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GHSA Football Scores from September 6th

GHSA

Northside   49

Veterans      0   F

 

Southwest   13

Howard         7   F

East Macon Brainstorms City Improvements

Folks in east Macon put their heads together Thursday night and brainstormed ways to improve their side of the city.

The ideas stemmed from their hopes for community growth after the Second Street revitalization in downtown.

They brought up projects like a sports complex, more retail stores, and a wider variety of restaurants. CHA Company and Huntley Partners, the groups designing the revamped Second Street say they plan to consider all of the input.

The project will transform Second Street starting from Little Richard Penniman Boulevard near Mercer and ending at the merge with Gray Highway.

Designers say this will have a large impact on the surrounding areas of the city as well.

Mercer Bears Unveil New Football Uniforms

This time next year, we will be talking about the Mercer Bears football team and their weekly foes opponents, but Thursday night fans got a taste of what's to come.

Toby the mascot greeted fans in their first bear walk as hundreds marched onto the field for a ceremony.

The first one hundred Bears got a souvenir football to mark the occasion.

Mercer President Bill Underwood told folks that because of brisk ticket sales the stadium once slated for six thousand will now swell to a ten thousand seat capacity.

But the big moment came when head coach Bobby Lamb escourted his guys onto the field to meet people in thier new uniforms.

Lamb says he spent a good bit of time coming up with the design.

Macon Police Continue To Investigate Double Homicide

Macon police continue their investigation into the shooting deaths of 26-year-old Antonio Fluellyn and 25-year-old Deundra Emory. They were shot last Thursday night at a home on Cowan Street in east Macon. Police are still looking for tips from the public on this case.

Investigators say they questioned one person of interest in the case this week. That man, Rodney Lanier Lowery, is in the Bibb County jail on an unrelated probation violation charge. Police spokeswoman Jami Gaudet said Lowery remains a person of interest in this case, but she declined to comment further.

Gaudet said tips from the public even the small ones can make a difference in a case.

"When we have these bits of information from people who live in the area or know the victims or know the suspects or have some relationship to the area where the crime occurred, we never know where that one piece of information is going to crack a case for us," said Gaudet.

Several New Businesses Open in Downtown Macon

Downtown Macon is on track to add more new business this year than last, according to Main Street Macon Manager Mechel McKinley.

She says in the next couple of months she's expecting 10 to 12 stores or restaurants to open, while all of last year there were 19 new businesses.

One week ago Tabatha Lance opened Pink Chief Boutique on Third Street.

"I've always loved downtown Macon, so I just thought this would be a great place to open a boutique and reach a bunch of different people," said Lance.

She said she chose downtown Macon to house her new business because she sees opportunity there.

"Everything's getting turned around down here with the lofts being built and other people are taking chances too and that makes me feel a little bit more comfortable," she said.

Convicted Macon Killer Appeals to State Supreme Court

Georgia's Supreme Court next week hears the case of a convicted Macon murderer who argues that his trial lawyer and the lawyer who handled his appeal were both incompetent.

The Georgia State Supreme Court gives this account of the case:

In 1999, a Bibb County jury convicted Alivin Harris of felony murder and other charges for shooting two men after a fight outside a bootlegger's house.

Rodrigo Callaway died, and his brother, Marcus Callaway, was shot in the spine.

Harris was sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison.

Job Openings in Macon

Job Openings in Macon

Each Thursday, a representative from the Georgia Department of Labor visits 13WMAZ and discusses the current job market, listing several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. We air this segment at 5 p.m. We showcase other available jobs on the Thursday morning show as well. We update the jobs listed here each week.

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. You can also check out other jobs on the Georgia Department of Labor's website.