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Person of interest arrested in Milledgeville drive-by shootings

Milledgeville police received a tip Saturday that a wanted man was at a hotel in the city.

Talks of Baldwin-Milledgeville consolidation continue

It's been a week since Milledgeville and Baldwin County residents said they don't want to merge, but will consolidation make its way back on the ballot? Supporters are saying yes.

"At this point, what we would like to do is go back to the drawing board and craft a document that is better," said Councilman Walter Reynolds.

Reynolds was let down after 64 percent of voters in the city said no to the unification charter he promoted. But that defeat, he says, is an opportunity to fix the charter's kinks.

"If we can find some common ground to move this community forward, then we'd really love to have the opposition come and join the team," said Reynolds.

He says he's willing to address concerns, like merging the police and sheriff's department.

Shots fired at Milledgeville housing complex

The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of shots fired at a housing complex.

According to an incident report, it happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Milledgeville Manor apartments on South Jefferson Street.

An officer searched the neighborhood but didn't find any victims or shooters.

A short time later, the report says, two people reported damage to cars.

There were no reported injuries.

The sheriff's office says they're investigating whether the case is connected to a wave of drive-bys shootings in Baldwin County and Milledgeville over recent months.


Milledgeville group combats drive-by shootings

After fifteen drive-by shootings in Milledgeville since July, one group and pastor say they want to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement to end the violence.

The Milledgeville Area Patriots and Northridge Christian Church Pastor Mike Waers sat down with Claire Davis on Monday to tell us how they're planning to do that.

Chair of the Milledgeville Area Patriots, Janice Westmoreland, says the recent string of fifteen drive-by shootings since July are disheartening and shocking. "People are sitting in their homes and their safety is at risk and it's very sad," said Westmoreland.

But she says it's motivating the Patriots to do something. "We need to talk about it. We need to inform people and just be involved in whatever opportunity comes our way," said Westmoreland.

Inside Central State Hospital's history

Central State Hospital in Milledgeville is a product of the 19th century's effort to help care for mentally ill patients. It was once the world's largest mental health hospital. It housed more 12,000 patients in the 1960s.

With so many years gone by and so many stories to tell, what history lies behind these walls?

Baldwin County says 'No' to consolidated government

Editor's note: Consolidation supporter Walter Reynolds told 13WMAZ Tuesday that he planned to put a unification charter on the ballot next year. On Wednesday, Reynolds says he misspoke. He says he expects backers will meet with consolidation opponents in the next year to work out their differences and try to draw up a better charter. He said it may take three to five years to 
a new plan on the ballot and get it approved.


Voters say they do not want the consolidation charter.

64 percent of voters in Milledgeville said 'no' and in the county, 62 percent said 'no' as well.

Industrial company bringing 80 jobs to Baldwin County

About 80 manufacturing jobs are coming to Milledgeville.

A company called Chemtex opened a plant in the Columbia Center, off Highway 441.