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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

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

WGXA.TV - 2018-03-20 16:49:22

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-

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-20 19:35:00

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

PACS alumna and author visits school

Mary Elizabeth Blume Stead is flying across the Atlantic Ocean to share her debut children's novel, "Katie Watson and the Painter's Plot," with the school that nurtured her love of literature: Prince Avenue Christian School. Stead was PACS valedictorian in 2006. She graduated from the University of

OCONEE ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-22 01:00:00

Networking event happening during Cherry Blossom festival in Downtown Macon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Dozens of young professionals are expected in Downtown Macon Wednesday to take advantage of a pop up lunch event. Let's Do Lunch is being put on by Urbane: Young Professionals Network of Central Georgia and it is part of the Cherry Blossom Festival. - Advertisement - It

41NBC.COM - 2018-03-21 15:42:53

Local pastor works to assist addicts and criminals

Warren County native and former addict Elder Jeffery Hobbs works to help people who are in the same situation in which he was once involved. Hobbs runs a ministry called "Been There Done That,"but before becoming a minister, Hobbs lived a life of drug addiction. He was born in Camak in 1961, and he

MCDUFFIEPROGRESS.COM - 2018-03-21 20:14:00

Possible Development On Cliff Dawson Road Dominates Meeting

The final meeting of the Stakeholders Committee charged with shaping the 2018 Comprehensive Plan was supposed to be a tidying up session ending with Committee approval of the document for public review and government adoption. Instead it turned into a lengthy discussion of the possibility of commerc

PATCH - 2018-03-22 04:30:52

Next round of thunderstorms could bring high winds, hail to Middle Georgia | The Telegraph

Severe thunderstorms are in the forecast for Middle Georgia today, and that could mean high winds, hail and even tornadoes. The morning's light rain is expected to increase this afternoon, but total rainfall today should only reach between a third of an inch and a half inch, said meteorologist Laur


Shooting leaves 2 dead; 4 wounded

EATONTON - An exchange of gunfire between two young men - one from Milledgeville and the other one from Sparta - left both dead and four others wounded Saturday night at Headhunter Racetrack in Putnam County, authorities say. Two of the victims wounded in the shooting, where an estimated 2,000 peopl


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


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


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


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


Byron 19-year-old arrested for Sunday shooting in South Bibb

MACON, Ga -- Arrested and charged this morning is a 19-year-old man from Byron in the Sunday morning shooting of a juvenile. According to a release from the Bibb County Sheriff's office Jeffery Austin Burnette was turned over the to the Byron Police Department by his family just before midnight on S


Judge sets arraignment date in death penalty case

EATONTON - Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge E. Trenton Brown III has set April 17 as the date for the arraignment of Donnie Russell Rowe, who is accused of shooting to death two state corrections officers during a June 13 escape from a state transport bus in Putnam County. Rowe, 44, wa


BREAKING: One person shot on Houston Road in Macon

Deputies are interviewing witnesses at the scene of a shooting on Houston Road in Macon. Claudia Coco/WGXA News. MACON, Ga--According to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office one person has been shot and injured at the La Mexicana restaurant on Houston Road Sunday evening. Deputies are interviewing possi


Water Rights Make Apalachee Intake Sites Not Feasible

The Walton County Water and Sewer Authority asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to modify its permit for an intake facility on the Apalachee River after determining that not only its original site but three of its four alternatives are not feasible. Rights to the water that the Water and Sewer Au


Weather threat to close park Monday for Cherry Blossom Festival

The threat of severe thunderstorms on Monday has led to the closure of Central City Park for the Cherry Blossom Festival on Monday. The festival announced the closure late Sunday after the latest update from the Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Agency. The Heroes Day that had been scheduled for all m