Governor Deal traveling state signing legislation

GOVERNOR DEAL IS TRAVELING THE STATE SIGNING LEGISLATION PASSED IN THE MOST RECENT STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION. HE IS PLANNING TO SIGN LAWS MAKING DRUG TESTING POSSIBLY BEFORE WELFARE AND FOOD STAMPS CAN BE RECEIVED. AT THE SAME TIME THE GOVERNOR SAID HE WANTS TO EXTEND THE IDEA TO THOSE WHO RECEIVE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION..THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE PASSED IN AN UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

Allman wants filming of 'Midnight Rider' halted

SINGER GREGG ALLMAN SAYS HE WANTS THAT MOVIE PRODUCTION ABOUT HIS LIFE TO STOP....THE MIDNIGHT RIDER IS BASED ON A RECENT BOOK AUTHORED BY THE FORMER MACON RESIDENT. IN WRITING A LETTER TO PRODUCERS OF THE MOVIE, ALLMAN CITED THE DEATH OF CAMERA ASSISTANT SARAH JONES AS THE MAIN REASON. SHE WAS KILLED BY A TRAIN ON A RAILROAD TRESTLE NEAR JESUP LAST FEBURARY. EARLIER THIS WEEK THE STAR OF THE FILM WILLIAM HURT RESIGNED FROM THE PICTURE.

Residents want progress made on former Durr's Lake recreational center

RESIDENTS OF THE BELLVUE SECTOR OF THE CITY TURNED OUT AT THE NEW PILGRAM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH TO MEET WITH MAYOR REICHERT AND COMMISSIONER AL TILLMAN. THE LOG CABIN-NAPIER AVENUE AREA RESIDENTS HAVE WATCHED A POTENTIAL PARK LANGUISH OVER THE YEARS WITH LITTLE ACTION OTHER THAN A LOCKED CHAIN LINK FENCE AND A GROWING PILE OF SOIL BROUGHT IN AND DUMPED AT THE PARK SITE. THE AREA USED TO BE THE DURR'S LAKE RECREATIONAL CENTER WHICH INCLUDED A ROLLER RINK. RESIDENTS WANT MOVEMENT ON THAT ONE POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT. PLUS MUCH NEED WORK ON LOG CABIN ESPECIALLY WALK WAYS ACCROSS A SEGMENT OF ROCKY CREEK.

Monday attempted robbery at Wendy's under investigation

GUN WIELDING BANDITS WERE UNSUCCESSFUL IN AN ATTEMPT TO HOLDUP THE GRAY HIGHWAY WENDY'S... BIBB SHERIFF'S DEPUTY'S SAID THEY WERE CALLED TO THE FAST FOOD RESTAURANT EARLY MONDAY. THE TWO MASKED MEN ENTERED THE STORE WITH ONE HOLDING AN ASSAULT TYPE RIFLE AND POINTING IT AT EMPLOYEES DEMANDING THE DAYS CASH. WHEN WORKERS SAID THEY COULD NOT ACCESS THE AUTOMATED SAFE, THE WOULD BE ROBBERS FLED THE SCENE, NOT HARMING THE WENDY'S EMPLOYEES. ONE WAS WEARING A BLUE SHIRT AND BLACK PANTS WHILE THE OTHER HAD A BROWN SHIRT WITH HIS BLACK PANTS.

Woukld-be robber of south Peach County store arrested

THE HUSBAND OF A FOOD STORE CLERK MAY HAVE SAVED HER LIFE BY WRESTLING AWAY A SHOTGUN POINTED AT HER BY A WOULD BE ROBBER. THE MASKED MAN WAS TRYING TO ROB THE AMERCIAN EAGLE FOOD MART ON TEH 247 CONNECTOR NEAR THE HOUSTON-PEACH COUNTY LINE. SECURITY FOOTAGE SHOWED THE GRAVITY OF THE SITUATION. ONE WOULD THINK WHEN A PERSON POINTS A SHOT GUN AT YOU...THEY ARE GOING TO SHOOT IF YOU DON'T GIVE UP THE CASH.... THE GUNMAN LATER IDENTIFIED AS STEPHEN EUGENE WADE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODAY AND CHARGED WITH SEVERAL COUNTS BY PEACH COUNTY AUTHORITIES.

Governor Deal names three Maconites to newly created task force bodies

GOVERNOR DEAL HAS NAMED THREE MACONITES TO NEWLY CREATED TASK FORCE BODIES. STATE SENATOR DAVID LUCAS AND MACON HEALTH SPECIALIST RONNIE ROLLINS WERE PLACED ON THE 15 PERSON RURAL HEALTHCARE STABILIZATION COMMITTEE. MEDICAL CARE ON ALL LEVELS IS IN A CRISIS STATE IN MANY GEORGIA COUNTIES. MACON-BIBB COMMISSIONER LARRY SCHLESINGER WILL SERVE ON THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM STUDY GROUP. THE MACON RABBI IS ONE OF 14 MEMBERS OF THE CLERGY CHARGED WITH COMING UP WITH METHODS TO REDUCE THE STATES PRISON POPULATION AND HELP THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED TIME GET BETTER EDUCATION AND JOB TRAINING..

acon on the Move digital library kicks off

FROM THE WARNER ROBINS CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU AT THE TRAIN DEPOT THERE TO MACON'S TERMINAL STATION WE GO TO SHOW SOME OF THAT BIG “MACON ON THE MOVE” GEORGIA DIGITAL LIBRARY KICKOFF. RESIDENT BROUGHT PHOTOS AND OTHER MEMORABILIA TO THE HISTORIC TRAIN TERMINAL TO BE COPIED FOR INCLUSION THE STATES DIGITAL SYSTEM. THERE WERE SPECIAL ACTIVITIES SET UP FOR YOUNGSTERS....AND ONE OF THE PROUDEST DISPLAYED FOR THE SPONSORING MIDDLE GEORGIA REGIONAL LIBRAY WAS A SIX FOOT LONG MODEL OF THE U.S.S. MACON.. THE NAVY VESSLE RECREATECD BY MICHAEL OSBOURN OF BYRON . WPGA VIEWERS GOT TO SEE SOME OF HIS WORK RECENTLY ON “ MIX IN THE MORNING”.

Victim asks for stricter work-place safety rules

A MEMBER OF THE PRODUCTION FOR THAT MIDNIGHT RIDER MOVIE CHARGES THAT RAILROAD TRACK ACCIDENT WHICH KILLED ONE PERSON AND SEVERELY INJURED HER WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED IF THERE WERE STRICTER WORK PLACE SAFETY RULES FOLLOWED. JOYCE GILLIARD WAS IN MACON FOR THE LABOR UNION RE-DEDICATION OF A MEMORIAL TO WORKERS WHO HAVE DIED ON JOB SITES. SHE SAYS PRODUCTION CREW MEMBERS SHOULD HAVE QUESTIONED THE SHOOTING OF A SCENE ON A TRESTLE OR BRIDGE TYPE STRUCTURE WITH BASICALLY NO ESCAPE ROUTE. SHE TOLD THE LOCAL CROWD AT ARROWHEAD PARK ON LAKE TOBESOFKEE—THAT HER INJURIES WERE A SEVERE BREAK OF THE LEFT ARM AND OTHER RELATED PROBLEMS FROM AN UNEXPECTED TRAIN SMASHING INTO THEIR EQUIPMENT. THE IMPACT KILLED 27 YEAR OLD CAMERA ASSISTANT SARAH JONES AND INJURED OTHERS.

Fourth of July celebration plans set for Warner Robins

WARNER ROBINS MAYOR RANDY TOMS SAYS THE BIG JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION WILL BE CONTINUING, AT THE OLD TRAIN STATION NEAR THE BASE. MAYOR TOMS SAYS LOCAL AUTO DEALER JEFF SMITH WILL CONTRIBUTE $20 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE CITY'S $30 THOUSAND TOWARD A GOAL OF $100 THOUSAND DOLLARS OVER ALL FOR THE MUSIC AND FIRE WORKS SPECTACULAR WE HAVE ALL GROWN TO EXPECT AROUND THE INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY EACH YEAR. THE MAYOR IS CALLING ON OTHER ORGINIZATIONS, BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDULS TO CHIP IN AND HELP KEEP WARNER ROBINS THE COUNTRy'S MOST PATRIOTIC COMMUNITY ON AMERiCA'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. FIVE AND TEN K ROAD RACES ARE GOING TO BE AN ADDED ATTRACTION THIS YEAR.

Judge orders 21-day shutdown of local daycare center

CHILD DAY CARE CENTER CHAROLETTES WEB HAS BEEN ORDERED TO CLOSED BY BIBB ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE STEPHEN TEATE. THE CLOSURE COMES AFTER AN EMERGENCY HEARING ON A COMPLAINT CONCERNING A CHILD BEING LEFT IN A CENTER VAN FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THE BOY WHO HAD FALLEN ASLEEP WAS OVER LOOKED BY EMPLOYEES AND SPENT SEVERAL HOURS IN THE VEHICAL. OPERATORS SAY THEY FIRED THE EMPLOYEES RESPONSIBLE, BUT THE JUDGE FELT THERE WERE ENOUGH OTHER PROBLEMS TO ISSUE THE 21 DAY CLOSURE ORDER. DURING THAT THREE WEEK PERIOD, STATE OFFICALS CHARGED WITH OVERSEEING DAYCARES WILL MAKE FURTHER STUDIES WHICH COULD LEAD TO A TOTAL SHUT DOWN.

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