A 14-year-old was struck by a car Thurday morning in South Bibb County while walking to the school bus stop. William Brown was walking in the middle of Linstead Drive around 6:30am when a 20-year-old hit the teenager with his Toyota Avalon. The driver said he tried to swerve, but it was too late.
The 14-year-old was taken to the hospital for a leg injury, but is now doing fine.
The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is still investigating.
For more than a decade, West Mane Salon owner Kelly Hiers has struggled with Crohn's disease.
"You can only take out so much and then you can't survive," says Hiers.
Part of Hiers' intestines were removed as a result of the inflammatory bowel disease.
Hiers continued to say, "I had to battle with it for several years and did several medications and finally I had to have surgery."
Hiers was diagnosed at age 20, but says long before her chronic condition she knew she wanted to cut hair.
"Somebody would say what do you want to do when you grow up, I'd say I want to go to hair school."
Now she's using her talents to cut through Crohn's.
"I would like to help find a cure, I would like to help donate and raise money and raise awareness and funds to help research."
Hiers and her team of stylists are offering their services in exchange for donations to fund cures for inflammatory bowel diseases.
Crohn's disease may not be going away, but Hiers says she isn't either.
West Mane Salon in Forsyth will be cutting hair in the back parking lot Saturday, September 24th. A $15 minimum donation is required and that money will go towards the Take Steps Walk Toward a Cure for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
No the headline isn't made up, there really were girls who were pretty much naked on the street corner of downtown Macon.
The two girls were members PETA, (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and were 'flashing' their message to any one who would look.
"PETA is calling fashion enthusiasts to opt. for synthetic alternatives to leather, wool, exotic skins, and fur," Tracy Patton says.
Patton is a campaign coordinator for PETA. Her job today is to stand on the corner of the street, holding a sign in front of her, wearing nothing but her bra and underwear.
Gawkers were in plenty for the one hour time frame the girls spent waving on the corner of Cherry and Third Streets. Many people stopped to take pictures of the event, some even asked what they were doing there.
The PETA girls were trying to inform curious by-passers about the 'serious issue of animal cruelty'.
"By showing some of our own skin, we hope that people will consider letting animals keep theirs," Patton said.
The sign held in front of the girls read "Bare Skin-Don't Wear Skin". The non-profit organization is trying to inform people of how animals are treated when they are stipped for their skin.
The PETA women are traveling to Columbus Friday to continue their 'bare all' message.