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Arthur Franklin Potter, Jr. of Fayetteville  The

Arthur Franklin Potter, Jr. of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away after a hard fought battle with cancer on May 26, 2019. He was born on August 28, 1939 in Atlanta, ...

Southwest High School program serves up food prep skills, life lessons to young men

MACON, Ga. — Clipping coupons, grocery shopping and cookies are all basic life skills that are often learned at home. New this year, a Macon high school is ...

Southwest High School's marching band helps get students ready for testing

MACON, Ga. — Cirrus Academy welcomed the Southwest High School's Marching Patriots for a pep rally Wednesday afternoon to get them ready for another ...

Southwest student charged after gun found in fanny pack

Students turned over their personal items before testing and a teacher noticed the fanny pack was unusually heavy.

Time, place, parking: What to know about high school, college graduations in Middle GA  Macon Telegraph

It's the season for Pomp and Circumstance and thousands are set to graduate in Middle Georgia this month. Here's a roundup of times and dates for high school ...

Bibb County students receive $8,000 in scholarships, and other awards  Macon Telegraph

Bibb County students received scholarships, Houston County students won awards across the board and a Mercer University graduate student won a ...

A beloved Miami college student vanished 25 years ago. There was a murder, but no closure  Macon Telegraph

Shannon Melendi, a graduate of Southwest Miami High School and a sophomore at Emory University, disappeared from a softball field 25 years ago.

BHS baseball hoping to rebound from slow start  The Union-Recorder

A new coach has taken the helm for Baldwin High School baseball, and if the rain ever lets up for more than a day he believes he can keep the.

What's Right With Our Schools: Outside the Classroom with Southwest High coaches  41 NBC News

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Football and basketball coaches at Southwest High School in Macon graduated from the school, and years later decided to ...

Frank David Lipscomb  Daily Tribune News

Mr. Frank David Lipscomb, age 69, of Marietta, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019. David was born to Mrs. Kathryn Bell 'Kay' Lipscomb and the ...

School of the Week: St. Joseph's Catholic School in Macon

MACON, Ga. — St. Joseph's Catholic School wants all of their students to be successful whether that be in math and science or wood work and fishing, which is ...

Georgia woman faces murder charges in classmate’s 1991 disappearance  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A Georgia woman has been indicted on murder charges in the disappearance of a former high school acq...

Full Coverage: National Signing Day 2019

13WMAZ is your place to follow local stars on National Signing Day.

Here's the 'Good News' that happened in Central Georgia: April 28 - May 4

Here's the good news you may have missed that happened in our area last week.

Timeline: What we know about the Sabrina Long case

In 1991, a teenager vanished from south Macon. For decades, her case remained cold, but last fall, things began heating up when investigators charged a ...

Nebraska welcomes 23 scholarship players to incoming class  NTV

A collection of 23 scholarship players and eight more preferred walk-ons have officially committed to the incoming class of freshman at the University of ...

'I had no problem with taking both kids:' Macon man mentors two teen brothers

When Michael Johnson found out his 14-year-old mentee had a brother, he started mentoring them both.

Baldwin High junior selected to Governor's Honors Program  The Union-Recorder

Baldwin High School junior Cara Bennett has her plans for this summer all laid out.

Macon Touchdown Club Jamboree

The Macon TD Club honored high school football athletes for their performances on and off the field this past season.

JMA football star recovering from wreck injuries | News  The Union-Recorder

A 5-year-old Fulton County boy is fighting for his life in an Atlanta hospital while a local high school football star is recovering from serious injuries in a Macon ...

Coach Buck leaving Baldwin for Jones Co. | Sports  The Union-Recorder

Baldwin High School has a head coaching vacancy within its athletic department, The Union-Recorder learned Wednesday.

GIRLS SOCCER: GMC Prep girls are thirsty for more firsts  The Union-Recorder

Two weeks ago, the GMC Prep girls soccer program won its first area championship.

School of the Week: Hilltop Elementary

Hilltop Elementary in Bonaire goes above and beyond to make their military students feel welcomed, earning them state recognition as a Military Flagship ...

VIDEO: Georgia Democrats speak out on anti-abortion bill  The Union-Recorder

Georgia state Rep. Renitta Shannon, Rep. Bee Nguyen and Rep. Brenda Lopez Romero - all Democrats from the Atlanta area - talk to reporters at the ...

Joe Dupree, the pride of Southwest Macon, returns

Southwest High School quarterback Joe Dupree began his football career here in Macon where he graduated in the early '90s. Now nearly 30 years later, ...

Full Coverage: National Signing Day 2018 |  13WMAZ is your place to follow local stars on National Signing Day.

Bulldogs looking for state championship berth | Sports  The Union-Recorder

Ten GMC Prep soccer seniors will suit up and take to the school's Robertson Field for the final time tonight when they and the rest of the Bulldogs square off.

Top recruit, UGA commit playing at JMA today  The Union-Recorder

On Monday, one of the nation's top high school basketball recruits committed to play for Coach Tom Crean at the University of Georgia.

Groceries to go: Food bank, school district partner for food giveaway  The Union-Recorder

One in 5 local children grapple daily with food insecurity. As many school systems prepare to embark on spring break, a recent local effort is helping ensure that ...

School garden effort moving forward | News  The Union-Recorder

Plans for the Baldwin County School District's garden/agricultural learning environment have slowed, but school officials are working to progress the effort.

3 people killed, 2 officers hurt in standoff at Georgia home  The Union-Recorder

A standoff that began when two Georgia police officers were shot and wounded has ended with a 16-year-old boy and a pregnant woman killed by a gunman ...

VHS band director moves to LHS  The Union-Recorder

VALDOSTA — Michael Thomas is joining the Lowndes High School Georgia Bridgemen.

Park named after UGA's first black quarterback  WSB Atlanta

Anthony Flanagan was the University of Georgia's first black quarterback, earning scholarships for two sports in 1974.

Milledgeville Prep hosts athletics community forum | News  The Union-Recorder

Milledgeville Prep, a new local Christian private school, hasn't held its first day of school yet, but already has big plans for its athletics teams. The school hosted ...

OSI Huskers Football Huskers sign 23 recruits during early signing period Phil Bergman 10:55 PM  KMTV - 3 News Now

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Courtesy: UNL Athletic Communications. The Nebraska Huskers signed 23 recruits and eight walk-ons during the early National ...

GALLERY: GMC Prep soccer semifinal  The Union-Recorder

The GMC Prep boys soccer team defeated Atkinson County in a semifinal matchup decided on PKs to advance to the GHSA Class A-Public state championship ...

Who is Derek Bottoms, husband of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms?  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mayor Bottoms married Derek W. Bottoms in October 1994 at Atlanta's Ben Hill United Methodist Church.

BB&T Foundation awards CGTC $50,000 workforce initiative grant | News  The Union-Recorder

Reaching a livable income without a high school education often requires adults to advance gradually through adult education programs, job training, and then ...

JMA raising funds for GC Miracle | News  The Union-Recorder

Students at John Milledge Academy are breaking all kinds of school rules on campus this week, including not following the dress code, standing in class, and ...

Milledgeville PD gears up for Summer HEAT | News  The Union-Recorder

Officials with Milledgeville Police Department's Specialized Patrol Unit (SPU) and the Patrol Division are preparing for another round of 100 Days of Summer ...

New Atlanta football team: no wins, lots of coaching changes  The Union-Recorder

ATLANTA — The new Alliance of American Football's Atlanta Legends are winless after three games and last in the league in scoring.

Bulldogs stick together: Rams' Gurley says Patriots rookie Michel like a little brother  The Union-Recorder

ATLANTA — Todd Gurley was already a big man on campus by the time he returned to the University of Georgia for the start of his junior year in the.

Georgia schools that could fall under state control  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal unveiled a plan Tuesday that would give the state authority to takeover underperforming schools.

Disconnected: Broadband access lags in rural Georgia | News  The Union-Recorder

QUITMAN, Ga. — Molly Radford signed up for the fastest internet she could get in rural Brooks County, where her family has owned farmland straddling the ...

BOYS SOCCER: Bulldogs hoping to reach new heights  The Union-Recorder

The population of GHSA Class A-Public boys soccer has been whittled down to just eight teams, and for the first time ever GMC Prep is among them.

Sinclairs make donation to GMC Prep School | News  The Union-Recorder

With the help of generous donations, Georgia Military College Prep School students are afforded many opportunities they otherwise may not have. Two of these ...

Four-vehicle crash injures several in Eatonton | News  The Union-Recorder

A four-vehicle crash on the north bypass in Eatonton Wednesday night injured several people, including four children and an elderly woman who was flown by ...

Georgia Tech fires women's basketball coach MaChelle Joseph  The Union-Recorder

ATLANTA (AP) — MaChelle Joseph was fired Tuesday after nearly 16 seasons as the women's basketball coach at Georgia Tech, with the two sides giving ...

Pre-K Teacher at CGTC Child Development Center named state Teacher of the Year finalist  The Union-Recorder

Heather Williams of Central Georgia Technical College's (CGTC) Larry O'Neal Child Development Center (CDC) Georgia Pre-K Program is one of six finalists for ...

Record heat today, feeling like fall tomorrow in Middle Georgia  41 NBC News

Good evening, Felt more like summer today than mid-October, but changes are coming for Middle Georgia. Today we saw record high temperatures here in ...

Lowndes County approves school budget  The Union-Recorder

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County Schools budget is set for the next school year.

FVSU Football Signs 32 Student-Athletes to National Letters of Intent

With just under 55 players returning from last year's championship team, Fort Valley States' Head Coach, Kevin Porter has announced the signing of 32 ...

GMC awards students at academic honors assembly | News  The Union-Recorder

On Friday, May 10, Georgia Military College celebrated Milledgeville campus students for their excellence and accomplishments in specific classes throughout ...

Atlanta's Martinez wins MVP award in Major League Soccer  The Union-Recorder

ATLANTA — Josef Martinez claimed the MVP award from Major League Soccer on Wednesday after shattering the record for goals in a season and leading ...

Macon man killed in 3-vehicle crash in Wilkinson Co.  The Union-Recorder

A 26-year-old Macon man was killed in a three-vehicle crash near the intersection of the Fall Line Freeway and Ga. Route 23 near the Baldwin-Wilkinson county ...

Tubman Museum honors Macon musician Jimmy Mills

The Tubman Museum will honor Jimmy Mills for his musical talent and his community activism Friday evening.

Sen. Burt Jones appointed chairman, secretary of 2 Senate committees  The Union-Recorder

ATLANTA — Sen. Burt Jones (R – Jackson) was recently appointed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Insurance and Labor and as Secretary of ...

JMA's Bellflower, Scott sign letters of intent | Sports  The Union-Recorder

A lot of pageantry surrounds college football's annual National Signing Day, but many high school student-athletes sign afterward since the famed day is just the ...

This Middle Georgia program gives hope for a better future for at-risk children  Macon Telegraph

Erwin Clowers, through Men About Change, a program for at-risk children, has been helping Middle Georgia youths for more than 25 years., from the inner city of ...

Four BHS defensive players sign letters of intent  The Union-Recorder

They, like many others across the country, celebrated college football's National Signing Day by inking their letters of intent to continue playing at the next level.

Two-county chase led to local man's arrest  The Union-Recorder

A report of a two-county, high-speed chase last month that began in Washington County and ended in Baldwin County with the arrest of a local man has been ...

BCSD Summer Adventure registration is next week | News  The Union-Recorder

An innovative summer program administered by the Baldwin County School District for the first time last year will be back again this summer.

Jailer arrested for allegedly having sex with inmate  The Union-Recorder

EATONTON, Ga. — A 20-year-old Milledgeville man working as a jailer at the Putnam County Jail in Eatonton was arrested on felony criminal charges when he ...

Woman killed in crash near Lake Laurel Road  The Union-Recorder

Emergency personnel remains at the scene of a fatal wreck near Lake Laurel Road where a car collided with a dump truck in eastern Baldwin County Tuesday ...

Man and woman arrested on felony drug charges  The Union-Recorder

A Lawrenceville, Georgia man and a 19-year-old Sparta woman were arrested on assorted criminal charges associated with drugs in Baldwin County Tuesday ...

Putnam County man dies from injuries in ATV crash  The Union-Recorder

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. — A 35-year-old Putnam County man died from injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle crash Friday in Washington County, authorities ...

4th local REACH cohort commits to excellence | News  The Union-Recorder

Five Oak Hill Middle School eighth-graders sat down at a table Tuesday morning ready to make one of the most important decisions of their lives.

CREF, partners award $500K in grants to auto body vo-tech schools; hear from Ill. $25K winner  Repairer Driven News

The Collision Repair Education Foundation on Friday announced it, insurers, I-CAR, MSOs, OEMs and others bestowed more than $500,000 in Ultimate ...

Funeral planned for Georgia officer who was fatally shot  The Union-Recorder

A weekend funeral is planned for a Georgia police officer who was fatally shot as officers hunted for an armed robbery suspect.Savannah police announced the ...

Officials stress safety above everything over holiday weekend  The Union-Recorder

It's the Memorial Day holiday weekend and that means lots of fun on the water for thousands of local residents in the Milledgeville-Baldwin County area, as well ...

BHS athletic complex renovation rolling along | News  The Union-Recorder

Renovations at the Baldwin High School athletic complex began in earnest recently after a holdup with a permit.

Financial advisor charged with 14 more crimes | News  The Union-Recorder

Criminal charges are stacking up against a well-known financial advisor with local ties, The Union-Recorder has learned.

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Baldwin Co. among 92 in state of emergency declaration Baldwin in state of emergency area  The Union-Recorder

ATLANTA – Hurricane Michael has the potential to deliver a blow to Georgia's pecan and cotton growers, who have not yet harvested their crops.

Local woman arrested on traffic charges | News  The Union-Recorder

A 29-year-old Milledgeville woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon on assorted traffic offenses, including not having her child properly restrained in the car ...

Georgia College listed as Top Public Regional University by U.S. News & World Report  The Union-Recorder

The 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges report lists Georgia College as a Top Public School. Designated 10th in the south, Georgia College was the ...

My Teacher is Tops: Dominique Lane

Southwest High School's band director, Dominique Lane, is this week's My Teacher is Tops winner.

Trojans returning to state title game | Sports  The Union-Recorder

CHULA, Ga. — After several big wins by his still undefeated team this season, John Milledge head football coach J.T. Wall has come away saying he and his ...

Atlanta United routs New York Red Bulls 3-0 in East final  The Union-Recorder

ATLANTA (AP) — After the final whistle blew, the Atlanta players lingered in the middle of the pitch, doling out hugs and soaking up the cheers of more than ...

Mall hosts Mother's Day crafts  The Union-Recorder

VALDOSTA — Kids ages 12 and younger are invited to create a special Mother's Day mug and coaster for mom.

Texas mascot topples barricade, charges Georgia bulldog | Sports  The Union-Recorder

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Texas football program's mascot, a large white and brown longhorn steer named Bevo, caused a stir at the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday ...

Award-winning cabbage nets scholarship for local student  The Union-Recorder

A local Lakeview Academy student recently found out that hard work and dedication really does pay off.

McIver ranch sold for $1 million at auction Saturday  The Union-Recorder

Nearly everything ever owned by Claud “Tex” McIver and his wife, the late Diane McIver, was sold at a public auction held at their once-shared Putnam County ...

Business incubator project nearing completion | News  The Union-Recorder

A local business incubator project years in the making looks like it is nearly ready to come home to roost.

Derby winner has Georgia ties  The Union-Recorder

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security led all the way in the Kentucky Derby Saturday, only to become the first winner disqualified for interference in the ...

UPDATE: Shooting victim 1 of 2 people arrested, third suspect sought  The Union-Recorder

UPDATE (4:53 p.m.):. Detectives with the Milledgeville Police Department have arrested two suspects, including one of the victims, in last weekend's shooting ...

GSP: Driver 'lost control' of SUV in deadly crash  The Union-Recorder

A deadly single-vehicle crash that claimed the lives of three people from neighboring Putnam County on U.S. Highway 441 in Baldwin County on April 2 remains ...

Recorded call lands Branford man in jail  The Union-Recorder

LIVE OAK, Fla. — Recording a phone call with a secretary at Suwannee High School sent a Branford man to jail last week.

Traffic stop leads to drug arrests | News  The Union-Recorder

A traffic stop Sunday night by local authorities in Baldwin County led to the arrests of two teens and the detainment of a 14-year-old who was reportedly in the ...

Annual road race remembers impact of ministry leader years after her tragic death  The Union-Recorder

As children, most are taught to “let their light shine” so that others may see their goodness. For Young Life of Greater Milledgeville leader Julia Tarter, her life's ...

Formerly incarcerated man finds boost needed to graduate from CGTC  The Union-Recorder

In December 2018, Central Georgia Technical College and the CGTC Foundation recognized Joshua Brown as the second-ever winner of the Re-Entry ...

Packers eSports teams fall short but remain optimistic for the future  The Union-Recorder

MOULTRIE, Ga. — At one point the Colquitt County Packers eSports program was ranked fourth in the state in its first official season, but it failed to qualify for ...

Send-off event planned for Dalton's Troop C, 1-108th Cavalry  The Union-Recorder

DALTON, Ga. — A send-off for members of Dalton's Troop C, 1-108th Cavalry, a unit of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Georgia Army National ...

Like Mike: LeBron overwhelmed after passing Jordan, his hero  The Union-Recorder

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the very first day LeBron James picked up a basketball, he wanted to be like Mike.

Tiger Woods makes Masters 15th and most improbable major  The Union-Recorder

Fallen hero, crippled star, and now a Masters champion again.

Baldwin rolls into Round 3 with win over Columbus  The Union-Recorder

The Baldwin Braves played host to the Columbus Blue Devils Friday night in a second round matchup of the GHSA Class 4A state playoffs. Despite nearly ...

Macon dad pushes academic excellence over athletics  13WMAZ

Father's Day is today, but for one central Georgia dad, sending one son off to college with academic scholarships backing him and preparing another for a future ...

GMC Fine Arts bringing 'Pinocchio' to the stage  The Union-Recorder

A children's classic is coming to the stage this weekend by the Georgia Military College Fine Arts program and others.

Putnam Co. sheriff testifies at Rowe hearing | News  The Union-Recorder

Although an actual date for the murder trial of Donnie Rowe has yet to be set, it still appears it is going to happen sometime later this year.

Savannah police mourn sergeant killed by robbery suspect  The Union-Recorder

Police in Georgia's oldest city are mourning after a 50-year-old patrol sergeant was fatally shot as officers hunted for an armed robbery suspect.

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