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Greenway Closed Until Further Notice

Greenway Closed Until Further Notice

The Oconee River Greenway is closed until further notice. The organization posted that update Monday evening, citing the rapidly rising river.

That's according to the official Facebook page.

Historic Maps Donated to the Library

Historic Maps Donated to the Library

The Georgia College Library and Instructional Technology Center received a unique donation of 40 historic maps.

The Georgia College Library and Instructional Technology Center received a unique donation of 40 historic maps.

Dr. Tom Armstrong and his wife Janice gave the collection to the university. Armstrong is a former dean of Arts and Sciences and faculty member at Georgia College. His wife, Janice C. Fennell (Armstrong), served as the director of the library and was also professor of library media... Read More

Georgia Trust to Help Fund Barn Restoration at Andalusia

Georgia Trust to Help Fund Barn Restoration at Andalusia

Fiction writer Flannery O'Connnor's former Milledgeville home will be made like new again with help from donors and The Georgia Trust. Historic Preservation Fund.

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation gave $2,500 to the Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation, according to a release.

The Foundation plans to restore the cow barn at Andalusia where O'Connor and her mother, Regina, lived, according to a release.

The foundation has been able to complete a few restoration projects since joining the Trust's Places in Peril list in 2006.

Read the full release:

Census: Minority Population Growing

Census: Minority Population Growing

Baldwin County's minority population reached 46 percent last year, according to Census Bureau statistics and USATODAY research. That is the percentage of the population in the county who is another ethnicity other than white non-hispanic.

By Greg Toppo and Paul Overberg, USATODAY (Click for the full, interactive map)

Website Launches to Assist Local Entrepreneurs

Website Launches to Assist Local Entrepreneurs

The Milledgeville Downtown Development Authority announced a new small business grant program just last week. This week, the website is ready for viewing and will fully inform the community of the ins and outs of the program. Businesses and interested community members alike can learn how BOOST works and how to apply or become an investment member.

The website is easy to maneuver and will be updated regularly to reflect meeting dates, application deadlines and stories from the media. Online visitors will be able to get information on being a BOOST member and/or view the application process and review a list of FAQ’s. The DDA encourages feedback through the ‘Contact’ tab as well.

“The dedication from Digital Bridges to quickly create and update the website has been a tremendous help in getting this program off the ground”, said Downtown Development Authority board and Charter BOOST member Donna Collins.

Andalusia Blog: Under the Big Top

Andalusia Blog: Under the Big Top

Lest visitors to Andalusia today get the impression that the brothers Ringling have taken up residence, let me assure you that the circus tent pitched behind the main house (which takes up practically our entire parking area), is for the reception we're hosting this evening for the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. 

Their Spring Ramble and annual meeting are being held in Milledgeville this year and we're honored that they've chosen to have the Friday evening buffet in this bucolic setting.  With an anticipated 450 visitors, it promises to be the largest event ever held at Andalusia. 

Prior to these shindigs, there will be an awards ceremony in the Legislative Chambers of the Old Capitol Building at Georgia Military College at which the Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation will be receiving an award for the restoration of the Hill House. ... Read More

Earth Day Tips and Events This Week

Earth Day Tips and Events This Week