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Radio operators train for emergencies


Being in the dark is a situation many Central Georgians find themselves in each year.

Storms, fires, tornadoes and ice can also knock out communication. That's where The Central Georgia Amateur Radio Club and the Middle Georgia Radio Association come in.

The clubs held their annual Field Day operating event on Sunday in Warner Robins.

When a disaster strikes and power is out, communication is important. And if cell phone towers are down, Mike Cook says radio operators help keep people in touch.

"When communications are down for instance a tornado or something where there are no cell towers because they've been blown down or something like that, then we can communicate with law enforcement and hospitals," Cook said. "We can get ambulances and things like that."

Camp combines golf and art in Warner Robins


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Some things naturally go together: peanut butter and jelly, Bonnie and Clyde, and spaghetti and meatballs.

But sometimes you can break the mold and really cool things happen. The Junior Strokes camp in Warner Robins is an example.

13-year old Rylee Hancock doesn't consider herself a scratch golfer, but this is her second year taking a swing at an unusual experience.

"There's never a dull moment," Rylee said with a smile.

The two guys that came up with this camp concept make sure it's fun. Aaron Munn and Jarred Reneau grew up together. Reneau is the head pro at the International City Golf Club.

Autopsy: no signs of abuse in infant death


The Houston County coroner said an autopsy Friday found no signs of abuse or illness in the death of a Warner Robins 3-month-old.


Coroner Danny Galpin said the autopsy could not immediately determine a cause of death and further testing will take several months.



The child was found dead Wednesday morning at a home in the 100 block of Delaware Avenue in Warner Robins.


3-month-old found dead in Warner Robins


A three-month-old infant was found dead Wednesday morning around 8:15 at a home in the 100 block of Delaware Avenue in Warner Robins.

The investigation has been turned over to the Houston County Juvenile Division, according to a press release, and an autopsy has been scheduled.

Details on this case will not be available until the results are in, the release states.


Early voting underway in District 146 race


125 people cast ballots Monday on the first day of early voting in the House District 146 race.

Shaw Blackmon, Kelly Burke, and Larry Walker III want to succeed Larry O'Neal. O'Neal stepped down to take a judgeship.

Early voting is at the Houston County Board of Elections Office on Main Street in Perry this week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Next week, voters can cast ballots at the Board of Elections Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2.

Election day is Tuesday, July 14.


New Houston County development will make voting easier


The Old Houston Mall is getting a major overhaul.

Thanks to a partnership between county and city leaders, part of the renovated space will become a new voting precinct. Those involved hope this will make voting easier.

Part of the old mall is serving a new purpose.

"Move it toward a mega-precinct," says Andy Holland with the Houston County Board of Elections.

The new location will allow voters to go to the same place to vote in both city and county elections.

"We like the idea of having the voters only have to go to one place," he says. "After these changes are adopted, everybody above Watson Boulevard, if you vote at the mall, that's going to be your precinct for all elections."

The space was originally bought by Houston Healthcare to use exclusively by the hospital, but it expanded to serve more of Houston County.

Warner Robins church raises money with afternoon tea


All Saints Episcopal Church in Warner Robins is keeping its fundraising tradition alive for the 18th year.

The church hosted its annual English afternoon tea fundraiser Sunday. Those who attended enjoyed the tastes of England.

The money raised will go towards buying backpacks and school supplies for students at Westside Elementary School, along with other local outreach projects.

"We like to serve four sorts of sandwiches, traditional things like sausage rolls, cheese straws, scones, and a variety of sweets," Anne Sanders, the chair of the fundraiser said.

Guests were also able to sample three different kinds of English tea. Sanders has organized the event for many years and believes it is so successful because it's so different from other fundraisers.