Macon-Bibb County fire Lt. Gregory Beni is the 2016 Georgia Company Officer of the Year for the Georgia State Firefighters Association. The group will recognize him during its conference in Augusta next month and during events at the Georgia Capitol next year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During its Annual State Conference, the Georgia School Nutrition Association installed Regina Williamson as its president for the 2016-2017 school year. Williamson serves as Nutrition Manager for Perry High School.