Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell debuted her first album at the Cox Capitol Theatre in downtown Macon Sept. 22, 2017. The Middle Georgia native is pursuing a country music career in Nashville and wrote the title song "Nicotine" and "Sway" for her fiancé and manager Spencer Maxwell.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources planted aquatic plants along the shore of Lake Sinclair Friday morning in a continued effort to support the fish habitat of Georgia lakes. Yamaha Marine Group helped provide financial support in the building of a new DNR greenhouse to grow aquatic plants to be placed throughout Georgia's waterways.
Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese explains how difficult it was to cope with the shooting deaths of two deputies in November of 2016. Deese, the Georgia Sheriff of the Year, was honored Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at the 5th annual Salute to Georgia Sheriffs hosted by Jones Sheriff Butch Reece at the Walnut Creek Shooting Preserve.
Jacques Houston, shot and seriously wounded in December 2015, testifies in court on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in a court case where his friend, Rayshad Durham was on trial. The shooting happened on Atagahi Trail in the Lake Wildwood community.
This episode of the Cop Shop Podcast, our audio journey into Macon-area police report oddities, includes items about a Coffee County man opening fire when a neighbor's electric generator was too noisy after Hurricane Irma knocked out the power. This episode also features a mystery egg thrower, a football busting out a window and a car tire stolen off a car at a north Macon Chili's eatery.
Matt Johnson was stopped by Bibb County sheriff's deputies ahead of a serious crash in which a silver convertible fell dozens of feet from an embankment between on-ramps to I-75 North at Hartley Bridge Road on Sept. 19, 2017.
Bibb County Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley said the death of 58-year-old Lance Jenkins is suspicious. Jenkins' body was found in the back seat of his estranged wife's car that had been parked behind an apartment building on Clisby Place in Macon.