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Boy takes BB guns to Baldwin County school


Baldwin County Schools and law enforcement say they acted quickly after a 14-year-old boy took two BB guns to school.

They say it happened Monday at the Oak Hill Middle School.

Capt. Michael Lumpkin of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office says the boy was showing off the guns to his friends. Someone else saw them and reported it to authorities.

Lumpkin says the boy didn't fire the guns, and no one was injured.

The district says the boy was released to his parents and not taken into custody.

So far, no charges have been filed and the sheriff's office says they're still investigating.


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Milledgeville car dealer arrested for forgery, fraud


Bill Kent of Kent Auto/Kent Motors on North Columbia Street in Milledgeville has been arrested on multiple counts of fraud and forgery.

Milledgeville police said they launched an investigation in August about Kent's business practices. Police said their investigation revealed fraud and forgery concerning the sale of vehicles by Kent.

Police received their evidence from banks, individuals and the Department of Revenue, according to a Milledgeville police news release.

Kent was charged with 18 felony charges and nine misdemeanors, police said.

Specifics about Kent's charges are as follows:


Theft by Conversion:


Victim: NextGear Capital, Inc

GMC grads injured in Afghanistan honored


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It was alumni weekend at Georgia Military College, and this year some very special soldiers were honored.

Back in August, Cpt. Ibrahim Tantawi and Cpt. Jeremy Haynes were critically injured in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan.

Tantawi was shot through the abdomen that traveled up into his left arm, and Haynes received five shots through the stomach

The two were honored during the ceremony for the alumni of GMC.

Thieves targeting Ford, other pickups in Milledgeville


Some vehicles were reported stolen Thursday in the Milledgeville area.

The vehicles being targeted are Ford pickup trucks, according to a Milledgeville police news release. While three have been reported stolen, two have been recovered.

The first truck, a Ford F-150, was taken from the Harris Street area and recovered on Barrows Ferry Road. The second truck was taken from the River Ridge area and recovered on Longino Road. It had an enclosed trailer with various lawn equipment inside. The trailer and equipment were not recovered, according to the news release.

A white Ford F-250 with Georgia tag PD2HUG, was taken from Dunlap Road. It has not been recovered.

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Milledgeville dentist accused of defrauding mother


A Milledgeville dentist was arrested Monday charged with felony theft by deception.

The victim is his mother, according to a news release from the Milledgeville Police Department.

Dr. Roy Lehrman was arrested at his home following what authorities said was an investigation of several months.

Lehrman had power of attorney over his mother and her finances, the release states. There were questions about how more than a half million dollars was being handled. Investigators learned Lehrman's mother was in the process of being evicted from the Savannah retirement home where she lived. Investigators said the rent hadn't been paid in months.

"Basic needs" of the victim also were not being cared for, the news release states.

Lehrman's mother was sent to Indiana where she could be cared for by other family members, the news release states.

GMC VP retires from active duty


Character Above All.

They're the three simple words that guide the students of Georgia Military College and how Brigadier General Curt A. Rauhut's colleagues summed up more than three decades of service.

"Curt's character is evidenced in his distinguished career as a soldier. Selfless service defines who he is," Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell IV, Georgia Military College's President, said during a retirement ceremony Friday.

Friday, Georgia Military College's Vice President, who came to the college in July, officially closed that chapter by retiring from active duty.

"I have been extremely blessed having the opportunity to serve soldiers, civilians and family members for 30 years. We retire with great friends, fond memories and the eagerness to serve in a different capacity now."

Sanders Family Christmas returns to Milledgeville

Sanders Family Christmas returns to Milledgeville

The Milledgeville Players and Allied Arts will present “Sanders Family Christmas” in the Allen’s Market Building (aka Mount Pleasant Baptist Church) in November. In this sequel to “Smoke on the Mountain,” the Sanders family is returning to Mount Pleasant, NC, home of the Mount Pleasant Pickle Factory. It’s Christmas Eve, 1941, and Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family to the Baptist Church to sing and witness, getting the congregation into the down home holiday spirit before the boys, including one of the Sanders’ own, are shipped off to World War II. Join the Sanders Family and Reverend Oglethorpe for an evening of vintage hymns, hilarious yuletide stories and more than two dozen holiday bluegrass carols.