Perdue campaign gets boost from Mitt Romney

THE REPUBLICANS MOST RECENT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOINED DAVID PERDUE IN AUGUSTA YESTERDAY. MITT ROMNEY SAYS THE ONLY WAY THE ECONOMY CAN HELP MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES IS TO ELECT A REPUBLICAN SENATE AND KEEP MAJORITIES STRONG IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. HE IS ALSO SUPPORTING RICK ALLEN OVER JOHN BARROW FOR CONGRESS. PERDUE ALSO CAMPAIGNED IN SANDERSVILLE AS PART OF ANOTHER MARATHON DAY. HE VISITS DUBLIN IN LAURENS COUNTY TODAY.

Car stolen from Riverside Ford a week ago has been recovered

A CAR THAT WAS STOLEN FROM THE INTERIOR OF RIVERSIDE FORD RECENTLY HAS BEEN RECOVERED. THE NEW FORD FUSION WAS FOUND ON THE CORNER OF ANTHONY ROAD AND PIO NONO AVENUE AFTER A TIPSTER PHONED THE DEALERSHIP THE THEFT WAS RECORDED BY RIVERSIDE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS ON OCTOBER 22nd, AND INVESTIGATORS HOPE AN IDENTIFICATION CAN BE MADE FROM THE VIDEO.

No serious injuries in 3-vehicle wreck near Medical Center

BIBB AUTHORITIES ARE CHARGING A WARNER ROBINS MAN IN CONNECTION WITH A SPECTACULAR THREE VEHICLE ACCIDENT NEAR THE MEDICAL CENTER. ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS, 39-YEAR OLD JAMES DRIVER'S PICKUP FAILED TO YIELD AT THE STOP LIGHT AT FIRST STREET AT HEMLOCK. HIS PICKUP HIT ANOTHER VEHICLE, WHICH OVERTURNED. IN THE PROCESS, A THIRD VEHICLE WAS ALSO STRUCK. THERE WERE NO SERIES INJURIES, HOWEVER.

Homeless man likely drowned, autopsy scheduled for today

THE BODY OF A HOMELESS MAN IDENTIFIED AS ROBERT HUDSON WAS FOUND IN A CREEK BED OFF EMERY HIGHWAY LAST EVENING. THE 62 YEAR OLD WHO WAS CHECKED ON FROM TIME TO TIME BY FAMILY MEMBERS HAD NOT BEEN HEARD FROM FOR MORE THAN A DAY. IT APPEARS HUDSON DROWNED IN THE CREEK, HOWEVER AN AUTOPSY THIS MORNING WILL OFFICIALLY DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH.

Putnam sheriff Sills says Dermond case is still a priority

THAT GRUESOME DOUBLE MURDER EARLIER THIS YEAR IN PUTNAM COUNTY HAS NOT BEEN FORGOTTEN. RUSSELL AND SHIRLEY DERMOND WERE KILLED IN MAY. AND PUTNAM SHERIFF HOWARD SILLS AND THE G.B.I. HAVE COME UP WITH DEAD ENDS IN THEIR INVESTIGATION. THE SHERIFF HOWEVER SAYS HE HASN'T HAD ALL POSSIBLE EVIDENCE TO WORK WITH SO HE IS PREPARING FOUR COURT ORDERS CENTERING AROUND THE DERMOND HOUSE HOLD PHONE RECORDS AND A HISTORY OF THE DERMONDS FINANCES. SHERIFF SILLS SAYS THE REWARD FUND FOR INFORMATION IN THE DEATHS IS $50 THOUSAND.

Rutland's Butler named Bibb Teacher of the Year

EDUCATION IS MAKING THE TOP NEWS IN BIBB COUNTY THIS MORNING. RUTLAND SCIENCE TEACHER BRIAN BUTLER IS THE BIBB SYSTEMS TEACHER OF THE YEAR. THE HONORS CAME AT THE ANNUAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR BANQUET HELD AT MERCER UNIVERSITY. PRIOR TO THE FORMER AIR FORCE WEATHER MAN'S HONORS, EACH OF THE LOCAL SCHOOLS INDIVIDUAL TOP TEACHER WAS HONORED BY SUPERINTENDENT STEVE SMITH. BUTLER GOES ON TO STATE COMPETITION

Governor Deal makes campaign stop in Macon

GOVERNOR DEAL BROUGHT HIS CAMPAIGN FOR RE-ELECTION TO MACON TUESDAY. SUPPORTERS RALLIED AT BASS PRO SHOPPE. GOVERNOR DEAL AND CHALLENGER AND JASON CARTER ARE LOCKED IN A CLOSE RACE WITH EACH CLAIMING HE IS THE BEST HOPE FOR EDUCATION. GOVERNOR DEAL COUNTS HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS THE PAST FOUR YEARS, AND POINTS OUT cARTER'S LACK OF GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE.

Woman robbed of purse on street corner

A WOMAN WAITING ON A BUS AT THE CORNER OF ANTHONY TERRACE AND EISENHOWER PARKWAY WAS ASSAULTED AND ROBBED . THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING FOR A BLACK MALE WHO WAS WEARING A GREEN POLO TYPE SHIRT, CUT OFF BLUE JEANS AND BLACK NIKE SPORT SHOES. THE VICTIM WAS PUSHED TO THE GROUND AND HER WALLET TAKEN. THOSE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CALL THE SHERIFF OR CRIME STOPPERS. 751-7500 OR 1-877-68CRIME.

Mercer plans another building project

MERCER UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT WILLIAM UNDERWOOD IS UNVEILING ANOTHER BUILDING PROJECT FOR THE SCHOOL. UNDERWOOD SAYS THE AREA ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF MERCER ACROSS MERCER UNIVERSITY DRIVE IS THE TARGET FOR ANOTHER HOTEL AND A LOFT APARTMENT COMPLEX FOR THREE HUNDRED OR MORE. TO DO THIS HE IS ASKING MAYOR REICHERT AND THE MACON-BIBB COMMISSION FOR SUPPORT IN BUILDING A PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY ACROSS MERCER UNIVERSITY DRIVE. THE OVER ALL PROJECT COULD COST $50 MILLION DOLLARS.

Gholston tells judge he killed victim with chair, skateboard

DURING A FIRST COURT APPEARANCE, DIAZ GHOLSTON TOLD THE JUDGE HE KILLED 68 YEAR OLD RONNIE COLLINS WITH A CHAIR AND SKATEBOARD. THE 26 YEAR OLD GHOLSTON AND THE VICTIM WERE LIVING AT A MODERATE LEVEL ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY ON JEFFERSONVILLE ROAD. THE ATTACK ON COLLINS CAME AFTER AN ARGUMENT BETWEEN THE TWO MEN. GHOLSTON IS CHARGED WITH MURDER AND IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND.

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