Macon County

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…

Macon County Escaped Inmate Caught

Nakelon Vason/Source: Macon County Sheriff’s Office The search for an escaped inmate in Macon County is over. Sheriff Andre Brunson said 22-year-old Nakelon Vason, who escaped from the Macon County Jail, was captured Thursday evening. Sheriff Brunson said just before 8:00PM, he received a credible tip through the Macon County E-911 Communications Center. Approximately 20 minutes later, authorities located Vason…

UPDATE: Road in Tuskegee Reopens After Being Closed For Major Gas Leak

  Tuskegee Police have reopened the stretch of Highway 80 West between Webb Avenue and Josephine Street after crews repaired a gas leak. The road was closed for about three hours while crews made the repairs. Categories: Montgomery Metro, News Tags: gas leak, Josephine Street, Macon County, tuskegee, Tuskegee Police Department, Webb Avenue

Reaction from Macon County on Gambling Bill Failing in the Senate

Officials in Macon county react to the gambling bill failing to pass in the senate Tuesday. Victoryland is one of the few electronic bingo facilities that are open in Alabama. In recent years Victoryland has not been fully operational even before the pandemic. This has drastically affected the revenue in Macon County. Macon county Commission Chairman Louis Maxwell says it…

Macon County Partners with CVS for COVID-19 Vaccine for Residents

Macon County is making the COVID-19 vaccine available to more residents in Macon County. Macon County officials are partnering with CVS Pharmacy in Tuskegee to offer the vaccine. In addition to CVS, Macon County residents can still receive the vaccine at the Macon County Health Department, Prime Health Care and from private physicians. CVS is offering vaccines at surrounding areas…

Body of Homicide Victim Found in Macon County

UPDATE: Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson says the victim has been identified as 27-year-old Jonathan Daniel.  Brunson says Daniel’s body was found on Pistol Range Road in Notasulga. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office has made one arrest in the case.  Brunson says they are continuing to look for more suspects.   ORIGINAL STORY: Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson has confirmed…

COVID-19 Testing Event Held in Shorter Thursday

covid-19 IMG_4482 IMG_4483 IMG_4479 IMG_4477 IMG_4476 IMG_4487 IMG_4478 On Thursday, October 15, The COVID-19 Specimen Collection Clinics conducted a Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing event. The event hosted at Shorter Farmer’s Market was from 9am-11am. The ADPH tested those who are COVID-19 experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or those who are high risk. They prepared to test 50 people. Results will be back in…