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County Commissioners Agenda for September 6

The County Commissioners meeting is scheduled for September 6 at 6 p.m. in Suite 319 in the courthouse.
  • Invocation.
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Call to order
  • Approval of minutes, minutes of August 16
  • Administrative/Fiscal matters
    1. Presentation to commissioners-- Soft Petals Women's Motorcycle Club
    2. GEFA Safe Drinking Water Application
    3. Ordinance for Public comment and participation at meetings -county attorney
    4. DOT Transit Program Drug Policy- County Manager
    5. Accounts Payable Last Dated Sept 6.
  • Appearances : Mr. Johnny Westmoreland -- Taxes and Public Input
  • Adjournment
  • Reminders:
    1. September 15, 4:30 p.m. Special meeting of Board of Commissioners
    2. October 4, Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Regular meeting/budget requests meeting for elected officials
    3. Ocotober 16 at 6 p.m. Regular meeting of board of commissioners

Stay in School Rally Set for September

Stay in School Rally Set for September

The rally is set to take place September 8 at 6 p.m. at the stadium.

The public is invited.

Central State Hospital Honors Employees of 20 years or more


Central State Hospital will be honoring 63 employees who have contributed more than 20 years of service, during its annual Faithful Service Ceremony on Wednesday August 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths.

The ceremony, sponsored by the Central State Hospital Foundation, will celebrate and honor employees with 20, 25, 30, and 34 years of service to the hospital and the state of Georgia. This year’s ceremony will not only feature musical entertainment but also special guest speaker, Rhian Sharp, Director of Human Resources, for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

Employees that will be honored:

20 years of Service: Diane Glenn, Minnie D Hall, Joanette Harden, Eddie L Hartry, Bryant Lamar Hitchcock, Linda Gail Jones, Barbara A Lewis, Pamela Marie McClin, Julie V.Sanders, Linda D Sanders, Brenda Sue Waller,

Ga. DOT Welcomes Public Comment on Improvement Program


The Georgia Department of Transportation (GA DOT) will be presenting the Draft FY 2012 - 2015 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for public review and comment. 

The STIP is a four-year program that specifies federally funded transportation projects for non-urban communities in rural Georgia for Fiscal Years 2012, 2013 2014 and 2015.  These projects include, but are not limited to, new construction, improvements, and maintenance for interstates and state routes, and bridges.  Additional projects include bicycle and pedestrian projects, transportation enhancement projects and public transit projects.

Be Sure to Vote in the Georgia License Plate Contest

Voting reopened today for the Georgia License Plate design contest.

You can vote for one of the eight designs.

Voting ends August 8, 2011 at 3 p.m.

The winning license plate was to be announced Friday, July 15, but there was confusion surrounding the "in God we trust" label on some of the designs.

Milledgeville Unemployment Rates

Milledgeville Unemployment Rates

Baldwin County's June unemployment rate is 15.5 percent, according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.


The lowest area rate, at 8.0 percent, was recorded in Warner Robins, while the highest, at 12.8 percent, was in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha area near Dublin. 

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent in June, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.8 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 10 percent in June a year ago.

June marked the 47th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.2 percent, up from 9.1 percent in May. 

CGTC to Break Ground for Health Sciences Building


Central Georgia Technical College will break ground this Friday, July 29, to commemorate the construction of the Center for Health Sciences on the Milledgeville campus.

That's according to a CGTC news release.

The new facility will allow for expansion of Health Technology programs, Academic Success Center, the College’s tutoring center, Work Force Development Center, administrative offices and expanded library. Several new Health Technology programs will be housed in the facility including neuromuscular therapy, pharmacy technology, health care specialist and clinical laboratory technology. All current Health Technology classes in the main building will move to the new building.