Milledgeville residents now have a new place to shop. The brand new 93,000 square foot Kroger officially opened Wednesday complete with a floral section, state of the art produce, specialty items, a fuel center, soup and salad bar, and even a Starbucks.
Shoppers are excited about all the options at their finger tips.
"The main thing that I'm looking for is fresh produce and fresh to go items such as cheeses, meats, deli," said Catherine Marts, shopper.
"I'm looking for bargains on different items such as meats, vegetables, vitamins," explained Felicia Murchiason, Shopper.
The new store is located on North Columbia Street in Milledgeville.
Houston County residents and leaders celebrated the re-opening of two roads Tuesday. Lake Joy and Sandefur Roads are open for drivers. The improvements were funded with 2006 splost dollars. Changes include more lanes and a new traffic signal at the intersection.
"Having been out here since a child and growing up and seeing the progress that has been made it brings us into this century is really what has happened," said Annette Tucker, Warner Robins resident.
"Out of 20 major road projects we are down to two that are not complete and that's quite a feet in accomplishing," Chairman Tommy Stalnaker, Houston County Commission.
The chairman says the roads were completed six months ahead of schedule and under budget.
A Macon man who supplied Iran's military with equipment is sentenced to more than three years in prison and has to pay more than $100,000 in restitution.
Michael Todd was sentenced today for shipping fighter jet and attack helicopter parts to help Iran's aircraft fleet. Todd pleaded guilty in June to illegally exporting the parts. A second man from chicago was also sentenced to prison.
US Attorney Michael Moore says local crimes that threaten national security are more common than we might think.
"We need to be vigilant when we think about national security--even though we live in what some folks might call a small town, we need to think about national security even here," Moore says. "I would say if you know something, tell us. And nothing's too small--sometimes, even one little piece of thread will unravel a whole plot, and that's what happened here."
Moore says he believes justice has been served in this case, and credits that to a solid joint operation from several law enforcement agencies.