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Thousands Flock to the Warner Robins Christmas Parade

Thousands flocked to the Warner Robins region for the annual Christmas parade.

Santa Claus himself, made an appearance at the event.

More than one hundred floats rode through the town sporting red and green.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas was the theme title for this year.

The celebration showcased festive holiday music, decorations and goodies.

Parade goers Jodi Hufferman and Brittiny Fluellen agree that the event is great for the kids.

"The event was well organized and safe for kids," said Huffferman.

Fluellen says she "loves to see all the kids having a good time."

The parade started at 10 a.m. and wrapped up around noon on Saturday.

You catch the parade on 13 WMAZ on Saturday, December 10 at 7 p.m.

Warner Robins May Spend $28 Million to Expand Sewer Plant

Warner Robins' city council is scheduled Monday to discuss whether to borrow $28.6 million to upgrade the city's sewer plant.

Mayor Chuck Shaheen said the state Environmental Protection Division says the plant needed improvements.

The plant must be upgraded to process 3 million gallons of water a day, he said.

Shaheen says the city's sewer system needs to be expanded and upgraded to attract new industry.

He said, "People talk about alcohol bringing in money, that's just a drop in the bucket, compared to not being able to flush your toilet."

December Almanac

From snow to tornadoes, Meteorologist John Boyer explains what December weather can bring to Central Georgia.  He also takes a look ahead at the climate predictions and important astronomical events.

Project Giving Helps Local Families Dealing With Illness

Project Giving is a local charity that focuses on providing financial and emotional help to Georgia families that are dealing with a chronic illness.

"When you have a chronic medical illness, they are the families who are most vulnerable, the most weak, and the most frail," said Toni Henson Slade, the Executive Director of Project Giving. "Who doesn't want to jump in the lives of those families?"

The Warner-Robins based organization helps these family with a range of expenses, depending upon the need of the family. They have helped families with such big expenses as a mortgage payment to even the smallest expenses like quarters for the vending machines at the hospitals.

During the holidays, they run a Christmas adoption. Project Giving asks local educators which families need help during the holidays. Toni Henson said the teachers really know which of their students are in need.

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.