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Man dies after bar fight in Tennille


Authorities are still waiting on autopsy results to determine the cause of death for a Tift County man who died after a bar fight in Tennille.

That's according to Tennille Police Chief Joel Cochran.

He said it's still unclear whether Anthony Pollock actually died from injuries in the fight or some other cause.

Chief Joel Cochran says it happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday at the Porch Bar & Grill. He says officers responded to the reported fight and found several people fighting.

Pollock, was conscious when officers arrived but later died at Washington County Regional Medical Center. He was 39.

After an autopsy Friday, Cochran said Pollock's cause of death was still unknown.

Cochran said he'd ask the GBI to assist the investigation.

UPDATE: FBI offers reward for tip, arrest of bank robber


UPDATE: The FBI said Tuesday they're offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a Sanderville bank robber.

Wells Fargo, located off of Highway 15 and Myrtle Way was robbed Aug. 15 at 10:15 a.m.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery should contact the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68Crime (1-877-682-7463 or (478) 742-2330.

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Sandersville police are looking for the man who robbed Wells Fargo Bank at gunpoint Saturday morning.

Prosecutors seek death penalty in east Ga. slaying


The Augusta Chronicle reports Middle Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altman announced his intention Friday to pursue a death sentence for 37-year-old Anthony Mereal Lemon of Wadley.

Lemon was charged last month with murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping, rape and sodomy in the slaying of 29-year-old Jamillah Mia Holmes of Sandersville. A county worker found her body May 12 at a garbage collection site near Wadley.

The decision to seek death of Lemon was announced during a preliminary hearing in Superior Court. Lemon has been jailed without bond.


Supermoon back this weekend


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The full moon this weekend will be another so-called "Supermoon," the first of three to grace the sky this year. Since the moon is "fullest" early Saturday morning, you can look for the Supermoon both Friday and Saturday nights.

A Supermoon occurs when the moon is somewhat closer to Earth than it typically is, and the effect is most noticeable when it occurs at the same time as a full moon, according to James Garvin, chief scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

Frank Malloy says his wife's condition improving

Frank Malloy says his wife's condition improving

Our colleague Frank Malloy says that his wife Marilyn's condition is improving after she was critically injured in a car crash and doctors are satisfied with her progress.

And he said: "our family remains overwhelmed by the continued support of so many wonderful people in Central Georgia. We feel truly blessed!!"

Frank told us that Marilyn had surgery Tuesday for a broken leg and that it went well.

She was injured Monday afternoon when her car left the northbound lane of Rivoli Drive, went down an embankment and hit a tree.

It happened near Wesleyan Drive.

Marilyn Malloy is being treated at the Medical Center.


After 93 years, Civil War drum returns to Sandersville


Jan Sparks' great-grandfather was a drummer boy in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

She said that growing up, the drum was displayed in her house.

Now, it's displayed publicly so that others can appreciate it, too.

Jan's great grandfather, Thomas Harris Sparks was only 14 years old at the start of the Civil War.

Since the minimum age to enlist was 16, Sparks became a volunteer for the Confederate Army as a drummer boy.

"He carried the drum and was a drummer boy until the Battle of Cold Harbor," Jan Sparks said, "At Cold Harbor, the fighting was so fierce, he put the drum down and picked up a gun, and that was the last he saw of the drum."

Until 50 years after the war.

That's when Thomas Sparks saw a letter in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Crop mob helps out Sandersville farm


The Forest Grove Farm in Sandersville received a few extra pairs of hands.

The Crop Mob of Middle Georgia showed up to help with some much needed tasks for the farm.

The Crop Mob Organization is a group of young volunteers that go to different farms and help where it is needed.

Lyle Lansdell, owner of the Forest Grove Farm in Sandersville, has over 600 acres of land to take care of herself.