Voters in Warner Robins will go to the polls Tuesday to pick a new mayor, or at least narrow the field of six candidates down to two. With no incumbent in the race, “there is no front-runner,” said Telegraph Houston County bureau reporter Christina M. Wright.
The man who was almost elected mayor of Warner Robins four years ago will try again this November. Chuck Chalk lost to current mayor Chuck Shaheen in 2009 by fewer than 200 votes. The 46-year-old Air Force veteran will make his second bid official Tuesday.
Traffic could be slower than normal around Robins Air Force Base this week. The military says exercises are beginning Monday to test readiness and emergency response at the central Georgia installation. Officials will evaluate the base's response to natural and manmade threats.
Museum of Aviation Director Ken Emery said the museum is getting rid of 29 planes and three missiles. He said the museum didn't have enough personnel to maintain all aircraft after Air Force personnel cuts in 2011 eliminated eight civilian positions at the museum.