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Girl drowns in Oconee River in Milledgeville


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A 12-year-old girl died Wednesday night while swimming in the Oconee River in Milledgeville.

Police Chief Dray Swicord said they were notified of a missing child around 6:45 p.m.

Family members said she'd gone swimming near the Oconee River Greenway off Highway 22.

Swicord said a state patrol dive team found her about two hours later.

Baldwin County Coroner John Gonzalez confirmed the victim is Tomeia Clowers.

He said Clowers' body is being sent to the crime lab in Macon for an autopsy.


Ga. Congressman co-sponsors medical marijuana bill on Capitol Hill

Ga. Congressman co-sponsors medical marijuana bill on Capitol Hill

(WXIA-TV) -- Tenth District Rep. Paul Broun (R) is co-sponsoring a bill introduced Monday on Capitol Hill by Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry (R), that would legalize a form of medical marijuana nationwide.

One Georgia mom who moved her daughter to Colorado for marijuana treatments said that the bill is a step in the right direction, and hopes it will be revised to help even more children.

Her daughter, Haleigh Cox, just turned five years old and is almost seizure-free.

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your input in how the state manages the white-tailed deer population.

According to a release, the meetings include an overview of stakeholder recommendations and proposed actions to take for deer management including: population density, seasons and bag limits, hunting methods, hunter access, urban deer management, education and outreach.

You can attend a meeting at Monroe County Library on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.

Andalusia Blog: Flannery O'Connor and the Little Flower

Andalusia Blog: Flannery O'Connor and the Little Flower

On my most recent visit to Andalusia I noticed for the first time a small image of St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897), the “Little Flower,” hanging next to a doorway in the back of the house. As is typical, the saint is portrayed in her Carmelite habit holding two items. The first is a crucifix, which indicates her intimacy with Christ’s suffering through her own struggle with tuberculosis. This ended in her death when she was just twenty-four. The second is a bouquet of roses, which refers to the saint’s promise to provide a shower of roses—miracles, favors—from heaven. Such miracles began to be reported even before Thérèse was buried.

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Gordon resident shoots, kills Baldwin Co. man after confrontation

Gordon resident shoots, kills Baldwin Co. man after confrontation

The man shot to death Thursday night in Gordon has been identified as Taurus Javon Lewis, 37, of Baldwin County.

Gordon police Chief Mike Hall said Lewis was shot after a confrontation outside of a home at 110 Burney Road.

Hall says Jeffrey King, 29, who lives at the house, told police Lewis got out of a car and approached him with a gun.

King then fired several times killing Lewis.

Free shakes to celebrate Arby's 50th Anniversary

Free shakes to celebrate Arby's 50th Anniversary

Today you can help Arby's celebrate its 50th anniversary with a free Jamocha shake.

Download the coupon here when you sign up for deals.

Job opening in Milledgeville

Job opening in Milledgeville

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.