November 2014

Senior Wins Georgia College Writing Award

Nov 25, 2014

A senior English major from Kingsland, Georgia is the recipient of the 2014 Margaret Harvin Wilson Writing Award at Georgia College. WRGC's Mike Wooten filed this report:

Waste Audit Measures Campus Recycling Push

Nov 25, 2014

On a recent postcard-perfect day on front campus at Georgia College, you could see students tossing Frisbees, taking quick naps on the grass or chatting with friends on the way to class. One group of students, however, found another use entirely for this sunny, warm afternoon: digging through big bags of trash.

Small Businesses Hope For Share Of Holiday Spending

Nov 25, 2014

Milledgeville officials and local business owners are hoping shoppers will spend some of their time and money in hometown stores as the holiday shopping season gets underway. Milledgeville Main Street and the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to promote Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29.

Georgia's Academic Libraries Embrace The Digital Age

Nov 19, 2014

What is the future of academic libraries in Georgia? A group of librarians, college deans and other educators from across the state recently gathered at Georgia College in Milledgeville to talk about the role of libraries in the digital age. Merryll S.

Middle Georgia Author Talks "Indy Publishing"

Nov 19, 2014

Milledgeville, Ga. - Robin Johns Grant has successfully navigated the often murky waters of the publishing world on her own terms and the middle Georgia author will share her experiences during a talk at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library. Grant, who also works as a librarian at Middle Georgia State College in Macon, will speak Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in children's theater in the library.

Georgia College Teams With EPA To Boost Rural Economic Development

Nov 18, 2014

Milledgeville, Ga. - A new partnership between Georgia College and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is designed to advance economic development in central Georgia’s rural and small communities. Initially, the new partnership will focus on the city of Eatonton.

Jazz Classics: Love and Jazz

Nov 17, 2014

On this week's edition of WRGC's Jazz Classics with Bob Wilson, Bob explores the romantic side of jazz canon. The show features a who's who of great vocalists and instrumentalists, including the incomprable Coleman Hawkins playing his revered rendition of "Body and Soul." You can hear Jazz Classics with Bob Wilson Mondays at 8 p.m. and Fridays at 11 p.m. You can also stream this week's show by clicking the media player below.

Unseasonably Cold Weather Chills Milledgeville

Nov 17, 2014

An unseasonably cold blast of arctic air will grip the Milledgeville area Tuesday and Wednesday according to the National Weather Service. The low temperature Tuesday night was expected to drop to near 26 degrees and forecasters say it will be even colder Wednesday night, with a low around 20. The daytime high Tuesday will barely creep above 40 degrees.

Tornado Watch Issued for Milledgeville Area

Nov 17, 2014

The National Weather Service has posted a tornado watch for parts of central Georgia through 2:00 this afternoon. The watch includes Baldwin, Jones and Wilkinson counties in the WRGC listening area. Forecasters say there is a chance of isolated tornadoes today in an area stretching from Milledgeville and Macon southwest to the Columbus area. The weather system is expected to much colder temperatures to the region over the next several days.

University System Chooses Housing Partner

Nov 13, 2014

Atlanta, Ga. - The Board of Regents has selected a private firm to manage student housing at nine University System of Georgia campuses. The move is the initial phase of the University System’s Public-Private Partnership initiative for on-campus student housing.