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Arrest Made in Early-Friday Morning Shooting in Tuskegee

The Tuskegee Police Department has made an arrest in the shooting of Tuskegee resident Shaquille Shepherd, III. On July 31, around 12:45 am, the Tuskegee Police Department responded to the 200 block of West Martin Luther King Hwy after a call of a person shot. Upon police arrival, officers found that 27-year-old Shepherd with a gunshot wound to chest area….

Tuskegee will wait to play, SIAC Suspends sports through Fall

  ATLANTA, Ga. (July 9, 2020) – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has made the very difficult decision to extend the suspension of all sporting and championship events through the Fall of 2020. This decision was primarily predicated on the overarching concern shared by all SIAC member institutions with regard to the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, students,…

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…

Tuskegee Nursing Home Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

The owner of the Magnolia Haven Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Tuskegee has issued a statement that it has been notified that a part-time employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The notification was made on Tuesday, according to the statement.  The employee is currently asymptomatic and quarantined at home, according to the nursing home. The owner, Ball HealthCare Services,…

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…

Tuskegee Police Investigating Saturday Night Homicide

Pleasant Springs Dr., Tuskegee/Source: Macon County EMA Tuskegee Police are investigating a homicide that took place Saturday night. Sgt. Kimberly Johnson says it happened in the 500 block of Pleasant Springs Drive around 8:00PM. Officers responded to the location on a report of a person shot. Once arriving at the scene, officers found a 30-year-old Tuskegee man dead from a…

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…

Tuskegee Opens $3.1 Million Newly Revitalized National Guard Armory

The Alabama National Guard hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, February 21, at the newly revitalized Benjamin O. Davis Readiness Center in Tuskegee, AL. The Benjamin O. Davis Readiness Center opened in 1989 with an original acquisition cost of $2,223,883. The readiness center is 20,667 SF, on approximately 30 acres. Local dignitaries attending the event included Mayor Lawrence Haygood, and Mrs….