special Olympics Masters Bowling and Georgia Golden Olympics. More and more, Houston County is becoming a sports center for amateur athletics for ages 8 to 80-plus.
The son of two former Houston County residents is hospitalized in Fargo, N.D., as he fights Wilms’ Tumor, a rare kidney cancer. Friends in Warner Robins have organized a car show for July 23 to raise money for the family. The Leathernecks Motorcycle Club already has raised $3,000 to help the family with expenses.
Johnny Fells, a graduate of Northside High School and Columbia University, has been selected to receive the 2016 BioGENEius Hall of Fame Award. Fells, who graduated from Northside in 2009, currently works for Goldman-Sachs in New York City. He majored in industrial engineering at Columbia.
During dry spells like the one we’re having in Middle Georia, using water wisely is the goal — especially when it comes to irrigating turf. Most of our lawns do well with an inch of water per week. With that said, they also need to be watered deeply and infrequently. In most situation a couple times a week is sufficient.