Juliette Milling Company, 1927Vanishing GeorgiaNewsBreak Contributor
Drs. William & Luella Boddie House, ForsythVanishing GeorgiaNewsBreak Contributor
Ephesus Primitive Baptist Church, Circa 1925, Monroe CountyVanishing GeorgiaNewsBreak Contributor
Thomas-Castleberry-Parks House, 1856, ForsythVanishing GeorgiaNewsBreak Contributor
Forsyth Presbyterian Church, 1884Vanishing GeorgiaNewsBreak Contributor
Family of man found dead on Ocmulgee Heritage Trail has been found
UPDATE (2:07 P.M.) -- The family of James Ballard has been notified of his death. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones confirms that the family was found and has been informed. BIBB COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) - Macon officials need the public's help in trying to find the family of a man who died Wednesday.
Tragic motorcycle crash claims life of Georgia family's son
In this heart-wrenching video, a Georgia family opens up about their beloved son, Michael, and the tragic motorcycle accident that claimed his life. They share memories of him and recount the harrowing night that changed their lives forever.
Drive-by shooting leaves 2 juveniles charged with felony murder, GBI says
BARNESVILLE, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced two juveniles were arrested for felony murder after driving by a teenager and shooting him to death. According to the GBI, Hakim Wellmaker, 17 of Barnesville, was shot Sunday evening. The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a man with a gunshot wound on Matthews Street in Barnesville. When deputies and officers from the Barnesville Police Department arrived, they found Wellmaker shot multiple times.
Forsyth Presbyterian Church, 1884
It’s my understanding that the Presbyterians first organized in Forsyth in the late 1830s. The present church was moved to this location in 1900. According a 1990s Georgia historic survey, there are Carpenter Gothic elements to the architecture now hidden by siding. I’m guessing this was in the steeples. It’s a great old church, nonetheless.
Fort Valley Police Department Takes the Lead in Middle Georgia with New Electric Vehicles
Discover how Fort Valley Police Department is pioneering the use of electric vehicles in Middle Georgia. Learn about their innovative approach to law enforcement, the benefits of going green, and how they're leading the charge towards a sustainable future.
Ephesus Primitive Baptist Church, Circa 1925, Monroe County
This church is located near Juliette. I’m not sure it it’s still in use, but it doesn’t appear to be at this time.
5 dogs need adoptions to avoid euthanization at Monroe County Animal Shelter
With a pick-up in animal drop-offs, the Monroe County Animal Shelter needs to get five dogs adopted to avoid euthanization.
Macon Family Dollar robbed second time in two weeks
MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating a commercial robbery of the Family Dollar, located at 3567 Houston Avenue in Macon. The incident took place on September 27, 2023, just before 1:30 p.m., and makes the second armed robbery the store has seen in the last two weeks.
Macon woman arrested for hit-and-run pedestrian death on Riverside Drive
The woman is accused of hitting Freddie Evans, 67, stopping to get out the car and look at his body, and then driving off.
Shooting in Macon ends with two vehicles running off the road, according to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office
MACON, Ga. — The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting on Williamson Road near Brad Walsh Parkway on Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office. They say that the shooting happened just after 4:30 p.m. In a press release, the sheriff's...
Ms Georgia visits Bibb County Schools with her #YesYouCan initiative
Here is what Ms. Georgia wants to convey to students with her #YesYouCan initiative.
Teacher’s Cottage, State Teachers and Agricultural College for Negroes, 1930, Forsyth
This house was built for teachers at the State Teachers and Agricultural College for Negroes between 1929-1930. It’s one of two contributing properties of the school that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an important resource. It still serves an educational purpose, as the Monroe County Workforce Development Center. National […]
Hubbard Elementary and High School, 1955, Forsyth
The campus of the old Hubbard Elementary and High School, with modern structures built during the era of Equalization Schools, is now a public facility and park known as the W. M. Hubbard Complex. After desegregation, the school became Hubbard Middle School, but like most mid-century school buildings, mold, asbestos, and related issues likely led […]
Single-Pen Cottage, Forsyth
This historic housing type is increasingly rare today, though there’s no shortage of new builds that reflect the aesthetic as part of the tiny house movement. This is a nice example of the form, more elaborate than one that might be found in the countryside.
Important Regulations to be Aware of After the Statewide Burn Ban is Lifted
Curious about what to do once the statewide burn ban is lifted? This video provides crucial information on obtaining a burn permit and the regulations for burning yard and land-clearing debris in accordance with State laws. Stay informed and safe!
Biden Administration calls for Kemp to fix funding gap between UGA, Fort Valley State
The disparity between the state’s two land-grant institutions — University of Georgia and Fort Valley State University — since 1987 was calculated to be in excess of $600 million.
Drs. William & Luella Boddie House, Forsyth
This was the home of Dr. William Fisher Boddie (1884-1940) and his wife, Dr. Luella T. Sams Boddie (1885-1965), an African-American couple who practiced medicine together in Forsyth from 1907-1922, counting both black and white citizens among their patients. The home was purchased from Atilla T. W. Lytle, a white Republican at a time when […]
Forsyth City Cemetery, Circa 1823
The Forsyth City Cemetery, also known as Oakland, is thought to have been first associated with the Forsyth Methodist Church, who built a church and adjacent burying ground in 1828. The church is long gone but the cemetery has expanded greatly. It’s a bit curious, though, that the earliest known burial dates to 1827. All […]
Thomas-Castleberry-Parks House, 1856, Forsyth
This historic home now serves as the manse of Forsyth Presbyterian Church, located next door.
New large shopping center proposed for north Bibb County
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb Planning and Zoning is set to consider a 400,000 square foot shopping center between Riverside Drive and Bass Road. The application shows plans for the Riverside Centre include a wholesale club, retail stores and office spaces. The proposal claims the project could create up...