Macon County

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…

Murdered Rapper Remembered

He and his cousin killed, their bodies apparently dumped in Macon County

A rapper who performed under the name Bambino Gold was buried in Montgomery today. Edward Reeves funeral was held at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Reeves and his cousin— Kendrick Stokes—were murdered. They had been  reported missing on November 5, and their bodies were found in a wooded area in Macon county last week. No arrests so far, Reeves leaves behind…

CrimeStoppers: Help Needed to Solve Deaths of Rapper, Cousin

The Macon County Sheriff needs your help after the bodies of two missing men were found.  The bodies of Edward Reeves and Kendrick Stokes were found Friday night.   Sheriff Andre Brunson doesn’t believe that the men were killed in Macon County. He thinks the bodies were just left there. As we’ve reported, the two men were reported missing from Montgomery earlier…

Macon Co. Bridge Still not Repaired after Almost 2 Years

It’s been almost 2 years since heavy flooding damaged roadways and bridges in Macon County, but repair work has yet to even start in some parts of the county to the disbelief of county officials. A heavily trafficked bridge on Washington Avenue in Tuskegee was one of seven spots heavily damaged back in December of 2015, five of those sites are…

Macon Co. Jailer, Investigator Arrested

Macon Co. Sheriff Andre Brunson has confirmed to Alabama News Network that a jailer and an investigator have both been arrested on various charges. Brunson says jailer Andrew Dixon has been fired after being arrested on four counts of custodial sex abuse. Brunson says court documents say he had sex with four women in the jail. Brunson says investigator Jason Whitt has been fired…

Macon County Woman Arrested For Fatally Shooting Her Grandmother

Macon County authorities are investigating a fatal shooting. Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson says the shooting happened around 11 o’clock Saturday morning at a home on County Road 67. Authorities say the family was preparing to go to a funeral when an altercation broke out between a 22-year-old woman and her 58-year-old grandmother. They say the woman pulled out a gun…

Gov. Bentley, Leonardo Announce Plans For Alabama Manufacturing Facility to Produce Training Aircraft for U.S. Air Force

Tuskegee could become the manufacturing site of a new U-S Air Force training jet. And it could create hundreds of new jobs. CEO of Leonardo DRS, a global aerospace and defense firm, says “We looked at a number of different locations and frankly Alabama , Tuskegee put together the best package”. The company  plans to create an advanced assembly center at…