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Speed tables installed to slow down Ingleside Village traffic

If you haven't driven down Macon's heavily traveled Ingleside Avenue lately, you better be ready to pump the brakes when you do.

The Ingleside Village Merchants Association just installed a speed table.

The device was placed on the street so pedestrians can "cross the street without taking their life into their own hands," said Terry Jordan, president of the association.

Deputies respond to shooting at west Macon gas station

Crime tape surrounds a Chevron gas station in west Macon as Bibb deputies try to track down a man who fired shots at someone in the parking lot.

According to Officer Clay Williams with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, two men began arguing inside the Chevron store at 1389 Pio Nono Avenue. The argument spilled into the parking lot, leading to one man going inside his car for a gun. 

Williams says the man fired several shots at the victim who was walking across the street. 

No one was hit, and there are no reported injuries.

Deputies are searching for a man who they believe is driving a black Honda Accord.

Anyone with any additional information on this shooting can call the sheriff's office at 478-751-7500.


Bibb sheriff's office investigating south Macon shooting

A man suffered a gunshot wound to neck Tuesday night, when he was approached by an unknown man who told him to "give it up." 

According to a press release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, William Barr from Macon was walking on Rice Mill Road near Walker Road just before 10 p.m. 

Barr told investigators that's when a man walked up behind him and said "give it up."

The release says Barr told the man he did not have anything to give him, and the two struggled. 

Barr says he heard a gunshot and ran away, but then he realized he had been struck in the neck by the bullet. 

He went to a residence on the 1200 block of Baker Street for help, and they called an ambulance. 

Barr's wound was non life-threatening, and he is being treated at Navicent Health. 

Commission approves additional SPLOST funds for Courthouse

The Macon-Bibb Commission approved using $153,467.22 in SPLOST funds for new supplies to be used at the Bibb County Courthouse. To read the full resolution and details, click here. These funds will be used to buy computer accessories and supplies to help courthouse business maintain efficiency. The purchase is one part of an almost $5 million SPLOST-funded improvement program at the Courthouse.

To learn more about Macon-Bibb’s SPLOST program, including project statuses,
financial statements, announcements, and updates, click here.

Friends, family gather for Jibri Bryan's funeral

For the first time since his death, we are hearing from the family of Mercer basketball player Jibri Bryan.

Bryan was shot and killed outside of a downtown Macon gas station last week.

Tuesday, friends and family gathered in Bryan's hometown of Savannah to say their goodbyes.

It was an emotional funeral as family and friends from Macon all the way to Savannah gathered to say their final goodbyes to Jibri Bryan. It's been almost a week since the Mercer basketball player was gunned down outside of a convenience store.

Macon City Auditorium in need of $15 million upgrade

On Tuesday, several people told Macon-Bibb commissioners that the Macon City Auditorium has big problems that need fixing.

Now, the county is looking to spend $15 million on renovations.

People who have rented the auditorium multiple times told commissioners the conditions are awful.

They say the historical hall has a leaking roof, tables with holes, and the linens provided are stained.

Macon Charter hires management firm

Macon Charter Academy's board has voted to enter into a contract with a new management company.

  Monday night, the board hired Prestige Charter School Solutions to help manage the school's daily operations and office services like human resources.  

 Prestige is also the company used by the Academy for Classic Education (ACE).

    Macon Charter Board Vice Chair Joseph Brothers said Prestige started at the school this morning. 

"They provide guarantees for metrics like enrollment," Brothers said. 

    He said board liked the "money back guarantees" Prestige offers in their proposal. 

    Brothers said "Prestige will phase themselves out" over the terms of the contract to MCA can one day be self-sustaining. 

"This allows us to get a hold of the management of the school," Brothers said.