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Bonaire woman wins St. Jude Dream Home


A Bonaire woman is the winner of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.

Shannon Glover of Kathleen won the house on Houston Lake Country Club in Warner Robins located at 155 Harner Road on hole number six of the golf course.

The house is valued at $400,000, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Central Georgia. raised over $700,000 for St. Jude kids.


Devasko Lewis sentenced to life without parole


A judge sentenced Devasko Lewis Thursday morning to life without parole plus 10 years consecutive.

This is according to Don Bibler of the Houston County District attorney's office.

Last year, Lewis was charged with murder, felony murder, aggravated battery and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder for hiring a hit man to kill his former co- worker Corey Daniels.

However the hit man killed the wrong man and ended up killing Daniels' nephew, Kerry Glenn.

Warner Robins group petitions for chickens


Members of a Warner Robins organization in support of urban chicken keeping presented City Council members with a petition to allow hens in their own backyard.

For the past few meetings, people have stood up in their yellow shirts and urged the councilmen to support an ordinance that will make owning chickens at home legal.

Members of the organization CLUCK, or "Citizens Lobbying for Urban Chicken Keeping," showed 400 signatures to the councilmen.

Right now, CLUCK's proposal to the city would allow four to eight hens, but no roosters, and they have to be fenced in.

They also would need to be 100 feet away from any neighbors.

Warner Robins Police Department opens firing range to public


Every third Saturday of the month, the Warner Robins Police Department opens their firing range to the public.

13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo went out to see why the department and the public think it's a good way to safely get practice in.

Gunshots are all you hear every third Saturday of the month at the Warner Robins Police Department's training facility, but the shots aren't coming from police officers.

Captain John Clay is the training commander for the police department he says, "We open our firing range, both the pistol and the rifle side for citizens to come out and shoot."

Clay says there's not many firing ranges around central Georgia, so, they offer their facility to the public once a month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Work backlog at Houston Co. clerk's office


Houston County officials say the state court clerk has not been to work in over a month, due to health issues.

They say her sporadic attendance over several months has caused work to pile up and could be costing the county.

County commissioners say the absence is preventing the state court from running effectively.

State court clerk, Kendra Simons, says she would be at work if she was physically able.

The four other clerks are crunching, going through files and taking care of stacks of papers that had fallen by the wayside.

"The clerk's office has gotten behind due to a manpower shortage," says Houston County state court judge, Jason Ashford.

Tuesday afternoon this sign was posted on the clerk's office door saying "closed per judge Ashford until further notice."

Guilty verdict in Houston County contract killing trial


A guilty verdict for a man who hired a hit-man to kill someone.

Devasko Lewis was found guilty on five charges Friday afternoon, which include malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery and one count of conspiracy to commit murder. Last year, prosecutors said Lewis hired Jamarcus Clark to kill a partner in his trucking company, Corey Daniels. However in a case of mistaken identity, the hit-man ended up killing the wrong man, Kerry Glenn.

Daniels told police he believed Lewis wanted to harm him because he planned to testify against Lewis in a separate federal case. The two had been indicted for a scam involving their trucking company.

Robins Federal Credit Union to host free shredding event


Robins Federal Credit Union is hosting a free community shred day event Wednesday and Thursday.

The event will take place at the following credit union locations:

Wednesday

  • 9 a.m. to noon, 803 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 599 Zebulon Road, Macon

Thursday

  • 9 a.m. to noon, 960 Bluebird Blvd., Fort Valley
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 321 Perry Pkwy., Perry