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Month: October 2019

Macon – A Macon woman who fired shots from her vehicle, causing a 2018 fatal traffic crash, was sentenced to prison on Tuesday. Jury selection had been set to begin Tuesday morning in the trial for Kristy Nicoishen Buckner, 25. Buckner instead pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle in the first degree and aggravated assault.…
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Fort Valley – A 52-year-old man was sentenced to prison Wednesday in the August 2018 molestation of a 13-year-old girl at a Fort Valley home. Larry Tennyson Sr., of Fort Valley, pleaded guilty to three counts of child molestation and another related charge during a hearing in Peach County Superior Court. A judge sentenced him…
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Macon – A new Girls Coordinating Council has been formed to better address the needs of girls in the Macon community, District Attorney David Cooke and others announced on Thursday. “Juvenile crime has been a topic of great community concern for quite some time,” Cooke said. “Despite using every prosecutorial resource available from pre-trial diversion…
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Macon – Bibb County grand jurors indicted defendants in four Macon murder cases Tuesday. An indictment is a charging document issued by grand jurors if the group determines probable cause exists for the case to move forward toward trial. Each defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until he or she is proven guilty…
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Macon – A victim compensation fund has been established for alleged victims in a multi-jurisdictional timber fraud and elder abuse case, District Attorney David Cooke announced Tuesday. Cox Land and Timber Inc. filed for bankruptcy in November after being named as a defendant in criminal and civil actions filed by the Macon Judicial Circuit District…
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