Macon native, 14-year-old Abby Gray, brought home the barrel horse racing youth championship title on Saturday during the National Barrel Horse Association’s competition at the Georgia National Fairgrounds.
Macon-Bibb County Commission will likely vote Aug. 2 on a $280 million special purpose local option sales tax referendum. A committee approve the list Tuesday that would likely be on the November general election ballot.
An 80-year-old East Dublin man, Hubert Lewis McGahee Sr., died Wednesday morning after an 18-wheeler lost part of a load of sewage sludge near the railroad tracks on Ga. 96 near the border of Twiggs and Houston counties which led to a head-on collision after one of the vehicles hydroplaned in the spill, Twiggs County Coroner Harold Reece said.
One person was killed in a three-vehicle wreck before 8 a.m. Wednesday near Knowles Landing on Ga. 96 between the railroad tracks and Cochran Short Route in Twiggs County. It was under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol with help from rescue crews from Twiggs and Houston counties.
Macon Charter Academy had a lower percentage of students test “proficient” on the recent Georgia Milestones assessment than Bibb County’s overall percentage in 20 of the 24 content areas. In four of those areas — fourth-grade math, fourth-grade science, fifth-grade social studies and seventh-grade science — none of Macon Charter’s students achieved the “proficient” level.
After growing up in the Midwest and making summer road trips to visit family in Macon, Brad Moore developed a soft spot for the Stuckey’s roadside stores that dotted the family’s route. As an adult, Moore has built models of the stores and gifted one last week to the city of Eastman — home to Stuckey’s first Depression-era roadside stand.
Derrick Hudson, 19, was released from the Bibb County jail on Tuesday after spending nearly two weeks behind bars on a charge of criminal solicitation to commit murder in connection with a comment on WGXA-TV’s Facebook page, which read “just kill all white cracker cops LLH.” Charges were dropped in Bibb County after the Bibb County district attorney determined that Houston County was the proper venue.