Twiggs County, GA

Notice of Call of Election to the Qualified Voters of Twiggs County, GA

To view the NOTICE OF CALL OF ELECTION TO THE QUALIFED VOTERS OF TWIGGS COUNTY, GA, click HERE. The following question will appear on the Ballot for November 8, 2022:. Shall a special 1.0% sales and use tax be imposed in the special district consisting of Twiggs County for a period of time not to exceed 5 years and for the raising of an estimated amount of $3,334,612.00 for transportation purposes?

Commuter routes SR96 and SR87 will expand to four lane highways

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Transportation will soon begin construction along one of central Georgia’s biggest commuter routes, widening and resurfacing a stretch that connects I-16 and Warner Robins. In another multi-million-dollar project, the Georgia department of transportation says soon State roads 96 and 87...
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Rep. Austin Scott tours farms in Bleckley, Twiggs counties

JEFFERSONVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) spent some time with farmers in Middle Georgia this week. Tuesday, he toured farms in both Bleckley and Twiggs Counties. Representative Scott was briefed on the research being done by both UGA extension and local farmers to help with disease...

Twiggs County Public Schools 'Wild About Learning'

TWIGGS COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Twiggs County students returned to school on Wednesday and the district welcomed them in with free school supplies, free backpacks, and new school themes, such as Twiggs Comprehensive Middle-High School's "All Aboard the TCMHS Fantastic Voyage" and Jeffersonville Elementary's "We're Wild About Learning". The new...

Senator Jon Ossoff pushes for more healthcare workers in Georgia

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) -- Vertise Rozier is from Twiggs County and he says not having health care in rural counties certainly puts people's health at risk. "More people sick and don't have the proper healthcare or more people dealing with illnesses, diabetes, different things and medicines they just can not afford," says Rozier.

One of Georgia’s lowest ranked counties for health care is getting a new health center

JEFFERSONVILLE — The Live Well Twiggs collaborative recently announced plans for a new community health education center in Jeffersonville. The new center, which is being partially funded by a $190,000 grant awarded by UnitedHealthcare, will create a hub for social service and health agencies to provide programs, education, and resources to promote engagement and improve health outcomes within the community.

'I doubt they're going to have the masks': Central Georgia parents wait for schools' decisions on mask mandate

MACON, Ga. — According to the CDC, COVID-19 cases are on the rise, and the BA.5 subvariant of omicron is making up almost 80% of new cases. Since last week, Georgia's health department reported 21,177 confirmed cases statewide. Infectious disease specialist with Piedmont Macon, Dr. Jennifer Hoffman says the new variant is more contagious, but it's not more severe.

New community health center, walking trails, gardens coming to Twiggs County

TWIGGS COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Jeffersonville is getting a new community health center thanks partly to a $190,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare. The health education center will be about 3,750 square feet and feature areas for classrooms, health services, outdoor walking trails, and community gardens. Officials say the center will create...


Vision Statement – Enhance Quality of Life with Quality Recreation. Mission Statement – The Recreation Department’s mission is to provide exceptional recreational spaces and opportunities for a sustainable future that best serves the evolving needs of our community. Core Values – The Twiggs County Recreation Department is...

Rural OB-GYN on her role as a gatekeeper

TWIGGS COUNTY, Ga. — Dr. Keisha Callins is the kind of rural doctor that drives across county lines to bring a present to her patient’s gender reveal party. Torrie Knight had initially gone to Dr. Keisha Callins as a birth control referral after three miscarriages, but Callins did what she was trained to do. She dug deep into the medical history and found that blood pressure might be the culprit of Knight’s recent fertility troubles. Callins gave her the contraceptive consult but also offered to help monitor her blood pressure if they did want to try for a baby again. Months later, Knight was pregnant, and Callins was there as the recently married couple learned they were expecting a girl.

Pilot awake for "four, five days" before Twiggs crash

The Bibb County man whose plane crashed early Wednesday in Twiggs County told investigators that he'd been awake for four or five days before the accident. According to online records, his plane, a Cirrus SR22, is owned by a Delaware company. Online flight records show that he took off around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday from New Haven, Connecticut and flew non-stop to Macon, when the plane went off the radar.

Back to School Bash prepares families Twiggs County

JEFFERSONVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Twiggs County Health Department hosted the Back to School Bash event. The department along with other health care groups were out giving away school supplies as well as immunizations to families who needed it for no charge. Tents were set up from different health advocacy groups who were ready to talk about what their programs provided to anyone who wanted to hear and they even included some free goodies to go along with the back to school theme.

Twiggs County Health Department hosts Back to School Bash

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. (WGXA) -- The Twiggs County Health Department hosted its Back To School Bash, where parents and kids came out for free school supplies, immunizations, and COVID-19 vaccinations. Aside from the giveaways, the Health Department also hosted the WIC Farmer's Market, providing fresh produce, for free, to any WIC...