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Macon businessman robbed


A Macon man was robbed after closing his business at around 10:44 p.m. Sunday at 3701 Pio Nono Ave.

The robber pointed a gun to the back of Rasikbhai Patel's head and demanded money, according to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office news release, and ran off after taking cash.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.


Macon woman injured in shooting


A Macon woman was shot at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Cedar and Mosley avenues.

Adrienne Mintz, 39, was listed in stable condition at the hospital late Sunday, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office. She was shot once in the left shoulder.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.


Spring Fling Day 20: Jewelry

Spring Fling Day 20: Jewelry

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

 

I know you love your sparkly baubles but today I’d like you to go through your jewelry. It’s time to fling those earrings that hurt your ears and the necklace that Great Aunt Alice gave you but you will never, ever wear. Make room for jewelry that you truly love and wear.

 

Now go flinging!  Please come back and tell me how much jewelry you were able to fling today.

 

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30th annual Easter egg hunt at Georgia state fairgrounds


A little rain Saturday didn't stop kids from enjoying an Easter egg hunt at the Georgia State Fairgrounds.

The 30th annual event was moved inside due to rain, but families still enjoyed the Easter picnic and huge prize giveaways.

Around 500 kids participated in the egg hunt. Two lucky people had the platinum egg winning $160. There was also a golden egg prize drawing worth $50.

Motorcycle club, The Flaming Knights, organized the event. They say it's a great way give back to the community.

"My father started this event over 30 years ago and we believe that kids are our future. We want to show them that they can be a part of something positive," said Eric Quick, President of Macon Flaming Knights.

Another Flaming Knight, Bobby Somerville added, "The community has to raise the kids. So we need to come out and get together. Do things together. It makes life so much easier."

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"Feed the Hungry" event serves hundreds in Macon


Eight churches joined together to help bring a little joy to those in need on Easter weekend. The Unity Church Fellowship, a group of eight churches in Macon came together Saturday to "Feed the Hungry."

Anyone in need received a warm meal, and a chance to learn the history and meaning of Easter.

"It's important for the community to know that the church is in place for more than just a place to worship but somewhere they can come and get assistance, said Minister Carlton Johnson of Macedonia Church.

Assistant Coordinator, Barbara Parker, said she enjoys volunteering for the event. "I along with all of the other volunteers from the eight community churches, we just have a servant's heart. It's our gift to those because we just love people, says Parker.

Nearly 250 people in the community came out to Ebenezer Baptist church for Saturday's event.


Bibb county deputy arrested


A Bibb County Sheriff's Deputy facing multiple charges after he was arrested Friday night, is out on bond. The Bibb County jail website shows Deputy Curtis Ryan Willis was released Saturday evening before 6, on a $4,380 bond.

He's charged with misdemeanor stalking, making harassing phone calls and a felony charge of identity theft fraud when using or possessing identifying information concerning a person.

According to a news release from the Bibb Sheriff's office, Willis used the identity of a female friend to communicate with an ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend.

Macon-Bibb officials respond to seniors


Macon-Bibb's elected officials say the center and the seniors who frequent it haven't been forgotten.

That's after our story last week telling you about senior citizens who say they feel overlooked without a new senior center, while a new state-of-the-art shelter for animals continues construction.

"As a priority, the animal welfare center that we had was disgraceful," Mayor Robert Reichert told 13WMAZ.

That's why the Commission fast-tracked the shelter project and construction, Reichert says.

Meanwhile, voters who backed the 2011 SPLOST also agreed to spend $2 million on a new senior center, bhat project hasn't even made it to the drawing board.

"The senior citizens I think, have been very very patient," Commissioner Elaine Lucas said. "We certainly care about human beings and we certainly do want to push now for maximizing the resources that we have."