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Peach County commissioners discuss water park

Peach County Commissioners discussed providing "public accessibility" to a Warner Robins water park at commission meeting at 4:30 on Thursday.

Commissioner Melvin Walker said, by phone, the commissioners agreed to provide an access road to the park and that they would meet again for further review.

The city administrator, Marcia Johnson, says there still needs to be an agreement between the developer, development authority, and commissioners on the park plans.

Jeff Franklin, the President of Spirit of America Theme Park and Development, is the developer of the park and has been planning on building it for about a year.

The park would go on Vietnam Veterans Parkway near Interstate 75 in Warner Robins.

In July, Franklin told 13WMAZ that he is planning on opening the park next April, with an amphitheater across from it.

Job opening in Byron

Job opening in Byron

Job Title:          Welder

Location:         Byron

Pay:                 $10.00 to $13.00 per Hour

Education:       high school diploma/ged

Job Number:   GA8203801

The position requires a high school diploma/GED, 12 months of production welding experience, and experience reading blueprints.


Central Georgia Weather Watches and Warnings

Central Georgia Weather Watches and Warnings

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for portions of middle GA for this afternoon.

Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Dodge, Hancock, Houston, Jones, Laurens, Macon, Peach, Pulaski, Taylor, Telfair, Twiggs, Treutlen, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Wilkinson counties are in a Heat Advisory beginning today at 12pm through 8pm.

A Heat Advisory means a period of dangerous heat is expected. Hot temperatures mixed with high humidity creates high heat index values. Heat index values will likely reach near 105° this afternoon.

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

(USA TODAY)Not too many years ago, this would have been unthinkable:  buying a bag of McDonald’s-branded coffee at the grocery store.

VOTE: Who will make it to state in AAA?

VOTE: Who will make it to state in AAA?

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UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Crawford Co. shooting

The GBI has identified a man who was shot to death Monday, reportedly after a family dispute in Crawford County.

Crawford County deputies found the man shot to death around 11 a.m. at a home on Haywood Circle.

Coroner Allen O'Neal identified fire him as Ben Tyler Rowland, 26, of Byron. The home belongs to a relative.

Special agent J-T Ricketson of the GBI's Perry office says Rowland was reportedly shot by a male relative and the two men had some past disagreements.

He said the case is still under investigation.

He would not release any further details on the case and said a GBI autopsy on Rowland is scheduled for Monday.

Ricketson said the fatal shooting was not related to another one Sunday night in Crawford County, when a man was wounded at a home on Sandy Point Road.

Ga. officials offer online deer hunting application

Ga. officials offer online deer hunting application

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are encouraging deer hunters to fill out an online application that will allow them to participate in this season's deer quota hunt.

Officials from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division officials say the deadline to submit an application for deer quota hunting is Sept. 1.