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Progress is the key word associated with this year’s College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) results, both locally and statewide. 

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Elegantly dressed guests filled the fellowship hall of Flagg Chapel Baptist Church last Saturday evening for the second annual NAACP Unit #5169 Freedom Fund & Scholarship Banquet, bestowing two outstanding local students with college scholarships. 

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Despite recent grades being released about patient safety by the Leapfrog Group at Navicent Health Baldwin hospital in Milledgeville and The Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon, officials at both hospitals have implemented a number of new improvements specifically aimed at patient safety.

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For years Baldwin High School’s athletic facilities have had no names beyond generic designations like “Braves Stadium” or “Braves Field” but that’s all about to change.

Joe King, a 95-year-old WWII Army veteran, was born in the mountains of North Georgia but moved to Thomaston when he was 13 years old. Living through the Great Depression in a home that was far from ideal, he describes his early years as more than “tough going.” 

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As a special tribute to military veterans at the Georgia War Veterans Home and elsewhere in Milledgeville and Baldwin County, a restored B-17 Bomber like the ones flown during World War II will be flying into Baldwin County Regional Airport on Monday afternoon.

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"On Dec. 5, 1940, a train left Milledgeville taking 81 citizen-soldiers from Baldwin County to World War II. Twenty-seven had left by truck earlier in the day." 

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Wife, mother, lawyer, Wilkinson County native and current Milledgeville resident, Sherita Peeler, has recently added a new title to her life — author.

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Baldwin County officials, like many others across Georgia, are preparing for soaring election costs associated with the many changes set to come about in the state’s 2020 elections.

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A Milledgeville man and his mother were injured in a two-car crash involving a state trooper on U.S. Highway 441 in Baldwin County on Thursday night.

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Shortly after 7 tonight, located near Los Magueyes off US Hwy 441 in Baldwin County near Lake Sinclair, a Georgia State Trooper was involved in a two car wreck. The GSP Dodge Charger appears to have been totaled. It was struck in the right passenger side by a Mitsubishi Eclipse. It is unclea…

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While one veteran fire official was honored for his three decades of service, another veteran firefighter was welcomed aboard as the new county fire chief during a special ceremony held Tuesday night during the Baldwin County Board of Commissioners meeting.

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School facilities were a major topic of conversation at Tuesday’s Baldwin County Board of Education retreat.

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A new county-wide ambulance service contract has been approved between officials of Grady Emergency Memorial Hospital Corporation doing business as South Georgia Emergency Medical Service and the Baldwin County Board of Commissioners.

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The late Ernie Simons, former director of health and memorials division at the Georgia War Veterans Home (GWVH) and a decorated Vietnam veteran, had a long-standing dream to create a unit at the facility that would help disabled veterans returning to civilian life primarily but not limited t…

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A Baldwin County resident recently asked county commissioners a number of questions related to the Sibley-Smith Mega Industrial Site and the spending of millions of dollars of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds to make such a reality.

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EATONTON, Ga. - A gang member was sentenced to 40 years with the first 20 of them to be served in prison after he pleaded guilty to assorted criminal charges in Putnam County Superior Court on Monday.

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In September the Baldwin County Board of Education approved an application to be sent off for a federal grant that would allow the Baldwin County School District (BCSD) to begin offering free meals to the 700 students participating in its after-school programs. 

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Elected officials, along with members of the Baldwin County Regional Airport Committee and others gathered Monday afternoon for an official groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the construction work going on at the airport for its new west apron project.

Lowe’s donated a bag of potting soil and a large planter to Team Tabitha Inc. Team Tabitha repotted a plant for a Chaplainwood resident who is bed ridden. All donations are welcome: $KatherleneWoods or gagives.org.

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The end of October also brought the completion of the Baldwin High School Band of the Braves’ 2019 marching season, and the band director says this was the best season yet under his watch.

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Service Delivery Strategy continues to be a big topic among many residents in Milledgeville and Baldwin County, and it appears it’s going to be a lingering topic for some time since city/county leaders have yet to come to an overall agreement.

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After nearly 11 hours of exhaustive discussions over issues related to Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) between members of Milledgeville City Council and the Baldwin County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, officials adjourned.

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Twelve years ago, Tom Drew spotted a property for sale along Meriwether Road in northwest Baldwin County. Drew sensed this former paintball field would make a good spot for a nursery. He purchased the property, and what started as a couple of acres of planting space eventually expanded into …

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SPARTA, Ga. - A Hancock County jury deliberated a little more than an hour Wednesday afternoon before they convicted a state prison inmate in the October 2017 murder of another inmate at Hancock State Prison.

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A two-vehicle accident on Ben Hall Lake Drive near Dublin in Laurens County Tuesday morning claimed the lives of the husband and toddler daughter of The Union-Recorder Editor Natalie Davis Linder.

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An official with a youth services program presented information to members of The Development Authority of Milledgeville and Baldwin County during the board’s monthly meeting Monday morning.

For the first time since a warehouse fire happened a little more than a week ago, officials at Zschimmer & Schwarz, Inc. in Milledgeville are now talking about the incident and expressing their apologies for any harm caused to the local environment.

This summer the Georgia College Alumni Board approved the creation of the African-American Alumni Council (AAAC), an affinity group made to help connect the school’s current African-American population with alumni in the real world. 

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Scene from the 16th annual Deep Roots Festival held in downtown Milledgeville Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019.

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The Middle Georgia Chapter of Project Linus met Saturday, Oct. 5, at Greensboro First Baptist Church, bringing together ladies from five different groups and four counties for their bi-annual Blanket Day. 

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Rev. Daniel Matthew Hodges, 85, passed away Friday, Nov. 15 after being ill for several years. The celebration of Hodges' life will be Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Milledgeville. Dr. Edward Enim of Ghana, West Africa will be officiating. Hodges' life calling by God …

Martha Braddy Cook, 95, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the chapel of Moores Funeral Home with Elder Craig DeLoach officiating. Burial will follow at Baldwin Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Cook was a native of Brundidge, Alabama but had made …

Hazel Oden Allen Jackson, 95, of Milledgeville passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Funeral services for Hazel Jackson will be conducted Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Hillside Church of God with the Rev. Paul Baker and the Rev. Larry Glover officiating. Interment will follow in Mt.…

Mrs. Stephanie Denise Higgins Meeks, 48, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home of Milledgeville with the Rev. Pete Maddox officiating. Interment will follow in Heritage Memorial …