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10 local stories not about Hurricane Michael you may have missed this week

What happened in Middle Georgia with Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael tore through Middle Georgia Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Here's what happened.
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Hurricane Michael tore through Middle Georgia Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Here's what happened.

Hurricane Michael had the attention of many for the last week. But with the storm capturing a lot of attention, you may have missed several other top stories about things going on in Middle Georgia. Here are 10 local articles you might have missed this week.

1. State Sen. David Lucas has emergency heart surgery

Elaine Lucas gave us an update on the condition of her husband after he was forced to undergo emergency heart bypass surgery.

2. Whitby and Knowles trial comes to shocking conclusion

A verdict was reached this week in the trial against Cliffard Whitby and Harold Knowles. The two week trial had many memorable moments including testimony from ex-superintendent of Bibb County Schools, Romain Dallemand.

Cliffard Whitby, the ex-chairman of the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, talks on Tuesday after he was found not guilty of federal bribery and money laundering charges.

3. ‘An anomaly.’ Coroner’s report released in death of Pike County football player

The Pike County coroner released his findings in a report about the death of teenager Dylan Thomas. He died on Sept. 30, after collapsing in a game against Peach County on Sept. 28.

4. Dublin Murders

Dublin grandfather was charged with murder in grandson’s shooting death on Oct. 7. The next day, multiple people were arrested after a Wrightsville man was shot and killed in Dublin.

5. Stolen gun found in bookbag of local high school student

A 10th-grade student was taken into custody after they found a gun in a backpack. The gun was not loaded, but a loaded magazine was found in another compartment of the bookbag.

6. More warrants issued in fraud racketeering case against a Middle Georgia timber company

Warrants have been issued for the owner of the Cox Land and Timber Inc., based in Pike County. This is in connection to the ongoing investigation against the company for an alleged scheme that victimized mostly elderly landowners.

7. Bibb County fired high school teacher who was indicted on drug-related charges

A teacher at Central High School was fired by the Bibb County Board of Education this week. The teacher was indicted for multiple drug-related charges Aug. 18.

8. Baby births up at the Georgia National Fair

Hundreds of people were able to see live births at the Georgia National Fair’s new Baby Barn. The organizers had a goal of 11 births but by Monday, the cows were just one away from delivering on that prediction.

UGA veterinarians Lee Jones and Brad Hines helped a cow give birth at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter on Monday as hundreds watched. The calf was the 10th born in the fair's new Baby Barn.

9. Macon man sentenced for shooting a woman after giving her a ride

Julius Muff, was sentenced on Tuesday following a two-day jury trial. Tracye Respect, who was then 41, was shot shortly after midnight on Oct. 15, 2016.

10. Downtown Macon restaurant set to a close.

One of the Moonhanger Group’s restaurants is set to close for good on Saturday. The Moonhanger Group owns Dovetail, The Rookery, El Camino and H&H Soul Food.

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