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Supporters walk for domestic violence victims

About 100 people gathered to bring awareness to domestic violence at an event in downtown Macon Saturday morning
 held to remember Crystal Harris, a woman stabbed to death by her boyfriend October 3, 2005.

The national organization, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, encourages dialogue about violence against women. Men are encouraged to walk a mile in a pair of high heels. Those without stilettos covered their feet in red booties to signify the victims of domestic violence.

Crystal's mother, Theresa Harris, wants to bring attention to the issue so no other family will have to experience what she did.

Two suspects sought in connection to Montpelier Avenue shooting

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help in finding two suspects who fled after a shooting happened in the 2700 block of Montpelier Avenue August 24.

Police say the shots were fired from a blue Nissan occupied by several men. The suspects led the Gang Unit of the sheriff's office on a short chase before pulling over at the intersection of Woodard Street and Sapp Street. A news release says Damian Shaquille Fryer and Rodney Jaumal Roquemore, Jr. fled while others were arrested.

No one was struck during the incident.

Fryer is described in the release as 5'11", weighing 200 lbs, with a beard, mustache and tattoos on both arms. Fryer is known to frequent Unionville and Bellevue areas.

James M. Cox Foundation, EveryoneOn to bridge digital divide in Middle Georgia

The James M. Cox Foundation announced on September 16 a $288,500 grant to EveryoneOn. The grant will fund an innovative pilot program providing 1,500 tablet computers, preloaded with premium educational content, to families in Georgia who are enrolling in Cox Communications' Connect2Compete discounted internet service program.

Macon man in critical condition after car accident

A Macon man is in critical condition after a chain reaction caused by a driver running a stop sign.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, the accident happened Friday evening at the intersection of Bass Road and Riverside Drive.

Deputies say Diana Gratingy of Jeffersonville ran a stop sign at the intersection and collided with Alex Varnador of Juliette who was traveling north down Riverside.

As a result of that accident, the second vehicle struck a Chevrolet Tahoe head on which was driven by Jetamia Bryant of Macon.

Bryant was transported to the Medical Center Navicent Health for his injuries. Bryant is listed in critical condition.

The accident still under investigation and no charges have been made. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500.

Macon turns 'pink' for breast cancer awareness

Macon's "Paint the Town Pink" kicked off Friday morning with some free pink ribbon car painting for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Navicent Health helped put together the free painting in the Peyton Anderson Cancer Center parking lot. Last year, they painted around 250 cars, and the volunteers are hopeful that number will double.

Historic Macon to host 38th Annual Flea Market

Hundreds of items are up for sale this weekend, and nearly 80 percent of the proceeds will go toward Macon community revitalization projects.

Historic Macon is hosting its 38th annual flea market at the former Karsten-Denson Hardware store at 536 Third Street in downtown Macon.

Warrants issued for Macon man in rape case

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office has issued warrants for a Macon man who is accused of aggravated child molestation and statutory rape.

According to a news release, 24-year-old Arthur Martrell McDowell is also wanted for an unrelated warrant in Baldwin County. The release states the incidents happened in July and August at an undisclosed location in Macon with a 14-year-old girl.

McDowell is described in the release as 6'1 and weighing approximately 185 pounds.

Anyone with any information on McDowell's whereabouts can call the sheriff's office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.