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October 31, 2013

GC forum welcomes city candidates

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

Bentley said the government unification is worth a look to alter any service duplication. 

“Ultimately, the community is going to vote on this, and we'll work very hard to come up with a document we can place before the citizens, we can vote on and would be beneficial to the community,” the mayor said.

Five years down the road, Bentley sees a progressive and innovative community for others to emulate. 

Bentley calls himself a public servant, not a politician.

“I serve the public because I care about this community. That's my only motivation in holding office,” the mayor said. “There is no better thing to do than serve others. I hope I'm able to continue to serve you.”

• Mayor John Grant Jr. (challenger)

Grant said his past council and mayoral experience show he knows how to get the job done.

“We are always working to better Milledgeville whether it's the businesses or whatever it takes. I offer my services. If you don't want them, you have another person to vote for,” Grant said. 

The former mayor said government consolidation means nothing if the current city and county don't work together.

“The bickering by individuals that keep people from getting things done is what prompted me to get in this race,” the former city official said.

Grant said letting the local economic developers work freely would help the city's future.

In five years, Grant said getting vacant state property under local control could help bring more jobs.

Early voting continues through today at the Baldwin County Courthouse. Polls open on Election Day at 7 a.m. 

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