Local election results

BIBB BOARD OF EDUCATION POST # 8...WANDA WEST 10,759-- 58% ... DARREN LATCH 7,783-- 42% BIBB CIVIL COURT JUDGE...WILLIAM RANDALL 11,093--57%... EMORY CHRISTIAN 8,234—43% MACON WATER AUTHORITY CHAIRMAN...SAM HART 13,612—67%... STEPHEN RICKMAN...5,218—26% DAVID COUSINO...1,353—7% MACON WATER AUTHORITY DISTRICT # 1...DOROTHY BLACK 2,233—59%... ANISSA JONES 1,567—41% MACON WATER AUTHORITY DISTRICT # 3...DWIGHT JONES 3,868—57%... ED HATCHER 1,628—24%...STEPHEN SKALKO 884—13%...ALAN THIESE 405—6%...

WR mayor, council honor essay winning student

MAYOR TOMS AND WARNER ROBINS COUNCIL PAID TRIBUTE TO A FAGIN MILL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT. VENEZUELA GOLCONDA IS AN “IF I WERE MAYOR” ESSAY WINNER. THE YOUNGSTER READ HER GEORGIA MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION SPONSORED AWARD WINNING LETTER TO COUNCIL AND GOT A STANDING OVATION FROM THE CITIZENS ATTENDING THE MEETING.

Multi-agencies to enforce drunk driving, boating

BOATERS ARE BEING TARGETED ALONG WITH MOTORISTS FOR DRUNK DRIVING THIS COMING MEMORIAL DAY WEEK END. THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY IS PARTNERING WITH THE GEORGIA PATROL AND THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO PUT IMPAIRED BOAT OR AUTOMOBILE DRIVERS IN JAIL.

Lake Wildwood man charged with beating up bicycle thief

A LAKE WILDWOOD RESIDENT IS UNDER ARREST FOR ATTACKING A MAN WHO STOLE A BICYCLE FROM HIS HOME. 41 YEAR OLD BRYAN DOROUGH RAN DOWN AND HIT THE ALLEGED THIEF WITH HIS AUTOMOBILE THEN PHYSICALLY BEGAN BEATING UP 26 YEAR OLD JAMES BROWNE. DOROUGH WAS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, WHILE BROWNE WAS ARRESTED FOR THEFT BY TAKING.

Vineville Academy honors late principal Winters

VINEVILLE ACADEMY PAID TRIBUTE TO ITS FORMER LONG TIME PRINCIPAL PAULETTE WINTERS. SHE PASSED AWAY MORE THAN A WEEK AGO JUST SHORT OF HER 60Th BIRTHDAY. INTERIM BIBB SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT STEVE SMITH AND THE FORMER SUPERINTENDENT SHARON PATTERSON TOLD OF THEIR MEMORIES OF PAULETTE WINTERS. A DRAWING OF WINTERS WAS UNVIELED AND WILL BE PUT IN A PLACE OF HONOR AT VINEVILLE ACADEMY

Handel visits Macon on final-day campaign swing

REPUBLICAN SENATE HOPEFUL KAREN HANDEL FLEW INTO MACON ON HER STATE WIDE LAST DAY CAMPAIGN CIRCUIT. GREETED BY MID-STATE SUPPORTERS, THE FORMER GEORGIA SECRETARY OF STATE SAYS SHE IS THE ONLY TRUE CONSERVATIVE IN THE MULTI- PERSON RACE. LATEST POLLS PLACE MRS. HANDEL IN THIRD PLACE BEHIND DAVID PERDUE AND JACK KINGSTON.

Tattnall reaches semis, Stratford faces Brookwood today

The Stratford Eagles baseball team still has some work to do to join Southland, Tattnall and Tiftarea in the GISA class AAA semifinals this weekend. Stratford and Brokwood were rained out in Friday's scheduled series opener at Stratford, and will complete the best-of-three series this afternoon (3:30pm) after Stratford won game one Saturday 9-1. Over the weekend, Southland beat Loganville Christian 11-7 and 8-5, and will face two-time defending champion Tattnall in one of the semi-final series at Tattnall. The Trojans swept Deerfield-Windsor 7-2 and 13-0 Friday in a re-match of last year's championship series. Tiftarea will host the Stratford-Brookwood winner. Tiftarea won 13-4 and 4-2 to eliminate Dominion Christian.

Founding family of Habitat for Humanity dedicates first home as the Fuller Center

THE ORIGINAL FOUNDING FAMILY OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IS CONTINUING ITS WORK AS THE FULLER CENTER FOR HOUSING. YESTERDAY THE FULLER CENTER DEDICATED ITS FIRST HOME IN MACON ON BIRCH STREET NEAR CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL. A FAMILY OF FOUR WILL BE MOVING INTO THE ONE TIME SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURE WHICH IS UPGRADING THE ONE THOUSAND BLOCK OF BIRCH STREET.

Dermond family plans joint funeral for murdered parents

THE FAMILY WISH OF HAVING A JOINT FUNERAL FOR RUSSELL AND SHIRLEY DERMOND APPARENTLY IS A REALITY NOW THAT MRS. DERMOND’S BODY WAS FOUND IN LAKE OCONEE. FEARING THE WORSE, FAMILY MEMBERS HELD OFF MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR MR. DERMOND WHOSE BODY HAD BEEN DISCOVERED ALMOST TWO WEEKS AGO.

Bibb commission holds second of four planning sessions

THE SECOND OF FOUR PLANNING WORKSHOPS FOR THE NEW MACON-BIBB CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT WAS HELD AT MIDDLE GEORGIA REGIONAL AIRPORT. THE LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES WORK WITH MEMBERS OF THE CARL VINSON INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENT. IT APPEARS A MAIN CONCERN OF THE COMMISSION IS BETTER COMMUNICATIONS AMONG THEMSELVES, AND WITH MAYOR REICHERT'S OFFICE.

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