Macon County

Pedestrian Killed While Walking on Interstate 85 in Macon County

An early morning car crash has claimed the life of a pedestrian in Macon County. According to Senior Trooper Micheal Carswell, Anthony Bethel was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while he walking on Interstate 85 around 3 am on June 27. The collision occurred at the 41-mile marker, approximately three miles north of Tuskegee. Bethel was pronounced…

Macon County Deputies Investigating Cross Burning

  Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson says deputies are investigating a cross burning. It happened on the Macon County Road 54 overpass that goes over Interstate 85. That’s between Tuskegee and Auburn. The cross was spotted last night. The sheriff is asking people to be aware of their surroundings, especially at night, and to stay home if possible. If you…

Two People Killed Saturday Morning in a Head on Collision in Macon County

Two people have been killed in a two-vehicle crash that happened earlier this morning in Macon County.  The crash occurred at 10:15 a.m. on U.S. 80 near the 179-mile marker, approximately five miles east of Tuskegee. Antonio D. Stanley, 38, of Atlanta, Georgia, was killed when the 2020 Dodge Ram pickup he was driving crossed the centerline and collided with…

Family Offering $5,000 Reward for Information in 1998 Macon County Murder

It’s been 22-years since a Macon County murder case went cold. Sylvia Dowdell’s body was found with multiple gunshot wounds under a bridge on Macon County Road 22 in 1998. She was missing for about a week before her body was found. Dowdell was a mother of seven and one of the daughters returned to where the body was found…

Tuskegee Church Ensuring the Community Doesn’t Go Hungry During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Macon County church is helping out its community– making sure families don’t go hungry during these hard times. Members of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Tuskegee held a food drive in the town square early Saturday morning. Members passed out sacks filled with sandwiches, chips, fruits, and drinks. Church leaders said they…

Macon County Prepares for the Severe Weather That’s Expected Thursday

Along with most of the River Region, Macon County is preparing for another severe weather day on Thursday, April 23. In preparation for the severe thunderstorms, hail, and damaging winds that are expected, the county is sanitizing shelters and making plans to open several new safe places. The Macon County Emergency Management Agency, says the COVID-19 Pandemic has prompted the…

Macon County Opens Covid-19 Testing Site

Alabama News Network has confirmed via the Macon County EMA Director: After days of lobbying and requesting that Macon County gets its citizens tested, we will have public testing on Monday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m in Macon County at the Macon County Health Department. The screening process for public drive up testing will be provided once all procedures…

Coronavirus Testing Now Available Macon County at Two Medical Facilities

COVID-19 testing is available in Macon County at two medical facilities. The facilities will be at Tuskegee Medical and Surgical Center and Tuskegee Quality of Life Health Services. Strict rules are in place for the testing. The Tuskegee Medical and Surgical Center is only seeing patients who have already been going there for medical services. If you are currently, seeing a…

Macon County EMA Director Urging Churches Not to Meet for Services, Funerals

Macon County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Lee has sent a notice to churches in his county not to have in-person meetings, funerals or other activities. Here is the note that Alabama News Network obtained: I am suggesting that all house of worships in Macon County  consider having virtual church services or other non contact forms of worshiping.(to include funerals…

Macon County Residents Prepare for Potential Severe Weather

We are getting ready for potentially severe storms this weekend. Tornadoes are possible, which means now is the time to prepare- especially for residents living in mobile homes. You have probably heard at some point in your life that mobile homes are not safe during tornadoes. Officials say that if you live in a mobile home that it’s best to…