Your Houston County Weather: Sunny, highs in the low 80s.
The Warner Robins Redevelopment Agency moving ahead with the financing of the new municipal law enforcement center. The group voted to issue $4.45 million worth of three year revenue bonds. The move will save the city some $115,000. City Council must still approve the move.
Houston County Board of Education meeting today, On the agenda – whether to approve the use of new material teaching elementary school children how to protect themselves against sexual predators. The kits have been extensively reviewed by a committee of parents, teachers, and school counselors.
Warner Robins residents still talking about that standoff early yesterday morning on MacArthur Boulevard. Houston County Sheriff's deputies sat outside the house of 43 year old Cliff Jacobs for 3 and a half hours after he refused to come out when served warrants from Paulding County. The standoff with Jacobs ended peacefully just after 9 am Monday when he surrendered to police; no one was hurt in the incident.
A multi-county car chase Saturday lands a suspect in an Atlanta area hospital after being hit with a bullet fired by a Perry police officer. The chase started after 9 pm on Highway 41 where officers tried to pull over a stolen van driven by 23 year old Brian Lucas of Pinehurst. When Lucas ran through the road block officers fired on the vehicle. Lucas then sped onto I-75 with lawmen from several counties in pursuit before he was arrested in Clayton County. He faces a slew of charges including car theft, aggravated assault on a police officer, and fleeing authorities.
A family working to rebuild their lives after a fire completely destroyed their home in Warner Robins. The Carolina Avenue blaze occurred Sunday night at the home of Kynette Cheatham. She and her 12 year old daughter escaped unharmed, but lost their house and nearly all their possessions. Investigators say the flames were sparked by a discarded cigarette outside the building.
Federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms have joined local police in tracking down the suspects who robbed the Sports Center on Sam Nunn Boulevard in Perry. More than 30 guns were taken in the early morning heist.
An eco-friendly power array unveiled yesterday, as community leaders gathered at Clean Control Corporation on Booth Road to celebrate the launch of the company’s 150 kilowatt solar panel project in partnership with Green Power EMC and Flint Energies. Green Power EMC, the state’s largest renewable energy provider, now has almost 28 megawatts of renewable energy generation in various Warner Robins projects. Flint Energies Senior Vice President Jimmy Autry says those efforts make Houston County a leader in state renewable energy projects.
Keep Warner Robins Beautiful and Warner Robins Wrecker & Towing Service, Inc. have joined forces once again to support the Great American Cleanup by sponsoring a Chunk-A-Junk Car Program throughout the month of April! It’s a FREE opportunity to rid your yard of your old vehicle, regardless of its condition. Volunteers with Keep Warner Robins Beautiful say the effort on your part is easy – simply call Warner Robins Wrecker Service at 922-1172 and schedule your free pick up.