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Fire rips through part of Baldwin County home

A fire ripped through part of a home at 105 Sugarberry Drive Baldwin County Friday around 2 p.m.

Keith Meeks, a volunteer fireman with the Baldwin County Fire Department, says the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen. He says the firemen saved about 60 percent of the home.

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Allied Arts Summer Camps continue July 13-17

Allied Arts Summer Camps continue July 13-17

Allied Arts is currently accepting registrations for “All Kindz of Art with Ms. Debbie” for July 13 – 17, 2015.

Ms. Debi and All Kindz of Art returns to Milledgeville for an art-filled, week-long camp. Projects will include drawing, painting, and sculpting using a variety of traditional and recycled materials. Each camp is different; returning and repeating campers will find new projects explore and create.

On the last day of camp, parents, family and friends will be invited to an exhibition of the camper’s artwork.

Session I, (9:00 am–12 noon) for 6-8 years of age will make a variety of unique and exciting projects to capture participates interest and imagination. Participants will gain experience and expertise creating a variety of two and three dimensional art pieces using traditional media and incorporating recyclable materials into some, in non-traditional ways.

Baldwin County summer meal program kicks off


The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning kicked off its summer food service program Thursday morning in Baldwin County.

The program provides free meals during the summer.

Deidria Bolden, the assistant commissioner for the Department of Early Care and Learning, says more than 900,000 children qualify during the school year for a free or reduced price meal.

But what about the summer?

Bolden says the federally funded summer food service program gives kids access to meals year round.

Lake Sinclair pirates pillage for puppies

Avast, mateys!

You may have seen some scurvy dogs making their way through Baldwin County Saturday.

The Lake Sinclair Pirates have been taking to the high seas for the last four summers. This year, the group of friends stepped up their efforts and started a fundraiser for the Friends of Baldwin County Animal Control.

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Milledgeville Mayoral race headed to runoff


UPDATE 6/16/15 11:23pm:

The votes in the race for Milledgeville's mayor is in and two of the candidates are headed for a runoff.

In Tuesday's special election, former Milledgeville Mayor Floyd Griffin and Businessman Gary Thrower received the most votes, but neither received the 50% needed to win.

Griffin received 44%, Thrower got 33%, and in third place, Melba Burrell, who received 22%.

Kids learn to draw cartoons at summer camp

Kids love cartoons, and some students in Milledgeville are learning how to draw them.

They learned about the basics of expression and movement in their drawings during a week-long summer camp at the Allied Arts.

Tim Oliphant of Nashville, who goes by "Mr. Ollie," taught the class.

Oliphant has been a cartoonist for more than 30 years.

He says the techniques he teaches his students are the same ones used by animators and comic book artists.

Oliphant says what he enjoys most about teaching is giving students the freedom to express themselves.

"One thing I stress a lot is them being creative, not just doing what I tell them to do, or what somebody else tells them what to do," he said.

One dead, 3 injured in Milledgeville shooting

Milledgeville police say one person is dead after a shooting early Sunday morning.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. near Soul Masters Diner on North Glynn Street. 21-year-old Dequan Key was pronounced dead at 3 a.m., according to John Gonzales, the Baldwin County coroner.

Authorities say three other people were injured and taken to area hospitals.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Milledgeville Police Department at 478-414-4000.