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State Will Close Milledgeville Men's Prison

Another hundred jobs will leave Baldwin County at the end of the month, as the state Department of Corrections plans to close another prison.

On December 1, Men's State Prison will be the fifth state corrections facility in the area to close in two years.

The Dept. of Corrections says the building is old and outdated, requires too many people to staff and lacks modern safety features.

The state says closing the 650-bed prison will save about $10.3 million a year.

In May, Bostick State Prison closed.

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Perfume & More Ribbon Cutting

On Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m.

Located at: 1841 North Columbia Street Suite G, next to Farmer's Furniture

4th Annual Photography Contest

Allied Arts is accepting entries for the 4th Annual Big Click Photography Contest from Nov. 15 to Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Marlor House.

Eligibility: The Big Click is open to all adult artists (age 18 and over) living in Central Georgia who practice photography. Film, digital and digitally-enhanced entries will be accepted. All works must be original; no copies are allowed. Works will be on display Dec. 5-Dec. 31, 2010 at the Marlor Art Center.

Awards: 1st place - $100, 2nd place - $75, 3rd place - $50

The Marlor House is located at 201 N. Wayne St.

Call Allied Arts at 478-452-3950 for more information.


Earth Healers Temple to Give Away Holiday Gifts

Earth Healers Temple will host a giveaway called "12 days of Winter".

Call Reverend Troy at 478-451-0139 or e-mail earthhealerstemple@yahoo.com with the name, phone number, e-mail, address and age and gender of the prospective recipient. This giveaway is based on need.

Entries can be submitted from now until Dec. 15.

The drawings will begin on Dec. 19 and deliveries will begin on Dec. 20. Families will be called to set up a delivery time.

If anyone would like to donate a gift to this cause please contact Earth Healers Temple at 478-451-0139. We will be giving away a present a day from December 20th to December 31st. This serves Baldwin, Hancock and Washington Counties.

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Thanksgiving Feast Giveaway

Earth Healers Temple will host a Thanksgiving Feast giveaway for three families.

To enter your family or someone else's family, call 478-451-0139 and leave a message for Reverend Troy or e-mail earthhealerstemple@yahoo.com. Provide your name, phone number, e-mail and address.

All food given out will be uncooked.

The Temple members will deliver to Baldwin, Hancock and Washington Counties.


12th Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day

The Oconee Suicide Prevention Coalition is sponsoring a Healing After Suicide program on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 12:15 p.m.

The program will include a presentation by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as well as a discussion, questions and resources session.

Information on how to get involved in a Survivors of Suicide group will also be available.

This event will be held at the Museum Education Room at George College and State University on the corner of Montgomery and Clarke Streets in Milledgeville, Ga.

For more information, or to pre-register, contact Judith Keim at 478-456-2713. While walk-ins are welcome, pre-registering is preferred.


Three Milledgeville Streets to Close for Rail Work

Milledgeville City Marshal Jack Graham says North Jefferson Street, North Wayne Street, and Clark Street will close for up to two days starting 7 a.m. Monday.

CSX Railroads is upgrading and repairing the railroad crossings at all three intersections.

Graham says there will be signs detouring traffic, but the police department suggests taking North Columbia Street during the repairs.