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Today's Justice of the Day is: LUCIUS Q. C. LAMAR II. Justice Lamar was born on this day, September 17, in 1825.
A news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's office says a man was robbed on Second Street at Wood Street Tuesday afternoon. The release says Johnny Thomas of Macon, 63, was found scuffed and bleeding, around 4 p.m. He says he left a store on Broadway on foot when a green Dodge pickup pulled up.
"Your plans are to plant trees and planters and re-do downtown to make it look like Macon is a very welcoming place," she said about the city's renovations, "And when you walk into this building, how welcoming is it? It's not welcoming." Two million dollars in SPLOST money has been put aside to build it, but no action has taken place yet.
Johnson and Lamar roads traffic approaching Hwy. 74 will be detoured and routed onto the completed portion of the new roundabout under construction, according to a news release from the state Department of Transportation.
Robins Federal Credit Union recently awarded a Microsoft Surface tablet with accessories to Courtney Moore, winner of the September First Friday drawing. This contest was part of September First Friday, which is hosted by Robins Federal Credit Union and NewTown Macon.
An overturned log truck blocked an exit ramp from I-75 in south Macon for more than an hour Tuesday.
Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia is hosting its fall Job Fair from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon. The event is part of Hispanic Heritage Month, according to a Goodwill news release.
The crew of the USS Rodney M. Davis paid tribute to its namesake earlier this month, marking the 47th anniversary of his death. Davis, a Macon, Ga., native, was killed during the Vietnam War in 1967.
According to Kevin Barkley, the director of Macon-Bibb's solid waste department, only 2,000 homes in North and East Macon have curbside recycling options. He says a lot of reusable materials end up here in the Macon-Bibb landfill when they could be recycled.
He is the elderly man accused of shooting and killing Linda Hunnicutt at the Murphy's gas station on Gray Highway in December 2012. Reeves' attorney, Veronica Brinson, has filed numerous motions with the court in the days leading up to the trial date.
The 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Georgia Army National Guard will be returning to its headquarters at 1030 Shurling Drive in Macon at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Over the past nine months, Task Force Volunteers performed in many capacities to support the International Security Assistance Force , ISAF Joint Command and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, all while regularly partnering with the Afghan National Security Forces, according to a news release.
Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore and Thomaston Police Chief Dan Greathouse issued the following press release on Tuesday, September 2, 2014: On Thursday, August 28, 2014 the Upson County Sheriff's Office and the Thomaston Police Department were assisted by the U.S. Marshal's Office in arresting four subjects for federal indictments on cocaine charges from the Federal Court in the Middle District of Macon, Georgia. The subjects arrested were identified as the following: Adrian Gray, 717 Highway 80 Culloden, Georgia; Bryant "Bud" Gray, 647 Highway 80 Culloden, Georgia; Dexter Fagan, 1310 Allen Road, Culloden, Georgia; and Ferris Quiller, 1012 Triune Mill Road, Thomaston, Georgia.
Deputy injured in shooting to be taken off life support Family, citing deputy's life of service, waits so his organs can be donated. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1tUlqvn MACON, Ga.
The quick brown fox jumped over the Lazy Dog Growler. In Macon no less, but not before grabbing a beer or two.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 07:33 am
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