4th of July

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Thursday marked the 50th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race and it turned out to be a historic one.

Billed as the world’s largest 10K, a $50,000 bonus was on the line for the elite men and women runners and wheelchair athletes if they were able to break the course records for their divisions.

All four of them did.

Experts Say Play It Safe With Fireworks

Jul 2, 2019
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The Macon-Bibb Fire Department set off fireworks in their own parking lot, demonstrating how to safely handle, ignite and launch fireworks. 

Macon's fire department receives over 150 calls regarding firework accidents annually. Macon-Bibb Fire Chief Marvin Riggins said a majority of those accidents are eye injuries.