Three seniors at Central High School in Macon have each been awarded a $250,000 scholarship from the Gates Millennium Scholars program. The Gates Millennium Scholars program is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
A 5-year-old girl has been critically injured in a school bus accident. Macon Police Crime Lab Sgt. Melanie Hofmann says the child was hit by the rear tire of a school bus Monday and has been taken to a local hospital.
The state Senate tabled a bill Wednesday that would change the makeup of the Fulton County Commission. Democrats argue the measure is part of a wider GOP effort to assert more control over districts with predominantly black voters.
The Tubman African American Museum in Macon paid tribute to Harriet Tubman's legacy Sunday with special tours, a reception and a re-enactment. An escaped slave herself, Tubman is credited with helping at least 300 slaves escape to the North using the network of safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.
Legislation that would make local elections in Macon and Bibb County nonpartisan has one more hurdle to pass. It’s not the Governor’s desk — he’s expected to sign what his fellow Republicans passed handily in the state House and Senate. Rather, the move could bump up against the federal Voting Rights Act.
Forecasters say the Ocmulgee River in the Macon area is projected to rise even higher than first thought. The National Weather Service said the river was at 20.7 feet -- and rising -- at 4 a.m. Wednesday.
Forecasters have issued a flood warning for the Ocmulgee River in Macon. The river is forecast to rise above its 18-foot flood stage by Tuesday night and continue to rise to near 19.4 feet by early Thursday afternoon.