Murder trial set for wheelchair-bound Macon senior citizen

THE MURDER TRIAL FOR SENIOR CITIZEN FRANK REEVES, SR. WILL BEGIN TODAY IN BIBB SUPERIOR COURT. THE WHEELCHAIR-BOUND MACON RESIDENT IS CHARGED WITH THE DECEMBER 2012 SHOOTING OF LINDA HUNNICUTT AT THE GRAY HIGHWAY MURPHY OIL SERVICE STATION. FRANK REEVES SAYS HUNNICUTT BUMPED HIS MOTORIZED CHAIR WITH HER CAR, WHICH ANGERED HIM, PROMPTING THE KILLING. TESTIMONY SHOULD BEGIN WEDNESDAY AFTER JURY SELECTION TODAY.

WR police establish 'coffee with a cop' program

WARNER ROBINS' NEW POLICE PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSISTANT, JENNIFER PARSONS, TOLD COUNCIL THE DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD ITS FIRST 'COFFEE WITH A COP' GET TOGETHER LATER THIS MONTH. PARSONS SAYS THE SEPTEMBER 29th EVENT AT THE WATSON BLVD STARBUCKS IS ANOTHER WAY OF BRINGING THE POLICE AND PUBLIC CLOSER TOGETHER IN A NONE EMERGENCY SITUATION.

WR city worker brings gun to work, makes others uncomfortable

CITY OF WARNER ROBINS EMPLOYEE CARL JORDAN SAYS HE IS UNCOMFORTABLE ON THE JOB SINCE A FELLOW CITY VEHICULAR MAINTENANCE WORKER HAS BEGUN BRINGING A PISTOL TO THE CITY SHOP. MR. JORDAN TOLD WARNER ROBINS MAYOR RANDY TOMS AND CITY COUNCIL IT'S UNNERVING TO HAVE TO WORK UNDER SUCH INTIMIDATING CIRCUMSTANCES. THE MAYOR, ON THE ADVICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY, SAYS, AS GEORGIA LAW IS WRITTEN, EMPLOYEE IS WITHIN HIS RIGHTS TO BRING THE GUN. MAYOR TOMS AND OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS TOLD WORKER JORDAN THE CITY WILL LOOK INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF CREATING WORK PLACE RULES TO COVER THE SITUATION.

48th Brigade returns home today

THE 48th BRIGADE RETURNS TO MIDDLE GEORGIA FROM ITS LATEST TOUR OF DUTY IN AFGHANISTAN. THE 200 MEMBERS OF THE BRIGADE WERE DEPLOYED LAST DECEMBER. THEY ARE EXPECTED AT THE HEADQUARTERS ON SHURLING DRIVE DURING THE MID AFTERNOON HOUR.

Services set for slain Monroe deputy, suspect in court today

THE MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY IS MOURNING THE LOSS OF DEPUTY MICHAEL NORRIS. HIS SERVICES WILL BE FRIDAY AT 2pm IN THE GEORGIA PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING CENTER. VISITATION WILL BE THURSDAY FROM 5-8pm AT THE GPSTC. CHRISTOPHER CALMER MAKES HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THE 46 YEAR OLD WILL BE TAKEN TO SUPERIOR COURT UNDER MURDER AND SEVERAL OTHER RELATED CHARGES FOR THE FATAL SHOOTING OF DEPUTY NORRIS AND THE WOUNDING OF OFFICER JEFF WILSON.

Life support to be pulled from slain Monroe deputy Michael Norris

EDICAL EQUIPMENT KEEPING A MONROE COUNTY DEPUTY ALIVE WILL BE PULLED FROM HIS BODY TODAY AT THE MEDICAL CENTER IN MACON. 24-YEAR OLD MICHAEL NORRIS, ALONG WITH FELLOW MONROE DEPUTY JEFF WILSON, WERE CALLED TO 111 HALEY LANE OFF PATE ROAD EAST OF BOLINGBROKE WHERE CHRISTOPHER CALMER WAS THREATENING SUICIDE WITH A PISTOL. AS THE OFFICERS APPROACHED THE HOUSE THE MAN THEY WERE TRYING TO SAVE FROM HIMSELF FIRED ON THEM. BOTH WERE STRUCK BY HIS BULLETS.

Senior 'Drive-Thru' Clinic postponed

THAT MACON-BIBB HEALTH DEPARTMENT SCHEDULED “DRIVE-THRU” CLINIC FOR SENIOR CITIZENS SET TO BEGIN TODAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT MONTH. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY HOWEVER OTHERS ARE WELCOME TO COME INTO THE EMERY HIGHWAY LOCATION FOR INJECTIONS OF THIS YEARS FLU VACCINE. THE DRIVE THRU WAS FEATURING A SPECIAL SENIOR VACCINE WHICH COULD NOT BE SHIPPED TO MACON IN TIME FOR THE DRIVE THRU.

Ceremony honors First Responders

THAT HUGE PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING CENTER IN PERRY CELEBRATED THE MIDDLE GEORGIA AREA'S FIRST RESPONDERS WITH THE FIRST ANNUAL “HERO FEST”. THE FESTIVAL LIKE ATMOSPHERE FEATURED MILITARY TYPE HELICOPTER RIDES ALONG WITH A HOST OF OTHER ATTRACTIONS. GUARDIAN CENTER OFFICIALS MAIN GOAL WAS TO BRING MID-STATERS IN FOR A CLOSEUP LOOK AT THE PEOPLE AND EQUIPMENT THAT SOME DAY COULD SAVE THEIR LIVES.

Bibb convenience store robbed for third time

BIBB DEPUTY'S CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO ANOTHER ROBBERY AT THE FLASH FOOD STORE ON THE 43 HUNDRED BLOCK OF PIO NONO AVENUE. THE ROBBERY BEGAN OUTSIDE THE STORE WHEN TWO MEN ACCOSTED THE CLERK WHO WAS OUTSIDE PREFORMING DUTIES WHEN THE GUNMEN APPROACHED WITH WEAPONS DRAWN AND FORCED THE EMPLOYEE BACK INSIDE THE STORE, WHERE THEY TOOK AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT OF MONEY. NOBODY WAS INJURED. THIS IS THE 3RD TIME IN RECENT WEEKS TWO ROBBERS WORKING TOGETHER HAVE ROBBED THIS SAME CONVENIENCE STORE.

Proposed water park project back on track

ACCORDING TO A LOCAL NEWSPAPER REPORT, A PROPOSED WATER PARK PLANNED FOR AN AREA BETWEEN LAKEVIEW ROAD AND RUSSELL PARKWAY IS BACK ON TRACK. THE NEARLY SIX ACRE DEVELOPMENT WAS TURNED DOWN EARLY THIS MONTH WHEN PEACH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS VOTED 3-2 AGAINST IT. BUT WITH CHANGES IN THE PARK'S PROPOSED CONTRACT, THE COMMISSION IS ON BOARD AFTER A 4 TO NOTHING VOTE. THE PEACH COMMISSION IS OBLIGATING 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR ROAD WORK TO THE AREA WHEN THE PROJECT PROGRESSES TO THAT POINT. POSSIBLY 100 JOBS WILL BE CREATED WITH THE WATER PARK'S CREATION.

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