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Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Two arrested in Macon gas station robbery

Bibb County sheriff's investigators arrested a second person accused of robbing BP gas station Wednesday morning in the 4700 block of Houston Road.

Tyler Sawyer, 20, of Macon was arrested Thursday night.

Joseph Clance, 24, of Macon was arrested Wednesday evening at the Day's Inn off of Jeffersonville Road in east Macon.

Clance is believed to be one of four men who played the gaming machines at the gas station for an hour before robbing the place at gun point.

The robbers took the cash register, lottery tickets, the clerk's cell phone and wallet.

Files describe former Bibb county deputies' records

We reported Tuesday on how the personnel records for Jermaine Hill, Decarlo Lattimore, Arthur Howard, and Jimmy Denson were largely clean. We got a look at the Sheriff's Office Internal Affairs files for those four, they contained lots of complaints, some that bore out, and others that did not.

Jermaine Hill, the deputy at the center of the case, had a criminal record before even being hired. He was charged with aggravated assault, and marijuana possession, both before becoming a deputy. Within six months, he was suspended for a day, and reprimanded for using abusive language and intimidation against a fellow officer.

The file say the department also investigated tips from jail inmates that Hill was selling drugs, and bringing contraband into the jail. The investigators concluded that the tips were not reliable. The file also describes charges against the other three officers.

Mercer's music school gets new pianos

The sound of music at Mercer University is about to get a lot richer and a lot more enhanced.

That's because a large donation to the music school bought students nearly 40 brand new, top-of-the line Steinway pianos and helped refurbish seven others.

Mercer University's chancellor, Dr. Kirby Godsey, gave $1.5 million to the Townsend School of Music in his wife, Joan's, honor.

That money helped create the Joan Stockstill Godsey Center for Keyboard Studies and will cover annual maintenance and upkeep for the pianos.

"I was totally blown away, I had no idea," Joan Godsey said.

For Godsey, ebony and ivory are her solace.

"I started piano when I was 7 years old and music has been my life," Godsey said.

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UPDATE: Teen in west Bibb accident dies

A teenager who was involved in a rollover car accident on Zebulon Road on Wednesday has died.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said Abigail Hinson, 17, was pronounced dead at the hospital Thursday evening.

The accident occurred just before midnight Wednesday near Plantation Court Drive in west Bibb County, west of I-475.

The sheriff's department says Grant Hoffman, 18, lost control of his car, crossed over the road and struck several trees.

Hoffman is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Anyone with information on the case can call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500.

Macon restaurateur opening downtown sushi lounge, ballroom

Macon restaurateur Cesare Mammarella is shaking up his business portfolio downtown.

He closed Kashmir lounge at 496 Second St. in April and is planning to open Yabu Sushi on Aug. 12 in the same location. He's hired two sushi chefs, one from Atlanta and another from Savannah.

While they will offer traditional fare, Mammarella said, "we're going to do some edgy stuff with our Asian salads and sushi."

He said he doesn't want people to think of the new business as a sushi restaurant, but as a sushi lounge.

"Hopefully it will fill another niche," Mammarella said.

Also in April, Mammarella closed Asylum nightclub at 543 Plum St.

In its place, he's opening Emerson Ballroom for weddings and other special events. "We already have three events booked in October," he said.

Michelle Nunn meets Republican David Perdue in the general election for U.S. Senate seat.


Less than 24 hours after Georgia's primary season ended, Democrat Michelle Nunn headed to the Rookery in Macon for some bacon and pimento cheese served up with a side of politics.

Nunn, a Houston County native, captured the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia's May 20 primary election. Her general election, fellow Houston County native David Perdue, won the Republican nomination by defeating U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston in Tuesdays primary runoff.