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Man robs Warner Robins hotel

Warner Robins police are looking for the man who robbed a hotel early Saturday.

They say it happened around 2:10 a.m. at Executive Inn at 2079 Watson Boulevard.

Officers found that the man got in by breaking a window.

The hotel video shows the robber following the clerk into the office, shoving the clerk aside and then taking cash from the register. Then he drops some cash and turns around the pick it up.

According to a police news release, the robber was 30 to 35 years old and weighed about 180 pounds.

No one was injured.

Anyone with information on the case can call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME or Detective Brett Rozier at 478-302-5380.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at Perry rally


Ted Cruz’s 40 minute rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry this afternoon offered a quick look at the three things he deemed most important: jobs, freedom and our security.

He first drew attention to the importance of economic stimulation for small businesses.

4th graders participate in 'Day at the Museum'

At the Museum of Aviation Thursday, students from 20 Elementary schools in Houston County displayed products and performances they've created. It's part of the annual Day at the Museum of Gifted and Talented Education, or GTE. Students acted as museum curators and took folks on tours of their creations.

Steakburger, frozen custard restaurant opening in Warner Robins

Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is coming to Warner Robins.

The 1940s & 50s-themed fast-food joint will be located at 678 Lake Joy Road, near the junction of Lake Joy Road and Highway 96. One-hundred customers will be able to sit inside the restaurant or order at the drive-thru window.

A press release states it should be open by summer.

Cantrell Center to hold 5K for Miss America charity

More than 78 million U-S adults are considered obese.

That's according to a study from the Journal of American Medicine. But one Central Georgia wellness center is working to combat that statistic. The Cantrell Center in Warner Robins is hosting their Run to Lose 5K and Fun Run this weekend.

Mike Cantrell, the owner of the Cantrell Center and Miss America Betty Cantrell's dad, said the 5K would benefit the Miss America Charity, which is the Children's Miracle Network.

The Run to Lose 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and the one-mile fun run starts at 9:15 a.m.

Warner Robins takes next step in redevelopment plan

Warner Robins' Redevelopment Agency says it's one step closer to bringing more business to the city with a special tax district. 

Off Watson Boulevard, the once-booming Commercial Circle shopping center now looks a little more like a ghost town. 

But Gary Lee, executive director of the Warner Robins Redevelopment Agency says a tax allocation district will change that. 

"This is an opportunity for us to grow and stimulate the revitalization of our downtown area," says Lee.

In a special called meeting Tuesday, the agency agreed to sign a contract with the "Urbanish" company.

They manage tax allocation districts.