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Students watch performance of 'Peter and the Wolf'

Central Georgia students got to step out of the classroom to learn Friday with a trip to the theatre.

Around 1,800 second graders from Houston County schools were invited to the Homer J. Walker Civic Center in Warner Robins to enjoy performances of 'Peter and the Wolf.'

Students from the Academy of Dance performed a ballet adaptation of the play.

Peter and the Wolf is a Russian folk tale about a boy who protects his wildlife friends from from a hungry wolf.

Organizers say the purpose is to teach the children the arts are a part of life.

"It touches, not only just going to a performance, but it can instill character, it can instill purpose in life, it can help children be able to see the good things that are out there," said Richard Gonzalez.

Historic cemetery to get a facelift

A cemetery in the backyard of a Warner Robins neighborhood is in need of restoration and volunteers.

Lester Holleman grew up a member of Shiloh Methodist Church in Warner Robins.

"Didn't have church but once a month, it was a circuit church," says Holleman.

The Holleman family plot makes up a large portion of the Shiloh Cemetery today.

"My great-granddaddy, his children, and my granddaddy are all buried in that lot there."

The cemetery is a living piece of Central Georgia history.

"There's slaves buried back here and people back all the way from 1831," says Holleman.

And a lot larger than originally believed.

Man stealing donation jar for sick boy caught on camera

It's an act many would consider unthinkable.

Someone stole a donation jar from a Warner Robins bar containing money that was meant for a sick 5-year-old.

Manager, JoAnn Sulak at Jus One More Bar and Grill, says it happened on early Sunday morning, before they closed.

She says her and boyfriend Robert Sarpy, who owns the bar, are always trying to lend a helping hand.


Houston County Students Compete on Lake Tobesofkee

A fishing competition between the five Houston County high schools kicked off its season with a tournament on Lake Tobesofkee on Saturday.

The battle is heating up to see which pair of anglers will become bass masters.

"So this is a competitive bass fishing league. This is really the inaugural tournament with all 5 high schools in Houston County." says Director of the Houston County Student Bass Angler Federation Ike Thompson, "The students, they go out and they fish for about 4 hours. They fish for large-mouth bass primarily and they can way in up to 3 bass. The most weight out of those 3 bass wins the tournament. And the person who caught the biggest bass of the tournament, we also give a prize to."

This week, the biggest bass went to Mason Blackmon for his 3 pound 11 ounce monster bass. And with two other good sized fish, he and partner Carson Brannan took home first prize as well.

Water main break delays traffic in Warner Robins

A water-main break is slowing traffic in Warner Robins. It's near the intersection of Moody Road and Russell Parkway, according to the Warner Robins Police Department.

It's in front of Hughes Honda, says Jennifer Parson, police spokeswoman. She says traffic is being \detoured to Leisure Lake Road.

"For the next two days the northbound lanes on Moody Road, in front of Hughes Honda, will be closed while they fix the water main break. So expect delays at the intersection of Russell and Moody," said Parson via text message.

13WMAZ has a crew headed out there and will keep you updated.

Northside High teacher resigns after fight with student

A Northside High School teacher involved in a fight with a student last November has resigned.

Dan Kelly told 13WMAZ he rescinded his request for a hearing in front of the Houston County School Board that was scheduled for Tuesday.

In regards to what happened in the classroom that day, Kelly said, "I feel it is important to note with regard to the incident that preceded my decision to resign,
my actions were entirely reactive and were provoked by the student."


Family members mourn Jai'Mel Anderson's death at funeral

It seems as though the weather matched the emotions expressed at Warner Robins CME Church Monday morning.

Family members packed the church to mourn the death of 8-year-old Jai'Mel Anderson.

"I know it's a hard time for us, but we is a family and we try to pray and stay together as a family," said Anderson's cousin David Williams.

He says he understands how the child's parents are feeling.

"I have a son. And he's a young guy, and it would tear my heart apart to see my son die a senseless death," Williams said.

A program from a family member, shows Anderson's smiling face during happier times.

"He was a sweet child. Beautiful little child. He played football with my grandbaby," said Mary Sanders, a distant relative.

She says Jai'Mel's death is difficult to understand.