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Fruit recall affects Walmart stores

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Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed in Macon accident identified

A motorcyclist is dead following an accident Tuesday evening at Houston Road, Broadway and Pio Nono Avenue.

The motorcyclist, Stephen Strickland, 23, of Perry was being chased by Georgia State Patrol officers, said Leon Jones, Bibb County Coroner.

The chase started near Perdue Farms in Perry.

The driver died after he slammed into asphalt machinery, Jones said.


Former Macon-Bibb officers have little on their records

Jermaine Hill, Decarlo Lattimore, Arthur Howard, and Jimmy Denson face various federal charges, including theft of government money and attempted extortion.

Tuesday morning 13WMAZ went to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office to check out the four former officers' personnel files.

This all came after an undercover investigation by the FBI that started last November. Yesterday, Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said he had concerns about the officers' past records.

But looking through the files, it appears the four had largely clean backgrounds.

In the records provided, both Lattimore and Denson had no disciplinary actions filed against them.

Hill had two, one in 2005 due to alleged abusive language and intimidation toward another officer. The other, a work quality complaint back in 2009.

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Court document details how FBI busted Bibb deputies

A federal court document tells how four former Bibb County deputies conspired to "rip off" two drug dealers, sell their drugs to another dealer and split the proceeds.

The plea agreement for Jermaine Hill also describes the eight-month FBI undercover "sting" investigation that led to their arrests.

It tells how undercover FBI agents played the roles of drug dealers, a pimp, prostitutes and even a tow-truck driver.

The FBI's narrative of the case also describes how they equipped several vehicles and a hotel room with audio and video recording devices. Hill himself also wore recording devices during the investigation, the document says.

Last week, U.S. Attorney Michael Moore and Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said Hill, Decarlo Lattimore, Arthur Howard and Jimmy Denson all faced federal corruption charges.

Hill signed the plea agreement July 10.

Orientation prepares Bibb County school teachers

Teachers, counselors, and coaches all gathered for the Bibb County Schools orientation.

"We offer different courses in classroom management," says professional learning development coordinator, Melanique Floyd. "And we help different teachers get started with the first day of school, talking to them about what it's going to be like as they enter the world of teaching."

Some teachers are new to the profession, and others are just new to Bibb County.

Kristall Manns had been a teacher in the DeKalb County School District before her recent transition to Bibb.

"The experience that I had all last year prepared me for what's to come in regards to having patience," says Manns. "Understanding that not all children learn the same, but all children can learn. It just takes a little more planning so that you meet the needs of all of your students."

H&H owners, Mama Louise to make announcement Saturday

Macon's Moonhanger Group, The Big House Museum, and "Mama" Louise Hudson will be making a special announcement Saturday at the Cox Capitol Threatre during Bragg Jam.

Moonhanger Group are the owners of Armory Ballroom and Rookery and Dovetail restaurants. They also operate the Cox. Moonhanger announced in March that they purchased the landmark H&H Restaurant, which closed in December 2013.

"Mama" Louise Hudson opened H&H in the late 1960s and Moonhanger officials have said she's staying on board and will be cooking her traditional soul food dishes when the restaurant reopens.