3: Retired Maj. Gen. Robert McMahon announced that he would step down as leader of the 21st Century Partnership in May. Nearly four months later, the organization chose Charles Stenner Jr. as its new leader.
6: W.M. “Dick” Dickey Jr., a career banker who served in Georgia’s state House and on Macon City Council, died after a long illness. He was 81.
15: Rachel Michelle Rapraeger, a former radiology technician accused of improperly entering negative results for mammograms at Perry hospital, was ordered to serve up to six months in a probation detention facility. She pleaded guilty to 10 misdemeanors and one felony count involving a woman who died.
16: Geico announced plans to add about 520 positions to its Macon operations by the end of 2014, bringing its total number of employees in Bibb County to about 5,700.
21: Stephen McDaniel pleaded guilty in the killing of Lauren Giddings, a Mercer University law student. As part of the plea deal, McDaniel was sentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole in 2041.
6: The body of Russell Dermond, 88, was found in his Lake Oconee garage. Weeks later, the body of his 87-year-old wife, Shirley, was found in the lake. No arrests have been made in the case.
15: Jurors found Joseph Michael Williams, 29, and Nuwrulhaqq “Bruce” Hamilton, 28, guilty of murder, aggravated assault and a firearm charge in the fatal shooting of a man driving away from a Macon gas station. Williams was sentenced to life in prison plus 25 years. Hamilton got life plus five years.
29: Mount de Sales Academy confirmed the resignation of three members of its board of trustees in the wake of the school’s firing of band director Flint Dollar. He was dismissed on the grounds that his intention to marry his male partner constituted a violation of the Catholic church’s doctrine of marriage.
6: Clayton Sutton, the Macon police officer who shot and killed a man outside the Pio Nono Avenue Kroger store in December 2012, sparking racial and political unease, was fired for not following orders. He later appealed the firing, but it was upheld.
17: A minor league hockey team being renamed the Macon Mayhem got approval to rent the Macon Coliseum, a move expected to bring the sport back to Middle Georgia in 2015.
24: The Mercer men’s basketball team received an ESPY nomination in the “Best Upset” category for its win over Duke University in the NCAA basketball tournament.
-- Compiled by Beth Gadd