Educating the children of Bibb County must be a priority for the entire community, that message came from Superintendent of Bibb County Schools, Dr. Romain Dallemand, as he met with city council members at City Hall Tuesday afternoon.
The meeting with council was especially fitting in light of the youth violence plan that continues to develop. Dr. Dallemand informed the group of his goals to collaborate with city leaders to turn the school district around.
After weeks of back and forth brainstorming between Macon City Council and the Police Department it looks like the Youth Violence Plan could be taking shape.
Monday members of the public safety committee showed support of an updated plan presented by Macon Police and the Mayor's Office. Despite the support, the committee postponed action to work out funding details.
The Hancock County Schools Superintendent is speaking out today for the first time since a fight at a football game sent a coach to the hospital.
The fight broke out on Friday, October 14th, between Hancock Central High School and Warren County High School following their game. The Warren County football coach was sent to the hospital after he apparently tried to break-up a fight between players on both teams. The coach had to have reconstructive surgery to his face.
The GBI will be at Hancock Central High School Tuesday to talk with some of the football players. When the investigation is complete, the superintendent will decide what action to take against the players.
"We teach good sportsmanship. We teach how to resolve conflicts. There are counselors who go into classrooms to discuss conflict resolutions. And, I was appalled. I was shocked to hear that such an episode, such a brawl, such an activity took place such as that here on our grounds," said Gwendolyn Reeves, Hancock County Schools Superintendent.
We will keep you updated on 41NBC with the latest on the GBI's investigation.
Macon Police are looking for the two masked suspects who held up the NuWay on Hillcrest Boulevard. The incident happened Saturday shortly after 10pm. The suspects displayed weapons and demanded money from the three store employees. They left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.
Macon Police are looking for a suspect involved in a fight that sent one man to the hospital. Witnesses say a person known as "Rock" got into a verbal altercation with 29-year-old Howard Robinson Sunday, and that fight turned violent.
Robinson is recovering from injuries at an area hospital.
"Rock" was last seen wearing a yellow and blue shirt and blue pants.
If you have any information about the incident or where "Rock" may be you're asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.