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Baldwin County teen starts 'Little Free Library'


One Baldwin County teenager is literally turning a page for her community. 16-year-old Dana Probst created a Little Free Library at the Chard Wray Food Pantry in Milledgeville.

It's not every day you meet a 16-year-old that wants to give back to their community. "We built it to improve literacy rates in Baldwin County, and it's for people who don't have access to books," said Probst.

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Forum to air Milledgeville race-discrimination complaints


Next Thursday, Georgia College & State University will host an event to discuss recent complaints of racial discrimination at some downtown Milledgeville businesses.

The news release from Georgia College says the American Democracy Project has organized an event with a panel of professors, experts, and community members.

This spring, several students told 13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo that they'd witnessed, or been a victim of racial discrimination at the Capital City Bar.



RELATED: Students, residents protest alleged racist Milledgeville Bar

The club's owners have not responded to our requests to discuss the complaints.

Youth Challenge Academy coming to Milledgeville


Central State Hospital's campus in Milledgeville dates back to the 1800s. And with more than 2,000 , there are plenty of buildings that are being revitalized.

Claire Davis spoke with one man who is working to bring the campus back to life and create new jobs.

Central State wants to help homeless vets


Central State hospital's sprawling campus has more than 2,200 acres and 200 buildings.

The executive Director of the Hospital Redevelopment Authority, Mike Couch, says his goal is to get the property back in shape and create jobs for Baldwin County.

Among other plans for the site, Couch says they're trying to create a program that treats homeless veterans diagnosed with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries.

"It would encompass 200 cottages and accounting for about 300 homeless veterans, but it would treat every aspect of the need this particular veteran population might have," said Couch.

Couch says the redevelopment authority is in the early stages of that project and is working to get federal funding.


Milledgeville drive-by shootings continue, 14 total


Two drive-by shootings happened in Milledgeville on Friday and Sunday night.

Major John Davis with the Milledgeville Police Department says Friday around 10 p.m, there was a shooting in Graham Homes. Davis says two vehicles were struck, but no one was injured.

Oconee Regional CFO Brenda Qualls resigns


Oconee Regional Medical Center's Chief Financial Officer Brenda Qualls announced her resignation Friday.

According to a news release, after eight years, Qualls' last day will be September 18.

"She has proven to be an effective leader and a very dedicated and loyal employee," Interim CEO Randy Hoover said in a statement. "Brenda agreed to step up at a difficult time and served as acting CEO prior to my arrival. She brought a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be greatly missed."

Hoover said Qualls is resigning for personal reasons.

ORMC Board chairman David Grossclose said he can't thank her enough for all she has done for the hospital.

"Her tireless efforts especially over the last three most financially trying years have been inspiring," he said. Grossclose.

Hoover says Qualls is resigning for personal reasons.