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When state inmate Donnie Rowe was transferred to Putnam County jail on May 24, a makeshift knife was found in his belongings, according to Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills. The discovery was discussed during a pretrial hearing on July 14.

According to a recent study, Georgia College’s economic impact on the regional community reached more than $282 million for the 2020 fiscal year. The study was commissioned by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Thanks to House Bill 466, thousands of Georgia teen drivers will need driver training before obtaining a license.

During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, members voted to approve the creation of a Youth Council. The council will serve as an advisory council to the mayor and will seat leaders from each of the city’s high schools.

Molly Brodak was an award-winning poet and memoirist. The former GC professor recently was awarded the posthumous lifetime achievement award from the Georgia Writers Association.

The worst kept secret the last 10 years and a fortnight or two was the unretreating rumor that the Varsity would be closing, but nobody knew exactly when the curtain would fall.

News

The Milledgeville Police Department is asking for help finding a man wanted in an ongoing triple homicide investigation. 

When state inmate Donnie Rowe was transferred to Putnam County jail on May 24, a makeshift knife was found in his belongings, according to Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills. The discovery was discussed during a pretrial hearing on July 14.

Community

Valynisia Calhoun is only 11 years old, but the middleschooler is already showing signs of a promising track and field career. The JMA student is raising funds for the upcoming Junior Olympics in Lubbock, Texas.

Molly Brodak was an award-winning poet and memoirist. The former GC professor recently was awarded the posthumous lifetime achievement award from the Georgia Writers Association.

Obituaries

Jul 22, 2021 - 11:14

Dennis L. Brown, 79, passed away on July 16, 2021. Survivors include his sons, Scottie Brown (Angela), Dana L.

Strong opinions begat strong reactions. I recently begatted a strong opinion about Republican gubernatorial candidate Vernon Jones and he begatted a strong reaction right back at me. Good for him. Many intrepid public servants poked by my stiletto do one of two things: They sulk or ignore me, hoping I will be abducted by space aliens and transported to some distant hostile planet or to Detroit City, whichever will be most unpleasant. (I’m guessing Detroit City.)

Jul 1, 2021 - 14:16

Katherine Barber, 87, of Milledgeville, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021. She is survived by her loving family and friends.

William Marion “Bill” Phillips passed away on June 24, 2021.

Jun 25, 2021 - 13:00

Steven Craig Allison, 65, passed away June 18, 2021.

Jun 10, 2021 - 13:13

• Angela Michelle Holly, 47, passed away Wednesday, June 2.