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.

Warner Robins teacher is state Teacher of the Year

A HOUSTON COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EMPLOYEE IS GEORGIA'S TEACHER OF THE YEAR. FORMER MISS GEORGIA, AMANDA MILNER RECEIVED THE HONORS AT THE ANNUAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR BANQUET IN ATLANTA. SHE TEACHES FOURTH GRADERS IN WARNER ROBINS MILLER SCHOOL.

Barnesvillel men die in wreck that involved police car

TWO BARNESVILLE AREA MEN ARE DEAD AFTER BEING HIT BY A POLICE CAR. THE GEORGIA PATROL LISTS THE VICTIMS AS 25 YEAR OLD JUSTER SULLIVAN AND QUENTIN BYRD WHO WAS LISTED AS 21 YEARS OF AGE. THEY WERE STRUCK BY A BARNESVILLE PATROL CAR OPERATED BY OFFICER TERRY BELVIN WHO WAS INJURED IN THE MISHAP.

Medical Center, BCBS reach agreement

THE ON AND OFF NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE MEDICAL CENTER AND BLUE CROSS-BLUE SHIELD ARE APPARENTLY ON AGAIN AND SUCCESSFUL. AFTER ISSUING STATEMENTS WEDNESDAY NIGHT THAT THE TALKS WERE AT AN APPARENT UNSUCESSFUL END. IT IS NOW BEING REPORTED THAT THE MACON AND PEACH COUNTY HOSPITALS WILL BE IN THE BLUE-CROSS-BLUE SHIELD NETWORK.

Poll shows Perdue frontrunner for Republican nomination for U.S. Senate

ANOTHER ATLANTA BASED POLITICAL POLL SHOWS MIDDLE GEORGIAN DAVID PERDUE HAS WIDENED HIS LEAD OVER THE REPUBLICAN FIELD. ACCORDING TO THE NEW INSIDER ADVANTAGE FOX 5 MORRIS NEWS “SUPER POLL” PERDUE LEADS SECOND PLACE JACK KINGSTON BY EIGHT POINTS. KAREN HANDEL IS THIRD TWO POINTS BEHIND KINGSTON. WITH PERDUE'S 27 PERCENT THERE WILL BE A LIKELY RUN-OFF BETWEEN HIM AND EITHER KINGSTON OR HANDEL FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOT THE U.S. SENATE

Last day for early voting

THIS IS THE LAST DAY OF EARLY VOTING FOR THE MAY PRIMARY ELECTION. WHEN THE DOORS OPEN AT 8:30 THIS MORNING AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICES HERE IN BIBB AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES, IT WILL MEAN JUST NINE MORE HOURS TO VOTE EARLY. THERE WILL BE NO SATURDAY, SUNDAY OR MONDAY VOTING. ON TUESDAY MAY 20th ELECTION DAY YOUR LOCAL VOTING PLACES WILL BE OPEN FROM 7am UNTIL 7pm.

Ceiuling mural of Otis Redding dedicated at Central HIgh

A CEILING MURAL OF LATE SINGER OTIS REDDING WAS DEDICATED THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL. HIS WIDOW ZELMA AND DAUGHTER KARLA WERE PRESENTED WITH AN ARTIST RENDERING OF THE HUGE MURAL WHICH JOINS SEVERAL OTHERS OVER THE MAIN ENTRYWAY HALL AT CENTRAL HIGH.

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