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Mayor: No new complaints on Capital City Bar

Milledgeville Mayor Gary Thrower believes the turmoil surrounding a controversial bar has simmered down.

For the past 8 months, we've reported on complaints from individuals saying Capital City Bar discriminates against black people.

Tuesday night, Thrower told us the city has not heard any complaints or plans for protests recently.

"We've gone to the owner and asked him to make sure these kinds of practices weren't followed, and to my knowledge, things are working better," said Thrower.

Last year, several Georgia College students and Milledgeville locals came forward, accusing the bar of using dress codes to restrict blacks from entering.

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Baldwin County deputies seeking armed robbery suspect

The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who was involved in an armed robbery Wednesday around 1 a.m.

According to a Facebook post, it happened at Flash Foods Store on Highway 49.

The suspect is described to be a heavy set man and 5'3 to 5'6 in height.

Anyone with any information on the suspect's identity can call the tip line at 478-445-5102.

Baldwin County training new firefighters

Baldwin County Fire and Rescue held their first training session of the new year Monday night. 

"Anyone who wants to help other folks, we're going to try to help them," says Fire Instructor Billy Benzur. 

About 30 hopeful graduates met to learn more about what they can expect over the next several months. 

They have nine full-time employees, and Benzur says at least 15 people are needed at a typical emergency scene. 

They do have about 90 volunteers, but he says they need a wider pool of qualified people to protect the county.

"Clearly, we would like to have the highest ratio of public safety officials to citizens as possible," Benzur says.

Along with the textbook lessons in the classroom, the applicants will get hands-on training with the equipment and by practicing different scenarios. 

Milledgeville celebrates Dr. King's legacy

Georgia College, 100 Black Men, and more were among the group's taking part in Monday's Milledgeville Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration.

The day started with beautification service projects around the city, followed by a service and a march, then to Georgia College for a gathering called "Remember the Dream... Wake Up."

Event attendee Wesley Williams later performed at the event cookout where he shared why the celebration is so special to him.

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Fall Line Freeway to open in Milledgeville







The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has completed a 3.5 mile roadway in the Milledgeville area. It's part of the Fall Line Freeway project that runs from Columbus to Augusta. But the new road will connect Central Georgia drivers to a number of frequently traveled places.

GDOT District Communications Officer, Kyle Collins, said, "Additional access from State Route 112 on the south side of Milledgeville, that's Vinson Highway, to hop on Fall Line Freeway to get to Highway 441, and also continue on the Fall Line Freeway to get to Ivey, to Gordon, Wilkinson County, to get to Macon, Columbus."

Collins said the state also hopes the Fall Line Freeway will help reduce some of the large truck traffic through downtown Milledgeville.

Neighbors oppose Milledgeville subdivision

More than twenty neighbors living on Milledge Avenue and Doles Boulevard in Milledgeville are worried about a $7 million development being built.

It's called The Boulevard and will consist of more than 30 homes for rent and purchase, three of those homes are already in construction. But neighbors say they're worried about traffic coming in and out of their quiet neighborhood.

Claire Davis spoke with them and the developer to learn more about the project.

Gail Yeomans has lived on Doles Blvd. in Milledgeville for eight years. "It was a quiet neighborhood. You could sit out in your yard and just relax," said Yeomans.

Milledgeville police investigating shooting death

The Milledgeville Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was found shot at a home on Anthony Way in early December.

According to the department's Facebook post, Douglas Cheek was found dead with a gunshot wound to the neck Dec. 10.

Detectives are conducting an investigation into Cheek's death.

Anyone with any information regarding this case can call the police department for Detective Scott Goodwin at (478) 414-4073 or the tip line at (478) 414-4413.