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Bibb Coroner looking for relatives of man who died in hospital

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones is looking for relatives of a man who died 3 weeks ago at a Macon hospital.

Jones says 61-year-old Ronnie Gillispie of Macon died of natural causes on January 3rd, at the Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon.

But, Jones says, they haven't found anyone who knows Gillispie to come identify his body and arrange for a burial.

If you know a Ronnie Gillispie who lived in the Macon area, you are asked to call the Bibb County Coroner's Office at 478-256-6716.

MaconBibbTV Highlights 2nd St Vision Block Opening

MaconBibbTV Highlights 2nd St Vision Block Opening

This past December, Macon-Bibb County reopened the block of Second Street between Cherry and Poplar Streets to vehicular traffic after a short event with comments from Mayor Robert Reichert, Commissioners, SPLOST Advisory Committee Chair Jeffery Monroe, and representatives from TY Lin International and Chris R. Sheridan & Co.

MaconBibbTV was there to cover this milestone event, and you can watch that coverage – including interviews, improvements, and more – by clicking here.

Macon Social Security office closed due to HVAC problem

The Macon Social Security Office is closed today because of chilly temperatures. They were originally scheduled to open at 9 a.m.

According to Patty Patterson with the Atlanta Social Security Office, the Macon location was shut down due to an H-VAC issue in the building. She says crews are working on the problem and that this is a measure they take to keep employees and customers comfortable.

They hope to have the building open to staff and the public later Thursday, but she couldn't say when.

Patterson says customers who need assistance can use their website or call the national phone number with questions. That number is 800-772-1213.

UPDATE: Surveillance photos released of Macon restaurant robber


The Bibb County Sheriff's Office released photos of the person who robbed C-C Wings and Fish Seafood Market last week.


Someone robbed C-C Wings and Fish Seafood Market Thursday night. It's located on Houston Avenue in Macon.

Burglary charge dropped against Mercer player

A burglary charge against a Mercer University baseball player was dropped at the request of the victim.

That's according to Bibb County District Attorney David Cooke.

Nathaniel Taylor Moorhouse arrested and charged with burglary, after he allegedly broke into a Macon nightclub Friday morning.

According to the BIbb Sheriff's Office, at 12:40 A.M. Friday, deputies responded to a burglary in progress at Envy Nightclub, located at 420 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Macon.

Deputies arrived at the club and found 23-year-old Nathaniel Taylor Moorhouse, of Macon, hiding in the nightclub.

Moorhouse was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree burglary.

He is a member of the school's baseball team. He is an outfielder and a senior from Abbeville in Wilcox County.

Sheriff: Bibb deputies reflect diverse community

While protests have been seen across America from people claiming racial disparity within law enforcement, few have hit our Bibb County.

Which doesn't surprise Sheriff David Davis who says, "Even before consolidation, I think the Macon Police Department and the Bibb County Sheriff's Office were reflective of the community."

To this day, Sheriff Davis says the staff makeup of the Bibb County Sheriff's Department remains closer to the community's demographic than many other departments nationwide.

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Macon nightclub to remain closed after Dec. fatal shooting


Wings Cafe, the Macon nightclub where three people died, and three others were wounded in a shootout Dec. 12 will remain closed.

The business has remained shuttered since the shooting and some Bibb County commissioners and the sheriff want to prevent the club from reopening.

Commissioners Al Tillman and Virgil Watkins made the announcement Wednesday morning.