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List of Middle Georgia schools closing for severe weather Friday

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – At least one Middle Georgia school district has announced plans to close school Friday, April 19 because of the threat of severe weather. A list of closings and delays is posted below. We will add to the list as we receive reports.


Houston County business owner charged with raping woman

KATHLEEN, Ga. — A Houston County business owner was arrested earlier this week following an investigation into a reported rape. According to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, they received a report of a sexual assault on April 10 that happened between March 22 and March 23 at a home on Houston La


Blast to structure in Warner Robins under investigation

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- The Warner Robins Fire Department are working a small structure fire on Choctaw Street. The fire has been contained to a shed behind the home.


Georgia school system on lockdown due to threat

A threat to a north Georgia elementary school led the district to place all four of its schools on lockdown, Thursday. Cartersville City Schools posted a message on its website that it made the decision after receiving a threat to Cartersville Elementary School. They added that they didn't know the


'Gnat line' mystery solved in book on south Georgia culture

MACON, Ga. — For anyone who has ever heard the term "gnat line" and wondered just where and what it is, Larry Walker gives the answer in his new book. Walker, a lifelong Perry resident who served 32 years in the General Assembly, is author of "Tales From Georgia's Gnat Line." The gnat line, he expla


Bibb County Deputies looking for burglary suspect

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office needs your help to identify a man in connection to a burglary. The incident happened Wednesday morning at the Econo Carpet Sales on Pio Nono Avenue just after 3 a.m.


Bibb County Deputies investigating drive-by shooting

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- Bibb County deputies are trying to find the person or people responsible for a drive-by shooting Wednesday night. It happened at the 3700 block of Walker Avenue off of Bloomfield Drive around 11:30p.m.


Dogs eye first region title in almost decade

The Mary Persons Bulldogs inched ever closer to their first Region 2-AAAA title in eight years with a 5-2 road victory at Upson-Lee on Monday. The Bulldogs, 21-7 overall (10-3 in Region 2-AAAA), likely need to win their final two regular season games to capture their first region championship since


Man charged with rape, sodomy while victim incapacitated

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Houston County Sheriff’s Office received a report of sexual assault which happened between March 22nd and March 23rd on April 10th, 2019.


Perry Dogwood Festival cancels Sunday activities due to possibility of severe weather

The annual Dogwood Festival in Perry has canceled second-day activities due to possibility of severe weather on Sunday. “Safety is our number one priority,” festival organizers posted on Facebook. “Thank you to all vendors, volunteers, sponsors, and attendees!”


Coroner identifies body found in Georgia river as missing man

ATHENS, Ga. — Authorities in Athens have released the name of a man found by kayakers in a Georgia river on Saturday. According to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, the county coroner positively identified the victim as 54-year-old Emory Odell Findley of Athens. Findley was first reported


Possible cocaine, ecstasy pills found in Bleckley County

COCHRAN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bleckley County residents found possible cocaine and ecstasy pills while riding four wheelers. Bleckley County investigators along with deputies say they received a call about drugs in the Foskey Road and Kennedy Road area around 7:30 p.m. on April 17th.


Man Shot Into Georgia Home, Kills Toddler

AUGUSTA, Ga. – On Tuesday around 7:44 p.m., Jaziah Pollard, 2, was shot and killed on Meadowbrook Drive. According to a report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Jaziah’s mother, Jackqueline Ingram, 19, was having an altercation with her live-in boyfriend, Marquie Gunter, 28, over the use of


Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for western part of north Georgia

ATLANTA - A strong storm system with damaging winds, hail and the potential for isolated tornadoes is moving in Thursday night into Friday morning. Our Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologists have been tracking this storm system for more than a week as it moves across the country.


Severe storms likely for Middle Georgia tomorrow morning

After a beautiful day today, we are expecting strong to severe storms beginning early Friday and through the day. Main Threats will be damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, frequent lightning, large hail, and heavy rain.


Bleckley County deputies find more drugs days after 30+ people arrested in bust

Deputies in Bleckley County found a stash of drugs believed to be related to the investigation into a large drug ring in which nearly 40 people were arrested last week. According to a news release from the Bleckley County Sheriff’s Office, at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, deputies were called


UPDATES: Severe weather threatens north Georgia

A line of strong storms could bring severe weather, including damaging winds and possibly even tornadoes, into north Georgia overnight Thursday and early Friday morning. The 11Alive StormTrackers are keeping an eye on the storm and will have updates throughout the night and morning as it passes over


Georgia driver is lying about carjacking, says mother of child struck in her front yard

The man who was behind the wheel when a car jumped a curb and smashed into a Georgia girl and her home says he was the victim of a carjacking. But not everyone is believing his story.


Legendary sports broadcaster killed in crash in SE Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga, (CBS46) Legendary sports broadcaster Chet Coppock, a fixture in Chicago, has passed away after injuries sustained in an automobile crash in southeast Georgia. According to a Facebook post by his daughter Lyndsey Coppock, the crash happened on April 11 near Hilton Head Island. Coppock l


Stolen guns found stuffed in mattress behind south Macon house

MACON, Ga. — Stolen firearms were recovered early Tuesday morning from a known drug house in south Macon. According to the Bibb Sheriff’s Office, the K9 unit was doing a search in the area around Thomas Street.