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Baldwin County nearing completion of first-ever splash pad

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Temperatures are increasing all over middle Georgia and Baldwin County’s splash pad is almost ready. County Manger Carlos Tobar says the splash pad should be up and running by the end of the week. The splash pad cost the county just under $100,000. It includes an...
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Atrium Health Navicent helping to vaccinate Middle Georgia students

MACON, Ga. -- Eligible students in Middle Georgia won't have to go far to get their COVID-19 vaccines. Atrium Health Navicent is working with schools in Baldwin and Wilkinson counties to vaccinate eligible students, staff, and their families this week. COVID-19 vaccines are approved for anyone 12-years-old and older. The...
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Baldwin County School District hosts annual convocation

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Baldwin County School District is preparing for the start of the new school year by setting new goals to ensure students don’t miss an opportunity to learn. The county held its convocation at Baldwin High School Tuesday after the event was canceled last year due...
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Heat advisory issued today for Baldwin County

It was one of the hottest days of the year on Monday. And today is expected to be even hotter, weather experts say. In fact, a heat advisory has been issued by meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City for Baldwin County. The heat advisory is in effect from noon today until 8 p.m.
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Residents discuss name for government complex

The new Baldwin County government complex doesn’t have an official name and several residents want it to carry the name of someone who did a lot for the community. Thus far, three suggested names have surfaced — Oscar Davis Sr.; Rusty Kidd; and William Usery. All three names were brought...
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BCSD summer construction progressing

Summer construction projects big and small within the Baldwin County School District (BCSD) are mostly moving along as planned, school officials say. Baldwin County Board of Education members received several updates during their work session last Tuesday as the start of school looms. The biggest undertakings tackled this summer were...
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Reynolds named CSHLRA interim executive director

For the past several months, members of the Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority have searched for a new executive director following Michael Couch’s retirement. It now appears — at least for the time being — that such a search is over. Members of the CSHLRA voted 8-0 to hire...
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Youth Center to hold grand opening this weekend in Milledgeville

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT)— Arlene Simmons grew up in Baldwin County, and wanted help the youth in her area. So she set a goal to create something for the county. “I wanted something more sturdy something that will help in the long term,” said Arlene. She founded the Baldwin County Youth Services...
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Baldwin County hosts Back to School Bash

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Baldwin County School District held its back to school bash event at Lakeview Academy Friday afternoon. More than 100 students showed up with their families. School leaders were set up outside to provide resources about COVID-19 and nutritional resources, and students got goody bags filled...
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State School Superintendent to speak Thursday

Georgia Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods will speak to members of the Baldwin County Republican Party on Thursday. Woods will be guest speaker at an event slated for 6 p.m. Thursday at Victory Baptist Church, 640 Meriwether Rd NW, Milledgeville. Woods has served Georgia as state school superintendent for the...
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BCSD sets open house dates

With the calendar drawing closer to Aug. 1, back-to-school events are beginning to pile up. One of the biggest primers for the first day is open house, and the Baldwin County School District (BCSD) has set those dates and times for families to tour their schools and meet their kids’ teachers.
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Swim classes underway at GC pool

Youngsters of all ages are learning to swim in Milledgeville and Baldwin County thanks in part to an agreement between Georgia College and the Baldwin County Board of Commissioners. The new agreement is similar to one formed between officials of the college and county government before the COVID-19 pandemic hit...
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Baldwin County Animal Control receives ‘no kill’ status

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Baldwin County Animal Control is officially a no-kill shelter thanks to years of hard work from staff and volunteers. That means less than 10% of animals the shelter takes in are euthanized. It’s based on the shelter’s numbers from 2020. Out of almost 1,000 animals, only...
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Baldwin County Regional Airport attracting attention

The Baldwin County Regional Airport is catching the eyes of several people throughout Georgia as well as people from other states. The main reason for the widespread media attention of late is due to the willingness of the airport management staff and that of the airport committee, city and county government leaders, to look at ways for diversifying aviation.