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Former Perry police chief dies

Former Perry police Chief George A. Potter died Wednesday afternoon after battling an illness for several years.

He was Perry's chief of police from 1996 to 2006, when the fire and police departments merged.

He was then named head of the department of public safety in 2006

He was 65.

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Job Openings in Warner Robins

Job Openings in Warner Robins

Location:         Warner Robins

Pay:                 depends on experience

Education:       some college

Job Number:    GA8211674

The position requires a one year certificate from a college or technical school in an electromechanical or related field and/or one year of related experience in quality control testing or electrical panel wiring; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Title:          Para-Professional Health Service Tech.

Location:          Warner Robins

Pay:                 $8.25 per hour

Central Georgia Weather Watches and Warnings

Central Georgia Weather Watches and Warnings

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for portions of middle GA for this afternoon.

Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Dodge, Hancock, Houston, Jones, Laurens, Macon, Peach, Pulaski, Taylor, Telfair, Twiggs, Treutlen, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Wilkinson counties are in a Heat Advisory beginning today at 12pm through 8pm.

A Heat Advisory means a period of dangerous heat is expected. Hot temperatures mixed with high humidity creates high heat index values. Heat index values will likely reach near 105° this afternoon.

Ferguson forum tearing down preconceived notions.

The events in Ferguson have opened up dialogues nationwide. Wednesday night in Warner Robins, one pastor brought that conversation to Central Georgia.

13 WMAZ was at a forum directed at helping African Americans shatter preconceived notions they have about law enforcement and their rights.

"You have a right to remain silent. You're innocent until proven guilty. It's their job to prove that you're guilty," Pastor Troy Wynn said.

He says it's impossible to control the actions of police officers if you get stopped, so the best thing to do is be respectful and be educated.

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Local pastors discuss Ferguson, police, race

As the national spotlight shines on tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, a local pastor facilitated a discussion on confrontations between citizens and police and race relations in central Georgia.

Tuesday, 10 pastors from Warner Robins, Macon and Fort Valley gathered around one table.

They discussed their responsibilities as religious leaders to build better relationships between their congregations and law enforcement.

They also talked about the perceptions among young people, especially minorities, of police officers.

"What can we learn from the events in Ferguson?" Pastor Wynn asks, opening the discussion.

These individuals came together not just as church leaders, but also community leaders, as they emphasized the importance of leading by example.

Mellow Mushroom to celebrate 40th anniversary with 1974 prices

Mellow Mushroom to celebrate 40th anniversary with 1974 prices

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Mellow Mushroom is celebrating its 40th birthday Wednesday by offering some items on its menu at 1974 prices.

The restaurant, which was founded in Atlanta by Georgia Tech students, says on its Facebook page that it is celebrating with a Way Out Wednesday Party.

As part of the celebration, one customer will win a trip to Amsterdam.

Air Force veteran wins home giveaway

Myrna Segy won the home on Kensington Circle through a giveaway Bank of America and Nehemiah Corporation hosted.

To apply, Central Georgia veterans wrote essays about their time in service and how getting the house would help their family.

Segy joined the Air Force in 2001 at age 18 and worked in security forces.

"When 9/11 occured, I was actually chosen to give security to the president when he came to our base in Louisiana. After that I got sent to Turkey," Segy said.

Segy was also deployed to Iraq.

She left the military in 2004 due to illness.

"I developed Lupus and Rheumatoid arthritis and I've been dealing with PTSD," she said, "I worked in the armory on an international base so, you're on call all the time. I obviously couldn't respond as well, so I had to leave the military."