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Get smoke alarms now in Perry

Two dozen smoke alarms are available for needy Perry residents.

John Oxendine, Georgia’s insurance and safety fire commissioner, brought the smoke alarms to Perry on Friday as part of Operation Safe Home.

“Working smoke detectors more than double your chances of surviving a fire,” Oxendine said during a brief ceremony.

Perry Fire Chief Joel Gray said the donation of smoke alarms would help the community during rough economic times. Gray said he had to turn needy families away recently because the fire department had depleted its supply.

The smoke alarms are available at the Perry fire department, 1207 Washington St., Perry.

Golf tournament to benefit cancer foundation

Registration and sponsorships are being accepted for a four-man scramble benefitting the Joanna McAfee Childhood Cancer Foundation.

The Macy Easom Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, presented by Middle Georgia Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, will be held April 10 at the Southern Hills Golf Club in Hawkinsville, according to an event pamphlet. Lunch will be served at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

The deadline for sponsorships, which range from $150 to $1,000 is March 26. Advanced registration, which is $400 for a four-person team, is required for the golf tournament.

The tournament is being held in memory of Macy Michelle Easom, the daughter of Jeff and Angel Easom of Warner Robins. Macy died at age 5 from a rare form of liver cancer.

Foundation to hold annual golf tournament

The Nece Hopson Memorial Foundation Inc.’s eighth annual golf tournament is scheduled for March 27 at Waterford Golf Club in Bonaire. Lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m, and the shotgun start will be at 1 p.m.

Registration is $60 per player or $240 per team of four. For additional information, contact Henry Hopson Jr. at 953-9272 or or Dr. Alvin Chapman at 987-7863.

Government contractor to begin work on new office

Wyle, a government contractor that provides aerospace engineering and information technical services, will begin construction on its new Warner Robins office in the spring, the company announced last week.

The 20,000-square-foot facility will be located at 300 Park Place Drive across from the Museum of Aviation. The building’s construction will be done by Lowe Corporation, with support from SP Design Group. It is expected to open this summer, according to a news release.

The space will be an expansion from the company’s current facility, which serves the Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base.

— Staff reports