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Two Hurt in Warner Robins Collision


Two people were taken to the hospital after a car accident on South Davis Drive in Warner Robins Wednesday afternoon.

Police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh says a Chevy Tahoe driven by 24-year-old Billy Robinson of Macon hit a car that was trying to turn left onto Meadowdale Drive.  

The two people in the car were taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia and are listed in stable condition, according to Pugh.

Their names were not released.

She says no other injuries were reported.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact police at 478 293-1038.

Senator Chambliss Reacts to Robins Cuts

Air Force plans to cut 9,000 civilian jobs hits home in Central Georgia.

According to a news release, Robins Air Force Base will lose 600 jobs.

US Senator Saxby Chambliss says after the Defense Department announced $450 billion in spending cuts, cutting jobs at Robins wasn't a shock.

"Certainly Robins was going to have to pay its fair share. And we now know that one of the ways that's going to be achieved is by the Air Force going through the most major restructuring of the three remaining air logistics centers that's been done in the last 60 years," says Chambliss.

The restructuring at Robins means 600 civilian jobs cut; that's almost 4 percent of the base's 16,000 civilian employees.

Check out our Mission Middle Georgia: The Robins Factor special coverage.

Warner Robins Donates Homes to Housing Authority

The City of Warner Robins says it's getting out of the rental home business.

Mayor Chuck Shaheen said Wednesday, they are donating three homes to the Warner Robins Housing Authority and selling two more.

Those homes will be the last of about forty rentals the city once owned.

People who live near the houses say it's probably a win-win for everyone.

Jesse Burnett and James Wright live on Wendan Way.

They say the city-owned house at 204 Wendan Way is rundown and has rotting boards, chipped paint and an overgrown yard.

Burnett said the grass went uncut for four months before a neighbor complained to the mayor. "I'm not saying the city is doing a bad job," Burnett said, "but when you get a resident have to go down there and talk just to cut weeds down, that's the difference."

Mayor Chuck Shaheen says that's the very reason they're donating the house and two more on Suzanne Drive to the Warner Robins Housing Authority.

Walking Trail and Outdoor Gym Open in Warner Robins

An outdoor gym, that's free to use, opens Wednesday. 

Robins Military Member Receives Bronze Medal

Robins Military Member Receives Bronze Medal

 

Robins Air Force Base, Ga. - On Monday at 1 p.m., Staff Sgt. Stephen J.

Herron was presented a Bronze Star medal for his actions during a recent

deployment to Afghanistan. 

That's according to a Robins Air Force Base news release.

Col Joseph H. Scherrer, 689th Combat Communications Wing commander,

presented the medal at a commander's call at Robins' south training area.

Herron was deployed for seven months as the communications

noncommissioned officer to the 466A Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, at a

forward operating base. As the only communications member assigned, he was

responsible for ensuring operational capability for the task force's

dedicated counter-improvised explosive device forces. 

After receiving the medal, Herron said, "I provided them with a few

things that helped them out.  Obviously, I'm not Superman. I couldn't get

Williams and Davis Debate Post 6 Issues

Next Tuesday, Warner Robins voters elect three council members.

Incumbent John Williams, Mike Davis and Neal Erwin are running for the Post 6 council seat.

13WMAZ interviewed the Post 2 and Post 4 candidates in the past few weeks.

Erwin did not return calls or a visit to his home to schedule an interview with 13WMAZ.

Retired Assistant Fire Chief for the City of Warner Robins Mike Davis says he is running for council to help get city projects finished.

Group Puts Spooky Twist on Christmas Classics

A group of carolers put a spooky twist on some Christmas classics all in the name of charity.

Folks from the Walk Through Bedlam Haunted Yard and students from the Veterans High Beta Club did a little scare-o-ling this weekend.

The two groups twisted Christmas favorites to fit the scaring season and raise money for the Johanna Mcafee Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Some of the songs included 12 Days of Horror, Silent Night Freddy's Night, and Screams of Fear to the tune of Silver Bells.

Scare-o-ler Marisa Bartholomew says all donation help in the fight against childhood cancer.

"Well there are a lot of kids with childhood cancer and there really does need to be a cure and the money helps," said Bartholomew.

The group will also perform at the Walk Through Bedlam Haunted Yard in Warner Robins on Halloween.