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Two dead and two injured after Macon sidewalk fight

Two dead and two injured after Macon sidewalk fight

Two people are dead and two more injured after a fight broke out on a sidewalk in Macon early Saturday morning. The fight reportedly occurred at the corner of Cherry Street and MLK Boulevard around 12:41 a.m. According to the Macon-Bibb County Sheriff's Office, there was a large fight on the sidewalk that included gunshots. As deputies and emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene, 20-year-old Donovan Munir Cason, of Macon, was found unresponsive. Cason was pronounced dead at the scene. A second gunshot wound victim, 21-year-old Kabryan Johnson, of Macon, was transported to Atrium Health Navicent by ambulance. Johnson…
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65-year-old woman struck and killed by vehicle in Macon

65-year-old woman struck and killed by vehicle in Macon

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a pedestrian traffic incident that occurred in 2000 block of Old Clinton Road, just before 9:30 p.m. A passerby saw a woman laying in the roadway unresponsive and called police. When deputies arrived, they found 65-year-old Irene Stubbs of Macon had been struck by a vehicle. Stubbs was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bibb County Coroner’s Office personnel. The vehicle that struck Stubbs left the scene before deputies arrived. No witnesses have come forward at this time, and there is no information on the vehicle involved in the incident. This incident…
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Around Georgia: See Atlanta’s newest park

Around Georgia: See Atlanta’s newest park

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Ambassador Andrew J. Young, Commissioner John Dargle Jr., Southern Hub Director George Dusenbury, Rodney Cook Jr., Bishop John Lewis and other leaders cut the ribbon at the new Cook Park. Watch the vide below to see the state-of-the-art 16 acre park that is engineered to reduce flooding and provide a safe and vibrant environment for you and your family. Georgia looks at rising costs of building materials Georgia lawmakers are gathering info and hoping to take action on the rising cost of building materials. The House Working Group on the Rising Costs of Construction Materials, chaired…
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Georgia man in critical condition after his go-kart collided with a car

Georgia man in critical condition after his go-kart collided with a car

A 36-year-old Georgia man is in critical condition after a crash involving his go-kart and two cars on Log Cabin Drive just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning;. According to witness statements, the man was driving a go-kart and was traveling on Log Cabin Drive, in the right lane. Witnesses say he lost control of the go-kart ,veering into the left lane side swiping a Honda Civic. He then spun out of control back into the path of a Nissan Altima that was traveling behind him. He was struck head on by the vehicle. The  driver of the go-kart was transported to…
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Buying a house? This is the cheapest zip code in Georgia

Buying a house? This is the cheapest zip code in Georgia

The COVID-19 pandemic had devastating economic consequences in the United States, grinding entire industries to a halt. One sector that did not suffer, however, was real estate. Driven by the pandemic, existing home sales hit their highest level in nearly a decade and a half in 2020. The median home sale price in the United States was $265,000 in 2020 -- $30,000 more than it was the previous year. A quarter of a million dollars, however, is not affordable for many Americans. Still, for those on a tight budget, there are many parts of the country where most homes are…
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Leader of Macon’s ‘Get Dat Money’ gang gets dat jail time

Leader of Macon’s ‘Get Dat Money’ gang gets dat jail time

The leader of Macon’s “Get Dat Money” methamphetamine drug trafficking organization was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison as the result of a lengthy investigation into the network’s illegal activities throughout Middle Georgia. According to court documents, on Tuesday, May 4, 41-year-old Kelvin D. Carswell, aka “K-9,” “Nine,” “Kinineso Harlem Carswell,” “9ne Oharlem,” “Kninepunkin KinGcarswell,” was sentenced to serve 240 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to one count conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine on December 15, 2020. According to the stipulation of fact…
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55-year-old Macon man killed Saturday morning

55-year-old Macon man killed Saturday morning

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a gomicide incident that occurred at the corner of Columbus Road and Helon Street at around 1:21 a.m. Saturday According to the Bibb County Sheriff's office, 55-year-old Timothy Keith Williams was found with a gunshot wound to what sheriff's officials call "the lower extremity," but no further details were given. Williams was transported to Atrium Health Navicent by ambulance and was pronounced dead at about 2:22 a.m. His next of kin has been notified. This investigation is in its early stages. Additional information will be released as soon as it becomes available. This…
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Macon teen dies after being shot in apartment complex parking lot

Macon teen dies after being shot in apartment complex parking lot

MACON -- A 16-year-old was shot and killed last night in Bibb County while walking in the parking lot of an apartment complex at about 7 p.m. According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, 16-year-old Amerie Searcy, of Macon, was walking in the parking lot of Majestic Garden Apartments when an unknown subject began shooting. Searcy was shot once during the incident and was pronounced dead on the scene by the Bibb County Coroner’s Office. No one else was injured during the incident. There is no information on the suspect at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is…
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Second arrest made in fatal shooting at Thirsty Turtle in Macon

Second arrest made in fatal shooting at Thirsty Turtle in Macon

MACON -- Law enforcement officials in Macon say they have made a second arrest in the late November shooting outside the Thirsty Turtle on Cherry Street. Bibb County Sheriff’s Office investigators and members of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force served arrest warrants on 22-year-old Damion Jarrod Tuff, in connection to the homicide and aggravated assault incident that occurred Nov. 27. Investigators received a Crimestoppers tip in reference to his location. Tuff was taken into custody without incident at a residence in the 4400 block of Chambers Road. Tuff was taken to the Criminal Investigations Office to be…
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35-year-old man shot to death while walking in Macon

35-year-old man shot to death while walking in Macon

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault incident that was reported to have occurred at the intersection of Houston Avenue and Heard Avenue at Tuesday. Deputies responded to the intersection regarding a person shot. Upon arrival deputies found 35-year-old Terrance Deshun Chapman with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. According to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Chapman was walking in the area when he was shot. Chapman was taken to the Atrium Navicent Health, where he was pronounced dead at 10:39 p.m. No one else was injured during this incident. There is no information on the suspect currently, according…
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Coronavirus drives chicken wing shortage ahead of Super Bowl

Coronavirus drives chicken wing shortage ahead of Super Bowl

If you ever make it to Francar’s Buffalo Wings in Macon, you’ll learn Carl Fambro is really into chicken wings... and chicken wing sauces. “Well, we keep like 35, 36 on the menu,” Fambro said a little before lunch one day this week. “But then I've got another 10 in my recipe book.” It’s all part of the experimenting and tinkering Fambro has always done at Francar’s. Today he’s experimenting in ways to spice up things like chicken tenders and boneless wings in lieu of his specialty. That’s because Fambro is having a hard time laying hands on a chicken…
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Robbery suspect said ‘I ain’t got nothing to lose’ before shooting at clerk

Robbery suspect said ‘I ain’t got nothing to lose’ before shooting at clerk

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery and aggravated assault that took place at 1:37 p.m. at the M&M convenience store at 2760 Montpelier Avenue. According to the sheriff's department, a male subject entered the store and got into an argument with the clerk over a drink. During the argument the suspect demanded money from the clerk. When the clerk did not give him any money the suspect said, “I ain't got nothing to lose.” and fired multiple shots through the security door at the clerk. The suspect then fled the store on foot. No one was…
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2-year-old in critical condition after being shot Christmas Day

2-year-old in critical condition after being shot Christmas Day

A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition after sheriff's officials say she found a gun at a Christmas gathering and shot herself while playing with it. Bibb County Sheriff’s Office investigators are investigating the shooting that occurred at an apartment on Mumford Road at about 3:31 p.m. Christmas Day. According to the sheriff's office, during a Christmas gathering a two-year-old girl found a firearm and was playing with the gun. During this time the gun went off and the child was shot in the head. The girl was taken to the Navicent Health Medical Center for treatment. No one else…
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Mike Pence will be in Georgia today

Mike Pence will be in Georgia today

Vice President Mike Pence will make his way to Georgia today to speak at a campaign rally for Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. The rally comes just a day after a poll showing that republicans hold a narrow lead in the Senate race and three days after the Electoral College confirmed Joe Biden as President-Elect. The rally will be held in Macon. For those living and working in Macon, traffic will be affected from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is urging motorists to avoid Industrial Park Drive to alleviate the impact of traffic on…
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Search continues for Georgia man missing since October

Search continues for Georgia man missing since October

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping locate a missing person. According to the sheriff's office, 56-year-old William Gregory Roberts was last seen by family members on Oct. 28, 2020. He has been known to frequent the Bloomfield area. He has also has been known to travel to the Milledgeville area.Roberts is described as a white man with gray hair, he is around 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighs about 235 pounds. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of William Gregory Roberts is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at…
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