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Twins valedictorian, salutatorian at Northside High


If you think you have a rivalry with your sibling, check out this one.

Anna and Austin Maddox are fraternal twins, born five minutes apart.

Both are seniors at Northside High School in Warner Robins.

Austin is this year's valedictorian with a 99 grade-point-average. Anna is the salutatorian, or number two in the graduating class, with a 99.86 GPA. That's just four-tenths of a point behind her brother.

Anna said, "I'm not bitter about it. It's, hey, good for him. Two is pretty great, too."

Anna said they've had a friendly competition about most everything growing up, from their grades to who can make their bed the fastest.

Austin said his twin sister often teased him in high school, that she was going to get ahead of him in academics.

That never happened, but Austin said it's an honor that they both could take a top spot.

Three arrested in Warner Robins robbery


Police in Warner Robins have arrested three people and charged them with breaking into a home on the 700 block of Katherine Street.

According to a news release, officers arrived around noon Tuesday

to find the suspects trying to get away. They ran through some nearby woods and were caught after a foot chase.

Tidwell defeats Scott in AFGE election


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The votes are in for the American Federation of Government Employees local 987 and Robert Tidwell's ticket takes the top spot again.

After an election appeal because ballots were found in a trash can, the AFGE local 987 held a second election and more people came out to cast their votes.

"It was a landslide the people spoke and it resonated this time," says Vice President-elect Charles Howard.

Robert Tidwell took more than 68 percent of the votes over incumbent President Tom Scott.

Warner Robins council helps fund independence day event


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A staple summer event in Warner Robins is a step closer to happening, and some local athletes got top honors. Those were a couple of business matters knocked out at a city council meeting Monday night.

Council voted to give $30,000 to the Downtown Development Authority to start planning this year's Independence Day celebration.

"The real thing it will help us start is fundraising; the more money we can raise, the more opportunity we have to not only have a larger fireworks display, but also attract bigger name artists," explains Ken McCall, chairman of the Downtown Development Authority.

Robins Union election redo Tuesday

Robins Union election redo Tuesday


Members of the union that represents several thousand Robins employees can return to the ballot box Tuesday.

The national office said the local AFGE 987 needs to redo their November election, because of some ballots found in a trash can.

Robbie Tidwell won the November election, ousting nine-year-president Tom Scott.

About 900 union members voted, putting-in a clean slate of officers. No one from Scott's ticket was reelected.

Mark Scott named finalist for Houston County superintendent

Mark Scott named finalist for Houston County superintendent


Houston County's school board has named their choice to be their next school superintendent.

He's Mark Scott, former principal at Northside High School and currently the assistant superintendent for human resources.

But it's not official until the district negotiates a contract with Scott. The board votes again on April 8.

Last Friday, they interviewed Scott and a second candidate, whose name was not released.

Burglaries are widespread in Warner Robins


Many people who live in Warner Robins say they regularly worry about their homes being broken into.

Between February 5th and March 5th of this year the city had 81 burglaries.

Michelle Miller says she's still trying to shake her feelings of nervousness more than a month after her Warner Robins home was broken into.

Someone stole more than $8,000 dollars worth of electronics including every TV in her home, 2 laptops,and game systems along with a number of personal items, including clothes wall-hangings and pictures, even the comforter off of Miller's bed.

Her 15-year-old son discovered the burglary when he got home.

"He told me 'Mom, we got robbed. We got robbed,' and he had to keep telling me because it just wasn't registering," Miller said.