Questions remain about the $18-thousand missing from
Monday night Macon City Council's appropriations committee received an audit report that found a number of inconsistencies.
The report showed flaws in the process of documenting when animals are adopted. And because of poor record keeping, the money may never be found.
A copper thief from Perry is sent to prison for 25 years. Today the Houston County Superior Court sentenced 35-year-old Boris Watkins to serve 14 of those years behind bars without the possibility of parole.
Last week, Watkins was found guilty of cutting the wire on irrigation systems, removing wire from farmer's fields and for burning the covering off wire.
Watkins also has to pay more than $48,000 in restitution to the farmer's whose irrigation systems were damaged.
The focus for Bibb County Recreation Centers is shifting from young kids to grown ups.
Chairman Sam Hart says commissioners want to turn them into "wellness" centers, which he says will help attract more adults.
Starting in July, the county will take control over the centers. Macon and Bibb County leaders came to the agreement back in May, however it is still contingent on the November SPLOST passing; in the meantime county leaders have a few ideas on how to improve the centers.
Today, 33 new residents and six fellows joined the staff at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in the "white coat ceremony". This is the first time the hospital participated in this tradition that is held at academic hospitals throughout the U.S. For new doctors, it marks the official start of their careers.
"I'm just honored to be a part of this wonderful program. The OB-GYN program here at the Medical Center is excellent. I'm very grateful and excited to work with some of the best doctors in the field," says Dr. Nneka Ezekwueche.
The newest batch of residents will specialize in various programs such as family medicine, general surgery, pedicatrics, and surgical critical care. The Medical Center's teaching hospital was created in 1982.