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Baldwin County Vehicular Homicide Ruling Overturned

A Georgia appeals court has granted a retrial in the case of a woman convicted of vehicular homicide in Baldwin County.

According to court documents, in July 2009, Tammi Lynn McMullen ran into a stationary vehicle on Highway 441 in north Baldwin County. Two men, Albert Lee Harris and Buford Prosser, were outside of their truck trying to reattach a trailer hauling pinestraw. 

Both men were killed in the accident. 

Months later, tests revealed McMullen had significant amounts of methamphetamine, morphine and phentermine, a prescription diet drug, in her blood.

McMullen was then arrested and, in February 2011, convicted of two counts of vehicular homicide and sentenced to 25 years--15 in prison and 10 on probation. 

Consolidation, T-SPLOST Debate and Forum Tonight

Residents of Macon and Bibb County are encouraged to attend a debate Thursday night on the upcoming consolidation vote as well as the T-SPLOST.

Joe Allen is one of the organizers of the event.  He says many local elected officials will be on hand for the debate on both issues.  There will also be a question and answer period.

The debate and forum will be held Thursday, July 12th at 7pm at the Lake Wildwood Clubhouse.  Visitors will need to enter through the Zebulon Road gate.

Milledgeville Drivers Face Long Waits to Renew Licenses

 Some Georgia drivers said they have waited for over two hours to get their license renewed at the Department of Driver Services in Milledgeville. A spokeswoman for the state's DDS is apologizing for the long wait times that drivers have been experiencing across the state as the department gets used to implementing the new license requirements.

Jessica Wood of Milledgeville came to the DDS with all of her documents ready for her license renewal, but she ended up spending most of her morning waiting to be seen.

"I've been here since 9:30, 9:45, and I am here to get my license renewed, and I am still waiting and it's going on 11:40 now," said Wood. "I have kids, I have other appointments to get to, so I am trying to get through with my day, and being here all day isn't helping me get through anything else I have to do."

T-SPLOST Project Lists for Central Georgia Districts

On July 31, people all over Georgia will vote whether to approve a 10-year penny tax to fund transportation projects around the state.

This Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) would generate an estimated $18.67 billion total over 10 years.

It would pay for projects in communities throughout 12 districts, including four that involve Central Georgia counties. 

DEBATE: T-SPLOST PROS AND CONS

Here are the approved lists for the projects, broken down by county, that the T-SPLOST would fund if it is approved.

Central Georgia Region includes Bibb, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Crawford, Peach, Pulaski, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Baldwin and Putnam counties. 

Pigskin Preview: Georgia Military College

Every year college football teams have to make adjustments for losing seniors to graduation, but in junior college the end of every year takes away half your team.

"You can ask any of the coaches here today," said head coach Bert Williams.  "None of them want to play with a bunch of freshman I guarantee you that."

The Bulldogs have 31 signees coming in for summer workouts and they are expected to make an impact right away.  For the returning sophomores, a short roster means going from a rookie to a veteran after one season.

"The more sophomores you have, the more experience, the more understanding of the level of play they are going up against when game days come around," explained Williams.

GMC starts the season on August 30th, hosting Chattahoochee Tech at seven in Milledgeville.

Ben Jones Explains Differences in Summer T-Storms

13WMAZ's Chief Meteorologist Ben Jones takes a look at the differences in the types of thunder storms typically seen during the summer months.

Watch his explanation in the video player above.

Tri-County Reacts to the 2.7 Magnitude Earthquake

It was as if nothing happened.

"I didn't hear, feel or see anything about it," says Francis Lavelle, a student in Milledgeville. 

The ground briefly shook around 10 p.m. but most of the people that 13WMAZ's Judy Le talked to in Milledgeville, Sandersville, and Sparta had no idea.

"I didn't even know it happened until I saw the news this morning," says Courtney Timmerman a college student in Milledgeville. 

"I didn't feel any tremors, the only thing that we had was a little rainstorm yesterday," says Gwendolyn Edwards who works in Sparta. 

Russel Riner, the Washington County EMA, says people could feel a tremble around Linton Road on the Washington-Hancock County Line.

The few people who felt the little quake refused to talk on camera, except for Bobby Bacon.

"The ground was shaking and my porch was trembling a little bit," he says.

One thing is for sure, the news of the rumble took everyone by surprise.