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.
With the mercury rising into the triple digits, the summer months can be rough.
LawnStar Owner Mickey Bass says, "I drink probably twelve to fourteen bottles of water a day and I mix in a couple of Gatorades and I spray down with sunscreen about every 2 or 3 yards."
Bass cuts about 10 yards a day.
Drew Jennings spruces up plastic car parts which forces him to spend most of his work week outside.
"We are constantly outside. We are always working out in the good ol' sun."
Scott Hamlin spends about 40 hours a week working outdoors. He also knows a little something about beating the heat.
"I'm building a deck, I've been doing trim work, putting shutters on the front, tile work..."
All three men say staying hydrated is key, in addition to a few other elements.
Hamlin says it's important to wear light colored clothing.
Escaping the dog days of summer may not be in this season's forecast, but wearing a hat, quenching your thirst, and loading up on SPF will keep you from sizzling in the sun.
Mid Georgia Ambulance Paramedic Chuck Asbell says a common heat-related incident is a sunburn. Sunburns can cause up to 3rd degree burns.
Asbell recommends drinking at least 64 ounces of water, wearing and reapplying sunscreen, and taking frequent breaks in the shade.
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.
Mercer's new head football coach Bobby Lamb·welcomedtwo new members to the Bears' family. Caroll McCray was brought on as the assistant head coach and offensive line coordinator. Jeff Farington was named defensive coordinator. Both men have experience on the field and spent years working with Lamb at Furman University.
"It's a great working relationship, I have the utmost respect for both of them, both of them are very experienced and can make great decisions, and that's what you need. You need experience at the top," says Lamb.
During his time as head coach at Furman, McCray spent four years working the offense alongside Lamb. Farrington was on the sidelines for all nine seasons as the defensive coordinator.
"I hope that I can bring some experience on dealing with players and motivation, as well as building them up," says Farrington.
Bringing the bears back to the goal line after a nearly 70 year hiatus is a challenge.
"We're very anxious because we have not done this before, but I think the excitement is going to overcome the anxiety and we're going to move this thing over," says McCray.
There's no worries from alums like Cal Garrettson. He says bringing these two on board is the right move for Mercer.
"I am super excited... I think the two coaches having the continuity of working with Coach Lamb before will be great."
A woman who's been named one of America's best songwriters, is bringing that talent to Middle Georgia. Folk musician Lucinda williams is coming to the Cox Capitol Theatre, to help raise money for the venue, and the Capricorn Recording Studios Initiative.
The announcement of the event was at the theatre in Downtown Macon this morning. The money raised will help Newtown Macon restore the historic Capricorn Recording Studios building. Possible plans include a museum, recording studios, living space, and more!
The concert with Lucinda williams is set for July 28th at the Cox Capitol Theatre. If you'd like to go, just visit their website.
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