A suspected child molester with ties to Georgia is added to the U.S Marshal's "Top 15 Most Wanted Fugitives List." 33-year-old Corey Deshawn Gaston is wanted for kidnapping and raping a little girl in 2007 in Detroit, MI. U.S Marshals say he has escaped custody several times and has ties not only to Georgia and Michigan, but to Tennessee, Ohio and California.
Gaston is about 5'7" and has a distinct bowlegged walk.
If you have any information that's leads to his arrest you could receive up to $25,000. Call the U.S. Marshal's Office with any information at 1-800-336-0102.
It's been 6 months since the Georgia Music Hall of Fame closed its doors, and the Macon Convention and Visitors Bureau has had to find new ways to fill the void of the attraction.
President and CEO of the CVB, Monica Smith, says after the hall closed the number of people staying in area hotels dropped. "The occupancy has decreased slightly since July," says Smith.
In recent months only 50% of rooms in area hotels have been filled. Before the Hall closed the CVB says there was a rush of tourists, and months after the closure visitors still showed up looking to make one more trip.
"Most people were probably disappointed, because there was something that they wanted to see or they thought they'd make it before it closed," says Smith.
Joan Falldine did what any responsible homeowner would do, by purchasing a security system to protect her house from theft. Little did she know, that form of trusted security would open up an opportunity for a con artist.
Falldine thinks twice before opening the front door of her Warner Robins home. Just before Thanksgiving, a man posing as an ADT security employee approached her home, looking for information.
Some joyful noise is on its way to Middle Georgia! For the first time ever, 6 of the Top Church Choirs from across the state will be onstage competing and performing Hallelujah Christmas 2011, A gospel Concert.
3 of the groups are from Macon and another from Milledgeville. After the performance 4 of the groups will be chosen to sing in Columbia, South Carolina, Washington D.C., and New York City.
Event Organizer, Dr. Harry Ross, says, "We want to bring in good singing...good talent, and people will just be overjoyed to see the kind of performances."
The performance will take place on at the Cox Theatre in Downtown Macon Sunday, December 18th at 5pm. Tickets are $10 for the concert. Those in attendance also have the chance to win one of two vacation getaways.