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Milledgeville Named Runnerup for 'South's Most Creative Small Towns'

Milledgeville Named Runnerup for 'South's Most Creative Small Towns'

The magazine Garden & Gun highlighted 'The South's Most Creative Small Towns.'

Earning the Runnerup spot, Milledgeville received a nod for Flannery O'Connor's life there, "forever assur[ing] its place on the Southern literary map."

The magazine mentions Andalusia and how it's still open to the public and Georgia College's literary journal, Art & Letters.

Garden & Gun named Hillsborough, North Carolina as the Best Literary Town for having "more critically acclaimed authors per capita than any zip code in the region."

VA Outpatient Clinic to Open in Milledgeville

VA Outpatient Clinic to Open in Milledgeville

Veterans in Milledgeville can now look forward to a short commute to receive VA medical care.

According to a news release, the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin plans to open a Milledgeville VA outpatient clinic on November 1.

That's located at A Wing, 1st Floor, Pete Wheeler Building at 2249 Carl Vinson Highway in Milledgeville.

Services will include: 

  • primary care,
  • mental health,
  • social work,
  • dietary counseling

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8-4:30.

 

Veterans can also call the 24-hour Nurse Triage number at 1-877-424-8212 to speak with a nurse.

 

Veterans requesting care at the new clinic that are not currently enrolled in VA Healthcare may obtain an application form online at www.va.gov or can visit the clinic after the opening on Nov. 1st, 2012, to pick up an enrollment package.

Two New Directors Elected to Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation

Two New Directors Elected to Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation

 

The Board of Directors of the Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation recently elected two new Directors the Board, according to a Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia news release.

They are:

Dr. William H. Fox served from 1992 until his retirement in 2005 as the Senior V.P. for Institutional Advancement at Emory University, where he also earned his Ph.D.  His dissertation focused on Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy.  He serves on several nonprofit boards and is a part-time consultant for Washington University in St. Louis.

Barry Schrenk is the President of Taggart's Driving School in Tucker, Georgia.  He earned a B.S. from Rider University, majoring in Business Administration.  He also served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Navy Reserve.  He is a member of several nonprofit boards, including that of The Atlanta Opera.

Baldwin County Unemployment Rate Rises in July

Baldwin County Unemployment Rate Rises in July

Baldwin County's unemployment rate rose to 13.4 percent in July compared to June's 12.5 percent, according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.

That compares to Metro Macon's 10.3 percent in July and Georgia's overall unemployment rate of 9.3 percent.

Baldwin County is one of 101 counties with a 10 percent or greater unemployment rate. That means 63 percent of Georgian counties had an unemployment rate of 10 percent or higher last month.

GMC Cheerleaders Win First Friday Spirit Competition

GMC Cheerleaders Win First Friday Spirit Competition

Milledgeville, GA – The First Friday Spirit Competition was a huge hit at First Friday! John Milledge Academy, Georgia Military College and Georgia College Cheerleaders all came out to raise money for their squads during the First Friday Spirit Competition. Just in time for the new school year, crowds filled the corners at Hancock and Wayne Streets as they cheered on their favorite team.

 

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

Tuesday marks Election Day.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

When you go to vote, be sure to take your Georgia license, passport or military photo ID. You'll need to show that before voting.

If you need to doublecheck your polling location, enter your information and the database will show you where you're registered.

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Presidential Transition Committee Named to Welcome Georgia College President

Presidential Transition Committee Named to Welcome Georgia College President

 

Georgia College Interim President Dr. Paul Jones has created a Presidential Transition Committee (PTC) to ensure a smooth and effective transition for Dr. Steve M. Dorman as the 11th president of Georgia College.