Woman attempts to rob Rocky Creek Road store

A WOMAN TOLD EMPLOYEES OF A ROCKY CREEK ROAD FAMILY DOLLAR STORE SHE HAD A GUN IN A PAPER BAG...THE TWO MEN DIDNT BELIEVE HER AND GOT INTO A TUSSLE WITH HER...SHE SUPPOSEDLY BEAT THE GUYS UP, BUT WAS FRIGHTENED BY THE EXPERENCE AND RAN FROM THE DOLLAR GENERAL..WITHOUT ANY MONEY.... THE LOOK OUT IS FOR A FIVE FOOT FOUR INCH TALL WHITE WOMAN WHO WEIGHS POSSIBLY 250 POUNDS..SHE WAS WEARING A BLUE AND WHITE FLORAL PRINT TANK TOP AND BLUE PANTS. SHE MADE GOOD HER GET AWAY IN AN OLDER MODEL FORD PICKUP WITH A DISABLED PERSON LICENCE TAG. THE WHITE TRUCK HAS A MAROON STRIPE DOWN ITS SIDE. IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION, CALL THE BIBB SHERIFF NUMBER AT 745-7500...

Forsyth 5-year old died from blow to stomach, autopsy shows

FORSYTH POLICE ARE REPORTING THAT FIVE YEAR OLD HEAVEN WOODS WAS KILLED BY A BLUNT FORCE TO THE STOMACH. THE RULING COMES FOLLOWING A GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AUTOPSY HERE IN MACON. THE CHILD DIED TUESDAY AT THE MONROE COUNTY HOSPITAL FOLLOWING A 911 CALL TO THE HOME OF A FRIEND OF THE GIRLS MOTHER. THE MOM AND THE MALE FRIEND HAVE BEEN CHARGED IN THE CASE.

Reichert, Shepherd host community meeting

MAYOR REICHERT AND DISTRICT COMMISSIONER SCOTTY SHEPHERD HOSTED THE DISTRICT SEVEN COMMUNITY MEETING LAST EVENING AT THE PORTER-ELLIS CENTER. THIS IS PART OF THE CONTINUING EFFORT BY THE NEW CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT TO GET REAL GRASS ROOTS IMPUTE FROM MACON – BIBB RESIDENTS. THESE SESSIONS' HAVE BEEN HELD IN ALL SECTORS OF MACON AND BIBB COUNTY.

Adopt a black dog, get a huge discount

THE MACON-BIBB ANIMAL WELFARE WILL BEGIN A “BLACK OUT FRIDAY “ PROGRAM BEGINNING AT 11:00 am TODAY. PRICES FOR ADOPTING BLACK OR MOSTLY BLACK DOGS FROM THE CENTER WILL BE DROPPED FROM $80 TO $25 DOLLARS. THE SPECIAL DEAL IS BECAUSE OF AN OVER ABUNDANCE OF BLACK COLORED DOGS AT THE MACON-BIBB ANIMAL FACILITY.

Unemployment rated decrease in Bibb and Houston

THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR IS ANNOUNCING THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN MACON AND WARNER ROBINS HAS DECREASED. IN MACON UNEMPLOYMENT WAS 7.0 PERCENT IN APRIL. A YEAR AGO MACON'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 8.2 PERCENT. IN WARNER ROBINS UNEMPLOYMENT IN APRIL WAS 6.1 PERCENT DOWN FROM APRIL OF 2013'S LEVEL OF 6.7 PERCENT

Macon-Bibb pools open this weekend

MACON-BIBB POOLS ARE OPENING THIS WEEK END FOR THE SUMMER SEASON. PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR DOC DOUGHERTY SAYS EAST MACON, FRANK JOHNSON AND THE POOL AT THE BLOOMFIELD COMMUNITY WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW. TWO OTHERS WILL BE OPEN MONDAY AT MEMORIAL PARK AND THE BOOKER WASHINGTON CENTER. ADMISSION WILL BE ONE DOLLAR PER PERSON.

Registration set for CHAMPS camp

THE BIBB SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OUT REACH SECTOR IS HOLDING REGISTRATION FOR THE SO-CALLED CHAMPS CAMPS FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN AGES 9 AND 15....CHOOSING HEALTHY ACTIVITIES AND METHODS PROMOTING SAFETY OR CHAMPS FOR SHORT WILL HOLD THESE CAMPS AT SEVERAL LOCAL SCHOOLS BEGINNING JUNE 2ed. YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR CHILD IN ADVANCE----BY CONTACTING LT. ELLIS SINCLAIR AT 478-803-2701 OR SHEILA TAYLOR AT 478-803-2702.

Roger Jackson unveils another youth program

A LOT OF YOUNGSTERS AT MACEDONA MISSIONERY BAPTIST CHURCH ON THE CITY'S SOUTH SIDE WERE AMONG THOSE ON HAND LAST NIGHT FOR THE OPENING OF A MOTIVATING, SELF IMPROVEMENT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER.. MACON NATIVE AND FORMER N.F.L. PLAYER ROGER JACKSON IS TAKING HIS OUTSTANDING PROGRAM TO ANOTHER PART OF THE CITY A LOT OF FOLKS FEEL IS NEGLECTING ITS YOUNGSTERS. FAMILYS---SPONSORS AND OTHERS TURNED OUT FOR THE OPENING AT THE CHURCH ON HOUSTON AVENUE AND EISENHOWER PARKWAY. PLAY GROUND AND PARK-LIKE FACILITIES HAVE BEEN UPGRADED FOR STARTERS WITH OTHER ATTRACTIONS IN THE PLANNING STAGES FOR ROGER JACKSON. YOU MAY RECALL THOSE FUND RAISERS HE HOLDS EACH YEAR FOR MOTIVATING YOUTH WHICH INCLUDES THE BIG CAR GIVE AWAY DRAWING....ALL GOING TO HELP THE YOUNGSTERS....

Suits filed in 'Midnight Rider' filming fatality

SINGER GREG ALLMAN AND THAT FILM ORGANIZATION MAKING THE MOVIE “MIDNIGHT RIDER” ARE BEING SUED BY THE FAMILY OF THE PRODUCTION ASSISTANT WHO WAS KILLED IN FEBURARY. IN ALL 18 PARTIES ARE BEING SERVED. 27 YEAR OLD SARAH JONES, WHO DIED ON A RAILWAY BRIDGE IN THE JESSUP AREA, WAS A CAMERA ASSISTANT. SIX OTHER PEOPLE WERE INJURED. THE RAILROAD AND OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY WERE ALSO INVOLVED IN THE SHOTGUN STILE SERIES OF LEGAL ACTIONS. A TRAIN SMASHED INTO THE PRODUCTION CREW AND EQUIPMENT. THE INCIDENT OCCURED FEBRUARY 20th.

Macon-Bibb public works employees enjoy cookout at Central Park

MACON-BIBB PUBLIC WORKS STAFFERS ENJOYED ANOTHER MID-DAY LUNCH IN CENTRAL CITY PARK AS PART OF NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK. THESE HARD WORKING MEN AT WOMEN INCLUDED THOSE AT PARKS AND RECREATION AND THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT CHOWED DOWN ON HOTDOGS AND HAMBURGERS PLUS SEVERAL SIDES INCLUDING BAKED BEANS. WEDNESDAY'S LUNCH WAS ANOTHER IN A WHOLE WEEK OF SPECIAL EVENTS.

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