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Officers say plan ahead for concert traffic

We are just a few days away from the much-anticipated Warner Robins Independence Day Celebration.

For the first time, the event will be held at the Museum of Aviation.

There are a few things to remember, though, so you spend more time enjoying the music and less time stuck in traffic.

"We've had to re-invent the wheel for this event," says Assistant Chief of Warner Robins Police, John Wagner.

With a new location, that meant a change in plans for traffic and patrol.

"Expect traffic delays," says Wagner. "That's 15,000 folks going to one place."

Parking will be in the field in front of Anchor Glass along with a handicap lot on Booth Road.

"It's not a place to sit and tailgate," he explains. "You're not allowed to bring your grill out there."

There are two ways to enter the parking area:

Centerville celebrates 4th of July early


The rain cleared out of Central Georgia in time for an early Fourth celebration for the folks in Centerville. The city hosted its 2nd annual Independence Day Celebration Tuesday night.

Hundreds gathered outside of city hall to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

People were able to enjoy many different food vendors, live entertainment from local acts and the headlining group, The Swingin' Medallions.

Children got their faces painted, jumped in a bounce house, and even tried to dunk a fireman in the dunk tank.

Houston deputies find pot plants

It started off as a search for a person who was supposed to be in court, but ended up as a drug bust. According to a news release from the Houston County Sheriff's Office, deputies were looking for 36-year-old Jonathon Johnson who was wanted for failure to appear in court. When they went to get him, the deputies smelled marijuana. They say they got a search warrant and narcotics officers found what they call a large marijuana grow operation at 122 Orchard Road.

Radio operators train for emergencies

Being in the dark is a situation many Central Georgians find themselves in each year.

Storms, fires, tornadoes and ice can also knock out communication. That's where The Central Georgia Amateur Radio Club and the Middle Georgia Radio Association come in.

The clubs held their annual Field Day operating event on Sunday in Warner Robins.

When a disaster strikes and power is out, communication is important. And if cell phone towers are down, Mike Cook says radio operators help keep people in touch.

"When communications are down for instance a tornado or something where there are no cell towers because they've been blown down or something like that, then we can communicate with law enforcement and hospitals," Cook said. "We can get ambulances and things like that."

Camp combines golf and art in Warner Robins


Some things naturally go together: peanut butter and jelly, Bonnie and Clyde, and spaghetti and meatballs.

But sometimes you can break the mold and really cool things happen. The Junior Strokes camp in Warner Robins is an example.

13-year old Rylee Hancock doesn't consider herself a scratch golfer, but this is her second year taking a swing at an unusual experience.

"There's never a dull moment," Rylee said with a smile.

The two guys that came up with this camp concept make sure it's fun. Aaron Munn and Jarred Reneau grew up together. Reneau is the head pro at the International City Golf Club.

Autopsy: no signs of abuse in infant death

The Houston County coroner said an autopsy Friday found no signs of abuse or illness in the death of a Warner Robins 3-month-old.

Coroner Danny Galpin said the autopsy could not immediately determine a cause of death and further testing will take several months.

The child was found dead Wednesday morning at a home in the 100 block of Delaware Avenue in Warner Robins.

3-month-old found dead in Warner Robins

A three-month-old infant was found dead Wednesday morning around 8:15 at a home in the 100 block of Delaware Avenue in Warner Robins.

The investigation has been turned over to the Houston County Juvenile Division, according to a press release, and an autopsy has been scheduled.

Details on this case will not be available until the results are in, the release states.