Latest Macon News

Former Georgia police chief arrested on sex charges

Sep. 11, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

ANDERSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A former central Georgia police chief and blacksmith at a historic site has been arrested on sex charges. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation tells WALB-TV that 69-year-old Robert Alexander Scott was arrested Wednesday in Andersonville on two counts of sexual battery, two counts...

Officials: Georgia inmate dies from stab wounds after fight

Sep. 11, 2020 4:01 AM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia inmate died from apparent stab wounds following a fight with a fellow prisoner, according to officials. Valdosta State Prison inmate Bobby Carpenter died from injuries sustained in the fight Wednesday morning, the Georgia Department of Corrections said in a statement. ...

Man suspected of burglaries shot in foot by Georgia officer

Sep. 9, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A middle Georgia police officer shot a man on Wednesday who is suspected of breaking into five businesses between his release from jail on Tuesday afternoon and his capture before dawn on Wednesday. The Union-Recorder reports that 50-year-old Antonio Craig Martin was shot in the...

Selling nostalgia: Retro gaming store opens in Macon

Sep. 6, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Thousands of Americans have old video game consoles and equipment collecting dust on bookshelves or in attics. Heirlooms of the past, for some, but, for Macon’s Aaron Gray, his future. For the past eight years, Gray has collected and sold vintage video games while working as a...

Worker killed in accident at Georgia Tyson Foods plant

Sep. 4, 2020 3:43 AM EDT

VIENNA, Ga. (AP) — A 58-year-old man has died in an industrial accident at a Georgia poultry processing plant. The maintenance worker was killed at the loading dock of the Tyson Foods plant in Vienna on Thursday afternoon, Dooly County Coroner Ricky Hudson said. The employee was pronounced dead at the...

4 dead after two-car accident in Georgia

Sep. 2, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia State Patrol is investigating after an overnight accident in Wilkinson County left at least four people dead. According to Coroner Billy Matthews, the accident happened just after midnight Wednesday on the Fall Line Freeway at Mt. Pleasant Church Road. Two vehicles collided, a...

Historic community will soon see something new — food trucks

Aug. 29, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Daude Harrell has a vision for the neighborhood surrounding the former Roxy Theatre, which was considered part of the Greenwood Bottoms neighborhood, as it is known colloquially. “Having a vision and not having the resources is mind-racking,” Harrell said outside of his...

Missing children rescued in Georgia sex trafficking bust

Aug. 28, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly 40 missing or endangered children have been rescued by federal and state agents during a law enforcement operation in Georgia, authorities say. The U.S. Marshals Service announced Thursday that 13 missing children were found and an additional 26 endangered children were rescued during...

Coroners fear autopsy backlog as GBI loses medical examiner

Aug. 28, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Some coroners are warning that autopsies could take longer and cost taxpayers more money as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation loses one of its medical examiners. The GBI announced in a recent letter that its crime lab in Macon will stop performing autopsies for an indefinite period of...

Rebuild of junction between I-75 and I-16 nears midpoint

Aug. 23, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Work is progressing on a $500 million project to rebuild one of Georgia's most important interstate junctions. Georgia Department of Transportation spokeperson Penny Brooks told WMAZ-TV that the first three phases of the expansion of Macon's junction between Interstate 75 and Interstate...