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Scarves, hats to be created at Knit-in for Macon homeless

Some Macon knitters are getting together Saturday to create hats and scarves for the homeless, and they're asking people to join them.

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Middle Georgia Rescue Mission feeds more than 1000 people

The Middle Georgia Rescue Mission fed more than 1,000 people Thursday for their free Thanksgiving Day lunch.

The kitchen staff and volunteers cooked and served turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes - the whole nine yards. All in an effort to help those who are less fortunate and need a warm meal.

Helpers also delivered around 400 plates to people who can't leave their homes. Mark Stephens, the vice president for Development at the mission, said the entire day is a win-win for everyone involved.

"To be able to do this is a real blessing for the staff here at the rescue mission," he said. "And my goodness, the residents here in our community they're so deserving of a nice, Thanksgiving meal. And it just makes us feel wonderful and elated to give back."

Holiday safety tips from the Fire Department

During the Holiday Season, the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department would like to offer some turkey fryer operation safety tips to ensure that you and your family have a fun and safe time. To read the full list of tips, visit our website by clicking here. 

“We want everyone to have a happy and safe holiday season,” says Lieutenant Brenda Thomas. “Fire safety starts at home, and with these tips, people can more safely celebrate with friends and family.”

Arrest made in north Macon robbery attempt

A 48-year-old Reynolds man was arrested Tuesday in connection to an attempted armed robbery that happened Monday at a north Macon convenience store.

According to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, the investigation lead them to 48-year-old Clayton Gibson, Jr., who was staying at the Palm Tree Inn on Riverside Drive.

The attempted robbery happened Monday at the Circle K convenience store, located at 2580 Riverside Drive. It was reported a man came into the store and asked the clerk to buy a pack of cigarettes. When the clerk opened the cash register, the man demanded money. The clerk refused and called 911. The man then fled towards Pierce Avenue.

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Macon-Bibb committee approves senior center master plans

A Macon-Bibb committee approved the final design plans for the new senior center Tuesday afternoon.

Leroy Thomas says the seniors' persistence and the commissioners' hard work has paid off.

"I told Mayor Reichert, and the commissioners, thank you," he says.

Throughout the past year, Thomas could be found sitting in the the front row of every senior center meeting advocating for the seniors.

Many of whom, had similar complaints, including the center being too small, and not liking suggested new locations.

Prior proposals included sites at the Bloomfield Recreation center, and the A.L. Miller School.

He says, "Just because we are seniors, don't mistake the fact that we are voters, and we are concerned about our own welfare, we are just looking out for ourselves."

Robins Federal Credit Union Helps Feed the Hungry

Macon, GA —Robins Federal Credit Union recently contributed to the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank.  Robins Federal made a $1,000 food donation as well as a $1,000 monetary donation.

Robins Federal delivered 50 hams to the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank. The Middle Georgia Community Food Bank estimates that for every $1 donated, they can provide 8 meals. With this estimate Robins Federal’s donation will provide 17,000 meals to people in the 24 counties that The Middle Georgia Community Food Bank serves.

“We are proud to support an organization like The Middle Georgia Community Food Bank. We understand that these are difficult times for some and we are happy to be able to give back for those in need in our community,” said Dee Dee Côté, Senior Vice President of Administration for Robins Federal Credit Union.

Charges dropped against Walmart vandalism suspect after he joins Army

Charges have been dropped against one of the organizers of a vandalism rampage at a north Macon Walmart after he joined the Army.

Vashun Chandler Rozier took his Army physical in Atlanta last week, said Bibb County District Attorney David Cooke.

He said Rozier had already planned to enter the military before June 28. That's when 40 to 50 teens stormed the Zebulon Road Walmart at about 1:50 a.m.