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Clemency hearing set in Baldwin death-penalty case

A Dec. 8 clemency hearing is scheduled for the man accused of killing a Baldwin County sheriff's deputy.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles is scheduled to decided whether Robert Wayne Holsey should be executed the following evening, as scheduled.

A jury in February 1997 convicted Holsey in the December 1995 slaying of Baldwin County sheriff's deputy Will Robinson.

150th Anniversary of Sherman's March to the Sea

150 years ago Saturday, in his historic March to the Sea, Union Army General William Sherman established headquarters at the Old Governor's Mansion in Milledgeville.

Man convicted of killing Baldwin Co. deputy scheduled to die


A man convicted of murdering a Baldwin County Sheriff's deputy nearly 20 years ago is scheduled to be executed on Dec. 9.

According to a news release from Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, Robert Wayne Holsey is scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9.

Hosley was convicted of murdering Deputy Will Robinson Dec. 17, 1995.

3 arrested in Milledgeville apartment robbery

Milledgeville police arrested three men, accusing them of robbing another man Wednesday at College Station Apartments, 501 N. Wilkinson St.

The victim had a head injury and officers met him at the hospital at about 7:12 a.m., according to a police news release.

The victim, Leeon Xie, initially told the officers he injured his head playing basketball with friends. He later told them he was robbed while visiting friends at the apartment complex.

Police said they found several items of "contraband" in Xie's apartment and they "tracked down" three suspects.

No charges were filed against Xie, according to the news release.

Arrested were: Troy Howell Lewis Jr., 18, of Alexandria, Virginia; Daniel Phuoc Nguyan, 21, of Doraville; and Kristian Peter Rigapoulos, 20, of Duluth. They were booked into the Milledgeville jail charged with robbery and aggravated assault.

Ga College Signs Partnership With EPA

Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville is giving students the opportunity to get some real world experience before graduation.

The school signed an agreement creating a partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency.

The partnership consists of students working with the city of Eatonton by helping to resolve issues and providing them with resources they don't have access to.

"What happens is we're going to match the needs of Eatonton, so if Eatonton maybe needs a survey maybe it will be some Sociology students. If they need some assistance maybe with healthcare or developing a business plan through entrepreneurship, maybe it'll be College of Business students," says VP of Student Affairs, Kelli Brown.

"But it'll be through mostly volunteer work that will be going back and forth working with the city."

Court throws out alleged Baldwin murder confession

Georgia's supreme court has thrown out a videotaped confession allegedly made by a murder suspect.

On Monday, they ruled that Baldwin County investigator continued to question suspect Artenimus Mack after he said he didn't want to talk anymore.

The court said the Baldwin sheriff's office violated his constitutional right to remain silent.

Mack is accused of killing Travin Montez Davis, who was found shot to death by the side of a road in Baldwin on Oct. 31, 2012.

The murder case has not yet gone to trial.

Mack is currently in state prison, serving time on an unrelated case.

Monday's ruling means that his confession in the Davis can't be used in his trial.

According to the Georgia Supreme Court's account of the case, Mack was arrested on Nov. 1, 2012 in Gwinnett County with 2 pounds of marijuana in his car.

Milledgeville mourns stricken basketball player


A Milledgeville family is mourning a semi-pro basketball player who died during a game last week.

"The laughter, the love, the arguments."

Tenisha Smith recalls three things she'll miss most about her little brother Markell. A registered nurse, she says she saves lives all the time.

"It was a pivoting, and a touching moment for me because I've been a nurse for 5 years, and I'm so used to helping and saving other peoples lives and it was like at the moment that my brother needed me I wasn't able to save his life."