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UPDATE: Houston school-suicide victim identified

Warner Robins police have released the name of a teenager who allegedly committed suicide outside a school Monday.

They say he is Kyle Dennis Ruffin, age 19, of Warner Robins.

A police news release says an autopsy Tuesday morning ruled the death a suicide.

Houston County Coroner Danny Galpin said Ruffin hanged himself at Lake Joy Primary School on Monday morning.

Galpin said his body was discovered in the playground just before 10 a.m.

Man wanted by Warner Robins police for animal cruelty

ID=13622929Warner Robins police are looking for the man who shot and killed a dog late last month.

The incident was caught on camera and investigators released these images.

According to a release from the department, on Friday, July 25th around 9:30 a.m., a red, four door Chevrolet car pulled up and three people got out of the car.

One individual had a gun in one hand while holding the dog in the other.

Officer Ed Smith with Warner Robins police later found the dog dead, shot in the head.

The individual with the gun is wanted for Animal Cruelty charges.

Veterans memorial to be at Warner Robins City Hall


The city of Warner Robins will get a memorial for veterans within the next two years. That's according to Mayor Randy Toms and the city council.

Monday night, council members discussed the project, some saying the memorial is long overdue.

"I think it's high time that we pay tribute to the people that have poured so much of their lives, and some of them, even their lives, into making us who we are today," said Mayor Randy Toms.

Council members decided that the front part of City Hall would be the best location for the memorial.

Warner Robins Farmers Market still growing after 5 Years

A Warner Robins woman wanted some fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Instead of planting her own, she grew an entire farmer's market from the ground, up.

Jodi Daley, the woman at the root of the International City Farmers Market, talked about five years of success.

Daley doesn't consider herself a farmer, but she planted the seed that sprouted into rows of tents. Each tent sports a cornucopia of locally grown products.

Northside Senior wins Miss America Outstanding Teen

A new Miss America Outstanding Teen has been crowned and she's from right here in Central Georgia.

The winner is Olivia McMillan, and she is a senior at Northside High School.

Northside Principal Greg Peavy says Olivia is a big part of the drama program and that everyone is proud.

Congratulations Olivia!

Hwy 96 lane closures start Aug. 4

In Houston County, single lane closures will begin tonight on Hwy 96, between Lake Joy Road and Houston Lake Road. The Georgia Department of Transportation says it's installing storm drain crossings under the road, between mile markers 1 and 3.

The single-lane closures will be in effect from 7 p.m. p.m. until 6 a.m., between Monday, Aug. 4, and Monday, Aug. 25. Anyone driving in the area should slow down and be cautious of construction workers and equipment on the road.

New look for Pearl Stephens Elementary


Students at Pearl Stephens Elementary stepped into what looks like a brand new school, but it's now in the old Linwood Elementary building..

"I am so glad that you came to our school," said Principal Brantley over the school's intercom.

Thursday morning's announcements were mostly about encouragement, but much of the day was about learning, both for students and teachers.

"Brand new school, new kids. Although this is my thirteenth year, I feel like it's my first year teaching," said third grade teacher Sheree Dudley.