A new partnership in Georgia will provide motorists with instant weather notifications. State transportation officials say they'll use about 120 electronic billboards to display emergency messages about severe weather. The partnership between the state and the advertising industry is the first of its kind in the U.S. Organizers say details are still being worked out, but they hope to launch the system at the start of the new year.
The Twiggs County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a missing person. According to Chief Deputy Billy Boney, 47-year-old Troy Burnett is on medication for seizures and becomes disoriented if he misses a dose. He was last seen on Tuesday, December 20, at 453 Galamore Mill Road in Twiggs County.
If you have any information on his location your're asked to call the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office at (478) 945-3357.
35-year old Ricky Frandies Wyche Junior died early this morning when his SUV slammed into fire hydrant and a tree.
It happened just before 4:30 on Woodfield Drive. After the collision, the SUV caught on fire and he was trapped inside.
Investigators believe that he lost control of his vehicle as he entered a curve.
An alert citizen was the first to tell police about two men accused of stealing. 32-year old Lavar James and 34-Jonathan Mullis are charged with theft by taking. Thursday afternoon, the citizen told police that two men in a gray Mazda truck took an air compressor and stove from a home on Mikado Avenue.
The officer then went to a recycling center, where he found a truck matching that description and the suspects. They were arrested on the spot.
President Roosevelt signed his name on a bill on December 23rd, 1936, and the land next to the Ocmulgee River, officially became a national park.
Shortly before that bill was signed, archeologists had discovered there was something very unique about these old Indian grounds.
Number one, the giant earth mounds held history that dated back some 17,000 years.
They also found a one-of-a-kind earth lodge unlike any other in the country.
The Macon earth lodge has a floor so well preserved, archeologists could clearly identify its age and size. Something no other earth lodge was previously able to do.
Ocmulgee National Monument Superintendent Jim David says, making these lands a national park, was the best way to preserve it's history.
"We get about 120,000 visitors a year here. They come from all 50 states, and 35 to 40 foreign countries. That is a good economic impact on Bibb County and the city of Macon," David says.
The park crew celebrated the birthday, not with a big bash. Rather, they had cake and punch to mark the occasion.
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