1: Macon police charge Mercer University law graduate Stephen McDaniel, 25, with two counts of burglary. Police consider him a “person of interest” in the murder investigation of his neighbor, Lauren Giddings.
6: DNA test results confirm that a body found beside a Macon apartment was that of Mercer University law school graduate Lauren Giddings. The body had been dismembered, and law enforcement continued to search for her remains. Three days later, hundreds of people attended a memorial Mass for Giddings in Macon.
14: The NCAA puts Georgia Tech on four years of probation, fines the school $100,000 and strips its ACC title game victory from the 2009 football season for violations that also include problems in the men’s basketball program. The NCAA ruled that the Yellow Jackets had used an ineligible player.
19: Primary elections are held, and Macon Mayor Robert Reichert comes up just short of the 50 percent mark that would have given him an outright win. He and former Mayor Jack Ellis advanced to August’s runoff elections. In other elections, James Beverly defeated Anissa Jones in the House District 139 race. In the Senate District 26 race, former Macon City Council President Miriam Paris and former state Rep. David Lucas headed to a runoff.
21: In a sign of the economic times, more than 1,550 people pack the Miller-Murphy-Howard Building at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter during a five-hour job fair for veterans and other job-seekers.
29: The Warner Robins American Little League boys team defeats Columbus by a 4-2 score for the state championship.
29: Macon police investigate the fourth homicide in a week. Over a span of six days, a man was killed outside a Macon nightclub, a father and son were both killed in a boarding house shooting, and a Macon man died after he was shot inside his car.
1: Three-year-old Andrew Leighlan Calloway dies of heat stroke after being left in a parked car outside of an unlicensed day care. A week later, Shelia Henderson, the owner of Sister-n-Sister Family Home Day Care, was charged with felony murder in his death.
2: Stephen McDaniel, 25, is charged with felony murder in the slaying and dismemberment of Mercer University law school graduate Lauren Giddings. The warrant charging McDaniel with murder said police recovered a hacksaw at the Barristers Hall apartment complex where he and Giddings were next-door neighbors. Tests on the hacksaw by FBI experts revealed traces of Giddings’ DNA, a law enforcement officer familiar with the warrant said.
5: A U.S. Army soldier from Warner Robins dies after being attacked in Afghanistan. Spc. Mark J. Downer, 23, died of his wounds in the Kandahar province. He had been injured when his unit was attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade.
12: More than 10,000 people show up at a Little League Southeast Park in Houston County to watch the Little League Baseball Southeastern Region Tournament championship game between Georgia and Florida. Georgia, represented by hometown favorite Warner Robins American, pulled out a 4-2 win and advanced to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
16: Macon Mayor Robert Reichert barely defeats his challenger, former Mayor Jack Ellis, in a runoff election. In another runoff race, former Macon City Council President Miriam Paris garnered more votes than former state Rep. David Lucas and won the race for the Senate District 26 seat.
18: During a special legislative session, the Georgia House and Senate approve new political boundaries for their 236 members, beating back fiery opposition from Democrats who have vowed to challenge the new maps in court.
23: Stephen McDaniel, the man accused in the late-June killing of his Mercer University law school classmate Lauren Giddings, faces new charges after officials said photographs of boys and girls in sex acts with adults and each other were found on a flash drive belonging to McDaniel. McDaniel was charged with seven counts of sexual exploitation of children, Macon police said.
23: The Warner Robins American Little League team, the Southeastern Region Champion, falls short in its bid to win the Little League World Series. The team lost to the Mid-Atlantic, 7-5.
30: Macon Mayor Robert Reichert unveils a plan to address a spate of youth violence, saying he and the police department plan to “redouble their efforts” to curb violence. This came after a 16-year-old died and four others were wounded in two separate incidents in one week.
4: Don Richardson, the architect of a Southwest boys basketball program that garnered national attention during the 1970s and ’80s, dies of complications from pneumonia. He was 75.
8: Wesleyan College, the first college in the world for women, celebrates 175 years during its fall convocation -- part of a yearlong celebration of events marking the milestone at the Macon college.
12: FBI agents, Macon police officers and volunteers begin a search of the Wolf Creek Landfill in Twiggs County. They were looking for the remains of slain Mercer University law school graduate Lauren Giddings. The five-day search yielded no new clues or evidence.
13: A string of suspected gang violence intensifies in Macon. Over a span of four hours, eight people were shot at four separate locations across the city.
17: The Ocmulgee National Monument’s annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration draws record crowds, with about 9,000 people attending the festival on its first day alone.
19: Macon-Bibb County fire officials begin investigating a video posted online depicting what appears to be a masked man threatening firefighters with a gun inside a fire station. Those involved called the incident a prank. Several firefighters were disciplined in connection with the incident.
22: Jose Marin, the 43-year-old owner of Marin Mexican Food Store in Warner Robins, was shot and killed during a robbery behind his store. Seventeen-year-old Jermontae Artez Moss of Warner Robins was charged with felony murder in Marin’s death.
30: After nine years as a joint organization, Robins Air Force Base’s 116th Air Control Wing splits to form the Air National Guard 116th Air Control Wing and the active-duty 461st Air Control Wing.
-- Compiled by Beth MacFadyen. Information from Telegraph archives was used in this story.