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Seized guns pile up in Bibb, waiting for auction or sale

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, like other departments across Georgia, has been holding onto guns seized in recent years because of a change in state law. Now, Bibb County aims to auction off or sell the weapons, from pistols to hunting rifles, sometime in the next five months.

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Body recovered from Flint River

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible drowning after the body of Douglas Dakota “Coty” Helms was pulled from the Flint River early Friday after the 21-year-old man went under while swimming near the Ga. 96 boat ramp near Taylor County.

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Video shows train slamming into semitruck

Surveillance cameras at Jorge’s Tire Repair caught on video a train crashing into a semitruck on the railroad crossing at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Ga. 247 in Warner Robins. The truck had stalled on the tracks.

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Fired artists claim Mill Hill project will displace poor blacks

Two artists fired this week from an east Macon residency initiative say the objective of the program was different than what they were first led to believe. A Macon Arts Alliance official says there were several reasons the artists were let go, and that efforts are underway to protect residents in the Mill Hill neighborhood.

Education

Houston Teacher of the Year ‘teaches the whole child,’ principal says

Ashley Watkins was announced for as Houston County’s Teacher of the Year on Monday, but she said she was “100 percent certain” heading into a teacher convocation that she had not been chosen. Generally, the family of the top teacher attends the session, and her husband, Daniel, went to work that morning while her mother, Joyce, also had other plans, or so Watkins thought.

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Stratford set to open new lower school building

Stratford Academy’s Cantrell Lower School, intended for students in first through fifth grades, has 20 new classrooms, including specialty science classes, a cafeteria and administrative areas. The grand opening and dedication for the building is scheduled 2-4 p.m., Aug. 14 at 6010 Peake Road.

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Telegraph staff gives back-to-school best wishes

Members of the Telegraph staff offer best wishes to Middle Georgia students, teachers and parents as they go back to school for 2016-17.
Jeremy Timmerman jtimmerman@macon.com
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Telegraph staff gives back-to-school best wishes

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Train slams into truck in Warner Robins

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Man crashes car down embankment