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Housing Authority responds to collapsed ceiling


Warner Robins Housing Authority says they are tending to the ceiling that collapsed Thursday afternoon at the T.J. Calhoun Homes.

"If we are notified, we will follow the guidelines and get it fixed within 24 hrs. That's what HUD tells us to do, that's what we do," says Director of Development Oscar Mason.

The patched up ceiling is just a temporary solution for the collapsed ceiling that injured Wayne Brundridge Thursday afternoon, but residents here want to know why the Warner Robins Housing Authority is taking so long to permanently close the hole.

"The hole cannot be closed up until the surrounding area has a chance to air dry, and then the contractor will go in and patch the hole, seal it, and paint it," says Mason.

The housing authority says by Monday, repairs of the hole should be complete. Mason says they are waiting until then, so they don't run into other problems.

Ceiling collapse injures Warner Robins man


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A man was briefly hospitalized after a ceiling collapsed in a Warner Robins Housing Authority home.

It happened around 1 p.m. Thursday at a home in the T.J. Calhoun Homes off Sunset Road.

A woman who lives there told us she called management at 10 a.m. to report a leak from the ceiling. She says management said they would be there to fix it but never showed.

"I went to open the back door to see whether my clothes on the line were dry. So when I locked the back door, the whole ceiling just came down on me" says Wayne Brundridge.

Man accused of shooting at Warner Robins homes arrested


A Warner Robins man was arrested Wednesday for aggravated assault after police say he fired shots at a house.

Thornia Dewayne James, 29, is also charged with burglary, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and fleeing police.

Officers were called to 124 S. 3rd St. on Wednesday at about 8:23 p.m. for shots fired.

Officers were told a man had fired shots at houses and drove off. Police located the vehicle on S. Davis Drive after a short car chase, according to a Warner Robins police news release. James jumped out of the car and attempted to run away, but was caught.


GBI searching for evidence in Centerville shooting


The GBI is searched a Centerville mobile-home park for evidence in a February shooting at a gas station.

This morning, agents searched a small pond near the Spring Lake mobile home park.

Centerville police chief Sidney Andrews told 13WMAZ's Tom George that the GBI is there at his request, to look for clues in a Feb. 13 shooting at the Pure Gas Station, 820 Houston Lake Blvd..

The shooting left a clerk in critical condition.

Warner Robins Police solve 27-year-old murder


Warner Robins police have announced a break in a 27-year-old murder case.

Stephen Gary Jones died of multiple gunshot wounds in 1987.

It happened at the Duck's Breath Bar and Lounge in Warner Robins.

Tuesday afternoon, Warner Robins police chief Brett Evans and Houston District Attorney George Hartwig announced a murder indictment in the case.

They said Willie Lewis Winters will be charged with felony murder and malice murder.

Winters is already serving a life sentence at Central State Prison for a 2004 murder in Crawford county.


MGSC invited to join Southern States Athletic Conference

MGSC invited to join Southern States Athletic Conference

Middle Georgia State College announced Tuesday they had received an invitation to join the Southern States Athletic Conference.  The invitation was extended from the SSAC Council of Presidents meeting held in Montgomery, Ala. that day.   It's the second part of the college's transition to four-year athletics, having joined the NAIA in April.

Said MGSC Athletic Director Charles Mullis in a statement "I am very excited by this news and what it will mean for our student-athletes and our coaches.  We will be playing against the best teams the NAIA has to offer and it is a testament to the strength of our athletic program and its storied past that such a prestigious conference wants us to join. " 

To learn more about the Southern States Athletic Conference, visit their website.

Frank Malloy says his wife's condition improving

Frank Malloy says his wife's condition improving

Our colleague Frank Malloy says that his wife Marilyn's condition is improving after she was critically injured in a car crash and doctors are satisfied with her progress.

And he said: "our family remains overwhelmed by the continued support of so many wonderful people in Central Georgia. We feel truly blessed!!"

Frank told us that Marilyn had surgery Tuesday for a broken leg and that it went well.

She was injured Monday afternoon when her car left the northbound lane of Rivoli Drive, went down an embankment and hit a tree.

It happened near Wesleyan Drive.

Marilyn Malloy is being treated at the Medical Center.