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Warner Robins Police to host "Haunted House" in October

The Warner Robins Police Department will host a "Haunted House" at the old police station on Young Avenue, during the last two weekends in October.

The Haunted House will run from 7 to 11pm from Oct. 23- Nov.1, at the old Warner Robins Police Station, located at 800 Young Avenue, behind Warner Robins City Hall.

On Halloween night, from 6 to 7 pm, the Haunted House will allow children to Trick-or-Treat through a "not-so-haunted" version of the Haunted House.

Tickets at the door for adults and children will cost $10 per person, but pre-sale tickets are available for $8 at several local businesses: Circle Ace Hardware on Commercial Circle, The Costume Shop of Georgia on Watson Boulevard, Daylight Donuts on Russell Parkway, and Martin's Barbecue on Watson Boulevard and S. Houston Lake Road.

All proceeds from this year's Haunted House will go toward Special Olympics.

Neighbors disturbed after police standoff

Neighbors are still bothered after a man fired shots during a standoff.

It began around 8 p.m. on Briarcliff Road in Warner Robins on Tuesday night. A SWAT team was dispatched, and took the alleged shooter Robert Calhoun into custody.

One neighbor across the street told us there was trouble at the house before, but never this serious.

"There was one instance before where I thought there was an issue over there and I did call the ambulance," said neighbor Dionne Sales.


Festival revives downtown Warner Robins

The International City Festival pulls attention and businesses to an area that's been dead for years.

Years ago, drivers passing by Commercial Circle would have done just that, pass by. Nowadays, more turning signals are flashing.

"Bring in new businesses and revitalize and revive the area," said International City Festival Chairman and owner of Chic Boutique in Commercial Circle, Gena Deboe.

Deboe says in the 1950s, this area was the heart of the city. Over the past few decades, she says the area died. Now she's part of a movement restore the roots of Warner Robins.

"You can see the trees and the shrubs and the light post. We have beautiful sidewalks come in since the last festival."

For Deboe, it's an effort that's taken time, and with the help of the festival, more attention and money is pulled to the areas businesses.

Groups help provide locally grown food for schools

Going green while fighting hunger and boosting STEM education in local schools, that's what Ellis Jaxon Farms and Americans for Schools are trying to do by growing organic food at the second Warner Robins school so far, Northside High School.

The new technology can grow plants in compact towers, which means vegetables and fruits can blossom without soil, pesticides or light.

The organizations say the system at Northside High can feed about 30 people a day. That's more than 32,000 people a year.

Students received a $10,000 grant to build the compact towers.

International City Festival celebrates 4th year

The International City will have its finest on parade this weekend at its annual festival.

This year's event will have arts and crafts, live music, children's activities and of course.. festival food.

It will also have a silent auction.. and you'll see the return of the car show.

The festival starts this Saturday at 9 a.m. on commercial circle and runs until 6 p.m.

It's a chance for older and younger people to discover the original parts of Warner Robins.

Festival organizer Gena Deboe said, "The theme of this festival is 'Remembering yesterday and Celebrating tomorrow.'"

This will be the fourth year Warner Robins has held the festival and it's free to the public.

Flint Energies Mourns Loss of Board Chairman

Flint Energies Mourns Loss of Board Chairman

REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/UPATOI – Flint Energies reports, with great sadness, the passing of William L. Brown, Chairman of the Board of Flint Energies. Brown passed away on Thursday, September 18th. Brown joined Flint Energies in 1986 when he was appointed to the Co-op Board to represent Area III, Post 1 – Macon, Dooly and Sumter counties. He was a farmer by trade and owner and operator of William Brown Farms of Montezuma. He had been farming since 1965. During his tenure with Flint Energies, he served as Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, Secretary-Treasurer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Spending countless hours championing rural electrification in Middle Georgia, Brown will be greatly missed at the Cooperative and in the counties he represented.

Warner Robins scouts' trailer stolen

A Boy Scout troop in Warner Robins was devastated when they saw that their equipment trailer had been stolen.

Scoutmaster Elmer Carr says late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, someone took the trailer from Christ United Methodist church where the troop is based.

Carr says thieves also broke into a storage container at the church and took a golf cart. He says a month ago, someone attempted to steal another trailer, but were foiled by a bootlock on the wheel.

The trailer was filled with camping equipment and Carr says it won't be easy to replace.