At tonight's pre-council meeting, a $25,000 item on the purchasing bid list raised many questions from council members.
The item is a study commissioned by the Middle Georgia Regional Commission. It would create a master plan for recreation in the city of Warner Robins.
Councilman Bob Wilbanks says the city does need help with a plan, but he tells us he wasn't happy about seeing this proposal for the first time as a part of puchasing bids.
"Before we spend $25,000... right now, we're asking people if can raise their taxes, and we're spending $25,0000 here, $100,000 there. As some of the council has said we've done studies before, and they're still sitting on the table, and nothing has happened."
Willbanks says he's more than happy to consider this study as an option for the city. He believes the Middle Georgia Regional Commission should bring a proposal to council before any money is spent.
A group of volunteers at the Georgia National Fair, are helping a very specific group a people.
Their services include a place to clean, wipe, and give moms a private room to feed their babies.
The Baby Comfort Station is snuggled between the cheese fries and the ferris wheel, and moms know exactly where how to get to the tent.
"I could not live without it!" mom of three, Brynn Morseman says.
The tent and all the needed supplies to change and clean a baby are freely given to parents who need to stop in. Free wipes, free diapers, and a free rocking chair to relax in are compliments of the Rehoboth Baptist Association.
It's a service the volunteers of the association are happy to offer parents.
"We're just here to provide a place where they can do it with privacy and not sitting out there on a picnic table of something," Mary Ann Barge says.
Barge has been volunteering for two years at the fair.
Morseman says having the tent at the fair, is something she counts on every year.
"It's always in the same place, so I know exactly where to make a bee-line for when we need to come and use it."
Macon Police arrest two people in the murder of an elderly Baldwin County man, and one of the suspects is his stepdaughter.
23-year-old Ashleigh Ricks and her boyfriend, 36-year-old Andre Brown are accused of robbing and killing 72-year-old Mandle Charlie Waters, whose body was found in his car last Friday.
Baldwin County deputies say Waters was shot in the back and left to die in the car. The suspects stole money, a wallet and phone from the victim.
"The investigation is still ongoing; in fact, we recovered what we think to be the murder weapon--it's at the state crime laboratory right now, matching the ballistics, and we're following other leads and trying to document other evidence," says Baldwin County Sheriff Bill Massee.
The victim apparently raised Ricks from the time she was a baby.
Both are charged with felony murder and armed robbery, with an additional charge against Andre Brown for illegal possession of a firearm.