A burglary suspect is on the loose and the Bibb County Sheriff's office needs your help finding him.
Deputies say the man broke into the Marathon convenience store in West Bibb County early Thursday morning, and the Melody's Magic Market in Roberta Wednesday. Apparently the suspect used garbage cans to carry away a big amount of cigarettes and wine.
Deputies believe the suspect is driving a 1989-1992 Ford Ranger.
Four Crawford County Sheriff's deputies are taking fellow county leaders to court.
In May, the deputies filed a complaint surrounding potential changes in the retirement benefits plan, but commissioners still haven't taken any action.
On October 6th, Terry Berger, Johnny Cleveland, Jason Resa, and Thomas Wallace brought that complaint to the courts. They filed a law suit against the Crawford County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff's Department.
The 2007 Crawford County Policy, states that any unused sick time and personal leave can be combined together to be used toward retirement.
At tonight's Bibb County Board of Education meeting all the nominees for Bibb County teacher of the year were recognized for their hard work and excellence in education. The selection was narrowed down to the top five tonight.
This year's finalists are:
Thiago Rodrigues Aleixo, Elam Alexander
Paul Allen from Southwest High School
Deborah H. Braswell, Miller Magnet Middle School
Tomika Y. Jones, Bruce Elementary School
Lisa D. Thompson, Rutland High School.
The teachers have a lot to live up to since last years teacher of the year, Jadun McCarthy was the states top pick.
Tonight, the Bibb County School District is celebrating a prestigious grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.
The GEAR Up grant will provide more than $19 million dollars for the school system over the next seven years. The money will be used to follow a group of 6th and 7th graders all the way through high school. Students will be provided the tools and resources they need to graduate, and make sure their first year of college is a success.
"The grant itself is designed to focus on a cohort of 6th and 7th grade students and support them through a variety of activities into both enrollment in college and success in their first year," says Susanne Griffin-Ziebart, Deputy Superintendent of School Improvement and Redesign.
Nearly $3 million dollars will be awarded to the school system each year. The group followed includes about 3600 students from each of the county middle schools.
Bibb County is the only school district in the state to receive this grant.
City leaders and residents auctioned off different items to raise money for low income and disabled homeowners as part of the "Rebuilding Macon" initiative.
A flash mob from Theatre Macon got the festivities started by chanting "We can build a beautiful city!" A band rocked Butler Toyota in North Macon as the folks who attended celebrated the promise of a better city. Organizers say despite tough economic times, it's important people still remember how to give.
"Its been a tough time for the economy so giving is not as high as it usually is," says Rebuilding Macon development director Renita Patterson, "but macon is very generous. So we're just happy for whatever donations--whatever contributions we can get."
If you'd like to know how you can help the Rebuilding Macon organization, visit rebuildingmacon.org