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The City of Warner Robins preparing for a political switch, as three new city councilmen will be sworn-in on this afternoon. In Post Two Carolyn Robbins steps in for the outgoing Tom Simms, while over in Post Four Mike Brashear fills the seat being vacated by Bob Wilbanks. Finally Mike Davis replaces John Williams in the Post 6 position. Houston County Superior Court Judge Ed Lukemire will officiate the ceremony which takes place at City Hall at 4pm.
The second annual Prayer Vigil for the City of Warner Robins, and its leaders, will be taking place immediately before that swearing-in ceremony. It happens outside of City Hall and is being coordinated by residents of the Jefferson Hills neighborhood. Mayor Chuck Shaheen expected to again speak at the event.
Fire investigators say they now know why a local home went up in flames early yesterday morning. At about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday the Warner Robins Fire Department responded to 409 Grenada Terrace. The home was engulfed in flames and was destroyed by the blaze, which Captain James Franklin says was started by an electric space heater. No one was home at the time of the blaze and it took firefighters about an hour to put out the flames.
Today Warner Robins leaders again taking the first steps toward making public transportation a reality. They’ll be commissioning a feasibility study in January; today councilmen will begin figuring out just who they’ll choose to do it. The Warner Robins Area Transportation Study, or WRATS, is funded by a $100,000 dollar federal grant and will examine a joint Houston County-Peach County transit system.
A popular form of transportation will soon be hitting more roadways in Georgia. New laws going into affect January 1st will allow golf carts to travel roads with speed limits up to 35 miles an hour, but only if they equipped with added safety features like headlights, taillights, and reflectors.