Wednesday Secretary of State Brian Kemp denied Monroe County's request to reconsider the boundary line dispute with Bibb County. This is the latest development in this century long border war. His decision was based on state law, which doesn't support Monroe's argument.
Kemp initially made the final decision in favor of Bibb Bounty back in August, but Monroe County Commissioners challenged the Secretary of State. They called Kemp's decision reckless.
A historic new partnership between 3 colleges in Middle Georgia hopes to give the area an economic boost.
Today, the presidents from Central Georgia Tech, Middle Georgia Tech, and Macon State signed an agreement that will help students at the technical schools seamlessly transfer to Macon State to finish up their IT degrees.
The goal is to help increase enrollment and better position students for success.
Macon State President, Dr. Jeffery S. Allbritten, says, " It gets down to the details and what's in the actual course work; making sure they have the correct work that will help them when they walk in as juniors at Macon State so they don't have to fall back and take more course work. That's what slows people down."
This partnership taps into the Governor's complete College Georgia Initiative and will go into effect this coming spring semester.
Hundreds of families here in Macon and Bibb County will not get heating energy assistance help Thursday as planned, and the economic opportunity council says the funds have been delayed until further notice.
Thursday December first is supposed to be the day low-income families receive help with their energy bill, but at a press conference today, the Macon- Bibb Economic Opportunity Council says, unitl furthur notice, that's not going to happen. Every year, during the winter months, the low-income home energy assistance program helps thousands of families with their heating bill. Funds for the home-bound and senior population were distributed in November, but those funds have been exhausted. Executive Director Jimmie Samuel says the ball is in Congress's court.
"So people are being caught in the middle of the politics of what's going on between Republicans, Democrats and others and people are hurting and not enough folks seem to be giving a dam about that. That is a real concern" said Samuel.
The Macon Bibb county E-O-C says, they will keep the public informed of any updates and a new date for the general public to get heating energy assistance.
For additional questions or comments, contact your Congressional delegation.
A complaint over alleged absentee voting fraud in Forsyth has turned into an investigation. The controversy surrounds the mayor's race. Incumbent Tye Howard lost by a narrow margin to John Howard II.
Now, The Secretary of State's office is involved after receiving a complaint on November 17th.
The complaint asks for an investigation into the high number of absentee ballots. It also suspects several of the absentee ballots were forged.
41 NBC spoke with Mayor Tye Howard Wednesday afternoon, he says the growth in the number of absentee ballots doesn't make sense. According to Howard, the number of absentee ballots rose by about 100 from the 2009 election to this past November's election.