Macon County, GA

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WLOS — Two people have now been arrested in connection with the death of the owner of the Dixie Diner in Laurel Park. Paulette Clark's son, Maurice Jones, Jr. and Austin Amos Kennedy Byrnside, who is Jones' nephew and the victim's grandson, are both charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.
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CEO of Albany Boys & Girls Club prepares for retirement

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Over the years, the CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Albany, Marvin Laster has raised millions of dollars and improved many different clubs in Albany, Plains and Macon County. Now Laster’s time is coming to an end but he still has some work to...
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Police: Armed Montezuma man, 27, made threats against community

MACON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- A 27-year-old man who walked through the streets of Montezuma armed with a shotgun and yelling out threats has been arrested, according to police. Montezuma police officials state that 27-year-old Rakim Melvin, of Montezuma, also committed multiple thefts. Melvin is a suspect in a burglary...
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Retired SGTC aviation instructor returns as guest lecturer for next generation

AMERICUS – Retired South Georgia Technical College Aviation Maintenance Instructor Frank Gassett of Macon County shared his vast knowledge of the industry as a guest lecturer for the next generation of SGTC Aviation Maintenance Technicians recently. He talked with instructor David Grant’s classes about fuel systems and explained manifold pressure.

All Macon County schools closed due to weather

MACON COUNTY, Ga. — All Macon County schools are closed Wednesday due to the weather. County Manager Kevin Lewis made the decision Tuesday night. All Macon County government and courthouse offices are closing at noon. Dooly County schools are also closed down.

Macon Co. man dead after accident involving 4-wheeler

MACON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) - A Montezuma man is dead after an accident involving a 4-wheeler. In a media release, the Montezuma Police Department says the accident happened on Spring Street in Montezuma just before 5 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses say the 4-wheeler hit a parked vehicle and flipped. The driver...

Georgia rushes to preserve historic Black farming community

When Cleveland Whitehead, 74, drives his black Chevy Silverado through the backroads of Macon County in middle Georgia, he remembers the families who worked the land on Flint River Farms back in the day. He looks out over the cotton fields, pecan orchards and dirt tracts that dot the area.