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Sheriff's office looks to dog walkers to help fight crime

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is looking to enlist a new crew of crime fighters.

Dog walkers.

The sheriff's office launched a new program called Dog Walker Watch. The program involves getting the assistance of dog owners to be extra eyes and ears for suspicious activity or crime while walking their animals.

A dog walker may be walking their dog and see suspicious activity such as:

  • Someone peering into parked vehicles or pulling on door handles to see if they are unlocked.

  • Sounds such as breaking glass that could be someone vandalizing or burglarizing someone's property.

  • People or vehicles that do not look familiar to the neighborhood.

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Man found dead in east Macon creek

A man was found dead in a creek in east Macon late Wednesday afternoon.

Assistant Bibb County coroner Lonnie Miley identified the man as Robert Hudson, age 62. He was found in a creek, behind the CVS store off Emery Highway.

He said Hudson was known to be homeless.

Although they are investigating the death as suspicious, he said, Hudson had no visible injuries and he may have drowned in the shallow creek.

He said Hudson was last seen around 2 or 3 p.m. Wednesday, and his cousin later found him in the creek.

U.S. Senate Candidates in Central Georgia

Election day is just around the corner.

Democratic senate candidate Michelle Nunn and Republican candidate David Perdue both paid visits to Central Georgia today.

People packed the restaurant, the Rookery, in downtown Macon to hear Michelle Nunn talk policy.

She says real change comes from overcoming the bipartisan divide.

Nunn says, "It's a contest about do we continue the gridlock that David seems to want to perpetuate or do we actually work across party lines to get things done."

This is a challenge she believe she is up for.

"We need someone who has spent their career actually focused on trying to make a difference and helping people and working across party lines to get things done that matter" she explains.

In the classroom with the 2015 Bibb Teacher of the Year

It's the 2015 Bibb County Teacher of the Year's first day back in class after the big announcement. Rutland High School science teacher Brian Butler said Tuesday night was exciting and overwhelming.

"It's one thing when you receive an award from a supervisor, but it's something else when your peers select you to represent them. That is very, very special," said Butler.

"Mr. Butler, he's a cool dude," said student Alexander Bryant.

"Students are always changing, they're surprising you, you get to see them grow, and it's just fantastic, it's a wonderful energy to be around," said Butler.

"I need examples on the board, and he'll do that. And he'll go step-by-step, which helps me out a lot throughout all the classes," said Maice Camp.

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Middle GA airport to replace Silver Airways

The Silver Airways airlines will end flights out of Middle Georgia Regional Airport next Wednesday.

The airport is now looking for a company to replace it.

The airline started flights in April 2013 and announced in August that it's pulling out of Macon. They said business wasn't as good as they'd hoped.

Doug Faour says proposals for a replacement airline are due by November 24th.

Silver Airways is the only commercial company serving the airport right now. But there's other business too.

Faour says the maintenance and aircraft manufacturing is a big part of the airport.

Recruitment for Kumho plant to begin Saturday

The state Department of Labor will hold in-person recruitment in Macon next week for the new Kumho Tire plant, which is expected to bring 450 jobs to Central Georgia.

The Department of Labor made the announcement Wednesday after announcing on Tuesday that they were going to recruit in Norcross on Saturday for the Macon jobs.

The Department of Labor says it will hold the first series of in-person recruitments on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Central Georgia Technical College. That's on Macon Tech Drive off Eisenhower Parkway.

The in-person recruitment will run from 2 to 6 p.m. in the auditorium in Building H.

Fall Fling Day 29: Cords & Cables

Fall Fling Day 29: Cords & Cables

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Fall Fling Day 29:  Cords & Cables