Farm Bureau shows documentary film to farmers

THE GEORGIA FAM BUREAU HEADQUARTERED HERE IN MACON HOSTED AN EARLY LOOK AT A DOCUMENTRY FILM AT THE DOUGLASS THEATER... THE VIDEO PRODUCTION "FARMLAND" FEATURES SIX FARM AND RANCH OPERATIONS . THE RECEPTION AND SHOWING WAS A LOT LIKE NEXT WEEKS WORLD PREMIER IN NEW YORK CITY... OU ADVANCE LOOK BECAME REALITY AFTER CRAWFORD COUNTY POULTRY AND CATTLE OPERATOR LEIGHTON COOLEY WAS AMONG THE HALF DOZEN FEATURED IN FARMLAND.... FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT ZIPPY DUVAL SAYS THAT AMONG THE MAIN THEMES INCLUDES THAT OF YOUNG FAMILY MEMBERS SAYING IN THE AGRA-BUSINNESS ...LEIGHTON COOLEY IS THE FOURTH GENERATION OF HIS FAMILY RAISING CHICKENS AND CATTLE....HE ALSO HAS A HAY GROWING OPERATION ON THE FARM NEAR ROBERTA.

High Water already causing problems in middle Georgia

HEAVY RAIN IS CAUSING A FLOOD ALERT HERE IN THE MID-STATE...HIGHEST LEVELS IN RIVERS AND STREAMS WILL BE LATER IN THE WEEK, BUT SOME HILLY AREAS ARE FACING TROUBLING WATER SITUATIONS THIS MORNING AND LATER TODAY... TREES WITH SOAKED ROOT LEVELS TOPPLED ACROSS THE MID-STATE REGION... ONE IN PARTICULAR OFF PIERCE AVENUE ON GWINETT BLOCKED TRAFFIC AND SENT ELETRIC, TELEPHONE AND CABLE TV SERVICE INTO A TAIL SPIN.....FIRST RESPONDING MACON-BIBB FIRE FIGHTERS MADE WAY FOR UTILITY PEOPLE..TRAFFIC HAD TO BE REROUTED UNTIL PUBLUC WORKS PEOPLE COULD DO THEIR JOB.....

Middle Georgia College opens new fitness center

THE 12 . 5 MILLION DOLLAR MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE MACON CAMPUS RECREATION CENTER IS NOW OPEN....ITS CUTTING EDGE WITH HIGH TECH SWIMMING POOLS, TRACK, BOWLING AND ENERGY SAVING WORK OUT EQUIPMENT.. OFFICALS SAY IT WAS BUILT MOSTLY WITH STUDENT FEES ACCESSED EACH SCHOOL YEAR. THE NEW CENTER IS OPEN ONLY TO STUDENTS AND FACULITY---NOT TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC...GRADUATES WILL ALSO HAVE ACCESS TO THIS NEW CENTER...A PROUD NEW ADDITION TO THE WEST BIBB MACON CAMPUS....

Macon man dies in Lizella wreck

A LIZELLA AREA ACCIDENT HAS CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A MACON MAN,,,THE ONE CAR SMASHUP OCCURED ON BETHEL CHURCH ROAD BETWEEN KNOXVILLE AND HOLLY ROADS WHEN JANZ JUSTICES CAR WENT OFF THE ROAD WAY--SMASHED INTO SOME TREES AND THAN FLIPPED. THE VEHICAL IS IMPOUNDED AT THE ACKERMAN LOT OFF LOWER POPLAR STREET..BIBB INVESTIGATORS WILL HAVE IT GONE OVER FOR ANY POSSIBLE MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WHICH COULD HAVE CAUSED THE ACCIDENT...THE INVESTIGATION NEEDS MORE INFORMATION. IF YOU CAN PROVIDE ANY AT ALL CALL 751-7500..THAT WILL GREATLY ASSIST THE PROBE. CORONER LEON JONES PRONOUNCED THE 31 YEAR OLD VICTIM DEAD ON THE SCENE. HIS OFFICE ALSO CONTINUES ITS INVESTIGATION OF THIS MISHAP WHICH TOOK THE LIFE OF JANZ JUSTICE.

Governor Deal visits local Church

GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL, WHILE HERE IN MACON, STAYED AWAY FROM LAST WEEKS VERDICT WHICH SUPPORTED A FORMER ETHICS AGENCY HEAD WHO CLAIMED SHE WAS FIRED WHEN PROBING COMPLAINTS FROM THE 2010 CAMPAIGN. ALSO WHILE AT THE FOREST HILL ROAD LUNDY CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH, THE GOVERNOR SAID HE WAS NOT GETTING INTO ANY DIALOGE WITH DEMOCRAT JASON CARTER, WHO ATTACKED MR. DEAL WHILE SPEAKING IN FORT VALLEY OVER THE WEEK END... THE GOVERNOR VERY MUCH WANTED TO STICK TO THE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH VISIT.. THAT OF TRYING TO GET CHURCH AND COMMUNITY GROUPS TO HELP WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND STEM THE TIDE OF GEORGIAS HUGE PRISON POPULATION.

Hawkinsville enjoys another successful Harness Festival

GREAT SATURDAY WEATHER ALLOWED FOR LARGE CROWDS TO TURN OUT FOR THE 40TH HAWKINSVILLE HARNESS FESTIVAL..... THEY GAME OUT IN DROVES TO GAIN A GOOD SEAT TO WATCH MORE THAN A DOZEN RACES INVOLVING HORSES TRAINED THIS WINTER AT THE FACILITIES SOUTH OF TOWN.. THE BARNS WERE THE BRAIN CHILD OF THEN CITY COMMISSIONER THE LATE LAWRENCE BENNETT...YEAR AFTER YEAR THEY WERE FILLED UP BY AN INDUSTRY WHICH CREATES FIVE JOBS FOR EACH HORSE THAT SHOWS UP IN HAWKINSVILLE. THE EXCITEMENT IS PEAKED EACH HARNESS FESTIVAL WEEK END WHICH INCLUDEDS A RAFT OF EVENTS LIKE A BAR B QUE COOK OFF...THE HORSES AND THEIR TRAINERS COME FROM SEVERAL NORTHERN STATES PLUS CANADA....RACES HAVE BEEN HELD IN HAWKINSVILLE SINCE THE EARLY 1890'S.....THE BASE FOR THE TRACK SURFACE IS PERFECT FOR HORSES HOOVES AND A BIG REASON HAWKINSVILLE IS THE HARNESS HORSE CAPITOL OF THE SOUTHEAST..

Family, friends of Valdosta student gather peacefully at Federal Court House

BUSINESS WILL BE BACK TO NORMAL YOU MIGHT SAY AFTER SOME TWO HOURS OF DEMOSTRATIONS AT THE FEDERAL COURT HOUSE...FAMILY MEMBERS OF TEENAGER KENDRICK JOHNSON WERE IN MACON WITH THEIR ATTORNEYS TO MEET WITH FEDERAL ATTORNEY MICHAEL MOORE, WHOSE OFFICE ISD INVESTIGATING THE MYSTEROUS CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE DEATH OF THE YOUNGSTER EARLY LAST YEAR IN VALDOSTA..... KENDRICKS BODY WAS FOUND WRAPED UP INSIDE A GYM MAT...AUTHORITIES IN VALDOSTA RULED THE MATTER AS ACCIDENTAL---BUT THE FAMILY FEELS THE TEENAGER WAS MURDERED...THE CASE HAS BEEN RECEIVING NATIONWIDE ATTENTION WITH WIDE SPREAD MEDIA COVERAGE AND PERIODIC DEMOSTRATIONS LIKE THE ONE HELD HERE IN MACON.... THE JOHNSON FAMILY ATTORNEYS FEEL MOORE IS MAKING PROGRESS IN THE PROBE, BUT WOULD PREFER THAT IT MOVE AT A FASTER PACE.

Man shot during home invasion remains in critical condition

ALSO THE SHERIFFS OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING A HOME INVASION ON THE WEST SIDE AT RIVERBEND APARTMENTS. TWO MEN AND A WOMAN BROKE INTO A UNIT AND SHOT A 38 YEAR OLD MAN WHO AT THIS HOUR IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT THE MEDICAL CENTER. AGAIN--IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION THAT COULD HELP LEAD TO AN ARREST CALL 751-7500 OR CRIMESTOPPERS.

Sheriff's department has busy weekend

IT WAS A BUSY WEEK END FOR THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT---ESPECIALLY ON THE WESTSIDE. THE SUNOCO--" G " MART AT BLOOMFIELD AND WILLIAMSON ROADS WAS THE SCENE OF A MEAN SPRITED ROBBERY WHICH INVOLVED A MASKED MAN TAKING THE NIGHTS RECEIPTS FROM THE MANAGER OF THE STORE. HE WAS HIT TWICE ON THE HEAD WITH THE BANDITS PISTOL AFTER HIS CAR WINDOW WAS SMASHED TO GAIN ENTRY WHILE THE MANAGER WAS LEAVING FOR THE NIGHT TO DEPOSIT THE CASH.

Two dozen seek Bibb School Superintendent's job

THERE ARE 24 APPLICANTS FOR THE BIBB SCHOOL SUPERNTENDENTS POSITION, FILLED FOR NEARLY TWO YEARS BY INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT STEVE SMITH. THE NEW FULL TIME HOPEFULS WILL BE SCREENED BY A PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING FIRM WHICH WILL NARROW THE FIELD FOR THE FINAL CRUNCH... SUPERNTENDENT ROMAIN DALLEMAN WAS IN EFFECT FIRED WHEN HIS CONTRACT WAS BOUGHT OUT BY THE SCHOOL BOARD IN FEBURARY OF LAST YEAR...DOCTOR SMITH HAS BEEN ON THE INTERIM JOB SINCE LAST JUNE AND WANTS TO RETURN TO HIS LIFE OF RETIREMENT....18 OF THE APPLICANTS ARE FROM GEORGIA....

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