The Young Entrepreneurs Academy began at the University of Rochester in 2004 and has expanded to 114 cities across the nation. The Macon-Bibb program is the first of its kind in Georgia. The academy, sponsored by the Macon Chamber of Commerce, SparkMacon and Mercer’s Innovative Center, is geared toward young people in grades 6-12 interested in starting businesses.
Kathleen newlyweds Holly and Blake Fullington decided that the best way to handle financial hardships of their own was to spearhead a relief effort for Louisiana flooding victims and forgo a honeymoon.
National political analysts at the Georgia Chamber’s Congressional Luncheon in Macon on Monday talked about the upcoming presidential election and who they think will win. Also, U.S. senators from Georgia talked about doing business in the state and some of the issues ahead for the federal government.
Despite reports that an active shooter was on the loose Monday at Wesleyan College, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said there wasn’t one. Sheriff David Davis said a suspect was in custody involving a “domestic situation” on campus.
Nine applicants with Middle Georgia ties are vying to fill two new seats on the Georgia Supreme Court. Gov. Nathan Deal is set to appoint lawyers to fill the positions after a list of applicants is culled by the state’s Judicial Nominating Commission.
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.
An Eagle Scout has started an effort to raise money to relocate a Boy Scout hut in Macon. Plans are to demolish the hut, located inside Henry Burns Park, as part of a Macon-Bibb County renovation project.
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.
Despite reports that an active shooter was on the loose at Wesleyan College Monday, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said there wasn’t one. Sheriff David Davis said a suspect is in custody involving a “domestic situation” on campus.
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.