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Eatonton Man Fatally Shot at Estranged Girlfriend's House

An Eatonton man was shot and killed after he busted through the window of his estranged girlfriend's house on Thursday night, according to the Milledgeville Police Department.

A news release says 45-year-old Herman Brundage of Eatonton entered Evelyn Goodman's house on 407 Pritchard St. in Milledgeville.

Milledgeville police say Goodman was at home with Daryl Oneil Waller when Brundage came in the house. Police say a fight started inside the house, and Waller shot Brundage near the front door.

Milledgeville police found Brundage in the front yard when they got there around 9:30. Brundage was taken Oconee Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Waller is held at the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office. He's charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

No one else was injured.

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Georgia College Professors to Present at National Conference

Georgia College faculty members of the College of Arts & Sciences have been selected to discuss their successful strategies for sustaining science programs during the 2011 Network for Academic Renewal Conference in March.

Hosted by the Association of American College and Universities (AAC&U) and Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), this year’s event is themed “Engaged STEM Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices.”

“Our college is thrilled,” said Dr. Rosalie Richards, Kaolin Endowed Chair in Science and director of the Science Education Center.

“This particular conference is a first-time appearance for the College of Arts & Sciences, so we’re eager to share how our initiative, Science to Serve, has flourished at the university and in the community.”

Richards will coordinate a panel discussion about sustaining science interests on the collegiate level alongside colleagues Dr. Julia Metzker, Dr. Caralyn Zehnder and Dr. Ellen France.

Barrow, Bishop Oppose Pelosi

Two more Democratic congressmen who represent Central Georgia have joined the groundswell against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

John Barrow and Sanford Bishop both say they won't back Nancy Pelosi's bid for Democratic leader in the U.S. House.

Both supported Pelosi in her two successful runs for House speaker.

Barrow, the 12th District congressman, was prodded about Pelosi by his Republican opponent, Ray McKinney, during the recent campaign.

His spokeswoman, Jane Brodsky, sent the Savannah Morning
News a statement on Thursday, saying Barrow will not support Pelosi for Democratic leader, nor will he vote for her as speaker.

With Republicans in control of the new Congress, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio is expected to succeed Pelosi as speaker.

The Associated Press reports that Brodsky did not respond when asked why Barrow would not support Pelosi.

Baldwin County Selected for Children's Health Study

Baldwin County is one of more 105 counties across the country chosen to take part in the largest long-term study of children's health in history.

The study will look at genetics and the environment and how they affect children's health.

The study will monitor children from right before birth until they are 21 years old.

The National Children's Study is looking for women between the ages of 18-49 who are or may become pregnant to volunteer to become a part of this study.

The organization will be monitor 100,000 children across the country.

Three counties were chosen in Georgia, but Baldwin County is the first to launch the project in the state.

The National Children's Study is holding a meeting on Friday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. at Oak Hill Middle School.

The meeting is open to the public.

The National Children's Study is also looking for volunteers to help spread the word about the project.


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Baldwin County Selected for National Health Study

Baldwin County, along with more than 100 other communities around the nation, will be included in a national study of 100,000 children from before birth to age 21.

The study aims to collect information on how genetics and the environment affect children's health, development and well-being.  

Baldwin County neighbors are invited to attend a town hall meeting for the launch of the National Children's Study (NCS) at Oak Hill Middle School auditorium on Friday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.

Women who are pregant or may become pregnant in the next few years are now elgible to join Baldwin County NCS.

Principal Investigator Dr. Carol Hogue and Investigator Dr. Frances Dunston will speak.

Baldwin County Schools Recognize Parent Engagement Month


Family festivities are taking over Baldwin County schools in recognition of Parent Engagement Month.

Blandy Elementary School is dishing out family fun, and some parents who came to the Thanksgiving dinner say they haven't waited in a lunch line since they were in elementary school.

Loreal Johnson says it's her daughter's excitement that motivates her to be as active within the school as she can.

"It's like Christmas morning, when you see your kids' face light up when they see you, and see you wanting to participate," she says.

Mother of two, Hope Hines, says she gets that same reaction every time her boys see her at their school.

"When you see that glow on their face, it makes you know you're doing the right thing," says Hines.

But Johnson says, it's important that the involvement goes beyond grabbing a tray of turkey.

She says it should follow each parent home.

Georgia College Helps Develop Rock Hawk

Georgia College students and faculty helped develop Putnam County’s Rock Hawk Effigy and Trails into an educational attraction.

During the past 18 months, Georgia College students and faculty have developed marketing plan, a website and conducted materials for the history and bird signs that line the trails through the forest to the effigy.

All that hard work paid off Friday with Rock Hawk’s opening celebration, where President Dorothy Leland was one of the featured speakers to celebrate the culmination of the 10-year, $1 million project.

“Our students and faculty worked closely with other sponsors to create an attraction where recreational activities blend with an outdoor classroom that serves all age groups,” said Dr. Leland. “Georgia College is proud to be a partner in this project.”

The historic effigy, built using milky quartz rocks, forms a hawk appearing to fly southeast.