June 2016

Georgia College Connections | Nonhuman Rights Project President Steve Wise

Jun 28, 2016
Image of the face of a chimpanzee set behind a chain link fence.

In this edition of Georgia College Connections, we talk with Steven Wise, the president of the Nonhuman Rights Project, a civil rights organization working to achieve legal rights for members of species other than human beings.

Gordon Mayor Whipple Lue In Court Fighting Removal From Office

Jun 21, 2016
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The Mayor of Gordon is in court this week as a party to a civil suit brought by two members of the Gordon City Council and several city residents.

The Trial is the latest event in a legal battle that has continued throughout Mayor Mary Ann Whipple Lou’s tenure.

Superior Court Judge Robert Reeves will decide whether or not Mary Ann Whipple Lou will remain the Mayor of Gordon.

Gordon City Councilmembers Terry Eady and Freddie Densley, along with five other plaintiffs are petitioning the Court for the mayor’s removal.

WRGC Receives Two Awards for Local Programming at Annual Georgia Associations of Broadcasters Ceremony

Jun 17, 2016

WRGC 88.3 FM is proud to announce that it won two awards at the Georgia Association of Broadcasters’ annual awards ceremony last week.
Operations Manager Daniel McDonald won a GABBY Award in the Best Feature Story category for a story entitle Baldwin County Students Cheer Bobcats on to First Conference Win about Baldwin County Education Day with Georgia College Basketball. WRGC won a Merit Award in the Community Service category for its coverage of the Special Election for Milledgeville Mayor in 2015.

Milledgeville Matters | Riding BRAG With Brent Buice Of GA Bikes

Jun 16, 2016

In June 2016, cyclists from across the state joined together to ride from Atlanta to Savannah for the annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia, better known by its acronym BRAG.

On this edition of Milledgeville Matters, Georgia Bikes Executive Director Brent Buice talks with host Daniel McDonald about why a bike is the ideal way to experience the many different regions and communities of our diverse state. Brent also talks to us about some of the great ways that communities across Georgia are welcoming cyclists and bike tourism into the fabric of their areas.

Cause of Death for Missing Milledgeville Man May Take Weeks to Determine

Jun 03, 2016

Newton County Mississippi Coroner Danny Shoemaker says it is too soon to speculate on the cause of death for Milledgeville resident Tommy Lee Wilson.

He said the Mississippi State Medical Examiner’s Office is examining Wilson’s remains and the results of those tests could take several weeks to a month.

"In this case, they got to dot every i and cross every t to make sure they have the right diagnosis or cause of death."