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Everett, coverage of office relocation due the golf team. The A&E section covers GC
to office renovation and an overview of the Fall Break, an overview of “Cat in the Hat”
End it Movement event on front campus. and a preview of the Deep Roots Festival.
The Sports section covers a men’s and

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August 24-30, 2016 Emily McClure, News Editor

Community celebrates beloved GC professor

full of people Mrs. Everett of BodyPlex Fitness, the
Carson impacted, held not an gym where Mrs. Everett
@gcsunade atmosphere of mourning but regularly taught aerobic
Friends, f a m i l y, one of tearful celebration classes.
students, co-workers lined as speakers recounted their Though each person who
the walls and filled the time with Mrs. Everett. spoke during the funeral
pews of Freedom Church’s “She wrote in her Bible could not entirely hold
sanctuary on Monday, Oct. that when her time came, back signs of grief from
17, as the Milledgeville this was to be a celebration their eyes and voices, they
community celebrated the of her life. That brings us recounted the joy found in
life and faith of Georgia some sort of peace,” said their relationships with Mrs.
College & State University Sara Everett. Everett, oftentimes telling
employee, Sara Allison Following Mrs. of lighthearted memories,
Black Everett, long-time Everett’s children, several meriting laughter from
lecturer of exercise science. friends and Georgia those in attendance.
“We know how faithful College faculty spoke. Because her faith was
our God is,” said Sara Each person commented on the central aspect of her
Everett, daughter of Mrs. Mrs. Everett’s caring and life, it was fitting that amid
Everett, during her mother’s selfless nature, noting that the retelling of stories Rev.
funeral service. “My mom her character and behavior Jay Frazier, a middle school
never feared death because derived from the most friend of Mrs. Everett, told
she knew exactly where she important aspect of her life of the night when Mrs.
was going.” – her faith in Jesus Christ. Everett and her husband, moment on, Rev. Frazier former students attended to entering the teaching
Sara Everett and her “We would talk about Ken Everett, became said Mrs. Everett’s life the funeral on Monday profession at GC in 1991.
siblings, Kacey Everett God in the workplace Christians. reflected a change brought afternoon to pay their final Following the Monday
Brown and Austin Everett, almost every day, and I Rev. Frazier said he upon by God. respects to a teacher who service, Mrs. Everett was
were the first to speak about thank God for that,” said prayed with the couple Mrs. Everett never shied has forever influenced their laid to rest in Deepstep
the impact their mother left Mike Martino, program after he preached a revival away from her faith – even lives. United Methodist Church
on their lives and on those coordinator for exercise at Freedom Church many in the classroom. Many of “Mrs. Everett impacted Cemetery in Deepstep,
who knew her. The room, science and part-owner years ago. And from that Mrs. Everett’s current and me in so many ways. She Georgia.
never quit working, and In addition to the
she was always doing
memorial service, students
everything she could for
held a candlelight vigil on
everyone else,” said Carly
Front Campus that evening.
Miles, exercise science
“Mrs. Allison Everett
major and 2016 GC
was one of the kindest
souls at the college,” said
Passing away Oct.
Sam Archbold, public
11, 2016, due to injuries
health major and current
sustained from a car crash,
GC junior. “She showed
Mrs. Everett, age 51, leaves
love to all of her students.
behind a husband, two
daughters and a son. You couldn’t be in her class

A Milledgeville native without feeling some sort

and longtime member of of connection to her. She
Freedom Church, Mrs. was a truly great teacher,
Everett graduated from inspiration and friend to
Baldwin High School and all of the students. She
received her bachelor’s will be greatly missed
Ada Montgomery/ Senior Photographer
and master’s degrees from by the Georgia College
Students gather on Front Campus to celebrate Mrs. Everett’s memory. Georgia College prior community.”

GC spreads active citizenship in local schools

Achievement Program, relationships and learning their situation, they have adventure. You will Although it is
Marlee which is to encourage how to be a role model. the power to make things have highs and you
Thomas considered a rhetoric class,
@gcsunade active citizenship, Clark “Our purpose is to better.” will have lows. Over
enrollment for course is
Georgia College’s Public said. show kids their ideas are Students taking the the next semester, your
open to any major and
Achievement Program’s “Active citizens come important and that what course gain a sense of emotions will range from
they say means something. professionalism and a civic unbelievable frustration has no pre-requisites as it
design challenges students from all backgrounds and
experiences but share a We’re showing them that consciousness by becoming to beaming pride for your is an upper level, special
to think of themselves
commitment to actively if they start now, they aware of what is happening students,” Grace Huggins, topics elective. For more
as citizen scholars and
promoting the rights of have the power to change within their community and mass communications information about the Public
stewards of place, providing
all people, seeking just anything they want,” Nick learning methodical ways major, 2016 GC graduate,
opportunity for students Achievement Program, visit
solutions to problems and Landon, rhetoric major, to approach problems. wrote in her end of semester
to implement knowledge their Facebook page, called
working with others to senior, said. “This is a “You are about to reflection paper, offering
gained in the classroom “Georgia College Public
improve community life way of helping students embark on the greatest, advice to those interested
into the surrounding
realize that regardless of but also most challenging in the program. Achievement.”
community. and culture,” Clark said.
In this course, GC The program is active
students work in teams throughout the entire school
under the supervision of year, and the academic
Janet Clark, associate course is offered each
professor of rhetoric, semester. The class meets
participating in service twice a week.
activities relating to public One of the days is spent
achievement. preparing in the classroom
These activities consist to go to the schools, and
of working with the after the other is spent on site
school program Youth engaging students in
Enrichment Services an action project. Clark
(YES) in the local schools said the students identify
of Creekside Elementary, a problem within the
Blandy Elementary, Oak community, learn from
Hill Middle School and others within that field,
Baldwin High School. devise a plan to positively
Visiting each of these impact the problem and
schools allows program then implement it.
participants to bring Through this, GC
what they learn in the students are given real world
Photo Courtesy of Dr. Janet Clark
classroom to life, carrying experience and perspective,
out the goal of the Public while developing powerful Students in the Public Achievement Program prepare for their work in local public schools.

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Campus renovations
alter office locations
architect and director of for Terrell Hall residents to
Will facilities planning, said. move to Beeson is July 1,
@gcsunade The age of the houses is 2017.

Faculty offices are being an obstacle for renovating “We’re just really

shuffled around campus in them and making excited to move to a more

order to make the best use them functional, said modern building,” Susan

of available space and to Rickenbaker. The second Hurst, the administrative

continue much needed task is to study certain assistant for foreign

renovation projects. Most departments on campus language department,

of the office shifts and and find a space that will said. “(In Terrell Hall)

space changes are part of a accommodate everyone every office has a window

much larger, campus-wide but also place them in unit for AC, and we have

project, while other offices proximity to other buildings steam piping for heat. The

are being repurposed due to for maximum convenience. building is old.”

age and cumbersome floor While these changes are While the plan currently

plans. necessary, it can be difficult requires many of those

The catalyst for the first to make them while so moving to Beeson to return

wave of renovations on many students and faculty to Terrell Hall for a time,

campus was the reopening require access to them. the building will be a more

of Ennis Hall in 2014. The biggest change on functional space once the

Ennis allowed for the art campus that will affect renovations are completed.

department to move both the most people will be Not only will the

art and faculty from houses the re-opening of Beeson buildings be modernized,

on Clark Street into one Hall, which was built but they will also be home

central building. over 70 years ago, said to new spaces for learning.

Now that houses, like Rickenbaker. The goal, Sharon Careccia, physics

Mayfair, on Clark Street are on the surface, is to move lecturer, said the bottom

open, the task of renovating more people into modern floor of Beeson will be

them is ongoing, and it is workspaces and to take home to the advanced

not simple. advantage of the historic physics lab, machine shop,

“Our houses are unique buildings GC already has. offices and research spaces.

and interesting. As a result, However, the underlying Other changes on

they take a lot of study. goal is to vacate Terrell Hall campus include the visitor’s

You really have to walk by July, said Rickenbaker. center moving to Mayfair

through the house and say, Terrell Hall is in the and the occupation of the

‘How are you going to fit planning stages of what bottom floor of the library

people into it,’” Michael will be its own rebirth. by disability services and

Rickenbaker, university Rickenbaker said the date the testing center.


End it Movement hosts event to stop slavery

GC, sophomore, said. Sangster said. “So why not
Avery The movement’s main make it fun with music and
@gcsunade mission is to fight against pizza?”
different forms of modern In a laid back
Eighty students
day slavery such as bonded environment with free food,
participated in the first
labor, forced labor and T-shirts for sale and live
Georgia College End It
human trafficking. entertainment, “End It on the
Movement slavery awareness
Sangster said that End Lawn,” opened doors for GC
event on front campus on
It is committed to helping students to gain knowledge
Thursday night, a fundraiser
those trapped in bondage of modern day slavery and
that included entertainment
and a motivational speaker. by making people aware, how they can take part in the

“The End It Movement educated and ready to help in fight even as close to home

is a global organization that communities and on college as Atlanta.

is raising awareness for the campuses. The money made from Avery Kronz/ Contributing Photographer

27 million that are still in “We think it is crucial that t-shirts sales and the small End It at GC leaders and Beloved Atlanta host the event on front campus.
slavery,” Morgan Sangster, this campus is informed of donations at the event
Movement organization and helping stop this major issue have one,” Blum said.
head coordinator of End It at the issue of modern slavery,” will go towards the End It
be used for more slavery through volunteering with Bethany Watkins, a pre-
awareness events on GC BeLoved Atlanta. nursing major at GC and
campus. Maranda Blum, mass event attendee, said that if
End It on the Lawn communication major, co- she can help in any way to
also brought Lee Daniel, a coordinator of event and stop modern slavery, she
representative of BeLoved sophomore, said that this wants to be a part of it.
Atlanta, to speak about the event was important because “It breaks my heart
slavery that is happening GC students must know that that there are so many still
in the city and suburbs of slavery still exists. She said trapped in bondage and that
Atlanta. Daniel explained that many are unaware that it is happening even in our
that sex trafficking generates Atlanta is the largest human own community,” Watkins
$290 million per year in trafficking hub in the nation. said. “I am thrilled to see so
Atlanta, the highest in the “We believe that we can many getting involved with
nation. have a larger impact together this event and I am excited
Avery Kronz/ Contributing Photographer
Daniel said that GC as a community to be a voice for the future of the End It
A red “X” is the End It Movement’s symbol for ending slavery.
students can be involved in for the millions that don’t Movement here at GC.”

For more
about our
World Language
and Culture
degree, visit us at
Terrell Hall
in Room 113.

GC street food cart makes debut on campus

and Bobcat cards, including will have street taco day
Lexi both Cat Cash and Dining and philly cheese steak
Garofalo Dollars. The cart operates day.”
@gcsunade Monday through Thursday James said that business
Georgia College now from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with so far has been good.
has a new convenient way prices ranging from $5 to “Since we’ve started,
to get a variety of good $7 for most items. in just a few short days
eats on campus that has “I’m so excited about we have sold at least over
the new food cart. It’s great 100 items,” James said. “I
rotating specials every day.
to have a fast alternative thoroughly love doing this,
On weekday afternoons,
and even better to be served putting out a good product
students, faculty and staff
by Jimmy’s friendly face,” and interacting with all the
can grab a quick bite to eat
Colleen Costello, senior, students.”
between classes at a street
said. The food cart will also
food cart run by Jimmy
The food cart debuted be available at intramural
near the campus’s central games. James said that he
“Students and faculty
fountain on Oct. 7, serving hopes to eventually have
were going between classes, a variety of tacos, chips and his cart by the front campus
and they didn’t have time to drinks. bus stop to cater to the late
stop by the Max for a full “We have different night crowd and bar goers.
meal like they usually do or varieties of things every “Most of the kids around
go downtown to catch a bite day. I love coming out here here are my friends that
to eat, so we decided to put and doing this,” Kadeshia I’ve known since before I
something out that’s more King, James’s coworker, even started working here,
convenient for everyone,” said. “Yesterday we had and these kids are like my
James said. Hebrew National quarter extended family,” James
Lexi Garofalo/ Contributing Photographer
James’s food cart pound hot dogs, bratwurst said. “I love serving each
accepts cash, credit cards and chips. Other days we and every one of them.” James and Jones run the street food cart near the fountain.

SGA debates attorney general qualifications

business during the post However, the meeting’s big can run for the position. were in hearty disagreement general needs to have
JD vacation joinder. ticket item was a discussion “The succession says with the proposed some experience on how
Davern Senator Cedric Norris on the qualifications for that you have to be a qualifications. the board runs because in
@gcsunade announced an open forum attorney general. senator for one semester “There will never be those board meetings, some
to take place in November President Pro Tempore to be appointed. I want to an entirely baby board. of them are about ‘you
After a relaxing fall and Senator Courtney Mike Muller introduced change it so that you have There will never be an shouldn’t have had a beer,
break, SGA got back LeBeau gave an update on a resolution to amend the to be a justice for at least inexperienced board where you’re 18.’ Some of them
down to work on Friday, the progress of the Puppies SGA constitution to tighten one semester so they have someone could not succeed are ‘we’re going to suspend
discussing quite a bit of and Pumpkins event. the requirements on who experience,” Muller said. the attorney general. Some
you from the university,
“That kind of debate is of these days you go home
and you’re no longer a
centered around ‘should and you do not feel good
student,’ and some of those
we just make it open to about your decisions. You
are quite contentious. To
anybody, or should we just don’t know what we do.
have someone with no
make it a justice.’” We’re not allowed to tell
experience I think would be
The resolution, if passed, you what we do, but we
pretty tough, and I would be
will take effect upon the can attest that it’s a pretty
nervous about their ability
end of the current attorney hard job,” Senator Kameron
general’s term and aims to Griffin said. to do that,” Lewter said.
ensure that those who run Doctor Andy Lewter, The resolution is still
for attorney general have Dean of Student services, in the planning stages and
the necessary background sat in on the meeting and hasn’t been approved on
to handle the decisions and offered his own perspective any level by SGA. Like
pressure that comes with it. on the changes. everything else the senate
Some senators agreed “The person that’s discussed, it will come up
with Muller, while others going to be the attorney for a vote at a later date.

Thank-a-Bobcat recognizes acts of kindness

have the duty to pay it environment to be in, but
Marlee forward by passing it on the we can always improve
@gcsunade next time they see someone where we are. We want
else doing an act of civility. TAB to take it one step
The Thank-a-Bobcat
So what exactly does further and let the 3Rs be
campaign, part of Georgia
an act of civility pertaining on our brains,” Birch said.
College’s 3Rs initiative
to diversity and inclusion The first recipient of a
of Reason, Respect and
look like? Coordinator of Thank-a-Bobcat button this
Responsibility, is a program
Education and Outreach, semester is student Millie
designed to develop a
Jennifer Birch, said that York. She was given the
culture of civility with
an act of civility can be a button by Kell Carpenter,
a focus on diversity and
variety of different things. who saw her offering a seat
inclusion campus wide.
“For example, an to someone in the Max who
Participation is easy and
organization may present was sitting alone and then
open to anyone on the GC
some type of organization proceeded to share a meal
The first step in or event that pertains to with them, and cheer them

becoming involved is some type of social justice up.

picking up a Thank-a- issue and the organization “I felt really chuffed,

Photo courtesy of Millie York
Bobcat button at the GIVE can be awarded the button,” or surprised, to receive
Birch said. “It’s not just for the button. I love making
Button recipients are encouraged to pass the recognition on to others.
Center. Next, keep an eye
individuals. The program people smile and it was Carrigan Flotlin and College campus will help important program to have
out for someone displaying
is open to faculty, staff and really cool to be recognized Christina Pitts, both Thank- in creating a unified student on campus to recognize
an act of civility and award
any campus organization.” for that,” York said. “I think a-Bobcat recipients, shared body. Constantly treating those students who, even
them the button. Finally,
head over to the Office TAB is a reflection of it’s important because why they think the TAB people with consideration if for just a few minutes,

of Inclusive Excellence’s GC’s mission statement people should always be campaign is significant to and respect makes them feel forget about all the worries

website, because of its ties to respect looking to help each other campus. valued, and contributes to they have with their classes
oie/civility-project, and let and responsibility through and be sort of like one big “I think the bobcat mutual respect,” Flotlin or any other things, and
them know who received civility. family, and that’s how I see campaign is a wonderful said. help someone and make a
the button and why. “ G e o rg i a College Georgia College, as one big program. Promoting civility Pitts agreed. difference in a way,” Pitts
Recipients of the button is already a wonderful family.” throughout the Georgia “I believe that this is an said.

Hunt for new public safety chief winds down

this past summer. Beckner, Since B e c k n e r ’s choose the most qualified colleges,” Jones said. judicial programs and the
Will a GC employee since 2011, absence in July, there have candidate. The list of According to Officer counseling center. They
@gcsunade accepted a position at the been two interim police requirements for the job is Hatcher of GC Public must also abide by federal

Georgia College has University of Indiana as the chiefs that have filled long, but the committee has Safety, the police staff has standards such as Title IX

been on the hunt for a new assistant vice president and the position temporarily. managed to get the number already met the potential and the Clery Act, which

director of public safety. Officer Mitchell Jones is of viable applicants down candidates and were given a ensures campus crime
chief of public safety since
statistics are transparent.
early this summer and the Mike Duclos, director the current interim chief of to three. chance to speak with them.
There is not a specific
committee is finally getting of facilities operations for police, having accepted the “The responsibilities are Campus police officers
date set to have a permanent
close to choosing the right GC, said that because the position in August. similar to any municipal are trained just like
chief of police on staff, but
person for the job. process of finding a chief The hiring process for law enforcement agency, other officers from state the fact that the number of
The vacancy came when of police is an active and the position hinges on a but campus police chiefs municipalities, however, prospects has been whittled
former chief of police ongoing search, not much committee of professors have to adhere to additional they have the luxury of down to three is indicative
Scott Beckner left the information has been made and faculty selected to federal and state standards campus organizations of the process coming to
position in early July of public yet. review and eventually that apply specifically to such as the student an end.

Stumblin’ and Tumblin’

*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department*
While on foot patrol near a GC residence hall, Officer Osborne observed a group of
people being loud and then saw a woman run into the dorm’s sign and fall to the ground.
When she made contact with the four students, they were all coherent and admitted to
having consumed alcoholic beverages that night. When Officer Osborne asked one of the
women for her ID, she responded that she did not know where her fake ID was located.
She then corrected herself saying that she did not know where her wallet was. Officer
Osborne asked the woman who ran into the sign if she was ok. The woman responded
saying she had intended to run to a friend, who was standing near the sign, but she instead
ran into the sign. Officer Osborne turned her attention to another woman and asked if she
was alright. This woman stated she was fine, however, her speech was very slurred, and
she was unstable on her feet. When she consented to a breath test, she registered positive
at a .165 BrAC. She was placed under arrest for the underage possession of alcohol and
public drunkenness. Officer Osborne informed three of the students that they would be

Smelled out referred to Student Judicial for underage drinking. Officer Powell transported the fourth
to the Milledgeville Police Department for processing and detention.

*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department*

On Oct. 6 at 11 a.m., Officer Braumuller was notified by a GC Community
Advisor about the odor of marijuana coming from a student’s room. Officer
Braumuller accompanied the CA to the room and knocked on the door,
stating that he knew the resident inside was smoking weed. The resident
replied “okay” and opened the door. Upon request the resident handed over
Have the wallet but not the phone
a pill bottle containing what is believed to be marijuana and a small glass
*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department*
smoking device. The resident stated she was the only one smoking and
A student was robbed on Oct. 3 at 11 p.m. when walking home down Thomas St. Officer
consented to a room search. After searching her room, Braumuller searched
Hatcher met with the student the following day to file a report. He recounted to her that a
their common area and located an almost-empty bottle of fireball, a full B&J
vehicle pulled off the road ahead of him and three males exited the vehicle. After verbally
Strawberry Daiquiri, an opened can of Genesis, an open can of Bud Light, an
threatening him, they demanded his wallet and phone. The student gave them his wallet,
unopened 24-pack of Yuengling lager and a MD. The resident was joined by
containing two credit cards, his driver’s license, his GC ID card, some gift cards and
her two other roommates who claimed the alcohol belonged to their fourth
his health insurance card. However, he refused to give them his phone. Obtaining the
roommate. The CA poured all of the alcohol down the drain and disposed of
wallet, the men returned to their vehicle and drove away. Officer Hatcher checked the
the bottles. The resident was told she would be referred to Student Judicial
security cameras in the area. The footage provided little information as the ones closest
for the underage possession of alcohol and the possession of marijuana.
to the location were not functioning, and the images from cameras farther away did not
reveal any identifying features of the aggressors. The case has been turned over to the
Milledgeville Police Department.

GC’s wild banshee “I’d rather not”

*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department* *Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department*
While patrolling main campus, Sergeant Smith heard yelling. Looking in the Two men caught Officer Osborne’s attention while she was patrolling the
direction of the noise, he saw a shirtless man jogging unsteadily across the area of Wilkinson St. and Thomas St. on Oct. 7 at 1 a.m. One of the men was
street to the sidewalk in front of the public safety building. The man began leaning against the other, evidently unable to stand on his own. When Officer
to pull up the metal stakes which were being used to block off a work area. Osborne approached the men, she noticed one had scraped his knee and was
After pulling up two and failing to do so with a third, the man walked down bleeding. When asked what happened, he stated that he fell earlier while trying
the sidewalk. When Sergeant Smith caught up to the man, Sergeant Smith to walk home. She asked him how many drinks he consumed that evening, to
asked why he had pulled up the stakes. The man responded that he did not which he replied a couple of mixed drinks and several shots. While talking
know what Sergeant Smith was talking about. The man’s speech slurred as to the man, Officer Osborne noted his slurred speech, the odor of alcohol on
he spoke and he smelt strongly of alcohol. Sergeant Smith placed the man his breath and his inability to remain steady, so she asked him to consent to a
under arrest for public drunkenness and transported him to the Milledgeville breath test. He replied by saying, “I’d rather not.” He soon admitted to being
Police Department for processing. 19-years-old and said the alcohol he consumed was given to him. Officer
Osborne noticed the “over 21” bracelet on his friend’s wrist. When asked about
his age, the friend stated he was 20-years-old and had been given the bracelet
from a guy he knew downtown. Officer Osborne placed the drunken individual

Too much to handle under arrest for public drunkenness and the underage possession of alcohol and
transported him to the Milledgeville Police Department for detention. The other
man was told he would be sent to Student Judicial for underage possession of
*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department* alcohol.
Officer Powell was dispatched to a GC residence hall at 2 a.m. in regards
to a student vomiting outside the building. Upon his arrival, Officer Powell
made contact with the individual, who was sitting on a bench with two of his
friends. The student stated he had consumed too many alcoholic beverages
and admitted he was under 21. Consenting to a breath sample, he scored a
Hijack gone wrong
.101 BrAC. Officer Powell told the student he would be referred to Student *Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department*
Judicial for underage possession of alcohol. At 2 a.m. on Oct. 1, Officer Osborne was flagged down by a man while
patrolling downtown. The man told her that he witnessed three men stealing a
GC golf cart from the corner of West Hancock St. and North Clark St. When

Spitting fire
Officer Osborne arrived at the scene, she met with a SNAP officer and a MAX
employee. The GC employees gave Officer Osborne the license plate number of
the vehicle they saw the three men get into after abandoning the golf cart they
*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department*Officer stole and crashed into a sign in front of the MAX. When the license plate was
Osborne was dispatched to the MAX on Oct. 5 at 10:30 p.m. in response to traced, Officer Osborne learned the vehicle belonged to a GC student who lived
a call about a fire and an employee having possible chemical burns. When off campus. Officer Powell then located the vehicle at the owner’s apartment,
arriving at the scene, Officer Osborne was joined by the fire department and and Officer Osborne and Sergeant Smith knocked on the apartment door. The
EMS. Making contact with three Chick-fil-A employees, Officer Osborne owner of the vehicle answered and admitted to knowing something about the
learned the employee who had been injured had been standing over the incident however was unsure of who all was involved because they were his
dishwasher area, pouring out water, when something blew up from the sink girlfriend’s friends. Her friends called saying they needed a ride, so he and his
and into her face. The employee complained that her arm and face had been girlfriend went to pick them up. The student admitted to dropping the other
burnt. Prior to the emergency response teams’ arrival, the employee’s mom three off at their apartment but said he could not remember which apartment it
had picked her up and took her to Oconee Regional Medical Center. The was. Sergeant Smith went to the complex and located the apartment and made
firefighters on the scene stated someone previously poured grease down the contact with them. Two of the men admitted to seeing their friend drive and
drain, creating a clog which exploded when the employee poured water into crash the golf cart and gave their statements. The third man, who the friends
it. The firefighters cleared out the sink and ventilated the space to clear the said was the driver, was having trouble speaking and standing. He appeared
smoke. Officer Osborne went to the hospital to check on the employee. The highly intoxicated and was unable to write a statement. Officer Osborne placed
employee explained she heard a gurgling noise coming from the sink, and him under arrest for theft by taking, criminal interference with government
when she bent over to look down the drain, it exploded. The woman received property and underage possession of alcohol. She then transported him to the
treatment for the burns she received from the incident. Officer Osborne left Baldwin County Jail for processing and detention.
her business card with the employee’s mom for further contact if necessary.

Michael Campagna, Co-Sports Editor

Steven Walters, Co-Sports Editor

Baseball holds first prospect camp of fall

Courtesy of GC Communications
A group of Bobcat baseball players celebrate with helmet taps at the plate after a home run to take the lead.

and offensive skills, a 40- “I think G e o rg i a played at Georgia College college game was taught
Monica yard dash, and a 13-inning College has the best between my sophomore coming from the coaches
@gcsunade simulated game. In addition coaching staff in the entire and junior year of high and players,” King said.
to time on the baseball field, Peach Belt Conference,” school and just absolutely “It was good to meet all
Georgia College the high schoolers were Parker said. “You come to the coaches and the players.
fell in love with the place,”
Baseball held its annual given a tour of GC and the Georgia College and they Plus, I got the chance to
Parker said. “Attending the
prospect camp on athletic facilities. immediately make you feel come to the campus and
camp made me love it even
Saturday, Oct. 15, hosting Mason P a r k e r, a at home and welcome you. show off my skills to see
42 Georgia high school freshman pitcher on the GC It’s just a great environment what they thought of me.”
Kyle King, a sophomore
baseball players. The camp baseball team, attended the to be in, and they know The camp gives the
catcher, also came to the
allowed the players to show camp when he was a senior their baseball.” GC baseball coaches an
prospect camp as a senior
off their skills through in high school. Parker For Parker, attending the opportunity to see players
in high school. Courtesy of GC Communications
a variety of exercises. thinks that the camp is a camp helped him make the from all across the state Infielder Brandon
“It was a good
Players completed drills great way to get high school decision to play for GC. on one field, which gives
Benson, a senior,
experience to see how the turns a double play.
revolving around primary baseball players interested “Georgia College had the coaches an opportunity
position play, defensive in playing for GC. always been on my map, I “I played at to evaluate players they throughout the state.”
Georgia Col- normally would not have Every year the camp
lege between
Pest & Termite Control my sopho- the chance to evaluate. opens the doors to new

Sentricon System with Always Active ® TM more and ju- “The first thing we get prospects that the baseball
nior year of to do is is show off GC team will later recruit

Mosquito Control • Fire Ant Control high school and what it is all about to with hopes of getting a
and just ab- some of the people around few commits out of the
solutely fell the state that haven’t bunch, and this year was
in love with seen Milledgeville or our no different.
the place. facilities,” GC baseball’s “I am hoping to recruit
Attending a couple from the camp
head coach Jason Eller
the camp
made me said. “It gives us a chance today, and hopefully sign
love it even to show off our program them and have them sign
more.” and inform everyone on national letters of intent,”
888-GO-ARROW what we do here, so it Eller said. “I think we got
Mason Parker, Freshman Pitcher
opens up a lot of recruiting
and networking avenues
some new Bobcats in the

Men’s basketball team youngest in GC history

first season as head coach, and redshirt freshman dinner at The Max together.
Jacobs the Bobcats went 9-19, but Garrick Debowles. The men’s basketball
@gcsunade they rebounded to post an “The main goal for team started official practice
A common theme of 18-11 record last season. the season is to make the on Oct. 14 and have a
the Georgia College men’s A new face who will conference tournament and scrimmage on October 25
basketball team is youth, receive a lot of playing time hopefully make the national at Middle Georgia.
with head coach Mark is redshirt junior Desmond tournament,” Nwanze said.
The season is
Gainous saying it’s the Mitchell-Laflam. He Mitchell-Laflam brings
approaching quickly, with
youngest team they’ve previously played at Indian experience and leadership
the first games of the season
ever had. This year’s team River State College but had to the team, having played
slated for Friday, Nov. 11
consists of sole senior to sit out a year to due to three years in junior college
and Saturday, Nov. 12 in
Kelvin Nwanze, redshirt an ACL injury. “We needed already.
the Peach Belt Conference
juniors Desmond Mitchell- a point guard because we “I’m pretty excited for
Challenge. Coach Gainous
Laflam and Mark McCorkle didn’t have any returning,” the new faces and team,”
and 13 combined freshmen Coach Gainous said. Mitchell-Laflam said. encourages fans to come

and sophomores. The key players for The team has done out and support their young

Gainous is starting his this year’s team include some bonding off the squad for the Bobcats’ first
third year as head coach returners Nwanze, court, playing video games home game on Tuesday,

Photo courtesy of GC Athletics

and is excited for the sophomore Isaac Thomas, together, hanging out in Nov. 15 at the Centennial
McCorkle and Nwanze celebrate after a game. upcoming season. In his walk-on Mark McCorkle the locker room and eating Center.

Women’s basketball team leans on experience

Christina Thomas, all of and a redshirt freshman
Jennifer whom have contributed in providing reinforcements
@gcsunade a number of victories over for the team this year as
the years. well.
Unlike the men’s youth
The women’s basketball “Having experienced
the Bobcat women’s
team also signed three workouts before, it makes
basketball team is coming
transfers over the summer. it easier to tell the freshman
into the season with
Ta’Asia Wright, junior that they’ll make it through
plenty of experience. The
transfer from Atlanta Metro, it,” said forward Sydney
women’s team will consist will bring the team some Cleveland, a sophomore.
of five seniors, a handful of toughness. Brianna Davis, a Cleveland and Walker
juniors and seven combined junior transfer from Rocky agree that the team has
freshmen and sophomores. Valley College, was a junior a lot to offer, saying that
Maurice Smith, head college All-American. The the team goals this year
coach of the women’s final transfer is Shay Tarver. are to make it to the PBC
basketball team, is very Tarver transferred from tournament and NCAA
excited about his five Howard University and is tournament.
seniors and believes that his a talented guard who can The bobcat women’s
team can match their high shoot. basketball team will begin
expectations. A fourth transfer was exhibition play on Oct. 24
“I’m excited for this signed this semester, Ana at home. Regular season
season. I’m excited for Anderson, but after an play starts Nov. 18 and 19
everyone to come together unfortunate ankle injury, in the PBC/CC Crossover
as one,” said senior LaRice Anderson came to Georgia tournament in Dahlonega,
Walker, a point guard for College as a student from Georgia., with the first
the Bobcats. Alongside Mercer University and was regular season home
Walker are fellow seniors signed after her ankle was game on Nov. 30 against
Ellie Fruit, Lindsey healed. Tuskegee at the Centennial Photo courtesy of GC Atheltics

Reed, Veronica Ryan and There are three freshmen Center. LaRice Walker dribbles the ball up the court.

Bobcat volleyball starts season off strong

Photos coutesy of GC Athletics

From left to right: Ebony Powers, Chandler Ewaldsen, and Miller Howard prepare to return a serve during a game.

home-base support there allowed the team to build incoming seniors will do
Walker is really going to help give chemistry and improve as a fine job carrying on the
@gcsunade us the edge we need to win a team. This season, the team.
So far this season, the this thing.” women are averaging 12.63 “They really are the
women’s volleyball team The volleyball program kills per set, 18.16 digs per heart of the team. They
has won 10 out of 16 games, debuted just three years ago set and 11.84 assists per set, started the team and the
setting them up to play in in 2013. For many of the all of which are program have always been there. It’s
the conference tournament seniors on the team, this highs.
going to be weird without
in consecutive seasons. season is important to them “We’re having a really
them, but it’s up to us now
Last year was the team’s because they are the first good year so far. There have
to carry on their legacy,”
first time ever making it to class to play all four years definitely been challenges
junior Chandler Ewaldsen
the tournament, and with on the squad. The team along the way and we know
another year under its belt, has improved its record now more than ever before
The volleyball team will
the team is ready to go even every year since 2013, what we need to be working
play its next home match on
further than last year. and is currently on track to on to improve our game,
Oct. 19 against USC Aiken
“We are hosting the continue that streak. but we are also extremely
tournament this year, so at 7 p.m. It is the “Sea of
“I want to make this confident in our strengths,”
obviously our end goal is season the perfect end to said Gretchen Krumdieck, Green” night, where every

to make it to the end of the my volleyball career, and head volleyball coach. student-athlete will be

tournament and win in front with the way our team is Although the seniors wearing a green Georgia

of all of our friends and playing so far I really think will be leaving after the College athletics shirt to
family,” said outside hitter we are going to make that conclusion of this season, support the volleyball team.
Miller Howard, a senior. happen,” Howard said. they have complete All students are encouraged Photo courtesy of GC Athletics

“I think that having that The past four years have confidence that the to come. Chandler Ewaldsen sets up to serve the ball.

Women’s cross-country thriving with youth

best that I can,” Lynch said.
Steven The team finished eighth
Walters in the PBC Championship
@AWeekInBaseball last year, but has its sights
set further this season,
The women’s cross- currently ranked fifth in the
country team, more than
PBC. Cary not only wants
half of which are freshmen,
to see his team succeed, he
has held a spot inside the
wants them to take their
top 10 for the Division II
success and build on it.
Southeast Region for five
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straight weeks and will Courtesy of GC Communications

have a chance to continue Griffith (left), Lynch (center) and Tipton (right) race in the Bobcat Invitational eighth, and I’m tired for
the streak at home on Oct. Going into the Peach Belt records at the Queens the season to be within at- 5K record. Winslow and these ladies to finish eighth.
22. Conference Championship Royals XC Challenge with least the top half or top 25 Schwind have led by I don’t want to go out and
“I feel like that’s rare on Oct. 22, they have the times of 19:31 and 19:05 percent of our meets.” example, doing whatever have a solid year this year,
to get an entire group of opportunity to finish in respectively. Lynch, hailing The freshmen have is needed for the team. Cary and just kind of rest on
new folks to come in and the top 10 in the region, from Lawrenceville, been impressive in their said that the young runners that and just stay there
completely buy into the a feat that hasn’t been Georgia, finished 20th own right, but it has look up to the example that and get stagnant. I want
program, but I feel like our accomplished since 2013. overall in the Bobcat been the leadership of these three set. them to push themselves,
men and women have done Leading the freshman Invitational to start the upperclassmen Brittney “Especially since I’m improve [and] have the
that,” said Steve Cary, head class are Kaitlyn Griffith, season. Schwind, Rebecca Winslow really young to the sport, same mindset that they’re
coach of both GC cross- Grace Lynch and Anna “My goals are to just and Katherine Yost that has I’ve only been running carrying throughout this
country teams. Tipton, all of whom continue what I’ve been helped them adjust to the for little bit over a year, season,” Cary said.
Last year the Bobcats have impressed early. doing,” Griffith said. “Try college level of running. really that guidance and The Bobcats will be
finished 13th in a Southeast Griffith, from Cumming, to stay in the top percentage Yost has led the team especially the confidence back in action at 10:15
region that included past Georgia, and Tipton, of the team, [and] helping performance-wise, winning that [the upperclassmen] a.m. on Oct. 22 as they
champions Montevallo, from Hartwell, Georgia, my team to achieve our the Bobcat Invitational have in me has really made host the PBC cross-country
Wingate and Queens. both posted 5K personal goals that we set earlier in and breaking the school’s me want to strive to be the championships.

Soccer adds freshman forward midseason

Steven Walters and began training for the the Bobcat roster, and is a true finisher.” cannot find anywhere else,”
& season. In just her third was required to pass a After playing her first Amerein said.
Melina Wisecup collegiate game, Amerein Cones Fitness Test before few games as a college Amerein plans to
@AWeekInBaseball scored her first goal for the playing. She passed the test athlete, Amerein realized play soccer throughout
Freshman Mary Leigh Bobcats against Georgia and played her first match how much she missed the her college career and is
Amerein decided to come Southwestern. on Sept. 28 against UNC game in her life. currently studying exercise
to Georgia College after “I missed the family,” Pembroke. “Soccer is much more science with the hopes
being recruited by GC Amerein said. “The “Mary Leigh is a than a game. When I of one day becoming a
women’s soccer coach relationships I form last on remarkable addition to incessantly work on a physician assistant.
Hope Clark, even though and off the field are truly our team,” Clark said. skill and endure the pain The team will
she did not plan on playing irreplaceable.” “Her technical strikes are and defeat that goes along celebrate Senior Day at Courtesy of GC Communications

for the Bobcats. However, She began training with amazing; she brings to with it, acquiring that its next home match on Amerein focuses on
in August, Amerein felt the the team for two weeks our team athleticism, and skill gives me a sense of Oct. 22, as they host Young the ball as she kicks it
urge to play soccer again before she was added to substantial dedication. She accomplishment that I Harris College. towards the goal.

“Let Bug House

Protect Your House”

Senior golf players prepare for final season

Photos courtesy of GC Athletics

Pictured from left to right: Seniors Thomas Knight, Harry Lambert, Harrison Stewart, and Conner Albright play in their final season as Bobcats.
helping their team bring their sophomore season. wasn’t taken for granted. around the guys is always being a part of tournaments
Thomas home numerous victories. “Being able to have “Being able to not just a good time,” Lambert said. in which they set personal
@gcsunade As they prepare for their that tight, close group of compete in tournaments During each season, the
The Georgia College final season as Bobcats, guys… I feel like that’s but against each other team has had the privilege
men’s golf team will have this quintessential quad the way I’ve really grown in practice every day is of traveling and playing “Golf will always be
big shoes to fill in May has taken some time to my game over the years by probably what I’ll miss the a variety of courses at no in my life as long as I can
upon the graduation of their reflect on their time here at just competing and growing most,” Knight said. expense because of their
swing a club,” Lambert
four senior team members. Georgia College and on the with them,” Albright said. There is more to being position on the team. “We
said. “That’s why golf is
Seniors Conner Albright, golf course. Competition has played on the team than just healthy get to play really nice
Thomas Knight, Harry The four share a close an equally large role in the competition, though. courses for free which is a nice, you don’t just play
Lambert and Harrison bond, as Albright, Lambert, game of Lambert, Stewart, “I’ve made a lot of good huge luxury,” Stewart said. for your college career and
Stewart have each made and Stewart have played and Knight as well, as they friends and teammates and Some of the seniors’
then you’re done. You can
names for themselves on together since the start of agreed that the competitive learned a lot from them, and favorite moments include
the golf course during their freshman year, with camaraderie they have matured a lot with them on going on golf trips, playing play for the rest of your

their collegiate careers, Knight joining them for when playing together and off the course. Being the different courses and life.”


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