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Groups help provide locally grown food for schools

Going green while fighting hunger and boosting STEM education in local schools, that's what Ellis Jaxon Farms and Americans for Schools are trying to do by growing organic food at the second Warner Robins school so far, Northside High School.

The new technology can grow plants in compact towers, which means vegetables and fruits can blossom without soil, pesticides or light.

The organizations say the system at Northside High can feed about 30 people a day. That's more than 32,000 people a year.

Students received a $10,000 grant to build the compact towers.

International City Festival celebrates 4th year

The International City will have its finest on parade this weekend at its annual festival.

This year's event will have arts and crafts, live music, children's activities and of course.. festival food.

It will also have a silent auction.. and you'll see the return of the car show.

The festival starts this Saturday at 9 a.m. on commercial circle and runs until 6 p.m.

It's a chance for older and younger people to discover the original parts of Warner Robins.

Festival organizer Gena Deboe said, "The theme of this festival is 'Remembering yesterday and Celebrating tomorrow.'"

This will be the fourth year Warner Robins has held the festival and it's free to the public.

Flint Energies Mourns Loss of Board Chairman

Flint Energies Mourns Loss of Board Chairman

REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/UPATOI – Flint Energies reports, with great sadness, the passing of William L. Brown, Chairman of the Board of Flint Energies. Brown passed away on Thursday, September 18th. Brown joined Flint Energies in 1986 when he was appointed to the Co-op Board to represent Area III, Post 1 – Macon, Dooly and Sumter counties. He was a farmer by trade and owner and operator of William Brown Farms of Montezuma. He had been farming since 1965. During his tenure with Flint Energies, he served as Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, Secretary-Treasurer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Spending countless hours championing rural electrification in Middle Georgia, Brown will be greatly missed at the Cooperative and in the counties he represented.

Warner Robins scouts' trailer stolen

A Boy Scout troop in Warner Robins was devastated when they saw that their equipment trailer had been stolen.

Scoutmaster Elmer Carr says late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, someone took the trailer from Christ United Methodist church where the troop is based.

Carr says thieves also broke into a storage container at the church and took a golf cart. He says a month ago, someone attempted to steal another trailer, but were foiled by a bootlock on the wheel.

The trailer was filled with camping equipment and Carr says it won't be easy to replace.

Reps from Nunn and Perdue Campaigns to Attend Chamber’s 7th Annual HobNob

Reps from Nunn and Perdue Campaigns to Attend Chamber’s 7th Annual HobNob

WARNER ROBINS, GA- Former Governor Sonny Perdue and Mr. Ron Martin Jr. to attend the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Middle Georgia Regional Political HobNob.  The event will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Central Georgia Technical College’s Warner Robins Campus- 80 Cohen Walker Drive.  

Presented by Cox, this event is designed to be an old fashioned political rally with an expectation of at least 250 guests to attend.  The purpose of HobNob is to give Chamber members and others in the community an opportunity to meet with candidates and representatives from their campaigns on a one-to-one basis.  The Chamber has invited all candidates appearing on the 2014 ballots, including both senatorial candidates Perdue and Nunn, who have strong ties to Houston County, as well as both gubernatorial candidates Deal and Carter.

Golden Olympic Senior Games in Warner Robins this week

The Georgia Golden Olympics are taking place in Warner Robins this week. The games are for adults 50 years of age and older, but as 13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo found out, there's nothing senior-like about the energy these athletes bring to the games.

Pitching, ringers, Compound Bows, and Recurve Bows are just a few terms I learned at the Georgia Golden Olympics.

The event offers some of your typical Olympic games, including archery, but they offer a bit of a southern twist by bringing in horseshoes.

The games are designed for people over 50 years of age, and as Dane Clark explains, it's not all about strength.

He says, "They're not based off having to be he-man strong or you don't have to be super physically fit, sometimes just a basic walking for someone that's in their 70s or even in their 80s, sometimes that's plenty of exercise."

Plans to build new park stirs up anger

A new park is in the works in Warner Robins. It will be called North Houston Road Park. But one Warner Robins man says the city should focus on fixing Sewell Circle Park.


The city council looked over plans for the North Houston Road Park on Tuesday.

It will have 10 ball fields, walking trail, and other features for kids and adults. But Alvin Robinson says the city has forgotten about another park.