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Macon-Bibb District 1 getting second round of focused services

Macon-Bibb County completed a full year of its expanded 5 x 5 Program on April 3 and will begin the second round with District 1 from April 20 – May 22, 2015. Working with District 1 Commissioner Bechtel, the area to receive the targeted services will be encompassed by Northside Drive, Wesleyan Drive, Oxford Road, Oxford Circle, and Marlowe Drive. To view a map of the District 1 area receiving the focused services, click here. For reports and maps from the first round of the program, click here and select the “5 x 5 Neighborhood Improvement Program” tab.

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Confederate Memorial Day honors southern heritage


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On Monday, Confederate Memorial Day, some will gather to remember those who died fighting for the south in the Civil War.

For 150 years, the Sidney Lanier Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy has sponsored a ceremony in Macon to honor the veterans.

Spring Fling Day 25: Sweaters

Spring Fling Day 25: Sweaters

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

Spring Fling Day 25:  Sweaters - Now that Spring is in full swing, it’s time to fling those sweaters. Toss those sweaters that are pilled or stretched out, that you didn’t wear this year, that itch or that you just don’t like.  Make room for cute new ones next winter.

Now go flinging! Please come back and tell me how many sweaters you were able to fling today. #organize #springfling

Spring Fling Day 25: Sweaters

Spring Fling Day 25: Sweaters

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

Spring Fling Day 25:  Sweaters - Now that Spring is in full swing, it’s time to fling those sweaters. Toss those sweaters that are pilled or stretched out, that you didn’t wear this year, that itch or that you just don’t like.  Make room for cute new ones next winter.

Now go flinging! Please come back and tell me how many sweaters you were able to fling today. #organize #springfling

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Man shot in the chest in Macon


A man is in stable condition at the hospital after being shot in the chest at about 11:30 p.m. Friday at 2405 Ibex St., Macon.

Davis Gay, 26, was dropped off at the hospital by an unknown male, according to a sheriff's office news release.

No arrests were made.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the sheriff's office at 478-751-7500 or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.


Bibb Sheriff's deputy arrested for domestic incident


The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says it arrested a deputy early Friday morning afte ra domestic dispute.

According to a news release, 26-year-old Timothy Jones was arrested just before 2 a.m. after family members reported that Jones grabbed his wife and held her down on the bed.

They say his wife screamed for other people in the house to help her.

When a cousin of Jones and a friend of Jones entered the room, according to the release, they found Jones on top of his wife and proceeded to pull him off which allowed her to get out of the house to a neighbor's home.

Jones has been charged with simple battery and family violence, according to the release.

The sheriff says Jones has also been suspended from duty at the sheriff's office pending an internal investigation. No bond has been set.


Lake shooting suspect, relative released on bond


Basil Ghali, the man charged with shooting at three fishermen in a boat last month at Lake Tobesofkee, has been released from Bibb County jail on $27,700 bond.

Ghali's charge was upgraded Friday to aggravated assault after originally being charged with reckless endangerment the previous day.

Another resident of the lake-front home at 124 Lotus Point Drive, Kinnan Ghali, was also arrested Friday charged with willful obstruction of law enforcement. He was released from the county jail after posting a $1,300 bond.