Bibb County School are encouraged by the CRCT results released today. Students improved in 24 out of 30 measured areas. The biggest gains overall were in Math.
In a news release, Superintendent Romain Dallemand said, Though improving, we are not improving fast enough to close the gap with the state, and our goal is to create a plan which will accelerate student achievement to close that gap."
Results for each school are expect to be released, early next month.
Macon Police arrest a man involved in an aggravated assault outside the Kroger on North Avenue. 30-year-old Mario Gerrard Douglas is behind bars, charged with aggravated assault with a gun.
Tuesday around 3:30am, a worker employed by an outside agency was cleaning the parking lot when he was approached by Douglas, who began arguing with him. He fired shots at the victim, grabbed his cleaning equipment, and ran off.
Police later found Douglas at the Masonic Lodge on Walnut Street.
A man wanted for murder in Philadelphia is arrested in Macon. Carl Smith was on a bus coming from Savannah Tuesday when Philadelphia Police alerted Macon Police, saying Smith could possibly be on his way through Macon. When officers saw Smith at the Greyhound Station, he gave them a false name and a bus ticket with the same false name on it. Smith finally identified himself, and he is now being held in the Bibb County L.E.C.
Bibb County investigators are looking for the people who cut a hole in the wall at the Bass Package Store in North Macon.
It happened early on June 17th. The store's surveillance video shows 3 people loading cases of alcohol into a pick-up truck. According to investigators, that vehicle was reported stolen and was recovered off Houston Road on June 17th.
Lucky Punjabi, owner of Bass Package Store, says he has no idea how much the damage will cost or the value of the merchandise, but he expects it to be significant.
Punjabi says the suspects also stole cigarettes, computers, and a television. He also says he plans to install a new alarm system because his current one did not go off.
The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone who saw any suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity in this area to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.