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Sen. Staton Named to Influential Committees

Sen. Cecil Staton (R-Macon) has been appointed to several influential committees for the 2011-2012 Term by the Senate Committee on Assignments. Sen. Staton will serve as vice chair of the Transportation Committee and will serve on the appropriations, finance, rules, reapportionment and banking committees.

On the Appropriation Committee, Sen. Staton will chair the sub-committee for higher education, a Senate Press Office release says.

 “I am pleased to have been asked to chair the sub-committee of Appropriations for Higher Education,” Sen. Staton said. “Higher education is the crown jewel of Georgia and makes an enormous difference in the lives of Georgians and the prosperity of our state. I intend to work with Governor Deal and members of the General Assembly to protect the Hope Scholarship program for future generations.”

Regarding his other assignment, Sen. Staton said he is proud to serve on committee handling some of Georgia’s most important issues.

Local Bank Sponsors Toys for Tots Drive

Robins Federal Credit Union is currently collecting donations for Toys for Tots at branches in the following counties - Baldwin, Bibb, Clarke, Houston, Jones, Monroe and Peach.

Unwrapped toys for children ages birth-14 may be dropped off at these branch locations between now and Dec. 15.

For more information, call Megan Allen at 478-923-3773.

Chamber to Host 21st Annual Dinner

This year, instead of a speaker, The Grapevine Band will perform after the Annual Dinner program. Cocktails and silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. dinner will begin.