Warner Robins partners with No Limit Baptist Church to open warming shelter starting this week
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — The temperature is starting to drop outside, and the city of Warner Robins found a new partner to provide shelter on cold nights below 32 degrees. This month, 13WMAZ shared that the Warner Robins couldn't open their first city-owned shelter this winter, and plans fell through with the church that normally hosts a shelter.
Milledgeville farmer named statewide group's top conservationist
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Jon Jackson may be founder of Comfort Farms, but he's not the boss. “Mother nature is in control and it helps us to adjust to that,” Jackson laughed. So, when the land Jackson bought in 2016 was full of red clay and sand, he let...
Mysterious dog disease spreads to Georgia, but doctors say to be aware — not panicked
BYRON, Ga. — If your dog's been under the weather lately, you should probably get them checked out. An unknown respiratory illness has spread to dogs in 14 states, including Georgia, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. It reported the exact transmission of the disease remains unknown, but...
Family plans searches for Gabriella Dixon almost a month after her disappearance
MACON, Ga. — Gabriella Dixon's family is not giving up on the search for her. Now, they are looking for community support to find her with a search. It's been 29 days since Dixon was first reported missing on October 31. She was last seen the day before. They...
Inside the courtroom | Bibb escapee Johnifer Barnwell returns to Macon to face judge in federal court
MACON, Ga. — For the first time since his brazen escape from the Bibb County jail on Oct. 16, Johnifer Barnwell took a seat in Courtroom E of the William Augustus Bootle Federal Building almost two months after being convicted on a slew of federal drug and gun charges on Oct. 2.
Why Loosier Furniture Express is permanently closing their doors after 85 years of business
MACON, Ga. — In the past 85 years, the Loosier family's helped countless other families turn their houses into homes with Loosier Furniture Express. But they soon won't be selling furniture out of their Macon store on Eisenhower Parkway any longer after announcing on Tuesday they're closing the store.
'No longer viable or safe': Bibb County set to demolish the old Bateman and Wade grocery store
MACON, Ga. — On Clayton Street in Pleasant Hill sits the old site of the Bateman and Wade grocery store. In 2014, it was shuttered in an illegal gambling sting, which the store's owner would eventually plead guilty to in 2016. Now, Macon-Bibb County will be tearing down the...
The 'beef' is over: Macon Burger Week crowns winner of contest
MACON, Ga. — Its official - the 'beef' is finally over between many of Macon's restaurants. The 2023 Burger Week People's Choice award Champion has been announced...and Grey Goose Players Cub will wear the crown as this year's champion. Their creation, the "Hot Shot," was an 8oz CAB Gooseburger...
Man gets 20 years in prison after shooting at his two brothers in argument, killing one
MACON, Ga. — A Macon man is facing 20 years in prison after shooting his brother in a heated argument. 23-year-old James L. Card pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of Voluntary Manslaughter and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in the death of Marquez Card. In...
'This venue will help bring people from all over to Macon': New pickleball facility name announced
MACON, Ga. — The city of Macon is 'serving' up some big news - the name of the up-and-coming largest indoor pickleball facility set to open in a few weeks. The facility will be named "Rhythm and Rally Sports and Events." It will feature 32 climate-controlled courts: 16 upstairs and 16 downstairs, with four pods of four courts on each level. There will also be day-use lockers, showers, and a Pro Shop where you can stock up on equipment.
Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia helping victims through the holidays
MACON, Ga. — The Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia staff answer phones not knowing what the person on the line is battling. The non-profit agency serves people experiencing family violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking victims and the children of victims. "No one deserves to be...
Warner Robins PD says they found evidence nearby house of man accused of murdering wife
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — A man called police saying his wife shot and killed herself. Then, he was arrested nearly eight hours later for malice murder. Brian McManus, 55, is charged in the death of his wife, Lucille Ann McManus, 63, in Warner Robins on Nov. 25. Police initially...
As Rosalynn Carter's motorcade passes through Central Georgia, people gathered to pay their respect
MACON, Ga. — Part of Rosalynn Carter's procession drove through Central Georgia. The motorcade passed through Butler, Fort Valley, Byron, and Forsyth as it made its way to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta. In Macon, people gathered near I-75 to pay their respects. Several people watched from...
'They were so warm and inviting' | Rosalynn Carter remembered in Americus on 1st day of her memorial
AMERICUS, Ga. — On Monday morning, crowds formed in downtown Americus to witness the motorcade of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. The motorcade began with a brief departure ceremony at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, and then passed through West Lamar Street around 10:45 a.m. and lasted a few minutes.
After 16-year-old shot to death on Anthony Way, down the street, one resident decries gun violence
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Milledgeville police are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday afternoon on Anthony Way. So far, three people have been charged with murder. Win Renfro lives just five houses down on Anthony Way from where someone shot a 16-year-old boy, Desmond Rivers, Saturday around 12:30 p.m. She says the loss of life to gun violence is devastating.
3 people charged in murder of 16-year-old in Milledgeville; 2 suspects on the run, police say
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — The Milledgeville Police Department is looking for an 18-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy who are both charged with the murder of 16-year-old Desmond Rivers. Derquavious Kier is charged with felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and four counts of...
WATCH LIVE: Rosalynn Carter lies in repose at Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta
ATLANTA — Rosalynn Carter is lying in repose at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta, allowing the public to pay respects to the former first lady. Events are scheduled from Monday through Wednesday in both Atlanta and in Plains. According to the official website, Carter laying in repose...
Warner Robins finds new church to shelter homeless on cold nights
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — As winter approached, the City of Warner Robins received some news that threw a wrench in the city's efforts to keep the homeless warm this winter. The Table, a church that previously served as a warming center for the city's homeless, told city officials in early November that they weren't able to open their doors for the homeless again this year.
Bibb Sheriff's Office looking for man and SUV possibly linked to north Macon shooting
MACON, Ga. — The Bibb County Sheriff's Office has released photos of a Silver SUV and a person who they think may be linked to the Sunday shooting death of 50-year-old Brian Mathew Brown in north Macon. It happened on Sunday just after 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block...
1 killed, 5 hurt in fiery crash on I-75 southbound near Pierce Avenue, coroner says
MACON, Ga. — Update:. Georgia Department of Transportation's 511 websites appear to show traffic cleared up as of 10:30 p.m. after the multi-vehicle crash on I-75 South near Pierce Avenue around 1:30 p.m.. Original:. A multi-vehicle crash on I-75 south near the Pierce Avenue exit has killed one person...
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