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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

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

Deputies: Milledgeville nursing home worker allegedly punched resident in mouth

MGN MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- A 54-year-old Milledgeville nursing home employee is in custody for a March 15 incident where she allegedly punched an elderly resident in the mouth. Dianne Haddock Burton -- an employee at Chaplinwood Nursing Home -- was arrested around 2 p.m. Tuesday by Baldwin County She

WGXA.TV - 2018-03-23 14:13:41

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

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

VIDEO: GMC Prep students go for a ride

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Local residents may have noticed a pack helicopters making their way around Milledgeville and the lake area Thursday afternoon. The National Guard came to town bearing four Black Hawk helicopters that took GMC Prep students, faculty and staff on a quick birds' eye view tour of B


National Guard's Black Hawk helicopters give GMC students rare opportunity

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Georgia Military College Cadets took to the skies Thursday for an opportunity of a lifetime. Around 200 JROTC students had the opportunity to fly high, as the National Guard brought four massive Black Hawk helicopters to Georgia Military College in Milledgeville. "It's an oppo

WGXA.TV - 2018-03-22 15:53:08

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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