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Trial begins in Monroe County double slaying

A trial began Monday in Monroe County Superior Court for Marquez Deshawn Martin, one of four people with alleged ties to Macon's Money Over Everything gang who are accused in the May 7, 2013, shooting deaths of James Pittman Wood and Russell Jacobs.
Sandra Deal, wife of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, was the guest speaker at United Way's 2015 campaign kickoff. The goal of $5 million is the largest ever.

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Big rig leads 100-mile chase from Macon, through Forsyth to Atlanta

Bernard Mageto Monyoncho, a 26-year-old truck driver from of Robbinsdale, Minnesota, faces multiple charges including aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, felony fleeing, open container and DUI, according to Allison Selman-Willis, public information officer for the Monroe County Sheriff¿s Office. Monyoncho led authorities on a 100-mile chase from Macon through Forsyth and into Atlanta.

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Gov. Deal cautious at passenger rail pitch

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is cautious about passenger rail proposals that would require government subidies. He has questions about potential cost and ridership. Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert wants passenger rail between Atlanta and Macon and thinks trackside towns should pay some of the cost.

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