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Man sentenced to life without parole in Monroe double homicide


CORRECTION: This story originally incorrectly identified the gas station where the victims met their killers. It happened at the Marathon Gas Station on Riverside Drive, North Macon.

 

Marquez Martin was sentenced to life without parole on Thursday afternoon in Monroe County.

He was found guilty of murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and violating Georgia's gang act. Martin was involved in the deaths of Russell Jacobs and James Pittman Wood in May of 2013.

Prosecutors say Martin and three other people met the victims at a Marathon Gas station on Riverside Drive gas station and drove them to Woods' home near Juliette. They say Jordan Maxwell robbed and killed the men and Martin helped. 

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GCSU hosts forum on racism complaints about Milledgeville bar


The American Democracy Project hosted a "teach-in" Thursday Night on recent allegations of racial discrimination at a downtown Milledgeville business.

The forum was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Museum Education Room at Georgia College.

Central GA Technical College unveils new GED testing center


Twenty-three percent of adults 24 and older who live in Baldwin County do not have GED's or high school diplomas.

Central Georgia Technical College opened its GED testing center in Milledgeville Thursday, in hopes of reducing that.

After dropping out of school in the 10th grade and working jobs that got her nowhere, Heather Glisson says it was time to better her future.

Milledgeville-Baldwin Co. voters to decide on consolidation


Voters in Milledgeville and Baldwin County will say yes or no to consolidating their governments in November.

The unification charter is up for vote in November's general election. Representative Rusty Kidd is for consolidation and says uniting would lower taxes and create jobs.

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Rusty Kidd offering $3,000 reward in drive-by shootings


Milledgeville's state representative says he's offering $3,000 of his own money for information leading to arrests in the city's string of drive-by shootings.

"It's terrible," Rusty Kidd said. "People need to come forward with information to get these people off the streets."

That brings the reward total to $5,000, including $1,000 from Macon Regional Crimestoppers and $1,000 from the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.

Milledgeville and Baldwin County are investigating 15 shootings in the past month and a half. Investigators say they believe the shootings are connected and gang-related.

Kidd says he's putting up an additional $3,000 toward the reward that leads to arrests on Milledgeville drive by shootings. It's his personal money. Kidd, a longtime Atlanta lobbyist, has represented the district since 2010.

Milledgeville investigating new drive-by shooting


Milledgeville police are investigating their 15th drive-by shooting in a month and a half.

This one happened just before midnight Sunday night at a home at 1030 W. Charlton St.

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