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 2018-01-16 23:38 

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Warner Robins City Council votes on position for administrator to City Council...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- The City of Warner Robins approved a contract with Charles Whatley to provide administrative services for the city council. The vote passed 5-1 to hire Whatley.This position has been discussed by the City Council for several months n...

 2018-01-16 23:02 

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TUESDAY EVENING UPDATE: Snow expected tonight, accumulations likely...

MACON, Ga. - Due to expected winter weather, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the following counties in Middle Georgia: Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckely, Crawford, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Macon, M...

 2018-01-16 22:49 

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Man, 19, indicted for murdering 16-year-old boy in Oct....

MACON, Ga. -- A man is charged with malice murder, accused of shooting and killing a 16-year-old boy in October while being associated with Mafia street gang.Wesley Jamison Holt, 19, was indicted in Bibb County Court Tuesday on charges of malice murder, a...

 2018-01-16 22:17 

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Deputies: 3 juvenile's arrested burglarizing Macon home...

MACON, Ga. - Jones County Sheriff's Office arrested three juvenile suspects for a burglary Monday afternoon on Dusty Lane in Macon. They're still searching for a fourth juvenile suspect and adult man.Jones County Sheriff's posted the incident ...

 2018-01-16 21:55 

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Mary Persons, Harris County cancel Tuesday basketball games...

FORSYTH, Ga. -- Mary Person's High School in Forsyth has canceled its scheduled basketball games for Tuesday evening. The girls game was supposed to take place at 6 p.m. and the boys game was scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.This was a regional game and...

 2018-01-16 21:48 

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Macon man charged with robbing woman with gun, putting her in trunk...

MACON, Ga. - A man was indicted in Bibb County Tuesday, accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint and putting the woman in the trunk of her car.Marquethus Arcellous Flowers, 24, of Macon, is facing the following charges: armed robberykidnapping with bodily i...

 2018-01-16 21:33 

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Southeastern gas prices among lowest in nation...

MACON, Ga. -- Although gas prices climbed across most of the US recently, the southeast still has some of the lowest prices in the nation. The cheapest gas prices in Georgia this week can be found in Warner Robins and Augusta-Aiken, where prices top out a...

 2018-01-16 21:29 

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Officials say communication is key for dealing with snow, cold...

MACON, Ga. -- Is middle Georgia prepared for these freezing temperatures?Captain Shane Cook of Monroe County Fire says communication is the most important tool when winter weather happens. This is in terms of making sure sure patrol cars and fire trucks a...

 2018-01-16 21:09 

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GDOT West Central crews preparing for winter storm in the midstate...

THOMASTON, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) West Central district is preparing for winter storm conditions in the midstate. Crews started pre-treating bridges and overpasses at 9 a.m. Tuesday in anticipation of the expected sto...

 2018-01-16 20:56 

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Man indicted for theft, impersonating Mercer officer...

MACON, Ga. - A man was indicted in Bibb County Court Tuesday on three charges each of theft and impersonating a police officer. According to court documents, Jeffrey Gadsden Henderson attempted to take three textbooks from Mercer University on Sept. 27.On...

 2018-01-16 20:27 

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Commission OK's $43.6 million in refunds for Georgia Power customers...

ATLANTA, Ga. The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) today unanimously ordered Georgia Power Company to refund its customers $43.6 million. The refunds are the result of the Company earning above its Commission approved return on equity (ROE)...

 2018-01-16 19:39 

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Winter Weather Advisory through Wednesday morning...

MACON, Ga. - Due to expected winter weather, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the following counties in Middle Georgia: Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckely, Crawford, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Macon, M...

 2018-01-16 19:02 

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Wednesday Middle Georgia School Closings...

MIDDLE GEORGIA --Due to inclement weather situation approaching Middle Georgia the following schools are closed tomorrow.Crisp County Schools - CLOSED, students & staff.Crisp Academy - CLOSED, students & staff.Dooly County Schools - CLOSED, students & sta...

 2018-01-16 18:24 

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Gov. Deal praises budget growth at state legislature hearing...

ATLANTA, Ga. - Tuesday started the 2018 Session Joint Budget Hearings for the Fiscal Year 2018 Amended Budget and the Fiscal Year 2019 General Budgets at the state capitol.Governor Nathan Deal said Georgia has seen huge growth over the past seven years wi...

 2018-01-16 17:11 

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Winter weather roadway prep underway in east central GA...

TENNILLE, Ga. - Georgia DOT Madison and Augusta began road preparations at 8 a.m. Tuesday, considering the National Weather Service Winter Weather advisory that includes sections of a 27-county east central Georgia District.They treated the roads with bri...

 2018-01-16 16:54 

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How to stay warm during this central Georgia cold...

MACON, Ga. - With the possibility of snow in middle Georgia, it's time to bring out your winter gear. But before you go searching for the biggest coat in your closet, you need to know which items are best for keeping you and your family warm. Bass Pro...

 2018-01-16 15:35 

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A.G. to announce findings in an Elderly Abuse Scheme...

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 2018-01-16 12:11 

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TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE: Half an inch of snow remains possible...

MACON, Ga. -- Middle Georgia is expecting snow overnight tonight and even tomorrow morning. Some isolated areas could see as much as one inch.A winter weather advisory has been issued for a handful of Middle Georgia counties. It would not be surprising to...

 2018-01-16 11:08 

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Butts County Sheriff's Office investigate a homicide...

The Butts County Sheriff's Office and the GBI are currently investigating a homicide that took place Monday night around 8:30 on North Mulberry Street and First Street.According to the sheriff's office Facebook Page, they don't believe this cr...

 2018-01-16 03:33 

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Mercer University's Building the Beloved Community Symposium hosts MLK Day concert...

MACON, Ga. -- The Building the Beloved Community Symposium at Mercer University held a concert at the Grand Opera House in Macon Monday night in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.Everyone who attended was treated to music, dance and a dramatic reading....

 2018-01-16 03:05 

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Navicent Health celebrates life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

MACON, Ga. -- Among the many Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations that took place across Macon today, Navicent Health also celebrated the legacy of Dr. King.Hospital employees led a special ceremony to commemorate the life of the civil rights pioneer....

 2018-01-16 02:54 

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Proposed 2018 GA budget expected to affect Macon and Washington County airports...

MACON, Ga. -- The proposed Georgia budget for 2018 includes more than $25 million for regional airports across the state. For Middle Georgia, that budget is expected to affect Macon and Washington County airports.Gov. Nathan Deal said that the allotted bu...

 2018-01-16 02:40 

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New FDA label warns against giving opioid-based cough medicine to children...

MACON, Ga. -- A new warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now telling doctors and parents not to give cough medication to children that contains the ingredients codeine or hydrocodone. The reason behind this is that these common ingr...

 2018-01-16 02:29 

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After months of gridlock, Gordon moving forward on tornado cleanup...

GORDON, Ga. -- In April 2017, significant tornado activity in Middle Georgia caused severe damage all around the midstate, including the town of Gordon. The tornado that touched down there was a category EF-2 with winds of 115 miles per hour, was reported...

 2018-01-16 01:33 

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Wreck on Rocky Creek Rd. in Macon blocks one lane...

MACON, Ga. -- According to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to an accident with injuries located in the 2300 block of Rocky Creek Rd. on Monday around 3:50 p.m.The sheriff's office reported that a 69-year-old motorist dri...

 2018-01-16 00:17 

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Sorority serves at Loaves and Fishes in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day...

MACON, Ga. -- Americans were encouraged to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. by completing acts of civic work and community service.Members of the Epsilon Omega Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority took that call to give back to Macon by serving ...

 2018-01-15 22:59 

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Baldwin County schools puts on annual 'Educate to Graduate' rally...

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Baldwin County school system honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s memory through service Monday.It held its fourth annual Educate to Graduate rally to help fight the county's drop-out rate and encourage students to get bac...

 2018-01-15 22:58 

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. honored with annual citywide march...

MACON, Ga. -- Many people took to the streets of Macon on Monday for the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march.Citizens began the march in four different locations around the city, meeting up at Rosa Parks Square. Attendee Cedric Logan said, I feel it&...

 2018-01-15 22:50 

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Generation X: 37 percent believe that they won't be able to retire...

MACON, Ga. -- A recent study shows that 37 percent of Generation X believes that they won't be able to retire. The group making up Generation X was born between the years 1965 through the late 1970's, making their age range from the upper 30's...

 2018-01-15 22:43 

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People march through Macon for MLK day...

MACON, Ga. -- Many people took to the streets of Macon Monday for the annual MLK Day march.People started in four different locations around Macon and all marched to Rosa Parks Square.President Donald Trump encouraged Americans to observe the federal holi...

 2018-01-15 22:28 

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MONDAY EVENING UPDATE: Middle Georgia snow chance going up...

MACON, Ga. - New data suggests snow chances for Middle Georgia are going up.Areas north and west of Macon have the greatest chance of seeing snow, but all of Middle Georgia could end up seeing at least a few flurries. Any potential winter weather would be...

 2018-01-15 21:17 

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Kids flu outbreak a dangerous matter, local doctor says...

MACON, Ga. - The flu is running rampant in the state of Georgia and your kids could be at risk.Since the end of last week, flu season has turned fatal nationwide. According to the CDC, there has been increasing results of adults and kids being hospitalize...

 2018-01-15 20:37 

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Warner Robins residents react to Saturday night's 2 homicides...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - The Warner Robins community is reacting to the two homicides Saturday night that happened less than a mile apart. The city is already 1/3 to its yearly total for the past two years -- as it had just six homicides in both 2016 and 2017...

 2018-01-15 17:19 

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Deputy: Child hit by car while riding bike in south Macon...

MACON, Ga. - Officials say a child riding his bike was hit by a car Monday morning in south Macon.BSO tells WGXA a 12-year-old boy was riding his bike on Evergreen Dr. just before 11:30 a.m. He did not stop at a stop sign and hit the front passenger side ...

 2018-01-15 16:44 

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Macon church celebrates MLK Day with 28th annual breakfast...

MACON, Ga. -- Macon's 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast took place Monday morning at the Mother Katherine Drexel Center at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church.Members of the church and of the community attended. Verda M. Colvin, a superior...

 2018-01-15 15:59 

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What's the best way to handle a medical emergency?...

MONROE CO., Ga. - When should you call an ambulance instead of driving to the emergency department?Monroe County Fire Capt. Shane Cook gave WGXA the complete rundown of everything to know during a possible health emergency. He says you should start by con...

 2018-01-15 06:18 

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Man Shot Multiple Times on Houston Avenue...

MACON, Ga. -- A man is in the hospital after being shot near the intersection of Houston Avenue and the Pendleton Homes entrance.The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating the report that came in around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night. The victim, Travi...

 2018-01-15 05:31 

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Mother of Hawkinsville homicide victim reacts to her son's death...

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigations identified Saturday's Hawkinsville homicide victim as 27-year-old Vernard Porter. It's the phone call no mother wants to get.I don't really have no feeling right now, I don't really...

 2018-01-15 04:08 

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Man shot in Macon on Houston Avenue...

MACON, Ga. -- A man was shot Sunday night in Macon, according to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.Lt. Sean Defoe said the Sheriff's Office got the call around 9:30 p.m. of a person shot at the 3300 block of Houston Avenue.The man has been transpor...

 2018-01-14 23:40 

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Bibb County Sheriff's office investigates armed robbery at Tattnall Square Park...

MACON, Ga. -- The Bibb County Sheriff's office is investigating an armed robbery that happened near the Pavilions at Tattnall Square Park Sunday afternoon.According to Bibb County Sherriff's Office the victim , 32 year old Elaine Pham of Columbus,...

 2018-01-14 21:21 

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Body of a woman found in a burning home in Macon; being treated as a suspicious death...

MACON, Ga. -- The body of a woman was found in a burning home on Dorothy Drive in Macon Sunday, according to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.Coroner Jones said at 3:09 p.m. Macon/ Bibb 911 received a call of a house fire on Dorothy Drive. When they arrived...

 2018-01-14 17:10 

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Victims identified in two separate Warner Robins homicides...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- The victims that were shot dead Saturday night in two separate homicides in Warner Robins have been identified.Vincent D. Junior, 28, of Warner Robins, was identified as the first homicide victim, according to the Warner Robins Polic...

 2018-01-14 03:43 

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[ Macon ]

Two people killed in two separate homicides in Warner Robins...

WARNER ROBINS -- Two men were shot dead in Warner Robins Saturday, following two different homicides there.The first homicide happened around 6:00 p.m. at the Tanglewood Apartments on Elberta Road, according to Chief John Wagner with the Warner Robins Pol...

 2018-01-13 22:47 

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Several injured in head-on collision on Interstate 16...

TREUTLEN COUNTY, Ga. -- Serveral are injured after an accident on Interstate 16 eastbound Friday.Georgia State Patrol said Saturday that 32-year-old Alexander Lopez-Vazquez of Adairsville, Georgia, was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of I-16 near Mi...

 2018-01-13 21:56 

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22nd Annual Run for Aviation brings on a few firsts...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga -- The 22nd Annual Run for Aviation happened early Saturday morning at the Museum of Aviation and Warner Robins Air Force Base. Over 800 people pre-registered for the four separate events. This year hand-cycling was added to the traditio...

 2018-01-13 21:54 

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Perry FFA shows donated pigs for the first time since devastating barn fire...

PERRY, Ga -- Almost two months ago Perry Future Farmer's of America suffered a devastating loss of 55 pigs after a fire burned down their barn. The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend marks their first show since that fire, with donated pigs from a...

 2018-01-13 21:34 

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Man shot to death outside a home in Hawkinsville...

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. -- One man is dead after he was shot outside a home in Hawkinsville Saturday, according to Pulaski County Sheriff, Danny Brannen.Sheriff Brannen it happened about 1:30 p.m. outside a home on Second Street.He said two people were in an ar...

 2018-01-13 20:21 

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Man found dead in yard after self-inflicted accident with an axe, investigators believe...

MONROE COUNTY, Ga. -- Monroe County Deputies are investigating after a man was found dead in a yard on Montpelier Road Saturday.Deputies have identified that man as 61-year-old Clifford Kelly Pope, Sr.Deputies said they got the call around 12:18 p.m. of a...

 2018-01-13 03:28 

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Wreck on I-16 westbound in Treutlen County leaves all lanes blocked...

TREUTLEN COUNTY, Ga. -- An accident has occurred in Treutlen County on Interstate 16 westbound.According to the Georgia Department of Transportation's Twitter page, the accident is near State Route 15 and State Route 78. A GDOT Twitter post states tha...

 2018-01-13 02:32 

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President Trump signs executive order aimed at improving mental health of U.S. veterans...

MACON, Ga. -- President Trump recently signed an executive order aimed at improving the mental health of U.S. military veterans. That executive order is meant to ensure that all veterans have the proper resources they need during the transition back into ...

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