Georgia

» Auto updated continuously

• Source limited to: WGXA

 2021-10-26 20:19 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Social media threat against Jasper County High School reported, deputy presence increased...

JASPER COUNTY, Ga. -- Jasper County Sheriff's Office report they have multiple deputies on duty at all school campuses due to a social media threat that was made against the high school. Deputies say there is strong evidence that the same threat is al...

 2021-10-26 20:18 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

546 Bibb residents have died from COVID-19, per DPH report...

MACON, Ga. -- The county is honoring the 546 Macon-Bibb residents who have died from COVID-19 with 546 flags. Each flag represents a life lost because of the pandemic. They're on display at the new Macon-Bibb County Health Department building at 1600 ...

 2021-10-26 19:37 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

High grad rates, RAFB's $3.5 billion impact, more all part of Houston County's success...

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Houston County communities haven't slowed down much throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. That was just one of the updates that leaders had for the county on Tuesday during the annual State of the Community Luncheon. Houston County ...

 2021-10-26 19:36 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Centerville Police ask for public's help with identifying person wanted for questioning...

CENTERVILLE, Ga. -- Centerville Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect. Police say they are searching for information on the name and whereabouts of the person pictured below. WANTED PERSON Photo Source: Centerville...

 2021-10-26 19:27 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Governor appointment of Houston County District Attorney delayed...

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Governor Brian Kemp has still not appointed a Houston County District Attorney(DA) after previous DA George Hartwig retired almost two months ago. Hartwig announced his retirement effective as of September 1, 2021. According to a pr...

 2021-10-26 18:04 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

For the third day, jury discusses fate of three ex-Washington County deputies...

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- The jury continues to discuss the fate of three former Washington County deputies who stand accused of killing Eurie Martin in 2017 after using a stun gun on him multiple times which resulted in a heart attack. Deliberations continued...

 2021-10-26 15:55 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

GBI: Off-duty officer wounded, man fatally shot in Atlanta...
 2021-10-26 14:21 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Comedian Bert Kreisher to perform in downtown Macon...

MACON, Ga. -- Another comedy show is coming up at the Macon City Auditorium. Stand-up comedian, writer, and actor Bert Kreisher will be coming to Macon as part ofThe Berty Bour Relapse Tour. His performance is scheduled for February 27, 2022. You can get ...

 2021-10-26 14:11 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Final section of Georgia cargo ship wreck removed...

Crews on monday removed the final section of a cargo ship that capsized off the Georgia coast more than two years ago. The Golden Ray capsized in Saint Simons Island, near Brunswick, in September of 2019. The National Transportation Security Board said it...

 2021-10-26 10:52 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Suspect who robbed Macon Waffle House at gunpoint on the run...

MACON, Ga. -- The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a Waffle House on Gray Highway was robbed at gunpoint. According to a press release, it happened just after 4 A. M. at 1330 Gray Highway. The male suspect entered the restaurant wit...

 2021-10-26 01:25 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Fort Valley Mayor reacts to recent weekend violence in city...

FORT VALLEY, Ga. -- After a violent weekend in Fort Valley, WGXA spoke with Mayor Barbara Willams about the two separate incidents. Two shootings happened in the city only hours apart. Williams says when she first heard about both incidents she was shocke...

 2021-10-26 00:31 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Old development revived in Bibb County, 168 new homes planned...

MACON, Ga. --- Bibb County Planning and Zoning met for their final meeting for the month of October. On the agenda, was a zoning item for a 168 single-family subdivision. It's part of an older project that stalled. In 2005, the Arrowhead by the Lake d...

 2021-10-25 23:47 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

4th Annual Macon Burger Week to be held first week of November...

MACON, Ga. -- A local favorite event is on the way back to Macon: The 4th Annual Macon Burger Week. This food lovers event will be held from November 1st to the 7th at 15 Macon restaurants. Every year, local eateries cook up their best burgers for residen...

 2021-10-25 22:49 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Former Atlanta Brave weighs in on Braves advancing to World Series...

MACON, Ga. -- The recent win against the Los Angeles Dodgers has secured a place for the Atlanta Braves at the World Series. Playing 16 seasons in Major League Baseball as a left-fielder and first baseman, long-time Macon resident Ryan Klesko recalls his ...

 2021-10-25 21:09 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Plagued by deadly shootings for years, Thirsty Turtle loses alcohol license - again...

MACON, Ga. -- The Thirsty Turtle will no longer serve liquor -- at least for the immediate future. Faced with having the bar's alcohol license revoked, owner Tim Obelgoner decided to surrender it. Macon-Bibb Commissioners had given Obelgoner 30 days t...

 2021-10-25 21:05 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Road closures announced in downtown Perry this weekend for trick or treating event...

PERRY, Ga. -- The annual Historic Downtown Perry Sweets and Treat will cause some road closures this weekend. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 29 from 5:00 p. m. to 7:00 p. m. Sweets and Treats Source: City of Perry. Trick or treaters are invite...

 2021-10-25 20:43 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Construction of Captain D's on Hartley Bridge Road in Macon approved...

MACON, Ga. -- The construction of a new Captain D's on Hartley Bridge Road was approved today by Macon-Bibb Planning and Zoning. The popular chain restaurant will be on 4635 Hartley Bridge Road after construction. Photo Source: Macon-Bibb Planning and...

 2021-10-25 20:20 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Homeless Georgia man accused of killing another who helped others...

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A homeless Georgia man is accused of killing another homeless man known for the help he gave others without homes. Dexter Barnard Pulliam, 51, of Gainesville, was charged last week with felony malice murder of 66-year-old Leo...

 2021-10-25 20:06 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

'Costs a lot': Locals burned by another jump in gas prices...

MACON, Ga. -- Gas prices in Macon continue to go up. GasBuddy reports that prices per gallon have risen 7. 4 cents in the last week. Today, prices per gallon across Macon's 292 gas stations average $3. 19 -- more than 31 cents higher than a month ago ...

 2021-10-25 20:00 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Coffee shop, bar with live music to open in downtown Macon...

MACON, Ga. -- A business owner has submitted a proposal to Planning and Zoning to allow a new coffee shop that will also function as a bar at night to open on Second Street. Flavorz would be on a . 21 acre lot that has a two-story multi-tenant commercial ...

 2021-10-25 19:27 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Half of all Georgians now vaccinated against COVID: DPH...

MACON, Ga. -- Millions of Georgians have been fully vaccinated against COVID amid a decline in new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths over the past two weeks. Fifty percent of the state's residents -- or5,154,793 individuals -- have received either t...

 2021-10-25 19:15 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Harveys Supermarket locations to be closed on Thanksgiving Day...

MACON, Ga. -- Harveys Supermarket locations are giving employees the day off on Thanksgiving Day. Southeastern Grocers announced on Monday that all Harveys Supermarkets will be closed for Thanksgiving this year to thank workers after a tough year. Harveys...

 2021-10-25 18:50 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Man steals dog from Dollar General parking lot, deputies say...

WILCOX COUNTY, Ga. -- Wilcox County authorities are looking for a man who stole a dog. Deputies state the theft happened on Saturday in Rochelle. They say the dog's owner went into a Dollar General to go shopping and left their dog in the parking lot....

 2021-10-25 18:08 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Jury selection in Ahmaud Arbery slaying now in second week...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Jury selection in the trial of three men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery crawled into its second week Monday, with the judge and attorneys resuming their slow-moving task of questioning potential jurors one-by-on...

 2021-10-25 15:38 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Traffic stop leads to meth, weapons bust in Monroe County...

MONROE COUNTY, Ga. -- Two were arrested after a traffic stop along I-75 in Monroe County. The sheriff's office states deputies pulled over the vehicle on Thursday. When officers searched the car, they found a pound of meth, marijuana, and a gun. Demet...

 2021-10-25 15:19 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Air Supply to play at Macon City Auditorium...

MACON, Ga. -- Tickets will soon be on sale for Air Supply's performance at the Macon City Auditorium. Tickets will be available starting this Friday at 10 a. m. online. You also can sign up for the Centreplex Insider List and get them a day early. The...

 2021-10-25 15:09 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Deliberations resume in murder trial for former Washington County deputies...

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. --The jury deciding the fate of three former Washington County deputies continued deliberations Monday morning. MORE: Jurors enter recess in Eurie Martin case, will resume next Monday morning with verdict. Jurors started the morning by a...

 2021-10-25 14:32 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

'Hurting deeply': Baldwin County School District mourning loss of student...

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ga. -- A midstate community is mourning the loss of a teen killed in an accident over the weekend. The Baldwin County School District said Chelsa Hurt was a senior at Baldwin High School. She was killed in a wreck on Lakeside Drive in Mill...

 2021-10-25 14:08 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Two midstate school leaders named finalists for Georgia Superintendent of the Year...

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ga. -- The Superintendents for the Baldwin County School District or Bleckley County School District could be recognized as Georgia Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Noris Price and Dr. Steve Smith are finalists for the annual honor, theGeor...

 2021-10-24 18:42 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Deputies in Dooly County advise residents after reports of possible police impersonator...

DOOLY COUNTY, Ga. -- Deputies in Dooly County say they are aware of a possible law enforcement impersonator. Officers say onOctober 23 they received a call ofa possible law enforcement impersonator using a flashing red light to stop a vehicle. According t...

 2021-10-24 17:48 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Police search for inmate that escaped Miller County Jail...

MILLER COUNTY, Ga. -- Sheriff deputies in Miller County are searching for an inmate on the run. Ronnie Parrish escaped from Miller County Jail around 3 a. m. early Sunday morning. Deputies say Parrish is a white male, weighing between 170-178 pounds, and ...

 2021-10-24 04:19 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Brave new world: Atlanta beats LA 4-2, heads to World Series...

ATLANTA (AP) — Eddie Rosario capped a remarkable NL Championship Series with a three-run homer, sending the Atlanta Braves to the World Series for the first time since 1999 with a 4-2 victory over the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturd...

 2021-10-23 23:53 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Macon Beer Festival pours up for a good a cause...

MACON, Ga. -- Half empty or half full, it didn't matter as Central Georgians came out to drink up for a good a cause. Disguised as a beer festival, the Beer Fest was organized to educate men about the risks of prostate cancer. With over 100 varieties ...

 2021-10-23 23:51 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Riverdale Jazz Festival reopens to fill the streets with music...

MACON, Ga. -- Tunes of smooth jazz filled the streets as musicians and local artists showcased their work. From 12 to 6 p. m. on Saturday vendors set up shop on Riverdale Drive in Macon, and sold their goods to the smooth jams of various bands. This years...

 2021-10-23 23:19 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cohen Walker Drive closed for WRPD Glow Run...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Warner Robins Police Department is reminding driver on the road about possible closures for their Glow Run. Cohen Walker Drive will be shut down for the WRPD Glow Run on Saturday, October 23 starting at 7:45 p. m. Warner Robins Polic...

 2021-10-23 17:31 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Suspect arrested in Fort Valley's second weekend shooting...

FORT VALLEY, Ga. - Fort Valley Police have arrested a man in connection to a Saturday morning shooting. Investigators say they were called to an address along Campus Drive in Fort Valley around 10:30 a. m. Saturday. When they arrived on scene, they found ...

 2021-10-23 12:01 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Mass shooting in Fort Valley leaves one dead, 7 others injured...

FORT VALLEY, Ga. - A mass shooting in Fort Valley Friday night has left one person dead. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the shooting happened at an off-campus party along Carver Drive in Forty Valley. Investigators say a total of eight ...

 2021-10-23 03:52 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Milledegeville PD: One person dead after fatal accident near Lakeside Drive...

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- The Milledgeville Police Department is investigating a fatal accident involving two vehicles. Investigators say the traffic crash took place in the 200 Block of Lakeside Drive in the Carrington Woods Subdivision. One person was prono...

 2021-10-22 23:45 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Warrant: Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round...

SANTA FE, N. M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show. The assistant director did n...

 2021-10-22 22:06 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Macon Beer Fest returns downtown this weekend...

Macon, Ga— The Macon Beer Fest is returning after a brief one-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The organizer of this event, Steve Bell says at tomorrow's festival there will be a wide assortment of beer options to choose from. "We have over 100 ...

 2021-10-22 21:25 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Jurors enter recess in Eurie Martin case, will resume next Monday morning with verdict...

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The jury in the trial of three former Washington County deputies accused of killing Eurie Martin, have entered a recess. The former law enforcement officers are accused of using a stun gun on Eurie Martin in 2017, which resulted ...

 2021-10-22 20:57 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Houston County deputies searching for man who robbed Bonaire Food Mart...

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Houston County Sheriff's Office responded to an armed robbery at the Bonaire Food Mart. After arrival, deputies contacted the grocery store clerk who said she was outside the store when she was approached by an armed man. He for...

 2021-10-22 19:52 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Investigators arrest man on multiple drug and gun charges while serving warrant in Macon...

MACON, Ga. -- A man has been arrested after guns and drugs were located during a search warrant in the Shearwater Drive area on Friday. The Bibb County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Bibb County Sheriff's Gang Unit, and the U....

 2021-10-22 19:18 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

14th Annual Central Georgia Greek Festival kicks off in Macon...

MACON, Ga. -- This weekend, the 14th Annual Central Georgia Greek Festival is taking place which brings great authentic Greek food right here to middle Georgia. According toNatalia Saratsiotis, those who attend can expect a few things to be different due ...

 2021-10-22 16:36 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

VIDEO: Laurens County deputies searching for shoplifters...

LAURENS COUNTY, Ga. -- Laurens County Sheriff's Office is searching for two people wanted for shoplifting. The Sheriff's Office released pictures and video of the suspects and is asking for your help with identifying them. Look below to view the v...

 2021-10-22 16:26 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Tampa man sentenced to life without parole for murder of Cordele teen in 2015...

CORDELE, Ga.. -- A man involved in a shooting that killed a 19-year-old in Cordele has been sentenced to prison. The Cordele Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office says that on Wednesday, October 20, George Richardson was sentenced to life withou...

 2021-10-22 15:05 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Road closures announced in Warner Robins for Glow Run...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Warner Robins will have road closures ahead of their Glow Run this weekend. The Police Department says that on Saturday, October 23 at 7:45 p. m. the lanes of Cohen Walker Driver will be closed to traffic for the duration of the road...

 2021-10-22 14:43 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Laurens County School District lifts mask mandates in facilities, still required on bus...

LAURENS COUNTY, Ga. -- Laurens County School District is lifting its inside mask mandate after examining the latest local COVID-19 data. The school district says that mandate will lift after today. On October 25, masks will only be recommended in all Laur...

 2021-10-22 13:12 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Bibb County Schools approve one-time supplements for district employees...

BIBB COUNTY, Ga. - Full-time and part-time employees within the Bibb County School District will be getting a supplement in January. At a meeting Thursday night, School Board members approved the proposal, using $3. 9 million in federal American Rescue Pl...

 2021-10-22 13:00 

WGXA

[ Macon ]

Teen shot at Milledgeville apartments, remains in critical condition...

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - A teen is in the hospital after Baldwin County investigators say he was shot Thursday night. According to Brad King with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, they were notified of the shooting by hospital staff. King says a 19-yea...

  • Need an account?  
    or