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Hydroplaning in sewage spill causes fatal accident

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.

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One person dead in three-vehicle crash

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.

Education

Macon Charter scores below Bibb average on most Milestones tests

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.

Crime

Jailed Facebook commenter accused of writing ‘kill all white cops’ is freed

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.

Videos

Ed DeFore on why he entered politics

Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Ed DeFore details how garbage and dirt roads paved the way to 45 years in politics.
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Ed DeFore on why he entered politics 2:00

Ed DeFore on why he entered politics

Derrick Hudson, who's accused of posting on Facebook 1:06

Derrick Hudson, who's accused of posting on Facebook "kill all white cops," tells his side of the story.

Incoming Houston County judge says his job is to serve well 2:09

Incoming Houston County judge says his job is to serve well

Al Lucas remembered by family, friends and team at Troy Sports Hall of Fame induction 6:26

Al Lucas remembered by family, friends and team at Troy Sports Hall of Fame induction