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Organizers seek funds for July celebration


Last year was the first time the Warner Robins Independence Day Celebration concert was hosted by the city and a civic group, without help from the Air Force Reserve Command. On Monday the new owners plan on asking the city for help.

Within the last two of weeks the Warner Robins Downtown Development Authority took ownership of the event from the Warner Robins Civitan Club. That's according to Vice Chair Gena Deboe. She said the authority is now charged with raising $120,000 to $150,000 for it.

"We want to give the same level, the same quality, and for lack of a better word, a bigger bang if you will," she said.

Deboe said the authority is planning on asking for $30,000 from the city. She said she's confident they'll get the money because the city has contributed considerable funds in the past.

Teen wins military 'Youth of the Year'


Top military youth across the state vied for a chance to represent Georgia as this year's Military Youth of the Year. A Warner Robins High School student won the honor and a $3,500 scholarship.

Brendan Kennedy is a senior at Warner Robins High, and a member of the Keystone Club. The club promotes leadership and community service at Robins Air Force Base.

Warner Robins pool company on fire


Warner Robins Fire Department responded to a fire at Central Georgia Pools Friday afternoon.

That's located on South Houston Lake Road in Warner Robins.

No one was in the building at the time of the fire and no one was injured, according to a release.

Jennifer Powell, Public Information Officer for Warner Robins Fire Department says three fire trucks responded at about 12:50 p.m.


Two shot at Houston County home


A man was shot to death in a car in Houston County Thursday night.

Houston County officers were called to the 300 block of Ashwood Drive, off Feagin Mill Road.

They found a wounded man behind the wheel of a parked car. The man was declared dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds. His name has not been released.

Officers say the man who shot him was apparently shot as well. Witnesses say they saw a man limping away from the scene.

The sheriff's office is still investigating and anyone with information on the case can call them at (478) 542-2085 or (478) 542-2080,


Warner Robins police educate teen drivers and their parents


The state requires teens to take driver education courses, before hitting the streets.

Warner Robins police say parents may need to brush-up on rules for their teen driver, too.

They're offering a free course that puts teens, parents and police on the same road to safe travels.

15-year-old Kyle Maas can't get far alone with this license he has in his wallet. It's just a learner's permit that requires his mom to ride along.

He said, "Sometimes the whole week, I'll drive anywhere we need to get to."

He's getting in the hours of practice Officer Chris Fussell with the Warner Robins Police, says he'll need to avoid blue lights in the rear view.

He described teens' reactions when he approaches their window after pulling them over for a traffic violation.

Public housing complex gets curfew


A 9 p.m. curfew could be the answer to curbing the "drug and prostitution problem" at Kemp Harrison Homes on Memorial Terrace, so says the Warner Robins Housing Authority.

"When was the last time you've had a curfew in your life?" I asked Louis Davis, a tenant.

"When I was 18 years old in Perry, Georgia," Davis said.

Now 64, Davis says he wants to be treated like it.

"That statement, 9 o'clock curfew, is wrong to me. It's violating my rights. I'm a grown man," Davis said.

But Davis is no stranger to problems at Kemp Harrison.

He's been living for four years at the public housing complex for seniors.

"It's rough. The drug dealers, the prostitutes, the drinking, people moving in and out that don't live here. Those are the people causing problems," Davis said.

Warner Robins shooting victim identified


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Houston County's coroner has released the name of a Warner Robins teen who died of a gunshot wound Wednesday afternoon.

He is Aaron Taylor, age 19, according to coroner Danny Galpin.

Galpin said an autopsy showed he was shot in the head by another person, but it's unclear whether it was an accident or homicide. Warner Robins police are still investigating.

The shooting reportedly happened around 4:45 p.m. at the Southland Station Apartments. That's south of Russell Parkway near Moody Road.