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Secession or Surrender: A Re-Enactment of the 1861 Georgia Secession Convention

Secession or Surrender: A Re-Enactment of the 1861 Georgia Secession Convention

Secession or Surrender: A Re-enactment of the 1861 Georgia Secession Convention
Sunday, April 10, 2011, at 3:00 PM

GC Nursing Students Benefit from Scholarship Donation

GC Nursing Students Benefit from Scholarship Donation

A long-time member of the Georgia College Foundation Board of Trustees has donated funds to endow the Dr. Samuel and Mrs. Ellen S. Goodrich Scholarship for nursing.

“I feel that an education is one of the most important things that you can give,” said Mrs. Ellen Goodrich, a former nursing faculty member at Georgia College. “I have been so impressed with the students who come to Georgia College and just love it here.  I want this scholarship to provide an incentive and a reward for students who want to learn and who love what they are learning.”

Undergraduate and graduate nursing students will be eligible for the scholarship. Mrs. Goodrich also expressed appreciation for the faculty who “take such a personal interest in the success of these students. Students tell me how much they really care.”   

Colonnade Earned Sixth Best College Newspaper

Colonnade Earned Sixth Best College Newspaper

Georgia College’s student newspaper, The Colonnade, earned sixth best college newspaper at this year’s Southeast Journalism Conference in Troy, Ala.

The Colonnade competed with 32 other schools including Auburn University, Mississippi State University, University of Tennessee and Samford University.

 “The staff, writers and photographers have put in 110 percent to make this year's paper the best it can be, and I think it shows,” said editor in chief Matt Chambers who guides the weekly newspaper’s staff of around 30 students.

Two Georgia College students earned individual awards. Junior mass communication major and special sections editor Aubrie Sofala placed fourth in Arts & Entertainment for her profile on the student director of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and her coverage of “Dog Sees God.”

Play Brings Milledgeville History to Life

(Milledgeville) — Do you ever wonder how people in Milledgeville fared during World War II? Or built local businesses? Dealt with integration? Or faced the loss of jobs?

Georgia College Theatre Department will bring those stories and more to life with its production “Milledgeville Memoirs.”


Continuing its “Southern Season: Welcome Home,” the theatre department takes to the stage to celebrate the lives of local personalities, their trials and successes.

The original play written by Georgia College English professor David Muschell will open at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 and continue through Friday, March 18 in The Campus Black Box Theatre.


“We’re portraying about 15 different citizens of Milledgeville including Jake and Maxine Goldstein; Marsha and Darryl Herren; Harriett and Fielding Whipple; Dora Clemons Collier; and Maria Diaz Thompson,” said Dr. Karen Berman, theatre chair and artistic director of theatre programs.

Sen. Grant Update: Buzz from the Gold Dome

By Senator Johnny Grant, submitted by the Senate Press Office

We are nearing the halfway point of the 2011 Legislative Session. While there is much left to do, we are fulfilling our constitutional obligations and working diligently to represent you. This week, we passed some very important legislation that balances our budget for the rest of Fiscal Year 2011 and ensures that we can handle leaner budget years. A bill was also introduced to reform the HOPE Scholarship Program, ensuring its survival.

Chamber Announces Job Opening

The Chamber of Commerce has announced a job opening for the Chamber's Membership Director position. The listing reads:

The Milledgeville Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking a dedicated, sales-oriented individual to fulfill duties as a full-time Director of Membership.   Candidate must be detail oriented and well-organized, must have fundraising and sponsorship experience, must be able to work with multiple projects concurrently and must have strong customer service and relationship-building abilities

College degree preferred.  Must provide proof of Certified Work Ready Certification.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Key Responsibilities:

Baldwin High School Hosts Black History Program

Baldwin High School's Black History Program is known as B.L.A.C.K.

B.L.A.C.K. stands for: Beautiful, Legendary, Accomplished , Creating, Knowledge.

The show is under the Direction of Mrs. Candice Haynes, and will be performed at Baldwin High School in Milledgeville.

The event is scheduled for Feb. 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. 

Ticket Prices are $3.00, this years theme is "Renewing the past, Reviewing the Future"