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Milledgeville man arrested on drug charges

A 51-year-old Milledgeville man was arrested on drug charges last week following a traffic stop on Gordon Highway, local authorities say. The suspect was identified as Kevin Anthony Blackwelder, of 434 Pettigrew Road N.W., according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff's Office Depu

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-21 15:00:00

Deputies: 3 in hospital after three-car accident in Macon

An early morning three-car accident in southwest Macon sent three people to the hospital -- one in critical condition/Tavares Jones (WGXA) MACON, Ga. -- An early morning three-car accident in southwest Macon sent three people to the hospital -- one in critical condition. Bibb County Sheriff's inves

WGXA.TV - 2018-03-21 10:03:38

An 86-year-old was robbed at gunpoint. Then the home invader returned with a machete. | The Telegraph

The first time the robber broke into his house, Benjamin F. McCollum was in his den reading the newspaper. It was the middle of the afternoon. The robber jimmied a lock and slipped inside. McCollum, a retired auto mechanic and paper mill worker who was 86 then, looked up to see the muzzle of a gun i

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-21 21:48:00

Owner of Byron's Captain Jack's Crab Shack going to prison for gambling conviction | The Telegraph

The proprietor of Captain Jack's Crab Shack in Byron was sentenced Wednesday to serve two years in prison after being found guilty of commercial gambling by a Peach County jury last month. The now-closed eatery on Chapman Road along Interstate 75 was the focus of a 2015 police investigation into ill

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-21 17:28:00

Griffin endorses candidate for governor

As the days until the 2018 election continue to erode, candidates for Georgia's highest public office are ramping up their campaigns. Seven republicans, two democrats, an independent, and a libertarian declared their candidacy for governor during the race's official qualifying earlier this month, an

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-22 14:29:00

Macon teen gets 20 years for home invasion robberies, burglaries

MACON, Ga. - A Macon teenager on Wednesday was sentenced to 20 years -- 12 of them in prison -- for a string of burglaries and two home invasion robberies in Macon. The 16-year-old pleaded guilty to home invasion, false imprisonment and burglary. If the case had gone to trial, prosecutors would have

WGXA.TV - 2018-03-21 14:09:16

James Brown Tribute Band performing during Cherry Blossom Festival

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Atlanta Fun Society will perform hits from soul music legend James Brown during Thursday's Cherry Blossom Festival concert. The tribute band is known for playing with musicians like Gregg Allman, and Oteil Burbridge. - Advertisement - You can expect a mix of soul, pop,

41NBC.COM - 2018-03-22 12:53:59

Bibb Sheriff's Office says be aware of phone scam

MACON, Ga. -- The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says it has received several reports of an unidentified phone scammer. BSO says according to the victims of the phone scam, the calls have been received from a recorded message or live caller. The caller is claiming that he is a deputy that works in th

WGXA.TV - 2018-03-21 10:31:21

It's been a west Macon staple for 20 years. Now it's set to close | The Telegraph

The O'Charley's restaurant in Macon is expected to close at the end of business on Sunday, its manager said Thursday. "It's just the business location," Shalee Horton said. "We weren't doing enough in sales and everything." The business opened at 3740 Bloomfield Road, next to Macon Mall, 20 years ag

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-22 16:06:00

Macon man gets 30 years for 2015 shooting death of Bibb deputy clerk

A 21-year-old Macon man received 30 years in prison Tuesday in the 2015 fatal shooting of Vernard Mays -- a Bibb County Sheriff's Office civil clerk/David Domingue (WGXA) MACON, Ga. -- A 21-year-old Macon man received 30 years in prison Tuesday in the 2015 fatal shooting of Vernard Mays -- a Bibb Co


Chaka Khan rests up for Macon show after shoddy performance in Florida upsets fans

Fans at Chaka Khan's show in Miami on Saturday questioned whether she might have been inebriated on stage at Florida's Jazz in the Gardens festival. It turns out the Queen of Funk is recovering from the flu, according to a statement her representatives made to The Jasmine Brand website. The 64-year-


Grand jury indicts man on sexual exploitation charges

A 66-year-old Milledgeville man arrested last November following a year-long investigation into a child pornography case by the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation was indicted by a Baldwin County grand jury last week. Warren Garrett, of 376 Butler Road, was indicted

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-20 22:23:00

Man hit, killed by car in Byron while helping bus passengers

BYRON, Ga. -- A 39-year-old Houston County man was hit and killed by a car Saturday morning on Dunbar Road in Byron. Peach County Coroner Kerry Rooks confirms Paul Bonney, of Kathleen, was driving for Uber when he stopped around 12:20 a.m. to help passengers on a broken-down Greyhound bus going nort


BROWN: Breaking the smoking habit

When I began smoking cigarettes, sadly when I was a teenager, there were no warnings about health problems. Countless members of my family were smokers, and I never imagined that one day it was going to become considered an addiction. A surprising number of our friends who lived in Richland smoked

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-22 01:07:00

Deputies: State trooper dead, 30-month-old critical after car accident

CRISP CO., Ga. -- A state trooper has passed away and a 30-month-old is in critical condition after a one-car accident Monday night in Crisp County. According to deputies, off-duty trooper Tyler Parker died at the scene after his car hydroplaned off the roadway and crashed into a tree. The child has


Grand jury indicts man, woman on drug charges

A Milledgeville man and woman arrested last month following a sizable drug bust were indicted last week by a Baldwin County grand jury. Last month's bust netted illicit drugs, weapons and $111,000 in cash. Grand jurors returned a 10-count indictment against Reginald Jarrod Reynolds, 38, and Mia Cole


Putnam Co. racetrack employee describes deadly shooting: 'They were screaming and running'

Tires skidding and fans cheering are the noises Aubrey Chaney says he usually hears while working at Headhunters Racetrack. "We were getting ready to close down, and I heard a bunch of shooting," said Chaney. On Saturday night, the sounds of amusement quickly changed as several dozen people fled th


Video shows last known moments of woman whose body was found in Yellow River

COVINGTON, GA -- Investigators released new evidence in the tragic case of a woman who disappeared from her job at Hartsfield Jackson airport - then was found dead a month later. The video shows Shanequa Sullivan apparently trying to enter an airport MARTA station at the end of her shift - then walk

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-21 00:49:00

Two dead, four injured in shooting at racetrack

Two people are dead and four were injured in a shooting at a Putnam County drag strip Saturday night. The incident happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. at Headhunters Racetrack on Edward Reeves Road, said Sheriff Howard Sills. He identified the deceased as Jestin Devonta Dunn, 23, and Shurron Deion


Suspect in custody after 15-year-old shot in Macon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A man is in custody and charged with shooting a 15-year-old in Macon. The suspect's family turned him into police in Byron. Just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Bibb deputies responded to a call and found a 15-year-old that had been shot in a parking lot on Houston Rd. - Advert