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Warner Robins City Attorney: Deal With Stan Martin to Perform Audit is Not Binding

Warner Robins City Attorney Jim Elliott says the city council's offer to hire former city clerk Stan Martin isn't specific enough to be a binding contract.

But he said the council has the authority to hire Martin for a study of city businesses practices and could make the deal official by making it more specific.

Elliott wrote an opinion on the legality of a contract between Martin and the City of Warner Robins.

Elliott wrote in the Oct. 1 letter to the mayor and council, "Several of you have asked for my legal opinion on the purported contract with Stan Martin. While there is very little case law directly on point, I have been able to find some relevant authority."

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Houston DA May Seek Death Penalty in Starved-Child Case

The Houston County District Attorney's office says it may seek the death penalty for a Warner Robins couple accused of starving their child to death.

Tuesday morning, a Houston County Grand Jury indicted 23-year-old Sade King and 25-year-old Williams Davis on charges of murder, child cruelty, and aggravated battery charges. That's according to a news release from the Houston County District Attorney's office.

 

On Sept. 11, medical crews found 2-year-old D'Shawn Davis starved to death inside his Tiffany Place home. Medics say they found the boy dead on the bedroom floor, clearly malnourished. He weighed 12 pounds, 6 six ounces.

 

Public defender Nick White says he's not surprised the DA's office asked for an indicted and the death penalty option for his client William Davis.

Warner Robins Man Appears on 'The Price is Right'

The price was right for a man from Warner Robins.

Thomas Nelson got the call to "come on down" during a recent taping of 'The Price Is Right'.

Nelson and his wife Janice were on vacation with family in Los Angeles, when they decided to attend the popular tv game show.

The retired Robins civil service worker says he never imagined his name would be selected.

Nelson properly bid on a bicycle, then had a chance to win a car but decided to take a $3,000 cash offer instead.

He says the experience was one he will long remember.

"The fifth person they called was called Thomas Nelson. Well, I never saw it," said Nelson. "My sister, my wife and my sister in law saw it and I looked down and said 'Oh no, that is me' and I said 'Oh Snap! That is me!'"

Nelson has already received the bicycle and is still awaiting the cash prize.

Warner Robins Woman Charged with Shooting at Ex-Boyfriend's House

Police say a Warner Robins woman has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault after a shooting Sunday night.

According to police, it happened at 6 p.m. in the 1300 block of Hartley Avenue.

Police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh said 39 year-old Bobbie Askew of Warner Robins went to the home of her former boyfriend and they had an argument.

Pugh said Askew went to her Dodge Durango and got a revolver.

According to police, Askew walked back inside the house and immediately began shooting.

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Houston Roads Open, Drivers Should Use Caution

Houston County EMA says the following roads are are now open, after they were closed Sunday night because of high water levels.

  • Feagin Mill Road at Turtle Creek
  • Butten Drive at Chilton Place
  • Highway 41 at Sandefur Road
  • Peacock Drive between Corder Road and Watson Blvd.
  • First Street and Watson Blvd.
  • Lake Joy Road and Sandefur Road

The EMA warns drivers should still be careful in these areas and watch for standing water on the roadway.

Houston Superintendent Says Kohl's Dispute Settled

Houston County's school superintendent says a dispute over a visit by a special-needs school group to a local Kohl's store was just miscommunication.

A Bonaire Middle School teacher last week sent out an email to parents, co-workers and others saying the special-needs students were "devastated and humiliated" when a manager turned them away from the Kohl's on Watson Boulevard last Thursday.

The teacher wrote that the group, with several students and three adults, often drops into the store as a learning exercise.

But the manager told the group that store employees were doing inventory that day and were too busy to help the group. Several parents contacted 13WMAZ about the incident.

On Monday, Houston County superintendent Robin Hines called it a "lapse in communication."

"They were sorry about it, and we were sorry about it."

My Teacher is Tops

One Houston County teacher is opening up the books and having her students dive right in.

Shelley Shillcutt of Westside Elementary School is no stranger to flipping through the pages of learning. She says for the past 12 years, reading has taken her students to the next chapter of their lives.

"What we're doing here in elementary school has an impact on them, not just today, but for the rest of their lives," she said.

She's impacted at least two fifth-graders who say she's the best. Jelicia Campbell and Jacob Lifsey teamed up to nominate Shillcutt as a top teacher.

"We love her like she's our second mom at school," said Campbell reading the letter she and Lifsey wrote to 13WMAZ.

The pair says their teacher goes above and beyond any ordinary textbook.

"She will ask us what kind of books we like and she'll order books for us to read," said Lifsey.