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Bibb board denies MCA request


The Bibb County Board of Education denied a request by Macon Charter Academy to hire a turnaround company to fix operations problems at the school. 

The request required Bibb's approval to amend their charters to hire a full-time turnaround company.

Board members were concerned that Renaissance School Services, the school's current turnaround company, has not been transparent about how they will improve the school's troubled finances and International Baccalaureate program. 

MCA has been in agreement with Renaissance since December, but they needed approval at Thursday's called board meeting to continue. 

Bibb Schools Superintendent Curtis Jones said the school now has three options to include: trying to hire a new turnaround company, hiring the Bibb School District to help manage the schools operations, or try to navigate a turnaround on their own with their new board and school leadership. 

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Central Georgia organizers collect purses for a purpose


 

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Man arrested for east Macon sexual assault


A Macon man was arrested Thursday in connection to a sexual assault that happened in east Macon last December.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, 23-year-old David Lee Davis was charged with rape after being questioned by investigators and is currently being held in the Bibb County jail without bond.

The alleged assault happened in mid-December at Kroger on North Avenue on the early morning of December 11.

Anyone with any additional information regarding this case can call the sheriff's office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.


ACE admission application deadline nearing


The Academy for Classical Education, Macon’s first charter school, will soon close the pre-admission application for the 2016-2017 school year. 

The school opened in August, 2014 and currently has 1130 students enrolled in grades K-9. ACE plans to grow each year until reaching a grade configuration of K-12. This year, the school will offer 20 seats in each grade level K through 6th.

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Macon woman convicted of fatally beating son


A Macon woman will serve life without parole after a jury convicted her of beating her 3-year-old son to death.

The jury deliberated about two hours Thursday before convicting Jameisha Reid of felony murder, malice murder and cruelty to children.

Her son Jakarie Reid died in May 2013 from blows to the head.

"She basically beat the child to death," said District attorney David Cooke. 'She had beaten him more than once. This had become a way of life."

According to Cooke, Reid testified during the four-day trial and blamed the injuries on a girlfriend.

He credited the work of Nancy Scott Malcor and Shelley Milton in prosecuting the case.

Cooke could not explain what caused Reid to kill the child.

Surveillance photos released of Macon robbery suspect


The Bibb Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help in identifying a robbery suspect.

According to a news release, it happened outside of the Game Stop on Presidential Parkway in Macon just after 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Deputies were told the suspect came into the store and attempted to purchase a game system. When the cashier began to check him out, the suspect said he had a gun.

The cashier told deputies they didn't believe the suspect because they didn't see a gun. The suspect then fled with the game system and an undisclosed amount of money.

The man was wearing brown slacks, a cream/brown long sleeve shirt, a light brown/cream colored sweater vest, a brown Kangol style hat and tinted glasses.

Anyone with any information on the suspect's identity or whereabouts can call the sheriff's office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

Macon community center to hold Youth and Family Day

Macon community center to hold Youth and Family Day

A free Youth and Family Day will be held at the Buck Melton Community Center in Macon in February.

It'll be February 27th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, drinks and door prizes.

For more information, call 478-743-2587.