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Woman pinned to floorboard, rescued from vehicle after single-vehicle accident in Perry

A woman was trapped in a vehicle after a single vehicle accident on Friday morning. The call for the accident came in around 5:31 a.m., according to a Perry Fire and Emergency Services after action report. First responders found a woman with serious injuries trapped in her vehicle on Interstate 75

WMAZ - 2018-03-23 15:56:00

Authorities arrest nursing home employee

A 54-year-old Milledgeville nursing home employee has been arrested by local authorities in connection to a March 15 incident where an elderly resident was hit in the mouth. The case had been under investigation by the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office since the alleged crime took place. Detective Chr

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-22 21:37:00

He grew up poor in Fort Valley, even flunked the ninth grade. Now he's a millionaire | The Telegraph

On a beautiful recent day, Dr. Vernard Hodges sat by the pool behind his 7,400-square-foot home and talked about how easily his life could have veered in an entirely different direction. He grew up dirt poor in Fort Valley, hung out with drug dealers and failed the ninth grade. Yet he went on to bec

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-23 20:24:00

Did woman accused of shooting Macon boy in rock-hurling stir shoot someone months before? | The Telegraph

On the eve of Elisabeth Faye Cannon's trial in the January 2017 shooting and critical wounding of a Macon teenager during a supposed rock-throwing confrontation outside her Bloomfield home, new allegations against Cannon have surfaced in another shooting. In a court filing last week, Bibb County pro

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-23 20:43:00

Woman airlifted to Macon hospital in one of two crashes on I-75 in Houston County | The Telegraph

A woman was airlifted to a Macon hospital early Friday after a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 in Houston County. It was the first of two morning crashes on the interstate in the county. About 5:30 a.m., a vehicle carrying four people, including two children, struck the median wall at Mile Mar

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-23 14:30:00

Shooting suspect arrested at home in Macon

UPDATE: 25-year-old Jerome Beasley was arrested in Macon by Bibb County Sheriff's Violent Crimes Investigators and members of the Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force. Beasley was found at a home on Patterson Street around 10 Friday morning. He is charged with aggravated assault and possession

41NBC.COM - 2018-03-23 15:10:21

Man found guilty in robbery of Macon teenager

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The man who robbed a Macon teenager back in 2016 will spend 12 years in prison. 21-year-old Michael Jewroid Mitchell, Jr. was found guilty by jurors and sentenced to 20 years this week. - Advertisement - Mitchell and 20-year-old Javoris Foster robbed the then 16-year-ol

41NBC.COM - 2018-03-22 20:53:03

Perry Police first to bring Racial Intelligence Training to Georgia

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -Stress on the job mixed with natural human bias can make for disastrous encounters almost every time. Departments across the nation including a few in Middle Georgia have had their fair share of misconduct among officers. - Advertisement - "Just because we put on a unifo

41NBC.COM - 2018-03-22 22:40:14

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


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


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


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


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,


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


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


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-


Perry police using new training system they say focuses on officer mentality

The Perry Police Department is using a new training system its chief learned in Florida to try and emphasize improving officers' emotional states while on the job. RITE stands for "Racial Intelligence Training and Engagement," and those in the Perry police department say it's one of the few program


Fashion Show, Big Idaho potato among events at Cherry Blossom Festival

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Get ready to see dozens of models hit the runway during the fashion show happening Thursday at the Cherry Blossom Festival. You can expect to see new trends for spring, celebrity guest models, fashion from local boutiques, and Cherry Blossom royalty. - Advertisement - T


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


Puppy killer who smashed pet's skull says he's sorry. Judge tells him he needs help. | The Telegraph

The picture of the dead puppy was so disturbing the judge wouldn't touch it when a lawyer held it up for the judge to see. The 10-week-old dog had been hurled against the walls of house, the thuds so loud that a woman who was on her porch next door heard the booms. The woman looked up in time to see