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Police Ask for Help in Search for Runaway Teen

Authorities are asking for any information that will help them find a missing Newton County teen.

16-year-old Savonia Coney was last seen in Macon early Wednesday morning at Melody's Magic Mart on Rocky Creek Road.

Coney is a black female, standing 5'5" and weighing around 130 pounds.

According to a BOLO from Macon Police spokeswoman Jami Gaudet, authorities believe Savonia has run away from home.

If you know anything about her whereabouts, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-877-CRIME.

Wounded Warrior Comes Home

Hundreds lined the streets in downtown Hawkinsville to honor their hometown hero, Marine Corporal Tony Mullis. In April, Mullis lost both of his legs when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan.

"Emotions are running high today," says Mullis' mother, Cozetta Quigg.

People waved flags and wore yellow to welcome Corporal Mullis home.

"We're behind him, I may not have talked to him or known him personally but he was one that we sent over," says Laird Van Gorder of Warner Robins.

Mullis' brother, Dustin, says he can't wait to go fishing with Tony. "Glad he is coming home and can't wait to see him," said Mullis.

Four hundred motorcycles led the parade and the streets were guarded by United States Marines.

Several State Representatives showed their support for the guest of honor. Mullis' mother, Cozetta Quigg, who serves in the United States Air Force, says she wanted to show her son how proud she is  by wearing her dress blues.

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Man Killed in Dodge County Scooter Chair Accident

A man was killed in Dodge County Thursday afternoon after a pickup truck hit his scooter chair.

County Coroner Joe Smith says the 67-year-old man was riding the scooter chair when he was hit at 5th and Pine Streets in Eastman around 3:45 p.m.

Smith said the man was airlifted to the Medical Center of Central Georgia, where he died just before 7 p.m.

Smith did not release the man's name because the family has not been notified yet.

The Georgia State Patrol office in Helena said they had no information available on the accident.

Hawkinsville Prepares for Marine's Homecoming

"We'd like to give him a hero's welcome." says Leslie Sewell, Hawkinsville's Fire Chief.

Hawkinsville will welcome Marine Corporal Tony Mullis with a parade on Saturday.  The parade will start at noon on Saturday at the intersection of Commerce Street and Progress Avenue.

Mullis lost both of his legs in April when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan, the day after his son Cason was born.

Gayle Ayers, owner of Wild Flowers Florist, says she delivered flowers to Mullis' wife that very day, just hours before they found out he had been wounded in combat.

"I've known Tony for quite some time. I did his flowers when they got married. I was there when he joined the church and was baptized, and he's just a terrific young guy that has really gone and made something great out of his life." says Ayers.

How to Nominate Your Top Teacher

Many students are back at school working hard and so are our Junior Journalists.

Logan Arnold, one of our Junior Journalists spent the day learning how to nominate a teacher for Our Teacher is Tops.

He sat down with Executive Producer, Kari Buckindail to find out everything you need to know about nominating your teacher.

She says the My Teacher is Tops program helps students in Central Georgia thank their teachers for how much they do in the classroom. 

So how do you nominate your favorite teacher? "You send us a letter and it needs to be a one page hand written letter that tells us how great that teacher is why you like that teacher." says Buckindail.

The letter need to include the name of your teacher, the school he or she teaches at and what grade they teach.

Bleckley opens sub-region play with extra inning win versus Dodge Co.

Bleckley opens sub-region play with extra inning win versus Dodge Co.

Of the five games Dodge and Bleckley played last year, three were decided by one or two runs.  So when the two teams met Tuesday in Cochran to begin sub-region play, another close contest seemed to be in order.  Katie Selph's two out single put Dodge ahead in the first. 

A Lana Maddox RBI single in the third tied things at one.  In the bottom of the sixth, Kelsey Darsey's sac fly gave Bleckley their first lead of the game.  With two out and two on in the seventh, a throwing error allowed both to score.  The next batter singled base hit made it 4-2 Dodge going to the bottom of the seventh.

Lana Maddox's RBI double made it 4-3.  With two outs, a pop fly by Taylor Little fell to the infield.  SunnyKate Darsey followed with a single to tie things at four. 

The eighth inning (played under international tiebreaker rules) would be delayed due to rain.  The Dodge runner would be left stranded.&nbsp