An accused armed robber was shot in the back, after police say he shot and took money from a 54-year-old man in Warner Robins.
It happened this morning just before 3 on Rolling Woods Circle. According to a news release from Warner Robins Police, the suspect approached the victim outside his house, then shot and robbed him. The victim then yelled for help, and his son came out of the house and shot the suspect.
The alleged robber then ran off, and was later found getting treatment for the gunshot wound at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.
He is charged with Aggravated Assault and Armed Robbery. The case is still under investigation.
Raise your hand if you like the thought of getting free cash, free gas, or free groceries.
That's what the S.W.A.G. Patrol Team from Robins Federal Credit Union is doing across middle Georgia.
S.W.A.G. is 'Showing We Appreciate by Giving back'.
And their purpose is simple.
"Do good things and encourage people to pay it forward, and continue to do good things in their community," Chris Spicer of the S.W.A.G. Patrol explains.
Patrol members spent the day in Milledgeville, giving away things like lunch boxes and coasters to students.
The kids perked up when they heard the patrol coming, announcing loudly the word 'free'.
"College students are poor, free stuff is good," Junior Lauren Gist said.
"I love free things."
The S.W.A.G. Patrol is dressed in neon green shirts, with black pants and boots, ready to wage any kind of good deed needed to brighten someone's day.
"We are just an entity of good," Spicer says. "What do we call ourselves? Random acts of awesome!"
The patrol crew also made a quick stop at the gas stop. The first car to pull up, gets a free tank of gas.
"This definitely improves my day," Ron Colvin laughed at his car was being filled for free.
From there, the patrol went to Chili's in Milledgeville. The first person to pull out a Robins Federal credit card, won $50.
Steven Prance had the quick draw, now he's got a 50 dollar bill in his pocket.
This is all great for those who won the gifts, but Robins Federal isn't finished with the giving. They offer plenty of opportunities for everyone to get in on the winnings.
The S.W.A.G. Patrol typically gets out twice a week, hitting random cities, and random places in those cities.
Want to get some cash, free gas, free groceries, or maybe even a free toolbox? (They have more than that too!)
It's easy to do. Just follow 'Robins Federal' on Facebook. Click the 'Like' button, and presto! The team will send out messages with hints of where and when they will out in the community with the prizes. The rest is up to you to find them. (Just look for the bright green shirts).
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Tonight, one of Macon's own is in Washington DC as an exclusive guest of the first lady. Danny Glover, is one of only 15 tweeters invited to Michelle Obama's "Let's Move Garden Harvest and Tweet Up" event.
"Michelle Obama, she rolled her sleeves up and she was digging in the sweet potato patch," says Glover.
She's encouraging kids to cut down on fast food and stock up on veggies. It's part of her effort to slow down a rising epidemic.
"20 years ago obesity was at a 50% rate. It's now at a 70% rate," says Gloria Hagins, Coordinator, Let's Move Macon.
Hagins is jump starting Mrs. Obama's campaign by urging the community to eat options from the ground.
There is a fun way for Middle Georgia to sport pink all October to help bring awareness and raise money for breast cancer. You can get "pinked" for the season as the 2nd annual Strands for the Cure is underway. Wether you choose to add pink hair or a fabulous feather, or both, it costs $10 a strand. Then at least $5 goes to Komen Central Georgia!
Macon's Signature Salon & Spa is one of at least 10 Middle Georgia salons participating in this year's strands for a cure.
"This is our second year doing it and it's so wonderful to see the breast cancer survivors and other people who are wanting to help out and do anything that they can come in and get a pink strand," said Nichole Mitchell, owner of Signature Salon & Spa.
For a list of participating salons or if you're a spa owner who wants to get involved, head to www.komencentralga.org
In 2010, the strands campaign raised $6,000 for Komen Central Georgia!
The Laurens County Sheriff's Office hopes to stay a few steps ahead of scammers this holiday season.
A care free trip to the store could quickly turn into more than you bargained for.
Sheriff Bill Harrell says thieves are taking a new approach to catching you off guard. "Say you see a sticker on your car... do you pull it off before when you get into the car or do you drive down the road and say, 'this thing is aggravating me to death I believe I'm going to stop and get it off.'"