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Improvements coming to East Macon rec center

A leaky roof and outdated equipment are now things of the past at East Macon Recreation Center. The $800,000 improvement project includes new basketball goals, scoreboard, and floors. "I know people in the community have been really wanting something new and fresh, so I think the changes are something they'll get really excited about," says the center's director Latoya Harden. The upgrades are not just inside the bu

Rescue Mission Celebrates 14 New Graduates

The Rescue Mission recently celebrated 14 new graduates completing our program. Eight graduates were recognized from the Men’s Recovery Program and six graduates were honored from the Dove Center program.

The Men’s Recovery Program is a 12 month Christ-centered residential program for men who are battling homelessness, poverty and/or addiction.

The Dove Center program is a six month recovery program for women and children who are domestic violence survivors.

The residents have worked very hard and we are incredibly proud of their success! The graduation evening was celebrated with a special music program from the Southside Baptist Church Praise Team and a barbeque dinner afterwards. Please pray for our graduates as they continue on their walk with Christ.

Congratulations January 2014 Graduates!

State lawmakers discuss medical marijuana at start of legislative legislation

Missing men rescued from Ocmulgee River

Missing men rescued from Ocmulgee River

Sergeant Tony Fox from the department of resources says, Two men were rescued      around 11 p.m. last night, after being stranded in the Ocmulgee River.

Fox says the boat they were on may have had motor issues.

Ocmulgee Heritage Trail Closed

Ocmulgee Heritage Trail Closed

The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail was closed Sunday evening, December 29, 2013, and will remain closed until Thursday, January 2, 2014. According to the Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), the Ocmulgee River has risen above the flood stage of 18 feet and will lead to minor flooding along the Trail. EMA and the Department of Public Works expect to reopen the Trail on Thursday, January 2, 2014, depending on the water levels.

Crash leads to deer poaching investigation

Crash leads to deer poaching investigation
By Kristen Swilley

The discovery of two severed deer heads inside a vehicle after an early morning crash has police wondering about poaching.

Students, faculty partner with Macon homeless clinic

Students, faculty partner with Macon homeless clinic

On any given day, you can see dozens of people roaming the streets of downtown Macon. Many have no home, no food and
no hope for their future.

A new facility, however, opened its doors earlier this year to help those living on the streets. Daybreak Center provides the homeless with hygiene, health, education and job preparation opportunities.