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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest; 2nd suspect sought
A local man has been arrested and another one is being sought on drug charges following a traffic stop Thursday night by authorities at the intersection of Vinson Highway and South Elbert Street in Milledgeville.
Postal worker dies from injuries in two-vehicle collision
A 29-year-old Jasper County woman who was critically injured in a two-vehicle collision in Milledgeville last month has died, local and state authorities say. Baldwin County Chief Deputy Coroner Ken Garland identified the woman as Brooke Shelton of Monticello.
Clayton County Calendar of Events
The city of Jonesboro is hosting its annual parade and tree lighting on Dec. 15 starting at 4:40 p.m. The parade will begin at J.W. Arnold Elementary School and travel up historic Main Street. Following the parade, the tree lighting will take place at Lee Street Park. There will be food, live music
Courtroom incident leads to local arrest
A Milledgeville man finds himself in a lot of trouble after he reportedly offered an inmate a couple of cigarettes during a Baldwin County court proceeding earlier this month, The Union-Recorder has learned.
Police arrest Legion shooting suspect
A Milledgeville man has been arrested in connection with a recent shooting that happened at the Warren Hawkins American Legion Post 523 on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, local authorities say.
Coroner: Woman shot by officer in west Bibb has died
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a Bibb County deputy shot a woman Tuesday morning in a home after she fired first. Bibb County Chief Coroner Leon Jones confirms the woman died around 11:30 a.m.
Police shoot, wound Georgia woman accused of stabbing wife to death
DULUTH, Ga. - (AP) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says authorities have shot and wounded a woman accused of fatally stabbing her wife. Conyers police Capt. Jackie Dunn tells WALB-TV that police responded to a report of a disturbance at an area motel Monday and found a conscious woman with abo
Milledgeville PD home to 2018 'K9 of the Year'
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- The Milledgeville Police Department got to award one of its own with a high honor. The department's K9 Falco and his handler, officer Linc Boyer, are being recognized as 2018 K9 of the Year, a release from Milledgeville police said.
Milledgeville Housing Authority spends $2.3M to renovate apartments
The Milledgeville Housing Authority is spending $2.3 million on a renovation project for its apartment properties. Habersham Resident Council president Barbara Ross says change is coming to the neighborhood.
MHA kicks off rehab project for Habersham, Wray neighborhoods
Two Milledgeville public housing neighborhoods are receiving significant makeovers, local housing officials say. Milledgeville Housing Authority (MHA) officials, neighborhood residents, and others gathered Monday morning to celebrate the renovation coming to the 149 housing units at the Habersham Ap
Oconee County sheriff's blotter
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:. EMPLOYEE THEFT: On Nov. 28, a deputy was dispatched to Walmart, where a manager reported that an employee was stealing money. The suspect reported to work this day and at 1:13 a.m. he unlocked the area to the Subway, where he open
Greensboro receives Rural Zone designation
The City of Greensboro has a powerful new tool to encourage investment and job creation within its downtown. Greensboro was designated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs as a Rural Zone. This new designation allows for special tax credits to encourage revitalization.
Two former bank tellers plead guilty to stealing $1.6M from a Georgia bank
Two former bank tellers entered guilty pleas to one count of Conspiracy to Defraud a Financial Institution in federal court. On Tuesday, Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia said both Vicky Martin, 60, of Buckhead (Morgan County), and Brandy Mize, 42, of Eat
Winter fishing season may come early
We have about two weeks before the calendar says that winter has arrived. However, the calendar does not determine when the winter fishing season begins. The temperature of the water determines when the winter fishing season arrives on area lakes.
Evidence hearing held in case of inmate accused of murdering two correctional officers
PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. - The trial of one of the men accused of murdering two correctional officers is one step closer. On Thursday, a judge heard evidence of what could be included in Donnie Rowe's case.
Milledgeville native looking to return home to produce pilot
Atlanta has enjoyed an increased presence in the film industry in recent years, and other cities around the state have been used as filming locations as production companies seek out the perfect backdrop for their work.
Red Devils finish 4-5 at Monticello Duals
The Jackson High School wrestling team traveled to Monticello to participate in the Hurricane Duals tournament over the weekend. Going into the tournament, the Red Devils held a record of 4-2 and 1-0 in region with highlight wins over rival Mary Persons, by a score of 49-24, and region foe Central M
City to hold housing study public information session
The community is invited to hear preliminary findings of the city’s rental housing needs assessment and give input next week during an informational session. The session, slated from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, is open to the public and will take place in City Council chambers of Milledgeville City Hall, 1
Falcons linebacker Deion Jones playing like he never left
FLOWERY BRANCH — Something wasn’t quite right last weekend as Deion Jones was finally about to ball out again only to find himself oddly unsettled as the Falcons prepared to take on the Ravens.
Here's the 'Good News' that happened in Central Georgia: Dec. 2-8
1. New Thai and sushi restaurant coming to Highway 96 in Warner Robins. The restaurant is currently hiring for various positions. 2. Jones County High School gets $3M grant for college and career program.