Thousands of dollars slashed from cost of new Animan Welfare Center

THE SPECIAL PURPOSED LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE IS SLASHING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM THE COST OF BUILDING THE ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER. MAYOR REICHERT SAYS NONE OF THE COST SAVINGS WILL AFFECT THE QUALITY OF THE FACILITY BEING BUILT IN THE WESTERN SECTOR OF THE COUNTY.

Farm Bureau kicks off June Dairy Month

THE MACON BASED GEORGIA FARM BUREAU KICKED OFF THE UPCOMING JUNE DAIRY MONTH WITH A RAFT OF TREATS AND FUN ITEMS AT THE HEADQUARTERS BUILDING ON BASS ROAD. THE DEDICATED TO DAIRY PROGRAM SUPPLIED ALL KINDS OF ICE CREAM AND MILK PRODUCTS TO STAFFERS AND GUESTS DURING THE MID-DAY HOUR WEDNESDAY. THERE ARE 80 THOUSAND DAIRY COWS IN GEORGIA.

Reichert, Watkins to hold another community forum tonight

MAYOR REICHERT AND DISTRICT EIGHT MACON-BIBB COMMISSIONER VIRGIL WATKINS ARE HOSTING ANOTHER IN A SERIES OF COMMUNITY FORUMS TONIGHT . THIS EVENING THE LOCATION WILL BE THE DOUGLASS THEATER. THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND CAN VIEW THE MEETING ON MACONBIBB TV. THE EVENT WILL BEGIN AT 7pm AND LAST AS LONG AS NECESSARY TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC FULL ACCESS TO THE MAYOR AND COMMISSIONER WATKINS.

Kentucky woman pleads guilty in 4-year old Peach County case

THE PEACH COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT HEARD A GUILTY PLEA FROM A KENTUCKY WOMAN IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEATH OF HER DAUGHTER NEARLY FOUR YEARS AGO. TRACI ASBERRY'S CHARGES WERE DOWNGRADED TO INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER FROM THE ORIGINAL CHARGE OF MURDER FOR OVER DOSING HER 8 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WITH METHADONE.

Authorities investigate series of fatalities

BIBB DEPUTY'S WERE BACK ON THE SCENE OF THAT GRINDING TWO VEHICLE COLLISION WHICH CLAIMED THE LIFE OF 32 YEAR OLD PATRICK HOWARD. THE COLUMBUS ROAD ACCIDENT SENT FOUR PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL. A HIGHWAY 80 ACCIDENT IN CRAWFORD COUNTY HAS CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A MAN, WHILE A TWO CAR MISHAP NEAR ALLENTOWN CAUSED FATAL INJURIES TO A FIVE YEAR OLD GIRL. AUTHORITIES IN BYRON SAY A WEEK END FATAL ON INTERSTATE 75 WAS AN APPARENT SUICIDE. OFFICERS SAY A NOTE LEFT BY THE VICTIM INDICATED HE WOULD END HIS LIFE BY WALKING IN FRONT OF A FAST MOVING TRUCK.

Farm Bureau to demonstrate dairy operation today at Bass Road headquarters

THE GEORGIA FARM BUREAU HEADQUARTERS ON BASS ROAD WILL BECOME A DAIRY FARMING OPERATION FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS TODAY. TO CELEBRATE THE UPCOMING DAIRY MONTH OF JUNE THE FARM BUREAU WILL PRESENT A MINI LOOK AT A DAIRY OPERATION COMPLETE WITH SAMPLES OF THOSE GREAT DAIRY PRODUCTS. THE SALUTE TO DAIRY WILL BEGIN AT 1:30 pm.

Don't believe that sign yet

A MONROE COUNTY LINE SIGN ON NEW FORSYTH ROAD WHICH HAD BEEN POSTED SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET FURTHER SOUTH IN RECENT WEEKS NOW HAS ANOTHER SIGN NEXT TO IT PUT UP BY THE MACON-BIBB GOVERNMENT. INDICATING THE BORDER DISPUTE HAS NOT BEEN SETTLED, MACON-BIBB'S SIGN SIMPLY SAYS “CONTESTED” MEANING THE MONROE SIGN DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING LEGALLY. ALSO IN MONROE COUNTY, PUBLIC SAFETY PEOPLE IN FORSYTH AND MONROE COUNTY SPENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON CLEANING UP A LARGE TRAFFIC MESS ON SOUTHBOUND I- 75. IT INVOLVED TWO TRACTOR-TRAILOR RIGS AND A LARGE MEGA BUS HEADED TO ORLANDO. THE MISHAP OCCURRED AT EXIT 187 AND SENT ONE PERSON TO THE HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM.

Four arrested at gang house

BIBB DEPUTIES AND THE U.S. MARSHALL'S OFFICE ARRESTED FOUR MEN IN EAST MACON TUESDAY. THE OFFICER'S DESCRIBED THE PLACE ON THE 800 BLOCK OF ROSEVIEW DRIVE A GANG HOUSE. THOSE BEING HELD INCLUDE AMOND NORWOOD WHO WAS REPORTEDLY INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING INCIDENT LAST WEEK AT A PINEHILL DRIVE ADDRESS.

Bibb Commission wants more informationon new gun law

THE MACON-BIBB COMMISSION IS SEEKING MORE INFORMATION ON THE LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS SURROUNDING THE NEW GUN LAW PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE AND GOES INTO EFFECT JULY 1st. IT ALLOWS ANYBODY WITH A LEGAL CARRY LICENSE TO BRING THEIR FIRE ARMS INTO MOST PUBLIC BUILDINGS. THE GOVERNMENT CENTER CURRENTLY HAS NO SECURITY CHECK POINTS.

Macon police cars to get new graphics to match sheriff's cars

THOSE MISMATCHED FORMER MACON POLICE AND BIBB SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT VEHICLES WILL SOON BE NO MORE. THE MACON-BIBB COMMISSION FINANCE COMMITTEE NO DOUBT WILL BE APPROVING $60 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO REWORK THE GRAPHICS ON 161 FORMER MACON POLICE CARS.

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