State Representative Johnny Caldwell and Brigadier General Retired Curt Rauhut Executive Voice President of GMC College have announced that notification was forwarded to Mayor Bobby Blalock, and City Manager Larry Mitcham of Zebulon,  that GMC college has approved and signed the notorized License agreement for the extended campus of GMC college in Fayetteville as a campus in Zebulon Pike County Georgia. Mayor Blalock and Administrative Officer Larry Mitcham had forwarded the signed copy to GMC on Friday.  This approval will allow GMC to start modification to the Class Rooms adjacent to the City Hall offices. The schedule that is desired by General Rauhut and BG Retired Donahue will be for all build out to be completed for the facility to start accepting students in March of 2018.  Representative Caldwell also pointed out that GMC has an open enrollment policy and that all a student needs is a High School Diploma or GED there is no requirement for a SAT score. Mayor Bobby Blalock said that this is a huge step for Pike county to have access to a Junior College with the reputation of GMC in Zebulon. GMC was started in 1879 and now has over 14,000 students state wide.  The new Junior College will support students with the lowest tuition in Georgia from a facility with a 85 percent success rate.  Already students are enrolling for their last two years of college with the UGA Griffin Campus and the other 80 Colleges of which GMC has articulation agreements.   More great information is expected to be released later about the new GMC Zebulon and Pike Campus..



MARK DANIEL ASST. DISTRICT ATTORNEY TOWALIAGA CIRCUIT Photo Courtesy Walter Geiger Barnseville Heald Gazette.


Mark Daniel, who has been with the Towaliga circuit district attorney’s office since the circuit was formed in 1999 is retiring effective Nov. 1.

In the past 10 years alone, Daniel handled over 3000 defendants, tried over 30 cases and took in excess of 1500 guilty pleases. A career prosecutor, he represented the state for over 30 years.

“It is the passing of an era. I have a heavy heart. Mark is a steadfast supporter of this office, our communities and the state. He has always been a part of our office family and continued to have a place here, both now and in the future. I hate to see him go but I wish him well and hope that God watches over him and guides his path,” district attorney Jonathan Adams said.

Daniel plans to enter private practice and spend more time with his family.

Adams said he will announce his new chief assistant this week
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