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A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

The names are all different, but their mission was the same.

Milledgeville Main Street wins top Main Street City in America

Milledgeville Main Street wins top Main Street City in America

Milledgeville Main Street has been named the top Main Street City in America.

The organization won the Great American Main Street Award.

Andalusia Blog: Flannery's Super Bowl Pick

Andalusia Blog: Flannery's Super Bowl Pick

Yes, folks, it’s that time of year again.  Time for Flannery O’Connor’s Super Bowl pick. 

As in the past, the factors she considers in determining this year's winner have little to do with what actually happens on the field. 

In Sunday's contest the Seattle Seahawks battle the Denver Broncos.  

Just looking at the teams’ mascots, Flannery is tempted to go with the Seahawks. 

A seahawk is, after all, a bird and we know how Flannery adores her feathered friends.  But she is also drawn to the Broncos.  The horse mascot no doubt recalls summers on Uncle Bernard’s farm (then known as Sorrel Farm) riding horseback with her cousins. ... Read More

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!

SPOTTED | Andalusia Farm's Cow Barn Project

SPOTTED | Andalusia Farm's Cow Barn Project

Andalusia Farm's cow barn project was highlighted in the Wall Street Journal's blog.

SPOTTED | Central Georgia Authors Featured in 'Rural Georgia Authors Tour'

SPOTTED | Central Georgia Authors Featured in 'Rural Georgia Authors Tour'

Two well-known Central Georgia authors were featured in Deep South Magazine.

Eatonton natives Alice Walker and Joel Chandler Harris as well as Flannery O'Connor are featured.

Deep South Mag reports that Walker visited O'connor's home in the '70s, just a few years before winning a Pulitzer Prize.
 

Read the full article.

GMC Student Wins Precision Class Competition

GMC Student Wins Precision Class Competition

During the 2013 Civilian Marksmanship Program Three-Position Junior Air Rifle Camp in Anniston, Ala., Jenna Bethea won the precision class competition with an aggregate score of 686.8.  She ranked first out of 170 competitors in the precision class dispersed over the following five camps:  Anniston, Ala.; Camp Perry, Ohio; Colorado Springs, Col.; Phoenix, Ariz. and Albuquerque, N.M.

The 3x20 individual competitions involve shooting in 3 positions:  prone, kneeling and standing with 20 shots fired in each position.  The highest possible score per shot is 10.9, and Jenna held the top spot by scoring a 10.3 or higher with 39 center shots. 

The top eight precision competitors stood side-by-side on the firing line for 10 shots.  It was very intense in the finals, but Jenna remained laser-focused and displayed mental toughness to earn the win.