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Red Cross in 'Emergency Need' for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross says they're at emergency levels in their blood supply.

According to a news release, nationwide they project 50,000 fewer donations in June than they expected.

The Central Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross says there are half as many blood products in inventory as there was this time last year.

They attribute that to unseasonably warm weather letting people start their summer activities earlier, and officials says people aren't taking to time to give blood and platelets.

The Red Cross says all blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B Negative and A negative.

Because of the shortage, the Red Cross is extending hours at donations center and encouraging all eligible donors to take time to give.

To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org.

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Shane's Rib Shack Brings "Rollin' Rib Shack" to Robins

Shane's Rib Shack Brings "Rollin' Rib Shack" to Robins

“Shane’s Rollin’ Rib Shack”, an extension of Shane’s Rib Shack in Warner Robins, is now open on Robins AFB! The black and red trailer with their unmistakable “smoke shack” logo is located in the parking lot next to bldg 2066 on Blunk Drive. They are open Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

--From Robins Air Force Base Facebook Page

Where is the Cheapest Gas?

Where is the Cheapest Gas?

Some of our viewers are reporting gas prices lower than $3 in their area.

Are you seeing gas for lower than $3 a gallon? 

If so, snap a picture next time you're at the pump and send it to us at whereyoulive@13wmaz.com.

$20,000 to Rebuild 3 Homes in Warner Robins

20 pairs of hands, $20,000, and one lucky homeowner.

"It is getting totally remodeled and I thank God for it," says Lena Anderson who lives on Dunbar Road.

Wells Fargo presented the big prize to Rebuilding Together Warner Robins. That money will be used on three home projects, including Anderson's house.

"The paint was coming off and there were holes in some of the places in the floor. I had a little fire in my washroom that was all messed up," says Anderson.

"She needed some extensive paint work on the inside and outside. She needed some repairs on her bathroom; front and back doors needed some replacing," says Rebuilding Together Project Manager Joanne Alford-Robinette.

The handy helpers scraped off layers of the old and lathered on a new coat of paint.

These volunteers started working at 9 a.m and will call it a day around 5 p.m. The house will be completed in about two weeks after they fix the heat and the air.

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Robins to Award Historical 3.7 Billion Contract to Boeing

Robins to Award Historical 3.7 Billion Contract to Boeing

 

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – The Boeing Company will be awarded a $3.749 billion dollar contract in support of the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 Fleet Modernization Program.  It will be the largest foreign military sales contract in the bases’ history, a Robins Air Force Base news release says.

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“The team has overcome obstacles on a short timeline, doing enormous resource planning with industry and the RSAF. It is a program with international scope and national importance. We’re very proud to be leading this effort from Robins.” said Lt Col Jay Schatz, Deputy Security Assistance Program Manager for the effort.

McMahon Named 21st Century Head

Retired Major General Robert McMahon is the new president and CEO of the 21st Century Partnership.

That's the Warner Robins community group that rallies support for Robins Air Force Base.

McMahon retired last week as commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center. He was named Thursday morning during a partnership meeting at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins.

Former executive director Mary Therese Tebbe stepped down a few months ago to take a job with the Georgia National Guard in Atlanta.

Major General Rick Goddard will hand over the reigns to McMahon in September. He says McMahon will have a full plate when he takes over but believes his leadership skills will help him get the job done.

He says, "His ease working with people, his persona in the community, all of those things go to make him the perfect choice for this."

Gas Prices Fall in Houston County

Gas Prices Fall in Houston County

Viewers report that gas is down in Warner Robins.

Gas has been seen at $2.96 at the corner of Russell Parkway and Houston Lake Road.

Another viewer said its also $2.96 at Kroger on Highway 96.

If you see a good gas price, email a photo of the sign to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com