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Shots fired at downtown Macon club

MACON, Ga. — Bibb deputies are investigating after shots were fired at a club in downtown Macon early Sunday morning. Sergeant Clay Williams with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says it happened just before 2 a.m. at the Thirsty Turtle on Cherry Street.


Macon residents struggle to save historic black neighborhood

MACON, Ga. (AP) — At the edge of First Avenue, just past the Little Richard House on Craft Street, the quiet residential road drops off at a cliff. The turn-through Peter Givens used to call "No-name Street" is gone, and a multi-lane freeway has taken its place. As sporty sedans and hulking 18-wheel


Transgender Georgia Teen Denied Prom King Nom

HALL CO, Ga. – When a Georgia high school student named Dex Frier was nominated for prom king by his peers, he was ecstatic. “I was jumping up and down. Me and my best friend were losing our minds, we were so excited,” Frier told CBS affiliate WGCL. That excitement, however, was short-lived.


Dollar General proposed for south Macon

MACON, Ga. -- A new Dollar General has been proposed for south Macon. The project, outlined in a proposal to Macon-Bibb Planning & Zoning, comes just under a month after a proposed Dollar General west Bibb County was denied.


Alyssa Milano urges Hollywood to boycott Georgia over ‘heartbeat bill’

Alyssa Milano urged Hollywood film companies to boycott Georgia after the state Senate passed the bill that would ban abortions once a doctor detects a heartbeat in a fetus. The “Insatiable” star tweeted Friday that the new “heartbeat bill” would “strip women of their bodily autonomy.” The Georgia S


Deputies: Macon burglary suspect arrested in the woods

MACON, Ga. -- According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s office a Macon man is behind bars this morning after burglarizing several homes. In a release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, they responded to a call in the 100 block of Westwood Circle just after 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.


Georgia man dies after being fatally shot testing ‘21-foot rule’

AUGUSTA, GA. — A Georgia man was fatally shot after debating the 21-foot rule, a self-defense tactic, investigators said. Richard Splichal, 34, and Spencer Warren, 29, were debating how close Splichal could get to Warren before Warren could fire his gun under conditions of the Tueller Drill, which s


T.I. honored by Georgia Senate for positive impact on community

ATLANTA - T.I. was recently honored by the Georgia Senate for his philanthropic work. The rapper, born Clifford Harris, was recognized at the Georgia State Capitol Friday for impacting the community positively.


Friday night death in Georgia restaurant ruled suicide

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Authorities are confirming that a death that happened at a Georgia restaurant Friday night was a suicide. The Warner Robins Police Department confirmed to WMAZ that a customer shot himself in the restroom of a Cheddar's restaurant in the 2900 block of Watson Boulevard.


Deputies in Iredell County thwart abduction of girl kidnapped from Georgia

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. – Deputies in Iredell County thwarted the abduction of a girl who had been kidnapped from Georgia. The girl texted 911, saying she had been kidnapped and emergency communications used the cellphone’s GPS to track the suspect’s vehicle.


Macon teen in hospital after being shot Friday night

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A teenager is in the hospital after being shot Friday night in west Macon. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 8:30 at Green Meadows Apartments on Log Cabin Drive.


Lantern Light Tours kick off at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park

MACON, Ga. — The sign at the gate says the park closes at 5 p.m. but this weekend, Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park is breaking the rules. This weekend and next, they're hosting nighttime tours of the park's big attractions, including the Great Temple Mound.


Macon-Bibb firefighters host annual pink pancake breakfast

MACON, Ga. — The best way to start your morning off is with pancakes. Saturday morning, hundreds came out for the 35th Annual Pink Pancake breakfast. Macon-Bibb County Fire Department hosted the event. All proceeds go towards the American Cancer Society.


Water main break on McNeal Drive in Warner Robins

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — A large water main broke on McNeal Drive Sunday, that's according to a post on the Warner Robins Police Department Facebook page. The post says the break was affecting parts of Carl Vinson Parkway, Russell Parkway to Ole Times and Houston Lake Road to Southside, but has now been


Macon Regional Airport ends Tampa flight, continues casino and Baltimore-Washington trips

Mike Gruber travels to Macon once a month to fly out of the Middle Georgia Regional Airport, hoping to hit big in blackjack. "We're all going to gamble. Everybody on the flight is excited on the way there and disappointed on the way home," said Gruber.


Wiener dogs race to the finish line at Cherry Blossom Festival

MACON, Ga. — A wiener dog race was held as part of the Cherry Blossom Festival's festivities on Saturday. Fifty dogs competed in the race, which was held on Cherry Street. There were 10 races with five dogs each.


BOYS WRESTLER OF THE YEAR: Paul Watkins, North Forsyth

When North Forsyth senior Paul Watkins outlasted North Gwinnett’s Rex McDaniel for a 1-0 win in the GHSA state traditional finals in Macon on Feb. 16, he let out a celebratory yell.


Peach County High School students host plant and vegetable sale

MACON, Ga. — For the last three months, students in the Peach County High School agricultural education class have learned how to grow their own vegetables and plants. Kemp is the director of the Future Farmers of America program at the school and also teaches the class. "We start growing them in ab


Ronald McDonald representing local charity in Cherry Blossom parade

MACON, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – It’s that time of year once again when the when the pinkest party on earth returns, the International Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon. On Sunday March 24th, the 38th Annual Cherry Blossom Parade will make its way through downtown Macon. This year, the world’s most famo