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End of an era in downtown Macon

The Macon Health Club in downtown Macon will stop operating on Dec. 31, 2016, according to Navicent Health, which owns the facility. Members are being encouraged to join the Wellness Center, Navicent Health on Northside Drive.


A mom saw her SUV roll over her son last year, and now she’s suing General Motors

Parents of 3-year-old Joseph Barfield Jr. filed a federal lawsuit against General Motors in U.S. District Court Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, claiming the company is liable for a GMC Yukon having an alleged gear shift defect that caused their son’s 2015 death. The sport utility vehicle was parked in a Jones County driveway Sept. 13, 2015, when it shifted from park into reverse and rolled backward over Barfield, killing him.


Macon paint store closes

Macon Color Wheel, a paint and design store, closed on Saturday. Owner Ken White said new construction in Middle Georgia had not improved and sales volume was down.

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2 charged in Fort Valley shooting outside hot wings joint

Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting of Maurice Brown outside Miss Jackee’s Hot Wings Shoppe in Fort Valley, GA. Quintavious Ross, 24, of Macon and Christopher Wheeler, 28, of Fort Valley are charged with aggravated assault, according to a post on the public safety department’s Facebook page.


Men smashed hole in wall to break into shoe store, police say

A Macon man has been arrested for his alleged part in a burglary at Rack Room Shoes Outlet on Bloomfield Road in Bibb County, GA. Antuane Simmons, 28, is charged with two counts of burglary after authorities say he and two others entered the store at 3755 Bloomfield Road just before 5 a.m. Tuesday.


Taking readers into the courtroom

These days, covering trials gavel to gavel is a rarity. But when she’s in the courtroom, reporter Becky Purser tries to take the reader with her to help them gain insights into what’s happening.