The End Zone Game of the Week Preview: Perry vs. Westside

The End Zone Game of the Week is scheduled for Thursday, September 29, at 7 p.m. at Herb St. John Stadium.

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Week seven is upon us, and most teams are heading into region play, and this week, the End Zone Game of the Week features a region battle between the Perry Panthers and the Westside Seminoles. The Panthers are coming off a 49-0 victory in a region battle against Howard, who was undefeated. This week, the Panthers…

Ian brings increasing clouds, breezy weather Wednesday

It's time to bring in some of the Halloween decorations and lawn furniture because winds will become gusty Wednesday afternoon and get worse through the week.

It has been a beautiful fall day in Middle Georgia with mostly sunny skies and cool temps, but we will soon be seeing the influence of Hurricane Ian on our forecast. This afternoon we started to see an influx of clouds associated with Ian, but tomorrow brings even more cloud cover. As of the 8pm update, Ian is still a…

6-year-old girl hospitalized after being shot in Macon

A 6-year-old girl is in stable condition at the hospital after being shot on Wren Avenue Tuesday night.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A 6-year-old girl is in stable condition at the hospital after being shot on Wren Avenue Tuesday night. A Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release says the incident was called in to the Macon-Bibb 911 Center just before 5:30. The caller stated the child was possibly grazed by a bullet. The shooting is under investigation, and…

Milledgeville man found dead with multiple gunshot wounds

27-year-old Chavonta Braddy was found dead at his home Tuesday afternoon.

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide after a man was found dead at his home Tuesday. A Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office news release says Baldwin 911 received a call just after 12:30 p.m. in reference to a family member discovering 27-year-old Chavonta Braddy dead in his home, located at 129-A Edwards Street. Deputies…

Macon-Bibb shelters preparing to house Hurricane Ian evacuees

Residents in Florida are evacuating their homes ahead of Hurricane Ian's arrival, and several humanitarian groups in middle Georgia are preparing to house those impacted by the storm.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Residents in Florida are evacuating their homes ahead of Hurricane Ian’s arrival, and several humanitarian groups in middle Georgia are preparing to house those impacted by the storm. The American Red Cross is one of those groups. It’s set up headquarters in Macon to provide evacuees shelter and comfort. Holly Winner, the executive director of the…

Middle Georgia farmers preparing for possible impact of Hurricane Ian

Farmers across middle Georgia are preparing for the potential of severe weather.

Farmers preparing for possible impact of Hurricane IanHurricane IanVIENNA, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) — Farmers across middle Georgia are preparing for the potential of severe weather. With Hurricane Ian inching closer to Florida, its possible parts of Georgia could feel some of those effects. Warbington Farms in Vienna is harvesting as much of their crops as possible. They expect the biggest impact from…

Macon 16-year-old charged with murder of another teenager

A 16-year-old is in custody after Bibb County Investigators charged him with the death of 16-year-old I’ming Trevon Jackson.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) –A Macon teenager was arrested Tuesday in connection to the shooting death of another teenager. A 16-year-old is in custody after Bibb County Investigators charged him with the death of 16-year-old I’ming Trevon Jackson. Jackson was shot on Hollingsworth Road on September 13. He died three days later at the hospital. The juvenile in custody is charged…

Dooly County preparing for Hurricane Ian impact

Rural parts of middle Georgia are taking precautionary measures ahead of Ian's arrival.

Dooly County preparing for possible impact of Hurricane IanHurricane IanVIENNA, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) — Rural parts of middle Georgia are taking precautionary measures ahead of Ian’s arrival. The storm was a Category 3 hurricane as of Tuesday night as it approached the Florida coast. Although there’s still uncertainty about what impacts Georgia could see, Dooly County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) isn’t taking…

Macon Water Authority preparing for Hurricane Ian impacts

The Macon Water Authority is clearing its stormwater systems of debris and blockages ahead of any potential impact from Hurricane Ian.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Macon Water Authority is clearing its stormwater systems of debris and blockages ahead of any potential impact from Hurricane Ian. MWA has made several inspections of more than 50 “hotspots” in Macon-Bibb County that regularly clog, as well as spots reported by the public. MWA asks residents to inspect areas around their homes and clear…

Governor Kemp issues State of Emergency due to Hurricane Ian

Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Governor Brian Kemp issued a state of emergency for all counties in Georgia Tuesday to prepare for hurricane Ian’s impact predicted to take place this week. The state of emergency goes into effect starting 7 a.m. on Thursday, and will continue until midnight on Friday, October 28th.   Categories: Featured, Georgia News, Local News Tags: Hurricane Ian

Clouds and wind begin to move into Middle Georgia this afternoon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Cloud cover and wind will increase this afternoon in Middle Georgia as Hurricane Ian continues north. Today Sunny conditions continued to hang around Middle Georgia to get things rolling today. Some clouds could be seen off to the southeast, however. Those clouds are tied to Hurricane Ian and will be advancing northward throughout the day today….

Macon woman killed in housefire

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A woman is dead after an early morning fire near downtown Macon. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones tells 41NBC the blaze started around 4 this morning in the 800 block of Ell Street. Firefighters found the woman inside the building, Deputy Coroner Miley declared her dead on the scene. She has been identified as 47-year-old Genevia…

Macon Touchdown Club Players of the Week for week 6

Bill King from the "Bill King Show" spoke at this week's meeting.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Macon Touchdown Club announced its Players of the Week for week six. The Back of the Week is Jakhari Williams, a junior quarterback from First Presbyterian Day School. Williams rushed 25 times for 231 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 88 passing yards on eight completions, totaling 319 yards in the Vikings’ game against…

1 dead, 1 hospitalized after east Macon crash

It happened just after 9 p.m. Monday at Emery Highway and Fort Hill Street.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – One person is dead and another is in the hospital after a two-vehicle crash in east Macon Monday night. A Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release says it happened just after 9 o’clock at the intersection of Emery Highway and Fort Hill Street. Witnesses told deputies a Pontiac G8 was traveling west toward Macon on Emery…

Temps cool ahead of potential Ian impacts

It will be feeling like fall this week with highs in the 70s and low humidity. Hurricane Ian could bring an end to the nice weather by Friday

Fall weather is back in Middle Georgia for the start of the week behind a cold front that pushed through today. Lows overnight will be falling into the mid and low 50s thanks to a push of dry air. Tomorrow brings plenty of sunshine during the day, with a few high clouds in the afternoon. Highs this week will be…

Cherry Blossom Festival named ‘Best Festival in the World’

The festival recently received more than 20 awards from the International Festivals and Events Association.

Cherry Blossom Festival wins ‘best festival in the world.’Cherry Blossom FestivalMACON, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) — The International Cherry Blossom Festival is named  “Best Festival in the World.” The festival recently received more than 20 awards from the International Festivals & Events Association. In addition to that prestigious title, the festival brought home awards for programming, merchandise, social media campaigns and sponsorships. Festival…

Local emergency management agencies preparing for possible severe weather from Ian

Several middle Georgia Emergency Management Agencies are staying weather aware ahead of the possible impact of Ian.

Middle Georgia EMA Services preparing for possible impact of IanPossible Impact of IanMACON, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) — Several middle Georgia Emergency Management Agencies are staying weather aware ahead of the possible impact of Ian. As Hurricane Ian nears Florida, middle Georgia could possibly be impacted by the end of the week. With weather being unpredictable, Deputy Director for Macon-Bibb County EMA Robert…

Bobby Jones Performing Arts Center removed from Historic Macon’s Fading Five list

Resident Tonja Khabir says she's purchasing the property to restore the building to its former glory.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Historic Macon announced the removal of the Bobby Jones Performing Arts Center from its Fading Five list. The Bobby Jones Performing Arts Center on Jefferson Street in Macon has been in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood for nearly 100 years. The center has been on Historic Macon’s Fading Five list since 2016. Built in 1917, the building…

Macon-Bibb Mayor’s Literacy Alliance holds its first luncheon

"Well I think this is no longer a stigmatism. People realize there are some issues out there that need to be addressed."

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Macon-Bibb Mayor’s Literacy Alliance held its first literacy luncheon on Monday. Guests in attendance included Mayor Lester Miller and Bibb County Superintendent Dr. Dan Sims. Mayor Miller had previously declared September literacy month. The goal of the program is to bring literacy to children and adults who need it. Mayor Miller encouraged adults who need…

Man dies after being shot in May

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones tells 41NBC 67-year-old Phillip Wynes died Saturday from complications following a shooting injury.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) –  Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones tells 41NBC 67-year-old Phillip Wynes died Saturday from complications following a shooting injury. Wynes was shot on Bailey Avenue while he was driving home from work on May 19. The shooting remains under investigation. Call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME if you have any information. Categories: Bibb County, Featured, Local News

Two dead after car wreck in Washington County

SANDERSVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Two men are dead after a wreck in Washington County Saturday night. According to the incident report by the Georgia State Patrol,  Briant Ware of Statham Georgia was travelling in the wrong direction on Highway 88 when he struck a vehicle head on that was being driven by Hassan Glasgow of Sandersville.  The incident report states…

THE END ZONE HIGHLIGHTS: Houston County welcomes Warner Robins

The Demons (1-3) were off to a bad start, scoring only 34 points in four games. The Bears (4-0) were averaging 56 points per game.

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Warner Robins Demons traveled to Freedom Field to take on the Houston County Bears Friday night. The Demons (1-3) were off to a bad start, scoring only 34 points in four games. The Bears (4-0) were averaging 56 points per game. Warner Robins had beaten Houston County in five straight seasons, including a 49-9…

THE END ZONE HIGHLIGHTS: Northeast hosts Southwest

The Raiders (2-2) had won two in a row after beating ACE 47-21 last week. The Patriots (1-3) got their first win of the season last week, shutting out Jordan 63-0.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Southwest Patriots and Northeast Raiders met at Thompson Stadium Friday night. The Raiders (2-2) had won two in a row after beating ACE 47-21 last week. The Patriots (1-3) got their first win of the season last week, shutting out Jordan 63-0. Check out the highlights: Categories: End Zone, Local Sports, Sports Tags: Bill Shanks,…