Macon County

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…

Charges for Tuskegee Shooting Suspect Upgraded to Murder After Victim’s Death

On January 8, around 10:00am, the Tuskegee Police Department Investigation Division made an arrest in reference to the murder of 26-year-old, Qundravious Ferguson. The shooting occurred in Tuskegee on December 8. Tre’von Lyles, 19, initially charged with the attempted murder of Ferguson, is now being charged with Murder, due to Ferguson dying from injuries. Lyles was transported to Macon County…

Shorter Volunteer Fire Investigating Early Morning House Fire

The Shorter Volunteer Fire Department is investigating an early morning house fire. The blaze happened off County Road 13 in the Hardaway community. There was no one inside the home at the time of fire, and there no reports of any injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Categories: Montgomery, News, News Video Tags: house fire, Macon County,…

Several Crews Battle Early Morning House Fire in Macon County

In Macon County, crews spent all morning and much of the afternoon tending to a large house fire on County Road 42. Several fire crews from surrounding areas including Franklin, Shorter, Reeltown, Cheehaw & Tuskegee were called to the home just before 3:oo am, and worked to contain the fire for several hours. Firefighters were still extinguishing hot spots well…

Macon County Wreck Claims Life of Union Springs Woman

A single-vehicle accident in Macon County has claimed the life of a Union Springs woman. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said it happened Monday morning just before 8:00AM on County Road 47 near U.S. 29. ALEA officials say the vehicle 54-year-old Alfretia Jones Chambliss was driving left the road and struck several trees. Chambliss was pronounced dead on the scene….

UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed in Accident on I-85 Near Shorter Exit

A pedestrian was killed in an early morning crash on Interstate 85,  near Shorter. Calvin Daniel Eddins, 82, of Greenville was identified as the victim. Police say Eddins was struck by a vehicle as he was walking on Interstate 85 near the 21 mile marker, approximately one mile south of Shorter. The driver of the vehicle did not stop after…

Update: Investigators Remain in Macon County Where Aniah Blanchard’s Body May Have Been Found

Alabama News Network remains on the scene in Macon County, where members of several law enforcement agencies are combing a large area where they found human remains yesterday. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes says there’s good reason to believe the remains are those of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Additional law enforcement members are expected to arrive throughout the day…

Update: Investigators on Scene in Macon County in Aniah Blanchard Case

Members of several law enforcement agencies were still on the scene in Macon County tonight where human remains have been found. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes has said there’s good reason to believe the remains are those of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Blanchard was last seen on video at the Chevron gas station along South College Street in Auburn…

BREAKING: Remains Found in Macon County; Possibly of Aniah Blanchard

    BREAKING: Alabama News Network has confirmed that human remains have been found in Macon County. Those remains could possibly be those of Aniah Blanchard. The remains were found off Exit 22 of Interstate 85, near Shorter, off Macon County Road 2. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told WRBL-TV in Columbus, Georgia, that “I can confirm that human…