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UPDATE: Cause given in Warner Robins death case


UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.:
A Warner Robins man who died in his driveway early Friday died from cirrhosis of the liver, according to his autopsy.

Houston County coroner Danny Galpin said Darrell Swint also suffered a head cut from after collapsing in the driveway, but that apparently did not contribute to his death.

He said Swint died on his 50th birthday, after telling people that planned to drink heavily Thursday night.

Swint was found around 3:30 a.m. Friday at 635 American Blvd. That's between North Davis Drive and Elberta Road.

A police report says a woman says she found Swint lying in the driveway, unconscious.

Galpin said Swint was pronounced dead on the scene.

The coroner says Monday morning's autopsy concluded that he died from the liver ailment, not from the fall.

Houston Lake Weeds Contained


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Efforts to get rid of weeds in Houston Lake netted a good catch of results.

Last December, thick masses of a weed called Cabomba lurked just beneath the surface of the lake.

It nearly choked out boating and fishing on the lake.

Cabomba and other weeds entangled motors and made even paddling difficult.

Student who fought Northside teacher sent to alternative school


A student involved in a recent classroom fight at Northside High School will spend the rest of the school year in a Houston County alternative school.

ID=19826807That's according to Nancy Hancock, the mother of student Logan Hancock.

She said the school board acted after her son's tribunal hearing this week.

Warner Robins celebrates 56th annual Christmas parade


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It's been the weekend of Christmas parades here in central Georgia.

In Warner Robins, crowds lined Watson Boulevard for the annual Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade.

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The parade was led by the Warner Robins Police on motorcycles.

Warner Robins chief warns about social-media posts


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After a fight between a student and teacher at Northside High school in Warner Robins, social media exploded with comments and even threats.

Police Chief Brett Evans says they are investigating more than 300 tips, reports and rumors about the alleged threats at the school.

He says three investigators are working on the case, including one who's just tracking social media.

He wants students and parents to know that if you post something false that causes alarm, you can be charged.

Chief: no evidence of shooting threat at Northside H.S.


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UPDATE 3 p.m.: At his news conference, Evans said police have found no evidence of a threat to shoot up Northside High School.

In an interview with 13WMAZ, Evans said there might have been "one-on-one discussions," but "nothing's been posted, nothing's in writing, nothing's delivered or nothing that's been phoned in."


Evans said everyone has cooperated with police in their investigation.

Northside teacher on leave after videotaped fight with student


ID=19861949A Northside High School teacher and coach is on administrative leave while school officials investigate a video that shows him fighting with a student.

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Houston County school spokeswoman Beth McLaughlin said the fight apparently happened Monday at Northside.