Your Weather: Sunny, highs in the mid 70’s.
Warner Robins City Council holding its bi-weekly planning session last night, and tops on the agenda was changing a long standing zoning overlay on the Russell Parkway extension. The original ordinance, which regulates the appearance of buildings on the Parkway, was passed when the road was first built over five years ago. Now councilmen are looking into comments that say the measure has outlived its usefulness and may be chasing potential businesses away from the area. A formal vote expected at Monday’s regular council session.
The return of a Houston County favorite event this weekend – the 24th Annual Dogwood Festival taking place in Perry this Saturday and Sunday. The event features lots of family friendly entertainment, including music venues, kids activities, and plenty of venders and fair food. For more information call the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce at 987-1234.
Modifications being made to one of the Air Force’s largest cargo planes, and the changes have crew members calling the work “mind boggling”. Changes to the C-5 Galaxy jumbo jet include upgrades in avionics, engines, and airframe, among other parts. The modifications now allow for non-stop flights to combat zones halfway across the globe, and increase cargo capacity as well. Plans are for all 52 of the huge planes to be upgraded by 2016. Robins Air Force Base is the focal point for work on the Air Force’s C-5 fleet.
The Warner Robins Police Department has launched a new way to get information out to the public. Local lawmen will now be networking in a couple of social media tools, namely Blogger and Twitter. Blogger will be used to post media releases and updates, while Twitter will be used for traffic advisories and significant crime events. Authorities say the “real time” aspect of social media sites will mean a quicker turnaround on getting key facts out to area residents.
The community coming together to support the family of slain Houston County District Attorney’s office clerk Jessica Wolfe. The CARES unit of the Warner Robins Police Department partnering with First Baptist Church of Haynesville to hold a bike ride in Wolfe’s memory. The event slated for Saturday May 5th starting at the corner of Highway 341 and Grovania Road. You do have to register and the cost is $25. Call 987-3747 for more details.
Keep Warner Robins Beautiful gearing up for their annual E-Cycling Day on April 28th. That the event where you can bring your old electronic items, including computers, to be recycled instead of just thrown away. The only item not accepted are TVs. Atlanta Recycling Solutions, who help with the effort, say they’re able to put up to 98% of what comes in to good use.