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WWII veteran's search for old war friends goes viral


A World War II veteran's attempt to reconnect with some old war buddies has gone viral.

 

The Houston County-native has received hundreds of messages from the relatives of many of those men.

Former Private First Class Rifleman, John Knowles, did not used to be social media savvy. Now, his inbox is flooded with messages from people all over the country.

It started with a search for some of the people he served with in World War II, over 70 years ago.

"I just got to thinking about them," Knowles says. "I think about them a lot."

Knowles, who is now 91, says he has tried for years to look them up but did not know many of their real names.

Warner Robins leaders behind I-75 corridor


The I-75 Corridor is a project that aims to improve the Central Georgia economy.

Warner Robins recently signed a resolution that meant they would be part of the planning process.

In fact, several Central Georgia governments have agreed to be a part of the I-75 Corridor.

Included in the partnership are: Warner Robins, Perry, Fort Valley, Byron, and Peach County.

The corridor is about a six mile stretch, spanning from the 247 Connector at Exit 146 to Perry Parkway at Exit 138.

Mayor Randy Toms says it's a great opportunity to capitalize on the land right off the interstate.

Rigby's water park in Warner Robins opening in summer 2016


Bibb County opened a water park this summer. Next year, it's Houston County's turn.

Steve Rigby, owner of Rigby's Entertainment Complex in Warner Robins, says he plans to open his "Water World" to customers in the Summer of 2016.

He said Thursday, "We are at our final layout."

Man's identity sought for Warner Robins gas station burglary


Deputies are investigating a burglary that happened at the Sunoco convenience store, located at 1401 Watson Boulevard, in Warner Robins around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday.

According to a news release from the Warner Robins Police Department, a man took an undisclosed amount of money from the gas station. No one was injured.

Anyone with additional information about the case or the identity of the man pictured, please call Det. Shane Mann at 478-302-5381.


Deputies investigating burglary in Warner Robins


Officers investigating a burglary that happened early Sunday around 12:42 a.m. at 198 North Davis Drive.

According to a news release from the Warner Robins Police Department, a man took an undisclosed amount of money from this location.

No one was injured.

Crockett, Johnson named to Houston school board


Houston County's board of education on Tuesday named Dave Crockett and Lori Johnson to fill vacancies on the board.

The board voted to name Johnson to the District 2 seat vacated by Marianne Melnick and Crockett to the District 3 seat formerly held Skip Dawkins.

Warner Robins man killed in Crawford County Crash


A Warner Robins man died when his car hit a tree Thursday afternoon shortly after 4 p.m.

Crawford County Sheriff Lewis Walker says it happened on Highway 341 South near Lake Henry. A news release says Franklin Delano Ray's white Ford Expedition ran off the road, but no other details were available.

No one else was hurt in the crash, and no other cars were involved. The accident is still under investigation.