Kathleen newlyweds Holly and Blake Fullington decided that the best way to handle financial hardships of their own was to spearhead a relief effort for Louisiana flooding victims and forgo a honeymoon.
National political analysts at the Georgia Chamber’s Congressional Luncheon in Macon on Monday talked about the upcoming presidential election and who they think will win. Also, U.S. senators from Georgia talked about doing business in the state and some of the issues ahead for the federal government.
The slaying of Eastman police Officer Tim Smith brought an outpouring of support from across Georgia. Law enforcement honor guards from several agencies attended his funeral, which was held in a downpour Thursday. Among those on hand were five members of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office honor guard. Telegraph photographer Woody Marshall’s photograph of them has been widely praised.
The text messages seemed real enough. They were from a guy who claimed to be affiliated with Def Jam Recordings, the well-known New York record label. A 23-year-old man who lives off Bloomfield Drive in southwest Macon was the recipient of the messages.
The sister of alleged Eastman cop killer Royheem Deeds has been indicted, barely a week after officer Timothy Smith was shot and killed in Dodge County. The woman, Franshawn Deeds, and her boyfriend, Jamil Mitchell, were formally charged with hindering the apprehension of a criminal.
Mercer University President Bill Underwood tends to keep his personal politics away from his professional affairs, but he made an exception Monday. In his address to students at the annual fall convocation, Underwood said he needed to use his own views as an illustration for a speech on intellectual freedom.
Macon’s Maggie Renfroe, a 17-year-old senior at First Presbyterian Day School, is scheduled to appear on Season 11 of NBC’s ‘The Voice’ with celebrity coaches Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. An announcement at school Tuesday drew thunderous applause.