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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, ...
Two public hearings have been scheduled to address the possible closing of a Bibb County public school. During a Board of education meeting Dec. 14, Superintendent Curtis Jones recommended closing Brookdale Elementary and building a new Riley Elementary. The recommendation is part of the ...
BRIERFIELD, Ala. (WIAT) -- A 4-year-old boy has died Thursday afternoon after he got hold of a gun at family's home and accidentally shot himself in the face, Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson tells CBS 42. Jackson tells us the family lived in a rural area, in the 500 block of Cahaba Hill Road, ...
District Attorney Michael Jackson said a 4-year-old died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face. Jackson said the child lived in a rural area and died on the way to the hospital. Advertisement. The sheriff's office is investigating. Look for updates here and on WVTM 13 News. Gin and tonic drinkers are ...

Bibb County, Ga. - Deputies in Bibb County are searching for a missing 41-year-old man missing for more than two weeks. Demetrius Bishop, of Macon, has not been heard from since Dec. 14. His wife, Crystal, filed a missing person's report the next day. Deputies said his wife said her husband had not ...
While some may be more full than others, none of them contain garbage. The blue bins are part of Macon's recycling program. Slowly, a large truck will come by and lift them up one by one and dump their contents into the back. Kevin Barkley, executive director of Macon-Bibb County's Solid Waste ...
Macon, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Parents have the chance to voice their opinion at the Bibb County Board of education tonight. The meeting started at 6:00 p.m. at Brookdale Elementary school to discuss some possible school closures as part of the district's Five Year Facilities Plan, which also focuses ...
According to Bibb County Sheriff Jody Wade, a large brush fire burned around 5 acres in the county Saturday afternoon. Officials say the fire is now around 90% contained. Sheriff Wade says they first heard about the fire around 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Folks with the forestry commission and several ...
If Bibb County seniors get stumped on assignments late at night, tutors are ready to step in at a moment's notice. This is the second year the school district has offered the Homework Help online program from the Princeton Review. Funded through the GEAR UP Grant, it's free to qualifying students and ...
Each dot stands for three children who lived within a small area called a "Census Block Group" in 2010. While it's not a dot on each child's house or building, it does give a good idea of the population density and racial mix of Bibb County according to the last full U.S. Census count. (Estimates since then have a high margin ...
A man has been taken to a hospital after being struck by a train Thursday afternoon in south Bibb County. The man's injuries appear not to be life threatening but he will be further evaluated at a hospital, Bibb County sheriff's Sgt. Linda Howard said. The man was walking along the railroad tracks when he ...
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones is asking for the public's help with finding family members of a 69-year-old woman who died Monday. Nancy Jackson passed away at her house on David Drive, which is off South Walden Road, and Jones has been unable to find her kin folks. Anyone who knows any of ...
Shoppers could soon pay an extra cent on purchases in Bibb County after a decision made at Tuesday's commission meeting. In a six to three vote, commissioners approved asking the local delegation to draft legislation that would create a new sales tax called an O-LOST. The OLOST is similar to SPLOST ...
Macon, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Helping people in the Macon community has always been Debra Rollins' mission. "As Executive Director it is the best part of my job to see the difference we make. We love to get the hugs from the little ole ladies when we leave the house," Rollins said. Rollins is the ...
Late Monday night, the Bibb County Sheriff's Office sent out a request for the public's help in locating a missing person. Eric Lawson was last seen before 1 p.m. Monday at his home at 2578 Allan Way in Macon, according to a news release. He is described as a white male, 32 years old, clean shaven with ...
A routine business check by a Bibb County sheriff's deputy led to the capture and arrest of one of two men suspected of burglarizing the Dollar General at 3407 Napier Ave. early Monday. Christopher Jerome Swain, 51, was charged with one count of second-degree burglary, fleeing and attempting to elude ...
While some may be more full than others, none of them contain garbage. The blue bins are part of Macon's recycling program. Slowly, a large truck will come by and lift them up one by one and dump their contents into the back. Kevin Barkley, executive director of Macon-Bibb County's Solid Waste ...
Macon, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The case against a former Bibb County Sheriff's deputy is moving forward. The Office of the District Attorney says grand jurors returned 10 indictments this week including one for 52-year-old Albert Jordan. Jordan is charged with aggravated assault and violation of oath by ...
Lieutenant Cornelius Pendleton said the two residents have always been helpful to police for more than 60 years. Pendleton said police need the community's help to solve crimes. "And if it's not for the community a lot of these incidents and crimes wouldn't be solved and that's being truthful with you," ...
Macon, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Macon-Bibb County Commission is considering adding, two new penny sales taxes. Tuesday morning, commissioners talked more about the Other Local Options Sales Tax (OLOST). The OLOST has been discussed for months, but in Tuesday's committee meeting, ...
As we reported last month, that's higher than the annual average for the past decade of 23 homicides, but there's something else that takes the lives of just as many people each year. We learned that over the last ten years, for almost every homicide in our community, there was a suicide, too -- an average ...
A fugitive who escaped custody while at Savannah Memorial University Medical Center in October was captured in Macon, Georgia, on Sunday. Randolph Frazier, 30, was in a Panera Bread on 181 Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard when he was taken into custody without incident. The Bibb County Sheriff's Office ...
Rosemary Billins Sanders says she has lived in Bibb County for more than 40 years. "Kind of putting a burden on me because I'm on a fixed income," says Sanders. Between property taxes going up and an annual garbage bill, she says the county is making a lot of changes that are hurting her pocketbook.
Macon, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is already seeing many traffic accidents on Friday. They say it could have to do with the shift in weather. "The harder it rains, the more accidents we get," said BSO's Captain Brad Wolfe. As temperatures begin to drop, the roads could get ...
Bibb County had eight schools on the turnaround list. Appling's three-year average score was 50.4; Martin Luther King Jr., 49.8; and veterans, 50.9. Selected schools do not have to agree to work with the state, but the state Department of education can take further actions if they decline, Jones said.
Sharold Spivey, 30, broke away from a detention officer who was taking him from the jail on Hawthorne Street to the Bibb County law enforcement Center across the street due to a medical issue, according to a sheriff's office release. The escape happened at about 9:30 p.m. Spivey, who was being held on ...
The Macon-Bibb County attorney is now the interim county manager, as a lengthy search process continues. Mayor Robert Reichert announced this week that he has appointed County Attorney Judd Drake into the temporary role of county manager. But his decision to do so instead of, say, appointing an ...
Macon, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A Bibb County teacher accused of possessing child pornography is now on administrative leave with pay. The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says Robert Smith was charged with sexual exploitation of children after deputies say they found several videos of child ...
"This year, we have 12 unsolved homicide cases, which is a little high for us, based on years past," says Bibb County Sheriff David Davis. Sheriff Davis says since consolidation in 2014, there have been a total of 17 unsolved homicides out of 91 cases. That's 17 killers who are still on the loose. "That's a ...
Bibb County Sheriff David Davis held a news conference Tuesday giving some insight into the department's activity to fight crime during the ...
We were "just curious" about the physical requirements for becoming a Macon-Bibb County sheriff's deputy. Come to find out, it takes is a ...
Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency Director, Spencer Hawkins says more than 60% of debris has been picked up. Clean-up ...
Macon, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Macon-Bibb County appointed a new interim county manager Tuesday morning. During a committee ...
The victim in a crash late Monday night on Interstate 75 in Bibb County has been identified as 27-year-old Jecaives Hayward of Fort Valley.
Bibb County firefighters are hard at work making sure people stay safe and full this Thanksgiving. Five different fire stations spent the day frying ...
The way the holiday season falls on the calender in the coming weeks has prompted more shakeup than usual on Macon-Bibb County ...
A single-vehicle crash killed a 12-year-old and injured two others Wednesday afternoon in Bibb County. A 2006 Chevrolet Impala left the ...


 

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