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Locan Credit Union Accepting Scholarship Applications

Locan Credit Union Accepting Scholarship Applications

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union is now accepting applications for the 2013 Most Excellent Senior Team (MEST) Scholarship.

Five high school seniors will be awarded a four year, $4,000.00 scholarship. The deadline to apply is noon on Friday, March 22nd. Guidelines and applications may be found on Robins Federal Credit Union’s website, www.robinsfcu.org, or picked up at any of Robins Federal Credit Union’s 19 branch locations.

Robins Federal Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Federal currently provides financial services to over 145,000 members, with assets exceeding $1.8 billion. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the 16 counties Robins Federal serves.

Local School Districts Oppose Bill for Guns in Schools

Many agree that keeping schools safe is a top priority, but opinions differ when it comes to how to do that.

State Representative Paul Battles from Cartersville says giving firearms to administrators would help protect students.

He pre-filed a bill that would give each school district the choice to arm and train administrators.

Battles says, "No classroom teacher would be permitted, not a coach, or anyone. It has to be an administrator. After selected by the school board, they would be required to go through the same training as any other peace officer would, and that is doing all the background checks, evaluations, the carry permit, and then would have to go through the mandated peace officers' course."

Houston Superintendent Robin Hines says if legislators pass the bill, his district won't be on board.

Telegraph's Publisher Leaving to Head United Way

Telegraph publisher George McCanless is leaving the newspaper next month to head to the United Way of Central Georgia.

That's according to a news release from the United Way.

McCanless will become president and CEO of the local United Way. The agency serves local charities in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Macon, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington and Wilkinson counties.

He replaces Ron Watson, who retires at the end of 2012 after 28 years as president and CEO.

McCanless has been the Telegraph's publisher since 2008. The newspaper credits him with guiding the partnership with Mercer University that created the new Center for Collaborative Journalism.

The United Way's statement:

Juliette Resident Makes Macon State Dean's List

Juliette Resident Makes Macon State Dean's List

Macon State announces the 2012 summer semester President’s and Dean’s lists. Students on the President's List have a grade point average of at least 3.8 while taking a course load of at least nine semester hours. The Dean's List includes students who have at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking a course load of at least nine credit hours.

Here are the President's List students, listed by city of residence (the Dean’s List follows):

Senator Cecil Staton to Visit K B Sutton for Constitution Day

Senator Cecil Staton to Visit K B Sutton for Constitution Day

In celebration of Constitution Day, Georgia's 5th grade youth at KB Sutton Elementary School awill receive a visit from Senator Cecil Staton.

That's according to a Georgia Federation of Republican Women news release.

He's expected to visit around 9:30 a.m. on September 17.

Royal Celebration Dance to Raise Funds for Jay's HOPE Foundation

Royal Celebration Dance to Raise Funds for Jay's HOPE Foundation

On Saturday, September 8, your kids can attend a dance at a castle complete with princesses right here in Monroe County. 

The event, at Banks Stephens Middle School gymnasium, features dancing, finger foods, crafts. 

Tickets are $10 each and all proceeds benefit go to Jay's HOPE Foundation.

You can purchase tickets at West Mane Salon, the Monroe County Reporter, Monroe County Bank, The Farmers' Bank.

The event is from 7-9 on September 8.

All kids should be accompanied by an adult. Wear church or formal attire.