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Veterans memorial to be at Warner Robins City Hall


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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


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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.

AF takes aim at obesity in dependents, retirees

AF takes aim at obesity in dependents, retirees

The Air Force is taking aim at obesity among dependents and retirees through two pilot programs that could eventually go servicewide.

Part of the new Healthcare to Health initiative — H2H for short — the programs target parents of Air Force children as well as spouses and retirees through interactive courses on base, said Kelly Williams, a certified health education specialist who has spent two years developing the initiative.

The first, called 5210 Healthy Military Children, teaches moms and dads how to make consistent, healthy meal and exercise choices at home. The second, Group Lifestyle Balance, focuses on weight management, physical activity and healthy eating for spouses and retirees at risk for weight-related health problems like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, strokes and heart attacks.

Home giveaway for central Georgia veteran


A realty group in Warner Robins is helping to open new doors for a military veteran in central Georgia. They're giving away a three bedroom, two bathroom house valued at more than $50,000.

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Realtor Blair Myers says it's part of the "Roofs for Troops" program. Bank of America and Nehemiah Corporation fix up foreclosed homes around the country and sell them at low prices to military veterans. However, Myers says this home is different.