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Mother: Shooting Victim Didn't Have MS

The mother of a Warner Robins man shot to death in his apartment last week says he did not have multiple sclerosis.

Last week, several neighbors of Joel Taylor told 13WMAZ that he had MS.

But on Thursday, Patricia Taylor said that's not so. 

She said her 25-year-old son did have sickle-cell anemia, epilepsy, strokes and other health problems and had trouble walking.

She said she's in touch with Warner Robins police, but still has no clue why someone broke into his apartment and shot him. She theorizes that the killer saw him as an easy victim.

Patricia Taylor calls her son a "loving, spiritual young man."

Warner Robins Man Shot Dead in His Apartment

CORRECTION: Based on statements from several neighbors, this story originally reported that Joel Taylor had multiple sclerosis. But his mother, Patricia Taylor, told us that's not so. She said he did have sickle-cell anemia, epilepsy, strokes and other health problems and had trouble walking.

Police say a 25-year-old Warner Robins man was shot dead in his apartment Thursday night.

Joel Taylor was inside his Woodcrest Apartments home when, according to a police news release, two men forced open his door. Taylor was shot multiple times. He was transported to the Houston Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Neighbors described the area to 13WMAZ's Tom George as a quiet place with few problems, though some are growing more concerned. 

Job Openings in Warner Robins

Job Openings in Warner Robins

Each Thursday, a representative from the Georgia Department of Labor visits 13WMAZ and discusses the current job market, listing several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. We air this segment at 5 p.m. We showcase other available jobs on the Thursday morning show as well. We update the jobs listed here each week.

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. You can also check out other jobs on the Georgia Department of Labor's website.

 

Warner Robins Council Debates Creating a New Job

Warner Robins Council convened Tuesday night to talk about oversight for city projects.

They agree there's a need, but disagree on who should manage the jobs.

The retirement of long time purchasing agent Mark Baker sparked the debate on how to best fill his former duties.

Council member Daron Lee and Mayor Chuck Shaheen want to split Baker's old job into two jobs: a purchasing agent and a procurement manager.

Lee says the city needs a procurement manager, because many projects in his district are not getting done.

He wants a "go-to person" who is responsible for knowing the status of all city projects.

Council members Mike Daley, Mike Davis and Carolyn Robbins say there's no need to create another position, when city department heads can handle managing projects with oversight from the mayor.

Warner Robins Woman Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

A woman in Warner Robins is now in jail, after being arrested for cruelty to animals.

According to Warner Robins police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh, a witness says 52-year-old Miranda Delphine Thomas beat her dog with a club.

Officers responded to 219 Ward street on Saturday, where Pugh says officers saw the dog to have several visible injuries. 

Thomas was transported to the Houston County Jail.

The Warner Robins Animal Control Division transported the dog to a veterinarian to treat his injuries.

Houston County Organizations Register Voters For November

The Board of Social Concern of the Sixth Episcopal Region held a voter rally Saturday afternoon  to try to register potential November voters at Warner Robins C.M.E.

Organizers said they registered 10 to 15 people Saturday afternoon which was not as many as they would have liked, but say this is just the beginning of their efforts.

"That let's us know that we have a lot of work to do here in Houston County we have to educate people and we have to bring new voters into the fold and we have to mobilize them into action," said Fenika Miller.

The event was non-partisan, however one of the volunteers that helped out was from Middle Georgia Democratic Women.