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Small business Saturday this weekend

Small business Saturday this weekend

Milledgeville, GA- Milledgeville Main Street/ Downtown Development Authority and the fine merchants of downtown Milledgeville have joined forces to promote this national movement: Small Business Saturday. Join us Saturday November 30th in historic downtown Milledgeville to support our local small businesses.

This event is to encourage shopping local to help celebrate and provide support to small business during this holiday season. Main Street and the merchants are offering a great incentive to shop local this Saturday- a raffle! The raffle is for a basket of goodies from over 10 downtown merchants and includes gift cards, jewelry and more!

Main Street introduces Downtown Dollars

Main Street introduces Downtown Dollars
This year give the gift of choice; Downtown Dollars! Just in time for the holidays these gift certificates support local businesses and will please even the pickiest of gift recipients. Downtown Dollars can be purchased in denominations of $5 and can be used at over 30 locations downtown! The variety of retailers gives the user the freedom to choose between a night on the town, a new outfit, spa treatment and more! The money that is spent stays local which is also a great gift to give to the downtown merchants. This program will be year-round but is being introduced just in time for the holidays! The list of Participating merchants can be found on the Main Street Facebook page, with each purchased certificate and in the Main Street office. Downtown Dollars will be available beginning November 25nd and can be purchased in the Main Street office located at 127 East Hancock Street in Historic Downtown Milledgeville.

Mobile clothing boutique based in Milledgeville

Mobile clothing boutique based in Milledgeville

"Sometimes people drive by and they're like, 'Is that a food truck? What is it?'"

Digital Bridges Grant Ends

Digital Bridges Grant Ends

The grant that funds Digital Bridges will soon end and the center downtown will close later this month.

Since 2010, Digital Bridges has provided resources for Milledgeville/Baldwin County citizens to increase digital literacy and promote innovative uses of technology.

“We’ve held tech training courses, hosted educational classes, provided online resume workshops, a lot of different things to help bridge the digital divide in our community,” said Director Tommy Cook. “The goal set in front of us four years ago was to make the project self-sustainable. We weren’t able to completely achieve that, so now we have to reimagine the project.”

Several groups are working to continue the goals of the project and are looking for help from the local community.

“We hope to be able to keep the spirit alive with community support and volunteers,” said Cook. “Digital Bridges is taking a new form that will really make it community owned and operated.”

Seventh Annual Big Click Photography Contest and Exhibition

Seventh Annual Big Click Photography Contest and Exhibition

Allied Arts will be accepting entries for the seventh annual Big Click Photography contest and exhibition Tuesday, November 12 through Friday, November 15. Photographs and entry forms should be brought to the Marlor House, 201 North Wayne Street, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

To obtain an official entry form contact Allied Arts by phone at 478.452.3950, by email alliedarts@windstream.net or visit www.milledgevillealliedarts.com .

      The Big Click is open to adult photographers in the middle Georgia area. Film, digital and digitally enhanced images will be accepted. The entry fee is $15.00 for members of the Friends of Allied Arts and $18.00 for non-members and entitles participants to submit a maximum of three entries.

Pulitzer Prize Nominee to Speak at Governor's Mansion

Pulitzer Prize Nominee to Speak at Governor's Mansion

The Pulitzer-Prize nominated author from Alabama, Land O'Goshen, will speak at the Old Governor's Mansion.

He'll speak as part of the mansion's lecture series in Milledgeville Wednesday, October 23 at 6 p.m.

O'Goshen currently lives in Atlanta where he writes full-time and also offers "Power of Storytelling" workshops and serves as Paste Magazine's Books Editor.

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Hobby Lobby Grand Opening Monday

Hobby Lobby Grand Opening Monday

Hobby Lobby has its grand opening in Milledgeville on October 14.