Macon County

Alabama’s Tuskegee Seeks to Expand Tourism With Conference

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) – Officials are trying to encourage more tourism in the Alabama city of Tuskegee and surrounding Macon County. The east Alabama town of 8,500 is home to Tuskegee University and Moton Field, where the nation’s first black military pilots trained during World War II. It’s also the birthplace of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Leaders hope to…

“Overdue” Repairs To Macon County Bridge Are Almost Complete

It’s been 3 years this month, since drivers have been able to pass on county road 32 in Macon county without being turned around by a “road closed” sign.   Major flooding, destroyed the bridge on the county road also known as Washington Avenue 2015. This is what it looked like last June — nearly a year and a half…

Macon County Single Car Fatal Accident

Auburn Man Dies.

  OPELIKA POST – A single-vehicle crash at 4:45 a.m. today, Oct. 13, has claimed the life of an Auburn man. Jeremy Maurice Dowdell, 32, was killed when the 2004 GMC Yukon in which he was a passenger left the roadway and overturned.  Dowdell, who was not using a seat belt, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and…

One Suspect shot in Macon County manhunt

Three suspects remain at large.

We now have more information on a manhunt in Macon County. One suspect in that man hunt was shot and taken into custody, three other suspects remain at large. It all started around 2:30am Wednesday , September 26. A man sleeping in his car at a truck stop off I-85 exit 42 was attacked by four men. Investigators say after…

Four-Car Crash in Macon County Claims Two Lives

Alabama State Troopers are investigating what caused a deadly four-car crash in Macon County Wednesday morning. Troopers say 71-year-old James McCorvey of Columbus, Georgia and 39-year-old Derrick Shelton of Prattville died in that crash Highway 80, east of Tuskegee. Authorities say McCorvey sideswiped an SUV before hitting Shelton’s car. McCorvery was not wearing a seatbelt and both men died at…

SBI and Notasulga Police Arrest a Murder Suspect

Victim had been reported missing.

The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation’s Joe Herman says a suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in Notasulga in Macon County.   The suspect is 20 year old George Foster, III, above. He’s charged with the shooting death of 25 year old Monterrious Bentley. Bentley had been reported missing early in the week…his body was found on Wednesday….

I-85 Road Project Starts Monday in Macon County

According to the Alabama Department of Transportation road work on Interstate 85 from the Montgomery County line to the Lee County line will begin Monday, June 18. Crews will be widening two bridges northbound and one bridge southbound to accommodate the future acceleration lane extensions at exits 26, 38, and 42. Cable guiderail will be installed throughout the corridor. Drivers…

Town of Shorter Unveils Banner In Remembrance of “Native Son”

A banner unveiled on Friday pays tribute to a man who left a lasting impact in Macon County. That banner, located off Exit 22 of I-85 in Shorter, Alabama, is in memory of Harold T. Powell, who died while on an industry-related trip in Italy last November. He was known for his economic contributions to the town of Shorter ,…

Breaking: Macon County Schools Closed Due to “credible threat”

All Macon county schools were closed Monday following what school officials are calling a “credible” threat. Macon County Sheriff Andre’ Brunson says they were tipped off early Monday this morning from a watch dog service that had discovered the “shoot -’em up” type threat to Macon County Schools on social media. “In this day and age it’s very important to…

i-Team: Policing POV

In addition to handguns and handcuff, a growing number of law enforcement agencies nationwide have added body cameras to the list of standard issue equipment for their officers. Since many cameras started recording over the last few years, the public has been able to see what happened during some heated and controversial encounters. Some of the most recent cases in…