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Brashear, Robbins Win Warner Robins Council Seats

Warner Robins voters elected two new council members Tuesday night in a runoff election.

Carolyn Robbins won the Post 2 city-wide seat. She received 64 percent of the vote with 1,355 votes. Opponent Tim Thomas received 36 percent with 757 votes.

Robbins will replace council member Tom Simms Junior. Simms did not run for reelection.

Robbins said, "It's very exciting. It's like I said earlier, the reason I'm here is the people in this room." She was standing with a large group of supporters at a post election party at Meldino's Pizza on Commercial Circle in Warner Robins.

Mike Brashear won the Post 4 seat with 71 percent of the vote or 303 votes. He defeated opponent Gene Harrington who received 29 percent of the vote with 124 votes.

Brashear will take the seat of Bob Wilbanks, who also did not run for reelection.

BCHS Splits Games with Houston County

BCHS Splits Games with Houston County

During the early days of their existance, Houston and Bleckley County were region rivals.   As Houston County grew, so did the high school.  It's now  4A, while BCHS remains in Class AA.  Despite the size difference, the two schools have met during basketball season at the Bear Brawl tournament.  Tuesday, HoCo and BC matched up in Cochran.

The Lady Royals fell behind 11-2 early and trailed by as many as 30 points in the fourth quarter.  BC trimmed 10 points off the final deficit as they lost 74-54.  Tia Troup had 14 points and Dewanda Blackshear scored 13.  A 9-0 run by the Royals to end the first half put them up 34-17 over Houston County.  Reserves played most of the fourth as Bleckley improved to 3-0 with a 54-45 win.  Mario Beck had 22 points and six rebounds.  Marcus Mack dished out five assists and had five rebounds to go with 7 points.  Ken Hughes had eight rebounds to go with 7 points.

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.

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