3: Johnny Fambro, a Macon man who advocated for the homeless and fought for gay rights as far back as the late 1970s, died at age 63.
5: Three airmen from Robins Air Force Base died in Japan when they were swept out to sea by high waves from a typhoon. A fourth airman survived.
7: Macon-Bibb County commissioners approved plans for a water park near Sandy Beach at Lake Tobesofkee. The park, which could handle 1,000 or more visitors a day, is expected in open in 2015.
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9: Georgia’s Professional Standards Commission voted to revoke the license of former Bibb County school Superintendent Romain Dallemand. Dallemand was under investigation for much of 2014 after an audit showed that he repeatedly violated school board policy while he was superintendent by ordering more than $26 million in technology equipment and services without prior approval. Some purchase orders were later reduced or voided, leaving about $20 million in issued contracts.
29: The Houston County Development Authority approved a $105 million bond issue that would allow Frito-Lay to add new production lines at its Perry manufacturing plant. The addition was expected to make the facility Frito-Lay’s largest producer.
14: Workers began demolishing the historic Douglass House, the former home of early 20th century black entrepreneur Charles Douglass, clearing the way for a Dunkin’ Donuts shop in downtown Macon. Efforts to save the home were unsuccessful after an engineer found areas throughout the structure that he said were near collapse.
17: Robert Kane Rolison, 19, was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to the April 2013 murder of Middle Georgia State College student J’maal Keyes.
19: A blast of frigid air hit the midstate, breaking records. The mercury plunged to 17 degrees, shattering the record low. A day earlier, the high temperature of 42 was the lowest maximum temperature recorded for that date.
4: The Bibb County school system was awarded a $3.1 million grant to help renovate the Promise Center and prepare for an expanded vocational program there. The funding will be used to bolster the Hutchings College and Career Academy’s partnership with Central Georgia Technical College.
9: Robert Wayne Holsey, convicted in the fatal 1997 shooting of Baldwin County sheriff’s deputy Will Robinson, was put to death by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison near Jackson.
12: Four people were shot and two others were killed in an early morning barrage of gunfire at Wings Café in Macon. One of the four who was shot died days later of his gunshot wounds. Eric Watkins Jr., 28, Vertuice Wall, 38, Marques Patterson, 29, and Jaquez Terrance Foster, 23, were charged with murder in what was suspected to be gang-related violence.
12: Warner Robins’ Northside High School and Hawkinsville High School won state football titles in their respective GHSA classifications.
-- Compiled by Beth Gadd