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New air evacuation team in Milledgeville aims to save lives

Milledgeville has a new emergency response resource. Frederick Grabenstein has been an emergency responder for over 10 years, but now he's taking on a new adventure as a flight paramedic for Air Evac Lifeteam. "90% of the time if you're going to pick them up in a helicopter, they need you," Grabenst

WMAZ - 2017-09-20 22:16:59

Milledgeville museums to offer free admission Saturday

Several museums in the Milledgeville area will offer free admission Saturday in observance of the Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live! event. "The Smithsonian Magazine has been sponsoring this event for a number of years now," said Amy Wright, the executive director ofGeorgia's Old Capital Museum

UNION-RECORDER - 2017-09-21 14:15:00

Milledgeville man sentenced to 15 years in prison for serial bank robbery

A Milledgeville man was sentenced to 188 months in prison for multiple counts of bank robbery in several cities. Between May 2016 and June 2016, Quinn Morgan, 60, robbed several banks in the Macon area. He robbed the BB&T Bank located at 201 Second Street, the CGR Credit Union located in the Navicen

WMAZ - 2017-09-20 21:50:43

The great Pennsylvania pumpkin sale: Auction to sell tens of thousands by Halloween

MIFFLINBURG, Pa.- The "Great Pumpkin" of "Peanuts" comic strip fame was nowhere to be found, but characterizing the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction as a great pumpkin auction is no cartoonish stretch. The auction - designed for sales to retailers but open to the general public - sold some 150,000 pum

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-21 16:30:00

Five indicted for allegedly defrauding Dolly Parton's foundation

Last year, Dolly Parton set up a foundation to help people who lost their homes in the wildfires that ravaged Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and her beloved Smokey Mountains. Her charity has already handed out $9 million to the fire victims. But now, five people have been indicted after being caught in an e

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-21 21:45:00

The Oklahoma priest who could become the first American-born man to be canonized a saint

A priest from Okarche, Oklahoma, a very small town perhaps most famous for the succulent fried chicken at Eischen's Bar, could help to revitalize the U.S. Catholic Church as the first man and first priest born in this country to be canonized a saint. Perhaps an unlikely candidate to spur such a mome

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-21 18:55:00

Indiana man builds more than 800 water pumps for South American villages

LOGANSPORT, Ind. - Ben Yantis has made more than 800 hand water pumps based off his design over the past 15 years for villages of a South American country to get clean water. The 80-year-old Indiana resident isn't planning on stopping anytime soon. His water pump deliveries are just one part of his

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-21 18:00:00

Your Social Security number may not be secure. But how could we replace it?

They're supposed to be the nine most closely guarded numbers in your life. But with an ever-growing number of companies asking for Social Security numbers - and then hit by cyber breaches exposing them - experts say the Social Security number is clearly a flawed way to accurately identify someone. I

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-21 16:24:00

A teacher's quick reaction saves lives in Illinois high school cafeteria shooting

The main entrance to Mattoon High School Wednesday afternoon after a shooting that left one student injured took place that morning. The suspected gunman was taken into custody by Mattoon Police.Keith Stewart MATTOON, Ill.-- Officials praised the quick reaction of a high school teacher who subdued a

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-21 00:37:00

COLUMN: How the latest effort to repeal Obamacare would affect millions

At the end of July, the nation held its collective breath as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) looked poised to achieve his most formidable parliamentary accomplishment: the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. But Republican hopes were dashed by one of their own, Sen. Joh

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-20 21:45:00

Lack of flood insurance leaves Texans high and dry

A tow driver pulls a car out of flood waters on a feeder road on State Highway 249, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2017, after Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area. Kyle Phillips / The Transcript AUSTIN - Insurance may have covered only 25 to 45 percent of Houston houses flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey, but th

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-20 21:39:00

Former players in NFL concussion settlement may be victimized by predatory practices

PHILADELPHIA - With six- and seven-figure payouts from the NFL concussion settlement starting to circulate, former football players have been approached by several entities trying to get a piece of the court-mandated rewards. They include lenders, lawyers and even fellow players. In an exploratory h

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-20 20:30:00

CURTAIN CALL: Auditions next week for GMC, Milledgeville Players production

"Haul out the holly, put up the tree before my spirit falls again. Fill up the stocking - I may be rushing things, but deck the halls again. And we need a little Christmas, right this very minute. We need a little Christmas now." Now those may seem like out of place lyrics for a day where the outsid

UNION-RECORDER - 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Commission Chairman Hall appointed interim county manager

Baldwin County Commission Chairman Sammy Hall soon is going to get a taste of what it's like to oversee day-to-day operations of county government. Hall will take over as interim county manager until commissioners hire someone to take the place of outgoing County Manager Ralph McMullen. McMullen's l

UNION-RECORDER - 2017-09-21 00:00:00

Alleged gang member indicted on murder charge

A 22-year-old local alleged gang member currently held without bond on murder and other charges was indicted by a Baldwin County grand jury Tuesday. Grand jurors returned a three-count indictment against Orlando Terrell Tatum on charges of murder, felony murder, and possession of a firearm by a conv

UNION-RECORDER - 2017-09-20 23:03:00

Raytheon workers picket, demand better benefits from billion-dollar corporation

ANDOVER, Mass. - Employees at one of the country's largest defense technology and innovation companies are making their voices heard in hopes of securing the benefits they believe they deserve ahead of an important deadline this weekend. Raytheon production employees, whose contract is due to expire

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-20 18:25:00

Equifax may be happy to spend $1 per customer for their trouble

Equifax could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America's credit data. While the 118-year-old credit-reporting firm has been hit with more than 100 consumer lawsuits over its massive security breach, legal experts say there's room for a deal because ne

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-20 16:15:00

America's opioid problem is so bad it's cutting into U.S. life expectancy

Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city's history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4. Those numbers underscore the dizzying size of the current opioid crisis, and the report of the New York bust

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-20 11:32:00

Attorneys general in Appalachia pressure, sue health insurers over opioids

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, right, with West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says Kentucky and West Virginia are facing "the challenge of our lifetime" in dealing with the national opioid crisis.Photo By Andrew Adkins | CNHI News HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - The nation's advancing opi

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-19 19:55:00

Pet may help kid grow up, senior stay healthy

Furry friends can play a significant role in the lives of pet owners. Research verifies the old saying, "Dogs are man's best friend." For a long time, studies have shown that growing up with a pet encourages social skills and self-esteem in kids. Dogs and cats generally provide a higher level of int

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-19 19:30:00