There are new details surrounding a violent fight at Hancock State Prison. According to an incident report from the Georgia Department of Corrections, 14 inmates and one staff member were injured after a fight broke out the day after Thanksgiving following the stabbing of another inmate. The fight started just before 7pm. Throughout the course of the night inmates set fires, destroyed offices and equipment and got into administrative offices by using fire extinguishers to destroy locks. Several law enforcement agencies were called in to contain the riot.
A study that could revamp the pay scale for city employees in Warner Robins was presented at a Pre-Council meeting tonight.
The Carl Vinson Institute was commissioned by city government to conduct the study in June 2010. When the findings were presented at the end of that year, the mayor and council asked researchers to make the pay scale competitive without such extensive pay increases.
The six different recommendations did cut the cost of the salaries initially presented, while keeping them competitive in comparison to similar communities.
Since 1611, the King James Version of the Bible has been inspiring people all over the world. Thursday, believers in Perry gathered to begin a 3 day reading of the entire book.
Their numbers may be small, but that's no indication of the size of their faith. on this 400th anniversary of the king james version of the Bible, the devout in Perry want to strengthen their faith, in an event that transcends religious beliefs.
"This King James authorized version is what's known as the Protestant Bible," says Father Nicholas Mansell, pastor at St. Patrick's Catholic in Kathleen, "and yet as a gesture of our oneness in Christ we wanted to be a part of celebrating this 400th anniversary."
Starting from the creation--all the way to Revelation--members of churches all around Perry have signed up to read the whole book in 30 minute shifts by Sunday.
A massive sweep to fight truancy is underway. Today, Macon Police, The Bibb County Sheriff's Office, and Bibb County Campus Police, announced their plans to curb the problem.
The initiative started yesterday. A group of 27 deputies and officers scoured Bibb County looking for 50 students who are known to repeatedly skip school.
The officials unexpectedly showed up at the students' homes issuing warnings to parents. Chief Deputy David Davis says it's a simple plan to fix an epidemic.
"We're trying to make an impact before those individuals get old enough to go to jail," says Davis.
World Aids Day is a time for communities to show support for people living with HIV, and to remember those who've died from the disease. Aids is a disease that kills millions of people world wide and right here in the U-S people are uniting to fight against Aids. According to the C-D-C, the majority of Americans living with H-I-V do not have their disease under control. The Rainbow Center provides free testing daily and education about H-I-V.
"But the main thing is education is the prevention that we have now a days for HIV. The more educations you have about the disease, the less likely of you contracting the disease because you're protecting yourself through education" , said Executive Director of the Rainbow Center in Macon, Micheal Leon.
If you would like more information on the Rainbow Center and how you can help. You can go to their website at www.rainbowcenter.us
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