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Lucas defeats Paris in state Senate race

Lucas defeats Paris in state Senate race

With 40 of 40 precincts reporting in Bibb County, David Lucas will apparently retain the state Senate 26 seat.

Lucas, a Democrat, took 5,770 votes in Bibb County to challenger Miriam Paris's 2,530.

Lucas will not have a Republican challenger in the general election.

District 26 includes Hancock, Washington, Wilkinson, Twiggs and parts of Jones, Bibb and Houston counties.

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Man accused of hitting wife with car at gas station

Man accused of hitting wife with car at gas station

A man is in jail today after allegedly hitting his wife with his car at a Macon gas station Monday.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says Jones County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Alfrado Hester, age 49 of Gray.
Hester is charged with criminal attempt to commit murder after investigators say he allegedly hit his wife with his car.

That happened around 11:25 a.m. Monday, at a Sunoco gas station on Houston Avenue in Macon.
Hester's wife,Angela Hester, age 37 of Gray was taken to the Medical Center, and is listed in critical condition.

Jones County ballot includes SPLOST

Jones County ballot includes SPLOST

If you vote in Georgia's state primary on Tuesday, you'll do more than choose among candidates.

You'll probably also be looking at some ballot questions, on topics ranging from SPLOSTs to Sunday alcohol sales to Georgia's minimum wage and its stand-your-ground law.

But all that will depend on where you live and which party primary you vote in.

And some of those questions are binding votes, and others are just straw polls to measure public opinion.

Georgia among states with most dog bite claims

Georgia among states with most dog bite claims

(CBS News) They're beloved family members, but they can also be deadly nuisances.

In the same week that a video went viral showing a hero cat saving a little boy from a random dog attack, research revealed the cost of dog bite claims has risen 45 percent in the last decade

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FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

(WXIA) -- The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for any information about a missing Putnam County woman.

Just after noon Tuesday, Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers launched a specially equipped pontoon boat brought in from Lake Lanier to search a portion of Lake Oconee for 87-year-old Shirley Dermond.

She's been missing for exactly one week since the decapitated body of her husband, Russell, 88, was found in the garage of their nearby lakefront home.

Jones County voting on SPLOST

By Kristen Swilley, 13WMAZ

Jones County voters will soon decide whether they want a special purpose sales tax or SPLOST.

Robins Federal Credit Union Sponsors Daylily Festival

Robins Federal Credit Union Sponsors Daylily Festival

Gray, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union contributed $500 to Gray Station Better Hometowns to renew their sponsorship of the Daylily Festival. The event will be held Friday, June 6th through Saturday, June 7th.

Robins Federal Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Federal currently provides financial services to over 155,000 members, with assets exceeding $1.9 billion. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the 16 counties Robins Federal serves.