Warner Robins, Georgia
The Warner Robins personal injury lawyers at the Mann Law Firm have, for over 50 years, helped individuals in Warner Robins, GA whose lives have been affected by the negligent actions of others. EDIMGIAFAD. Second largest US Aviation Museum. Little League legacy. No parking meters. Miss America winner. Only beautiful Warner Robins can lay claim to this unique combination. Just 16 miles south of Macon, the former hamlet of Wellston now boasts over 67,000 residents and one of Georgia’s most progressive communities. And the secret is out. In 2009 and 2010, Business Week magazine named Warner Robins the best place in Georgia in which to raise a family, while in 2012, CNN Money ranked Warner Robins at number 7 on its Best Places To Live list for America’s best small cities. Starting out as peanut patches and cornfields, the area exploded in popularity and population when it was chosen as the site for an Army Air Corps Depot. In 1940, the depot was named in honor of the Air Force’s “father of logistics” Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins and, three years later, the new community of Warner Robins was officially chartered and incorporated. Robins Air Force Base is the largest industrial complex in Georgia, covering more than 6,934 acres. It has Georgia’s largest runway, measuring 12,000 feet long by 300 feet wide with two 1,000-foot overruns. It is also home to one of only three Air Force Air Logistics Centers in the country. Nestled on 51 acres next to Robins AFB is the second largest museum in the United States Air Force, the Museum of Aviation. This museum is now the fourth most visited museum in the Department of Defense, with nearly 13 million visitors since it opened in 1984. A place of education and inspiration, the museum features free admission, the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame, and 85 historic U.S. Air Force aircraft. The military history of the area led a local civic leader to coin the phrase EDIMGIAFAD, which is an acronym for “Every Day In Middle Georgia Is Armed Forces Appreciation Day.” There is now movement to take that sentiment nationwide. The cultural diversity of the Warner Robins community is such that the city adopted the slogan “Georgia’s International City” in 1968. Fully credited by the Georgia Certified City Program, Warner Robins has a record of fine schools – and those schools have produced some great athletes. To date, Warner Robins is the only Little League to have won both a baseball and a softball Little League title. In 2010, Warner Robins beat out 18 cities in six states to be named the headquarters for Little League Baseball and Softball’s Southeastern Region. Little League Southeast Park now serves as the administrative center for Little League Baseball and Softball activities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The city also can lay claim to state football championships, national football championships, college stars and NFL players. Northside High School was crowned State Champion in 2006, 2007 and 2014, while rival Warner Robins High School won National Championships in 1976 and 1981 as well as four State Championships. Ben Smith, Abry Jones, James Brooks and Eddie Anderson are just a few of the professional football players who were born in Warner Robins. And a contest of a different sort also boasts a native. Miss America 2016, Betty Cantrell, was born in Warner Robins, is a student at Mercer University and is the first Miss Georgia to win the competition since 1958. A former train depot turned visitor center also calls Warner Robins home. Now on the National Register of Historic Sites, the E. L. Greenway Welcome Center anchors “depot row” and sits next to Mildred’s Country Store (full of local antiques). The property is capped off by Southern Railroad caboose X556 from 1971 and the Elberta Train Depot, which is soon to be a heritage center. Four championship golf courses, 12 parks and the Wellston Walking Trail, the International City Fall Festival and restaurants catering to foodies and regulars alike all offer excellent opportunities to play and eat. In the off chance that anyone should need further incentive to visit this thriving spot of modern Southern living, the official website for the area reminds visitors that there are more than 1,000 retail businesses throughout the city limits and that, “since infancy, there have never been any parking meters in Warner Robins.” There’s a lot to love about Warner Robins. Whatever you do here, and however you enjoy the city, it’s our mission at the Mann Law Firm to help you do it safely and to protect your rights if someone has harmed you. The next time you have a question about car accidents, bike accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, premises liability, work injury, wrongful death or any personal injury, give us a call.