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Accused Lake Tobesofkee shooter to enter guilty plea


The man accused of firing shots at three fishermen in a boat this spring at Lake Tobesofkee is scheduled to plead guilty today.

A plea hearing is scheduled for 3 p.m.today for Basil Ghali, according to the office of District Attorney David Cooke.

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The fishermen said someone standing on a balcony at a lakeside home fired at least seven or eight shots at their boat.

Macon nightclub damaged after performer no-show


Patrons reportedly damaged Whiskey River Club on Pio Nono Avenue in Macon early Saturday morning after a rapper who was supposed to perform never showed up.

According to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office news release, Lil' Boosie was scheduled to perform. Tickets were sold by M.B.P. Promotions out of Tennessee. The release states Lil' Boosie was unable to perform.

Macon club owner threatens lawsuit after rapper no-shows


The owner of a Macon nightclub says he is going to take legal action against the promotion company and artist who cancelled a performance Saturday night.

Ernie Shepard, owner of Whiskey River Club on Pio Nono Avenue in Macon says MPB promotions did not refund any of his customers tickets after rapper Lil' Boosie didn't show up to his performance.

But Shepard says he isn't going to prosecute the people who damaged his nightclub. "There were 2 -3 tables thrown and 4 - 5 barstools. Who am I going to prosecute? It was the whole group that was irritated and mad not a single person," said Shepard.

Shepard says the club was cleaned up about an hour after it closed, "We cleaned up and went home just like we do every night," said Shepard.

Shepard says he has never seen any thing like this happen at his club and he calls this an "isolated" event.

UPDATE: Portions of Riverside Dr. remain closed due to water-main break


Riverside Drive will remain closed from Walnut Street east to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Broadway at Walnut Street north to Riverside Drive.

All vehicle traffic is being detoured around this area.

A 16-inch water-main at Riverside Drive near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, sent water gushing into the streets Friday.

Repairs could be finished Wednesday or it may take longer, according to a sheriff's office news release.

Trailer causes accident on I-75


A travel trailer caused a wreck onto I-75 S, one mile north of the Bass Road exit Sunday around 11:27 a.m.

According to Deputy Clay Williams with the Bibb Sheriff's Office, a family from Guyton, Ga., were driving a 2008 GMC Sierra on I-75 heading on a vacation trip when they lost control of the vehicle, and the trailer flipped over came apart.

Williams said the family were treated on scene by emergency medical services and released. Bibb Sheriff's deputies are still on scene.


Macon boy dies from injuries in camping incident


A 12-year-old was pronounced dead at Oconee Regional Hospital in Milledgeville Saturday at 2:39 a.m. after oak tree branches fell on him while he was out camping with his family.

Billy Matthews, Sr., the Wilkinson County coroner, said Hunter Sexton, along with his father and other family members, were fishing on the Oconee River. There were two regular tents and a pavilion-like tent, Matthews said. A storm came through the area around 1 a.m. and caused the top of the tree to fall on the tent.

Matthews said the storm knocked the father and other family members from under the tents, but Sexton was caught under it. The father pulled him from under the camp, and at the time, Sexton was conscious.

The family put Sexton in a truck and drove him to a manager's station. By the end of the trip, he was unresponsive. A rescue team and emergency medical services were called.

Macon woman says ex-boyfriend attacked her


Jaridice King says she can't help but feel she's being watched.

"All last night he was texting 'Just know y'all better keep y'all eyes open,'" the 20-year-old said.

She usually has her front door blocked with a chair and tied shut with a head scarf, because of who she fears could be waiting on the other side.

"He said he was gon' kill me and my kids, and the police come every night. They just can't catch him," she said.

She says there's really only one word that describes how it fees to be followed.

"Scary, because my grand mama stayed these two nights," she said. "He wouldn't come none but time she left this morning at 7:00. She probably wasn't even home yet. He came. He had leaves on his shirt like maybe he's probably been hiding in the bushes somewhere."

But she says it wasn't always like this.