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Macon Woman in Stable Condition After Shooting

A Macon woman who was shot in her apartment Wednesday morning is in stable condition after surgery, police say.

Macon police are investigating the shooting that happened around 5:40 a.m. at Autumn Trace Apartments. That's off Rocky Creek Road in south Macon.

Macon police spokeswoman Jami Gaudet says 24-year-old Brittany Cox was asleep in her apartment when at least two people kicked in the door.

Gaudet says Cox was shot multiple times and taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Anyone with information is asked to call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

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Macon Non-Profit Helps "Feed the Children"

Parents in Macon got some special packages to help take care of their families Wednesday.

People picked up boxes filled with food, personal hygiene items and Avon beauty products.

Jeff Nicklas, executive director of the Macon Rescue Mission, says all the items were donated to the Americans Feeding Americans, a program of Feed the Children. He says the mission is required to give them away.

An 18-wheeler truck showed up at the Macon Rescue Mission Wednesday morning to unload the boxes of donations.

Each family received a 25 pound box of non-perishable food, a box of personal hygiene items like soap and toothpaste, and a third box with donated Avon beauty items.

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Macon Police Kick Off Crime Task Force, Targets Montpelier Avenue Area

Macon City Councilman Mike Cranford says police began a task force Tuesday night to curb the uptick in crime around the Montpelier Avenue and surrounding area.

Cranford says many of the recent shootings happened in his Ward, which includes Montpelier Avenue and North Atwood Drive.  He says the latest task force includes more than 30 officers, including patrol and gang investigators.  Cranford says they're working in "trouble spots."   

"Canvassing neighborhoods, interviewing people, increasing police presence," said Cranford, "Trying to solve these crimes."

Unionville Church Works To Bring Unity

A Unionville church works to bring peace and unity to their neighborhood through a series of nightly outdoor fellowships.

Pastor William Fambro heads up 'All Things Are Possible Ministries' on Blossom Avenue in Macon.

Since Sunday, Fambro says his group began offering nightly fellowships inside a tent that seats up to 300 people.  He says the larger, future goal, is multiple tents across the city, representing not only religion but love.

"We're not here for entertainment, we're here for interchangement, we want to change people's mindset," said Fambro. 

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