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Voters turn out early on Saturday in Macon-Bibb


Many people made their way through the doors on Saturday to vote on their day off, something only offered once before the general election.


This was John Meadows' first time casting his vote on a Saturday. He says early voting is the way to go. "

I walked right in and I was in and out in less than 5 minutes. I recommend it. If time and work is an issue, I certainly recommend early voting and Saturday voting."

Meadows wasn't the only one punching in his vote on his off day.

Natalie Preston came in as her hands are usually full during the week.

She says, "Saturday is more convenient for me. My children have after school activities, so this is the perfect time to come up and cast my ballot."

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Fall Fling Day 25: Purses

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Volunteers needed to drive cancer patients


The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers.

They need people to drive patients to or from treatments, like chemo, transfusions, and radiation.

"At least half of our patients come to me or to the physician and say 'How am I going to get here?' says Coliseum Cancer Center nurse, Amanda Livingston.

It is a problem she sees too often.

"Patients that don't have the income necessary to drive here every day, or they have no significant others, they're alone, or they have family and they have to work," she explains.

"You know, when you ask a friend, they always have something they've got to do," says patient, Henry Stubbs. "When you get sick it's a difficult thing to try and get someone to help you."

Macon man shot in neck at motel


The Bibb County Sheriff's Department has arrested a woman who allegedly shot a Macon man in the neck while they argued at a Macon motel.

41-year-old Lawanda Denise Warren was arrested Thursday night, after investigators questioned her about the shooting for the second time.

John Staggs, age 25 of Macon, was shot once in the neck around 10:30 p.m. Monday at the Intowne Suites in the 1400 block of Eisenhower Parkway.

Staggs is listed in stable condition at a local hospital, according to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office news release.

Warren was charged with 1 count of Aggravated Assault. She was taken to the Bibb County Jail. Her bond was set at $27,700.00.


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Macon-Bibb Animal Shelter offers discounted adoptions


After lifting its self-imposed quarantine Wednesday, The Macon-Bibb Animal Shelter offered a discounted animal adoption.

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This afternoon a total of 16 furry friends were adopted from Animal Welfare, after the doors were closed for nearly two weeks following a quarantine.

The shelter implemented it after two animals died in its care. They wanted to make sure the cause wasn't distemper.

After an all-clear was given, 13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo saw a few people add an exciting addition to their family.

Habitat sponsoring "Planned Pethood" in Lynmore Estates


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A law passed in July required all pets in Macon Bibb to be spayed or neutered.

However, for many pet lovers, the expense keeps them from getting the procedure done.

Today, the mobile clinic came right to the neighborhood.

S.A.F.E, or Saving Animals from Euthanasia teamed up with Macon Area Habitat to bring spay and neuter services to Lynmore Estates.

"We have been able to go to communities where there is a real need," says veterinarian, Dr. Holli Levert.

They call it Planned Pethood, but resident, Sharon McIntosh, would call it a blessing.