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Eagles and Demons Head into Semi-Finals

The two teams met two months ago on september 30.

Northside jumped out to a big early lead and then withstood a strong Demon comeback to win the game 32-24.

Interstingly enough, the 32 points was the most allowed by the Warner Robins defense in a game all season. Also, the 24 points allowed by the Northside defense was the most they have given up in a game this year.

While fans would obviously relish a championship matchup with their arch-rival, both coaches know that can't happen if their teams don't take care of business this week.

"If you start looking at things like that, then you're not going to be there when you get to the playoffs, and you start looking ahead that means you're not looking at what's right in front of you," Northside coach Kevin Kinsler said.

Robins Celebrates Native American Month

Robins Air Force Base held a luncheon in honor of Native American Heritage Month Wednesday.

The luncheon focused on the Native American culture with displays of pottery and artifacts.

A dance group called "The Plainsmen" performed at the celebration along with other dance groups.

Bobbi Orr was the guest speaker for the event and said her message was to share lessons of kindness, diversity and responsibility.

"We are proud of our people.  We want to be Native Americans.  The government a long time ago wanted everybody to give being anything but white, and for us this is a way to show we are proud as a nation," said Orr.

November was Native American Heritage observation month.

No One Hurt in Warner Robins School-Bus Accident

No one was injured when a school bus swerved and struck a curb in Warner Robins Wednesday afternoon.

Police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh says it happened around 12:45 p.m. on Russell Parkway near Tallulah Drive.

She's not sure why the driver swerved.

One student was on board, she said.

The case is still under investigation.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on this story today.

 

Quarterly House Prices Rise Slightly in Macon Area

U.S. house prices rose in the third quarter, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Its index of house-purchase prices rose a seasonally-adjusted 0.2 percent compared to the second quarter of 2011.

In the Macon metro area, the house-price index rose .84 percent in the quarter, using a somewhat-different measure that also includes refinancings.

The Macon metro area includes Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe and Twiggs counties.

For the year ending September 30, the Macon house-price index dropped 7.71 percent. The index in the Warner Robins area, which covers Houston County, dropped about half as much: 3.86 percent. The Houston County index for the third quarter was not made available.

Warner Robins Parade Returns

Warner Robins Parade Returns

WARNER ROBINS, GA- Santa Claus will make his way into the Robins Region during the 54th Annual Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade.

The parade is set for Saturday, December 3, 2011 with a 10:00 a.m. start at the intersection of Houston Road and Watson Blvd.

Themed "Its Beginning to Sound A Lot Like Christmas,” this year’s parade will spotlight the many sounds of Christmas. 

Sponsors for the 2011 Christmas Parade are Progressive Consulting Technologies, Inc. and Pet Plantation Funeral Home & Crematory.

No School Closings Today

No schools or businesses have reported closings or late starts for today, Tuesday, Nov. 29.

A story about school closings from January 11, 2011 briefly appeared on 13wmaz.com. We apologize for the error.

There is a chance for some snow flurries mixed with rain this morning, but nothing is expected to stick to the ground.


Early Voting for Run-Off Elections Starts in Warner Robins

Early voting for the two Warner Robins run-off elections started Monday and runs through Friday.

Two council seats are up for grabs.

All city voters can cast a ballot in the Post 2 at-large race. Some city voters can vote in the Post 4 race.

The Post 4 candidates are battling over qualifications and the tough task of getting voters to come back to the polls.

Monday was a damp first day of early voting. Voters trickled into Warner Robins City Hall, where early voting is taking place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day this week.

About 40 people cast ballots by noon, according to a poll worker.

Encouraging more to come out is a priority of both Post 4 candidates.

Mike Brashear says he will be making calls all week, repeating the same message. He said, "I appreciate their vote of support on November 5th. I hope they'll get back out on December 6th."