Gas prices in Warner Robins among lowest in state

THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE IN MID-STATE GASOLINE PRICES AND IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHICH DIRECTION YOU TAKE OUT OF MACON. BY FAR THE LOWEST PER GALLON CHARGES ARE IN WARNER ROBINS WHERE A GROWING NUMBER OF STATIONS ARE IN THE $2.60'S, MANY OF THEM ON ELBERTA ROAD AND NORTH DAVIS DRIVE. THAT'S NOT THE CASE NORTH OF MACON, HOWEVER. IN FORSYTH AND MONROE COUNTY LOOK FOR GAS AT AROUND THREE DOLLARS A GALLON IN SOME INSTANCES, NEARLY A 40 CENT DIFFERENCE FROM THOSE WARNER ROBINS LOCATIONS.

Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare will re-open on Monday

MACON-BIBB ANIMAL CONTROL EMPLOYEES TRANSFERD NEARLY 30 DOGS AND CATS TO FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY FOR A WEEK END STAY. THE TEMPORARY LODGING BECAME NESSESSERY AFTER THE MACON FACILITY WAS CLEARED BY THE STATE INSPECTORS OF ANY UNHEALTHY DOGS, BUT THE FACILITIES MUST BE CLEANED THOROUGHLY. EARLY OCTOBER WHEN IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT TWO DOGS HAD PARVO, THE ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER WAS CLOSED. SEVERAL OTHER ANIMALS WERE EUTHENIZED. FOLLOWING A FINAL INSPECTION, THE CENTER WAS OPENED FOUR HOURS YESTERDAY MORNING FOR A NO COST ADOPTION. SHORTLY AFTER NOON THE UN-ADOPTED ANMINALS WERE TAKEN TO FORT VALLEY WHILE THE LOCAL SHELTER IS GIVEN A THROUGH SANITARY CLEANING. THEY WILL BE BROUGHT BACK MONDAY.

Ebola expert Dr. Long says no need for panic

A RENOWNED EBOLA EXPERT SAYS THERE IS NO NEED FOR THE WIDE SPREAD CONCERN IN MIDDLE GEORGIA ABOUT THE DISEASE. DR. EARL LONG TOLD A LARGE CROWD AT FORT VALLEY SATE UNIVERSITY IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR EBOLA TO BE A THREAT TO MID-STATERS AND SAYS WE OUGHT TO BE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE FLU. ALMOST ALL SEATS IN THE PETTIGREW CENTER AUDITORIUM WERE FILLED WITH CONCERNED STUDENTS AND FACULTY PLUS THE GENERAL PUBLIC. DR. LONG SAYS, UNLIKE OTHER AIRBORNE DISEASES, EBOLA SPREADS VERY SLOWLY AND CAN BE SHORT CIRCUITED BY ISOLATING ITS CARRIERS.

Perdue campaigns in Forsyth today

REPUBLICAN GEORGIA U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE DAVID PERDUE WILL BRING HIS CAMPAIGN BACK TO THE MID-STATE WITH A STOPOVER IN FORSYTH. SUPPORTERS WILL MEET WITH CANDIDATE PERDUE AT THE DAIRY QUEEN PARKING LOT ON NORTH LEE STREET. DAVID PERDUE IS LOCKED IN A TIGHT RACE WITH DEMOCRAT MICHELLE NUNN.

Atlanta TV poll shows neither Nunn nor Perdue has majority of votes

FOR THE THIRD POLL IN A ROW MICHELLE NUNN SHOWS A LEAD IN THE SENATE RACE TO REPLACE RETIRING REPUBLICAN SAX BY CHAMBLISS. THE WXIA ATLANTA TV STATION SURVEY OF VOTERS INDICATED MICHELLE NUNN LEADS DAVID PERDUE 46-PERCENT TO 44 PERCENT. UNDECIDED AND A THIRD CANDIDATE, A LIBERTARIAN, APPARENTLY HAS THE RACE GOING TO A RUNOFF IF NEITHER NUNN NOR PERDUE GETS A MAJORITY OF THE VOTES ON NOVEMBER 4th.

Warner Robins chamber names Bragg president

THE WARNER ROBINS REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS A NEW PRESIDENT. THE ORGANIZATION HAS HIRED APRIL BRAGG, WHO CURRENTLY HEADS UP THE MILLEDGEVILLE–BALDWIN COUNTY CHAMBER PROGRAM. BRAGG REPLACES MORGAN LAW, WHO RESIGNED IN JULY. SHE WILL ASSUME HER DUTIES IN WARNER ROBINS IN MID-NOVEMBER.

Animal Welfare Center re-opens

A MEDICAL PROBLEM AFFECTING THE MACON-BIBB ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER IS APPARENTLY OVER. THE FACILITY, WHICH HAS BEEN CLOSED SINCE OCTOBER 7th, WILL RE-OPEN THIS MORNING FOR A SPECIAL NO COST ADOPTION OF OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED HEALTHY DOGS. THE SHUT DOWN WAS CAUSED BY TWO DOGs CONTRACTING PARVO. FOLLOWING TWO INSPECTIONS BY THE STATE, THE MACON-BIBB FACILITY RE-OPENS THIS MORNING AT 8:00am. A POOL OF 35 DOGS AND 8 CATS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION UNTIL NOON TODAY. THE USUAL ADOPTION FEES ARE BEING WAIVED BECAUSE OF SPECIAL DONATIONS.

Pedestrian injuries, fatalities a concern of Macon-Bibb commission

MACON-BIBB COMMISSIONERS AGREE THE HIGH NUMBER OF PEDESTRIAN INJURIES AND FATALITIES IN MACON AS COMPARED TO OTHER CITIES IS A VERY REAL CONCERN. COMMISSIONERS ARE IN THE BEGINNING STAGES OF A SAFETY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN. A PROPOSED RESOLUTION TO THAT AFFECT IS BEING PUT TOGETHER WITH CO-SPONSORS AL TILLMAN AND VIRGIL WATKINS. COMMISSIONER ELAINE LUCAS SAYS SHE WILL ASK THE BIBB BOARD OF HEALTH TO ENDORSE THE EFFORT. BIBB CORONER LEON JONES SAYS PER CAPITA MACON AND BIBB COUNTY HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS , INJURIES AND FATALITIES. MOST OF THE ACCIDENTS OCCUR WHEN PEDESTRIANS FAIL TO USE PROPER CROSSING LOCATIONS.

f-15 display at WR city hall pleases residents

MAYOR RANDY TOMS AND WARNER ROBINS COUNCIL SAID THANK YOU TO MEMBERS OF THE J-STARS TEAM AT ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE. THESE MEN COORDINATED EFFORTS TO GET AN F-15 FIGHTER JET BROUGHT TO A PLACE OF HONOR IN FRONT OF CITY HALL. MAYOR TOMS SAID HIS OFFICE HAS HEARD FROM A LARGE NUMBER OF CITIZENS PRAISING THE CITY FOR PLACING THE CRAFT WHERE PASSING MOTORISTS CAN SEE IT. THE F-15 IS PART OF AN OVERALL PLAN TO HONOR THE MILITARY WITH A SPECIAL DISPLAY AND MEMORIAL AT CITY HALL.

Stabbing on Eisenhower Parkway under investigation

THE BIBB SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATING A SHOOT INCIDENT AT THE IN TOWN SUITES AT 1456 EISENHOWER PARKWAY. DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND 25 YEAR OLD JOHN STAGGS WOUNDED IN THE NECK. IT APPEARS THE INJURY IS NOT LIFE THREATENING, BUT THEY HAVE NO INFORMATION ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES NOR INFORMATION ON POSSIBLE SUSPECTS AS THEIR INVESTIGATION CONTINUES THIS MORNING.

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