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Andalusia Blog: All Flannery All the Time

Andalusia Blog: All Flannery All the Time

I have to say that I am so enjoying life on the farm. Well, not life as in the kind of day-in-and-day-out life that Flannery and her mother lived at the farm, but the kind of work-a-day life that characterizes a professional career in the museum world. Those of us who work at historic house museums and historic sites know well the ways in which ALL aspects of the place seep in to your consciousness. It is a daily delight for me, as I go about 'bidnis' at the farm, to experience themes and images from Flannery’s writing (fiction and non-fiction) that was so shaped by place: Andalusia, Milledgeville, and Middle Georgia. Some of the behind the scenes tasks of ‘opening up’ the farm for visitors take me directly into Flannery’s fiction and her letters. When I swing open the big door and enter the now defunct milking parlor in the Cow Barn the ghosts of cows with names like Scotty, Big Margie and Primrose seem to lurk at the edges... Read More

Andalusia Farm: Worth Its Weight

Andalusia Farm: Worth Its Weight

There is something special about Southern cuisine and its foodways, so much so that there is even an organization, The Southern Foodway Alliance, wholly dedicated to the study, documentation, and celebration of the food of the American South. Pound cake is a distinctively Southern dessert that is a favorite amongst many Southerners, and apparently Flannery O’Connor’s own mother, Regina, was quite fond of pound cake. In an interview with Sarah Gordon, Professor Emerita of English at Georgia College & State University, writer Louise Abbot discusses her friendship with Flannery, and the first time she met Regina:... Read More

Georgia Chamber to host regional lunch in Baldwin County

Georgia Chamber to host regional lunch in Baldwin County

The Georgia Chamber hosts a regional lunch in Milledgeville Wednesday.

According to a release, more than 80 members and investors are expected to attend.

Lunch is at noon at Georgia College.

Chamber CEO Chris CLark will discuss key business legislation in the 2014 session.

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 Farm: OLD IS NEW / INSIDE IS OUT

Andalusia Farm: OLD IS NEW / INSIDE IS OUT

“Art requires a delicate adjustment of the outer and inner worlds in such a way that, without changing their nature, they can be seen through each other.” - Flannery O’Connor, Collected Works... Read More

Law firm to host public forum on Plant Washington

Law firm to host public forum on Plant Washington

A law firm plans to host a public forum on the current state of Plant Washington.

Hosted by GreenLaw, that meeting happens Wednesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at New Light Christian Fellowship Church in Warthen, according to a release.