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Houston County leaders say "No" to T-SPLOST


Houston County's leaders expressed staunch opposition to another vote on a transportation sales tax, or T-SPLOST.

The commissioners along with Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms, Centerville Mayor John Harley and School Superintendent Mark Scott said voters already said "no" on the 2012 ballot.

The commissioners passed a resolution formally stating their opinion at Tuesday's meeting.

That's after six counties in the 11 county region said they want to put the question up for a vote again.

Chairman Tommy Stalnaker said another penny-on-the-dollar would bring the sales tax from seven to eight cents, and that's too much.

He said, "The other thing that I have also heard about the potential of a regional T-SPLOST is the 10 year time frame. There is some real concerns when you pass a tax and lock people in for 10 years on that sales tax."

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Patriotic Themed Houston Co. Water Tower


Houston County wants everyone to know they support the military. Soon, even one of their water towers will sport that message.

Commissioners agreed Tuesday to paint the water tower on Highway 96, just west of Houston County High School, in patriotic print.

It will be striped with red, white and blue. It will have the acronym for Every Day In Middle Georgia Is Armed Forces Appreciation Day painted on the stem.

Houston Co. teacher in remission, returns to class


A Houston County teacher, who was diagnosed with cancer in January, is now in remission.

We reported back in April on Crystal Wisecup.

Now she's returned to Thomson Middle School and says the idea of getting back to her students pushed her every day to get better.

Students get right to business after stepping through Wisecup's door, solving the math problems she has written on the board.

"It's rough some days, but I wouldn't trade it," Wisecup says.

Wisecup was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma-- type of blood cancer that affects the immune system.

A first-year teacher, she had to leave early to begin chemotherapy.

"I'm in full remission," Wisecup smiles. "But I still have to get scans every three months."

Warner Robins soup kitchen celebrates 25th year


For 25 years people have been able to get a hot meal in Warner Robins at the First United Methodist Church's soup kitchen.

At the 25th anniversary, 13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo found the celebration was more about a volunteer who's been there since day one.

Cynthia Parker says it all started in 1990.

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Warner Robins woman suspected of stealing $1 million


UPDATE: Capt. John Holland says Maria Trenam may have stolen as much as $1.4 million from a Warner Robins business.

He said they're still investigating how she did it and what she did with the money.

But he said investigators suspect the theft started soon after she started working for Warner Robins Surgical Associates in April 2011.

He called her "a trusted employee." The alleged theft came to light after doctors complained of discrepancies in their accounts.

The more investigators looked into the case, he said,the more missing money they found.

The business is located at 1701 Watson Blvd.

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A Warner Robins woman is suspected of stealing more than $1 million from the company she worked for.

Warner Robins man on death row re-sentenced to life in prison


A Warner Robins man, who has been on death row for murder since the late 70s, will now serve life in prison.

This comes after two different mental examinations, more than 20 years apart, that reveal Roger Collins is mentally retarded, as stated in court.

In 1977, when he was 18-years-old, Collins was indicted for rape and malice murder, after beating Delores Lester to death with a car jack.