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Warner Robins fireman receives Rookie of the Year award

A Warner Robins man won a prestigious award from the state Firefighter's Association. He's the only one in the entire peach state to receive the award this year.

Jonathan Clark's passion for firefighting was ignited three years ago.

Rebuilding Together Warner Robins builds 1,000th home

ID=30666387The 1,000th home completed for Helen Stephens was celebrated early Saturday morning.

The hard work of around 30 volunteers left the 88-year-old nearly speechless. She received the 1,000th home to be rehabilitated from the group 'Rebuilding Together Warner Robins'.

"I don't even know the words to say, awesome is the biggest word I can think of, it's just awesome," Stephens says. "I'm so honored and blessed that they choose me to do this."

The group does extensive home rehab projects for low-income homeowners. They depend solely on volunteers doing work like lawn care, painting, roofing, and plumbing.

Warner Robins "Follies" return to the stage

Warner Robins High graduates may remember the "Follies," a variety show that attracted hundreds of people every year.

For the first time in over three decades, it is coming back. The stage is set, and there is one last rehearsal before reviving a performance from the past. The Follies started in 1962.

Houston Co. raid finds $82K in synthetic marijuana

Two Perry men were arrested Friday in connection to a narcotics investigation in which synthetic marijuana, estimated at the street value of $82,000, was recovered.

According to a news release, a joint effort between the Houston County Sheriff's Office and the Perry Police Department led to the arrests of 36-year-old Durand Felder and 30-year-old Tradvious McIver.

Reports were made several weeks ago when medical attention had to be sought for individuals who smoked "spice." Spice, according to the release, is a name for synthetic marijuana. An increase in calls prompted the investigation.

Search warrants for two homes, one off Longhorn Trail and the other off Chimney Road, resulted in the seizure of 164 packs of synthetic drugs, numerous prescription drugs, guns and $615 cash.

Betsy Loiacono running for Warner Robins City Council

Betsy Loiacono is announcing her candidacy for Warner Robins City Council.

A news release states:

"Due to a wide demand for better representation of the Post 4 position on City Council, Betsy Loiacono is throwing her hat in the ring for the Post 4 City Council position in the 2015 Warner Robins election. "

Tim Thomas currently holds the seat. She will be announcing her candidacy in a news conference on Monday, July 27. It will be held at 10 a.m. at Warner Robins City Hall.

Miss Georgia talks to kids in Warner Robins

Georgia royalty stopped by the Warner Robins Recreation Thursday to chat with children about healthy habits.

Betty Cantrell is Miss Warner Robins and was recently named Miss Georgia 2015.

She spoke to summer campers about eating right, exercising, and having good self-esteem Thursday

Volunteers fill 5,000 backpacks for students in need

School starts for many Central Georgia schools in less than two weeks.

While many are grabbing those last few items on their supply list, for other families, shopping is not an option.

Some Warner Robins organizations want to help by hosting the sixth annual Back to School Bash.

About 60 volunteers packed in preparation for the first day of school.

"Last year it took us two hours to pack three thousand book bags," says Sheryl Frazier, one of the organizers. "This year, we broke a record. It took an hour and fifteen minutes to pack five thousand book bags."

Houston County's Back to School Bash is bigger than ever

Frazier is with the Warner Robins Housing Authority, which puts on this event. She says it is important for the community.