Becky Purser, The Telegraph

Becky Purser

The Telegraph

Warner Robins, GA, United States

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Past articles by Becky:

Bibb County deputy arrested in statewide racketeering scheme involving gambling machines

A Bibb County sheriff’s deputy was among those arrested after an investigation into a multi-jurisdictional racketeering enterprise. Deputy Rahim Jamal McCarley, 23, of Macon, owns one of three Macon stores raided by authorities Tuesday. → Read More

One dead after gunfire erupts outside Warner Robins nightclub

A 38-year-old man was killed when gunfire erupted outside Club Boss, 532 North Davis Drive, Warner Robins, GA, when shots rang out shortly after 2 a.m. in the club’s breezeway area, according to a Warner Robins police news release. → Read More

One person dead after head-on crash involving fire truck in Jones County

One person is dead after a head-on crash between a work utility pickup truck and a fire truck Tuesday on Ga. 49 near Oak Valley Drive in Jones County, a coroner says. The pickup went down and embankment and caught on fire. → Read More

Second person dies after shooting at apartment building in west Macon

Matthew Davis, 27, died Friday at the Medical Center, Navicent Health, after a shooting at Green Meadows Townhouses on Log Cabin Drive late Wednesday. He is the second person to die from the shooting incident. → Read More

Second man charged with murder in Macon’s ‘Death Valley’ block party shootings

Kenyatta Sharroid Jones Jr., 22, of Macon, has been charged with murder in the “Death Valley” block party shootings that left two dead. He is the second man to be accused of killing 22-year-old Deroderick Ridley. → Read More

1 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at apartment building in west Macon

Antwan Fuller, 20, was shot and killed late Wednesday night at Green Meadows Townhouses in west Macon, Georgia, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Two others were were wounded, one critically. → Read More

Authorities raid 5 Macon businesses, seize gaming machine assets

The GBI raided five Macon, Georgia businesses for alleged commercial gambling violations on Tuesday, June 25: Tom’s Mart, Lucky Food Mart, Quick Zip, Quick Serve and Chevron Marketplace. → Read More

Allies from around Georgia showed up to Downtown Macon Pride. Here’s what it means to them

LGBTQ supporters and gay men and women gathered in Macon Saturday to celebrate Pride and the Stonewall riots anniversary. Some participants told the Telegraph what Pride means to them in Macon. → Read More

Fired transgender Byron fire chief demands her job back

Fired transgender Byron GA fire chief Rachel Mosby demands reinstatement with back pay and benefits in a letter to mayor and council dated Wednesday. Lawsuit could happen if demands are not met, letter says. → Read More

Jones County toddler wounded in head while playing with pistol dies

Jones County, Georgia toddler shot in the head while playing with a gun died Friday at the Medical Center, Navicent Health. The child was pronounced brain dead. His uncle is charged with reckless conduct. → Read More

Two kids were playing with a gun. A 2-year-old was shot in head, Jones County sheriff says

A 2-year-old was shot in the head while playing with a gun with a child, 5, in Jones County, Georgia. The pistol was easily accessbile to the children and the 2-year-old is in critical condition, sheriff says. → Read More

Americus man charged with vehicular homicide in wife’s death after crash in Warner Robins

Johnny F. Williams, 52, Americus, has been charged with vehicular homicide and reckless driving in the May death of his wife after single-vehicle crash in Warner Robins, GA. → Read More

Suspect arrested after pulling gun on Macon-Bibb commissioner during home invasion, police say

Macon-Bibb Commissioner Virgil Watkins had a gun pulled on him during a home invasion at his west Macon residence. 18-year-old Xavier Lewis was charged with home invasion, aggravated assault and armed robbery. → Read More

Macon man dies after being struck by car on Pio Nono Avenue. Driver didn’t stop, cops say

Henry Eugene Brown, 53, of Macon, died from his injuries after he was struck by a car on Pio Nono Avenue late Monday. The driver of a sliver four-sedan that hit Brown did not stop. → Read More

Fleeing vehicle from Bibb County sheriff’s deputies overturns, ejects teen occupants

Three teenagers in a vehicle fleeing from Bibb County sheriff’s deputies were taken to a hospital late Friday night. Two of the teens were seriously hurt. → Read More

Victim in fatal Peach County crash was 70-year-old woman

A 70-year-old woman killed early Wednesday in a head-on crash on Interstate 75 north in Peach County has been identified as Joan Tidwell Vanslyke of Blairsville, Peach County Coroner Kerry Rook said. → Read More

Byron fires transgender fire chief. ‘It was discriminatory,’ attorney says.

The city of Byron GA has fired Rachel Mosby as fire chief, but her Macon, GA, attorney says the action was discriminatory in nature based on her gender identity. → Read More

‘One of the largest illegal gambling operations in Georgia’ is no more, DA says

Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney Dave Cooke announced Thursday the dismantling of “one of the largest illegal gambling operations in Georgia.” → Read More

Jones County coroner resigns after being arrested on 24 felony charges

Jones County Coroner Georgia Jerry Bridges Sr. has resigned after his arrest Tuesday in connection to an alleged scheme at funeral home that bilked clients with pre-need funeral accounts of thousands of dollars. → Read More

Second man dies after deadly ‘Saturday of mayhem’ block party in Macon

Gerald Pennyman, 25, of Macon, died Tuesday from injuries from weekend shooting in Macon, Georgia, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said. → Read More