The need for mental health care is on the rise, but the number of psychiatrists around Macon, Georgia, isn’t. Without proper treatment, mental illness can have a grave impact on individuals and their communities.
Convicted killer Stephen McDaniel, in a form of appeal in the murder of Lauren Giddings, argued his case Friday in hopes of winning the trial he never had. One of his ex-lawyers also revealed new details about the dismemberment.
Quentin Mccorey Jackson, 34, of Macon, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a fatal shooting outside a downtown Macon nightclub in August 2016. The case against the other accused killer is pending.
The Allman Brothers Band’s burial site at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, GA, is expanding with additional plots purchased next to Gregg Allman’s grave which will allow for additional burials near Duane Allman and Berry Oakley.
Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert is using his veto powers to prevent a return to quarterly billing for garbage and recycling services. Six votes by commissioners are needed to override the veto.
A Macon, Georgia, native says Macon-Bibb officials have violated the consolidation charter by having budgets that are higher than what is mandated. County leaders say figures show it met the legal requirements.
Stephen McDaniel, who confessed to murdering his neighbor and Mercer University law school classmate Lauren Giddings in Macon, Georgia, is in court in Augusta on appeal. Here’s live coverage of the hearing.
The total number of suicides across seven Middle Georgia counties — Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach and Twiggs — is up 26 percent over the past 10 years, mirroring a national trend of increasing suicides.