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New flight route allows Marines to fly closer to base

New flight route allows Marines to fly closer to base

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – A new approved flight training route will allow Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 to conduct local terrain flight operations in the airspace above and adjacent to the eastern, uninhabited part of the base.

The move could potentially result in savings in terms of man-hours, flight time and fuel cost. An estimated $300,000 per year can be saved based on training numbers and annual fuel rate costs taken per trip.

Pilots train during the year with terrain flights to remain current on certifications. Previously, these flights occurred through uninhabited areas near Thomaston, Ga., the Flint River and sites north of Atlanta at an altitude of 50 to 200 feet above the ground.

The flights also required two aircraft; one flying at a higher altitude, while a second flies at a lower altitude just above the trees. The helicopter flying higher essentially acts as a lookout for the second aircraft below.

Fall 2014 Citizen Police Academy

Fall 2014 Citizen Police Academy

Event: Fall 2014 Citizen Police Academy
Date/time: August 7th- October 23rd from 6PM-8PM
Location: Warner Robins Police Department Training Center212 Stalnaker Avenue, Warner Robins.

The Warner Robins Police Department is now registering for the Fall 2014 Citizen Police Academy.  This 12 week program gives participants a look into the responsibilities and challenges that face law enforcement officers.
You will learn about the hiring process, investigation divisions, SWAT team and how officers use force and firearms. Participants will get an inside look into some of the training police officers go through and have the opportunity to ride along with patrol officers on duty.
Classes are free and begin Thursday, August 7th from 6PM-8PM through October 23rd.  Participants do not have to be a citizen of Warner Robins to be in the Citizen Police Academy... Read More

New members elected to the Houston Board of Education

 

Houston County Board of Education now has two new members. Hoke Morrow took the seat for Post 6, while Bryan Upshaw won for Post 7.

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme has rolled out two new doughnuts inspired by popular Southern dishes.

The Southen Summer Classics offerings will be available through Sunday, Aug. 31 at participating locations. They include:

Banana Pudding
A moist shell doughnut filled with banana Kreme filling, topped with a yellow icing that hints of the flavors inside and a vanilla wafer topping

Job openings in Warner Robins

Job openings in Warner Robins

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Georgia Writers Museum hosts Amateur Writing Contest

Georgia Writers Museum hosts Amateur Writing Contest

The Georgia Writers Museum is accepting written work for their Creative Writing Contest.

Deadline to enter is August 15.

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Warner Robins listed among top affordable mortgage cities in South

Warner Robins listed among top affordable mortgage cities in South

Warner Robins is listed as one of the top 10 cities in the Midwest and South where "a median mortgage payment costs less than ten percent of a median income."

Warner Robins is one of two Georgia cities listed on Business Insiders' website for this honor, according to Zillow's research blog.

Read the full article to see what cities have the least mortgage affordability.