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Former Perry police chief dies

Former Perry police Chief George A. Potter died Wednesday afternoon after battling an illness for several years.

He was Perry's chief of police from 1996 to 2006, when the fire and police departments merged.

He was then named head of the department of public safety in 2006

He was 65.

Ferguson forum tearing down preconceived notions.

The events in Ferguson have opened up dialogues nationwide. Wednesday night in Warner Robins, one pastor brought that conversation to Central Georgia.

13 WMAZ was at a forum directed at helping African Americans shatter preconceived notions they have about law enforcement and their rights.

"You have a right to remain silent. You're innocent until proven guilty. It's their job to prove that you're guilty," Pastor Troy Wynn said.

He says it's impossible to control the actions of police officers if you get stopped, so the best thing to do is be respectful and be educated.

Local pastors discuss Ferguson, police, race

As the national spotlight shines on tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, a local pastor facilitated a discussion on confrontations between citizens and police and race relations in central Georgia.

Tuesday, 10 pastors from Warner Robins, Macon and Fort Valley gathered around one table.

They discussed their responsibilities as religious leaders to build better relationships between their congregations and law enforcement.

They also talked about the perceptions among young people, especially minorities, of police officers.

"What can we learn from the events in Ferguson?" Pastor Wynn asks, opening the discussion.

These individuals came together not just as church leaders, but also community leaders, as they emphasized the importance of leading by example.

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."