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Allman Brothers fan gets custom motorcycle


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A die-hard Allman Brothers fan got a special surprise at The Big House in Macon Saturday.

David Powers, also known as Poogie, had a special request for his 2002 Harley-Davidson: have the music he loves playing while it was painted.

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Community collects pet supplies for 'Fur Baby Shower'


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People got a chance to spoil the animals coming into the new Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare Shelter with a Fur Baby Shower Saturday.

Steve Layson, the assistant county manager, told us more than 250 people brought supplies to the new shelter.

It was in need of all kinds of pet supplies, everything from food to toys and beds for the cats and dogs.

Volunteers say they are just trying to make the animals as comfortable as possible during their stay at the shelter.

Cherry blossoms return to Macon cars


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By now, you've probably seen the cherry blossoms on cars driving around town.

That's the work of Artist Peggy Whyte, and she was at Acme Paint on Riverside Saturday, painting cars and taking donations.

It's an effort to get people in the spirit of next month's Cherry Blossom Festival.

Drivers were lined up even before she started painting at 9 a.m.

This year, Whyte had her daughter assisting her with painting the cars.

Conference held for special needs students in Central Georgia


Saturday afternoon, special education students had the chance to dream of the possibilities of a full life after high school graduation.

13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo was at the first ever "self-determination conference," and she spoke to people who are trying to help those dreams come true.

Nearly 200 people including parents, students, and teachers attended the conference.

Lisa Allred, the director of the Middle Georgia Learning Resource Systems explained its purpose.

She says, "Parents and students together dreaming about how they could use those talents for a career after high school and then setting goals to get there."

She says the transition out of high school for typical students is hard enough.

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Car's engine catches fire on Eisenhower Parkway


An engine fire caught the attention of a few drivers today at the intersection of Eisenhower Parkway and Pio Nono Avenue. It happened around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

A fire crew and deputies were on the scene to extinguish some of the smoke and flames of the 1990 Nissan Maxima.

Deputy Linda Howard with the Bibb Sheriff's Office says no one hurt and they're still investigating the cause.


Bibb school board wants $7 million in damages from Dallemand


The Bibb County school board and their last superintendent are each accusing the other of fraud and demanding millions of dollars in damages.

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The case could be headed to a trial before an arbitrator, who'll decide if either party violated their contract or severance deal.

The school board on Friday said it wants former Superintendent Romain Dallemand to pay more than $7.3 million that they said he owes them.

5th graders learn photography in Macon


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Out of the classroom and into the city of Macon, cameras in hand.

A group of local students got a hands-on lesson in photography Friday.

45 fifth graders from L.H. Williams Elementary School roamed around town, taking pictures of cultural sites and documenting their experiences.

It was made possible by a grant from the Macon Rotary Club.

"We have a grant that allows our 5th grade students to each have a digital camera and to explore throughout Macon to go to different places and take pictures," says assistant principal Renee Theodore.