Milledgeville making downtown safer for pedestrians

PERSONS WALKING THE STREETS IN THE DOWNTOWN MILLEDGEVILLE AREA WILL SOON BEING DOING SO UNDER SAFER CONDITIONS. THE AREA WHICH INCLUDES GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY IS WORKING WITH A NEARLY $3 MILLION DOLLAR DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND FEDERAL GRANT TO INSTALL CUTTING EDGE SAFETY . FEATURES. DUBLIN BASED MOYE ELECTRIC COMPANY WORKERS ARE FANNED OUT IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS INSTALLING UPDATED CAMERAS, TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND PEDESTRIAN COUNT DOWN SIGNALS... ALL SIGNALS WILL BE COMPUTER COORDINATED AND SHOULD BE COMPLETE IN EARLY 2015----POSSIBLY BY APRIL.

Ground breaking for College Hill Lofts set for Friday

THE COLLEGE HILL ALLIANCE LOFTS PROJECT BEHIND THE MAIN POST OFFICE BUILDING WILL OFFICALLLY BE STARTED WITH A FRIDAY MORNING GROUND BREAKING.. MAYOR REICHERT AND MERCER PRESIDENT WILLIAM UNDERWOOD WILL JOIN OTHERS FOR THE 10:00 AM CEREMONEW. THE HOUSEING AND RETAIL COMPLEX REPACES A HODGE POD OF FORMER BUSINESSS IN THE AREA BETWEEN GEORGIA AND HARDEMAN AVENUES.

Boat trailer loses wheel, one killed on I-75 in Lamar County

THE GEORGIA STATE PATROL HAS RELEASED A PICTURE OF A BOAT TRAILER THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE ONE WHICH LOST A WHEEL THAT KILLED AN ALPHARETTA MAN ON MONDAY. ITS BEEN DETERMINED THE BOAT TRAILER OWNER MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN THE MISSING WHEEL STRUCK SOMEBODY OR EVEN THAT THE WHEEL HAD COME OFF AND KEPT GOING SOUTH ON INTERSTATE -75 IN LAMAR COUNTY. THE VICTIM WAS IN THE EMERGENCY LANE CHANGING A FLAT TIRE. HE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS 53 YEAR OLD BRIAN DURST. ANYBODY WHO MIGHT RECOGNIZE THE BOAT ON THE TRAILER ARE ASKED TO CALL THE NEWNAN POST OF THE GEORGIA PATROL AT 1-770-254-7201.

Casion ship still stuck in shallow waters near Tybee Island

THE NEARLY 200 FOOT LONG CASINO SHIP GROUNDED OFF THE COAST NEAR TYBEE ISLAND REMAINS STUCK THIS MORNING. THE MORE THAN 90 PASSENGERS AND THE CREW HAD TO BE EVACUATED WEDNESDAY WHEN EFFORTS TO PULL THE BOAT OUT OF SHALLOW WATER FAILED.. THEY HAD BEEN STUCK AT SEA FOR 16 HOURS. THE COAST GUARD HAD PROBLEMS REACHING THE SHIP NAMED ESCAPADE BECAUSE OF THE SHALLOWNESS OF THE ATLANTIC IN THAT AREA ALMOST TWO MILES FROM TYBEE ISLAND. THE SHIP BECAME STUCK AT 9:30 TUESDAY NIGHT AND EFFORTS TO PULL IT FREE WEDNESDAY FAILED WHEN CABLES ATTACHED TO THE SHIP BROKE. THE ESCAPADE REMAINS THERE THIS MORNING.

Civil rights violation hearing concerning Whipple-Lue being held un U.S. District Court

THE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING GORDON MAYOR MARY ANN WHIPPLE-LUE SAYS HE IS NOT PART OF A FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION HEARING BEING HELD TODAY IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT. BOBBY WORTHY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATION, CLAIMS THE GORDON MAYOR'S RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED WHEN TWO RECENT COURT HEARINGS WERE HELD CONCERNING THE MAYOR THAT THE MAYOR OR HER ATTORNEY COULD NOT ATTEND.

Two traffic fatalities reported Monday in middle Georgia

TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD FROM MIDDLE GEORGIA TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS. IN JONES COUNTY, MARY CRAMER WAS KILLED WHEN HER VEHICLE WAS STRUCK BY A PICKUP TRUCK AS THE 72 YEAR OLD WAS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A “U-TURN” ON HIGHWAY 22 NORTH OF GRAY. THE OTHER ACCIDENT INVOLVED A LOG TRUCK ON HIGHWAY 22 IN BALDWIN COUNTY EAST OF MILLEDGEVILLE. THE TRAILOR LOADED WITH LOGS BROKE AWAY FROM THE CAB AND HIT A PICKUP TRUCK KILLING THE DRIVER.

RAFB to lose 258 positions in Air Force cut back

THE U.S. AIR FORCE GOAL TO CUT NEARLY 35 HUNDRED JOBS WILL COST ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE 258 POSITIONS. THAT'S THE WORD FROM THE 21st CENTURY PARTNERSHIP CONCERNING THE LOSSES TARGETED AT THE HEADQUARTERS AIR FORCE RESERVE COMMAND. THE CUT BACK WOULD SAVE THE MILITARY BUDGET SOME 1.6 BILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS.

Vote on transfer of Terminal Station could come tonight

THE MACON-BIBB COMMISSION IS EXPECTED TO MAKE THE FINAL VOTE ON TRANSFERRING THE TERMINAL STATION PROPERTY TO THE MACON TRANSIT AUTHORITY TONIGHT. MAYOR REICHERT SAYS THE BUILDING WOULD BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR EXTENSIVE FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION GRANTS WITH THE MOVE.

Crimestoppers tip leads to arrest of final suspect in May 29th murders

USING THE CRIME STOPPER NUMBER PAID OFF WITH THE ARREST OF THE LAST OF THE SUSPECTS WANTED IN THAT HORRIFIC TRIPLE MURDER CASE FROM LATE MAY. POLICE ARRESTED 30 YEAR OLD LEWIS CHENEY THE 2nd AT A SHERATON DRIVE MOTEL AFTER RECEIVING THE TIP BY CRIMESTOPPERS PHONE. THE PICKUP WAS WITHOUT INCIDENT. HE HAD BEEN WANTED FOR ALMOST TWO MONTHS AFTER THAT ATTEMPTED ROBBERY – SHOOTOUT ON FAIRBURN AVENUE MAY THE 29th. CHENEY REPORTEDLY MASTERMINDED THE ATTEMPT HEIST THAT LED TO THE DEATHS OF ARIKA JARRELL, RALPH HEARD AND TERRANCE DENT JR. THREE MEN ARE BEHIND BARS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CASE ALONG WITH LEWIS CHENEY.

Nearly 500 kids attending Chick-Fil-A camp

ALMOST 500 HUNDRED YOUNGSTERS ARE TURNING OUT THIS WEEK IN wARNER ROBINS FOR THE CHICK-FIL-A SUMMER WINSHAPE CAMP. THE KIDS HAVE TAKEN OVER CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH AND ITS GROUNDS OFF LAKE JOY ROAD AND RUSSELL PARKWAY. THE IDEA OF THESE MULTI-PURPOSE CAMPS WAS THAT OF CHICK-FIL-A FOUNDER TRUITT CATHY BACK IN THE 80'S....NEARLY 100 STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS SPEND A LOT OF THE TIME OUT ON THE ATHLETIC FIELDS TEACHING THE KIDS VARIOUS SPORTS THEY MAY NOT BE FAMILAR WITH, BUT PROVIDING A LOT OF HEALTHY EXERCISE.

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