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Andalusia Blog: Flannery O'Connor and the Little Flower

Andalusia Blog: Flannery O'Connor and the Little Flower

On my most recent visit to Andalusia I noticed for the first time a small image of St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897), the “Little Flower,” hanging next to a doorway in the back of the house. As is typical, the saint is portrayed in her Carmelite habit holding two items. The first is a crucifix, which indicates her intimacy with Christ’s suffering through her own struggle with tuberculosis. This ended in her death when she was just twenty-four. The second is a bouquet of roses, which refers to the saint’s promise to provide a shower of roses—miracles, favors—from heaven. Such miracles began to be reported even before Thérèse was buried.

Great American Main Street Hometown Celebration

Great American Main Street Hometown Celebration

Submitted by Milledgeville Main Street: Milledgeville, GA- On May 18th 2014 Milledgeville was named a Great American Main Street City. This nationwide award recognizes Milledgeville as one of the finest downtown areas in America. This prestigious award is given to communities that exemplify the use of the Main Street Approach to revitalization of their traditional downtowns and/or business districts. Carlee Schulte, Director of Milledgeville Main Street/DDA applied for and received a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund for Milledgeville, which is a component fund of the Community Foundation, in the amount of $20,000. The grant, along with other generous community partner donations will provide a chance to engage the community and generate a strong sense of place for residents and visitors alike.

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme has rolled out two new doughnuts inspired by popular Southern dishes.

The Southen Summer Classics offerings will be available through Sunday, Aug. 31 at participating locations. They include:

Banana Pudding
A moist shell doughnut filled with banana Kreme filling, topped with a yellow icing that hints of the flavors inside and a vanilla wafer topping

18 Milledgeville intersections getting an upgrade

 

 

By Paula Rotondo 

In less than a year, 18 Milledgeville intersections will have a whole new look. They'll also include more pedestrian safety features thanks to $2.8 million from the state Department of Transportation.

Georgia Writers Museum hosts Amateur Writing Contest

Georgia Writers Museum hosts Amateur Writing Contest

The Georgia Writers Museum is accepting written work for their Creative Writing Contest.

Deadline to enter is August 15.

Full details:

Dress up as a cow for free Chick-fil-A meal

Dress up as a cow for free Chick-fil-A meal

Dress up like a cow for Cow Appreciation Day and show up to Chick-Fil-A for a free combo meal.

If you just have a few cow spots, you can get a free entree. The Cow Appreciation Day event is Friday, July 11.

CGTC Board of Directors Chair elected

CGTC Board of Directors Chair elected

Houston County retired superintendent was also elected to the vice chair position for 2014-2015.

Twiggs County resident and retired educator, Sarah Hawthorne, was named as the chair of CGTC's Board of Directors.

According to a release, she also served as the vice chair of the Board in the past year, when CGTC and MGTC merged.

She'll serve a one-year term.

CGTC's board of directors is comprised of a group of business leaders from the eleven counties CGTC serves in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Dooly, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam and Twiggs counties.