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How to Help Firefighters in Okefonekee Swamp

The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce is participating in an initiative sponsored by the Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce requesting all of the Chambers in Georgia for help for the firefighters battling several blazes in the Okefenokee Swamp.

Items needed:

  • socks
  • t-shirts
  • liquid lip balm
  • bandanas
  • individual packages of antacids and pain relievers
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • dryer sheets
  • hand sanitizer
  • eye wash
  • snacks for when they do not have time to rest for a meal (no chocolate as it melts).
  • They also need donations to provide meals for the firefighters. 

Checks should be made payable to the Georgia Forestry Commission.

Nominate Your Town as of the Best of the Road

USA Today and Rand McNally are holding a “Best of the Road” rally.

Be sure to vote for your town! If your town isn't listed, you can nominate and post photos!



GCSU Holds 127th Commencement

GCSU will holds commencement this week for graduate and undergraduate degrees.

GCSU Media Relations Manager Judy Bailey says GCSU History Professor and University Historian Dr. Bob Wilson will speak during the graduate commencement.

Graduating Pre-Med Senior Melanie Wooten will speak at the the undergraduate ceremony.

Graduate commencement is scheduled for Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. on GCSU's front campus, a GCSU news release says. 521 students will earn their master's degree.

1,237 undergraduates will receive their diplomas during commencement on Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m.

The release says that shuttle buses will be available from both Centennial Center and West Campus parking lots to the graduation venue.

Report Milledgeville Road Problems

Do you know of a problem with a road in your neighborhood? Bad potholes? Road falling apart? See, click and get it fixed! Just click on this story and fill out the simple form. Your report will go to people who can get the problem fixed. You can also see other reported problems in your community.

3rd Annual Capitol City Fun Run

The 3rd Annual Old Capitol City Classic 5K and 1 mile fun run, Saturday, April 30.

The start/finish will be held at the Oconee Regional Medical Center and wil be run on paved streets in and around the hospital campus.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the ORMC walking track improvements initiative.

Packet pickup and race day registration will begin at 6:30 a.m.

Junior Journalist Auditions

Junior journalist auditions will take place today at the Galleria Mall in Centerville from 4-6 p.m.

The child auditioning must be born between August 1, 1998 and August 1, 2001. You must bring proof of date of birth to the audition.

The audition in Macon will take place Tuesday, April 5 from 4-6 p.m. in the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

The children will be scored on the spot during the first round of auditions. The top scoring 50 kids will be called back for a second round, where they will answer questions on camera. A panel of 13WMAZ employees will judge those auditions. The top scoring 25 kids will move on to a final round that will be judged by a community panel. We will not contact the children between rounds 2 and 3. We will surprise the winning children in their classrooms before school lets out for the summer.

Job Fair Comes to Downtown Milledgeville

A one-stop shop job fair will take place this weekend in Milledgeville.

Workshops on job-hunting will be available as well as businesses with job applications will be on hand.

Regional Democrats will provide the venue. The event is free and open to the public.

"We just want to help folks get jobs," explained Fred Ward of Putnam County, chairman of the Central Georgia Democratic Coalition. "Our first Job Fair in Milledgeville a year ago was a great success, but this area is still suffering. We can help to alleviate the problem by bringing job information and other help to the job-seekers."

Co-hosted by the Young Democrats of America of Georgia College and State University (GCSU), the Job Fair will take place this Saturday, March 19, in downtown Milledgeville in the Arts and Sciences Building of GCSU.