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Air Force veteran wins home giveaway

Myrna Segy won the home on Kensington Circle through a giveaway Bank of America and Nehemiah Corporation hosted.

To apply, Central Georgia veterans wrote essays about their time in service and how getting the house would help their family.

Segy joined the Air Force in 2001 at age 18 and worked in security forces.

"When 9/11 occured, I was actually chosen to give security to the president when he came to our base in Louisiana. After that I got sent to Turkey," Segy said.

Segy was also deployed to Iraq.

She left the military in 2004 due to illness.

"I developed Lupus and Rheumatoid arthritis and I've been dealing with PTSD," she said, "I worked in the armory on an international base so, you're on call all the time. I obviously couldn't respond as well, so I had to leave the military."

City workers have began work on Warner Robins veterans memorial soon to arrive.

In a few weeks, Warner Robins City Hall will become a lot more interesting, well the front of it at least.

City workers have already begun work on a veterans memorial.

Earlier this month, the city council voted unanimously on placing the memorial in front of city hall.


Museum of Aviation Hosts STEM Camp for Kids

For most people Math and Science are not their favorite subject, but some kids learned to love the subjects Saturday.


The Museum of Aviation hosted a Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) camp for kids in second through fifth grade.

The children got a chance to meet and greet a few professionals with jobs in the STEM field including engineers and EMTs.

Along with the meet and greet, the kids were able to participate in four different workshops that gave them hands-on experience.

Former Northside High School teacher's estate sale

For 50 years, Ray Horne gave his all to the drama department at Northside High School in Warner Robins. Now months after his death, the beloved teacher is still giving. 13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo went to the sale for Horne's estate today, and found many who came out to take home a memory of Mr. Horne.

"The house all the furnishings, are for sale," says Danny Peterman. Peterman was a close friend of Horne's and is now helping in the process of selling his estate.

He says, "If you like clowns, if you like angels, if you like antiques he has it. The house is just filled from 50 years of just enjoying Northside High School."

Peterman says this was something Horne wanted, saying, "He knew when the time had come that he was no longer with us, he wanted to sell this stuff and let proceeds go to establish a scholarship program at Northside High School."

Scammers targeting central Georgia businesses

Flint Energies is warning customers of a scam where people are calling businesses and telling them their bill is overdue and must pay immediately.

Jimmy Autry of Flint Energies said Tuesday that My Father's Place and Atlanta Bread Company in Warner Robins received bogus calls demanding they pay overdue bills immediately or their power would be turned off.

Autry said Flint does not make such calls.

Autry says the businesses were told to purchase a prepaid card from CVS to pay over the phone, thus making the money impossible to track down.

Flint Energies posted the warning on its Facebook page:

6 held in over 100 Houston County car break-ins

ID=13769337Houston County authorities arrested five men, a juvenile and are looking for another in connection to more than 100 car break-ins.

The arrests come after the Houston County Sheriff's Office and Warner Robins Police Department conducted an investigation throughout the entire county. The investigation lasted several weeks, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

Arrested were Marlon Washington, 20; Ja'Corey English, 18; Justin Ali, 20; Ronnie Tice, 18; and Tyrone Caruthers, 18. A juvenile was also arrested.

Authorities are still looking for Tommell Dean, 21.

Thrift Store Benefits Cancer Research

For some people, particularly women, shopping cures a lot of ills.

In this case, it can actually help cure childhood cancer.

Sarah Thorton opened Joshua's' Smiles Thrift store on Moody Road in Warner Robins last month.

She did it in honor of her son, 11-year-old Joshua Thorton.

The Hilltop Elementary student

died last September after fighting leukemia.