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"A Sanders Family Christmas"

Allied Arts & Millegeville Players present "A Sanders Family" Nov. 11-14 & 18-21. Allen's Market, Milledgeville, Advance Tickets Only: $10.00 each, Call 478.452.3950 for more information.

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In Some Places, Halloween Comes Early

Many Central Georgia communities, including Macon and Warner Robins, will hold trick-or-treat activities on Saturday, Oct. 30.

But depending on where you live, little ghouls and goblins could be visiting on Friday or Sunday nights.

In Forsyth, Halloween comes a little early on Friday, Oct. 29.

Children were already getting in the Halloween spirit on Wednesday at Forsyth United Methodist Church.

They dressed up in costumes, visited a 'spooky room', and made themed crafts.

And that's just the beginning for children in Forsyth.

Pre-kindergarten children in the city will have the chance to trick-or-treat with their schools at participating businesses in the downtown area Friday morning.

Elementary school kids will have the same opportunity Friday evening from 5:30-7:30.

 According to Mayor Tye Howard, all children are invited to trick-or-treat in Forsyth on Saturday, Oct. 31. 

Three Men Accused of Milledgeville Murder

Milledgeville police have accused three Haddock men of shooting and killing a man in his apartment last month.

In a news release, police say murder warrants were issued for three men last week. They're accused of the Sept. 16 shooting of Craig Adams.

They say one of those men is now in custody, 20-year-old Tavius Bowden.

They're looking for two more, 24-year-old Artavious Norman and 20-year-old Zedarius Walker.

Police say Adams was shot and killed after opening the door to his apartment.

He died from a gunshot wound to the head.

It happened on at 2363 Anthony Way. That's north of the downtown, near the Milledgeville Country Club.

Police says three men knocked on the door around 10:30 p.m., and one of them fired two shots from a revolver.

Adams was pronounced dead on the scene.

Milledgeville Baby's Death Ruled Homicide

Milledgeville police say they investigating an apparent homicide of an infant, less than a month old.


Capt. Dray Swicord says the baby died at a local hospital just before 6 a.m. Monday morning, but he would not release the infant's name.


He says so far no one's been charged, and no one's in custody.


Baldwin County coroner John Gonzalez said the baby girl came to Oconee Regional Medical Center suffering from nausea and vomiting.

He said she apparently died from blunt force trauma to the head.




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Floyd Griffin, Johnny Grant Vying Over District 25 Seat

It's been 12 years since Floyd Griffin held Georgia's District 25 Senate seat, but the Milledgeville Democrat wants to take it back.

To do that, Griffin will have to defeat incumbent Republican Johnny Grant, a Milledgeville businessman who has held the job for six years.

Since leaving the seat in 1998 to run for lieutenant governor, Griffin has served a term as mayor of Milledgeville and worked in Barack Obama's 2008 campaign.

Griffin wants his old Senate seat back now, primarily because he says he doesn't like how Republican incumbent Johnny Grant's done the job.

"The main thing is that our senator," Griffin says, "every time a factory closed, he would always, 'I didn't know anything about that' and he never gave the intention of fight for it."

Barrow, McKinney Speak at 12th District Race Forum

The candidates for the 12th District Congressional seat participated in a forum at Digital Bridges in Milledgeville Wednesday night. 

Democratic incumbent John Barrow and his Republican opponent Ray McKinney answered 10 pre-selected questions in front of an audience of about forty people.

In preparation for the forum, hundreds of residents were surveyed and about forty questions were submitted. People voted for their top ten favorite questions on the website 10questions.com and the candidates answered them at the event.

The questions included a variety of topics, such as the candidate's positions on healthcare and job creation. 

Barrow says with so many Americans out of work, unemployment benefits are crucial, but job training is his long-term answer to getting people back on the job.


Baldwin Sheriff Says Jail Officers Fired for Excessive Force

Two detention officers with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office have been fired for using "excessive force," with inmates according to Sheriff Bill Massee.

Cpl. Willie Hartgrove and Edward Langford were terminated Monday, says Massee. He says in November, prosecutors will ask a  grand jury to charge them with violating their oath and possible criminal misdemeanor battery or assault charges.

Massee says other detention officers complained about the men's behavior about two weeks ago.

After reviewing video and interviewing inmates, Massee says, they determined the complaints against the men were legitimate and asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to look into it.

The officers were fired after the GBI finished its investigation.

He says the officers didn't beat any inmates, but were too physical with inmates who were, in some cases handcuffed and compliant.