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Houston County is giving the flu shot and spray to students at no out of pocket cost.


Students in Houston County are being vaccinated against the flu.

For the past seven years, the school district has partnered with the Houston County Health Department to bring flu vaccinations into the schools.

Both faculty and students get the vaccines at no out of pocket cost.

Vaccines are offered for students with health insurance and those without.

The traditional shot and the nasal spray are available.

Houston Commissioners say they won't tolerate blight


Houston County Commissioners agreed Tuesday evening that tackling blight is an urgent priority.

Overgrown bushes, abandoned homes, and reckless maintenance of property are major problems in Houston County according to the commissioners.

Chairman Tommy Stalnaker said he has received more complaints in the past three weeks than he's had in the past three years.

"It is unfair for those people to have to live adjacent to these blighted areas. Particularly rundown structures where the roofs are falling in, windows are knocked out, doors are open" said Stalnaker.

He showed pictures of some blighted properties, and called them a haven for crime.

Warner Robins honors Feed the City.


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The non-profit group Feed The City was honored today in Warner Robins for their outstanding efforts in fighting hunger.

Mayor Randy Toms and City Council congratulated Feed The City for providing food to over 70,000 people since 1997.

The group helps feed families who are in need during thanksgiving.

Organizers says last year Feed the City gave away two-thousand turkeys, and fed over nine-thousand people.

Funeral held for Robins airman


A funeral for one of the Robins airmen killed in Okinawa, Japan last week drew hundreds of people to Warner Robins Friday.

The funeral for Senior Master Sergeant James Swartz was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warner Robins and lasted about two hours - complete with full military honors.

Swartz, age 51, was a propulsion flight superintendent in the 116th Air Control Wing of the Georgia National Guard.
A funeral service for Master Sergeant Daniel Paschal will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home on South Houston Lake Road, also in Warner Robins.

Visitation at the funeral home will start at 12:30 and last an hour.

A memorial service was held last Saturday for the third airman, Staff Sergeant Joshua Schoenhoff. All three men were killed last week in Okinawa when a wave crashed on shore, and swept them out to sea.

Northside concessions kick it up a notch


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What is tailgating without food?

And these days you don't just get bragging rights on the field, you can get bragging rights in the concession stand by getting a little creative.

Here is a tailgating recipe you can roll out for your next big event.

Laura Mullis prides herself on a brats and peppers recipe.
In football terms think of it as a big score rolling out of the kitchen every Friday night.

Swartz, Paschal funerals to be held this week


Funeral services will be held Friday and Saturday for two of the three Robins Air Force airmen who died in Okinawa last week.

The funeral Mass for SMSgt. James Leonard "Jimmy" Swartz will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warner Robins. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Church in Perry,followed by visitation until 8 p.m.

Swartz. age 51, was a propulsion flight superintendent in the 116th Air Control Wing of the Georgia National Guard.

A funeral service for MSgt. Daniel Adair Paschal will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the McCullough Funeral Home on South Houston Lake Road, Warner Robins. Visitation at the funeral home will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Paschal, age 34, served with the U.S. Army in Iraq and later joined the Georgia Air National Guard.

Both men will be buried with full military honors.

Pedestrian killed in Warner Robins accident


A man died in a hospital after he was hit by a car in Warner Robins on Monday night.

According to a press release from the Warner Robins Police Department, at around 10:30 p.m., Richard King, 77, was trying to cross Houston Lake Road at the Esplanade Drive intersection, when he was hit by a 1997 Honda Civic driven by Jerry Chambers, 62.

Chambers was driving northbound on Houston Lake Road when his car hit King.

King was taken to the Houston Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.

No charges have been filed at this time.

The accident is still under investigation.