3: The Warner Robins City Council ousts veteran City Attorney Jim Elliott in its first meeting of the year. Two days later, the council reversed course and reappointed Elliott in a unanimous vote.
10: A blast of sleet, snow and freezing rain all but shuts down Middle Georgia. Schools and many businesses close for at least a day.
14: The thermometer drops to 17 degrees in Macon, breaking the previous record low of 19 for Jan. 14.
15: After going 13-3 in the regular season, the Atlanta Falcons lose to the Green Bay Packers in the NFL playoffs, 48-21.
18: More than 300 Warner Robins residents show up for a “Rally to Reform” meeting called by the Citizens for Better Government. Speakers criticized the past year of city government disagreements, saying that the discord among city officials was unproductive, embarrassing and damaging to the existence of Robins Air Force Base.
20: Aerospace giant Boeing announces job reductions, saying it will lighten its Macon work force over the next two years by 90 jobs as part of a nationwide cost-cutting measure to keep the C-17 in production.
20: Bobby Lamb is introduced as the new head football coach at Mercer University, which will field a team in 2013.
30: Albert Billingslea, a longtime Bibb County commissioner and political leader, dies at his home. He was 82.
30: The body of 38-year-old Kimberly McKenzie, a Centerville woman who was carjacked, kidnapped and killed, is found in south Bibb County. Alexandria Renee Scott, 19, and Justin Terrell Grable, 21, both of Macon, were charged with felony murder.
4: For the second time in less than two years, the University of Georgia mourns the death of its mascot. Uga VIII, crowned in the official role only four months earlier, died after being diagnosed with lymphoma. He was 16 months old.
9: A 154-year-old house that survived a Civil War raid is nearly destroyed in an arson at the Ocmulgee National Monument. Macon police arrested Dwight Donald Davis, 57, of Macon, on charges of arson, burglary and criminal trespass in connection with the blaze.
9: The bodies of more than 150 dead calves are found illegally dumped in a Putnam County pasture. Gerald “Jerry” Baxter, 57, and Brent C. Baxter, 35, were charged with five counts of unlawfully disposing of dead animals, a misdemeanor.
16: After serving less than one term, Erick Erickson resigns from the Macon City Council. He stepped down so he could host a radio show on 95.5 WSB-FM in Atlanta, replacing Herman Cain.
18: NewTown Macon’s famed Miss Molly trolley burns. No one was injured in the fire, which destroyed the trolley.
19: Former state Rep. Kenneth Birdsong dies following a brief illness at the age of 83. The Twiggs County native was one of Georgia’s longest-serving state legislators, holding elected office for 28 years in the state House before retiring in 2004.
25: Mohawk Industries, a supplier of residential and commercial flooring, announces the closure of its Laurens County plant. About 173 people were expected to lose their jobs.
28: Jimmy Collins, 44, former pastor of God’s Worship Center in Macon, is indicted on charges of swindling his congregation into taking out loans totaling more than $600,000. He pleaded guilty to racketeering in Bibb County Superior Court.
3: Campus police find an unloaded handgun, eight bullets and marijuana inside an eighth-grader’s backpack at Appling Middle School in Bibb County. The gun was the second one seized at the school in just over a month -- and the third in the past year.
9: A two-vehicle crash claims the lives of two Warner Robins sisters: Bridget Sullivent, a sixth-grader at Mossy Creek Middle School, and Leslie Sullivent, an 11th-grader at Veterans High School. The two sisters were both well-known in the community.
10: A bill overhauling the HOPE scholarship clears the Georgia Legislature. The legislation, which decreases the amount of the scholarships for all but the brightest students, was an effort at keeping the cash-strapped program afloat. Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law the following week.
12: Wilkinson County wins the GHSA Class A boys basketball championship. The undefeated team beat Terrell County, 75-68.
12: Georgia Tech fires head basketball coach Paul Hewitt after the Yellow Jackets posted a 13-18 overall record for the season and went 5-11 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
24: The historic Atlantic Cotton Mill property burns, sending flames and thick plumes of dark smoke into the sky over Macon. The 122-year-old red-brick building, which was gutted, had been slated for a $13 million renovation project. The fire was ruled accidental.
26: Rain and thunderstorms put a damper on the final weekend of Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival, causing the Street Party and all Sunday events to be canceled.
31: The Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority votes to reject all four proposals from Athens, Dunwoody, Woodstock and Macon -- the cities seeking to take over the museum’s operation. However, the authority voted 8-0 to accept a plan that would allow for the contingency of closing the museum but at the same time give Macon a chance to pay for the museum’s operations for another year.
-- Compiled by Beth MacFadyen. Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.