Warner Robins aims to preserve past with oral histories
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - Residents in Warner Robins are aiming to preserve the central Georgia city's relatively short history by collecting oral histories.
So far, more than 50 oral recordings have been captured on video as part of the Warner Robins Heritage Society's oral history project. More recordings are in the works.
A few of those already recorded include 91-year-old Jack A. Bell Sr., one of the first dentists to come to what is now Warner Robins; and state Rep. Willie Talton, one of the two first black Warner Robins police officers.
The heritage society on Wednesday will host a 70th Anniversary Pioneer Breakfast for residents of 50 years or more.
The event commemorates the renaming of Wellston to Warner Robins, which occurred on March 5, 1943.
Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com