City promotes local vendor use

City Council is giving local vendors a leg up on regional and national competition. On Feb. 22, City Council unanimously approved Ordinace 0-1102-001 to amend the purchasing policies and procedures to add a section entitled “Local Vendor Preference Provisions.” The ordinance gives local vendors an advantage when competing for city contracts. The ordinance states that when there is “a financial or operational benefit to the city as a result of less down time, faster delivery,…






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Bill strives to bring more retirees to city

Capitals, columns and culture — that and Milledgeville’s exceptional climate are on their way to be certified as the perfect blend for retirees nationwide. Rep. Rusty Kidd introduced a bill early last month that would create a pilot program to test what state retirement community certification would do for marketing Georgia to retirees. “A lot of smaller communities would welcome anything they could do to be on a state of Georgia website. Somebody from up…






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Public? Safety Report

Popping pills February 26 at 12:47 a.m. Sgt. Reonas observed a male passed out on a bench in front of Chops, according to Public Safety. Contact was made with a male, who was disoriented and incoherent. While the male was rummaging through his pockets, Sgt. Reonas observed him pull out a small piece of cigarette wrapper containing several pills. When asked about the pills, he stated they were for his diabetes. Due to his extreme…






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Public? Safety Report

Risky Racquetball, Shattered Glass February 18 at 8:57 p.m. Officer Purvis was dispatched to Centennial Center in reference to damage to property, according to Public Safety. Contact was made with a male, who stated that while playing racquetball, his leg hit the glass door and shattered it. The male suffered a cut to the back of his leg, but did not want EMS to respond. Custodial responded to clean up the glass and the door…






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Public Safety Report

‘Taze me then’ February 6 at 12:13 a.m. Sgt. Reonas observed a male leaving Parkhurst Hall, who was very unsteady on his feet, according to Public Safety. He kept tripping and staggering and eventually tripped over a planter and falling face first on the sidewalk. Contact was made with the male at Velvet Elvis. Investigations found that he was 18 years of age and refused to cooperate with Sgt. Reonas’s commands. After refusing to obey,…






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