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Warner Robins P&Z votes against rezoning


Warner Robins Planning and Zoning voted unanimously Tuesday night against a plan to rezone a neighborhood near Wynn Place in Warner Robins and allow developers to develop an apartment complex.

P&Z Director Sherri Windham says the issue will now go to the full mayor and council for a final vote.

Last week, we spoke with several neighbors who said they had lived in the neighborhood for a long time, and were concerned about the impact rezoning would have on their community.

Five parcels of land would have been rezoned to put in 180 apartments.


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It's official: Scott approved as Houston superintendent


By a 5-0 vote, Houston County's school board approved Mark Scott as their new school superintendent.


Last month, Scott was named as the sole finalist for the job.

Scott is a former principal at Northside High School and currently the assistant superintendent for human resources.

Scott, a Milledgeville native, spent some of his career working in Baldwin County, when he transitioned over to Houston County's Northside High School, where he worked as principal before working at the board office.

Houston teacher named Ga. Teacher of the Year finalist


Houston County's Amanda Miliner has been named one of Georgia's Teacher of the Year finalists for 2015.

Last year, she was named Teacher of the Year for Houston County.

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The Warner Robins High School graduate and Miller Elementary School teacher told 13WMAZ last year, "Teaching for me, it's like I'm just meant to do it. I love it, love it."

WR orders new study of intersection


Changes may be in the works for what some say is a dangerous intersection in Warner Robins.

Monday night Warner Robins city council agreed to continue a study on the intersection of Leisure Lake Drive and Moody Road.

"There have been numerous wrecks out there, we've had a school bus hit there, we've had kids hit there," says Trent Carriker, owner of Wellston Decorating Center on Moody Road.

He says this intersection at Leisure Lake Drive and Moody needs work.

"People come flying down the hill something terribly and it's very, very hard to get out of that intersection and out my business intersection," he says.

Report details Air Force plans for future drones

Report details Air Force plans for future drones

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The Air Force next month will finally reach the target number of 65 combat air patrols for its Predator and Reaper fleet, while the administration seeks to cut back on its drone operations in theater.

The Air Force's long-term outlook for its remotely piloted aircraft fleet was released Friday, and includes insights into how future generations of unmanned systems will take on some missions exclusively flown by manned aircraft today, along with the current state of drone operations.

The report, called the "RPA Vector," states that in May the Air Force will reach 65 round-the-clock combat air patrols, a number required by then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates while the U.S. was still in Iraq. The 65 total patrols will be split between the service's two main drones — 33 flown by the MQ-1B Predator and 32 by the MQ-9 Reaper.

Warner Robins Police look to hire ten at career expo


The Warner Robins Police plan to use a new weapon, when it comes to recruiting officers.

They will open the doors of their year-old law enforcement center this weekend, welcoming potential hires.

Working on a report Monday morning at a computer in the law enforcement center, Officer Matthew Smith admits this part of the job is not his favorite.

Injured Houston teen treated at Augusta burn unit


A Houston County High School student who said he was run over by his coach's truck during a truck-pulling exercise is now getting skin grafts at the Augusta burn center, according to his mother.

On Monday Leslie Watkins told 13WMAZ that her son Marcus Watkins, has gone to the burn center three times since the March 19th accident.

"Since student information is confidential we may not comment about a specific student. We are in close communication with the parent, Miss Watkins," said Beth McLaughlin, school spokeswoman.

Starting this week, Watkins said her son will get checked once a week until the grafts heal and will have therapy on the skin thereafter.