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Man dead in Saturday night west Macon shooting

UPDATE: The man killed in a shooting Saturday night at a east Macon car wash has been identified as Marquis Reginald Lowe, 19, of Macon.

It's reported that the shooting occurred at about 6:30 p.m. at an abandoned car wash at the corner of Main Street and Jones Avenue, according to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office news release.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500 or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.


A man is dead after being shot at a car wash Saturday night at the intersection of Jones Avenue and Main Street in west Macon.

According to Macon-Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones, the man was shot Saturday evening at a car wash near the Coliseum Medical Center.

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Mulberry Street Arts and Crafts Festival held in Macon

The sunshine brought thousands of people to downtown Macon for the Mulberry Street Arts and Crafts Festival Saturday.

It featured hundreds of vendors, and even food trucks from the nearby Cherry Blossom Food Truck Festival.

Festival organizer Mae Thurston says there are plenty of activities to satisfy nearly any visitor.

"Well, today, we have close to 200 vendors right now. We have some coming in tomorrow because of traffic in Atlanta, but we have all sorts of arts and crafts and activities for people to do. Lots of things: jewelry, pottery, paintings, snow cones, anything, just about anything for anyone," said Thurston.

If you missed all the fun Saturday, don't worry. The Mulberry Street Arts and Crafts Festival continues tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Electric bus considered for Second Street Corridor

In 2011, Macon began a planning for the redevelopment and revitalization of the Second Street Corridor as a “multi-modal spine” from East Macon and I-16, through Downtown, past Mercer University, and to I-75. It would connect residential areas, businesses, universities, medical facilities, and government facilities to each other while linking two regionally significant facilities, I-16 and I-75.

Investigation continues in Lake Tobesofkee shooting incident

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office said Friday the investigation into a reported shooting at Lake Tobesofkee is ongoing.

Two men and a teenage boy said they were fishing in a boat in the Lotus Pointe Drive area of the lake Saturday night when someone began shooting at them from the balcony of a house with a high-powered rifle.

When deputies went to the house where the shots were reportedly coming from, the occupant didn't open the door, told the officers he wanted to talk to his lawyer, shut the house lights off and the deputies left, according to an incident report.

The home where the shots were reportedly fired from - 124 Lotus Pointe Drive - belongs to cardiologist Dr. Jalal Ghali, a Mercer University School of Medicine faculty physician.

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Four injured in three-vehicle collision in Macon

A three-vehicle collision occurred around 11:10 a.m. Friday, near the intersection of Pio Nono and Glendale Avenue.

Orlanda Moore, 55, of Lizella and Patricia Gray, 50, were traveling Southbound on Pio Nono Avenue in the left lane when Moore suddenly changed lanes from the left lane into the center turning lane into the path of a 2008 Buick. The sudden lane change caused a head-on collision which caused the Buick, driven by Steven Owens, 53, of Macon, to spin. Sandra Hendrick, 60, of Warner Robins, was driving a 2013 Dodge SUV when it rear-ended the Buick.

All four people were transported to the hospital, where they are all listed in stable condition.

Lieutenant Randy Parker Memorial Video

On February 11, Macon-Bibb County lost one of its heroes, Lieutenant Randy Parker with the Fire Department, in the line of duty as he and his fellow firefighters responded to a fire on Fairview Drive. Several thousand people paid their respects at the Visitation at Government Center and at services at the Macon Auditorium. MaconBibbTV created a video honoring the life of Lt. Parker and highlighting the community that celebrated his life.

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One dead, another injured in Macon shooting


Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said one person is dead and another is injured after a double shooting at about 7:27 p.m. Thursday at Macon Garden Apartments.

That's on the 3600 block of Mercer University Drive.

It happened at apartment #2104.

13WMAZ's Kristen Swilley reported that two men were shot on a front porch. One is in stable condition with gunshot wounds to both legs. The other, shot under the left shoulder, died at the Medical Center, Navicent Health at about 8 p.m.

Jones said he is Tavarous Veal, 19, of Macon. The man who was injured is Terry Brown, 23, also from Macon.