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Volunteers needed to drive cancer patients


The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers.

They need people to drive patients to or from treatments, like chemo, transfusions, and radiation.

"At least half of our patients come to me or to the physician and say 'How am I going to get here?' says Coliseum Cancer Center nurse, Amanda Livingston.

It is a problem she sees too often.

"Patients that don't have the income necessary to drive here every day, or they have no significant others, they're alone, or they have family and they have to work," she explains.

"You know, when you ask a friend, they always have something they've got to do," says patient, Henry Stubbs. "When you get sick it's a difficult thing to try and get someone to help you."

Macon man shot in neck at motel


The Bibb County Sheriff's Department has arrested a woman who allegedly shot a Macon man in the neck while they argued at a Macon motel.

41-year-old Lawanda Denise Warren was arrested Thursday night, after investigators questioned her about the shooting for the second time.

John Staggs, age 25 of Macon, was shot once in the neck around 10:30 p.m. Monday at the Intowne Suites in the 1400 block of Eisenhower Parkway.

Staggs is listed in stable condition at a local hospital, according to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office news release.

Warren was charged with 1 count of Aggravated Assault. She was taken to the Bibb County Jail. Her bond was set at $27,700.00.


Macon-Bibb Animal Shelter offers discounted adoptions


After lifting its self-imposed quarantine Wednesday, The Macon-Bibb Animal Shelter offered a discounted animal adoption.

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This afternoon a total of 16 furry friends were adopted from Animal Welfare, after the doors were closed for nearly two weeks following a quarantine.

The shelter implemented it after two animals died in its care. They wanted to make sure the cause wasn't distemper.

After an all-clear was given, 13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo saw a few people add an exciting addition to their family.

Habitat sponsoring "Planned Pethood" in Lynmore Estates


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A law passed in July required all pets in Macon Bibb to be spayed or neutered.

However, for many pet lovers, the expense keeps them from getting the procedure done.

Today, the mobile clinic came right to the neighborhood.

S.A.F.E, or Saving Animals from Euthanasia teamed up with Macon Area Habitat to bring spay and neuter services to Lynmore Estates.

"We have been able to go to communities where there is a real need," says veterinarian, Dr. Holli Levert.

They call it Planned Pethood, but resident, Sharon McIntosh, would call it a blessing.

Bibb authorities release photos of fraud suspects


The Bibb County Sheriff's Office said they need help identifying three males captured in surveillance photos at the Family Dollar on Napier Avenue in Macon.

The men attempted to use a stolen Bank of America credit card to purchase items at the store, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. They attempted to use the card at several other Macon area locations.

Anyone with information about the men should call the sheriff's office at 478-751-7500 or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.


Macon man starts "21 and up" bar entry age petition


A Macon man wants to keep people under 21 out of bars even though dozens showed up at a public hearing last week wanting just the opposite.

All this flows from Macon-Bibb Commissioner Scotty Shepherd's proposal to raise the bar entry age by three years, something he says will make downtown safer.

Bobby Lee Barfield spent Wednesday afternoon rallying others behind his cause.

He's a grandfather of six who's trying to keep the 21-and-under crowd safe by keeping them out of Macon's bars.

"I been here about an hour and I got about 45 endorsements, of course by myself, I think I done pretty good," Barfield said.

It's a stance George Logan agrees with- the reason he added his name to that list.

Tattnall Square Park Church Restoration


No one on the pews, no sermons echoing through its sanctuary. For years the Tattnall Square Presbyterian Church has sat empty, but by December, it'll be students and teachers filling the restored building.

The Tattnall Square Presbyterian Church is in the final months of its restoration, and right now crews are going back to the basics, the very bricks of the building.

Dan Richter works for Sheridan Construction Company and is this projects field superintendent.