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Housing market on the rise in Houston County


Recent numbers show the housing market is looking lucrative in Houston County.

"Warner Robins and Houston County continue to lead the region," Dale Washburn, a real estate broker and professor, says this is a positive indication for the Central Georgia economy. "Any time we hear houses are selling, that's good news."

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Lightning strike causes Houston County home to catch fire


It was actually lightning during that line of storms that caused a house fire near Perry Tuesday night.

The fire happened around 6 p.m. on Highway 41 in south Houston County.
Houston County fire crews worked the fire and Chief Jimmy Williams says the two-story home is a total loss.

No one was hurt.

He says the fire is out, but his crews will remain on scene for hours dousing hot spots.
This is the second time in a week a fire caused by a lighting strike destroyed a Houston County home.
That one happened off Birdie Drive in Bonaire.


Warner Robins man dies after car catches fire


A man died after losing control of his car on Hwy 96 in Warner Robins around 2 a.m. Saturday.

According to Houston County Coroner Daniel Galpin, 25-year-old Christopher Carter lost control of his car, rolled into an embankment and the car caught on fire.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.


Organizing Your Photos: Have A Plan

Organizing Your Photos: Have A Plan

Last week we shared that the first step in getting your photos (digital and print) more organized is to gather them all in one place. Now that your dining room table is covered in boxes of prints and your computer is busting at the seams with your huge My Pictures file, what you do now?

As with any good organizing project, you need to take a little time to make a plan. Diving in willy-nilly may seem like the way to get started but it can lead to overwhelm and exhaustion fairly quickly.  Take a moment to survey the photos you have before you.

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Warner Robins Police Department runs for Special Olympics


If you live in Houston County, you may have had some brightly-dressed company on the way to work Friday morning making their own commute.

Officers with the Warner Robins Police Department and the Houston County Sheriff's Office took part in a Special Olympics torch run.

They started in Perry around 8 a.m. at the Houston County Courthouse and made their way down Houston Lake Road.

They bolted down Feagin Mill Road before capping off their journey at the Warner Robins Police Department on Watson Boulevard.

John Wagner, assistant chief with the department, says it's a camaraderie-building tradition.

"We've had a really good bond with them. I've been doing this for... I've worked for the police department for 24 years and I believe I only missed one of them. This is something I enjoy doing. I take it personal, and a lot of our other folks do," says Wagner.

Robins Federal Credit Union Helps Perry High School Band Continue to Make Music

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union recently presented Perry High School with a $1,000 donation to the Marching Band. This donation will assist in purchasing new instruments for the band.

Robins Federal Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Federal currently provides financial services to over 160,000 members, with assets exceeding $2.0 billion. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the 16 counties Robins Federal serves.

Beginners motorcycle class to be held

Beginners motorcycle class to be held

Want to learn how to ride a motorcycle?

The Warner Robins Police Department's Traffic Division is holding a beginner's motorcycle safety course Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Georgia Technical College on the Warner Robins Campus, located at 80 Cohen Walker Drive, according to a news release.

Attendees will learn in a classroom and a parking lot, where they will learn motorcycle driving skills.