Latest Macon News

Macon homicides eclipse last year's total

Dec. 06, 2021 15:23 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Macon has broken a record for annual homicides. The city saw its 53rd homicide over the weekend — the most since the FBI began tracking annual crime numbers, WMAZ-TV reported. Macon recorded 52 homicides in all of 2020. At a news conference on...

Glisson III sparks Mercer to 83-77 win over Georgia State

Dec. 04, 2021 17:32 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — James Glisson III came off the bench to score a career-high 25 points as Mercer beat Georgia State 83-77 on Saturday. Glisson sank 10 of 14 shots from the floor and blocked three shots for the Bears (5-4). Jalen Johnson pitched in with 19 points, nine...

Man charged with homicide in deadly July Georgia boat crash

Dec. 04, 2021 11:34 AM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Macon man has been charged with homicide by vessel after a July boat crash killed one man and injured six others on a Georgia lake. Local news outlets report that 57-year-old Eric Head surrendered Wednesday at the Atlanta airport. The Georgia...

Grant carries Mercer over Milligan 88-49

Nov. 27, 2021 16:41 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Shannon Grant had 18 points and Neftali Alvarez posted 16 points as Mercer routed Milligan 88-49 on Saturday. Grant shot 9 for 10 from the floor. Jalen Johnson had 11 points for Mercer (3-4). Felipe Haase added eight rebounds. ...

Woman killed, man critically injured in Macon house fire

Nov. 26, 2021 16:39 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A house fire has claimed the life of a woman in Macon. The Thanksgiving night blaze also left a man in critical condition, WMAZ-TV reported. Bibb County sheriff's deputies and firefighters were sent to the home late Thursday night,...

Friday's Scores

Nov. 19, 2021 23:11 PM EST

PREP FOOTBALL= GHSA Class AAAAAAA= Second Round= Brookwood 17, North Gwinnett 14 Collins Hill 48, Pebblebrook 6 Grayson 35, Denmark 21 Lowndes 35, Norcross 34 ...

Alvarez carries Mercer past Life University 78-50

Nov. 16, 2021 22:34 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Neftali Alvarez had 17 points as Mercer easily defeated Life University 78-50 on Tuesday night. Jalen Johnson and Kamar Robertson added 15 points each for the Bears. Johnson also had nine rebounds. Felipe Haase had three blocks...

Mercer edges Chattanooga, keeps pace in Southern Conference

Nov. 13, 2021 18:38 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Fred Payton connected with Drake Starks for Mercer's only touchdown and the Bears' defense made it stand up in a 10-6 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday. Payton threw 4 yards to Starks for a touchdown late in the second quarter for a 7-6 Mercer lead...

Georgia Senate roll call vote on state Senate redistricting

Nov. 09, 2021 20:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate voted 34-21 on Tuesday to pass Senate Bill 1EX, which would redraw district lines in the state Senate for the next 10 years in a way projected to give Republicans a 33-23 majority. A yes vote was to pass the bill, while a no vote was to defeat the bill. ...

Macon man sentenced to 15 years for food truck stickup

Nov. 09, 2021 19:06 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A young man who broke into the home of a Macon-Bibb County commissioner in 2019 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison related to the attempted robbery of a food truck that same year. Xavier Matthew Lewis, who was 18 at the time of the crimes, was...