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Starbucks offers employees free college tuition

Starbucks offers employees free college tuition

(The Arizona Republic) TEMPE, Ariz. — Starbucks employees nationwide will be eligible for a free college education through Arizona State University's online program beginning this fall.

The new initiative, touted as the first of its kind, will allow many of Starbucks' 135,000 workers to graduate debt free from ASU with no requirement to repay or stay on with the company. The funding will come from a partnership between ASU and Starbucks.

ASU President Michael Crow is scheduled to appear in New York on Monday with Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to launch the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, as it is called.

Lazy Dog Growler set to open Macon store

Lazy Dog Growler set to open Macon store


In a quiet announcement on their Facebook page, Warner Robins-based Lazy Dog Growler revealed they are opening a new location in downtown Macon.

They will be opening in September on the first floor of the Armory Ballroom on the corner of First St. and Poplar St.

The beer growler shop comes to Macon just after celebrating its one-year anniversary in Warner Robins.

Three arrested in Houston County robbery

Three people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Houston County.

According to a release, Javon Ramsey, Jion Ramsey and Terrill Roberts were arrested and charged with armed robbery of Lotta Bacco Sunday, on Houston Lake Road, off of Leverett Road.

Javon and Jion Ramsey are both charged with armed robbery, unlawful gang activity and Roberts is charged with armed robbery, unlawful gang activity, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

All three are in jail without bond.

If you have any information regarding the case, you can call the Houston County Sheriff's Office at 478-542-2080.


Perry student opposes new HCBOE finals policy

A Perry High School rising senior didn't have to take any final exams last semester or the two before that.

 

 

 

That's because a Houston County Board of Education policy allowed students who meet certain grade, discipline, and attendance requirements to skip the finals.

 

Contractors working to fix collapsed ceiling


It's been four days since a ceiling collapsed and injured a man at the TJ Calhoun Homes in Warner Robins. Contractors began work Monday afternoon around 4 P.M.

Workers began by cutting out the wet sheet rock, then they patched it and sanded it. Finally, they measured a new layer of sheet rock and placed it over the hole.

Dale Taylor at Out of the Park painting said "We'll paint the whole ceiling and you'll never be able to tell anything happened".

Some residents are worried the buildings in the community are not safe and want the City of Warner Robins to inspect them, but Director of Warner Robins Building and Transportation Bill Mulkey says "What happened over there is a maintenance issue that the housing authority takes care of on their own. We don't get involved on that part because they do a good job on their maintenance".

Houston man dies in house fire after threatening to shoot deputies

Houston man dies in house fire after threatening to shoot deputies

A Houston County man died when his house burned late Saturday night, but not because the fire department didn't get there in time.

A release from the sheriff's department says deputies and fire personnel responded to a fire call at 642 East Hwy 26 in Elko around 11 p.m.

Onlookers told them someone was still in the house, but when they tried to enter the house, 51-year-old William Kezar told them to leave or he would shoot them, all while the house continued to burn.

The firefighters and officers backed off and shortly after heard what they thought were gunshots. Kezar never came out of the house.

Perdue attacks Kingston over Senate campaign donor


ATLANTA (AP) - Senate candidate David Perdue is criticizing his opponent in a GOP primary runoff for accepting campaign donations from people linked through two companies to a felon.

Perdue says the contributions show Jack Kingston is an out-of-touch insider.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Kingston took more than $80,000 in contributions from employees, family members, consultants and contractors connected to two companies. Both firms were tied to Khalid Satary, who served more than three years in prison for running a counterfeit CD operation in Atlanta. A Palestinian, Satary faces potential deportation.

Kingston said he was unaware of Satary's past and would return the money.

Perdue and Kingston are seeking the Republican nomination to run for a U.S. Senate seat. The winner of the GOP runoff will face Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn.