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FBI Investigating Carmike Bomb-Threat Suspect

The FBI says it knows who made bomb threats that cleared out Carmike Cinemas theatres last week -- but that person is no longer a threat.

In a statement released Thursday, FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett said the investigation is still open and no details would be released. 

The release does not name the suspect.

By email, Emmet declined to comment further, including saying whether the suspect is in custody.

Carmike Cinemas released the following statement Thursday morning: "The FBI has identified the person responsible for the bomb threats that occurred last Friday, August 17, 2012 involving Carmike Cinemas and believes he is no longer a threat."

Last week, someone made a bomb threat to the Columbus, Ga-based national movie theater chain. Police searched various Carmike theaters, including ones in Dublin and Milledgeville, and found no evidence of significant threats.

Job Openings in Milledgeville

Job Openings in Milledgeville

Each Thursday, a representative from the Georgia Department of Labor visits 13WMAZ and discusses the current job market, listing several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. We air this segment at 5 p.m. We showcase other available jobs on the Thursday morning show as well. We update the jobs listed here each week.

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. You can also check out other jobs on the Georgia Department of Labor's website.

Voters to Decide Runoffs, Bibb School Board Races

Voting continues until 7 p.m. for runoff races across Central Georgia and three school board races.

On the ballot in various counties: congressional races, county races and seats in the Georgia General Assembly.

Bibb County voters will also decide three board of education races, delayed for three weeks due to a lawsuit over district lines.

These are the school board races. All candidates are Democrats.

District 1, Michael McKeever,incumbent Ella Carter, Brenda Sutton
District 2, Angel Davis Hopper, Alan Patrick Taylor, Thelma Dillard.
District 3, Merritt Johnson, incumbent Susan Sipe.

These runoff races are on the Aug. 21 ballot in various counties

Voters in Crawford, Macon, Peach, Dooly and Taylor counties and most of Bibb County will decide a Republican primary in the 2nd congressional district between Rick Allen and John House. The winner will run against incumbent Sanford Bishop.

Milledgeville Man Charged With Threatening School on Facebook

Milledgeville police say they arrested and charged a man with terroristic threats after they read a post he made on social media.

Milledgeville Police Chief Dray Swicord says an officer read a post on Facebook Aug. 9 that talked about "shooting up a school."

Police say the post was made by 32-year-old Steven Martin. 

Swicord says they charged Martin with terroristic threats and officers picked him up several hours later walking down a road.

Martin is still in the Baldwin County jail.  He had no prior arrests or criminal record.

 

Bomb Threats Prompt Evacuations of Carmike Cinemas

(WXIA) -- Officials with Carmike Cinemas were responding Friday morning to reports of bomb threats at their theater locations across the nation Friday morning.

Fire departments have responded to locations of the theater chain in many areas. The chain has 236 theaters in 35 states across the nation. In Georgia, Columbus-based Carmike owns 25 theaters.

Officials said a bomb threat was called into Carmike's corporate offices in Columbus Friday morning, claiming multiple bombs had been planted in theater locations across the country.

Calls to the Carmike locations in Milledgeville and Dublin went unanswered. 

13WMAZ called Milledgeville Police and City of Dublin Police who said they didn't know anything about an evacuation in area theaters Friday afternoon.

13WMAZ went out to the Carmike theater in Milledgeville and found three officers arriving and going inside the theater. Three theater employees also arrived at the theater.

Job Opening in Milledgeville

Job Opening in Milledgeville

Each Thursday, a representative from the Georgia Department of Labor visits 13WMAZ and discusses the current job market, listing several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. We air this segment at 5 p.m. We showcase other available jobs on the Thursday morning show as well. We update the jobs listed here each week.

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. You can also check out other jobs on the Georgia Department of Labor's website.

Here are the jobs for July 26, 2012:

 

Bands Sought for Savannah's 2nd Rock Marathon

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Organizers of Savannah's second Rock 'n' Roll Marathon are seeking local bands to provide the event's live soundtrack.

The road race that brought 30,300 visitors to Georgia's oldest city is returning Nov. 3. Organizers tout the fun of running as live bands perform on stages set up along the course.

The Savannah Morning News reports organizers are seeking 40 bands to fill slots on 24 stages throughout the city.

Savannah's first Rock 'n' Roll Marathon last November was billed as one of the city's largest ever tourist events. A study conducted after the event estimated it brought $17.9 million in direct spending.

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