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Sacred Heart breaks ground on $9 million new school


Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warner Robins is building a new school.

Workers broke ground and recently began clearing the land.

"This is the fruition of a plan that started 15 years ago," says Pat Braski, head of the building committee. All five of his children went to Sacred Heart, and he says the student body has outgrown the 60-year-old school.

"It's just time to renew our commitment to a strong Catholic education," he says. "And the facility that we're building is our attempt to do that for the next 50 years."

The construction, which includes the new school, social hall, and office buildings will cost about $9 million.

"We believe it's very important for our children to have the opportunity to not only learn reading, writing and arithmetic, but also study their faith," says Father Fred Nijem.

Legacy of Lights kicks off in Warner Robins


On Monday night, Houston County's Habitat for Humanity put on their 5th annual Legacy of Lights presented by Chick-fil-A and Homes by Jeff.

It was a ceremony that hit home for Teresa Ingram.

"I'm almost speechless," she said. "I'm just so overjoyed on the inside, can't believe that this many people would even come out to help the community to help people have homes."

Ingram moved into her own Habitat household a few months ago. "From the beginning to the end was just amazing," she says.

But her house couldn't have been made without donations from events like the Legacy of Lights.

Over the past 5 years, this annual event has raised over $70,000 for the Houston County Habitat branch.

Jeff Abbott, their executive director says the event helps them meet their funding goals.

General Charlie Stenner turned in his resignation letter last night. He had been with the Partnership since August of last year.


Lieutenant General Charlie Stenner is stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the 21st Century Partnership.

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He joined the Partnership in August 2014.

General Stenner turned in his resignation letter last night, and it will become effective the middle of December.

Chairman of the board, Rob Brooks, says, as far as he knows, General Stenner is retiring.

Warner Robins church hosts "Feed the City"


For another year in a row, New Hope International Church in Warner Robins set out to "Feed the City".

The group has been providing thanksgiving meals since 1997 and has supplied food to over 100,000 people over the years.

Zeb Hundley, the director of "Feed the City," says it's important to lend a helping hand throughout the holidays.

"People are hungry," he says. "People need hope, and that's what we're about."

Museum of Aviation hosts "Planes and Trains"


 

For the eighth year in a row, the "Planes and Trains" exhibit flew into town for their annual display.

It's held at the Warner Robins Museum of Aviation, and the Middle Georgia Model Railroad club is showing off over 600 feet of train tracks along with hundreds of railcars.

Warner Robins Christmas Parade changes route


Smoked chicken, sausage, and ribs are just a few eats you can get at Best in Town Barbecue on South Davis Drive in Warner Robins.

"We've only been open for 17 months. We've had good customer base going. A lot of repeat customers," said Leslie Hope, the owner of B.I.T Barbecue.

Byron man facing child-sex charge


A Byron man is accused of trying to arrange sex with a 13-year-old girl.

According to a criminal complaint filed in federal court, David Roberts answered a Craigslist ad that was actually placed by a Robins Air Force Base investigator.

He's now charged with attempted online enticement of a child.

The complaint says Roberts was arrested Nov. 12 when he arrived at a home on the base that he believed was the girl's home.The complaint says Roberts brought a condom, a wine cooler, and food from Burger King.

The complaint says the investigator, posing as the young girl, told Roberts several times that the girl was 13 years old.

Roberts allegedly responded, "I'm OK with it," and wrote several times about how he planned to have sex with her.

Roberts, age 44, .worked on the base as a contract worker on a renovation project.