Silver Airways to pull out on Macon-Middle Georgia in November

THE EMPTY TERMINAL AT MACON-MIDDLE GEORGIA REGIONAL AIR PORT TELLS THE STORY OF WHY SILVER AIRWAYS IS PULLING OUT OF MIDDLE GEORGIA IN NOVEMBER. FLIGHTS TO ATLANTA AND ORLANDO HAVE FAILED TO PROVIDE AN EXPECTED BUSINESS FOR THE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED AIR SERVICE. AT ONE TIME EASTERN, DELTA AND OTHER MAJORS SERVICED MACON AND WARNER ROBINS, BUT NO MORE. TRAVEL TO ATLANTA BY GROUND SHUTTLE APPEARS TO HAVE WON OUT OVER INFREQUENT AIR FLIGHTS OUT OF MACON.

WR Mayor, council get Workman's Comp proposal, honor Miss Teen Georgia

IN WARNER ROBINS, COUNCIL APPROVED A 45 THOUSAND DOLLAR CONTRACT TO STUDY WAYS THE GOVERNMENT CAN SAVE OF WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION CASES. THE CONTRACT IS WITH THE GALLAGHER RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES ORGANIZATION. THE COMPANY MADE A PRESENTATION INDICATING SAVINGS COULD BE AS MUCH AS 25 PERCENT A YEAR, POSSIBLY AS MUCH AS $100 THOUSAND ANNUALLY. DURING THE MEETING, MAYOR RANDY TOMS AND COUNCIL MEMBERS HONORED MISS GEORGIA TEEN OLIVIA McMILLAN. THE NORTHSIDE STUDENT WILL REPRESENT THE CITY AND STATE IN FURTHER COMPETITIONS.

Two middle Georgia murders discovered within minutes of each other on Monday

TWO MIDDLE GEORG1A MURDERS WERE DISCOVERED WITHIN MINUTES OF EACH OTHER IN BIBB AND CRAWFORD COUNTIES ON MONDAY MORNING. IN BIBB COUNTY, 40 YEAR OLD MILTON STEPHENS WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS APARTMENT OFF RECREATION ROAD. HE DIED OF A BULLET WOUND TO THE CHEST AROUND 10:30 MONDAY MORNING. IN CRAWFORD COUNTRY NEAR FORT VALLEY IN NEIGHBORING PEACH COUNTY, ANOTHER MAN WAS SHOT TO DEATH, ALSO OF A BULLET WOUND TO THE CHEST. HE WAS NOT IDENTIFIED IN INITIAL REPORTS. THE MILTON STEPHENS SHOOTING PROMPTED A NEIGHBORHOOD SEARCH FOR POSSIBLE WITNESSES WHO MIGHT HAVE SEEN SOMEBODY ENTERING HIS GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT. CORONOR LEON JONES SAYS AN AUTOPSY WILL BE PREFORMED ON STEPHENS BODY LATER TODAY AS THE BIBB SHERIFF'S INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

Motorist drives through Round About, damaging landscape

LAST TIME WE SAW MACON'S NEW ROUND ABOUT AT COLLEGE AND OGLETHROPE STREETS, MERCER PRESIDENT WILLIAM UNDERWOOD WAS MAKING CIRCLES AROUND IT, AND SO WAS MAYOR REICHERT AFTER CEREMONIES OPENING UP THE BEAUTIFUL LAND SCAPED INTERSECTION WERE HELD. OVER THE WEEK END, SOMEBODY TOOK A SHORT CUT AND DROVE THROUGH IT INSTEAD AROUND THE CIRCLE, DAMAGING THE BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE JOB. TATTNALL SQUARE FOLKS ARE CALLING IT A MISTAKE BY A MOTORIST.

Hancock County sets up temporary offices in Sparta

TEMPORARY GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN HANCOCK COUNTY ARE NOW IN OPERATION AT OCONEE FALL LINE TECHNICAL COLLEGE SPARTA CAMPUS. RESIDENTS CAN BEGIN PAYING THEIR WATER BILLS WITHOUT PENALTY AT THE OFFICE ON THE GREENSBORO HIGHWAY. THE HOURS ARE FROM 8 AM UNTIL NOON. MEANWHILE WORK WILL BEGIN SOON ON REBUILDING THE HISTORIC COURT HOUSE, WHICH WAS DESTROYED BY A FIRE OF UNDETERMINED ORIGIN.

Photos from Sandersville bank robbery released

AUTHORITIES IN WASHINGTON COUNTY ARE RELEASING A BANK PHOTO OF THE PERSON WHO HELD UP THE SANDERSVILLE WELLS FARGO BANK LAST SATURDAY MORNING. ITS NOT MUCH TO GO ON, BUT SANDERSVILLE POLICE CHIEF VICTOR CUYLER IS HOPING SOMEBODY OUT THEIR MIGHT RECOGNIZE SOMETHING IN THE PICTURE THAT MIGHT LEAD TO AN ARREST. IF SO CALL HIM AT 478—552—3121. CHIEF CUYLER SAID NO ONE WAS INJURED DURING THE ROBBERY, AND THE ROBBER LEFT ON FOOT.

Roundabout is officially open

THE MUCH ANTICIPATED ROUND ABOUT IS OPENING THIS MORNING AT COLLEGE AND OGLETHORPE NEAR ALEXANDER TWO SCHOOL AND MERCER UNIVERSITY. THE LAST BARRIERS WERE TAKEN DOWN AFTER A CEREMONIAL OPENING WITH MERCER PRESIDENT WILLIAM UNDERWOOD MAKING THE FIRST CEREMONIAL RIDE AROUND THE BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED CIRCLE. THE WAY IS ALSO OPEN TO THE BEARS DEN RESTAURANT. FOR THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS, PATRONS NEEDED TO NAGIGATE THROUGH SEVERAL DETOURS TO GET TO THE POPULAR EATING PLACE.

Sandersville bank robbed on Saturday, suspect got away on foot

WASHINGTION COUNTY AUTHORITIES ARE SEEKING A GUNMAN WHO ROBBED THES SANDERSVILLE WELLS FARGO BANK AND APPARENTYL GOT AWAY WITH A LARGE SUM OF MONEY. POLICE SAY THE ROBBER DID NOT INJURE ANYBODY IN THE HOLDUP SATURDAY MORNING, AND MADE GOOD HIS GET AWAY ON FOOT. SANDERSVILLE POLICE CHIEF VICTOR CUYLER SAYS ANYBODY WHO CAN PROVIDE INFORMATION IS URGED TO CALL HIS DEPARTMENT AT 478-552-3121.

Re-paving work slows traffic in South Macon

THINGS WERE HECTIC ON HIGHWAY 247 AT SEVEN BRIDGES AND NORTHWARD ON PIO NONO, HOUSTON AND BROADWAY. RE-PAVING BY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CREWS HAD SOME OF THE LANES CLOSED WITH DETOURS IN PLACE FROM TIME TO TIME OVER THE WEEK END. WORK IS CONTINUING WITH EFFORTS TO KEEP TRAFFIC MOVING ON THE VITAL NORTH-SOUTH ROADWAY LEADING TO AND FROM ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE.TAKE CARE WHEN TRAVELING IN THAT PORTION OF SOUTH MACON.

Big crowd greets Perdue, Black at Lane Packing

REPUBLICAN U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE DAVID PERDUE SAYS HE WANTS TO BE ON THE SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE WHEN ELECTED. HE MADE THE COMMENTS AT THE LANE PACKING NEAR FORT VALLEY. THE HOUSTON COUNTY NATIVE JOINED WITH GEORGIA AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER GARY BLACK FOR A JOINT GET TOGETHER. COMMISSIONER BLACK IS SEEKING RE-ELECTION AS THE STATE'S FIRST REPUBLICAN AG COMMISSIONER, A SEAT HELD BY LONG TIME DEMOCRATIC COMMISSIONER TOMMY IRVIN WHO RETIRED. BOTH PERDUE AND BLACK UNVIELED THIS FALL'S CORN FIELD MAZE ATTRACTION FOR LANE PACKINGS AMUSEMENT FESTIVAL.

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