Your Weather: Sunny with a few passing clouds, highs in the low 60’s.
Another hurdle cleared in the effort to make a new Warner Robins Law Enforcement Center a reality. Monday the city’s Redevelopment Agency approved a new lease agreement with Thrifty Car Rental. The document spells out the terms which move the business from its current home on North First Street at Watson Boulevard; that property will now be used as the location of the LEC. The car business will be relocated to South First Street; the arrangement is expected to be signed by all involved by the end of the week. Warner Robins City Council voted last month to loan the RDA $175,000 as long as Thrifty’s monthly rent is used to pay the city back.
A Robins Air Force Base leader has been given a new position. Col. John Kubinec, the local Air Logistics Center’s vice commander for the past six months, has been named commander of the 377th Air Base Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. He will assume those duties December 19th. Kubinec stressed that he feels better prepared to handle his new command duties after serving at Robins, and takes particular pleasure at the increased productivity and safety consciousness in the base’s industrial complex.
A man injured after falling ten feet from an outdoor display sign. The accident happened Monday afternoon just before two o’clock outside a convenience store on the Highway 247 connector in Warner Robins near I-75. The victim had been working on the advertisement above the Exxon station when he apparently lost his footing. He was awake and responsive when emergency personnel arrived to transport him to the Medical Center of Central Georgia. No word on the extent of his injuries.
A drug bust in Twiggs County setting a new record. Two deputies pulled over a car for a minor traffic violation, and discovered the three occupants were hauling over six pounds of cocaine and 43 pounds of marijuana. The contraband, worth more than 375 thousand dollars, set a record as the largest drug bust in Twiggs county history. Now in trouble with the law..Joivanni Russell, Jamal McGruder, and Drashawn Johnson. The three Savannah natives say they were just on their way from a party in Jonesboro.
If you happened to see a long line at a new business in Centerville yesterday, there was a good reason for it. Hundreds of people lined the sidewalk and parking lot outside the new Buffalo Wild Wings in Centerville to win a year’s supply of the chicken favorite. It was all part of the store’s grand opening. The first one hundred customers in line now get to dine on the restaurant’s tab for the coming year.