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Economic outlook for Houston County is bright

The annual economic outlook shows that Houston county is outperforming other central Georgia counties as far as economic growth.

Warner Robins specifically is showing a spike in business. Sisters Allison and Emily Hughes say their new business is booming.

"Here you go. You have a great day!" Allison says, handing a customer their bag.

The co-owners took over the boutique, Southern Flair, in January.

"The past few months have been really good for Southern Flair," says Emily.

The same is true for other Warner Robins businesses.

"Middle Georgia is more optimistic than it was in 2014," Susan Gilbert, the dean of the Mercer School of Business, said.

Earth Fest celebrates our natural resources

ID=26796523At the Warner Robins Nature Center, Earth Fest celebrated conservation and preservation.

Kids got up close and personal with animals they knew like dogs, butterflies, and alpacas, and maybe a few unfamiliar ones, like snakes, an iguana, and an alligator.

A recently-installed beehive showed the inside operations of honey bees.

Kids also got to make bird feeders out of pine cones and peanut butter.

The goal of the event was to get people thinking about conservation.

Book sale opens in Houston County this weekend

Book lovers can get their fix this weekend in Houston County.

Nearly 100,000 books will be on sale with an average price of $1.

Houston County Friends of Library finished setting up Wednesday at the Georgia National Fairgrounds.

They say all of the proceeds from the sale goes to the Houston County library systems.

According to President Georgette Lipford, over the past 10 years, they've raised over $260,000 for the libraries.

"We've probably got just about any kind of book anyone wants to come find. We've got, like I said, sixty categories of books, so we're trying to satisfy everybody's interest, what they're looking for," says Lipford.

It starts Thursday at 10 a.m. with a $5 admission.

You can get in free on Friday and Saturday.

All books will be half price on Saturday.

Bonaire woman wins St. Jude Dream Home

A Bonaire woman is the winner of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.

Shannon Glover of Kathleen won the house on Houston Lake Country Club in Warner Robins located at 155 Harner Road on hole number six of the golf course.

The house is valued at $400,000, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Central Georgia. raised over $700,000 for St. Jude kids.

Devasko Lewis sentenced to life without parole

A judge sentenced Devasko Lewis Thursday morning to life without parole plus 10 years consecutive.

This is according to Don Bibler of the Houston County District attorney's office.

Last year, Lewis was charged with murder, felony murder, aggravated battery and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder for hiring a hit man to kill his former co- worker Corey Daniels.

However the hit man killed the wrong man and ended up killing Daniels' nephew, Kerry Glenn.

Warner Robins group petitions for chickens

Members of a Warner Robins organization in support of urban chicken keeping presented City Council members with a petition to allow hens in their own backyard.

For the past few meetings, people have stood up in their yellow shirts and urged the councilmen to support an ordinance that will make owning chickens at home legal.

Members of the organization CLUCK, or "Citizens Lobbying for Urban Chicken Keeping," showed 400 signatures to the councilmen.

Right now, CLUCK's proposal to the city would allow four to eight hens, but no roosters, and they have to be fenced in.

They also would need to be 100 feet away from any neighbors.