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A small protest that began with two people on Saturday afternoon eventually grew to roughly 150 people by the following day, as Milledgeville joined hundreds of other cities around the country in protesting the death of George Floyd. The local protests were condensed to the area around the Rotary Peace monument in front of the courthouse. SEE PAGE 5 FOR THE STORY.

Sheriff Bill Massee recently joined a number of other sheriffs and police chiefs around America in condemning the death of George Floyd, the Minnesota man who lost his life following a law enforcement encounter on May 25.

News

“Milledgeville” recently made the New York Times for the wrong reasons, giving further rise to Baldwin County’s reputation as a COVID-19 hotspot.

A small protest that began with two people on Saturday afternoon eventually grew to roughly 150 people by the following day, as Milledgeville joined hundreds of other cities around the country in protesting the death of George Floyd. The local protests were condensed to the area around the Rotary Peace monument in front of the courthouse. SEE PAGE 5 FOR THE STORY.

Sports

L ess than two weeks ago a group of NASCAR drivers started a conversation about holding a virtual race as a social distancing diversion.

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Community

Next-door Hancock County now has the fourth-highest COVID-19 death rate in the state, as well as the highest death rate outside of southwest Georgia.

The John Milledge Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution joined with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Children of the American Revolution and DAR Junior American Citizens to decorate 130 graves of American heroes on Memorial Day. PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED

Obituaries

Jun 4, 2020 - 06:00

• Marta Frances Bloodworth, 68, passed away on Thursday, May 28. Moores Funeral Home had charge of arrangements, which are complete. Immediate survivors are Darrell Gillis (son) and Brian Bloodworth (son).

May 28, 2020 - 06:00

Jeannette Farmer Eady, 74, passed away on Tuesday, May 19. Moores Funeral Home had charge of arrangements, which are complete. Immediate survivors are Frank Eady, Jr.

May 28, 2020 - 06:00

James Thomas “Tommy” Harris, 65, passed away on Tuesday, May 19. Williams Funeral Home had charge of arrangements, which were private.

May 28, 2020 - 06:00

Paul Roberson, 63, passed away on Wednesday, May 20. Peoples Funeral Home had charge of arrangements, which are complete.

May 28, 2020 - 06:00

Jonathon Shumate, 27, passed away on Wednesday, May 20. Williams  Funeral Home had charge of arrangements, which are complete.

May 28, 2020 - 06:00

Herman L. “Sonny” Smith passed away on Saturday, May 23.