5: A wave of thunderstorms spawns deadly tornadoes and hurricane-force winds across Georgia. The storms kills three people in the midstate -- a Dodge County man in his mobile home, and a father and his 4-year-old son in their Jackson home. A tornado is confirmed to have touched down in south Bibb County.
14: Legislation paving the way for a merger of Macon and Bibb County fails to get approval of the Georgia Legislature.
14: Georgia lawmakers pass a bill cracking down on illegal immigration. The bill allows law enforcement officers to verify the immigration status of certain criminal suspects and to detain those found to be in the country illegally.
14: Three people face charges of attempted robbery and murder in the killing of an assistant manager at the Family Dollar on Houston Avenue in Macon. Antonio Browner, 19, Quartez Carter, 24, and Ron’ejsa Smith, 21, appear in court after the killing of Gary Bennett Cole Jr. earlier in the week.
25: The 13-year cicadas emerge and begin making noise in Middle Georgia. The red-eyed insects, members of periodical cicada Brood XIX, had been living quietly underground for more than a decade. Their sound fills the air for several weeks.
28: Dozens of strong tornadoes, some a mile wide, kill more than 330 people across the Southeast, including more than 14 in Georgia. In Middle Georgia, Lamar and Monroe counties are hit particularly hard. Neighborhoods are leveled, and a Barnesville couple dies in the powerful storms. It is the nation’s deadliest tornado disaster since the Great Depression.
3: After weeks of public discussion, the Macon City Council is unable to muster the 10 votes needed to override Mayor Robert Reichert’s veto of a smoking ordinance that would have prevented anyone from lighting up in various places, including Macon’s bars.
3: The Peach County school board unanimously approves a systemwide standardized dress policy. The new student dress code includes solid-colored, collared shirts that would be tucked in, khaki, blue shorts or black skirts or pants, and tennis shoes or flats. Cargo-style shorts and pants are banned.
4: The long-awaited service delivery deal between Macon and Bibb County, in the works for two years and approved by county commissioners in March, wins approval from Macon City Council.
6: Northeast High School English teacher Jadun McCarthy is named Georgia’s 2012 Teacher of the Year, selected from among 154 teachers across the state eligible for the title.
6: The state Board of Regents names Jeff Allbritten the new president of Macon State College. Allbritten, president of the Collier County campus of Edison State College in Naples, Fla., officially began his duties at Macon State in the summer.
8: Russell Henley, a University of Georgia golfer and Macon native, wins his first professional golf tournament at the Nationwide Tour’s Stadion Classic in Athens.
17: Gov. Nathan Deal signs an $18.3 billion budget that increases health insurance premiums for state employees and slashes funding for Georgia’s college system. The spending plan is for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
20: Macon-based Atlantic Southern Bank and its 16 branches are shut down by government regulators. Easley, S.C.-based CertusBank acquires all of Atlantic Southern’s assets, and Atlantic Southern customers automatically become customers of CertusBank.
24: The Georgia Music Hall of Fame authority votes to close the doors of the 15-year-old institution, setting June 12 as the final day it will open to the general public.
6: Qualifying begins for Macon city elections, as Mayor Robert Reichert and former Mayor Jack Ellis both launch their official bids for the mayor’s office. Later in the week, state Senate Minority Leader Robert Brown officially joins the race.
7: Phil Walden Jr., son of the late Capricorn Records co-founder Phil Walden, dies in a parking-garage accident in Atlanta at age 48.
12: More than 670 people show up to bid the Georgia Music Hall of Fame farewell, as the museum closes its doors for the final time in Macon.
15: Macon ties a heat record for the fourth time in June when the temperature hits 100 degrees. It also is the fourth time this spring that Macon has a high of 100 degrees or higher. State climatologist David Stooksbury said later it was the warmest spring on record for Macon.
22: Cary Martin is named chief executive officer of Houston Healthcare after a unanimous vote from its board of trustees. Martin had served as interim CEO since May 2010.
29: A soldier from Warner Robins is among three service members killed in an attack in Iraq. Spc. Robert Gregory Tenney, 29, dies of wounds sustained from an indirect fire attack.
30: Macon police discover the torso of a woman’s body in a trash can outside the apartment of Lauren Giddings, a recent Mercer University law school graduate who was reported missing early that morning. Police Chief Mike Burns says the department has two “persons of interest” in the case.
30: After months of debate and weeks of meetings, the Macon Fire and Police Retirement System board agrees to accept an offer for the city of Macon to pay $3.2 million, plus 10 percent interest, in 53 monthly installments. The payment plan, which totals nearly $4 million, will make up for 18 months of underfunding the plan.
-- Compiled by Beth MacFadyen. Information from Telegraph archives was used in this story.