Macon County

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…

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 Metro, News, News Video Tags: house fire, Macon…

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…