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UPDATE: Trial postponed in fatal Macon gas station shooting


UPDATE: Jury selection was supposed to begin Tuesday in the murder trial of Frank Reeves Sr.

According to Judge Simms the case has been postponed until November. They could not provide us with a reason for the continuance, or an exact date for the trial.

Reeves' is the elderly man accused of shooting and killing Linda Hunnicutt at the Murphy's gas station on Gray Highway in December 2012.

Reeves then told investigators she bumped his motorized wheelchair with her car.

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Reeves' attorney, Veronica Brinson, has filed numerous motions with the court in the days leading up to the trial date.

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Plans for Macon-Bibb recycling


According to Kevin Barkley, the director of Macon-Bibb's solid waste department, only 2,000 homes in North and East Macon have curbside recycling options.

He says a lot of reusable materials end up here in the Macon-Bibb landfill when they could be recycled.

"Georgia has some of the best recycling markets in the whole country, but yet we still throw the material into a landfill," said Barkley.

He says materials like cardboard and plastic are being imported into the state for companies to use.

But those materials could come straight from the state, which is better for Georgia's economy.

"All these people need these materials that we're throwing away," he explained, "We put over 50,000 tons in our landfill last year and the majority of that could easily be recycled or re-used right here in the state of Georgia."

Macon's H&H Restaurant extends hours to offer breakfast


A month after reopening, historic H&H Restaurant in downtown Macon is extending its hours to include breakfast.

The new breakfast hours are 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will start Wednesday.

The new menu will feature "Biscuit and Sandwiches" and "Signature Breakfasts," according to a news release from Moonhanger Group, which owns the restaurant.

Signature breakfasts include two eggs, bacon or sausage, stone ground grits, toast, and a tomato with chow-chow. H&H will also offer a country ham breakfast, corned beef hash breakfast, chicken & waffles, and biscuits & sausage gravy, the news release states.

Historic Massee apartments celebrate 90 years


The historic Massee Apartments downtown celebrated its 90th birthday over the weekend.

A large crowd came and went from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday to celebrate a new beginning of an old building.

Guests were able to tour the building while sharing memories and enjoying a few samples from Macon Beer Company.

The Massee has new owners who want to restore the landmark property on College Street.

We spoke to a former tenant who says the Massee is such a prominent part of Macon's history.

Harry Eskew lived in the Massee for nine years before buying his own home.

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County to redo paint job in Vineville-Ingleside


UPDATE: District 4 county commissioner Mallory Jones says this week, Macon-Bibb will be repainting some of the yellow curbs, gray again. After he heard neighbors' complaints, he says he went to go see the neighborhoods and agreed they were "overdone." Some homeowners complained they think the new yellow curbs are an eyesore and could drop property values.

Drive around the Vineville-Ingleside area and you may have noticed something new.

Recycling options in Macon-Bibb


Some areas in Macon-Bibb have curbside recycling options, while some do not.

If you are in an area that does not have the option, there are businesses that accept recyclable materials.

Per Macon-Bibb engineering:

Wal-Mart Store

5955 Zebulon Road
MACON, GA 31201

1401 Gray Highway
MACON, GA 31211

Materials Collected / Services Offered:
Auto: Transmission Fluid, Used Motor Oil
Plastic: Plastic Bags

Pep Boys

1230 Eisenhower Parkway
MACON, GA 31206

Materials Collected / Services Offered:
Auto: Antifreeze, Car Batteries, Transmission Fluid, Used Motor Oil, Used Oil Filters, Used Tires

Advance Auto Parts

3220 Mercer University Drive
MACON, GA 31204

Macon's 48th Infantry Brigade returns Tuesday


The 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Georgia Army National Guard will be returning to its headquarters at 1030 Shurling Drive in Macon at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The 200 members were deployed to Afghanistan in December.

Over the past nine months, Task Force Volunteers performed in many capacities to support the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), ISAF Joint Command and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, all while regularly partnering with the Afghan National Security Forces, according to a news release. The Task Force Volunteers