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Motorcycle clocked at 124 mph in Gray

Motorcycle clocked at 124 mph in Gray

A Georgia State Patrol officer chased a motorcycle speeding from Milledgeville into Macon early Tuesday morning.

According to a Facebook post, a Jones County sheriff's deputy clocked the motorcycle going 124 mph down Hwy 49, but didn't pursue it. The GSP unit lost the motorcycle when it entered Macon city limits.

"My prayer is that an innocent person is now injured," Jones County Sheriff Butch Reece wrote this morning in the Facebook. "Please drive safely and have a great day."

 

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Jones County Greyhounds having historic soccer season

  Several central Georgia soccer teams got the week off for spring break. Now it's back to the pitch for the Jones County Greyhounds, who are in the midst of their best season in school history. Before this season, Jones County never had a winning record, or more than two wins in region play. This year's bunch is changing things. The hounds have a 10-1-1 overall record, and a 3-1 region record. The success has Jones County high school in a fever pitch as the Hounds near the playoffs - something that senior Adam Sole could get used to. "When I started off, no one would ever come to the games," Sole, said at practice on Monday. "Now you have at least 50 people at every game.

Jones County clerk convicted of theft

Jones County clerk convicted of theft
Jones County's county clerk Connie Lee Mize was sentenced to 10 days in the Putnam County jail after being convicted of shoplifting. In June, Connie Lee Mize was accused of stealing items from the Wal-Mart in Putnam. Her lawyer blamed the problem on a faulty scanner at the store. Eatonton police chief Kent Lawrence said Friday that a six-person jury convicted her on a theft misdemeanor Thursday night, after a four-day trial. That trial included a Wal Mart loss-prevention worker who testified for about nine hours. Chief Lawrence said Mize was accused of stealing about 10 items, valued at around $100. She was also sentenced to a year's probation. The Jones County Commission's home page still lists Mize as county clerk and says she has worked for the board since 2002.

Central Georgia Weather Watches and Warnings

Central Georgia Weather Watches and Warnings

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for portions of middle GA for this afternoon.

Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Dodge, Hancock, Houston, Jones, Laurens, Macon, Peach, Pulaski, Taylor, Telfair, Twiggs, Treutlen, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Wilkinson counties are in a Heat Advisory beginning today at 12pm through 8pm.

A Heat Advisory means a period of dangerous heat is expected. Hot temperatures mixed with high humidity creates high heat index values. Heat index values will likely reach near 105° this afternoon.

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McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

(USA TODAY)Not too many years ago, this would have been unthinkable:  buying a bag of McDonald’s-branded coffee at the grocery store.

Ga. officials offer online deer hunting application

Ga. officials offer online deer hunting application

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are encouraging deer hunters to fill out an online application that will allow them to participate in this season's deer quota hunt.

Officials from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division officials say the deadline to submit an application for deer quota hunting is Sept. 1.

Call for Otis Redding stories for memorial

Call for Otis Redding stories for memorial