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Zebulon Rd. shopping center dispute continues


In Macon, lawyers on both sides of the Zebulon Road dispute met Monday's deadline to submit revised briefs to Superior Court Judge Kelly Ennis.

The revised briefs come after Ennis made no decision in a hearing two weeks ago.

Blackwater Resources, an Alabama-based developer, wants to build a 250-thousand square foot shopping center on Zebulon Road next to Northway Church.

Many neighbors say they don't want that kind of development backing up to their properties. They say increased traffic, noise and crime will drop their property values.

Herman Dorr says he doesn't want a new shopping center right across the street from his home, "If I was looking for a house and one came vacant right across the street from a shopping center, to where you look out your front door and see it, I don't think I'd want to buy it. We would be hard-pressed to sell."

Kingston, Perdue campaign in Macon


Jack Kingston and David Perdue touched down a few hours apart Monday at Middle Georgia Regional Airport in hopes these final campaign stops will be enough for a career in the U.S. Senate to take flight.

"I really think that we need to start over," Perdue said.

Perdue has campaigned as an outsider and says his business background is the key to reducing the national debt.

"I think there are two things that we need to do. One is cut the insane spending in Washington and there are plenty of opportunities to do that. The second thing is to get this economy growing again," he said.

We asked how.

"I'm now a supporter and fighter for the Fair Tax. I think we need to pull the regulators back and the third thing is I think we really need to get this energy boom that God's given us. We need a plan. We need to get that going to help drive this economy."

Fast food chain Hardee's returns to Macon


Fast food chain Hardee's restaurant returns to Macon on Tuesday.

It's been about 15 years since the restaurant operated here, but that will change at 5 a.m. when Hardee's opens offering its signature breakfast sandwiches and Thickburgers for lunch and dinner.

Hardee's is opening on Gray Highway across the street from Taco Bell in the 1000 block.

"Since we're bringing Hardee's back to Macon, we wanted to pick a major artery," said Richard Parnell, vice president of Empire Restaurants, about why they picked the location.

Empire Restaurants operates 99 stores in the U.S.

The closest Hardee's locations in central Georgia are Warner Robins, Byron and Forsyth.

Runoff elections set for Tuesday

Runoff elections set for Tuesday

July runoffs are Tuesday. Polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Here is a breakdown of the races to be decided this month.

U.S Senate Race: Republican Runoff

Rep. Jack Kingston

David Perdue

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One Macon animal rescue says they're paying for vet bills and also upgrading the facility.


One Macon animal rescue says they're recovering well, after a break-in last year left some dogs dead and others injured.

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All About Animals rescue say they've received nearly $100,000 in donations since October.

Mick was one of the many dogs injured during the fights that broke out when the break-in happened. He was found covered in blood. But with the help of donations, his vet bills were paid, giving Mick and a few of his friends received a second chance at life.

Reptile Rendezvous at the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Macon


People got the opportunity to learn about reptiles and amphibians hands-on. It was all part of family fun day at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

There were crafts and reptile tattoos for the kids to enjoy, as well as a fear factor feast table called the snake snack shack. Guests could try gator tails, gumbo and rattlesnake meat.

Along with all the fun activities, people learned about the important role snakes have in our ecosystem.

"We are all here for a reason. Snakes are here for a very important reason. They help keep our rodent population down. But to see the kids fascinated to be able to see animals they normally don't get to see and to watch them light up and learn about them. I just think's just the great benefit of the day," says curator Sharron Cornacchione.

This event is held every year.

Cannonball House celebrates 150th anniversary


The Cannonball House celebrated it's 150th Anniversary Saturday.

Guests got a chance to learn about the history of the home through guided tours and re-enactments.

The Cannonball House is named for the damage it received during the Battle of Dunlap Hill on July 30, 1864.

General Stoneman of the union army fired cannonballs hoping to free union prisoners.

The Cannonball House recreated the destruction of the cannonball striking the home of Judge Asa Holt.

One of the re-enactors says guest are surprised by the look of cannonballs during that time period.

"It wasn't a round ball it was shaped like a bullet. it was a dud evidently. when it passed through the wall like we showed here with the damage, the plunger didn't get pushed in so it didn't ignite," says Charles Whitehead.