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Baldwin County Faces Wildfire Threat

Baldwin County Faces Wildfire Threat

Forecasters warn the threat of wildfires is high across much of Georgia, and any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for high fire danger from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

The warning covers North and Central Georgia, where winds are expected to gust up to 25 mph.

The "red flag" warning covers all of Central Georgia's counties. The warning says people should take care with outdoor fires and contact local authorities before burning.

13WMAZ meteorologist David Ernst says a measuring station at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport has gotten 7.92 inches of rain this year. That's more than 6 inches below normal and more than 4 inches less than last year.

He said Central Georgia has seen sustained wind speeds of 10 to 15 mph.

Forecasters say humidity will be low, helping to create potentially dangerous fire conditions.

Congressman Broun to Hold Baldwin County Town Hall

Congressman Broun to Hold Baldwin County Town Hall

 

U.S. Representative Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) will hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Baldwin County Board of Education. 

Residents of Baldwin County and the surrounding areas are encouraged to attend this public meeting and present their ideas, questions, and concerns regarding the issues facing the nation.  

Baldwin County Board of Education is located at 110 ABC Drive in Milledgeville

Sallie Ellis Davis House Open House

Sallie Ellis Davis House Open House

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA.--It's rebuilt brick-supported wooden columns and freshly finished front porch present the first signs that the Sallie Ellis Davis House is reborn.

The carefully landscaped lawn and  newly-shuttered windows invite guests inside to view the renovation workmanship that offers glimpses of the 1890 house as its owner would have known it.

Inside, the tongue-and-groove walls, the hardwood floors and the four mantels resurrect the home of Sallie Ellis Davis, a local educator who touched the lives of hundreds of children.

YOUR PHOTOS: Photo of the Day

YOUR PHOTOS: Photo of the Day

Thank you to Trindoe of Milledgeville for submitting this photo of the rainbow earlier in March.

We'd like to feature your photos taken around Baldwin County and Milledgeville.

Send photos, with your name, to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

 

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

'Help put your town on the map!'

USATODAY teams up with Rand McNally in a search for the Best Small Towns in the United States.

You can nominate your town online through May 15.

Two Organizations Receive Checks from Dealership 'Love Bucket'

Two Organizations Receive Checks from Dealership 'Love Bucket'

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA.--Oconee Regional Humane Society and Ferst Foundations for Childhood Literacy benefit from March's Love Bucket.

Louie Herron Toyota is the sole sponsor of the Love Bucket Program. If you would like to nominate an organization contact Louie Herron Toyota at louieherrontoyota.com or stop by and see them at 2401 N. Columbia St., Milledgeville, GA across from the Milledgeville Mall. For more information call 478-453-9410 or email lherron@louieherrontoyota.com.

See more information about Oconee Regional Humane Society.

Also see more information about Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy's mission.

April First Friday Features Live Music, Egg Hunt

April First Friday Features Live Music, Egg Hunt

April's First Friday brings events for families and friends to enjoy in Downtown Milledgeville.

The fun happens from 6-9 p.m.:

  • R. Stanley Sketchbook Kid's Activity Corner: A clown entertains, make and decorate a percussion egg.
  • Musician Elton Parks performs jazz outside of Digital Bridges on West Hancock St.
  • Georgia College Jazz Combo performs on South Wayne St.
  • Dave Scott on Guitar
  • Free Lance Ruckus performs
  • Egg Hunt: Eggs will be hidden outside downtown. Each egg will have a voucher  for a variety of $20 gift certificates to over 20 downtown businesses. If you find an egg, take it to the Main Street Office to redeem your gift certificate. One egg per person.

Also, stop by Oconee Area Citizen Advocacy (OACA) as they kick of their ticket sales to the ‘Not Your Mama’s Garden Tour’. Tickets are $15 and the event will be held on April 21st.