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Baldwin County Commissioners Set to Meet Tuesday

Baldwin County Commissioners Set to Meet Tuesday

The next Baldwin County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting is set for Tuesday, February 5 at 6 p.m.

That's in the Commission Chambers in Suite 319.


  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Call to Order
  • Approval of Minutes
    --Minutes of January 23, 2013 Public Hearing and Regular Meeting
    --Minutes of January 31, 2013 Work Session
  • Administrative/Fical Matters
    1. Bids for 2 million gallon ground storage tank/pump station on Hopewell Church Road--Engineer Tim Ingram
    2. Task order for airport runway project-- County Manager/Doug Hawkins
    3. Rural fire defense cooperative lease agreement and memorandum of understanding-- County Manager
    4. Survey request by Bobbie Herring Property on Crawford Rd.--County Manager
  • Adjournment
  • Public Comment Period for Non-Agenda items


Andalusia Farm to Host February Lectures

Andalusia Farm to Host February Lectures

Andalusia farm, the Milledgeville farmhouse where Flannery O'Connor lived and wrote, hosts February lectures on Sundays from 3-5 p.m.

Bruce Gentry kicks off the lecture series with a lecture entitled "The Influence of Carson McCullers and Erskine Caldwell on Flannery O'Connor." Gentry is the editor of the Flannery O'Connor Review at Georgia College and Chair of the Foundation's Scholars Council, according to the Andalusia website.

That's on Sunday, February 3, from 3-5 p.m.

The February Lecture Series is listed on Trailfest 2013 as part of the Southern Literary Trail.

View the full lecture series schedule at Andalusia.

View the Southern Literary Trail website.

Baldwin County Jobless Rate Released

Baldwin County Jobless Rate Released

The jobless rate for Baldwin County in December 2012 was 12 percent.

Baldwin was one of 67 Georgia counties that had a jobless rate of 10 percent or greater.

The jobless rate in December 2012 was also up for metro Macon.

According to a state news release, unemployment rose to 9.2 percent from November's 8.7 percent rate, but it was down from December 2011 when the rate was 9.5 percent.

Officials claim the rise comes from a combination of factors, including a "slight increase" in new layoffs and a reduction in the area work force.

The uptick reflects a similar statewide trend. However, the jobless rate across Georgia only rose one-tenth of percentage point while metro Macon's rate jumped five-tenths of a percentage point.

Congressman Broun Opens Door to Hear Constituents

Congressman Broun Opens Door to Hear Constituents

Congressman Broun has planned Constituent Service Days in thirteen counties.

Field representatives will be at each meeting to answer questions.

See when the meeting will be held in your area:

  • Tuesday, January 22:

Hancock County Courthouse, Roosevelt Warren Room
12630 Broad Street
Sparta, GA 31087
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Friday, January 25

​Powell Building @ Central State Hospital
620 Broad Street, Suite 401-C
Milledgeville, GA 31062
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Morning Brew Meets Wednesday

Morning Brew Meets Wednesday

"Morning Brew" with the Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesday from 8-9 a.m. at Digital Bridges.

Breakfast and coffee are provided. 


Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Today is my first day in the office for 2013. I intentionally took time off over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to step back from work, enjoy my family and clear my head. Now I’m back and ready to hit the ground running! How about you?


In the past I’ve never been much of a believer in writing down my goals or making them for that matter. It all seemed a little woo-woo and out there. However in 2012 I worked with a wonderful organizer and business coach Paris Love (www.parisloveinstitute.com) who convinced me of the importance of setting goals.

Sandersville Railroad VP to Speak at Georgia College Commencement

Sandersville Railroad VP to Speak at Georgia College Commencement


On Dec. 8, 2012, about 250 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees from Georgia College.

This ceremony marks the first December commencement since 2005.

Ben Tarbutton III, Chair of the Board of Regents and Assistant Vice President of the Sandersville Railroad Company will be the keynote speaker.

The processional begins at 12:45 p.m., and commencement at 1:00 p.m. at Centennial Center, which is located at 251 South Clark Street, Milledgeville, Ga. For those who cannot attend, commencement will also be broadcast live at www.gcsu.edu.

Members of the news media who wish to attend the ceremony should contact the University Communications Office for credentials no later than Friday, Dec. 7.