Jury deliberations are expected to begin Thursday in the Monroe County trial for Marquez Deshawn Martin, 21. Martin is charged with murder in the May 7, 2013, shooting deaths of brothers-in-law James Pittman Wood, 40, and Russell Jacobs, 36.

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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 subsidies. 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.
Bibb sheriff's deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Aquallo Davis Jr. outside Club Status on Pio Nono Avenue early Wednesday morning September 2, 2015.

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Hancock County health project goes online

The Hancock County ambulances now packed with a little kit of online instruments may just also carry the future of medicine in a place where money is scare, population is sparse and doctors are lacking. Organizers aim to see if they can increase access to doctors in Hancock County using telemedicine in a way that is not too costly.

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Macon man settles lawsuit with Macon Water Authority for $100,000

Roland Neel, a Macon man who sued the Macon Water Authority for multiple claims, including an allegation that the utility lied to regulators about the size of a 2012 sewage spill on his property, has agreed to settle the case for $100,000, according to documents obtained by The Telegraph through an Open Records Act request.

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Macon-Bibb blight proposal hits road bump Tuesday

A blight ordinance will return to a Macon-Bibb County committee after questions over its legality were raised Tuesday. The ordinance that would have set aside $450,000 in bond funds for demolishing structures needs to be more specific on how the properties are acquired, according to the county attorney.

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