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 2022-05-28 03:19 

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Rutland High student creates special memory and generational history at graduation...

MACON, Ga. -- Rutland High School's graduation ceremony was held at the Macon Coliseum on Friday evening. It was a special night for every graduate, but there was a special moment that took place at the graduation. Donnie Person, a student at the high...

 2022-05-28 02:25 

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Musical lineup announced for 39th annual Independence Day Celebration in Warner Robins...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- The musical selection for the 39th annual independence Day Celebration event were announced Friday. Warner Robins Mayor LaRhonda Patrick made the announcement, and the celebration will be hosted by the city of Warner Robins. "I w...

 2022-05-28 01:52 

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Man arrested for aggravated assault after shooting at Qwik Trip on Forsyth Street...

MACON, Ga. -- The Bibb County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a male for an aggravated assault that took place at the Qwik Trip on Forsyth Street. Around 7:30 p. m. , Bibb County Sheriff's Patrol Deputies responded to a call of shots fired...

 2022-05-28 01:16 

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Macon man arrested for selling crack cocaine, pills and meth...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) --Bibb County deputies uncovered pounds of drugs while serving a probation warrant at a home on Companion Drive in Macon today. 38-year-old Cornelius Abram, Jr. was arrested following a search of his home When deputies arrived, they coul...

 2022-05-28 01:10 

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Meth, marijuana, and crack-cocaine among drugs seized during arrest on Companion Drive...

MACON, Ga. -- A large number of drugs and cash were seized and a man was arrested while members Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force served a search warrant on a home Friday evening. Law enforcement officers were serving a probation warrant for 38-year-...

 2022-05-27 22:34 

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Leaders in Bibb County gather at Macon Coliseum to celebrate Superintendent retirement...

MACON, Ga. -- Leaders and employees of the Bibb County School district celebrated Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones. During the special program, over 100 members from the district filled the Macon Coliseum to recognize Dr. Jones's retirement. MORE:Bibb ...

 2022-05-27 21:02 

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Macon Area Habitat for Humanity prepares to host ReStore Community Day on June 3...

MACON, Ga. -- The Macon Area Habitat for Humanity is kicking off the summer with events for the community. They're hosting their annual ReStore Community Day, a day where the organization shows appreciation to their customers, donors, and volunteers. ...

 2022-05-27 18:17 

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GHSRA State Finals...

PERRY, Ga. (WGXA) -- The Georgia Jr. High and High School Rodeo has begun at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter's Perdue Arena in Perry. The 3 day rodeo will see 25 contestants, over the weekend, and will see competitions, scholarship int...

 2022-05-27 16:55 

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Gregg Allman honored, commended by Governor...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Governor Brian Kemp has commended Macon musician, Gregg Allman, on the 5th anniversary of his death. According to a Facebook post, Governor Kemp has commended Allman and his legacy on behalf of the State of Georgia, flying the state f...

 2022-05-27 16:37 

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Gwinnett County missing man's vehicle found in Monroe County...

MONROE COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Monroe County Deputies spotted an abandoned vehicle on Highway 341 near Billy Harris Road. They have learned that the vehicle was last driven by Edward Knight, a missing person out of Gwinnett County. Mr. Knight has medical pr...

 2022-05-27 16:05 

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Memorial Day events in Middle GA...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Memorial Day is just on the other side of this weekend and, as we look forward to celebrating the remembrance of those who gave their lives for our freedoms, there are a few places in the Midstate who welcome all to join them in obser...

 2022-05-27 14:37 

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Jury selected for Ricky Dubose trial...

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- A jury has been seated and trial has been set for Ricky Dubose in the killings of two corrections officers in 2017. Out of 1000 summoned, 12 Jurors and 5 alternates were selected out of Glynn county and the trial is set to beg...

 2022-05-27 08:35 

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks opening of movie theater in Dublin...

MACON, Ga. --Moviegoers in Dublin celebrated the opening of a new and improved movie theater. New management gathered at the theater on Thursday to cut the ribbon on the renovated theater. Golden Ticket Cinemas used to be the former AMC Classic Dublin 8 w...

 2022-05-27 03:58 

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Youth gun violence remains constant in Houston County...

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA)-- "We should not live in a community, or, country, or state that accepts the fact that juveniles are involved in shootings, in gun activity, in gang activity," Houston County's Interim District Attorney William Kenda...

 2022-05-26 23:52 

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Macon man arrested in connection to River Park Apartments murder...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA)-- A Macon man has been arrested inconnection to the shooting death of 30 -year-old Keonta Quintez Rouse. Rouse was killedon May 19at the River Park Apartments. According to reports, a Crimestoppers tip led Marshal's South East Regina...

 2022-05-26 23:39 

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Man shot and robbed outside his home in Perry...

PERRY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Police are investigating a robbery and shooting. Perry Police say the 21-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint and then shot in front of his home. The shooter then ran into the house and ransacked the place. It happened in a trailer par...

 2022-05-26 18:20 

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Conley man found guilty in Macon State Prison Contraband Trial...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Raquan Emahl Gray of Metro Atlanta was found guilty by a federal jury for trafficking meth intended for Macon State Prison. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years followed by three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $1M....

 2022-05-26 18:01 

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Macon Bacon Welcomes First ever Female Coach...

MACON , GA-- The Macon Bacon season opener is right around the corner and they'll have a new. Face on the coaching staff. "I'm looking to compete I'm looking to help them be the best players they. can be and take them to the next level whe...

 2022-05-26 17:25 

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Atrium Navicent Health Baldwin designated as Emergency Cardiac Care Center...

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (WGXA) -- The Georgia Department of Public Health's Office of Cardiac Care has designated Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin as a Level III Emergency Cardiac Care Center in recognition of the hospital'scommitment to excellence in em...

 2022-05-26 16:18 

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Safe travels this Memorial Day weekend...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Memorial Day weekend is nearly underway and, with that, comes lots of travel to, from and through Georgia's roads and highways and the Department of Public Safety wants to remind everyone to stay safe and avoid tickets, arrests or...

 2022-05-26 15:26 

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Gov. Kemp extends gas tax suspension...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Governor Brian Kemp has signed executive orders to extend the supply chain state of emergency and temporary suspension of the fuel tax. This is a move to help alleviate the financial burden placed on residents caused by inflation and ...

 2022-05-26 15:12 

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Employment rates on the rise in Macon...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Macon hit an all-time low unemployment rate of 2. 8 percent in April, according to Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. The unemployment rate for the same time last year was 4. 7 percent. "As employers continue to fill their va...

 2022-05-26 10:47 

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Man dead after crashing bike into log truck...

Macon, GA (WGXA) -- A man is dead after crashing his bike into a log truck. Bibb County Chief coroner confirmed 62 year-old Melvin Butler of Albany crashed his bike into a log truck at the intersection of Broadway and Mead road. The incident happened Wedn...

 2022-05-25 21:41 

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Sonny's BBQ breaks tradition and breaks new ground on Zebulon Rd...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Sonny's BBQ held their ground breaking at their new location on Zebulon Rd. It was no traditional ground breaking, mind you. The location's owner/operator, Brad Fink, along with Ambassadors for the Greater Macon Chamber of Com...

 2022-05-25 20:56 

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Carlyle Place dedicates new Pickleball courts...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Pickleball has come to Carlyle Place. Carlyle Place Medical Director, Jyesh Patel, says there are more benefits to Pickleball than just a fun day in the sun. "Pickleball is an incredible benefit for the residents of Carlyle Place ...

 2022-05-25 19:47 

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Macon man charged for weekend murder of 27-year-old woman...

MACON, Ga. -- The Bibb County Sheriff's Office has charged a man with the murder of a 27-year-old woman. According to a press release, 28-year-old Corey Deshawn Jackson was arrested on May 21 after a shooting at Windy Hill Manor Apartments. The victim...

 2022-05-25 17:25 

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55-year old man arrested for bank robbery...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- A man has been arrested following an investigation into a bank robbery. Felix Cordes has been arrested and is being held, without bond, at the Bibb County LEC. During an investigation into an armed robbery at Midsouth Federal Credit U...

 2022-05-25 16:52 

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Morris Bank pledges $100,000 to Middle Georgia State University...

DUBLIN, Ga. (WGXA) -- Morris Bank has pledged $100,000 to Middle Georgia State University to fund their new nursing lab on the Dublin Campus, which will become their new healthcare degree program hub. The new lab will be named after Morris Bank and is one...

 2022-05-25 16:05 

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Two accidentally shot in training exercise...

MONROE COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Two people were injured in a firearms training accident at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. According to a press release, a student and a GPSTC Staff Instructor were both accidentally shot during an exercise and suff...

 2022-05-25 15:37 

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County sues Macon Inn as nuisance...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Macon-Bibb County are suing, yet, another hotel as a public nuisance. Macon Inn on Riverside Drive is being sued due to the amount of criminal activity and emergency calls that continue to happen. Between March 2016 and February 2022,...

 2022-05-25 15:12 

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Upson County School System employee arrested for child molestation, sexual battery...

MONROE COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Monroe County Investigators have arrested 28-year-old Upson County School System employee, Jared Latrell Jordan, on multiple charges including sexual battery and child molestation. Investigators obtained warrants and Jordan wa...

 2022-05-25 14:19 

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Selfies for Safety drill canceled...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- The Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency have cancelled the "Selfies for Safety" drill. The purpose of the drill was for everyone in the community to know where their safest location for shelter would be in the event ...

 2022-05-25 13:18 

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Macon Bacon sign first Female coach in Coastal Plain League history...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -The Macon Bacon today announced they have brought on board Kianna Jones, a redshirt sophomore softball player from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the first female coach in Coastal Plain League history. Jones, who hai...

 2022-05-25 03:02 

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Deputies: Lizella man, 51, dead after driver runs through stop sign...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- A woman is in custody and a 51-year-old man is dead after a crash in Macon Tuesday evening. The Bibb County Sheriff's Office states that it happened just after 6 p. m. on Georgia Ave. at Monroe St. Deputies state that33-year-old T...

 2022-05-25 01:33 

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Macon Auto Zone robbed at gunpoint, suspect at large...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Bibb County investigators are looking for an armed robbery suspect. According to the sheriff's office, the Auto Zone on Shurling Drive was robbed at gunpoint just after 8:30 p. m. Tuesday. A single male suspect entered the store a...

 2022-05-24 23:33 

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Power outages reported in Middle Georgia...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Thousands of power outages are being reported in parts of Middle Georgia as storms sweep through. Currently, outages are being reported in Crawford, Houston, Macon, and Sumter counties:Crawford: 2,322Houston: 1,803Macon: 545Sumter: 1,...

 2022-05-24 22:35 

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Genesis Joy House opens its doors to homeless veterans in Warner Robins...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- The ribbon was cut on Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter in Warner Robins. The nonprofit organization, committed to ending chronic homelessness among female veterans throughout the U. S. , provides career training, education resource...

 2022-05-24 21:07 

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United Way of Central Georgia awards over $4.4M in grants...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- United Way of Central Georgia awarded grants in excess of $4. 4 million to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies as the recover from the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds come from the Coronavirus State a...

 2022-05-24 19:48 

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'Touch a Truck' event touches hearts at Sacred Heart Catholic School...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (WGXA) -- Representatives of the EMS community gathered at Sacred Heart Catholic School for the Touch a Truck event. Firefighters, police officers, paraprofessionals and, even, air rescue came out to let students get up close and person...

 2022-05-24 15:44 

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Bibb County animal control officer saves baby deer on Rivoli Drive...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- A Bibb County officer saved a deer running through traffic over the weekend. The sheriff's office says a resident along Rivoli Drive made a call to report the baby animal was in the road. Animal Enforcement Officer Rebecca Galeazz...

 2022-05-24 13:47 

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Issues with some voting machines in Bibb County reported early Tuesday...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- The Macon-Bibb Board of Elections confirms there were problems with certain voting machines Tuesday morning. Primary elections are happening across the state on Tuesday. Interim Election Supervisor Thomas Gillon stated there were issu...

 2022-05-24 13:17 

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Charges tossed for Atlanta officers who pulled students from car at gunpoint...

ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor on Monday said he would not prosecute Atlanta police officers involved in a May 2020 confrontation with two college students who were stunned with Tasers and pulled from a car while they were stuck in traffic caused by pr...

 2022-05-24 11:51 

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Early Tuesday morning Macon shooting kills one...

BIBB COUNTY, GA (WGXA) - Deputies in Bibb County begin their day investigating a deadly shooting. According to a media release, investigators were called to a shooting on Mosley Ave. , around 4:00 A. M. Investigators were called to the location on reports...

 2022-05-24 03:35 

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OFF-DUTY FIREMAN AND BY-STANDERS SAVE LIFE...

MACON, GA--- Over the weekend a car crashed into a building on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and went up in flames. An off-duty firemen and some by-standers witness the accident. "I had to do something," said Sgt. Christopher Hall. Fire Sergeant Chri...

 2022-05-24 03:16 

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Sheriff Davis to allow deputies to show tattoos and grow beards...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) --Pay isn't the only thing that's changing for deputies up at the sheriff's office. Women and men can now show their tattoos while in uniform and have beards. The move is a non-traditional one. Sheriff Davis says he's tes...

 2022-05-24 03:11 

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Bibb Sheriff raises deputy pay after learning code enforcement had higher salaries...

MACON, Ga, (WGXA)--Last week, WGXA uncovered that Bibb County Code Enforcement Officers were taking home more money than the county's sheriff's deputies. We took what we found to Sheriff David Davis. "While that is an important position and co...

 2022-05-23 21:17 

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Heard Elementary 'Rises Up' to challenge to meet Freddie the Falcon...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Freddie the Falcon visited with Heard Elementary students and staff to celebrate the school's victory in the Rise Up with Smoothies and Milk contest. The contest, a partnership between the Atlanta Falcons and the Dairy Alliance, c...

 2022-05-23 20:36 

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The Woodward Hotel gives Macon writer's retreat experience...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- A new boutique hotel coming to downtown Macon celebrates the city's rich literary history. The Woodward Hotel, named in honor of noted English professor and folk musician, Dr. Benjamin Woodward Griffith Jr. , offers nine rooms in ...

 2022-05-23 20:32 

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Jack's celebrates grand opening in Warner Robins...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (WGXA) -- Jack's Family Restaurant is now open in its first Warner Robins location, joining Gray and Monticello in welcoming the new locations. Jack's Family Restaurants CEO, Todd Bartmess, says that they are "thrilled to op...

 2022-05-23 19:53 

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Lot cleared for another new business coming to Zebulon Rd....

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- More businesses are planned for the Zebulon Rd. area. Macon-Bibb Planning & Zoning had previously approved a medical office building for5771 Zebulon Rd. That lot is now cleared and development of the property has begun. It sits across...

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