Your Houston County Weather: Sunny with highs in the upper 80s.
Brett Donald Justice will spend 20 years in jail for a string of crimes, including at least four burglaries, aggravated assault, numerous car break-ins, even threatening a man with a gun. The 21 year old Warner Robins man sentenced yesterday by Judge George Nunn in Houston County Superior Court. Among his crimes was a break-in at Northside High School and Kohl’s Department Store in Warner Robins during the summer 2011.
A 41 year old Kathleen woman now facing charges of family violence and battery. Lori Ann Fox was arrested Tuesday morning after sheriff’s deputies were called to a Grove Lane residence and spoke with the alleged victim, John Varnadoe.
Gas prices are continuing to fall around the mid-state, and now you have a new place in Perry to fill up your tank. A new fuel center opened at the Kroger off Sam Nunn Boulevard.
The Warner Robins Redevelopment Agency had a special called meeting at City Hall yesterday to discuss a land acquisition matter. The group voted to swap a parcel of land it bought two months ago on Prince Street for another nearby lot in order to help make way for expansion of Georgia Military College. No price change was involved in the deal.
A big change to the area’s college scene on the way. The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgiahas approved the merger of Central Georgia Tech in Macon and Middle Georgia Tech, centered in Warner Robins. That merger expected to take place July 1 of next year. It will create the second largest single technical college campus in the state with an enrollment of over 16,000 students. Middle Georgia Tech’s Dr. Ivan Allen will oversee the merger.
The Museum of Aviation the site for a meeting of area leaders addressing three big concerns. Robins Air Base Installation Commander Col. Miltchell Butikofer joined with the mayors of Warner Robins, Centerville, and Perry and the Chairman of the Houston County Commission to proclaim Triple Ribbon Month in October. The effort focuses on awareness campaigns for breast cancer, domestic violence, and drug abuse.
Visitation for former Warner Robins city councilman Tom Simms is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Friday at McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins, with services to follow. Simms passed away at his home Tuesday morning. He was 56.
Public opinion now being solicited on the environmental assessment study for G-RAMP, that’s the public-private partnership which looks to bring aerospace industry to 91 acres off the north end of Robins AFB. The original price tag of the project was 72 million dollars and involves Warner Robins city land. Officials say a copy of the report should be at the Nola Brantley Library on Watson Boulevard.
A public-private partnership managed by the C-17 Globemaster Combined Program Office at Robins Air Force Base has won the 2012 Secretary of Defense Gerald R. Beck Performance Based Logistics Award. The team, which includes 196 Air Force and Boeing Company civilian employees, cut costs by ten percent by moving aircraft repair parts to where they were needed in more efficient manner.
The Houston County Health Department has teamed up with the local Board of Education to offer free flu shots for children. Starting this week nurses will be on local school campuses offering the vaccinations. The goal is for at least 40% of Houston County students to receive the vaccination. Parents are provided with a couple of different choices for their children – that includes the spray mist version as well as the more traditional flu shot.