Macon is getting an early start to Halloween. More than a hundred people dressed like zombies will gather on Friday to perform the iconic dance in the late Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. Pilar Wilder, dancer and owner of Hayiya Dance Theatre, has been giving dance lessons to hundreds of wanna-be zombies in Macon's Tattnall Square park once a week.
State officials say sex offenders on parole in Georgia face several restrictions aimed at keeping them from using Halloween to commit crimes. Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles officials say that sex offenders under parole supervision will not be allowed to decorate the outside of their homes or have outside lights turned on.
The Tybee City Council has agreed to move trick-or-treating on the island to Saturday, Oct. 29 because the traditional date falls on a Monday. The change was requested by residents of a single street. But Lewis Avenue has special clout at Halloween. Also known as Trick-or-Treat Street, it draws more than 2,000 people every October.
Halloween this year falls on a Sunday and that's not sitting well with some Georgians who keep the day as religious. They successfully have pushed some city leaders to urge residents to send their kids trick-or-treating on Saturday. And that's led to confusion in Savannah and Macon. Some neighborhood groups had planned for trick-or-treating on Sunday.