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Woman says suspect in Wesleyan ‘shooter’ scare accused her of violating Sharia law

Aminullah Rahmani, 45, the suspect in a Monday active shooter scare at Macon’s Wesleyan College, allegedly abused the mother of his children and accused her of violating Sharia law. She filed a restraining order against him Monday in Bibb County Superior Court. Warned of a possible “domestic situation” on campus, a group of faculty and staff had met with campus police Monday for an “active shooter” briefing. Soon after the meeting, one of them spotted Rahmani on campus and mistakenly told police there was an active shooter on campus, authorities say.

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Dying veteran gets baptism, one last fishing trip

Veteran Connie Willhite had just a couple more requests as he entered hospice care: baptism and fishing. The Soperton resident, who served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, told the staff at the Hospice Care Unit at Dublin’s Carl Vinson VA Medical Center that those two things were important to him during his last days.

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Sheriff reworks command staff after exodus of deputies

After last year’s exodus of veteran deputies, Bibb County Sheriff David Davis promoted 15 officers to head the department’s divisions, with new Majs. Billy Johnson, Greg Rachel, Michael Schlageter, Eric Walker and Eric Woodford, and new Capts. Michael Bittick, David Freeland, Jermaine Gray, Shermaine Jones, George Meadows, Chris Patterson, Ellis Sinclair, Robert Spires, Brad Wolfe and Keith Woodford.

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Macon man knifed in fuss over ice cream

Details were sketchy late Monday, but there was a reported stabbing prompted by an argument over ice cream on Swan Drive off Anthony Road in Macon. The supposed victim was gone when police arrived.

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Gunman on bicycle shoots man in leg on Columbus Road

Traveon Robinson, 19, was shot in the leg just before 1:45 a.m. Aug. 29, 2016, while walking on Columbus Road near Montpelier Place in Macon, Georgia. Two men riding bicycles approached him, and one of the men shot him. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office was investigating.

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Pence meets with old friend before Perry campaign stop

Conservative talk show host Erick Erickson met briefly Monday with Mike Pence and the Indiana governor’s top adviser during a stop in Middle Georgia. Erickson, who has said he’s not a fan of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, said Monday’s visit was an opportunity simply to meet with friends.

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Man killed in shootout while allegedly stalking ex-girlfriend

A man, believed to have parked a car at North Macon Church of Christ on Bass Road, was shot to death late Sunday on South Haven Court in an exchange of gunfire after approaching Julia Brooks, his ex-girlfriend and Brian Kim, who had been alerted to an intruder’s presence outside the north Macon home, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.