Macon County

Drive-Up COVID-19 Tests Offered in Macon County Thursday

The Alabama Department of Public Health says a drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic will be held Thursday, October 15, in Macon County. The tests will be offered from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Shorter Farmer’s Market, 16675 U.S. Highway 80 West in Shorter. The testing clinic is offered by the Macon County Health Department to patients who meet the…

Tuskegee Police Investigating Two Deadly Shootings Tuesday

The Tuskegee Police Department has opened two homicide investigations after deadly shootings Tuesday. Tuskegee Police have arrested 24-year-old Quantavious Jackson in connection to a shooting in the 500 block of Crenshaw Circle.  Jackson is charged with murder and is in the Macon County Jail.  Police say the victim in the shooting is a 26-year-old man. A second homicide investigation is…

Court allows public nuisance suits against 3 Alabama casinos

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Supreme Court says judges in two rural counties were wrong to dismiss lawsuits filed by the state seeking to have three casinos declared public nuisances. The decision means the state can resume cases challenging operations at VictoryLand in Macon County and White Hall Entertainment and Southern Star Entertainment in Lowndes County. The state has…

Macon County Offices Reopen After Closing Due to Multiple Employees Testing Positive for COVID-19

Acting Macon County Commission Chairman Miles Robinson Sr., Sheriff Andre Brunson and EMA / Homeland Security Director Frank H. Lee have deemed all Macon  County offices safe to reopen. The Courthouse and Annex were closed last week due to multiple employees testing positive for COVID-19. The Macon County Courthouse and Annex reopened Wednesday, July 29. All offices and court proceedings…

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…