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93-Year-Old Jones Co. Woman Still Runs Cattle Farm

While living and working away from home, Jane Haddock says she realized she wasn't doing what she had always wanted to.

It was 1950, and she had graduated from college in Milledgeville. She was working for the American Red Cross, a job she enjoyed, but she was homesick. So, Haddock says, she returned to the Jones County farm she grew up on, and decided to follow her calling - to raise cattle.

Now, 60 years later, Haddock continues to raise cattle on her farm in Haddock, Jones County. She says the town is named for her great great grandmother, Milbry Barnes Haddock, who, according to Haddock, gave land to the Georgia railroad to cross through the county and spurred development of the town. 

She feeds her 75 cows, repairs fences and does just about any other job required on her 220-acre farm almost completely on her own. One Friday afternoon, she climbs into her tractor with ease, and starts hauling hay to a storage shed. Haddock is 93 years old.

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Fire Department Hosts Toy Drive

Baldwin County Fire Rescue Chief Tommy Smith and Asst. Chief Troy Reynolds announced the department's 2010 Toy Drive.

The department will be collecting toys this holiday season to help families in the community.

Toys can be dropped off until Dec. 19 at any of the following Baldwin County Fire Stations:

Station 1 312 Allen Memorial Dr.
Station 2 261 Mobley Rd.
Station 3 960 Carr's Station Rd.
Station 5 207 Lover's Ln.
Station 7 105 Airport Rd.

All of the donated toys will be turned over to the Department of Family and Children Services office in Milledgeville. Anyone with questions may call Baldwin County Fire Rescue at (478) 445-4421 or Brandon Barth, Public Information Officer Baldwin County Fire Rescue (770) 883-6245

No Surgery Needed for Kidd

Milledgeville state legislator Rusty Kidd says he won't need surgery for an accident last week.

Culver "Rusty" Kidd was injured outside his Milledgeville office Thursday as people helped him down the stairs in his wheelchair. Kidd has been partially paralyzed since a motorcycle accident 11 years ago.

A person helping Kidd slipped and fell onto his head, bending Kidd's neck, according to his staff.

Speaking by phone Monday from Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Kidd says doctors confirmed that the accident fractured the C5 vertebra in his neck, but they've decided that surgery is not warranted.

He said he expects to be released from the hospital this week, possibly even Monday afternoon.

After recovering at home, he expects to be ready for the next session of the General Assembly, starting in January.


GMC Steinway Holiday Concert "Jazz for the Holidays"

Get ready for the holidays!

Steinway Holiday Concert
Jazz for the Holidays
Thursday, Dec. 2 - 7:00 P.M.
Goldstein Center for the Performing Arts, Georgia Military College

For advanced tickets, contact the Office of Advancement at (478) 387-4840.
Tickets are also available on the evening of the concert at the door.
$10 for general admission/$5 for students
Coffee and dessert reception with the artists after the concert.

You’ll hear:

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town ...Winter Wonderland ... Silver Bells ...
Merry Little Christmas ... Christmas Time is Here ... Merry Christmas Baby ...
Jingle Bell Rock ... White Christmas ... Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer ...
O Holy Night ... Let It Snow ... Sleigh Ride ... The Christmas Song

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Creative Expressions Presents "Night of the Beatles"

Many favorite songs from The Beatles will be showcased.  Selections such as “Yellow Submarine,” “Come Together,” “Hey Jude,” “All You Need is Love,” and “Hello Goodbye,” are among the many songs that have been chosen for the concert.

Creative Expressions is an integrated arts partnership between the Life Enrichment Center and the Music Therapy Department at Georgia College & State University.  Creative Expressions promotes creativity and self-expression for artists with developmental disabilities through the use of music therapy, nature explorers, visual arts, and performing arts.


State and Local Races Headed for Nov. 30 Runoff

Voters across the state will head back to the polls Nov. 30 to pick a new judge for the Georgia State Court of Appeals and fill a state Supreme Court seat.


On the same day, several Central Georgia counties will decide runoffs in other races.


In four weeks, Georgia voters will decide between Antoinette Davis and Chris McFadden, the top two finishers in a six-person race for the state appeals court.


And they'll decide whether to replace Supreme Court incumbent David Nahmias with challenger Tammy Lynn Adkins.


These runoff races will also be on the Nov. 30 ballots in various counties:


Bibb, Crawford and Peach counties, Jim Barnes and Howard Simms are competing for a Macon Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge's seat.


Medical Center of Central Georgia Announces Lung Cancer Disease Site Team

To better serve the residents of Central and South Georgia, The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) has created The Lung Cancer Disease Site Team. This multidisciplinary group of physicians is focused on assessing, planning, monitoring and coordinating the delivery of lung cancer care services to MCCG patients. Each physician involved in the team brings a unique body of knowledge and expertise to the process. The sharing of information and ideas results in a coordinated and comprehensive care plan for patients with input from all specialties. The multidisciplinary team includes lung cancer surgeons, general surgeons, pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, primary care physicians and other health care providers.