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 2022-05-17 03:36 

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Fatal Shooting on Ibex & Chappell St...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- A shooting on the corner of Ibex & Chappell St that has left one person dead. 28-year-old Ormonda Cortez Clark was shot just before 10:00 on Monday night and died on the scene. The next of kin has been notified. Another, yet unnamed v...

 2022-05-17 01:53 

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Record numbers for Georgia's early voters...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- As we enter the third week of early voting for Georgia's 2022 primary election, voters are coming out in record numbers, statewide. As of Sunday, nearly 400,000 Georgians have already voted, an increase of over 200% from the same ...

 2022-05-17 01:28 

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Meet Perry High's new boys basketball head coach...

PERRY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Students, faculty and parents gathered in the cafeteria at Perry High School to meet the new boys basketball Head Coach, Mark Gainous. The new coach comes from a long coaching career, having spent nearly two decades coaching at the co...

 2022-05-16 22:34 

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Apartment complex raises rent on Warner Robins mom...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (WGXA) -- A Warner Robins mother is calling the apartment complex she calls home "not so affordable" housing, after her rent was raised just a few weeks into her lease. Our Brittany Miller worked to get to the bottom of the incr...

 2022-05-16 22:06 

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Mercer 2022 Graduates include R.E.M's Mike Mills...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Congratulations Mercer Graduates! Mercer University and Mercer Law graduate, Mayor Lester Miller, greeted nearly 800 graduates at Five Star Stadium on Monday. Included in those numbers was founding member of R. E. M, Mike Mills, who r...

 2022-05-16 21:48 

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Upsetting crime trends in Ft. Valley...

FT. VALLEY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Fort Valley has seen a recent uptake in violent crime. The latest happened this weekend when a man was shot and killed. WGXA's Carlos Stephens took a deeper look into the crime trend in Fort Valley. Caption: Carlos Stephens (...

 2022-05-16 20:54 

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GMC and GCSU team up to beef up educator workforce...

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (WGXA -- Georgia Military College and Georgia College & State University have partnered in an effort to beef up the education workforce in the community. The partnership will help GMC graduates transfer to GCSU to pursue bachelor's ...

 2022-05-16 20:52 

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Gas prices stay steady in Macon-Bibb, averaging $3.93 across county...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Gas prices in Macon haven't changed week to week, for the week ending on May 15. Gas prices per gallon are currently averaging $3. 93 across Macon-Bibb's 292 gas stations. Prices per gallon in Macon stand at 41. 3 cents higher...

 2022-05-16 20:48 

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Deputies: Wrong-way driver causes crash with serious injuries on I-16...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- A crash that resulted in serious injuries happened on I-16 on Monday, according to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office. Deputies report that a Chevrolet Silverado entered I-16 in the wrong direction from the Spring St. exit ramp just...

 2022-05-16 20:09 

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Dublin man indicted on drug and gun charges...

DUBLIN, Ga. (WGXA) -- A Dublin man, along with five others, has been indicted following charges brought up during an investigation as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local agencies to reduce violent crime. ...

 2022-05-16 19:36 

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Perry native recieves award during graduation from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College...

TIFT COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- A Perry native received an award during the commencement ceremony at her South Georgia agricultural college. Charley Lollis recently graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. During commencement, she was given the Dav...

 2022-05-16 19:24 

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Warner Robins educator named finalist for Georgia's Pre-K Program Teacher of the Year...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- A Warner Robins educator has been named as a finalist for the 2022-2023 Georgia's Pre-K Program Teacher of the Year award. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning announced CB Watson Primary School teacher Melissa Boswel...

 2022-05-16 18:58 

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GALLERY: City leaders welcome new affordable housing complex in Warner Robins...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (WGXA) -- Warner Robins city leaders cut the ribbon on a new apartment complex that they say is intended to bring more affordable housing to the area. After years of development, officials on Monday celebrated the grand opening of Gatew...

 2022-05-16 18:16 

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GALLERY: May Days on the Midway coming up at Georgia National Fairgrounds...

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- If you're missing the fun of the Georgia National Fair and Cherry Blossom, then make plans for May Days on the Midway. May Days on the Midway opens Thursday, May 19, and runs every day through Monday, May 30. Admission fo...

 2022-05-16 15:43 

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Former bus driver who caused crash that killed Houston County student appealing case...

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- A former Houston County school bus driver who was convicted on charges connected to the death of an elementary school student is appealing her case to the Georgia Supreme Court. On January 29, 2018, Shalita Jackson Harris cau...

 2022-05-16 14:42 

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State to call final witnesses to testify in Tara Grinstead murder trial Monday...

IRWIN COUNTY, Ga. (WFXL) -- Court resumed Monday morning in Irwin County for the man accused of killing Tara Grinstead nearly sixteen years ago. Ryan Duke, a former student of Grinstead's, is pleading not guilty to malice murder, felony murder, aggrav...

 2022-05-15 22:32 

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Rigby's Entertainment Complex encourages new businesses to come join the fun...

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA)-- For Gracie Preston Rigby the market is ripe for winning big in Houston County. "Whenever people say there's nothing to do in Houston County I wholeheartedly disagree with that," Rigby said. For nine years her famil...

 2022-05-15 12:52 

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Police: Man shot, killed in Fort Valley Saturday night...

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (WGXA) - A fatal shooting is under investigation in Fort Valley. In a media release, investigators with the Fort Valley Police Department say they were called to the 1100 block of Edward Street around 9:13 p. m. Saturday about a possible ...

 2022-05-14 22:58 

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Country music singer-songwriter Adam Warner begins filming music video in Macon...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA)-- Country music singer-song writer Adam Warner brought some big sound and swagger to Macon as he began filming the music video to his highly anticipated cover of Charlie Daniels Long Haired Country Boy. Fusing the high energy of rock and...

 2022-05-14 21:57 

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Maconites soak up some sun at Picnic in the Park event...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA)--Sunny skies in Macon made for perfect weather for families to enjoy this years Picnic in the Park at Carolyn Crayton Park. Families came out and soaked up the sun as they listened to live music, ate food from local vendors, and enjoyed ...

 2022-05-14 21:21 

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Dollars for ducks: Houston County residents buy ducks for a chance to win $1,000...

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA)-- Families in Houston county grabbed their wallets and waddled their way to Rigby's Water World to participate in the 6th annual Ocmulgee Duck Dash. Over 1,000 rubber ducks were up for adoption to benefit programs in the Big...

 2022-05-14 15:06 

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Man in critical condition after Friday night shooting near Macon school...

BIBB COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) - A man is in the hospital after being shot Friday evening. In a media release, the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened in a parking lot near the Track and Field area of Southwest High School around 7:49 p. ...

 2022-05-14 15:00 

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Deputies: Man shot, killed outside his Macon house...

BIBB COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) - A man is dead after being shot Saturday morning. In a media release, the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened in the 700 block of Harold Street around 9 a. m. Investigators say 27-year-old Damian Devonta Fe...

 2022-05-14 04:00 

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'The Color Purple' begins production at Macon Theatre, running though May 22...

MACON, Ga. -- Friday marked the opening for the stage production of the classic film 'The Color Purple' at Theatre Macon, and it was a sold-out show. This musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel spotlights Celie, a do...

 2022-05-14 03:53 

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Chinese Ambassador to US presents Wesleyan College's President with Certificate of Honor...

MACON, Ga. -- Wesleyan College welcomed the Chinese Ambassador to the United States to their campus on Friday. Qin Gang visited the campus to present Wesleyan's President, Dr. Vivia L. Fowler, a Certificateof Honor for her distinguished work in educat...

 2022-05-13 22:54 

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New P&G distribution center will bring 350 new jobs to Butts County...

BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. Over 300 new jobs are coming to Butts County thanks to Governor Brian Kemp. On Friday, Kemp announced Procter & Gamble Distributing, LLC is planning to invest $205 million in a new distribution facility in Jackson, Georgia. The new facil...

 2022-05-13 21:01 

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Baldwin County man on death row for double murders appealing convictions, sentencings...

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- A Baldwin County man who was convicted of killing his wife and her teenage daughter in 2005 is appealing his convictions and death sentenceS. The Georgia Supreme Court will hear Brookins v. The State on Monday, in which Brian...

 2022-05-13 21:00 

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[ Macon ]

Crossroads of Georgia Dog Show...

PERRY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Dogs, dog handlers and dog owners showed up in packs for the Crossroads of Georgia Dog Show, an annual 4 day show at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter....

 2022-05-13 20:37 

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Early voting in Georgia sees 260% increase from 2018 primary election...

MACON, Ga. Georgia voters are turning out in record numbers across the state as the second week of early voting for Georgia's 2022 primary election continues. As of May 12th, over 330,000 Georgians early voted, marking a260% increase from the same poi...

 2022-05-13 20:33 

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[ Macon ]

Tara Grinstead's bone fragments presented to jury on day 5 of trial...

IRWIN COUNTY, Ga. (WFXL) -- Court resumed Friday morning in Irwin County for the man accused of killing Tara Grinstead nearly sixteen years ago. Ryan Duke, a former student of Grinstead's, is pleading not guilty to malice murder, felony murder, aggrav...

 2022-05-13 18:20 

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Bibb County deputy presence on Burke St....

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Multiple Bibb County Sheriff's Office vehicles are on Burke St. WGXA crews on the scene say there are at least seven deputy and EMS vehicles. Officials have part of the street blocked off. Reports of a shooting on Burke St. had be...

 2022-05-13 17:52 

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Vineville Ave. video game store burglarized early Friday...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Bibb County deputies are investigating a burglary at a local video game store. According to the sheriff's office, Retro Raven on Vineville Ave. was burglarized around 4:15 a. m. Friday. Patrol deputies responded to the alarm and n...

 2022-05-13 17:20 

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Johnson Co. church suffers extensive damage after Friday morning fire...

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) - A church on the Laurens and Johnson County line caught fire Friday morning. Flames erupted from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church along Highway 319 Friday. Crews responded and were able to extinguish the fire, but not before c...

 2022-05-13 15:15 

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash on I-75 south in Macon...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Authorities are responding to a crash on I-75 south Friday morning. It happened just south of Arkwright Rd. exit. WGXA crews on the scene saw a tractor trailer and a Chevrolet Tahoe. Medics were also seen treating possible injuries. O...

 2022-05-13 14:25 

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Georgia death row inmate makes last meal request...

Convicted child killer Virgil Presnell, Jr. is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday in Georgia. Presnell was sentenced to death for the 1976 kidnapping and murder of an 8-year-old girl and the kidnapping and rape of a 10-year-old girl. MORE: Georgia sets e...

 2022-05-13 14:08 

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911 caller reports possible WW II-era torpedo near Coweta County home...

ATLANTA (CNN) -- Several homes in suburban Atlanta were evacuated after a possible torpedo was discovered near a home. A 911 caller said it appeared to be a World War II-era torpedo. The Coweta County Sheriff's Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigat...

 2022-05-13 13:16 

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Bibb County School District's Chief of Staff to retire at the end of May...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- A Bibb County School District leader will be leaving BCSD at the end of May. On Friday, the district announced the retirement of Dr. Tanzy Kilcrease. Dr. Kilcrease has served as the district's Chief of Staff. Her last day is May 3...

 2022-05-13 09:41 

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 2022-05-13 03:26 

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Cyclists gather at Society Garden for Macon Bike Party's Ingleside area ride...

MACON, Ga. -- Bike riders in Macon gathered at the Society Garden for the Macon Bike Party's Ingleside area ride. The ride takes place every second Thursday of the month, and each month bikers pick a different route, theme, and a new group to partner ...

 2022-05-13 03:17 

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[ Macon ]

Prom Night at the Georgia Academy for the Blind...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Students of the Georgia Academy for the Blind dressed their best and put their moves to the test at their High School Prom. Students and faculty all got together at the caf on the Academy's campus for the soiree. "I've bee...

 2022-05-13 02:51 

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[ Macon ]

Structure fire on Kitchens and Boone St. in Macon...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Firefighters are on the scene of a structure fire on the corner of Kitchens and Boone St. The fire was nearly under control as of 10:37 PM and no injuries were reported. No other information is available at this time, but an investiga...

 2022-05-13 01:54 

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[ Macon ]

Miss Macon's Outstanding Teen offers 'Respite' to Alzheimer's patients and caregivers...

MACON, Ga (WGXA) -- You may know Remelie Heide as Miss Macon's 2022 Outstanding Teen, and there is a reason for that distinction. Remelie tells us, "Today is our Miss Georgia Gives Back day and me and my sister, Michaela, we're the Forget Me N...

 2022-05-13 01:26 

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[ Macon ]

Gov. Kemp signs 2023 budget which includes another raise for teachers, funding for MGA...

ATLANTA, Ga. Governor Brian Kemp signed a $30. 2 billion state budget Fiscal Year 2023 Budget (HB 911) at the University of North Georgia's Blue Ridge Campus on Thursday. The HB 911 budget, which goes into effect July 1, includes another $2,000 pay ra...

 2022-05-12 21:29 

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Flint Energies grants thousands to Midstate law enforcement...

TAYLOR COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Flint Energies Foundation awards local law enforcement $250,000Flint Energies Foundation awarded a total of a quarter of a million dollars in grants to 25 Georgia law enforcement departments at an appreciation luncheon held at...

 2022-05-12 20:51 

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Pickup truck stolen from Macon restaurant parking lot...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Bibb County sheriff's investigators say an F-250 pickup truck was stolen from the parking lot of a Macon restaurant. The sheriff's office says the truck, a 2006 model, was stolen from the lot of the Texas Border Grill located ...

 2022-05-12 20:46 

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[ Macon ]

Smoky air conditions over Middle Georgia due to controlled burn...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- A controlled burn along the Putnam and Jasper County lines is making air conditions hazy in parts of the midstate. The fire is just southwest of Stanfordville, on a 1691-acre patch of land. This is making the air particularly smoky ov...

 2022-05-12 20:26 

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[ Macon ]

Two Twiggs Trojans head to Milligan University...

TWIGGS COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Two Twiggs Academy athletes are moving up in the world as Milligan University signs them on for basketball scholarships. Trojans Shooting Guard Ayden Sanders and Point Guard Ryan Stevens have been given this opportunity after ...

 2022-05-12 20:26 

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[ Macon ]

Biden appointee speaks to graduating class at MGSU...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- President Joe Biden's appointee for the US Department of Agriculture Farm Service in Georgia spoke to a graduating class in Macon on Thursday. Arthur Tripp, Jr. expressed to Middle Georgia State University students that it's n...

 2022-05-12 20:16 

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"It's more important than ever': Rigby's Entertainment hosts blood drive...

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Amid a national shortage of blood, one Middle Georgia business did its part by hosting a blood drive. Amy Marmon, marketing and special events director at Rigby's Entertainment, says "coming out of the pandemic, it...

 2022-05-12 20:02 

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Social media threats involving Appling Middle School under investigation...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- The Bibb County School District confirms that it was notified of a social media post alleging a possible threat against one of its schools on Thursday. The district confirms that the incident involved Appling Middle School. Campus pol...

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