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Senator Jones Honors Baldwin County Fire Department

Senator Jones Honors Baldwin County Fire Department


Senator Burt Jones welcomed members of the Baldwin County Fire Department to celebrate Firefighters Day at the Capitol last week. 

“It was my privilege to meet with the Baldwin Firefighters to thank them for their service to District 25,” said Sen. Jones.  “The courage they display when rushing to the scene while everyone is fleeing is not only commendable but highly admirable.  I am thankful for these men and women who exemplify a great commitment to the public safety of all Georgians.”

Sen. Jones was joined by (from left to right) Battalion Chief Tony Waller, Chief Troy Reynolds, Sen. Jones, Deputy Chief of Administration Steve Somers, Battalion Chief Richard Gordon, Firefighter Billy Benzur, Captain Lewis  Osborne, Firefighter Hank Griffith, Battalion Chief Young and in the lower front, Deputy Chief Gilbert French.

Baldwin County Commissioners Set to Meet Tuesday

Baldwin County Commissioners Set to Meet Tuesday

The next Baldwin County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting is set for Tuesday, February 5 at 6 p.m.

That's in the Commission Chambers in Suite 319.


  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Call to Order
  • Approval of Minutes
    --Minutes of January 23, 2013 Public Hearing and Regular Meeting
    --Minutes of January 31, 2013 Work Session
  • Administrative/Fical Matters
    1. Bids for 2 million gallon ground storage tank/pump station on Hopewell Church Road--Engineer Tim Ingram
    2. Task order for airport runway project-- County Manager/Doug Hawkins
    3. Rural fire defense cooperative lease agreement and memorandum of understanding-- County Manager
    4. Survey request by Bobbie Herring Property on Crawford Rd.--County Manager
  • Adjournment
  • Public Comment Period for Non-Agenda items


Senator Jones: Report from the State Capitol

Senator Jones: Report from the State Capitol


by Senator Burt Jones

It’s hard to believe the first month of session is coming to a close, and although we have already passed influential legislation, there is still much work to be done.  It was an exciting month as the Senate got to work discussing the state budget, passing legislation tightening ethics and beginning to address key state issues as Governor Nathan Deal presented his annual State of the State Address. 

I was honored to be appointed Deputy Whip and receive my committee assignments for the 2013-2014 Legislative Session.  I was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the State Institutions and Property Committee, Secretary of the Higher Education Committee and as a member of the Regulated Industries and Utilities and Insurance and Labor committees.  It’s a great privilege to serve on these committees and I look forward to passing legislation benefiting all Georgians. 

Congressman Broun Opens Door to Hear Constituents

Congressman Broun Opens Door to Hear Constituents

Congressman Broun has planned Constituent Service Days in thirteen counties.

Field representatives will be at each meeting to answer questions.

See when the meeting will be held in your area:

  • Tuesday, January 22:

Hancock County Courthouse, Roosevelt Warren Room
12630 Broad Street
Sparta, GA 31087
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Friday, January 25

​Powell Building @ Central State Hospital
620 Broad Street, Suite 401-C
Milledgeville, GA 31062
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Rep. Kidd May Switch to GOP

Georgia's only independent state legislator says he's thinking about switching to the Republican party.

Milledgeville's Rep. Rusty Kidd says he sent an email to state House Speaker David Ralston and majority leader Larry O'Neal, saying he wants to talk to them about moving to the GOP.

He said he plans to talk to them and make up his mind before the 2013 session starts in January.

On Tuesday, he won a third term by beating Democratic challenger Quentin Howell. That's the second time Howell has run against him.

"I've got no reason to give the Democratic Party the time of day after they spent $200,000 the last two years to beat me," said Kidd.

He said he'll decide whether to switch based on whether he thinks it will benefit the district, and he won't ask for anything in return from Republican leaders.

"People who know me know I don't play those kind of games," he said.

Baldwin Co. Majority Vote for Obama

Baldwin Co. Majority Vote for Obama

Fifty-two percent of Baldwin County voted for Barack Obama in the presidential race.

Forty-seven percent of the Baldwin County vote went to Mitt Romney.

That was 7,585 votes for Romney, and 8,469 votes for Obama. 

One percent, 160 votes, of Baldwin Countian voters selected the third party candidate Gary Johnson on their ballots.

Nationwide, Mitt Romney had 2,054,373 votes, but 206 electoral votes. Obama won the reelection wtih 303 electoral votes.

See full election results on 13WMAZ.com

Sunday Package Sales Pass in Baldwin, Milledgeville

Sunday Package Sales Pass in Baldwin, Milledgeville

Baldwin County Commission Results: 
Commission District 1: Emily Davis has 72% of the vote, with all precincts reporting.
District 4: Henry Craig has 54% of the vote, all precincts reporting.
District 5: Johnny Westmoreland wins with 60% of the vote.

Sunday Package Sales in Baldwin: 
Yes: 63%

Sunday Pack Sales in the City of Milledgeville:
Yes: 66%