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Rosalynn Carter campaigns in Macon for grandson


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First Lady Rosalynn Carter was in Macon Friday at New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, campaigning for her grandson, State Senator Jason Carter.

The meeting was not open to the press, but Carter spoke to 13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo afterward.

Carter says she's urging people to vote for Jason Carter, the Democratic candidate for governor, and says she wants everyone to turn out for what she calls a very important election.

She says she has every confidence in the world that her grandson will do what's right for the state. Carter gave us a little bit about what was discussed.

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Countdown to the Luke Bryan concert


Luke Bryan fans are ready for his Saturday concert at Macon's Central City Park.

On Friday, Jason Thompson rented out space for his RV. "If you're having adult beverages you can kind of stay, you don't have to drive, you don't have to worry about getting a DUI," said Thompson.

And Captain Eric Walker said the Bibb County Sheriff's Office will be watching. "Naturally with any event, whether it be a concert or a festival or anything, sometimes you have folks that have a disagreement with other people and maybe a minor fight or so , and we'll take the appropriate action if we need to with that. But we're not actually just looking to go and lock everybody up for this. We want everybody to come down, have a good time," said Walker.

Fall Fling Day 10: Small Appliances

Fall Fling Day 10: Small Appliances

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

Fall Fling Day 10: Small Appliances

Mike Burns named finalist as Americus police chief


Mike Burns should find out Oct. 22 if he'll become Americus's next police chief.

The last police chief of Macon is one of three finalists to be chief for the city in Sumter County.

Laurie Lee Bernstein, the city's chief administrative officer, said the council and mayor publicly interviewed Burns and four other candidates on Monday.

On Wednesday, they narrowed the list down to three.

The others are Brian Carney, former Duluth deputy chief, and Brett Murray, director of the South Georgia Tech Law Enforcement Center.

All five candidates in Monday's open session were asked the same set of questions, which focused on the candidates' experienced and the chief's role in a small town.

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Macon students joining national literacy challenge


Five schools in Macon are joining a national initiative by trying to break a world record to promote childhood literacy.

It's called "Read for the Record Day." It challenges the world record of reading the same book to as many children as possible in one day.

This year adults throughout the U.S. will read the book "Bunny Cakes" to elementary schools on October 21.

Barnes and Noble is hosting a book drive to ensure all children at Burdell-Hunt Elementary receive a copy of Bunny Cakes.

A percentage of purchases made from Friday through next Tuesday will go toward buying books.

Organizers says those who would like to participate in the book drive should reference the Junior League of Macon at checkout.

Last year member of the Junior League of Macon, Whitney Mooney, says they had a special guest reader.

Commission votes to rescind Dallemand's teaching certificate.


On Thursday the Georgia Professional Standards Commission voted to rescind former Bibb County Superintendent Romain Dallemand's teaching certificate. That's according to Interim Superintendent Steve Smith.

Smith says the PSC also revoked Tom Tourand, Bibb's former IT director's, certificate as well.

He says Bibb schools investigator, Ed Aaron, has been helping with the investigation of the two.

On the PSC side, John Grant has been the lead investigator. He told 13WMAZ both parties can appeal.

Fall Fling Day 9: Bathing Suits

Fall Fling Day 9: Bathing Suits

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Fall Fling Day 9:  Bathing Suits

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