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Base officials move C-130 down Hwy 247


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Sections of Highway 247 in Warner Robins were temporarily blocked Thursday morning.

Robins Air Force Base officials moved a C-130 airplane and the stretch of road in front of the base was blocked until about 10:30 a.m.

The aircraft was moved to Warrior Air Base, where it will be used for training.

Robins Regional Chamber CEO resigns


Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO announced his resignation Thursday.

Morgan Law said he plans to "further his education overseas," according to a chamber news release.

"It has been a privilege to work with the amazing members, volunteers, and staff of the Robins Regional Chamber for the past two and one half years," Law said. "I am proud of what we accomplished during my tenure and am excited about the path the Chamber is on for the future."


Mayor of Warner Robins Randy Toms takes reading past the pages


Mayor Randy Toms of Warner Robins decided to read to some kids Wednesday, but he wanted to extend reading far past the pages of a book.

The owners of Gottwals Books say they invited the mayor in hopes of using his influence to increase literacy among kids, and the mayor believes that is his responsibility.

"Children are watching us, so it's more than just doing what's right for the community, but you're possibly affecting the lives of children," says Toms.

As the mayor flipped page after page, he seemed to command everybody's attention. Some even applauded his talent.

"Great voice. Great reader," says student Gabriel Jacobs.

The mayor says when he reads to kids, he likes to be as interactive as possible, but he says that comes easy to him since he knows a thing or two about being a clown.

Perry man wanted in Tuesday shooting in Houston County

Perry man wanted in Tuesday shooting in Houston County


Houston County Sheriff's Office has issued an arrest warrant for a Perry man accused of shooting a woman Tuesday night.

Desmond Demund Ross, 22, is accused of shooting Crystal Samantha Grier, 26, of Elko in a front yard at 3360 Hwy 41 south in Elko, according to a sheriff's office news release.

Witnesses told deputies Ross shot her following an argument. He was last seen driving off in a green, 1994 Toyota Camry with Georgia tag PRA2688.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Lt. Dave Carrick at (478) 542-2080.


Wal-Mart to build two Warner Robins grocery stores


Wal-Mart has received approval to build two grocery stores in Warner Robins.

Bill Mulkey, the Building Official for Warner Robins City Hall, says building the stores are good for the city.

"Anytime you have a really big retail store come in, it usually spurs other stores which produces jobs and a lot of income for the city."

The planned stores, which would only sell groceries, would be 42,000 square feet.

Houston Healthcare Expands


Community leaders say expanding Houston Healthcare will benefit patients and Robins Air Force Base.

The Warner Robins hospital opened an expansion to the surgery center Tuesday.

Registered Nurse at Houston Healthcare Marilee Templeton likes the new operating room. She said, "This is huge compared to what we had before."

She says the new operating rooms, in an expansion that doubled the size of the wing, improve patient care.

Deadly motorcycle accident near concert


An accident near Warner Robins' Independence Day concert left a motorcyclist dead.

According to a release from Warner Robins Police Department, it happened July 3rd at 6:40 p.m., just as the area was becoming congested with concert traffic.

John Lebarron Seals of Mobile, Alabama was traveling West on Russell Parkway in his Chrysler 300 and approached South Davis Drive in the left turn lane. Donta Orlando Wilson of Bonaire was traveling East on Russell on his Suzuki motorcycle.

Mr. Seals tried to turn left onto Davis Drive when the traffic light was solid green. The release says Seals failed to yield the right of way to Wilson. Then Wilson crashed his motorcycle into the right front fender of the car. He died at the scene from the resulting injuries.