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Woman shot after refusing to get in car


A woman was shot in the leg after refusing to get in a car with four men early Friday.

Around 5:17 a.m., Jamesia Clay was walking blocks away from her south Bibb home when a brown Buick pulled up beside her. That happened near Pinedale Drive and Greeleaf Drive. That's off of Bloomfield Road and south of Rocky Creek Road in south Bibb County.

The men inside told her to get in the car. When she declined, one of the men shot her in the leg. She then walked home to call 911.

If you have any information on the case, you can call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator.


Bibb School Board approves millage rate


The Bibb County School Board approved a 17.945 millage rate. That marks the sixth straight year the rate has stayed the same.

School board vice president Thelma Dillard said she's happy the rate didn't get bumped up. "And we held a hearing tonight of course we didn't have to, but we did that because we want to have an open government and allow the citizens to be able to come and express themselves," she said.

No one spoke at the public hearing.

Also at Thursday's meeting, members decided to reopen a bid process for companies to submit proposals for Heard Elementary's new kitchen after tabling it at the last meeting.

Cyclist injured in bike vs. car accident


A Macon man was hurt Thursday after he crashed his bicycle into a car on Eisenhower Parkway.

According to the Macon-Bibb Sheriff's Department, it happened Thursday near the intersection of Eisenhower Parkway and Macon Tech Drive.

Shirley Jacobs of Macon got the green light to make a left turn from Eisenhower Parkway westbound onto Macon Tech Drive.

As she turned, 63-year-old Billy Stafford of Macon struck the passenger side fender of her Buick Century and flew off his bike.

Stafford was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia for his injuries, which were not believed to be life-threatening.

Lt. Sean DeFoe with the sheriff's office says Mrs. Jacobs had the right of way and cyclists are required to follow traffic signals the same way vehicles do.


PTO treasurer in Bibb jail accused of stealing over $30k


The treasurer of a local parent teacher organization is in jail charged with stealing more than $30,000.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says Eloise Maxine Reid stole the money from Vineville Academy's PTO.

A sheriff's office report says she wrote 17 checks over the past several months to her Warner Robins accounting business, Divine Business Solutions Services.

It all started with a call from the bank to Vineville's principal because a PTO check bounced.

The PTO president reported that there should be more than $35,000 in the account, but there was less than $1,000.

Reid is in the Bibb County jail charged with felony theft by taking.


Macon man shot in verbal fight in downtown


A man was shot multiple times during a argument Wednesday in downtown Macon.

Glenwood Lamar was shot on the 1000 block of Ash Street, a few blocks away from Mercer University's campus, according to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office news release.

James Watson, 18, turned himself in after midnight Thursday after having fled the scene. He's charged with aggravated assault.

Lamar is listed in stable condition at the hospital.


Tubman exhibit honors "Girl Reserves"


The Tubman African-American Museum has a new exhibit in honor of Sarah Randolph Bailey.

Bailey was inducted as a Georgia Woman of Achievement in 2012 for her service as an educator, civic leader, and Girl Scout leader in Middle Georgia.

Bailey founded the "Girls Reserves" in Macon during the early 1940s.

The group was founded for girls of color and taught them the same activities that girl scouts did, since the Girl Scouts were not integrated at the time.

Eventually, she became chairwoman of the Central Committee for Macon's troops when the Girl Scouts integrated in 1945.

Tonya Parker, a director at the Tubman museum, says Bailey's contributions to Macon are something that everyone can admire.