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Drunk driving program coming to Georgia College


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Georgia College is offering a way to teach students about drunk driving without the consequences with the "Arrive Alive" program.

Awareness group Unite's Arrive Alive Tour stopped by the Milledgeville School at 10 am Thursday morning and is stayed until 4 pm.

The program uses a simulator, video, and other resources to teach students about the dangers and possible consequences of drunk driving.

Korean War veterans honored in Milledgeville


Korea is often called 'the Forgotten War,' but for a group of veterans in Milledgeville and the South Korean government, the war is far from forgotten.

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The Deputy Consul General of the Republic of Korea visited the Georgia War Veterans Home Tuesday to thank the veterans for all they did for her nation.

In appreciation, she presented them with a book called 'Korea Reborn.'

For some of the veterans, it was an emotional moment.

Korean War Veterans remember experience


58,000 Korean War veterans call Georgia home.

Some of them live at the Georgia Veterans home in Milledgeville, and they will be recognized in a ceremony by a representative from the Republic of Korea tomorrow.

The Korean War might have ended more than six decades ago, but for those that fought in it, the memories are still very real and sometimes painful.

"People might mourn and they might cry," says veteran Prather Pitts. "But there was a job that had to be done, and I was willing to do my part. "

Pitts almost made the ultimate sacrifice after surviving a nearly fatal head injury from artillery fire.

"I was hit in the head. It bent the plastic, bent the helmet, and cracked my skull."

For Willie Bailey, the Korean War it was historic in another way.

$12K worth of iPads stolen from Milledgeville Walmart


Milledgeville Police are searching for two men who took $12,000 worth of iPads from Walmart Sunday.

They walked in separately around 1 a.m., met up in the back, took a hammer from the hardware section and then proceeded to smash the iPad display cases, Major John Davis says.

The two suspects, described as having shoulder-length dreadlocks and baseball caps, loaded up a cart and left.

An employee attempted to stop them, but they pushed past her.

They left in a newer model black Honda Civic or Accord.

Police say they are pursuing a couple of local leads.


225 jobs coming to Baldwin County


A new geriatric nursing care center will bring around 225 jobs to Baldwin County.

According to a release, Bostick Nursing Center broke ground on a 16-acre, 280-bed facility at the former Central State Hospital Campus in Milledgeville.

It'll be the former hospital's first privately-owned project. Atlanta-based company CorrectHealth LLP opens the facility with the Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority. CSHLRA was created in 2012 under House Bill 815.

CorrectHealth President Carlo Musso, whose company manages the project through subsidiary CorrectLife, says it'll create other jobs as well.

"The construction job,a lot of the satellite and ancillary jobs, support jobs, and just the indirect effect," said Musso.

GMC president speaks on injured grads, war


Two graduates of Georgia Military College were wounded in an attack in Afghanistan earlier this week.

Georgia Military College President William Caldwell is speaking out about that attack where a two-star General Harold Greene was killed.

"You just pray and hope that it never actually has to happen and unfortunately this week it did," he said.

The retired Army Lieutenant General has seen the consequences of insurgent attacks in Afghanistan before.

He says it never gets easier and it can be especially tough when the victims include two GMC graduates.

"I just remember what super cadets they were when they were here," Patrick Beer. "They were in our cadet chain of command, in our core of cadets and when they were over there serving they were aids to camp which is a position given to rising superstars."

Girl drowns in Oconee River in Milledgeville


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A 12-year-old girl died Wednesday night while swimming in the Oconee River in Milledgeville.

Police Chief Dray Swicord said they were notified of a missing child around 6:45 p.m.

Family members said she'd gone swimming near the Oconee River Greenway off Highway 22.

Swicord said a state patrol dive team found her about two hours later.

Baldwin County Coroner John Gonzalez confirmed the victim is Tomeia Clowers.

He said Clowers' body is being sent to the crime lab in Macon for an autopsy.