Micah Johnston is a general assignment reporter for The Macon Telegraph. A Macon native and Mercer University graduate, he joined The Telegraph in 2022. When he’s not writing about anything under the sun, you can find him obsessively following baseball, reading or playing drums.
A Macon federal gangster trial last month connected to an Athens murder used an anonymous jury for safety reasons, court documents show, a rarity in the Middle District of Georgia.
The federal government cited Fort Valley State University’s veterinary science department for six violations during an annual inspection in February, marking the third time in three years the school has been hit with multiple citations.
There was only one murder trial in 2020, according to the Bibb County district attorney’s office, six in 2021 and eight last year — exemplifying a snowballing issue in Bibb County: delayed criminal trials and the impact of those delays on the defendants, attorneys, judges and others enmeshed in the local criminal justice system.
The city of Dublin will host a Demaryius Thomas Day in honor of the late NFL wide receiver and former West Laurens star on July 16.
Thomas was a native of Montrose and starred at West Laurens High School. He played football at Georgia Tech, earning numerous ACC honors as a wide receiver prior to his Pro Bowl NFL career.