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Drive-by shooting results in 2 arrests

Several drive-by shootings kept local deputies, detectives, and police officers busy over the weekend.

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-08-21 00:30:00

Arrests made after more than 2 dozen bullets fly in apartment shooting

Ballistics experts are examining 29 shell casings recovered from a drive-by shooting at a Milledgeville apartment complex early Saturday.Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies were called to Milledgeville Manor at 1498 South Jefferson Street where three vehicles and an apartment were hit by gunfire at ab

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-20 10:20:00

Milledgeville police chief arrested for DUI

The 52-year-old Swicord, who resides in Milledgeville and has worked at the Milledgeville Police Department since 1986, was formally charged with the offense following a traffic stop on Georgia Route 243 in Ivey at 12:28 a.m. Saturday by Trooper First Class Tyler G. Gay of the Georgia State Patrol p

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-08-20 23:02:00

Sparta man pleads guilty to aggravated assault, sentenced to 7 years in prison

SPARTA, Ga. — Shortly before testimony was to begin Tuesday in the jury trial of a 61-year-old Sparta mechanic in connection with a shooting of an Ohio woman back in 2016, the defendant decided to plead guilty and later was sentenced to seven years in prison.


Two Macon teens charged with murder of 18-year-old

UPDATE, 6:30 p.m.:The Bibb County Sheriff's Office got a call about a gunshot wound for Dakwuan Faulks. The family of Faulks shared pictures of the 18-year-old. Sergeant Clay Williams with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says Faulks was shot on the left side of his back Sunday night.Investigators s

WMAZ - 2018-08-20 20:08:39

She was run over on a dark country road, but is that what killed her?

A 32-year-old Macon woman is dead and investigators are trying to determine exactly how she died.Julie Jackson was pronounced dead early Saturday on Register Road in Baldwin County, not far from the border of Wilkinson County, according to a Georgia State Patrol news release.At about 4 a.m. Saturday

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-20 11:28:00

- 41NBC News | WMGT-DT

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/ WMGT) – U.S Attorney of Middle District of Georgia, FBI, Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney and other agencies are announcing results of a significant law enforcement operation Monday afternoon.The operation is in part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighbor

41NBC.COM - 2018-08-20 17:56:40

Neighbors: Creating a place of hope

To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) started from a man trying to help his friend tell her story. When founder Jamie Tworkowski met Renee Yohe, she was struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury and suicidal thoughts, according to . As he visited with her, Tworkowski wrote about the days he sp

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-08-20 12:00:00

Milledgeville police chief on leave after alleged DUI

Milledgeville’s police chief is now on administrative leave after an alleged DUI on Friday.A news release from City Manager Barry Jarrett says that Chief Dray Swicord reported to him that he was driving his personal vehicle when he was stopped by a Georgia State Patrol trooper near Ivey on Friday ni

WMAZ - 2018-08-19 21:06:07

Police say an 18 year old is the latest murder victim in Macon - 41NBC News | WMGT-DT

Police badgeMACON, Georgia (41WMGT) – An 18 year old is dead after being shot.Detectives from the Bibb County Sheriff’s office says 18 year old Dakwaun Faulks died at Navicent Health Medical Center.

41NBC.COM - 2018-08-20 12:19:17

Traffic stop leads to arrest of local man

The suspect was identified as Farando Antwan Speights, of the 100 block of Felton Drive, according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jerome Roberts.


Local man arrested after reportedly dragging his wife out of a taxicab

The suspect was identified as Marcus Hurt, of the 100 block of Garrett Way, according toan incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kevin Malloy.


Macon teen dies at hospital after being shot in the back

A man's death in the Medical Center, Navicent Health emergency room is being investigated as a homicide.According to Sgt. Clay Williams with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, a man was driven to the hospital in a personal vehicle with a gunshot wound to the back around 7 p.m. Sunday.Deputy Coroner L

WMAZ - 2018-08-20 01:17:59

Discover Middle Georgia: Andalusia - 41NBC News | WMGT-DT

Matthew S. Davis, Director of Historic Museums at Georgia College says most of the items you’ll see inside the home are original to when O’Connor lived there. He says “if you want a time capsule into a window of the mind of one of America’s greatest writers, this is a site you don’t want to miss.”


Federal grand jury indicts man on drug charges

MACON, Ga. — A 37-year-old Milledgeville man was among 32 people indicted by a federal grand jury on criminal charges this week in U.S. Middle District of Georgia Court in Macon, The Union-Recorder has learned.


Man shot multiple times outside of his home

The incident happened at about 1 a.m. in the 4400 block of Pinedale Drive, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office release. Clarence Lawrence Rozier, 31, was outside of his house when an unknown person shot him multiple times. Rozier was driven to the Medical Center, Navicent Health, where he is


‘It’s not me. I’m not dead,’ man tells Bibb County coroner after hearing of his demise

A man who fell out of a pickup truck and later died isn’t who authorities thought he was - at least not in name.The man, now identified as Robert Wesley Rivens, 45, died Wednesday after falling from the bed of a pickup truck two days earlier, Bibb County sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Williams said Saturday.Th


Person shot outside of home in West Macon

According to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office press release 31-year old Clarence Lawrence Rozier of Macon, was outside of his house when someone fired shots. The release said Rozier was hit on his left shoulder from the shots. He was driven to a local hospital where he is reported to be in stable co


Armed robbery at Flash Floods in Macon

Two men entered the store with their faces covered by "bandanas". One of the suspects was carrying a handgun. They demanded money, and after getting the money, the two men ran away.


Local woman dies from injuries in two-car crash

The victim who died of her injuries was identified as Doris Bolston, of the 200 block of West Habersham Street, according to an accident report filed by Milledgeville Police Department Officer Crystal Reese.