Community briefs

November 14, 2012 

NFL rookie from Perry named parade grand marshal

The Green Bay Packers’ Casey Hayward has been named grand marshal of Perry’s second annual Independence Day parade.

The NFL rookie grew up in Perry and was a standout at Perry High School, leading his team to the quarterfinals during his senior year in 2007.

Hayward, who played at Vanderbilt University, was drafted in the second round by the Green Bay Packers. He leads all rookies with four interceptions and is in a tie for third overall.

The parade is scheduled for June 30.

WR police offer smart phone app

The Warner Robins Police Department has launched a free smart phone app “in an effort to connect law enforcement agencies with their communities,” according to a news release.

The MyPD app features department contacts and access to the Warner Robins police social media accounts. It also allows users to submit questions and anonymous crime tips. It is not intended for emergencies, the release states. The app, developed by WiredBlue, is available for iPhone and Android users. For more information, visit or

-- Staff reports

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