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Man Arrested for Warner Robins Shooting

A man is in the Houston County jail after police say he shot another man in the head on Saturday.

36-year-old Antonio Woodward is charged with aggravated assault, after police say he shot 31-year-old Jonathan Haslem in the head near an American Legion post.

Police Spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh says police responded to American Legion post 594 at 1523 Moody Road in reference to a man shot early Saturday morning.

She says Haslem was released from the Medical Center Saturday afternoon.

Al Felton, Public Relations officer for the American Legion, says Haslem was shot up the street, and went to the American Legion to get help.

Pugh says Haslem was rushed to the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call the Warner Robins Police Department at 478-929-1170 or use the department's TipSubmit software. 


Epps Urges Approval of Transportation Tax

Georgia voters will get to decide later this year on what's called a T-SPLOST, a regional sales tax that would pay for transportation projects.    

It would be a one percent sales tax on one cent on most every dollar you spend.

It's not a statewide measure; it's determined by region.

Each region will decide whether to approve their own. The Central Georgia Region consists of 11 counties including Bibb, Houston, Twiggs, Baldwin, Crawford, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam and Wilkinson.

The state estimates that a Central Georgia Region T-SPLOST could bring in $78 million over 10 years.     

"Macon gets in the multimillion dollars in Bibb County," said State Rep. James "Bubber" Epps. "The counties that surround us based on population you look at a million, anywhere from three quarters to a million dollars a year."

Three quarters will go to Georgia Department of Transportation and the rest stays local.

LEGO League Host Robotics Competition in Warner Robins

Robotics teams from across Georgia put their skills to the test Saturday at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins.

Students ages 9-14 competed in a Lego Robotics Competition.

The event was hosted by an international program called The F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League.

This year's theme was food factor.

Students focused on team building, creativity, and problem solving skills by using Lego Mindstorm kits.

Teams had 8 weeks to finish the project.

"It's good to see students spending much more than just a day to meet challenges, to have fun, and also to learn," said Wesley Fondal, Director of STARBASE Robins.

Winners will advance to the state competition, which will be held at Georgia Tech later this month.

Suspicious Fires Hit Warner Robins Trailer Park

Warner Robins fire investigators call a wave of recent mobile home fires "suspicious."

They say four homes caught fire within a month in the Holiday Riviera Trailer Park.

Doug Cook has lived in a mobile home in the park for four years.

But within the past week, three vacant mobile homes near his burnt nearly to the ground.

"Two behind me, well one behind me, one next door to me and one the street over," he says.

Thursday night, only remnants of 1110 Brentwood Road could be saved.

2 Teens Arrested, One Tased, After Fight at WR High School

Two 17-year-olds were arrested after a fight at Warner Robins High School Friday night, and police tasered one of them, according to Warner Robins police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh.

She says the fight broke out inside the gym after the game between the WRHS Demons and the Northside Eagles.

Pugh says several Warner Robins police cars responded to the fight. She says that's standard policy when a crowd is involved.

According to Pugh, no injuries were reported. She did not know how many people witnessed the fight.

Both teens were being booked into the Houston County jail, Pugh said.

Museum of Aviation Copes With Budget Cuts

More than 600,000 visitors toured Warner Robins' Museum of Aviation last year.

Leaders there want just as many people to come through the doors this year, but they face some challenges after the Department of Defense cut the budget for Robins Air Force Base.

The museum is looking to make up for the losses with increased fundraising efforts and a push to recruit more volunteers.

Museum Director Ken Emery says admission will still be free, despite losing half his staff positions. He says his $2 million budget was cut in half, which led to the elimination of eight federally funded museum positions.

Chamber Endorses SPLOST Referendum

Chamber Endorses SPLOST Referendum

WARNER ROBINS, GA- At its regular, monthly board meeting, the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce gave its strong endorsement of the SPLOST referendum.