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Multiple bomb threats reported at Waffle House

Bibb County sheriff’s deputies and Macon-Bibb firefighters responded to multiple bomb threats Monday at the Waffle House at 4285 Pio Nono Ave. The bomb squad responded the second time, but nothing was found on the property, which is near Interstate 75 in south Bibb County.

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Burglar alarm helps catch alleged teen bandit

Bibb County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 15-year-old Sunday night after a burglar alarm went off at the Money Miser at 2540 Riverside Drive. Another suspect got away but deputies caught the teen and took him to the Macon Regional Youth Detention Center.

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Prosecutor: Man figured he’d paid for ex’s clothes, nails and hair, so he cut them off

Joseph Maurice Meredith, 43, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to aggravated battery and robbery Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in a Bibb County Superior Court hearing. Meredith, who had also been charged at one time with rape, kidnapping and aggravated sexual battery, admitted to striking an ex-girlfriend Dec. 15, 2015, at his home on West Napier Avenue in Macon, Georgia. Meredith, who has a history of mental illness, was sentenced to 20 years, 15 of them in prison.

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He couldn't go to school with white kids but learned to lead them

The Bibb County school system is posthumously honoring Robert J. Williams with a portrait dedication at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hutchings College and Career Academy at the Dr. Robert J. Williams Complex, 1780 Anthony Road. Williams, who attended segregated schools in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood, later became the system’s first black principal of an integrated high school and the first black deputy school superintendent in Macon.

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Iconic Nu-Way plans for reopening after fire still on hold

A year and a half after flames destroyed Macon’s iconic Cotton Avenue Nu-Way restaurant, it’s still unclear when the eatery might reopen and begin selling hotdogs again. The eatery shared a wall with another building, then-occupied by the Spivey, Pope, Green & Greer law firm. Gateway 75 LLC, owners of the neighboring building, have filed a lawsuit seeking payment from their insurer, Seneca Insurance Co. Nu-Way’s president, Jim Cacavias, said the restaurant company is waiting to see what will happen to the Gateway 75 building and with the possible development of the Willie C. Hill Government Annex building across the street before reopening downtown.

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Four recreation center upgrades nearing completion

In the next several months, four major Macon-Bibb County recreation center projects are scheduled for completion. Construction crews continue to work on Memorial Park, Filmore Thomas Park, the Rosa Jackson Community Center and Frank Johnson Community Center. The projects are being paid for with revenue from the 2012 special purpose local option sales tax.

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Breastfeeding confrontation at Piggly Wiggly leads to apology from sheriff

Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr took to Facebook September 26, 2016, to address a breastfeeding incident that recently occurred at a Columbus Piggly Wiggly. Darr said a deputy was called to the store after customers complained about the woman openly breastfeeding in public. She was offended when the official approached her and asked if she had a coverup, Darr said.

Restaurant News & Reviews

10 restaurants we wish we had back in Macon

Macon in Bibb County, GA, is a city filled with great restaurants and interesting takes on all kinds of food. While we love what we have, there will always be a few places that we miss. This includes Del Taco, The Shrimp Boat, ShowBiz Pizza, Shoney’s, Pig ‘n Whistle, T.K. Tripps, Green Jacket, Champs Deli Sandwich Shop and Burger Chef.

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Houston County judge calls exploitation case "appalling"

Centerville woman sentenced to 15 years in prison for stealing from her sick, elderly neighbor.
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Houston County judge calls exploitation case 6:18

Houston County judge calls exploitation case "appalling"

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Warner Robins police investigate shooting of man in back

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Multiple bomb threats evacuate Waffle House

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