Wrong way driver on I-75 causes wreck, faces multiple charges

A WARNER ROBINS RESIDENT FACES MULTIPLE TRAFFIC CHARGES RELATING TO HIS DRIVING NORTH IN THE SOUTH BOUND LANES OF I-75 NEAR THE SARDIS ROAD INTERCHANGE. ARTHUR ROLACK WAS DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE WHEN HIS VEHICLE SMASHED HEAD ON INTO A SOUTH BOUND TRACTOR RIG DRIVEN BY A TENNESSEE RESIDENT. THE ROLACK VEHICLE DID NOT HAVE ITS HEADLIGHT ON CONTRIBUTING TO THE DIFFICULTY OF THE TRUCKERS BEING ABLE TO AVOID THE WRECK.

Football coaching legend Mike Garvin dies Sunday

SNOW'S MEMORIAL CHAPEL WILL BE CONDUCTING FUNERAL SERVICES FOR RETIRED MOUNT deSALES HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH MIKE GARVIN.SERVICES ARE INCOMPLETE AT THIS TIME FOR COACH GARVIN, WHO PASSED AWAY SUNDAY MORNING. IN 23 YEAR HE WON 160 GAMES AND THREE GHSA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS ALONG WITH A TOTAL OF 10 REGIONAL CROWNS.

Perry store will open Monday despite Sunday fire

THE WEB PAGE FOR THE BIG INDIAN FEED AND TACK STORE IN PERRY INDICATES IT WILL BE OPEN AT 9 am. THE FACILITY NEAR THE GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIRGROUNDS AND NEXT DOOR TO THE PERRY POST OF THE GEORGIA PATROL WAS HIT BY A WEEKEND FIRE. THE BLAZE APPEARS MOSTLY IN A BACK WAREHOUSE STORAGE AREA. HAY AND OTHER BULK AGRICULTURE PRODUCTS WERE FOUND SMOLDERING OUTSIDE THE BUILDING ON SUNDAY.

Bibb sheriff schedules news conference regarding recent murders

BIBB SHERIFF DAVID DAVIS WILL HOLD A 2pm NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY CONCERNING WRAPPING UP DETAILS OF THREE OF THE FOUR RECENT MURDERS. THE 4th HAS BEEN REPORTEDLY SOLVED WITH THE ARREST OF TWO YOUNG MEN. IT INVOLVED A SHOOTING AT COLONIAL TERRACE APARTMENTS. THE OTHER THREE OCCURRED ON FAIRBURN AND GRENADA TERRACE AVENUES

First Friday features new attractions

HERE IN MACON ITS FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN....THE EVER POPULAR EVENT HAS A NEW ATTRACTION THIS EVENING..THE OCCULGEE TRADING COMPANY IN THE DANNENBURGH LOFT'S BUILDING ON POPLAR STREET WILL BE OPENING ITS DOORS FROM SIX UNTIL 9 PM... OWNER STEVE BELL AND HIS CREW HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE PROJECT FOR MONTHS..AND ALL IS READY—ALONG WITH USUAL GROCERY ITEMS THIS URBAN STYLED MARKET WILL FEATURE LOCAL AND GEORGIA ITEMS.. PLUS AN UPSTAIRS CAFE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PREPARED ITEMS PLUS A WIDE RANGE OF BEERS AND WINES.....

Arrest made in late Wednesday shooting death

BIBB SHERIFF'S DEPUTY'S HAVE ARRESTED A 20 YEAR OLD IN CONNECTION WITH THE LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT SHOOTING DEATH OF MAJESTY CONOVER AT THE COLONIAL TERRACE APARTMENT COMPLEX. CHARGED IS MICKI BROWN JR. WHO REPORTEDLY HAD ARGUED WITH THE VICTIM PRIOR TO SHOOTING HIM.

More problems at animal shelter

THE MACON-BIBB ANIMAL WELFARE FACILITY IS UNDER ANOTHER THREE DAY QUARANTINE BECAUSE OF A PUPPY FROM A LITTER OF SIX WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PARVO. ALL THE PUPS HAD TO BE EUTHANIZED. THE CLOSING OF THE LOCAL SHELTER COULD END MONDAY.

Warner Robins man faces numerous charges after shots were fired, chase ensued

IN WARNER ROBINS, A LOCAL MAN IS FACING A LONG LIST OF SERIOUS CHARGES FOLLOWING A SOUTH 3rd STREET SHOOTING INCIDENT. WARNER ROBINS POLICE REPORTS INDICATE THORNIA DEWAYNE JAMES FIRED OFF SHOTS AT HOUSES AND FLED THE SCENE. AFTER GETTING A DISCRIPTION OF HIS CAR FROM WITNESSES, POLICE TRACKED HIM DOWN ON SOUTH DAVIS DRIVE...AFTER A SHORT AUTO CHASE, THE 29 YEAR OLD JAMES ABANDONED THE VEHICLE AND WAS CAPTURED FOLLOWING A QUICK FOOT CHASE... THE LONG LIST OF CHARGES INCLUDE AGGRIVATED ASSAULT—CRIMINAL ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY—BURGLARY AND A BUNCH OF OTHER TRAFFIC RELATED INFRACTIONS.

Dwight Jones sworn in as new member of Water Authority

DWIGHT JONES HAS BEEN SWORN INTO TO HIS POSITION AT THE MACON WATER AUTHORITY. JONES RECENTLY DEFEATED SEVERAL OTHERS TO WIN THE DISTRICT THREE SLOT, VACATED WHEN STEVE RICKMAN RAN FOR THE CHAIRMAN'S POSITION..THE NEW CHAIRMAN IS SAM HART—HE WAS PRESENT ALONG WITH OTHER BOARD MEMBERS AND ITS INTERIM CHAIRMAN FORMER MERCER PRESIDENT DOCTOR KIRBY GODSEY WHO PRESENTED DWIGHT JONES WITH HIS NAME PLATE AND WISHED HIM WELL.......DOCTOR GODSEY WILL HOLD THE CHAIRMANS POSITION UNTIL HART IS SWORN INTO HIS TERM WHICH BEGINS IN JANUARY.....SINCE DWIGHT JONES WAS FILLING ASN UNEXPIRED TERM—HIS GOES IN RIGHT NOW.

Jones clere denies shoplifting allegations

JONES COUNTY COMMISSION OFFICIALS SAY A DECISION ON WHETHER CLERK CONNIE MIZE KEEPS HER JOB WILL BE MADE AFTER AN INVESTIGATION INTO A PUTNAM COUNTY SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT. THE CLERK IS ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM WAL-MART OVER $100 DOLLARS WORTH OF ITEMS EARLIER THIS WEEK. SOMETHIN MIZE DENIES.

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