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Former Warner Robins Mayor Ralph Johnson Dies

 Former Warner Robins Mayor Ralph Johnson passed away Tuesday afternoon around 1:30pm.

His wife Mary Johnson told Eyewitness news that her husband had been ill following a surgery that he had last year in July.

She said since then, he had not been strong enough to remain active on his own and was confined to a bed until he died Tuesday at the age of 92.

Ralph Johnson served as mayor of Warner Robins from 1984 to 1988.

Home Robbed in Houston County

Houston County deputies are investigating a Monday night robbery at an Elko home.

Robert Clark with the Houston County Sheriff's Office says it happened
at a home at the 400 block of Grovania Road around 11:30 p.m.

He says money was taken, and that residents heard shots fired, but no one was hurt.

No further details are available at this time. Clark says the case is still under investigation.

Warner Robins Honors 100-Year-Old Voter

William Cox is 100 years old and still makes his way to the poll for every election.

He's one of the city's oldest voters.

Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen recognized Cox Monday night at the city council meeting for doing his civic duty.

Warner Robins Runoff Elections

Warner Robins run-off elections are Tuesday, December 6th.

All city polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There are two races up for grabs.

In the post two race, voters can choose between retired city clerk Carolyn Robbins and businessman Tim Thomas.

That's a city wide race.

In post four, the candidates are retired businessman Mike Brashear and attorney Gene Harrington

If you didn't vote in the general election, you can vote in the run-off.

We'll have election results as they come in on Eyewitness News and right here on 13wmaz.com.

Council Funds Sewer Plant; Waits on Pay Scale

13 DAYS OF GIVING: Kids Yule Love Aims For Unforgettable Christmas Mornings

Gwen Lancaster raised four of her grandchildren. She worked for more than 20 years before she was diagnosed with liver cancer.

She now lives off disability insurance, and she says that made Christmas tough.

"Love goes a long way, you know? And that's what I like about Christmas," Lancaster said.

But last year Kids Yule Love stepped in and provided gifts.

"Best Christmas they ever had. And I mean they had bicycles and had a basketball goal," said Lancaster.

"That's what it's all about. Giving, taking care of one another," said Joe Allen who founded the organization 26 years ago.

Centerville Man Faces Charges After High-Speed Chase

Houston County Sheriff's Deputies chased a green Chevrolet Suburban starting in Houston County and ending in Bibb.

That's according to Lt. Mike Stokes with the Houston County Sheriff's Office.

In a police report written by Stokes, he says a sheriff's deputy tried to stop a car on Russell Parkway for failing to stop at a stop sign, among other traffic violations.

The report says they arrested 23-year-old Anthony Stevenson Braswell II of Centerville on multiple counts, including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and driving under the influence of drugs.

Stokes says when he tried to pull Braswell over, he sped away, throwing plastic bags out the window. However, that was not part of the police report.

Stokes says they have not yet been able to recover those bags.

He says the vehicle clipped a car on South Davis Drive during the chase.