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Monroe County Veterans Memorial Dedication

The Monroe County Veterans Memorial Dedication is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Courthouse Square in Forsyth, Ga.

The dedication program will include an address by Retired Brig. Gen. Stewart Rodeheaver of Monroe County.

Mary Persons High School Band and Debra Bruner-Smith of Monroe will perform various musical selections.

Recognition will be given for all veterans and active duty personnel, of the family of Sgt. Philip Dodson and all families of all Honor Roll servicemen listed on the walls of the memorial.

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Miller-Motte Technical School Opens

Miller-Motte Technical College's new location has officially opened on Tom Hill Sr. Blvd., Monday, Nov. 8.

The new campus presents a variety of programs including Associate of Occupational Science Degree programs in: Dental/Assisting, Human Resource Management, Healthcare Information Technology, Management, Medical Laboratory Technician and Security and Investigation.

Certificate programs include: Clinical Office Assistant, Dental Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Office Assistant and Medical Laboratory Assistant. 

MMTC will create 60 jobs for the Macon community.

Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, Miller-Motte College was originally formed in Wilmington, N.C. in 1916. The college has grown to establish 15 campuses in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia over the years.

Bandfest to Benefit Crisis Line and Safe House

Capricorn Studios Receives One Bid at Auction

From the drawing boards to the auction block: That's the story of Macon's historic Capricorn Studios, which went up for bid again Thursday night. 

The old building is at 536 Broadway.

The only bid received on the property was for $125,000 at an
auction that took place at 7 p.m. at the Macon Marriott City Center on
Coliseum Drive. The auction house Hudson & Marshall ran the auction.

Bill Bonbrake from Bolingbroke was the only bidder on the property and could be the new owner if the bank accepts his bid.

He says he wants to use the building as an investment property.

Back in the 1970s, the Allman Brothers and other Southern rock groups made music there.

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I-75 Southbound Double Lane Closure

Nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9 to Friday, Nov. 12., there will be a double lane closure between mile markers 184 and 182 on I-75 southbound.

Crews will continue emergency bridge repairs on the Simmons Road/Bunn Road Bridge over I-75 Southbound.

According to Department of Transportation Communications Officer Kimberly Larson, the Simmons Road/CR 15 Bridge over I-75 in Monroe County was damaged when a vehicle collided with the guardrails and columns in August. Georgia Department of Transportation Bridge Inspectors were dispatched to the scene for inspection and deemed the bridge unsafe for travel and immediately shut down the bridge.

Medical Center of Central Georgia Announces Lung Cancer Disease Site Team

To better serve the residents of Central and South Georgia, The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) has created The Lung Cancer Disease Site Team. This multidisciplinary group of physicians is focused on assessing, planning, monitoring and coordinating the delivery of lung cancer care services to MCCG patients. Each physician involved in the team brings a unique body of knowledge and expertise to the process. The sharing of information and ideas results in a coordinated and comprehensive care plan for patients with input from all specialties. The multidisciplinary team includes lung cancer surgeons, general surgeons, pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, primary care physicians and other health care providers.

Missing Girl Returns Home After Reported Kidnapping

A 15-year-old Monroe County girl returned home after she said she was kidnapped at knifepoint Saturday night, according to a Monroe County sheriff's office news release.

The release says Brianna Bertram went to her neighbor's house to feed their cat around 6:30 p.m. When she entered the home, according to the account she gave authorities, a masked man threw a blanket over her head and took her out of the house at knifepoint.

The man then walked Bertram into a wooded area nearby, the release says. She told authorities she was able to escape when the man took off the blanket. She said she hid in the woods briefly before returning home around 1 a.m. Sunday.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case.

If you have any information call 478-994-7043.