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Chamber builds up Oconee’s leaders
Great leaders make great communities and great communities make even better leaders, so the people behind Leadership Oconee believe. Leadership Oconee, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, boasts two programs: one for students and another for adults.
Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills features in film shot in Eatonton
MACON, Ga. — It was opening night for the Milledgeville-Eatonton Film Festival Tuesday. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills and other cast members walked the red carpet for the premiere of a short film called "83 Days." Sabrina Burse went to the Plaza Arts Center for the event.
Griffeth gives update on ‘Project Snowflake’
Members of The Development Authority of Milledgeville and Baldwin County (DAMBC) continue trying to attract new local industry. And one of the ways of doing such is keeping in touch with those interested in expanding their operations or starting new operations.
Commissioners approve low bid to replace HVAC at jail
Members of the Baldwin County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously last week to accept the low bid of $409,000 from a business in Macon-Bibb County to replace the HVAC system at the county jail.
County behind in road paving. Citizens may vote on a TSPLOST
At a town hall last week, Commissioner Chuck Horton hinted at a referendum for an additional cent added to Oconee’s existing sales tax of seven cents per dollar. Of that 7 percent, 4 percent is state sales tax, 1 percent local option sales tax (LOST), another 1 percent for education spending (ELOST)
GBI arrests 4 men in copper theft case at CSH
Four Milledgeville men have been arrested by agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) in connection to a “large-scale” operation involving copper thefts from buildings on the campus of Central State Hospital in Milledgeville.
Bernardi skydives to raise funds for ESP
When Extra Special People says ‘Jump,’ the Oconee community asks, ‘How high?’. ESP’s Big Jump fundraiser pairs campers and community leaders into fundraising teams, with the project culminating in a day of skydiving, food and entertainment.
Sixth annual Milledgeville-Eatonton Film Festival underway
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — When Jeremiah Bennett came to Milledgeville in 2012 to work as a production assistant on the reality show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” he found much more than an interesting family that captivated America’s television audience.
Relay starts Fri at 6 p.m.
Oconee County Relay for Life is Friday at Oconee County Middle School’s track and field. Beginning at 6 p.m. and running until midnight, this year’s Relay for Life will be nearly twice as big as previous years’ events.
Families enjoy Oconee’s natural beauty
“What on Earth?,” an environmental festival held last Saturday at Harris Shoals park, gave families the opportunity to get in touch with nature, as well as to learn about the best ways to preserve it.
SURVEY SAYS! GC employee and family to compete in upcoming airing of ‘Family Feud’
Caroline Long, an alum and current employee of Georgia College, knows exactly what she and her family will be doing Tuesday night. They will be glued to their televisions watching the popular game show known as “Family Feud,” which has been on the air for more than 40 years. Members of the Long fami
Glascock County to hold Amnesty Day
What is Amnesty Day? It is a day set aside by Glascock County Commissioners to allow county residents to dump trash at the landfill for no charge. Tires are the only exception due to the disposal cost of $3 per tire. This year Amnesty Day is set for Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Daybreak Interview – Milledgeville-Eatonton Film Festival
MACON, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – Calling all movie buffs! This week, you can enjoy 116 feature length and short films at the 6th annual Milledgeville-Eatonton Film Festival. Jeremiah Bennett, the co-founder of the film festival, visited Daybreak to tell us more about it.
State Sen. Jones talks about Atlanta airport
During this year’s Georgia General Assembly, state Sen. Burt Jones addressed a number of important issues, including looking into the possibility of the state taking over day-to-day operations of the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport — one of the busiest airports in the world.
Food pantry celebrates 20 years
A crowd of well-wishers came to the food pantry on Nelms Street in Louisville Friday, March 29, to celebrate the pantry’s 20th anniversary. Blanche Greene, the pantry’s director, cut a gold ribbon to mark the occasion. A lunch of sandwiches, chips and soft drinks was served in the fellowship hall of
Planning underway to mark airport’s 60th
Planning is underway for a couple of big dates right around the corner in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of Baldwin County Regional Airport. Several local officials, as well as volunteers, gathered Monday afternoon at the airport for another planning session. The group also included Baldwin C
Commissioners adopt resolution seeking court action
The Baldwin County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution Tuesday that will lead them back into another legal battle with the city of Milledgeville. This time around it’s concerning water in the unincorporated areas of the county.
Here's the 'Good News' that happened in Central Georgia: April 14-20
1. Former Dublin High School student returns as newly named principal. Jaroy Stuckey used to walk to halls of Dublin High School as a student more than a decade ago. Now he's returning as their newly named principal.
City to help library with funding for HVAC
A helping hand is being extended from members of Milledgeville City Council to Twin Lakes Library System officials in reference to funding needed to replace a worn out HVAC system at downtown’s Mary Vinson Memorial Library.
Jones, Williams recap legislative topics
State Sen. Burt Jones and state Rep. Rick Williams, who represent the local delegation in the Georgia General Assembly, recapped some of the major issues discussed under the Gold Dome during Wednesday’s Eggs & Issues event held by the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce.