August 2018

Milledgeville Police Chief Put on Administrative Leave

Aug 20, 2018

Milledgeville’s top law enforcement official has been suspended pending drunk driving charges.


Milledgeville Police Chief Dray Swicord was charged with driving under the influence following a traffic stop Friday near Ivey, Georgia.


In a press release, Milledgeville City Manager Barry Jarrett said he placed Swicord on administrative leave with pay pending an investigation into the charges.


WRGC News | Area Residents Confront Baldwin Commissioners About Prison Demolition

Aug 10, 2018
Remains of the Old State Prison on Georgia Highway 22

Baldwin County Commissioners and area residents traded criticisms during open comments at the end of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday.


The meeting was residents’ first opportunity to address the demolition of the Old State Prison with commissioners.


The National Register of Historic Places listed property housed male prisoners at the Georgia State Prison Farm between 1911 and 1937.  Most notably, the building housed Georgia’s first electric chair “Old Sparky.”


Georgia College Connections | Brett Kavanaugh And The Future Of The Supreme Court

Aug 06, 2018
Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

District of Columbia Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh is President Donald Trump’s second nominee to the Supreme Court. Potentially filling the seat vacated by retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Kavanaugh could lock in a conservative majority for years to come.


On this edition of Georgia College Connections, University of Georgia Business Law Professor Matt Roessing joins host Daniel McDonald to discuss Kavanaugh’s record, the legacy of the justice he could replace and the issues the court is likely to decide on in the foreseeable future.

WRGC News | Local Officials Approve Single County TSPLOST referendum

Aug 06, 2018

Baldwin County and City of Milledgeville officials have approved a referendum on a one penny sales tax to fund road improvements.

Baldwin County Demolishes Historic Prison

Aug 03, 2018

Middle Georgia history buffs are questioning the decision to destroy the final remains of a historic Milledgeville prison.

The Georgia State Prison Farm is known as the site of the state’s first electric chair, dubbed “Old Sparky.” It’s also known as the place where Jewish prisoner Leo Frank was abducted, taken to Marietta and lynched. He was later cleared of killing a child.

Film maker Edwin Atkins is producing a documentary about the prison. He says Baldwin County is destroying something that can never be replaced.

Milledgeville Matters | The Milledgeville Players Present Barefoot In The Park

Aug 02, 2018
The Milledgeville Players present Barefoot in the Park August 3rd through 5th in the Russell Auditorium.

The Milledgeville Players will stage Barefoot in the Park this week in Georgia College’s Russell Auditorium with performances at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, August third and fourth and a matinee performance at 2 p.m., Sunday, August fifth.


Players’ President Tom Toney joins host Daniel McDonald to talk about staging Barefoot in the Park in Milledgeville.