Tip leads to arrest of robbery suspect

BIBB COUNTY AUTHORITIES HAVE IN CUSTODY THE MAN THEY WERE LOOKING FOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ROBBERY AT THE HARRISON ROAD RACEWAY STORE. 18 YEAR OLD RAYSHAWN ODOM WAS PICKED UP AT THE NEARBY BRIDGEVIEW INN AND SUITES ALSO ON HARRISON ROAD. THEY HAD APPARENTLY RECEIVED A TIP ON ODOM'S LOCATION WHICH LED TO THE ARREST.

4-year old Cochran girl drowns during holiday outing

BLECKLEY COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE CONTINUING THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO THE HOLIDAY WEEK END DROWNING OF A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL. SHE APPARENTLY SLIPPED UNNOTICED INTO A POOL WHERE A JULY 4th PARTY WAS BEING HELD. THE YOUNGSTER WAS SPOTTED NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL AND RUSHED TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM IN COCHRAN WHERE SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD. THIS IS THE THIRD RECENT DROWNING OF A MIDDLE GEORGIA CHILD WHO STRAYED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF THEIR CARE TAKERS.

Lake Tobesofkee draws over 8 thousand holiday visitors

ITS APPEARS THE LONG FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL AT LAKE TOBESOFKEE. MORE THAN 8 THOUSAND PAID THEIR WAY INTO THE WEST BIBB WATER SPOT OVER THE THREE DAY HOLIDAY PERIOD GENERATING MORE THAN $20 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN REVENUE. THE WEEK END WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY A SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS SHOW FRIDAY NIGHT.

Early voting resumes after holiday break

EARLY VOTING RESUMES THIS MORNING IN MIDDLE GEORGIA FOR THE JULY 22nd PRIMARY RUNOFF. RESIDENTS IN BIBB COUNTY VOTE AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICES AT PIO NONO AVENUE AND EISENHOWER PARKWAY. MAIN RACE GETTING ATTENTION IS THE RUNOFF BETWEEN CONGRESSMAN JACK KINGSTON AND HOUSTON COUNTY NATIVE DAVID PERDUE. THEY ARE SEEKING THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION TO FACE DEMOCRAT MICHELLE NUNN IN NOVEMBER. THE WINNER WOULD REPLACE RETIRING U.S. SENATOR SAXBY CHAMBLISS.

Change in command coming at WRALC

BRIG. GEN. CEDRIC GEORGE WILL BE LEAVING HIS POSITION AS THE WARNER ROBINS AIR LOGISTICS COMPLEX COMMANDER. HE WILL BE ASSIGNED AN AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS POSITION AFTER HIS REPLACEMENT ARRIVES. THE NEW COMMANDER WILL BE BRIG. GEN. WALTER LINDSLEY. THE COMPLEX COMMANDER POSITION WAS CREATED WHEN REORGANIZATION OF THE AIR MATERIEL BASES TOOK PLACE DOWN GRADING ROBINS AFB IN THE SYSTEM.

Autopsy expected to show smoke inhalation caused woman's death

AN AUTOPSY WILL BE PREFORMED ON THE BODY OF 43 YEAR OLD BARBARA HILL. SHE DIED IN A FIRE AT NORTH NAPIER APARTMENTS. DEPUTY BIBB CORONER LONNIE MILEY SAYS IT APPEARS THE DEATH WAS CAUSED FROM SMOKE INHALATION. MACON-BIBB FIREFIGHTERS CONTAINED THE BLAZE TO THE KITCHEN AREA OF THE APARTMENT AT 4017 NAPIER AVENUE.

Deputies seek robber dressed in black

BIBB DEPUTIES ARE SEEKING A MAN WHO ROBBED THE RACEWAY STORE AT HARRISON ROAD AND EISENHOWER PARKWAY. THE SUSPECT IS IN HIS LATE TEENS OR EARLY 20s. HE IS 5 FEET 6 TO 8 INCHES TALL WEARING A BLACK SHIRT AND SHORTS TOPPED OFF WITH A BLACK “DO-RAG”. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION PLEASE CALL THE SHERIFF AT 478-751-7500 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-877-68CRIME.

Kingston campaigns in Macon today

U.S. CONGRESSMAN JACK KINGSTON WILL BE BRINGING HIS CAMPAIGN FOR THE REPUBLICAN U.S. SENATE NOMINATION TO MACON TODAY. AT NOON KINGSTON WILL BE AT THE FLASH FOODS LOCATION ON BASS ROAD. HE WILL BE PRESENTING HIS POSITION ON THE NEED FOR ENERGY INDEPENDENCE. THE CONGRESSMAN IS LOCKED IN A RUNOFF WITH MIDDLE GEORGIAN DAVID PERDUE FOR THE RIGHT TO FACE DEMOCRAT MICHELLE NUNN IN NOVEMBER.

Five still sought in identity theft case

THE BIBB SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT CONTINUES TO SEEK FIVE PEOPLE IN CONNECTION WITH THE BIG CREDIT CARD AND STOLEN IDENTITY OPERATION IN MACON. 41 YEAR OLD DENISE KRIEGER APPARENTLY STOLE THE INFORMATION AND INVOLVED 21 OTHER PEOPLE. FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWMEN ARE WORKING ON THE CASE.

Gordon mayor back on job, at least for now

GORDON MAYOR MARY ANN WHIPPLE-LUE IS BACK ON THE JOB AS HER COURT ORDERED SUSPENSION ENDED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. LATER THIS MORNING A HEARING WILL BE HELD IN SWAINSBORO TO POSSIBLY EXTEND THE ORIGINAL SUSPENSION ORDER. THIS COMES AFTER LOCAL RESIDENTS FILED A LAW SUIT IN ANSWER TO RULING FAVORING THE MAYOR.THE MAYOR AND HER ATTORNEY WILL NOT ATTEND THE HEARING.

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