Two Mercer students are facing felony charges after they were seen kicking a bear statue down College Street early Saturday morning.
22 year old Jordan McMahan and 21 year-old Chris Santiago were apparently drunk when a Mercer Police Officer saw them destroying the fiberglass statue. Each faces 1 count of Theft by Taking and Criminal Damage to Property.
According to the Macon Arts Alliance, replacing the statue will cost around $4,000.
Students in Bibb County may spend more time in the classroom.
According to spokesperson for the district Chris Floore, Superintendent Dr. Romain Dallemand is considering year-round school. Floore says, a decision on whether to implement the change will be announced in January, when Dallemand releases his finished strategic plan.
Dr. Dallemand began holding regular conversations with the entire school system staff when he first became superintendent, taking time to visit each school. In recent months, he's held strategic planning meetings each month to brainstorm solutions to challenges facing the school system, receiving input from teachers, administrators, secretaries, etc. Those meetings are being documented and are referred to as The Macon Miracle on the school district's website.
Leaders at Robins Air Force Base are working to cut 516 civilian positions.
In a news conference Thursday morning, Major General Robert McMahon announced how a nationwide Air Force restructuring plan would impact Robins AFB. McMahon says the military predicts it will save $400 billion over the next ten years.
About 600 employees will be asked to voluntarily retire or quit and offered incentives to do so.
41NBC's Dustin Wilson is in Warner Robins today covering this story and will have a full report tonight at 6 on the cuts and reaction from local leaders on how those cuts are expected to impact the region's economy.
Two incidents during the early morning hours on Thursday, leave Macon Police looking for multiple suspects.
The first was a commercial burglary at the Academy Sports Store on Eisnehower Parkway.
According to police, three men broke in the store through a glass door on the side of the building around 1:30a.m. The men took three guns from the gun rack, including a shot gun and two semi-automatic rifles.
The suspects were gone by the time officers arrived on scene.
The second incident was an armed robbery in the Bloomfield neighborhood between 2:30 and 3:00a.m.
Police say a man was approached by three males as he was walking home from work, when they asked the man for a lighter.
As the victim was pulling out his lighter, one of the suspects hit him in the head.
The three suspects took the man's wallet.
Police are asking anyone with information about either incident to call Macon P.D. at 478-751-7500