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An armed man was shot by police during a traffic stop in Bibb County this morning, and state investigators say they are probing the incident. Ricky Duncan, a 38-year-old from Bibb County, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening when officers shot him around 9 a.m., said Special Agent Jason Ward, ...
The Rutland High student is accused of threatening another Rutland student through text messages, according to an email from Stephanie Hartley, the system's communications director. The 18-year-old was taken into custody by Bibb County sheriff's deputies at Hutchings College and Career Academy, ...

Dogs and cats need to be adopted as soon as possible, so the shelter is making it easier for you to help. On Friday from 11 AM to midnight, the shelter will have its doors opened to people wanting to adopt, foster or rescue. - Advertisement -. The first 24 adoptions will be half off, $25 for dogs and $12.50 for ...
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority is being recognized following a record-breaking year. The organization received the Best in Real Estate Award for the Industrial Deal of the Year from the Atlanta Business Chronicle. - Advertisement -. It highlights the work ...
Bibb County Assistant Superintendent Jamie Cassady says they try to approve as many transfers as possible. He says many of applications are for Heritage, Springdale, Howard Middle and High. "Usually we get around 300 applications and usually place anywhere from 100 to 150," Cassady said.
We have reported for months now that a new sales tax called an OLOST could be coming to Bibb County, but State Representative Allen Peake says the bill is close to dying. Back in January, Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert spoke to hundreds of people and expressed just how badly the county needed ...

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A Bibb County deputy has resigned after he was charged in a battery and sexual misconduct investigation. Deputies say on February 11th, 33-year-old Michael Justin Leese inappropriately touched a woman while he was off-duty at the Crazy Bull located in Downtown ...
Macon-Bibb County may have to look elsewhere for new ways to pay its bills, as the area's state lawmakers passed a deadline without agreement on a referendum on a new penny of sales tax. Macon-Bibb state House members from both sides of the aisle agreed in principle to help the county set up a vote ...
When making a purchase in Bibb County, people pay an extra seven-cents for sales tax, but soon that could go up two more cents. It all depends on two votes; a new transformational sales tax that will be on the May ballot and another called an OLOST. The OLOST needs approval from local legislators and ...
The deputy, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of family, is in stable condition at at the Medical Center, Navicent Health, Bibb County sheriff's Lt. Sean DeFoe. "He's going to be OK," DeFoe said. The crash happened about 10 a.m. near Tredway Drive.
Three years ago, an accreditation group put Bibb County Schools on probation, but now the same group says the district is making progress. The results for this report show that the district met the expectations in many categories, like identifying and addressing the needs for special education students.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The nomination for a new Macon-Bibb County Manager was presented in committee meetings Tuesday morning by Mayor Robert Reichert. Mayor Reichert nominated Dr. Keith Moffett, a former County Administrator for Butts County. - Advertisement -. Dr. Moffett was also ...
After the two men were taken to the Bibb County jail, Hurtis assessed the damage. "I came outside with my camera to take pictures and get information so that I can hopefully file a claim on my fence," Hurtis said. And although her fence needs mending, Hurtis says she's glad the two men are "off her street.".
BIBB COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities are investigating after a loaded gun was found at the BIBB COUNTY Jail. Last Wednesday afternoon, a husband of a female inmate contacted the jail staff after his wife told him there could possibly be a gun inside the female section of the jail. Corrections deputies later found a ...
Arrest warrants are sought for Tiffany Robinson, 41, and Jamie Singleton, 32, both of Macon, each on a charge of possession of a weapon by an inmate, Bibb County sheriff's public affairs Lt. Sean DeFoe said. The .22 caliber gun was discovered Wednesday after a tip from the husband of another inmate ...
But when we had the opportunity to help out the Museum of Arts and Sciences, which is a huge community partnership for Macon, we jumped at the opportunity," said Macon-Bibb County EMA Director, Spencer Hawkins. Macon-Bibb County donated 3,500 cubic yards of mulch. That's 1,750 pick up truck ...
A short police chase ended Saturday when a suspect driving a stolen car crashed into a parked car after a tire blew. Nicolas Jermaine Foster, 28, was taken into custody after he crashed, said Bibb County sheriff's Sgt. Linda Howard. Foster, who was driving a 2015 Nissan Altima that was determined to be ...

Macon, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Registration for Pre-K in the Bibb County school District will start February 26th. The district is looking to fill 836 spots for children who are 4-years-old on or before September 1st, 2018. - Advertisement -. Parents can apply online or visit the Central Office which is located ...
Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert says the county is under a hiring freeze due to a projected deficit in this year's budget. The county only has $7 million left in the general fund, so they have to make other long-term decisions to prevent future deficits. Last year, Bibb County took $12 million out of ...
Macon, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Parents will get an opportunity this week to learn about some of the initiatives inside the Bibb County school District. The "State of the District" Forums will be held Wednesday and Thursday. - Advertisement -. Officials say parents and other stakeholders will get to review ...
Over the Christmas holiday, teens and one adult were behind a rash of burglaries in the area of Pasadena, Commodore and Paige drives as well as in other locales across the county. The teens organized the crimes, according to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office. And those burglaries were indicative of 2017 ...
At this time last year, Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says there had only been two homicides in Macon-Bibb. After a violent weekend, we are already up to 5 homicides in 2018. "We are better than this... The Macon-Bibb community is better than this," says Davis. "We as a community should mourn the fact ...
After three years of county budget shortfalls, Bibb County leaders are asking state lawmakers to help them pursue a new sales tax. But there's hesitation in Atlanta, as the county could be headed to the highest sales tax rate in Georgia. Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert pleaded the county's case in ...
A third Bibb County sheriff's deputy is on paid administrative leave in an ongoing investigation of another officer's alleged sexual assault. Deputy Douglas Taylor was suspended in an Internal Affairs investigation launched into officers' handling of a woman's complaint she was assaulted by Deputy James ...
Among those named in the school system's suit are: former Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority Chairman Cliffard Whitby, former school Superintendent Romain Dallemand; Florida attorney Harold Knowles and Macon businessman Dave Carty; Progressive Property Management LLC; the Central ...
Macon, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Bibb County Board of education is moving forward with its Five-Year Facilities Plan. The board approved the Superintendent Curtis Jones' decision to close Brookdale Elementary and demolish the current Riley Elementary school, at a Board of Education meeting ...
The Bibb County Board of education has voted to close Brookdale Elementary. During a meeting Thursday, board members unanimously approved a plan that calls for the school to be closed in fall 2021 and a new Riley Elementary to be built. The second of two required public hearing was held prior to the ...
Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert said 2017 was a banner year for economic development, but the county must also address looming budgetary problems in the near future. Reichert gave his annual State of the Community address Thursday before about 500 people who filled the Edgar H. Wilson ...
By 7:30 on a bone-chilling morning in downtown Macon, a stream of attorneys and their clients had already begun trickling in for a high-stakes meeting to try to settle a lawsuit filed by Bibb County's school district. The school system is trying to recover roughly $9 million that it claims it is due from tech ...
Just this school year, Bibb County students have missed five days because of Tropical Storm Irma -- two of which they made up. Now, they've added two more days to that list after snow fell throughout the county. "My street was fine, but there were probably streets that weren't, so I'm okay with a little minor ...
Bibb County school district -- Closed. The 3:30 p.m. public hearing, 4 p.m. Board of education committee meeting and 6:30 p.m. board meeting at the central offices at 484 Mulberry Street in Macon will take place as scheduled. * Cirrus Academy -- Closed. * Crawford County -- Closed. Staff should report at ...
ALDOT declared state highways passable in West Alabama, but the Bibb County Emergency Management Agency was still waiting to declare city and county roadways passable Wednesday night. As of 4 p.m., EMA Director Kirk Smith told ABC 33/40 he was still dealing with rural roads covered in sheets of ice. In other parts ...
Macon, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Bibb County school District will remain closed for a second day because of the winter weather. Officials say they made the decision after talking with the Macon-Bibb County government, the Sheriff's office, and the National Weather Service. The district says the ...
Bibb County prepares for early morning snow. Error loading player: No playable sources found. Bibb County prepares for snow. Mary Grace Shaw, WMAZ 12:27 AM. EST January 17, 2018. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN Google+ PINTEREST. EMA Director Spencer Hawkins says they are monitoring and gearing up for ...
"There's no day like a snow day," schools superintendent Curtis Jones Jr. tweeted late Tuesday night. The announcement followed an 8 p.m. briefing by the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. Snow is expected to begin overnight and parts of Middle Georgia could see as much as 1.5 inches of it.
With snow and ice in the forecast for much of Georgia on Wednesday morning, some public offices in the midstate will open late. The Macon-Bibb County government offices and the Bibb County courthouse will open at 11 a.m., according to a tweet from the Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management ...
A woman was struck by a Bibb County sheriff's patrol car early Wednesday morning on Mercer University Drive. Just before 7 a.m., paramedics and the Georgia State Patrol were called to assist with a person hit by a vehicle not far from Log Cabin Drive. GSP Sgt. Kevin Pope said the woman's dog got out of ...
Bibb County incorporated the My Stop app about three years ago, but less than 2,000 of 12,000 registered bus riders currently use it, said Anthony Jackson, the district's transportation director. The Baldwin County district started offering the app at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, said Byron ...
Two days after an unidentified white man was killed on Macon's Pio Nono Avenue his identity remains a mystery. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones released a photo of the deceased man's tattoos in hopes someone will recognize him. Tattoo.JPG. A unidentified white man believed to be in his 50s had ...
Wednesday, the general assembly met in Atlanta for their third day of the 2018 session. One of the issues local legislators are discussing this year is a new sales tax called an OLOST in Bibb County. "There's concern that we are overburdening our citizens with overtaxation," says State Representative Allen ...
Macon-Bibb County's general fund balance dipped for the third year in a row leaving officials continuing to look for ways to stem the tide. The County Commission was presented Tuesday with the findings from an audit of the fiscal 2017 budget. Commissioners are considering changes to pension ...
An ordinance on Tuesday's County Commission committee meeting agenda calls for using money from the Solid Waste Department fund to pay for the debris removal. The county is still seeking assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to recoup much of the costs associated with the ...
A woman was shot and killed late Monday night in Macon, marking Bibb County's first homicide in 2018.. The woman's body was found in the middle of the roadway on Winship Street near its intersection with Madden Avenue, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said. A passerby called 911. Jones said the ...
Bibb County, Ala. - The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says that fire crews had to fight a large 5 acre brush fire Saturday. The Bibb County Sheriff's Office said they received the call around noon. The fire was from Highway 5 to Berden farms Road. Authorities evacuated homes between West Blocton and Woostock, but they ...
Tropical Storm Irma debris should be placed on Macon-Bibb County curbs by Sunday as collections wrap up in Macon-Bibb County. The county is targeting Jan. 16 as the final day for crews to to collect remnants of trees blown over during the Sept. 11 storm. Starting Monday, The county is also offering ...
With temperatures expected to plummet below freezing for the next several days, the Bibb County Sheriff's Office is urging owners to keep pets indoors. The sheriff's office also has posted on facebook how to get help in an emergency if you cannot keep your pet safe from the cold. The National weather ...
The death toll reached 30 the morning of Dec. 21, when the body of 21-year-old Neil Patel was found in the woods near the Bloomfield Recreation Center. "God help us," Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said, breaking the news to a group of reporters behind the crime scene tape that was stretched across ...
Another batch of Macon-Bibb County projects paid for with special sales tax revenue was completed in 2017. Tens of millions of dollars were spent on special purpose local option sales tax projects for various infrastructure improvements and new equipment. It was a unique year as the 2012 tax was ...
Bibb County law enforcement is investigating the death of child from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. District Attorney Michael Jackson said that a 4-year-old boy died Thursday night in Brierfield after suffering a gunshot wound to the face. The child, whose name was not released by law ...
Macon, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Macon-Bibb County crews are almost done picking up storm debris from Tropical Storm Irma. The last day for pick up is Tuesday, January 16. The Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Agency is asking that you put out all your debris from Irma on the curb by Sunday, ...


 

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