Macon County

Highway Dedicated to First Black Sheriff in the South, Macon Co.

History was honored in Tuskegee on Thursday, as the new Lucius D. Amerson highway was unveiled. Amerson was the first black elected sheriff in the south after reconstruction, in Macon county. With many friends, county officials, and family of Amerson – including son Anthony Amerson – the dedication ceremony was held in Booker T. Washington high school due to inclement…

Johnny Ford Withdraws from House of Representatives District 82 Race

Former Tuskegee Mayor and current Tuskegee City Councilor Johnny Ford has announced he is withdrawing from the race for Alabama House of Representatives, District 82. In a letter released to Alabama News Network  Ford says he is “putting family before politics,” and is having health issues within his immediate family. Ford says he will continue his duties as District II…

Update: Macon County High Speed Chase Ends with Standoff in Montgomery

Update: The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) says the driver has been identified as 29 year old, Joshua Wesley Sweatman, of Georgia. The chase happened at approximately  9:07 p.m. on Tuesday. The car he was driving was a Chevrolet Cruz, the chase ended when Sweatman crashed the Chevrolet Cruz into a guardrail and a light pole at the intersection of…