Annual Al Lucas scholarship recipients announced

SEVEN BIBB STUDENT-ATHLETES WERE HONORED LAST NIGHT AT THE GEORGIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME. THE AL LUCAS MEMORIAL SCHOLORSHIP AWARDS THOUSAND-DOLLAR GRANTS TO THE COLLEGES WHERE THE YOUGSTERS ARE HEADED FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION. AL LUCAS, WHO DIED PLAYING IN A PRO FOOTBALL GAME NINE YEARS AGO, WAS A NORTHEAST HIGH GRAD. NORTHEAST HONORS A MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETE EACH YEAR. THE OTHER HIGH SCHOOLS ARE REPRESENTED BY A SINGLE AWARD. STATE SENATOR DAVID LUCAS AND WIFE ELAINE A MACON-BIBB COMMISSIONER HOSTED THE PRESENTATION WHICH HAS GIVEN OUT MORE THAN 70 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN MEMORY OF THEIR SON “BIG” AL LUCAS.

Opening of Macon Charter Academy delayed

PARENTS OF CHILDREN SIGNED UP FOR MACON CHARTER ACADEMY SCHOOL ARE BEING URGED TO MEET IN THE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM TONIGHT. THE SECOND OF TWO CHARTER SCHOOLS IS DELAYING ITS OPEN A YEAR. THE DECEISION WAS MADE TO ALLOW MORE TIME TO CONTINUE PREPARING FACILITIES. THE OPENING OF CHARTER ACADEMY WILL NOW BE IN AUGUST OF 2015..PARENTS WILL MEET AT SIX PM TONIGHT AT CENTRAL HIGH. THE OTHER ANNOUNCED CHARTER SCHOOL WILL NOT BE AFFECTED.

CVS opens another minute-clinic

CVS PHARMARCY OPENED A THIRD SO-CALLED MINUTE—CLINIC IN THE MID STATE AT THE NEW BASS ROAD LOCATION. STAFFED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, THE WALK IN CLINICS ARE AVAILABLE WITH NURSE PRACTITIONERS ON DUTY TO HELP IN AN AMAZING NUMBER OF MEDICAL SITUATIONS. THE OTHER MINUTE-CLINICS ARE LOCATED ON HARTLY BRIDGE ROAD AND IN WARNER ROBINS ON RUSSELL PARKWAY . MAJOR HEALTH INSURANCE AND THE AFFORABLE OR OBAMA CARE CARDS ARE ACCEPTED.

kCVS opens another minute-clilnic

CVS PHARMARCY OPENED A THIRD SO-CALLED MINUTE—CLINIC IN THE MID STATE AT THE NEW BASS ROAD LOCATION. STAFFED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, THE WALK IN CLINICS ARE AVAILABLE WITH NURSE PRACTITIONERS ON DUTY TO HELP IN AN AMAZING NUMBER OF MEDICAL SITUATIONS. THE OTHER MINUTE-CLINICS ARE LOCATED ON HARTLY BRIDGE ROAD AND IN WARNER ROBINS ON RUSSELL PARKWAY . MAJOR HEALTH INSURANCE AND THE AFFORABLE OR OBAMA CARE CARDS ARE ACCEPTED.

Appling band, cheerleaders visit Northwoods Academy

PRE -SCHOOLERS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION YOUNGERS WHO ATTEND NORTHWOODS ACADEMY ON PIERCE AVENUE GOT A REAL TREAT WEDNESDAY. THEY WERE VISITED BY THE APPLING MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND AND CHEERLEADER TEAM. IT WAS FOR A MINI-RELAY FOR LIFE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER. THE KIDS, DURING A BREAK IN THE RAIN, FOLLOWED THE DRUM LINE AROUND THE CAMPUS....THIS LOCATION WAS AT ONE TIME TINSLEY ELEMENTRY SCHOOL WHICH WAS DEMOLISHED TO BUILD BRAND NEW NORTHWOODS.....AND MAKE ALL THESE LITTLE ONES VERY HAPPY IN THE PROCESS.

Old book sale opens at Fairgrounds in Perry

THE HOUSTON COUNTY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OLD BOOK SALE OPENS THIS MORNING AT THE NATIONAL FAIRGOUNDS IN PERRY. THOUSANDS OF BOOKS AND OTHER ITEMS LINE THE SHELVING AND AWAITS OPENING DAY VISITORS... THE OLD BOOK SALE OPENS AT TEN EACH MORNING –TOFAY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. THERE IS A FIVE DOLLAR OPENING DAY FEE......ALLOWING A FIRST CRACK AT THE ENTI ALLOTMENT....THE SALE IS FREE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY..

Trucker driving too closely causes wreck

WET WEATHER APPARENTLY WAS A FACTOR IN A TRACTOR-TRAILOR SMASHUP INVOLVING TWO OTHER VEHICLES YESTERDAY. IN THE PROCESS THE EISENHOWER SOUTH BOUND ON RAMP TO I-475 WAS BLOCKED ALL DAY LONG. TRUCKER RANDY BELL'S RIG REAR ENDED A SMALL TRUCK AND ANOTHER TURNING LEFT INTO HIS PATH.THE RIG LOADED WITH BLEACH PRODUCTS SWERVED ONTO THE RAMP AND OVERTURNED. BIBB DEPUTIES CITED THE FAYETTEVILLE TRUCKER FOR FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY..NO ONE WAS SERIOUSLY HURT.

Bear's Den still feeling effects of road construction

THE BEARS DEN EATING ESTABLISHMENT NEAR MERCER UNIVERSITY IS STILL FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THAT EXTENSIVE ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AT COLLEGE AND OGLETHROPE STREETS. CRISTI LYLES WHO EMPLOYEES NEARLY 30 PEOPLE AT THE BEARS DEN, SAYS REGULARS WHO EAT ONE OR MORE TIMES A WEEK AT THE LUNCH SPOT HAVE FOUND THEIR WAY THROUGH SEVERAL ROAD CONSTRUCTION BLOCKS. BUT FOLKS NOT FROM THE IMMIDIATE AREA, BUT VISIT MACON PERIODICALLY FOR MEDICAL CARE OR BUSINESS ARE NOT COMING IN AS BEFORE. ALSO INTERSTATE TRAVELERS USING G.P.S. SYSTEMS ARE BEING LED, IN EFFECT, TO DEAD ENDS WHEN SEEKING OUT THE BEARS DEN TREATS. MS LILES SAY THE ONLY HOPE IS THAT THE ROUND ABOUT BEING BUILT IS COMPLETED AHEAD OF ITS AUGUST FINISHING DATE SCHEDULE. UNTIL THEN---SHE SAYS---WE WILL HANG ON AN HOPE PEOPLE SPREAD THE WORD THAT THOSE STREETS TO BEARS DEN ARE PASSIBLE EVEN IF THE SIGNS SAY THEY ARE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

Wounded Fed-Ex shooting victims reportedly improving

LATE WORD FROM KENNESAW THIS MORNING IS THAT THE CONDITION OF ONE OF TWO PEOPLE MOST CRITICALLY HURT IN THAT FEDERAL EXPRESS SHOOTING INCIDENT HAS BEEN DOWN GRADED FROM CRITICAL. THIS LEAVES ONE OF THE SIX INVOLVED IN A LIFE THREATENING CONDITION. THE 19 YEAR OLD PACKAGE HANDLER WHO OPENED FIRE ON HIS CO-WORKERS IS BEING IDENTIFIED AS GEDDY KRAMER OF THE NORTH COBB AREA. HE WALKED INTO THE AIRPORT ROAD FED-EX WAREHOUSE AND OPENED FIRE WOUNDING A HALF DOZEN MEN AND WOMEN. HE THEN TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF AND DIED.

Support builds for new senior living center in Fort Hill

THE MACON HOUSING AUTHORITY WANTS MAYOR REICHERT AND MACON-BIBB COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO SUPPORT THE AUTHORITY'S EFFORTS TO GET FUNDING FOR A SENIOR LIVING CENTER IN THE FORT HILL EAST MACON AREA. THE CENTER WOULD BE SIMIAR TO A DEVELOPMENT AT OLD PEARL STEVENS SCHOOL IN THE BELLVUE SECTOR OF THE CITY. ABANDONED HENRY HUNT SCHOOL IS THE TARGET FOR THE PROJECT. THE PROJECT WAS GREETED WITH UNAMIOUS INITIAL APPROVIAL BY THOSE GATHERED AT THE WORK SESSION. IF APPROVED FOR FEDERAL FUNDING, THE PROJECT WILL JOIN ANOTHER BIG CONSTRUCTION AT SHURLING DRIVE AND KITCHENS STREET. THE HUGE MILITARY READINESS CENTER IS ACCROSS THE STREET. ITS CONSTRUCTION IS ALMOST COMPLETE.

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