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 2018-09-22 00:28 

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Canceling Georgia nuclear plant could cost owners billions...

ATLANTA (AP) — The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear power plant in Georgia that any move to cancel a planned expansion would lead to demands for quick repayment of nearly $6 billion in federal loans....

 2018-09-21 21:15 

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Bibb Co. deputies looking for missing 53-year-old man...

MACON, Ga. -- Deputies are asking for the public's help identifying a missing 53-year-old man. The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is trying to locate John Lewis Fleming III -- also known as J3 . He was reported missing on Tuesday by his girlfriend w...

 2018-09-21 19:59 

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Rivals for Georgia governor clash on 'religious freedom' law...

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The rivals campaigning to become Georgia's next governor clashed Friday over whether the state needs a law offering protection for citizens acting on religious belief — an issue the outgoing Republican governor shot do...

 2018-09-21 19:50 

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Georgia mom, 3 children killed in 8-vehicle Texas wreck...

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Police say a Georgia woman and her three children have been killed in a fiery eight-vehicle accident on westbound Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas. A Beaumont police spokeswoman say traffic had slowed around dawn Thursday due ...

 2018-09-21 19:26 

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Officials heightening security measures at Bibb Co. Schools...

MACON, Ga. -- The Bibb County School District is taking new steps to make sure their students stay safe. "They will be looking for guns, drugs and any illegal contraband," Bibb Co. Schools' Director of Safety and Security David Gowan said. Gow...

 2018-09-21 17:08 

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'Something has to stop': NAACP asks Bibb Co. leaders, parents to enforce curfew...

MACON, Ga. -- The Macon chapter of the NAACP is asking Bibb County leaders to enforce a curfew. A press release from the organization said "We are asking for the Mayor to enforce our current curfew ordinance, and possibly a temporary curfew for Bibb C...

 2018-09-21 16:13 

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BREAKING: Butts Co., GBI investigating body found near Jackson subdivision...

BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. -- Butts County deputies have reported a body found Friday morning at the entrance of the Jackson Glen Subdivision off of Hwy. 36 in Jackson. Deputies said they're investigating a homicide that "appears to have been brought in of...

 2018-09-21 15:54 

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Dublin to host red carpet premiere, TV pilot to shoot in Macon...

DUBLIN, Ga. -- Dublin is going to host a red carpet premiere that Middle Georgians won't want to miss. Actor Dorien Wilson said his team will debut their romantic comedy, "His, Hers and the Truth" at non other than Theatre Dublin on February 1...

 2018-09-21 15:38 

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Cordele police chief graduates from FBI National Academy...

CORDELE, Ga. -- Cordele's police chief has graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Academy. In a release, the police department said chief Rob Rodriguez was chosen to go through the program, which began in 1935 with the...

 2018-09-21 15:25 

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Warner Robins K9 officer rear-ends vehicle, driver taken to hospital...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- A Warner Robins K9 officer was involved in a wreck Thursday around 5:30 a. m. A release from the department said the accident happened at the intersection of Briarcliff Rd. and Watson Blvd. Dash cam footage reportedly showed the vehi...

 2018-09-21 14:48 

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GDOT issues road closures as I-16/I-75 interchange project continues...

MACON, Ga. -- Night construction crews are scheduled to work on the I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvement Project in Macon over the next week. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) said in a release that crews will be demolishing the Walnut St. brid...

 2018-09-21 14:09 

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DNA links Georgia man to multiple cold case rapes...

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia police say DNA evidence has linked a Cobb County man to three rapes over the past 12 years. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 51-year-old Christopher Charles Sanders is accused of raping three women in three diffe...

 2018-09-21 14:01 

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Atlanta residents consider renaming Confederate Ave....

ATLANTA (AP) — A number of Atlanta residents like the idea of renaming Confederate Ave. as United Ave. News outlets report about 30 people showed up for a public meeting Thursday night on the proposal. Atlanta City Council is to vote Oct. 3 on renam...

 2018-09-21 12:27 

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Hazy conditions take over downtown Macon due to fire...

MACON, Ga. -- A fire on Clinton street early Friday morning is causing smoke and haze to move into Macon. Cliffs of Macon apartment complex caught fire around 3:45 a. m. Friday morning and fire crews are still putting out the last of the flames. Heavy smo...

 2018-09-21 11:30 

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Fire on Hall St. Damages Business...

MACON, GA-- 'Fish and More' on Hall Street in Macon caught on fire around 6:00 Friday morning. Responders on the scene tell us no one was inside at the time of the fire. 'Fish and More' is located next door to Fincher's BBQ. No word ye...

 2018-09-21 08:34 

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Raging fire at the Cliffs of Macon apartment complex...

MACON, GA. ---- Flames erupt from The Cliffs of Macon apartment complex on Clinton road in Macon. WGXA's reporter Victoria De Cardenas arrived on scene around 3:45 a. m. firefighters are currently inside the building trying to contain it. There are at...

 2018-09-21 02:38 

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Bibb Co. schools to start random searches, use of 'detection canines'...

MACON, Ga. -- Bibb County students will soon be randomly searched with "metal detector wand devices" according to the board of education. Stephanie Hartley with the Bibb County School District said that the random searches began this week. Two ...

 2018-09-21 02:12 

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Bibb Co. school teacher indicted on 18 counts of card fraud...

MACON, Ga. -- A Bibb County school teacher has been put on unpaid administrative leave following his indictment on 18 charges of financial transaction card fraud this month. According to the September 11 indictment, Robert Shepherd's charges stem from...

 2018-09-21 01:38 

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American Red Cross seeking blood donors for Florence relief efforts...

MACON, Ga. -- The Red Cross needs donors to give blood to help its Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The Red Cross said it's asking people in areas that weren't affected by the storm to donate blood as soon as they can. Middle Georgians can go to...

 2018-09-21 00:51 

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Middle Georgians remember POW/MIA service members...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Middle Georgians continued to honor prisoners of war and those missing in action as part of a series of events honoring service members. Former prisoner of war William Benson said his guardian angel was the only thing that got him th...

 2018-09-21 00:13 

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BREAKING: Bibb Co. crews putting out fire in east Macon...

MACON, Ga. -- Bibb County fire crews are working to put out a fire near Majestic Lane in east Macon. Officials said neighbors called about a fire in the woods. There were two fire trucks and other Bibb County fire department vehicles at the scene just aft...

 2018-09-21 00:07 

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Georgia county to pay $75,000 to convicted killer attacked by jailer...

ATLANTA (AP) — A county commission in Georgia has agreed to pay a man convicted of murder $75,000 after he said a jailer broke his jaw. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported DeKalb County commissioners voted Tuesday to pay 24-year-old Demetre Ma...

 2018-09-20 22:01 

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WANTED: Forsyth Co. suspect possibly at large in Laurens Co. area...

LAURENS COUNTY, Ga. -- Laurens County deputies are warning citizens about a Forsyth County suspect at large who could be in the Laurens County area. The sheriff's office said Forsyth County deputies were trying to pick up 20-year-old Seymour Prather o...

 2018-09-20 21:45 

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Baldwin Co. schools set record-high graduation rate...

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ga. -- Baldwin County Schools achieved a 92. 3 percent graduation rate last year, setting a record for the fourth consecutive year. The school district's overall graduation rate has increased by more than 25 percent over the past five ...

 2018-09-20 21:11 

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Deputies: Man stole Macon neighbors items, caught advertising them on Facebook...

MACON, Ga. -- A man is in Bibb County jail accused of trying to steal his neighbor's items and getting caught after promoting a yard sale on Facebook. Keith Wood is charged with two counts of first degree burglary. According to an incident report, Bib...

 2018-09-20 21:06 

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WANTED: Bibb Co. deputies seeking identity theft suspect...

MACON, Ga. -- Bibb County deputies need the public's help finding an identity theft suspect. The sheriff's office Financial Crimes Unit said the suspect is wanted for using victim's stolen personal information to open a bank account online. Th...

 2018-09-20 20:11 

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Former GA deputy charged for taking firearms from sheriff's office, pawning for cash...

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. -- A former Georgia sheriff's deputy has been arrested on charges of taking firearms, theft of excess of $40,000 and violation of oath of office. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said it arrested 37-year-old Dan Lang on T...

 2018-09-20 20:03 

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Warner Robins son, mom an example of preventing elderly loneliness...

MACON, Ga. -- Loneliness can cause major health problems -- and even death -- for elderly people. That's from a study by the University of California-San Francisco. A Warner Robins man says he's had to move in with his mom because of her health is...

 2018-09-20 20:00 

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Bibb Co. teacher chosen for World War I program...

MACON, Ga. -- A teacher at Howard Middle School recently got a scholarship so he can teach his students more about Word War I. The National History Day in Georgia program picked Jonathan Merrill for the scholarship to an online class. National History Day...

 2018-09-20 19:48 

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Middle Georgia band to reunite after 50 years...

MACON, Ga. -- A Middle Georgia band is reuniting in downtown Macon after 50 years. The Hargray Capitol Theatre will host The Magnificent Planets Band 50th reunion this Saturday. In their years apart, the Magnificent Planets Band spread out across the worl...

 2018-09-20 19:34 

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Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia to hold domestic violence awareness events...

MACON, Ga. -- The Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia wants to make a difference during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional or come in the form of threats, according to the National Coal...

 2018-09-20 19:09 

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Covington Officer Matt Cooper begins therapy and rehabilitation...

ATLANTA, Ga. - Some good news in the recovery efforts of Covington Police Officer Matt Cooper, who was shot in the head on Sept. 3 while on duty. On Thursday, Cooper's medical team at the Shepherd Center's Intensive Care Unit said they are "pl...

 2018-09-20 18:49 

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Get help applying for a passport through Bibb Co. Superior Court...

MACON, Ga. -- Middle Georgians can get some help applying for a passport this Saturday in downtown Macon. Bibb County Superior Court Clerk Erica Woodford is hosting the special event for National Passport Day at 601 Mulberry St. from 9 a. m. to 12 p. m. A...

 2018-09-20 18:00 

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Twiggs Co. Sheriff's Office looking for 2 sex offenders...

TWIGGS COUNTY, Ga. -- Twiggs County deputies are looking for two sex offenders who have failed to abide by the Sex Offender regulations. The men are: William Yankton Nasworthy, 45, whose last known address was 295 Robinwood Dr. in MaconKurtis Dewayne Long...

 2018-09-20 17:50 

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City of Reynolds passes 4 mil increase, millage rate now 12.63...

REYNOLDS, Ga. -- The city of Reynolds passed a 4 mil increase on Thursday. It increases the millage rate to 12. 63 from 8 mils. This will help with the city's needs, City Council Member Libby Bond says. Now the council will work to amend the budget. T...

 2018-09-20 17:05 

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Tractor trailer-involved crash on Hwy. 247 in Bonaire...

BONAIRE, Ga. -- A crash on Highway 247 at Old Hawkinsville Rd. involving a tractor trailer has closed multiple roads in the area. Officials say a vehicle crashed with a semi truck. Lanes on Highway 247 are closed, as well as some surrounding streets. Ther...

 2018-09-20 16:06 

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Byron man gets 10 years prison for meth bust...

MACON, Ga. -- A 45-year-old Byron man was sentenced to 10 years prison Wednesday for a meth bust in July 2016. Charlie Lee Harvey, Jr. , age 45, of Byron, Georgia was sentenced to serve 120 months in federal prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute...

 2018-09-20 15:27 

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Official: Laurens Co. elementary school not on lockdown, suspect caught...

UPDATE NOON. LAURENS CO. , Ga. --Laurens County School officials say Southwest Laurens Elementary is not on lockdown. They added a perimeter was placed around the school. Officials add that the suspect has been caught. ORGINAL STORY. LAURENS CO. , Ga. -- ...

 2018-09-20 15:04 

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Man reports boy scout trailer worth $5K stolen from Milledgeville post...

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- A man says his boy scout trailer worth $5,000 and containing another $5,000 worth of equipment was stolen from his Milledgeville post last week. According to an incident report, the man says the trailer was last seen on Sept. 11 at t...

 2018-09-20 14:13 

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Allman Brothers Band's Dickey Betts to undergo brain surgery following 'freak accident'...

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in "critical but stable" condition after slipping and cracking his head while playing with the family dog in Florida. The Dickey Betts website says the "Ramblin' Ma...

 2018-09-20 14:07 

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Family of Georgia Tech student killed by campus police to sue university...

ATLANTA (AP) — The family of a Georgia Tech student killed by a campus police officer last year says it's going to sue the university. TV reports say Scout Schultz's father, Bill, says the family has waited long enough since the September sh...

 2018-09-20 14:03 

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Georgia police: Son argues with mother, stabs her 11 times...

BREMEN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia police say a teenager argued with his mother and then stabbed her 11 times, leaving her in critical condition. Bremen Police Chief Keith Pesnell tells WAGA-TV the 17-year-old was arrested on charges of aggravated assault a...

 2018-09-20 13:55 

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[ Macon ]

78-year-old Georgia man arrested with $40K worth of meth...

GORDON COUNTY, Ga. - An elderly Georgia man is in jail after a major meth bust. According to the Gordon County Sheriff's Office, deputies began investigating a large-scale distribution of methamphetamine in early September. During the investigation, 7...

 2018-09-20 02:24 

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Keeping your pets safe from the heat...

MACON, Ga. -- There's no doubt that Middle Georgians - and their pets - have noticed the heat this month. It's important to protect four-legged friends from these scorching temperatures as well as ourselves. WGXA asked some Middle Georgians how th...

 2018-09-20 01:47 

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'Get Out The Vote' tour heads to Macon...

MACON, Ga. -- Downtown Macon's Tubman Museum hosted a "Get Out The Vote" tour on Wednesday. National radio personality Michael Baisden led the event and encouraged the community to turn up to the polls for this year's midterm elections. Ev...

 2018-09-20 00:08 

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New Georgia bill aims to put safety, health first for firefighters...

MACON, Ga. -- Last week was the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, and many firefighters who served in the line of duty that day are now experiencing health problems. Rico Stephens, training chief with the Bibb County Fire Department, said ma...

 2018-09-19 23:31 

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UPDATE: Warner Robins apartment fire ruled accidental...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Chief Investigator William Smith with the Houston County Fire Department said the fire at the Pines of Warner Robins apartment complex was started accidentally. Smith said hot grease from a resident's stove was accidentally spill...

 2018-09-19 22:37 

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State releases high school graduation rates, Dodge Co. tops the list...

MACON, Ga. -- New data from the Georgia Department of Education is breaking down the graduation rates for each high school in Middle Georgia. Topping the list is Dodge County High School with a graduation rate of 98. 5%. The state average is 81. 6%. On th...

 2018-09-19 21:02 

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Warner Robins man gets life without parole for role in Middle Georgia drug organization...

MACON, Ga. -- A Warner Robins man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his part in a "major" midstate methamphetamine and marijuana distribution organization. A release from the US Department of Justice o...

 2018-09-19 20:09 

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Local doctor says listen to your body in extreme heat...

MACON, Ga. -- Macon native Joseph Thompson takes daily walks for his health. "Yeah I'm a diabetic so I make sure to walk, eat -- that's the best way to keep myself in shape. " he says. But on days like Wednesday -- as well as Monday and Tu...

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