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Chair bottoming workshop scheduled for October 25 in Milledgeville.

Chair bottoming workshop scheduled for October 25 in Milledgeville.

Chair Bottoming Workshop
Saturday, October 25, 2014
9 am - 3 pm
Cost: $85.00
Allen's Market Building, Milledgeville, Georgia
Do you have one of grandma’s old bottomless kitchen chairs? Brian Renko and Randy Cannon will teach you how to weave a new chair bottom for it in the herringbone pattern during this one day workshop. Allied Arts will provide flat cane and all materials. Each participant will complete one chair during the workshop and will leave with the knowledge and skills to continue the craft of chair bottoming. Bring a chair that has round seat stretchers with no arms or rockers. Call Allied Arts at 478.452.3950 or visit www.milledgevillealliedarts.com for more information or if you need to purchase a chair on which to weave.

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Pine Needle Basket making Workshop October 11 in Milledgeville

Pine Needle Basket making Workshop October 11 in Milledgeville

Allied Arts will sponsor a beginning pine needle basket making workshop on Saturday, October 11. Instructor Amy Clark-Davis, will teach the ancient coiling technique used by Native Americans since pre-Columbian times. Participants will learn how to weave a coiled pine needle basket including how to prepare needles, basic stitching, addition of thread when weaving, and forming the basket walls.
Davis’ pine needle basket workshop is Saturday, October 11 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Allen’s Market Building, 101 West McIntosh Street, Milledgeville. The cost of the workshop is $72.00 and includes all supplies. Interested persons are encouraged to register early as space is limited to six students, ensuring individual help to enhance each student’s level of creativity.

Monroe Crossing to bring an afternoon of Bluegrass Music to Milledgeville

Monroe Crossing to bring an afternoon of Bluegrass Music to Milledgeville

Monroe Crossing will present an afternoon bluegrass concert in Allen's Market Sunday, October 19 at 2:00 pm. Tickets for the performance are $20.00 each and can be purchased at the Marlor House, 201 North Wayne Street, Milledgeville from 9-4:30 pm M-F or online at www.milledgevillealliedarts.com beginning September 2.
The band is named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music.” Monroe Crossing entertains audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Based in Minnesota, the group plays an average of 125 shows a year at major venues and festivals, frequently for non-bluegrass audiences — and people often comment that they’d never really liked bluegrass music until they attended a Monroe Crossing concert.

Georgia College launches Call Me MISTER


One university in Central Georgia is trying to increase the numbers of African American male teachers. It's through a program called "Call Me MISTER."

Senior Brandon Crockett is ready to make his mark on the world. The education student plans on teaching math to kids.

"The untapped potential that they have, I want to kind of tap into that potential and give them opportunities to grow academically and personally," said Crockett.

He said it's important that students are exposed to diverse teachers. "They need to know that the world of education is accessible to them. It's not some exclusive club that they can't get into."

That's why he's excited about his soon-to-be alma mater's program, Call Me MISTER.

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Central State leaders to hash out redevelopment plan


In the push to bring more jobs back to Milledgeville, leaders of Central State Hospital's Redevelopment Authority are expected to meet in a few weeks to plan out the campus's future.

The 2,000-acre lot used to be home to the state's biggest mental health hospital.

Now, many of those buildings sit unused and empty.

A recent report, drawn up by a group of real estate experts who toured the campus during a week-long visit in June, recommends several ways to revive Central State Hospital.

They include connecting the campus to Bartram State Forest, incorporating government offices and businesses, even building conference and equestrian centers.

The 12-member board plans to meet in October to decide which of those ideas they'll move forward with.

G.M.C. holding retirement ceremony for General Rauhut


Georgia Military College will hold a retirement ceremony for Brigadier General Curt A. Rauhut on Oct.10 at its Milledgeville campus.

After serving in the Army for 30 years, General Rauhut began serving as GMC's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer on July 17th, 2014.

At the retirement ceremony, Rauhut will be awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, and a Certificate of Appreciation from the President of the United States, honoring his service in protecting our nation.

Rauhut's wife, Julie Rauhut, will also be awarded a Department of the Army Service Certificate of Appreciation, for her support and sacrifices to make her husband's contribution to the nation possible.

Lt. General William B. Caldwell, IV, President of Georgia Military College, will serve as the distinguished speaker at the ceremony.

Military college writes names of fallen


Georgia Military College in Milledgeville highlighted the sacrifices of those the nation mourns with chalk.

More than 500 students and faculty paid tribute to ten thousand people killed in the September 11th attacks and the resulting Global War on Terror.

Scribbling with a piece of chalk is a simple gesture with a complicated mission-- help those born after September 11th to comprehend its impact.

"That's our purpose for doing this project," says the prep school history department chair, Colonel Scott Seagraves. "To help them remember, not necessarily the events, but the people."

He is 17 now, but was only 4 when the planes struck the Twin Towers. Senior, Conner Deen, says the visual opened his eyes to the day's significance.