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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.

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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.

Man found with multiple stab wounds in Milledgeville

A man was found with multiple stab wounds around 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Earnest Byner Street in Milledgeville.

According to a Facebook post from the Milledgeville Police Department, when deputies arrived, the man was laying on the ground with multiple stab wounds to his back, head and arms.

Emergency medical services took him to Oconee Regional Center for treatment. The victim is expected to make a full recovery.

Several witnesses spoke to officers who were able to I.D. suspects. Deputies went to a home, located off Allen Memorial Drive and arrested two suspects.

No information regarding the victim's or suspects' identities has been released at this time.

GCSU warns of safety after alleged off-campus sexual assault

A Georgia College and State University student was allegedly sexually assaulted Sunday just before 3 a.m. at College Station Apartments on North Wilkinson Street in Milledgeville.

According to an incident report from the Milledgeville Police Department, the student told deputies she gave two men a ride home, and they asked if they could stay the night. The report states the woman said yes, and while she was sleeping, they began to fondle her and proceeded to rape her.

The woman was taken to Oconee Regional Medical Center for treatment. 

She gave investigators descriptions of the men and their vehicle.

According to a news release, GCSU Public Safety and the Milledgeville Police Department are jointly investigating the case.

Georgia College students feel unsafe after drive-by shootings

Students at Georgia College in Milledgeville started classes on Monday, but education isn't the only thing on their minds.

Georgia College's campus is hustling and bustling with students kicking off their first week of classes. But some students say they feel uneasy after drive-by shootings have shaken the surrounding community.