The Warner Robins Little League team dropped a heartbreaker in the Little League World Series. WRALL lost to Keystone, Penn. 7-5.
Once again the Warner Robins boys faced an elimination game. Tuesday night they took on the home team of Keystone, Pennsylvania. And WRALL had to deal with a raucous in-state crowd.
Warner Robins got off to a great start by putting three runs on the board in the first inning. Josh Goodman drove in two runs off with a triple and then Jordan Hampton knocked in Goodman with an RBI single.
Pennsylvania would respond by scoring six runs off of five hits.
WR’s Jake Fromm blasted a 2-R home run in the 4th that cut the Pennsylvania lead to 7-5
In the top of the 6th, Warner Robins was still down two runs, with 2 men on and 2 outs when Pennsylvania’s Taylor McCloskey gets Josh Goodman to ground back to him to end the game.
A new telephone scam could cost you hundreds, even thousands of dollars, and victims right here in Middle Georgia want you to beware. A woman who asked not to be identified right here in Macon could face a hefty phone bill because of scammers.
"I told him, how could I win something when I had not entered any contest? And I said "it's a scam!," the victim says.
She received a phone call from a strange number--the man on the other line said she had won a new Mercedes Benz and $8,000.
She told police the caller knew strange information about her, like where she shopped, and how much she spent there.
"And he said, 'Well, I want you to go over to Walgreens and get a card, and it will have $450 on it, that you can spend just like you want to."
The man then said he would send someone over with the $8,000 and the new car later on that afternoon. He then gave her another strange number to call. That's when she called the Kelvin Collins at the Better Business Bureau, who says he's received numerous complaints about this strange caller.
"We've seen more and more calls coming in where they've won a sweepstakes or a lottery and they need to call back a telephone number, which is normally an 876 telephone number in Jamaica, and they are actually entering into international dialing," says Collins.
Dialing internationally could mean you'll pay per minute, and a hefty phone bill.
"Know these telephone area codes; don't ever call an area code that you're not familiar with. Take some time if you've got a computer at home find out if its out of the country," Collins says.
The victim tells us she just wants to help people avoid being scammed.
"I just want people to protect themselves, not give their money away don't send anybody any money."
She says she hasn't received her phone bill from the strange call yet, and she hopes she won't be charged for the call.
Tonight, Macon City Council unanimously voted to support the county's SPLOST, even though the commissioners did not make any changes after council reviewed the list last night.
Nearly $165 million dollars will be spent on the four main catergories:
Debt Retirement for both the City and County
Recreation and Cultural Arts
Mayor Reichert says these projects will help create an economic boom by bringing more local jobs to the area, a benefit for citizens in both the county and the city.
"Today is the day one of how we sell this and explain it to the people and as I said, the more they learn about, the more they're going to be impressed with it and be inclined to vote for it," says Mayor Reichert.
Councilman, Mike Cranford, says he hopes the citizens will be able to see all the benefits the SPLOST has to offer if it passes.
"The unfortunate thing is if there's one person who sees one thing in there that they don't like well then they're going to say well I'm going to throw the baby out with the bathwater, and you can't do that. This is not a perfect document, but it's almost perfect. It's as close to perfect as we can come to satisfying all the needs."
Council member Henry Ficklin' was the only person who did raise some concern before tonight's vote. He says there were some concerns about how the the money was divided among the projects. He still decided to support the SPLOST hoping the county and the city will be able to work together to make sure these goals are completed effectively.