Chief Swicord not a Super Inn super fan


Originally, it was Milledgeville's first Holiday Inn, a big deal at the time that it was completed.

Now, it's the Super Inn, which isn't exactly the property's heyday. Remnants of a homeless encampment are beginning to appear behind the building, while a 34-year-old Hispanic male recently was found deceased at the motel. The GBI now has the body and is attempting to determine the cause of death.

"It's a known drug haven," said Milledgeville Police Department Chief Dray Swicord. "It has been for some time now."

Two shooting incidents were reported within a five-week span of 2022 at the property. Plenty of people around the Cords Bridge/Pearl Drive neighborhood behind Butler Ford and the Super Inn heard them, and the neighborhood Facebook page soon began buzzing with activity. Within minutes, blue lights lit up the Super Inn, and a man with a Fort Valley address ultimately was arrested.

By the following morning, several neighbors began drafting up a letter for the Milledgeville City Council and Mayor Mary Parham-Copelan.



In a perfect world, which this one isn't, Georgia College & State University would purchase the property and turn it into a convention center, the chief added. The motel sits across the street from the Andalusia property, which is the home of esteemed author Flannery O'Connor.

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