Bibb County Superintendent Dr. Romain Dallemand is recommending Westside High School Principal Laura Perkins' contract with the school be terminated.
An ongoing investigation reveals Perkins misused school funds. Dallemand says because of "incompetency, willful neglect of duties, and other good and sufficient cause," Perkins' contract should end.
According to Dallemand, Perkins handled a 2010 $1.7 million grant inappropriately. 41 NBC obtained a copy of the letter sent from Dr. Dallemand to Perkins, which goes into detail about the misused Blending Learning Opportunities Grant funds.
U.S. Airmen from Robins Air Force Base are marching through Middle Georgia, in memory of those who died almost ten years ago on 9/11.
Tuesday, The 78th Security Forces Squadron began their 146 mile leg of a march that began on July 12, at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Volunteers say the march is to remind people of the lives lost on September 11, and pay tribute to military personnel around the globe.
Senior Airman Steven Donohue says the memory of 9/11 is still fresh in his mind.
"The personal experience of 9/11 as a child gives this a lot of meaning to me," says Donohue. "I haven't necessarily learned anything else but to only remember the feelings I had as a child and now the respect that I have for everyone that serves in this military--the people before me, and the people that will be coming after me."
The marchers will pass their flag onto Moody Air Force Base volunteers on Saturday in Louisville, Georgia. The march is scheduled to end on September 11 at Ground Zero in New York City.
When you think of Perry, what first comes to mind? For most, it's memories of cotton candy, maybe a ride on the agri-lift, or winning first prize in a cattle show. Either way, reflections of Perry more than likely include the Georgia National Fair Grounds.
"It attracts people to Perry that otherwise wouldn't come," said Randy Moore, the executive director of the GA Agriculture Exposition Authority.
Since 1990 The Georgia National Fair has welcomed 16 million visitors and created more than $900 million dollars in direct economic impact.
Bibb County Sheriff Deputies are on the hunt for two masked suspects. Late Wednesday night· 26 year old Priteshkumar Patel was robbed at the North Wood Apartments after one of the suspects pulled out a gun and demanded money.
The two fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash towards Thomaston Road.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's office at 478-74
A soldier from Warner Robins, killed in combat will be honored Friday as his body returns home.
23-year old Army Specialist Mark Downer was killed last Friday, when his unit was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade in Afghanistan.
Downer was a combat medic stationed at Ft. Drum, N.Y. He was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. His unit deployed to Afghanistan in March.
Before Downer joined the Army in 2009, he served in the Georgia Air National Guard as a weather apprentice. He was assigned to the 116th Air Control Wing at Robins AFB.
An honor guard at Robins Air Force Base will receive his remains just after 9 in the morning. Starting at 9:45, people are encouraged to stand along the route, from the Museum of Aviation to McCullough Funeral Home to show their support and respect.
The escort will begin at the Museum of Aviation
Right on Highway 247
Left on Watson Boulevard
Right on North Davis Drive
Left on Green Street and continue past Northside High School
Left on North Houston Road
Right on Watson Boulevard
Left on Houston Lake Road
The escort will end at McCullough Funeral Home at 417 S. Houston Lake Road
The funeral is scheduled for 11 am, Saturday at Southside Baptist Church in Warner Robins.
NOTE: The family has asked that cameras or video recorders not be allowed inside the church during the funeral, and media will not be permitted to cover this event on base. 41NBC News will respect the family's wishes and limit our coverage to the escort route.