January 2022

Rezonings Pave Way for Grocery Store Competition in North Milledgeville

Jan 28, 2022
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A pair of rezonings and an annexation open the door to a new grocery store in North Baldwin County.

In a January meeting, the Milledgeville City Council annexed an eight-acre property at the intersection North Columbia Street and Log Cabin Road and rezoned two adjoining properties.

The changes allow the development of a shopping center anchored by a grocery store.

The Developer, The Sembler Company of St. Petersburg Florida, has a history of developing shopping centers anchored by Florida-based grocer, Publix.

Malpractice: Jim Downs Explores the Forgotten History of Modern Medicine

Jan 28, 2022
Book cover for Historian Jim Downs’s book Maladies of Empire: How Colonialism, Slavery, and War Transformed Medicine.”

In his book “Maladies of Empire: How Colonialism, Slavery, and War Transformed Medicine,” Historian Jim Downs traces the study of the incidence, distribution, and possible control of disease across continents, the oceans and time. The result is a re-examination of what we thought we knew about modern medicine.


In this eighth collaboration between WRGC and the Georgia College Center for Georgia Studies, we present a conversation between Jim Downs and Georgia College Historian Mark Huddle about Downs’s book Maladies of Empire.