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Flint Energies Commitment to Community Includes Blanket Distribution at Dorcas House

Flint Energies Commitment to Community Includes Blanket Distribution at Dorcas House

Flint Energies is committed to the communities we serve. Flint employees delivered 80 blankets to Dorcas House Ministries in Warner Robins on Friday, Jan. 9. Dorcas House Director Rebecca Brothers and her staff will begin distributing these blankets to deserving patrons right away.Flint seeks to impact its communities in a positve way.

New Warner Robins State Rep., Clark, plans to introduce campus carry bill

When the state legislature starts a week from Monday, Houston County will have a new representative.

Republican Heath Clark takes the District 147 seat formerly held by Willie Talton.

After winning the primary in May, software engineer at Robins Air Force Base Heath Clark started prepping for his new job as state representative.

Clark said, "I'm ready. I'm eager, excited, and looking forward to it."

The 34-year-old first time politician, who once planned to be a pastor, says he spent the off-season meeting local leaders and taking advice.

Clark said, "A lot. More than I can remember, "

Training mentally and physically, Clark said he has lost fifty pounds since the primary.

Clark said, "It's just a matter of getting there and learning from experience."

Council tries to define how loud is too loud

Noise complaints have made it all the way to city hall.

Monday evening, Warner Robins City Council read an ordinance that would specifically define what sound levels are an issue.

Warner Robins officer attends NYPD officer's funeral

A Warner Robins police officer traveled to New York City to attend the funeral of Wenjian Liu, an officer shot to death in his patrol car in Brooklyn in December.

The Warner Robins Police Department said that the airline JetBlue helped Detective James Dubry travel to the funeral.

Dubry is a member of the Warner Robins Police Department's Honor Guard and SWAT, a news release said.

Sunday, officers from all over the country traveled to New York City to pay their respects.

In the release, Dubry said "Police are such a close group no matter how far you live. When we get together for whatever occasion, it's family."

Northside teacher charged after fight

A teacher at Northside High School in Warner Robins now faces a simple battery charge after a Dec. 1 classroom fight with a student.

Warner Robins police say Dan Kelly was arrested Monday, after turning himself in to the Houston County Sheriff's Office. That's according to Jennifer Parson with the Warner Robins Police Department. He was released from the Houston County jail on $1,100 bond.

According to their news release, detectives interviewed all student witnesses, the student involved, Logan Hancock, and Kelly himself.

"All interviews along with video evidence" support charging Kelly, the release says.

Macon attorney F. Bradford Wilson Jr., who is representing Kelly, told us, "We fully intend to contest those charges. His actions were in self defense. The student attacked him, and he was defending himself."

900-acre solar farm coming to Taylor County

More than 21,000 homes will be powered by solar energy over the next 25 years.

That's thanks in part to a 900-acre solar farm breaking ground in Taylor County next year. It's being built by Southern Company, parent company to Georgia Power.

"Just imagine 826 football fields, end to end side to side," Marian McLemore with Flint Energies said. "It will generate an output of 131 megawatts."

That's 131,000 kilowatts. To give that number some perspective the solar panels at Clean Control in Houston County pump out 150 kilowatts.

And to put it even more simply: "It's a huge, HUGE amount of power." That's according to McLemore.

Together Flint Energies, Cobb EMC and Sawnee EMC, bought the power output for the photovoltaic solar project to be built outside of Butler, Georgia, just off Highway 96.

Houston Co. man collecting gifts for needy

It's a parents wish, to check off their child's Christmas list.

But some families can't afford to do that.Houston Co. man collecting gifts for needy

That's where William Everson comes in.

Everson says he's just paying the generosity forward. Friends and family stepped in to help him when he was run over, trying to stop his tow truck from hitting three women after his brakes failed.

"I was looking out the back of the truck and I see two younger girls and an elderly lady getting stuff out of the back of their vehicle." says Everson, "So it was God's intervention, that made me reach up and grab the shifter cable and pull down on it, knowing what would happen, that caused the truck to roll over me forward with the back tires. So really at that point, that's all I remember about it. I mean it was the truck running over me and I woke up in hospital."