Macon Police were turned away again Monday night as they tried to get Youth and Intervention funding approved by Macon City Council.
The Public Safety committee wants a group plan created that goes outside the box to slow down youth violence.
For the first time since 1998, T. Whipple Simpson and his son Henry, are sending their invention, T's E-Z Unroller, from Cochran, Georgia to China.
"We're like a speck of pepper, in a big bowl of something, compared to China," says inventor, T. Whipple Simpson.
Despite its local roots, the invention product is being noticed overseas.
"Just yesterday we were being looked at from someone in France. People all over the world are looking at what we're doing," says inventor, Henry Simpson.
The father-son duo team is making life a little easier for farmers. The machine takes large rolls of hay and turns them into small bales.
It's fire prevention week! Local firefighters showed kids how to be prepared if disaster strikes.
Kids got to experience what riding in a firetruck is like at Fire House Subs on Riverside Dr.
They also learned the 3 P's of fire safety-planning, practice, and prevention. Lt. Demetrius Ellison with the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department says it's important to educate children about fire safety.
"They're like our tools, they're like my little fire marshalls," Ellison said of the children that attended the Fire Safety Seminar. "They can go home and they can stay on their parents about making sure that they need to test the smoke detectors, making sure that they draw up a fire escape plan and practice it, and once they practice, practice again, practice going out the door, going out the windows."
Fire Prevention week continues for the next five days. Tomorrow at 5 pm,
there will be a Kids Fire safety night out at the Chick-Fil-A on Zebulon Rd.
From Wednesday to Saturday, fire safety exhibits will be displayed at the Macon Mall.
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