Contraband drone drop leads to arrest near Washington State Prison
DAVISBORO, Ga. (WGXA) -- One person is in jail on felony charges after a contraband drop at Washington State Prison. Washington County Deputies got word of the drop via drone and found and stopped a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of Highway 231 and South Sparta Davisboro Road. During the...
Community and Employer Rally to Support Sandersville Woman After Devastating Apartment Fire
Discover the heartwarming story of a Sandersville woman who lost everything in a devastating apartment fire, and how her employer and customers at Jet Food Store 22 rallied to support her in her time of need. A true testament to community spirit and resilience.
Fatal Apartment Complex Fire in Washington County Under Investigation
• An apartment complex fire in Washington County, Georgia, resulted in one fatality on Sunday morning. • Emergency services, including deputies, fire crews, and EMS, responded to the fire on Middle Road just before 5 a.m.
Fire Management and Ecosystem Services: Lessons from Washington County Blaze
In the rural landscapes of Washington County, Georgia, a routine controlled burn recently spiraled out of control, leading to unintended consequences. Such controlled burns are commonplace, designed to manage land and prevent wildfires, but the unpredictability of fire became evident when the flames breached their intended limits. This incident resulted in excessive smoke and necessitated the closure of Buckeye Road between McAfee Road and Hurst Road, as local authorities, firefighters, and the Georgia Forestry Commission scrambled to contain the blaze. Traffic was redirected to Highway 68, causing disruptions and highlighting the need for caution and preparedness in the face of such emergencies.
Overextended Renters in GA: Top 5 Cities
Georgia Metros with Overextended Renters: Exploring the Top 5 Cities. Renting a home is often a more flexible option for many individuals or families, particularly in areas with a high cost of living or limited housing availability. However, it's crucial to examine the affordability of rental properties to ensure residents aren't facing undue financial strain. In this article, we explore the top five metros in Georgia where renters are the most overextended, based on their median gross rent as a percentage of household income. These metros include Milledgeville, Macon, Thomaston, Athens, and Cedartown.
UGA receives $800K funding from the CDC to fight state obesity
The University of Georgia received over $800,000 in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve access to healthy foods and physical activity in Georgia counties with high obesity rates. The project will distribute the funding between Burke, McDuffie, Sumter, Washington, and Rockdale counties. More than one-third...
Sandersville Railroad president talks eminent domain dispute with Sparta residents
Ben Tarbutton, the president of Sandersville Railroad, says his company has held community meetings and sent out a series of letters to 18 Sparta property owners about a proposed project to build a 4.5-mile rail line in their neighborhood. Residents complain the proposed development would also transform the rural and...
Community and veterans unite to honor Pearl Harbor's 82nd Anniversary in Milledgeville
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (WGXA) -- Community members were invited to join as veterans, GMC, and the Milledgeville Exchange Club came together on Thursday to remember Pearl Harbor on the 82nd Anniversary of the attack. Along with GMC President, Retired Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell IV, Region 10 Vice President of the...
Smart technology comes to Milledgeville power grid
Georgia Power says the smart technology is called an automatic recloser and will help cut time in identifying, isolating, and fixing power outages.
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting and Police Department Recognition in Sandersville, Georgia
Two incidents occurred in Sandersville, Georgia this week. The first incident involved a shooting that took place outside a Thanksgiving party at the Twin Cities Plaza Shopping Center. After the parties ended, fights broke out and gunshots were fired, resulting in the death of Thomas Womble Jr. The second incident involves the Sandersville Police Department, which placed second in the statewide Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety Challenge Awards in the Category 2, which includes law enforcement entities with 11 to 25 officers or deputies.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.93 and $3.02 in Sandersville as of 2023-12-03. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.243, a week ago the price is $3.253 , according to AAA.
Runoff election update: Fort Valley, Davisboro and Forsyth welcome new leaders
FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Fort Valley voters have decided the future of their city council, choosing new representatives for the East and West Wards and the at-large seat. Following administrative disagreements and charter confusion, Tuesday’s runoff elections were necessary after no candidate achieved a majority vote on Election...
From Tragedy to Transformation: Addressing Youth Violence in Milledgeville, Georgia
Milledgeville, Georgia, has been thrust into the national spotlight following a turbulent week of tragic events. The community was shaken by the shooting death of 16-year-old Desmond Rivers, a casualty of juvenile crime involving a 14-year-old. This harrowing event was compounded by a gang-related shootout in Duplex City and the surprising arrest of Fire Chief William Taft Collier Jr. for simple battery at a high school fundraiser. These consecutive incidents have sparked urgent discussions on public safety, youth violence, and the behavior of local officials.
Pam Stewart Named CEO of WCRMC
Pam Stewart has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Washington County Regional Medical Center (WCRMC). “I am excited to announce Pam Stewart as the new CEO of WCRMC,” said Kerry Trapnell, Chief Administrative Officer of Aletheia Health Partners, the management company for the hospital. “Pam brings a wealth of knowledge to this role. Her passion and commitment to the hospital’s success and her hometown community is unmatched.”
The Ultimate Guide to Lake Sinclair
Along the serene shores of Lake Sinclair are a variety of enchanting accommodations that promise the perfect blend of comfort and lakeside charm. Discover the best places to lay your head, each promising a unique experience that amplifies the beauty of Lake Sinclair. My Happy Cove. Located in a cove...
Step into a Winter Wonderland: Immerse Yourself in the Magic of 'The Nutcracker' at Russell Auditorium!
🎄🎁 Hey there, my fabulous friends! I've got some exciting news that'll make your holiday season even more magical! 🎉✨ Get ready to experience the enchantment of "The Nutcracker" at Russell Auditorium! 🎭🌟
Communities in Schools of Milledgeville Baldwin County: Volunteer tutor opportunity
We will be looking for volunteer tutors to serve at Lakeview Primary School (Kindergarten through second grade) starting in January for the following times. If you or anyone you know is interested, please complete our volunteer form and include your availability. Mondays: 12:40 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Tuesdays: 10:20 a.m....
Join us in 2024: Entrepreneurship, yoga, de-cluttering, study abroad, Zumbini and more
We wish to invite the Georgia College & State University community to read our December newsletter. The Department of Continuing and Professional Education is offering new programming in solar, entrepreneurship, de-cluttering, study abroad, Zumbini and yoga, as well as programming and events for retirees and older adults. Join us in...
Midnight Breakfast volunteers needed
Save the date for the 67th biannual Midnight Breakfast. Monday, Dec. 11, from 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. Faculty, staff and friends of the university are invited to volunteer at Midnight Breakfast to serve breakfast to our students. Volunteers are needed from 9:45 p.m. until midnight. Please feel free to...
Here are the winners of Central Georgia's run-off elections
Coming off a round of local elections in Central Georgia on Nov. 7, as is often the case in Georgia politics, many candidates did not reach the 50% threshold to avoid a run-off election. So on Tuesday, voters in some Central Georgia areas went to the polls to select between...