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UPDATE: Body of missing child discovered in lake


UPDATE 8/2/15 6:02 p.m.: The body of a three year-old autistic boy was found in Lake Tobesofkee just before 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

Family, friends gather to remember murder-suicide victim


ID=30955995Family and friends gathered at Macon's Coleman Hill Sunday afternoon to release balloons in honor of Randall Kinard.

Kinard was fatally shot Wednesday, according to the Houston County's Sheriff's Office, by Christopher Dukes, who then turned the gun on himself and set a Houston County home on fire. Kinard worked at a Macon salon, Azul, where co-workers called him a good friend and someone who greeted people every day with hugs.

Macon man allegedly assaulted in south Bibb


A Macon man was allegedly assaulted Sunday just before 6 a.m. at the corner of Ell Street and Felton Avenue.

According to a news release, the victim, Michael Warren, told deputies he met a man on a chat line, and the two agreed to meet. Warren told police they met at a location on Hart-Smith Street.

After being driven to a second location, the two had an argument, the release states, and the man told Warren to take him back to the south Macon area.

The man eventually let Warren out of the car and fired at him three times, striking Warren in the right thigh and right arm. Warren drove himself to Coliseum Hospital where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries and is listed in stable condition.

The man was described to deputies as a black man, in his early 20s, about 5'10" to 6' and medium build.

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Cocaine worth $15K, $3K cash discovered in Macon drug bust


Four men were arrested after a traffic stop led to a Beddingfield Avenue home in Macon being searched Friday around 9 p.m. for drugs.

According to a news release, investigators found cocaine in a car that was leaving the home in the 800 block of Beddingfield. The car was also stopped for failure to stop at a stop sign.

After a search of the home, investigators found 150 grams of cocaine worth approximately $15,000 and almost $3,000 in cash.

Thirty-nine-year-old Sherrod Davis was charged with cocaine trafficking, failure to stop and driving with a suspended/revoked license. 53-year-old Gary Jolly was charged with cocaine trafficking. Two other individuals, 38-year-old Antonio Cable and 57-year-old Ray Kendrick, both of Macon, were arrested at the home for outstanding warrants.

Clergymen protest 'Preacher Pimp' painting


Around 50 people protested outside of the Tubman Museum Saturday morning in hopes of getting what they call a controversial painting removed.

The piece is titled, "The Preacher Pimp", and many clergymen say it offends them. Local Pastor Eddie Smith says he tried to handle the situation quietly, but when that didn't work, they decided to protest.

UPDATE: Macon man found, returned home safely


UPDATE: Hugh Smisson returned home to his family after 4 p.m. Saturday. He was uninjured and did not require any medical attention.

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The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in finding a missing Macon man last seen on St. Andrews Drive Friday night around 10.

According to a news release, 89-year-old Hugh Smisson is described to be a white man, 5'10" and approximately 190 lbs. He may possibly be wearing a white button-up dress shirt with dark khaki pants. He drives a silver 2010 Lincoln MKX SUV with the tag number CAN9675.

The release states he could be heading to the Sea Island area.

Anyone with information regarding Smisson's whereabouts should immediately call the sheriff's office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.