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Warner Robins Council Focuses on Communication

Warner Robins mayoral and council retreat kicked off their second day with a presentation from Major General Robert McMahon. 

General McMahon explained how working as a team can be beneficial for Robins Air Force Base and the city.

He ranked the top three things Warner Robins council members can do to support Robins Air Force Base.

He says making members of the military feel welcome in the community should be a top priority.

"When you come to a community and you feel embraced by a community then you want to stay," says General McMahon.

He urged members to push for another gate for Robins, and to help solve the base's encroachment issue. 

"We do recognize that need for an alternate access that isn't back onto 247 because as you know that's the only way to get on and off of the base today," says General McMahon.

Warner Robins Retreat Focuses on Communication

Warner Robins Council Retreat Begins

Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen opened the first day of a two day council retreat at the Hilton Garden Inn on Willie Lee Parkway.

City department leaders, council members and guest speakers gathered for the meeting.

During his opening speech, Shaheen said, "My feet are not set in concrete for anything in the city. The only thing I am sure about is salvation through grace."

Shaheen read a passage from the Bible to start the meeting and asked a city employee to say a prayer. Then, he ran down a list of accomplishments during his administration. He also talked about goals for the future, including building the law enforcement center, using vehicles powered with natural gas, and renaming Front Street to Armed Forces Boulevard.

The agenda says guest speakers will talk about building relationships and dealing with the media this afternoon. The talk includes a speech called,"Would you talk that way in front of your Grandmother?".

Warner Robins Man Sentenced To Life Without Parole

A Warner Robins man has been sentenced to life without parole plus 5 years after he was found guilty of murder.

A Houston County jury Thursday convicted Marquis Lowe of murder, for shooting and killing Dejohn Milton last March on Tabor Drive.

Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Daniel Bibler says Lowe was sentenced around 10:30 Friday morning.

A second suspect is still awaiting trial. District Attorney George Hartwig said the killing was a drug deal that turned into a robbery.

Warner Robins Man Stabbed

A Warner Robins man was stabbed multiple times outside an apartment complex late Thursday afternoon, police said.

A news release from Warner Robins Police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh says 22-year-old Joe Johnson was stabbed at 1005 Elberta Road around 4:50 p.m.

Johnson was rushed to the Medical Center of Central Georgia and is in stable condition.

Pugh says police continue to investigate the case.

Anyone with information on the case can call Warner Robins police at  (478) 929-6911 or by testing a tip to CRIMES (274637) and including keyword WRPD in the body of the text.

Macon Harmony Quartet Offers Singing Valentines

13WMAZ's studio was graced by the harmony of a barbershop quartet Friday.

The Macon Harmony is made up of members David Hale, the lead singer from Warner Robins; Dave Reiff, a tenor from Eatonton; Bonaire baritone Bob Smith; and Don Schall, a Centerville resident singing bass.

They perform 'singing Valentines' for your special someone on Valentine's Day.

Call 478-751-2844 to book an appointment.

They sing in the Macon, Warner Robins, Perry and Bryon areas.

The group has appeared on Eyewitness News Mornin' several years in a row.

Friday, they performed "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" and "Heart of my Heart."

Macon Harmony is part of the Heart of Georgia Chorus, which is a non-profit educational organization.

Mary Therese Tebbe Leaving 21st-Century Partnership

A familiar face in Central Georgia and here at 13WMAZ will be moving on soon.

Mary Therese Tebbe of Warner Robins' 21st Century Partnership, says she's leaving that job next month.

She's becoming the state director of public affairs for the Georgia National Guard, based in Marietta.

As executive director of the partnership for the past seven years, Tebbe helped support the mission of Robins Air Force Base.

You may also remember her as a longtime reporter and anchor here at 13WMAZ.

She's leaving the partnership on March 15th.