Black Out Friday continues at Animal Welfare

MACON-BIBB ANIMAL WELFARE IS CONTINUING WITH ITS “BLACK OUT FRIDAY” PROGRAM TODAY. FROM 11:OO A.M. UNTIL 4:30 P.M. SPECIAL LOW PRICES WILL BE CHARGED FOR BLACK AND MOSTLY BLACK DOGS. THE FEES WILL BE DROPPED FROM $80 DOLLARS TO $25 DOLLARS. ALSO A SPAY OR NEUTER FEE OF $50 DOLLARS WILL BE REFUNDED BY ANIMAL WELFARE WITH EACH “BLACK OUT FRIDAY” ADOPTION.

Travis Jones in town for annual football camp

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE COACH TRAVIS JONES WILL BE IN MACON FRIDAY TO VISIT THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. JONES IS THE DEFENSIVE LINE COACH FOR THE WORLD CHAMPION SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. COACH JONES IS VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN IRWINTON. A GRADUATE OF WILKINSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL AND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA (1995) ALSO IS HERE TO HOLD HIS 8th ANNUAL YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP AT WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

Parade, fireworks show set for Sunday in Perry

THE PERRY COMMUNITY WILL KICK OFF A WEEK LONG LIST OF INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS WITH A SUNDAY PARADE AND FIREWORKS SHOW. THE PARADE WILL BEGIN AT SIX p.m. NEAR THE OLD HOUSTON COURT HOUSE DOWNTOWN AND END AT THE NATIONAL FAIRGROUNDS. THE EXTENDED FIREWORKS SHOW WILL FOLLOW A PICNIC ON THE FAIRGROUNDS.

Armed robber hits Waffle House in predawn hours

AUTHORITIES ARE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR AN ARMED ROBBER. THE GUY WAS ARMED WITH A BLACK HANDGUN WHEN HE ENTERED THE THOMASTON ROAD WAFFLE HOUSE DURING THE PREDAWN HOURS. AFTER GETTING THE CASH, HE MADE THE GET AWAY IN A WOODED AREA BEHIND THE 5100 BLOCK EATERY. WEARING ALL BLACK, THE GUNMAN COVERED HIS FACE WITH A PAIR OF DARK AVIATOR GLASSES.

Houston, Monroe schools among tops in CRCT testing

HOUSTON AND MONROE COUNTY SCHOOL STUDENTS OUT SCORED ALL OTHER SYSTEMS IN THE MID-STATE WITH THE CRCT TESTING. JONES COUNTY WAS TOPS IN EVERY AREA BUT ONE. BIBB SCHOOL'S SCORES SHOWED IMPROVED MARKS, BUT STILL WAS BEHIND STATE AVERAGES IN MOST AREAS

GOHS gearing up for July 4th weekend

THE 78 HOUR INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY PERIOD NEXT WEEKEND WILL INVOLVE INTENSE HIGHWAY SAFETY EFFORTS BY THE GEORGIA PATROL. THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY DIRECTOR HARRIS BLACKWOOD SAYS LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL BE TARGETING SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVERS. HE SAYS USUALLY ONE DRIVER IS KILLED EVERY FIVE HOURS DURING THE BIG SUMMERTIME HOLIDAY. MANY OF THOSE CRASHES HE SAYS ARE CAUSED BY DRIVERS WHO ARE DRUNK.

Local woman escapes serious injury in one-car accident

A SPECTACULAR ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON I-75 AT THE KING ALFRED DRIVE AND RIVERSIDE DRIVE AREA LEFT A LOCAL WOMAN WITH INJURIES.CHALESE NEWBERRY SAYS HER VEHICLE WAS CUT OFF BY A CAR FORCING HER FOUR WHEEL DRIVE UNIT UP THE STEEP EMBANKMENT INTO THE FENCING ON RIVERSIDE DRIVE. THE 39 YEAR OLD WAS TAKEN TO THE EMERGENCY CENTER.

All pools to open on full schedules during July

THE EAST MACON POOL WILL BE OPEN A FULL SIX DAYS A WEEK THROUGH THE MONTH OF JULY. THAT WAS THE OUTCOME OF A REQUEST BY COMMISSIONER ELAINE LUCAS TO HAVE FULL TIME OPEN POOLS ACROSS THE CITY. THIS YEAR THE SWIMMING POOLS HAVE BEEN OPENED ON ALTERNATE DAYS. RECREATION DIRECTOR DOC DOUGHERTY TOLD MACON-BIBB COMMISSIONERS IF ALL THE POOLS WERE OPERATED ON A SIX DAY SCHEDULE HIS DEPARTMENT WOULD HAVE TO HIRE 6 ADDITIONAL LIFE GUARDS.

Red Cross honorees include local fire unit

THE MID-STATE RED CROSS ORGANIZATION IS HONORING 12 “HOMETOWN HERO'S” AT THE ROBINS MUSEUM OF AVIATION. INCLUDED AMONG THE OTHER IS SHIFT TWO OF MACON-BIBB FIRE STATION 104. THEY HELPED SAVE THE LIFE OF A FELLOW FIREFIGHTER WHO WAS HIT BY A CAR ON I-75.

3-year old safe after wandering away from apartment

A THREE YEAR OLD BOY IS SAFE AND SOUND THIS MORNING AFTER WANDERING AWAY FROM HIS SLEEPING MOTHER'S APARTMENT ON BUSY MERCER UNIVERSITY DRIVE. LITTLE NATHAN WARD UNLOCKED THE DOOR TO THE FAMILY APARTMENT AND MADE HIS WAY TO A NEXT DOOR BUSINESS PARKING LOT. THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES WILL BE INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT.

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