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Giveaways planned for Jo-Ann craft store opening in Warner Robins

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores will hold a grand opening celebration for its new Warner Robins/Houston County, GA, location Thursday, Sept. 29-Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. Doors will open at 9 a.m. each day at the store at 2951 Watson Blvd., which is the former Hancock Fabrics space. Activities include gift card giveaways, special sales and crafts for kids.

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‘Vivacious’ wife in power couple killed by gunshot

Diane McIver, an Atlanta business executive for Corey Airport Services, died Monday at Emory Hospital after a gun discharged inside the car she was riding in. McIver and her husband, attorney C.L. “Tex” McIver, divided time between homes in Buckhead and Putnam County.

Cop Shop Blog

Chocolate-theft suspect’s story melts when police arrive

A clerk at the Fast Lane gas mart in east Macon, Georgia, called the cops and reported a shoplifting the morning of Sept. 11, 2016. When a Bibb County sheriff’s deputy went to the store at the corner of Shurling Drive and Maynard Street, the clerk showed the officer a picture of the culprit, who had walked off.

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Macon senior center plans pass through committee

The Macon-Bibb County Commission will vote Oct. 4 on whether to begin accepting construction bids on a new senior citizens center in Central City Park. Officials estimate the center would cost about $3 million to build, which would be almost $700,000 more than currently budgeted.

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Interstate delays possible with overnight guard rail repair

Guardrail repairs on Interstate 75 north begin Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Houston County near Ga. 26 and South Perry Parkway and shift at 2 a.m. Wednesday to Interstate 475 in Monroe County at exit 15 near Bolingbroke and Forsyth Road or U.S. 41, according to the Georgia Department of Transporation.

Crime

Murder suspect confessed to killing man, witness testifies

Testimony continued Wednesday, September 28, in the murder trial for Deonte Marquis Kitchens, a Macon man charged in the 2011 slaying of Al Culver. Culver was found fatally shot in his car on Little Short Street in the Fort Hill neighborhood on Oct. 29, 2011. Culver’s cousin testified that he heard Kitchens confess to killing Culver, saying Kitchens told Culver to leave and shot him when he didn’t go.