Meth lab discovered in west Macon, two arrested

KEITH HOPPER, A SOUTH BIBB RESIDENT, IS BEING CHARGED WITH THE MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETAMINES AFTER SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES RAIDED A WEST MACON MOTEL ROOM. ALSO, 29 YEAR OLD CLYDE DUPREE JR. IS FACING THE METH CHARGEs, AND IS ALSO CHARGED WITH PAROLE VIOLATION.

Retired General Smith visits Robins on Monday

RETIRED WARNER ROBINS AIR LOGISTIC COMMANDER RON SMITH WAS BACK AT ROBINS MONDAY TO HELP RE-DEDICATE ONE OF HIS FAVORITE CHARTABLE PROGRAMS. HE AND MRS SMITH CUT THE RIBBON ON THE NEW LOCATION OF “AIRMAN'S ATTIC”. THE FACILITY, OPERATED BY ROBINS ENLISTED SPOUSES CLUB MEMBERS, PROVIDES FREE DONATED ITEMS FOR HARD PRESSED MILITARY FAMILIES. AS GENERAL SMITH PUT IT, THOSE WHO CHOOSE THIS LIFE REALLY PUT THEIR LIVES ON LINE FOR OUR COUNTRY, BUT IN THE PROCESS MUST RAISE THEIR FAMILIES THE BEST THEY CAN WITH LIMITED RESOURCES. THE AIRMAN'S ATTIC IS A GREAT HELP. BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS CAN DONATE ALMOST ANYTHING THAT MODERN FAMILIES CAN USE IN THEIR HOUSEHOLDS.

Reportedly missing Macon woman not missing after all

BIBB SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY THERE IS ANOTHER INVESTIGATION OF A LOCAL SCHOOL'S PARENT-TEACHER ORGANIZATION FUNDS. THIS TIME STEPHANIE HARTLY SAYS THE TARGET IS THE SKYVIEW ELEMEMTRY P.T.O. HARTLEY SAYS THE QUESTIONS CENTER AROUND FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR SO IN SPENDING WHICH SOME PARENTS FELT WERE NOT FOR LEGALLY APPROVED ITEMS. EARILER THIS MONTH ONE PERSON WAS ARRESTED AFTER A SHORTAGE OF FUNDS WAS REVEALED AT VINEVILLE ACADEMY.

Another Bibb school P.T.O under investigation

BIBB SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY THERE IS ANOTHER INVESTIGATION OF A LOCAL SCHOOL'S PARENT-TEACHER ORGANIZATION FUNDS. THIS TIME STEPHANIE HARTLY SAYS THE TARGET IS THE SKYVIEW ELEMEMTRY P.T.O. HARTLEY SAYS THE QUESTIONS CENTER AROUND FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR SO IN SPENDING WHICH SOME PARENTS FELT WERE NOT FOR LEGALLY APPROVED ITEMS. EARILER THIS MONTH ONE PERSON WAS ARRESTED AFTER A SHORTAGE OF FUNDS WAS REVEALED AT VINEVILLE ACADEMY.

Sutton will appeal judge's latest ruling

FORMER MACON POLICE OFFICER AND BIBB DEPUTY CLAYTON SUTTON WILL APPEAL AN ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGMENT AGAINST HIS GOING BACK TO WORK AFTER HIS FIRING BY SHERIFF DAVID DAVIS. FOLLOWING A SERIES OF HEARINGS LAST MONTH, A JUDGE RULED IN THE SHERIFF'S FAVOR. DAVIS FIRED THE CLAYTON FOR DISOBEYING A DIRECT ORDER NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT STREET ACTIVITY. CLAYTON'ATTORNEY EXPECTS A MORE FAVORABLE DECISION IN BIBB SUPERIOR COURT. SUTTONS PAST HISTORY OF KILLING AN UNARMED MAN AT THE PIO NONO KROGER AND ANOTHER INCIDENT INVOLVING THE USE OF HIS GUN SUPPOSEDLY HAD NO AFFECT ON THE COURT'S RULING.

Habitat for Humanity gets checks from two local organizations

THE MACON HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROGRAM IN LYNNMORE ESTATES RECEIVED CHECKS FROM TWO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS IN SPECIAL CEREMONIES OVER THE WEEKEND. AT&T AND THE C AND P SEAFOOD AND RESTAURANT CORPORATION GAVE A COMBINED SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HELP HABITAT. C AND P WHICH INCLUDES THE CHEDDAR AND THE CAPTAIN 'D'S” FRANCHISES WAS REPRESENTED BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE ALLEN PEAKE. TERRY SMITH PRESENTED THE AT&T CHECK. OTHERS SPEAKING AND SUPPORTING HABITAT INCLUDED STATE REPRESENTATIVE JAMES BEVERLY. BERT BIVINS AND LARRY SCHLESINGER WERE THERE FOR THE CITY-COUNTY GOVERNMENT.

Severe hear shortens animal adoption day

THE OFFICIAL HIGHS MAY NOT HAVE BROKEN TRIPLE DIGEST, BUT EVERYTHING ELSE DID. HEAT INDEXES WITH HEAVY HUMIDITY BROUGHT A LOT OF SATURDAY OUTDOOR EVENTS TO A STAND STILL. SATURDAY'S ANIMAL FOREVER-AFTER RESCUE AND ADOPTION PROGRAM HAD TO PACK UP AFTER ABOUT HALF THEIR SCHEDULED TEN TO THREE PM SCHEDULE. EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS PLENTY OF WATER AND SHADE, IT SIMPLY WAS TOO HOT FOR THE ANIMALS AND THE GOOD HEARTED PEOPLE TRYING TO FIND HOMES FOR THE DOGS.

Boyfriend charged in Byron woman's death

BYRON POLICE ARE CHARGING THE BOY FRIEND OF 20 YEAR OLD STABBING VICTIM DESTINY CLARKE WITH HER DEATH. RATAVIOUS CANION WAS ARRESTED AFTER THE APPARENT DOMESTIC DISPUTE TURNED VIOLENT. AUTHORITYS SAY CANION STABBED MS. CLARKE AT LEAST 20 TIMES. THE VICTIMS THREE MONTH OLD DAUGHTER WAS IN THE HOUSE WHEN THE MURDER OCCUREDM, BUT WAS NOT INJURED.

Sheriff asks for public's help in finding robbery suspects

THE BIBB SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP IN FINDING A MAN WANTED FOR A SERIES OF ARMED ROBBERIES. THE MOST RECENT IS AT THE CIRCLE K ON ROMEISER ROAD AUGUST 10th. HE IS ABOUT 5'6” INCH'S TALL. THE BLACK MALE IS OF MEDIUM BUILD AND BELIEVED TO BE IN HIS 40'S. THE SAME MAN MAY HAVE ROBBED THE SAME STORE LAST NOVEMBER THE 11th. THERE WAS ALSO A MARCH 21st ROBBERY OF THE CHAMBERS ROAD CIRCLE K WITH THIS SUSPECT BEING SOME SIX FEET TALL.IF YOU CAN HELP FIND THESE SUSPECTS, CALL THE SHERIFF AT 751-7500 OR CRIMESTOPPERS AT 877-68-CRIME.

Remodeled Fort Hawkins will open this weekend

THE DECADES OLD PROJECT OF ENLARGING HISTORIC FORT HAWKINS IS TAKING ANOTHER STEP FORWARD WITH THE OPENING THIS FRIDAY OF THE LOG CABIN STYLED VISITOR CENTER. MAYOR REICHERT WILL HOST THE TEN O'CLOCK FRIDAY MORNING CEREMONY. IT WILL MARK THE BEGINNING ON A SPECIAL LABOR DAY WEEK END CELEBRATION. FROM 12 TO 4 FRIDAY, SATURDAY,SUNDAY AND MONDAY THE NEW CENTER AND THE FORT BLOCK HOUSE WILL BE OPEN FREE OF CHARGE. \ THE FORTS' MARTY WILLET SAYS IT WILL BE A NEW WAY OF CELEBRATING AND APPRECIATING THE EARLY AMERICAN HERITAGE FOUND AT FORT HAWKINS. AND HOPEFULLY SOME DAY THE CHAIN LINKED FENCING WILL BE REPLACED WITH A TRUE REPLICA LOG WALL AS IT WAS BACK IN THE EARLY 1800'S WHEN MACON WAS FIRST SETTLED IN THE SHADOW OF OLD FORT HAWKINS.

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