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UPDATE: 4 Shot Saturday at Memorial Gym in Macon


4 men are hospitalized after they were shot Saturday night outside a Macon recreation complex.

According to a news release from the Bibb Sheriff's Office, the shooting happened at 9:43 Saturday night, outside the Memorial Park Recreation Center confirms 4 at the corner of 2nd Street and Long Street, near the intersection of Houston Avenue and Eisenhower Parkway.

Investigators say 23-year-old Terrell Evans, 25-year-old Tavares Evans, 27-year-old Travon Wood, and 26-year-old Davis Gay, all Macon residents, were at the park when someone fired multiple shots at them.

All 4 victims were taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon.

 Terrell, Tavares and Travon are all listed in stable condition. Gay is listed in critical condition.

Investigators are still questioning witnesses and investigating the shooting.

One injured, another dead in Macon motel shooting


One man is dead and another is in the hospital after a shooting at a Macon hotel Friday night.

Bibb County investigators said it happened at about 11:19 p.m. at the Red Carpet Inn on Jeffersonville Road. Brandon Harris, 27, of Chicago and Riley Jackson, 27, of Macon were walking from a restaurant to a nearby gas station, according to a sheriff's office news release.

Both were shot by an unidentified male, the news release states.

Harris was taken to Coliseum Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Jackson was taken to the Medical Center Navicent Health and was listed in stable condition Saturday morning.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.


Conductor returns to Central High


Central High School's auditorium is usually filled with the sound of altos, sopranos, trombone players and second violinists creating harmonies.

But Friday it was all about hitting a chord, advice on how to make it in music from a 2005 Central High Grad.

"Expand their minds outside of this bubble of being a high school student at Central High School in Macon, Georgia. There's a world out there," said Roderick Cox, the assistant conductor for the Minnesota Orchestra.

One that has given Roderick Cox a promising career.

"How many of you have been to a professional orchestra concert? OK, good, good," he said before a room of raised hands.

He's the assistant conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra back in town to conduct this weekend and give advice on practice.

Thomas Jackson Juvenile Justice Center opens


 

Thursday, Macon-Bibb dedicated the new juvenile justice center on Oglethorpe Street in memory of civil rights activist Thomas Jackson.

The new building will house many aspects of juvenile justice, including the court and public defenders as well as representatives from District Attorney and Sheriff's Office.

The Juvenile Justice Center cost about 7 million dollars and was paid for with the SPLOST penny tax.

The building honors Thomas Jackson, who led the fight to end segregation in several central Georgia school districts and became Bibb County's first African-American judge.

Jackson's daughter, Viveca Jackson, wants the juvenile justice center to take young people down a different path.

UPDATE:Roads Remain Closed Due to Sinkhole in Downtown


Macon-Bibb Public Works and Georgia Department of Transportation crews are working overnight to repair a sinkhole on a Macon street.

Lieutenant Sean DeFoe with the Bibb Sheriff's Office says the sinkhole was reported to authorities at about 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

DeFoe says while the visible hole in the pavement is just the size of a coffee cup under the pavement the sinkhole is 8 feet deep, and 12 feet wide, and is in the northbound lanes of Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Deputies have closed off all lanes of Martin Luther King Boulevard between Hazel Street and Hawthorne Street.

There is now word yet on whether any utility lines under the road are damaged or on how long repairs might take.


Macon-Bibb plans to expand recycling program


Macon-Bibb County is considering whether to spend $300,000 on garbage and recycling bins.

With hundreds of requests for the new bins, 13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo found out a little more about the current recycling options for Macon-Bibb.

Taking out your recycling is something Ashlee Hammonds does every other Thursday.

"I would say about 70% of our waste is recycling," she says.

Hammonds is part of a single stream pickup program that's only offered in certain areas inside the former Macon city limits. That means she can recycle things like bottles, cans, and paper products.

However, the program is limited.

Currently, only 2,000 homes are a part of the single stream pilot program, but if commissioners pass funding next week a thousand more homes could receive new recycling bins.

Interactive map details Macon-Bibb pedestrian fatalities


Bibb County leaders met last week to discuss ways to improve pedestrian safety in Macon.

In 2013, the county had more pedestrian deaths than Columbus, Ohio, Baltimore, Boston, and Washington D.C. Bibb, with its population of 150,000, even beat out the entire state of Maine, whose population is 1.3 million.

Here's an interactive map of pedestrian fatalities in Macon during the last four years.

Mobile users, click here.