Your Houston County Weather: the return of mostly sunny skies as the effects of Isaac slip away, there is a small chance of rain though, highs near 90.
They’ll say goodbye one last time to Bill Hunter today. The former Warner Robins police chief and long time community servant passed away Tuesday at the age of 73. Funeral services for Hunter will take place this morning at Southside Baptist Church at 11 am, burial will follow at Bonaire Community cemetery.
It has the potential to be more devastating than any BRAC commission ever was. We’re talking about sequestration – the massive federal budget cuts that will affect the military starting next year. Thousands of Georgia jobs are at stake, including many tied to Robins Air Force Base. That’s why Warner Robins City Council will discuss issuing an ordinance about sequestration at its next meeting Monday afternoon. Also on the days agenda – some job reclassifications and adding a stop light th the Davis Drive/Tabor Drive intersection.
Hundreds turned out for Fan Appreciation Day at David Ragan Ford in Perry to get a glimpse at a local hometown hero. The well known NASCAR warrior was on hand, of course, showing off his car and equipment. He’ll be back on track, so to speak, this Sunday when he takes on Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Police in Macon working to unraveling what led to a double murder. The slain are identified as 25 year old Deundre Emory and 26 year old Antonio Flewellyn. Both died of gunshot wounds – Flewelln last night at a house on Cowan Street; Emory in the emergency room. Further details, including a motive for the gunplay, yet to be released by investigators.
Not a lot known at this point, but there was a shooting in Warner Robins last night. Police summoned around 11 pm to an apartment off Watson Boulevard. We’ll fill you in on what happened when we get more on the story.
Members of the Perry Chamber of Commerce saying thank you to Houston County’s state legislative delegation with a special yearly event. The 11th annual Legislative Appreciation Reception took place Thursday evening at the Go Fish Center near the GA national Fairgrounds. In all, nearly 100 local business and community leaders turned out to recognize the contributions of the honored state represenatives and senators., including Larry Oneal, Buddy Hardin, Willie Talton, Robert Dickey, Cecil Staton, and Ross Tolleson.
Its not exactly local news, but there is a strong University of Georgia following here in Houston County, so this is for you…UGA has a new mascot. The ninth Uga will get the officially title September 15th – the college’s interim mascot Russ getting the call-up. According to family and friends, Russ is reportedly excited about the promotion.
If you’re among the 33 million Americans expected the travel this Labor Day weekend, this is NOT the news you wanted to hear – gas prices expected to hit an all time high nationally through the holiday. Here in the midstate prices have risen as much as 17 cents in the past few days. The good news- they got to come back down again sometime…experts say after this weekends travel period…maybe.