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‘Cheer Up the Blues’ Open House is Thursday
AMERICUS — If’s its mid-December in Americus, it’s time for the “Cheer Up the Blues” Christmas open house at Perry Wellness Center. This year’s event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 on the Perry Wellness Center campus, located at 302 E. Furlow St., right off Rees Park.
Golden Rams fall in Americus
For the second night in a row, a slow start ultimately proved too much to overcome as the Golden Rams fell to Georgia Southwestern State, 71-66. Albany State (3-8) fell behind 38-27 in the first half, shooting only 35 percent from the field as opposed to 50 percent from the home team.
SPECIAL REPORT: A living legacy
AMERICUS , Ga (WRBL) - December 7, 2016. Sharron Johnson will never forget the day she lost her son. "That was the darkest day of my life... was losing Jody," Johnson says. Jody Smith and Nick Smarr were responding to a call. The suspect ran after officers contacted him. Police says both officers ra
Brothers killed by train in middle Georgia identified
MACON, Ga. — The coroner's office confirmed the names of two people killed after being hit by a freight train on Saturday. Coroner Leon Jones said Cory Dale Cranmore, 28, and his brother, Brian Cranmore, 30, died in the incident.
Two years later: Fallen police officers’ legacies live on in Americus
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Family members said it feels like just yesterday that two police officers in Americus were shot and killed while protecting the community they loved. Today, we remember Police Officers Nick Smarr and Jody Smith. 2 years ago today, they were shot while responding to a...
Alabama teen missing for over a month spotted getting into RV in Georgia
LAGRANGE, Ga. — Police in west Georgia believe they may have spotted a missing teen not seen since October. Darren Earles vanished after leaving Valley High School in Valley, Alabama on Oct. 25. However, on Saturday just before 1 p.m., Earles was seen getting into an RV at the LaGrange, Georgia Walm
Nick Smarr, Jody Smith honored at special commemorative program
AMERICUS — It was a cool, crisp, and sunny day on Friday outside of the building which houses the Georgia Southwestern State University School of Nursing. It was a time of remembrance and reflection. Most importantly, however, it was a time to celebrate the lives and legacies of police officers Nick
Two dead after being hit by train in north Macon
Two people are dead after being hit by a train in Macon on Saturday. Coroner Leon John says it happened around 1 p.m. on Arkwright Road. Two males were walking along the train tracks when they were hit by the train.
Macon girl returns home for the holidays after surviving car wreck, brain surgery
Soraya Carswell was headed to the fair with her family back in October, when the car lost control, hitting another car head on off Williamson Street in Macon. Carswell was severely injured with major swelling to the face and a brain injury to her frontal lobe. Emergency responders revived her twice
Georgia Police Officer Shot and Killed at Traffic Stop was Engaged and Days Away from 25th Birthday
A DeKalb County officer killed in the line of duty Thursday was a rookie cop who had been with the department a little over a year. Edgar Isidro Flores, 24, took gunfire while pursuing a man who ran from a traffic stop on Candler Road near I-20 about 5 p.m., according to police. He was shot multiple
One Of The Best Restaurants In Georgia Can Be Found Inside This Historic Bank
There are many different places throughout Georgia which still maintain the important history that the original building held. A perfect example of this history would be the cafe in Plains, Georgia. While Plains itself holds a special place in the hearts of Georgians as being a truly historic town,
Convicted cult leader Malachi York files $2 billion lawsuit
The former head of a Putnam County cult, now serving a 135-year sentence on child-molestation charges, wants $2 billion. And he wants it in 20 days. Dwight D. York filed a lawsuit in Macon's U.S. District Court Thursday demanding compensation from various government agencies. His three-page suit arg
Macon's Satterfield's to re-open in January under new ownership
MACON, Ga. -- An Atlanta couple who recently relocated to Macon has purchased Satterfield’s in downtown Macon -- which closed this past summer -- and is expected to re-open the barbecue restaurant in January 2019.
UPDATE: Macon man dies after being hit by car on Mercer University Drive
Coroner Leon Jones says the pedestrian identified as 61-year-old Walter Kirtz of Macon, has died. Jones is currently looking for Kirtz' next of kin. If you have ny information, you can reach Jones at 478-256-6717.
Dublin Man Gets 20 Years For Spearheading Pimping Ring
MACON, Ga – A Dublin man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and 5 years supervised release for spearheading an organized interstate pimping ring. According to Charles Peeler, the United State Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, 39 year old Jesse Lee Hall plead guilty in May to several
Macon man hit by car on Mercer University Drive
Bibb deputies say a male pedestrian from Macon is in critical condition after a car hit him early Friday morning. Around 1:30 a.m., deputies say 25-year-old Wilbur Sutton of Macon was driving a Mitsubishi Lancer on Mercer University Drive. As he approached the intersection with Arlington Park, a mal
Richland man arrested in connection with murder on MLK Dr. in Stewart Co.
RICHLAND, GA (WTVM) - A man has been arrested in connection with a murder that took place in Richland, GA. 29-year-old Kendrick Scales was arrested for the July 2018 murder of Johnny Jones.
Dublin 'pimp', co-defendant sentenced for interstate sex ring
MACON, Ga. -- A Dublin man and a co-defendant were reportedly sentenced this week in federal court in downtown Macon for their roles in an "interstate pimping ring." That's according to a release from the US Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Georgia, which said 39-year-old Jessie Lee Hall
Macon Transit Authority cutting, adjusting bus routes
Macon — Bus riders on Macon Transit Authority routes may have to adjust their plans after an open hearing from the MTA announced changes to bus routes, Thursday. Macon Transit Authority President and CEO Craig Ross said that the MTA needed to adjust their bus routes after two consecutive years of cu
Macon-Bibb Housing Authority asks for new loan to finish Tindall Heights neighborhood
Tindall Senior Towers is the first phase for the reconstruction of Tindall Heights low income housing community. The complex is completely full at 76 units, but they have a waitlist almost double that at 75.