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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

Great American Main Street Hometown Celebration

Great American Main Street Hometown Celebration

Submitted by Milledgeville Main Street: Milledgeville, GA- On May 18th 2014 Milledgeville was named a Great American Main Street City. This nationwide award recognizes Milledgeville as one of the finest downtown areas in America. This prestigious award is given to communities that exemplify the use of the Main Street Approach to revitalization of their traditional downtowns and/or business districts. Carlee Schulte, Director of Milledgeville Main Street/DDA applied for and received a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund for Milledgeville, which is a component fund of the Community Foundation, in the amount of $20,000. The grant, along with other generous community partner donations will provide a chance to engage the community and generate a strong sense of place for residents and visitors alike.

Toddler drowns in Baldwin County backyard pool

A child drowned in a backyard pool in east Baldwin County.

Baldwin County Sheriff Captain, Brad King, says the department responded to the incident around 5:24 p.m. Friday evening.

Isabella Giles was in the backyard of a house at 124 Brookins Circle in Milledgeville.

According to King, three other children were present as well as a grandfather.

King says only one child lived in the home on Brookins Circle. Giles and the other children were visiting.

Giles allegedly wandered into the pool. She was pronounced dead at Oconee Regional Hospital.

The child was 4 months shy of being 2 years-old.

King says the grandfather was doing a task in the yard when Giles drowned and says the incident seems like a "tragic accident".

King says the department does not anticipate any charges being filed against the adult.

Runoff elections set for Tuesday

Runoff elections set for Tuesday

July runoffs are Tuesday. Polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Here is a breakdown of the races to be decided this month.

U.S Senate Race: Republican Runoff

Rep. Jack Kingston

David Perdue

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Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme has rolled out two new doughnuts inspired by popular Southern dishes.

The Southen Summer Classics offerings will be available through Sunday, Aug. 31 at participating locations. They include:

Banana Pudding
A moist shell doughnut filled with banana Kreme filling, topped with a yellow icing that hints of the flavors inside and a vanilla wafer topping

Baldwin considers new property rules

A proposed ordinance could have folks in Baldwin County taking a second look at their homes, businesses, and land.

"I tore it down and then I started working on this one at the corner," that's what neighbor Walter Bland said as he talked about his properties on Barnes Avenue. He said instead of letting everything sit and accumulate, he's being proactive.

He said, "I already tore down one down the street that I have, but I'll agree with it because it makes the neighborhood bad. You got people going in and out sleeping in, using drugs, and everything."

The county commission discussed a proposed ordinance that could fine owners of blighted properties. However, they put it on hold while they create a task force to look at the issue.

County Attorney David McRee says some of the issues they'll look into include:

18 Milledgeville intersections getting an upgrade



By Paula Rotondo 

In less than a year, 18 Milledgeville intersections will have a whole new look. They'll also include more pedestrian safety features thanks to $2.8 million from the state Department of Transportation.