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Contractors forum informs businesses.

Around 400 people gathered at the Museum of Aviation to learn about government contracts at Robins Air Force Base.

The forum showed companies how to compete for the millions of dollars available in government contracts at the base. It's been two years since the last contracting forum.

"In the past two years, the Aerospace Industry Committee has been able to gather all the necessary parties to get representation back here from the life cycle management center, and the air force sustainment center" said Lisa Fruge, chairwoman of the Robins Chamber's Aerospace.

She says the base contracts out over $500 million dollars annually to companies. NAVCOM, a defense electronics company in Warner Robins, says their profits primarily come from those contracts.

New '50s themed ice cream and soda parlor in Perry

Walking into A Couple of Jerks Soda Fountain Shop feels like stepping into a time machine.


The old pictures plastered on the walls, and music are blasts from the '50s.

"We created the old soda fountain shop because one we just thought the town needed it" said owner Mike Vinson.

And with it being in Perry's downtown historic district, the location couldn't be better.

It opened two weeks ago, and has picked up a following already, "last week we had a line out the door" added Vinson.

Men accused of stealing lottery tickets after high-speed chase

Two gas station burglaries in Warner Robins and Perry led police on a highway chase earlier Wednesday morning.

According to a news release, Ricky Lamar Thomas, 20, of Fort Lauderdale, Fl., De-Andre Rashad Walker, 20, and Keshawn Donta Wilson, 23, both of Hollywood, Fl., are all charged with burglary in the 2nd degree and tampering with evidence after allegedly stealing an undisclosed amount of lottery tickets from a Texaco station, located at 203 General Courtney Hodges Blvd. in Perry and a Shell gas station, located at 12005 Watson Blvd. in Warner Robins.

After further investigation it was discovered that the lottery tickets stolen from the two convenient stores had been cashed in at a Flash Foods gas station in Unadilla, Ga.

UPDATE: Two arrested in Bonaire kidnapping, robbery

Two men were arrested Monday in connection with the kidnapping and armed robbery of a 74-year-old Bonaire woman Thursday.

Investigators determined that a white Ford F-150 was used in the crime and Houston County Sheriff's Sgt. Slate Simons conducted a traffic stop of a truck matching that description at about 8 p.m., according to a sheriff's office news release.

Warner Robins apartment fire damages 3 apartments

Three units at the Foxwood Apartments in Warner Robins were damaged after a grease fire Monday night.

According to Jennifer Powell of the Warner Robins Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched at 6:15 p.m. to a fire at the Foxwood Apartments on Watson Blvd.

Powell says all the occupants of the building had already been evacuated when firefighters arrived.

The blaze started with a grease fire on a stove in apartment 74. Powell said unit 74 was heavily damaged by fire, and units 73 and 75, were damaged by water.

No one was injured.

The Red Cross is helping residents of apartment 74 with food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities.

Photos released of Warner Robins fraud suspect

Warner Robins police are asking for the public's help to find a man wanted for credit card fraud.

The man was caught on security cameras using a stolen credit card at multiple locations in Warner Robins.

He was last seen driving a charcoal-colored Nissan Murano.

If you recognize the man in the picture, or know where he is, you are asked to call Warner Robins Police Detective Carder Gravitt at 478-302-5380.

Detour starts Tuesday on State Route 127 near Kathleen

Highway 127 will close this week at two intersections, in Kathleen and Houston County, for railroad crossing repairs.

The Georgia Department of Transportation says Hwy. 127 will be closed at the intersection of Hwy. 247 near Kathleen, and at the South Houston Lake Road intersection in Houston County.

G-DOT says those road closings were requested by Norfolk Southern Railroad, so workers can perform track maintenance at railroad crossings.

Traffic will be detoured continuously at both intersections starting at 9 A.M. on Tuesday, March 24th, through 7 P.M. on Wednesday, March 25th.

G-DOD says a signed detour will be in place using Hwy. 247 from the City of Kathleen to Hwy. 247 Spur; to Hwy. 11 (approximately 1.25 miles north of Clinchfield), to Hwy. 127. Advance warning signs and barricades have been placed at intersections prior to the closure.