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Oconee flight paramedic saves lives

The son of a volunteer firefighter, Jaron Queen says the job is a calling. Queen, who earlier this year was named both the Station 6 Fire Fighter of the Year and First Responder of the Year, also works as a flight paramedic when he isn’t volunteering to serve his community.


Tri-County EMC to host Electric Vehicle Day in Milledgeville

Tri-County EMC and the Milledgeville-Baldwin Chamber of Commerce are hosting EV19 at Central Georgia Technical College’s Milledgeville Campus on April 26. This is an opportunity to test drive an EV, learn the basics of the industry, the benefits of EV and your business, the future of the mechanic pr


Commissioners approve changes to animal welfare ordinance

The Baldwin County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted changes to the county animal control ordinances following a public hearing held Tuesday. Baldwin County Manager Carlos Tobar read aloud to commissioners a summary of the changes. Under the approved changes:


GMC Names Employee of the Year

Georgia Military College named Donnie Meeks Employee of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year. Mr. Meeks has had an impactful career at Georgia Military College spanning over 12 years. He is the Shipping and Receiving Manager in GMC’s Engineering Department. After retiring from Central State Hospit


Felon with over 20 warrants arrested in west Macon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb County Sheriff’s gang unit investigators along with the Washington County Sheriff’s gang unit captured a felon with over twenty warrants from several agencies.


Police chief makes presentation to City Council

Milledgeville Police Chief Dray Swicord made a special presentation last Tuesday afternoon to members of City Council during a work session concerning a new speed monitoring program in three local school zones.


UNSUNG HEROES: Proclamation praises local E-911 dispatchers

Emergency 911 dispatchers in Baldwin County and Milledgeville are being saluted this week in observance of National Telecommunications Week. A special proclamation was presented Tuesday night to Baldwin County Emergency 911 Director Mandy Ptak from the Baldwin County Board of Commissioners commemora


China Temple slates appreciation services

China Temple Holiness Church of Wrightsville began appreciation services on April 16, honoring Assistant Pastor Gladys Whicker of the Cross Green Community. Services will continue this week on April 17 and April 19 at 7:30 p.m. each night.


Milledgeville woman arrested for battery

A 40-year-old Milledgeville woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after she was involved in a physical altercation with another woman, local authorities say. No one was seriously injured.


Kroger to help in safe medication disposal

The Milledgeville Kroger will participate in helping area residents safely dispose of prescription medications from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. The store’s pharmacy staff will work closely with drug agents from the Ocmulgee Drug Task Force to collect outdated medications or medicines no longer be


30 Jobs Available Around Bartow County

BARTOW COUNTY, GA — Businesses across the region are looking for new employees and Patch has partnered with ZipRecruiter to provide you with our searchable jobs board. Here are some recent job postings in Cumming. See hundreds of openings at our Cartersville Job Boards.


GALLERY: Hancock library grand opening

The new Hancock library annex is located at 127 E. Hancock St. in downtown Milledgeville. In addition to housing the previously announced incubator office space for a local startup business, the library’s half of the 7,500-square foot building will serve as an extension of its downtown branch.


FILLING A NEED: First-ever special needs Easter egg hunt to be held Thursday

Social media can be a mixed bag. Often it’s a place where people go to complain about the world or share badly-sourced information, but every so often a ray of sunshine makes its way through the clouds.


GDOT closes all US 441 lanes for GSP investigation

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Tuesday morning, the Georgia Department of Transportation is closing all US 441 lanes. This allows the Georgia State Patrol to conduct a follow-up investigation for a car crash that killed multiple people earlier this month.


HOLE IN WON: Golfer nabs hole-in-one, brand new truck

Tony Wages came away a big winner at the 2019 Milledgeville-Baldwin Chamber Golf Classic Monday. His hole-in-one on the par 3 11th at The Club at Lake Sinclair earned him a brand new Dodge Ram donated by Milledgeville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Wages has been playing golf for 30 years now, and has com


Proclamation presented to Milledgeville Exchange Club

A special proclamation was presented to members of the Milledgeville Exchange Club in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month during Tuesday night’s Milledgeville City Council meeting at city hall.


Oconee Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

OCONEE, GA — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Wind Advisory for your area on Sunday, lasting from 10:38 am to 10:00 pm. More info from the National Weather Service is available here.


Columbus man arrested after car chase with deputy

A 19-year-old Columbus man was arrested Thursday morning after a car chase with a deputy sheriff in downtown Milledgeville, local authorities say. No one was injured in what was described as a brief car chase between the suspect and the deputy.


The Reel Grill brings upscale dining to downtown area

As a seasoned restauranteur, Michael Taylor knew instantly that 114 S. Wayne St. (formerly Aubri Lane’s) would make the perfect location for his new gastronomic venture — The Reel Grill of Milledgeville.


Wilkinson County Schools use 360 whiteboards to get students more engaged

WILKINSON COUNTY, Ga. — Wilkinson County Schools’ new 360 ̊ whiteboard classrooms allow students to write on the board, without getting in trouble. Wilkinson County High School Freshman Samantha Santoro looks forward to her math class now that she can work the problems out on the whiteboard.