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Welcome Back, Students!

Welcome Back, Students!

In just a few short weeks, college students from all over the state of Georgia (and beyond!) will descend upon the campuses of Georgia College and Georgia Military College.

As a community, we want to make them feel welcomed, but how? Since I am a student of Georgia College, I thought I'd share some of the things that have made me feel welcomed home in the past.

Let us know about volunteer opportunities that have developed over the summer. If you're affiliated with an organization or a business that would benefit from student volunteers, let us know. Many students are looking for something to which they may devote their attention during a study break and in order to remain well-rounded. Some of my favorite experiences have come from the Life Enrichment Center here in Milledgeville, and the experiences there could be applied to a variety of majors!

Milledgeville and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Milledgeville and the Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush to provide equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, education, and day-to-day living, as well as to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities.  As we approach the 22nd anniversary of the legislation, let's strive to make Milledgeville an open and inviting community for all people, including those affected by disability.  But how?

Five practical courtesies will show that you care to make Milledgeville the place to live, work, and thrive for individuals with disabilities in the state of Georgia.

Top 5 Reasons Why I Chose Georgia College

Top 5 Reasons Why I Chose Georgia College

As parents and students are often made aware, choosing the right college can be a daunting task because of the amount of thought and dedication that must be given to the decision.  For me as a student with a disability, choosing Georgia College was nearly a no-brainer. And here's why:

The people, in the Georgia College and Milledgeville communities, are fantastic. Coming from a relatively small suburb of Atlanta and growing up in what most would call a "bubble," I am quite accustomed to knowing everything about everyone with whom I associated. When I came to Milledgeville for the first time as a high school junior, I immediately understood that Milledgeville wasn't just Georgia's antebellum capitol, but it was also a community, a home, and a resting place. 

Georgia College Poet Named 'Georgia Author of the Year'

Georgia College Poet Named 'Georgia Author of the Year'

 

Alice Friman, Georgia College poet-in-residence, has earned this year’s Georgia Author of the Year Award in poetry from Georgia Writers Association (GWA) for her fifth full-length collection of poetry, “Vinculum.”

The award is the oldest literary award in the Southeastern United States, and it honors Georgia’s authors of excellence.

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.  

Milledgeville City Marshal Passes Away

Milledgeville City Marshal Passes Away

Update: Jack Graham's memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, June 28 at 5 p.m. That'll be at 492 Kings Rd.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at Williams Funeral Home.

Milledgeville City Marshal and longtime public servant Jack Graham passed away Thursday morning.

According to his obituary, he passed away peacefully at age 60.

See his full obituary here.

Baldwin County Among Georgia's High Unemployment Rates

Baldwin County Among Georgia's High Unemployment Rates

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in Baldwin County was   11.9 percent in May.

Milledgeville is one of 67 Georgian counties above 10 percent.

That's compared to Georgia's overall unemployment rate of 8.9 percent.

Metro Macon rose to 9.4 percent in May, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in April, a Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

The rate was 10.1 percent in May 2011. 

Overall, Georgia's unemployment rate remained unchanged from April to May in 2011 and is down from May 2010, where the unemployment rate was 9.8 percent.