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Woman dies after shooting in Milledgeville


A woman is dead after she was shot in the chest and arm in Milledgeville Friday night.

That's according to Baldwin County Coroner John Gonzales.

26-year-old Jaquisha Smith was pronounced dead at Oconee Regional Medical Center.

Smith's mother was also shot.

Gonzales says her body will be taken to the GBI crime lab on Tuesday where an autopsy will take place to determine an official cause of death.


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Milledgeville repo man accused of multiple vehicle thefts


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UPDATE 5/22/15 6:05 PM:

A Wilkinson County businessman is accused of stealing a dozen vehicles worth about a half million dollars.

Officers say he stole cars, trailers, pickups, a semi truck, and even the three tow trucks he used in his wrecker service, along with several pieces of equipment.

"Everything in it was stolen, except the dirt on the floor," says Captain Brad King of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.

Oconee Regional delivers statement regarding CEO resignation


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UPDATE 5/21/15 5:33 pm:

Oconee Regional Medical Center may soon have a new leader after the hospital's CEO said she'll resign.

CEO Jean Aycock told hospital board members last night at a meeting, according to a statement from the board. Aycock's resignation comes amid some financial problems that recently led to about a dozen layoffs.

GA Dept. of Corrections to host Family Day

GA Dept. of Corrections to host Family Day

Family members of inmates at the Georgia Department of Corrections are invited to celebrate Family Day.

According to a news release,  the event will be held Friday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Chapel of All Faiths in Milledgeville, on the corner Broad Street and Swint Avenue. It will provide family members a forum where they can openly discuss issues concerning their family members serving in GDC.

 

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Doctors concerned about Milledgeville hospital's future


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Some Milledgeville doctors say they're concerned they are losing grip of their small town hospital Oconee Regional Medical Center.

That's after Navicent Health agreed to help manage the hospital back in October because of Oconee's financial troubles.

Dr. Wes King says he's concerned that Navicent is going to cut patient bed capacity and reduce specialty services to Oconee Regional Medical Center.

Milledgeville council members comment on Capital City


Tuesday night, two city officials commented on what some Georgia College students and Milledgeville residents are saying about Capital City bar on.

Although the topic was not on the council agenda, they spoke to 13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo after their meeting.

RELATED: Students, residents protest alleged racist Milledgeville bar

Interim mayor Jeanette Walden said the topic could not be brought up into the meeting since it was not requested to be on the agenda. However, Walden explained what she did after she heard about the student and resident complaints surrounding Capital City.

Capital City bar opens up after protests


A bar some people in the Milledgeville community say is racially discriminating, opened up Thursday night for the first time since a protest took place nearly a week ago.

According to people outside the bar, the only difference seemed to be the addition of some new signs.

Around 11 people protested outside the bar last Saturday, and nearly 30 protested again Thursday night.

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