Donations needed to fill book bags in Houston County

ORGANIZERS OF THE 2,000 BOOK BAG GIVE AWAY IN HOUSTON COUNTY THIS FRIDAY NEED DONATIONS OF SCHOOL ITEMS TO PLACE IN SOME OF THE BOOK BAGS. MANY HAVE BEEN FILLED, BUT THERE ARE MORE BOOK BAGS THAN SCHOOL SUPPLIES. DONATIONS CAN BE PLACED IN CONTAINERS AT THE WARNER ROBINS AND PERRY WAL-MART STORES. THE EVENT WILL BEGIN AT 9 am THIS FRIDAY

California fruits being recalled, local stores are included

A NATIONWIDE FRUIT RECALL IS IN EFFECT THIS MORNING AT SEVERAL GROCERY CHAINS. PRODUCTS PACKED IN CALIFORNIA DISTRIBUTED TO KROGER STORES, WAL-MART AND SAM'S LOCATIONS AMONG OTHERS INCLUDE PEACHES, PLUMS AND NECTARINES. THE FRUITS WERE PACKED IN CUTLER, CALIFORNIA AND SENT OUT NATION WIDE.

Perdue apparent winner in senate Republican runoff

MIDDLE GEORGIAN DAVID PERDUE IS THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR THE U.S. SENATE SEAT HELD BY RETIRING SAXBE CHAMBLISS.THE HOUSTON COUNTY NATIVE WON A VERY NARROW VICTORY OVER VETERAN CONGRESSMAN AND WASHINGTON INSIDER JACK KINGSTON WITH JUST UNDER 51 % OF THE VOTES CAST TUESDAY. IN HOUSTON COUNTY, THE TWO CONTESTED SCHOOL BOARD SEATS WERE WON BY HOKE MORROW OVER SHEILA ASHLEY IN POST 6 AND BRIAN UPSHAW OVER TANNYA DUNCAN IN POST 7.

Orientqtion held for 200 new Bibb teachers

MORE THAN 200 NEW BIBB COUNTY TEACHERS GOT A CLOSEUP LOOK AT SOME OF WHAT TO EXPECT IN MACON WITH THE ANNUAL ORIENTATION AT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL... AFTER GATHERING IN THE AUDITORIM THE GROUP SPLIT UP INTO CLASS ROOM SIZED GROUPS FOR MORING TRAINING.... AFTER A LUNCH AT THE SCHOOL ALL WENT ON THEIR SEPERATE WAYS TO THEIR ASSIGNED SCHOOLS----FOR MANY THEIR FIRST JOB AS AN EDUCATOR. SOME OF THEIR TOPICS WERE CLASS ROOM MANAGEMENT—CHANGES IN TESTING PROCEEDURES AND THE SCHOOL BUDGET AND HOW IT AFFECTS THE TEACHERS..

Perry man dies after 2-county chase

A 23 YEAR OLD PERRY RESIDENT IS DEAD FOLLOWING A HIGH SPEED CHASE ON HIGHWAY 247. ACCORDING TO BIBB CORONER LEON JONES HOUSTON AUTHORITIES TRIED TO STOP STEPHEN STRICKLAND NEAR THE PERDUE POULTRY PROCESSING PLANT. THEY WERE JOINED BY THE GEORGIA STATE PATROL. THE HIGH-SPEED CHASE ENDED NEAR SEVEN BRIDGES, WHERE HOUSTON AVENUE, BROADWAY AND PIO NONO AVENUE COME TOGETHER.

Judge urges sides to come up with plan on Gordon mayor's future

WILKINSON SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE RICHARD REEVES IS URGING CONFLICTING PARTIES IN THE GORDON MAYOR'S CONTROVERSARY TO COME UP WITH AN OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENT. IF NOT HE SAYS HE WILL MAKE THE RULING CONCERNING MAYOR MARY ANN WHIPPLE LUE, WHO CONTINUES TO BE UNDER SUSPENSIONS FROM OFFICE BY AN ORDER OF JUDGE REEVES. THERE WAS SIX HOURS OF COURT TESTIMONEY TUESDAY IN THE IRTWINTON COURT HOUSE WITH BOTH SIDES AIRING THEIR ISSUES. THE MAYOR, WHO CITED ILLNESS, DID NOT TAKE THE STAND.

Overseer named for Warner Robins Splost projects

WARNER ROBINS COUNCIL AGREED TO A CONTRACT WITH INTERNATIONAL CITY BUILDERS TO ACT AS AN OVERSEER FOR THE 2012 SPLOST APPROVED RECREATION PROJECT. MAYOR RANDY TOMS SAYS THERE IS A COMPLETE GAMIT OF DIFFERENT TYPE PROGRAMS INCLUDING A NEW ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, THE PARK AT THE WALKER POND AREA, PLUS THE USUAL BALL FIELDS AND AN AMPHITHEATER

Would-be bandit eludes police, but got no loot

LOCAL AUTHORITIES ARE SEEKING A MAN IN HIS 40'S WHO TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO SEIZE A BANK DEPOSIT BAG FROM A SOUTHERN LOAN COMPANY EMPLOYEE LAST NIGHT IN THE SUMMIT CENTER SHOPPING AREA. SHERIFF'S DEPUTYS FANNED OUT IN THE BLOOMFIELD AND MERCER UNIVERSITY DRIVE AREA TRYING TO FIND THE BLACK MALE WEARING A GREEN BALL CAP AND YELLOW SHIRT. THERE WERE NO INJURIES IN THE ATEMPTED SNATCHING ROBBERY. HE GOT AWAY ON FOOT-AND OF LAST REPORT WAS STILL AT LARGE.

Coroner Jones visits kids summertime program

BIBB CORNEROR LEON JONES PRAISED YOUNGSTERS ATTEMDING A SPECIAL SUMMERTIME EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM SPONSORED BY EBENIZER BAPTIST CHURCH AT TELFAIR AND ELM STREETS. ALONG WITH GETTING SOME INSITE INTO THE CORORNORS JOB, THE CHILDREN GET PLENTY OF SAFETY ADVICE... JONES WARNS AGAINST COOPERATING WITH STRANGERS....WANTS THEM TO STAY IN SCHOOL AND TELL LOVED ONES OF PROBLEMS THEY MAY BE ENCOUNTERING OVER ALL.... THE CORORNOR TAILORS HIS PROGRAMS TO THE AGE GROUPS...AND THESE LITTLE ONES WERE VERY INTERED IN WHAT HE HAD TO SAY TO THEM..

Primary runoff election day finally here

ITS RUNOFF ELECTION DAY IN GEORGIA. THE LONG SUMMER PRIMARY CAMPAIGN IS OVER AND NOW THE VARIOUS RUNOFF RACES ARE IN THE HANDS OF THE VOTERS. THE MAIN ATTENTION GETTER STATE WIDE RACE IS BETWEEN REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR THE G.O.P. SENATE NOMINATION. HOUSTON COUNTY NATIVE DAVID PERDUE BEGAN HIS STATE WIDE LAST DAY FLY AROUND HERE IN MACON. SUPPORTERS GREETED THE CANDIDATE AT LOWE AVIATION PRIOR TO BEGINNING A FULL DAY OF MEDIA CENTER STOPS. MR. PERDUE EMPATHIZED THE IMPORTANCE OF A HEAVIER MIDDLE GEORGIA VOTE TO AID HIS CAMPAIGN....AND THAT OF HIS BEING AN OUTSIDER CANDIDATE AGAINST INSIDER JACK KINGSTON WHOSE BEING IN WASHINGTON 22 YEARS.

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