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Teens can have 'Pizza With a Cop' March 20

Teens can have 'Pizza With a Cop' March 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the McConnell-Talbert Stadium parking lot.

The event encourages teenagers to join officers before the Warner Robins High School vs. Northside High School baseball game for free pizza. It's a chance to ask questions, express concerns and get to know officers in the neighborhood.

The event is sponsored by the Warner Robins Police Department and Flint Energies.

Group lobbies for domestic chickens

One group in Warner Robins is crowing for chickens. Not down on the farm, but in regular backyards inside city limits, maybe even in a neighborhood right near you.

They're called Warner Robins CLUCK, and according to the creator, Elijah Lewis, CLUCK stands for Citizens Lobbying for Urban Chicken Keeping."

He says he started it about a year ago, wanting fresh eggs and hoping to find others that want the same. But within city limits, owning poultry is illegal. Lewis plans on changing that.

"Right now we're just going through city council," said Lewis who's already garnered support from 150 cyber users. He's even recruited one, JaLynn Hudnall, to lobby with him at city hall.

A 2-car crash is backing up traffic on Russel Parkway in Warner Robins.

A 2-car crash is backing up traffic on Russel Parkway in Warner Robins, near the Tharpe Road intersection.

According to Houston County deputies at the scene, 2 people are being taken to the Medical Center Navicent Health with injuries.

Warner Robins Police urges drivers to avoid that area this morning, if possible.

Warner Robins council's choice for memorial location angers Vietnam vets

Angry and frustrated, four Vietnam veterans stormed out of a Warner Robins Council meeting Monday night. They were protesting changes to the process of picking a site for the planned visitors center and veterans memorial.

Warner Robins mayor and council voted unanimously on a resolution that would remove language requiring the city's Welcome Center be located near the I-75/Russell Parkway interchange. That vote sent four veterans storming out.

"This has been going on for seven years and we've said that's it. We think this has been drawn to an end and they keep moving around" said veteran Richard McKee.

But some leaders say all the wording does is create more flexibility for land purchases.

Warner Robins police investigate Houston Co. High teacher

Warner Robins police say they're investigating a former Houston County High School teacher who resigned this week.

Police would not say why they're investigating James Vance and declined to release records in the case.

But they cited an exemption in the state's Open Records law that covers child abuse or child substance abuse.

By email, police say they executed a search warrant in the Vance case Feb. 19.

School spokeswoman Beth McLaughlin said Vance resigned this week. She would not say why.

Last week, when asked about Vance's status, she declined comment except to say that the district was investigating a staff member for alleged improper use of social media.

Warner Robins Visitor's Center location could change

Attracting tourism to the International City is a big reason why Warner Robins wants to build a welcome center.

Money to make it happen is available from the city's hotel/motel tax. In 2009 when council voted to create a visitors center, they raised the taxes from 6% to 8%. Since then, there's been no ground broken.

"The process to me is ridiculous. It's taking way too long," said General Manager at the Comfort Inn & Suites, Ojash Shah.

Now, council wants to change the language on the law that states it must be located near the I-75 Russell Parkway Intersection.

"They've been changing the place for the last 3 years and they still can't make up their mind," said Shah.

Warner Robins housing units demolished


Warner Robins' Oscar Thommie Homes housing project was demolished Tuesday.

The Housing Authority said they tore it down to make room for up to 200 mixed income units, which will provide a new look for the neighborhood, one that's 50 years in the making.

The Warner Robins Housing Authority Director, Sheryl Frazier, said this 70 unit neighborhood hasn't been updated since the '60s.

"We had the same flooring, no air conditioning, the heating units were old. They were just outdated," she said.