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Andalusia Blog: Relentlessly Perfect

Andalusia Blog: Relentlessly Perfect

It’s no secret Thomas Merton was a big fan of Flannery O’Connor.  If the truth be told, he was a bigger admirer of her than she was of him.  In any case, when she died in 1964 Merton wrote a touching “prose elegy” that was published in Jubilee in November of that year, and later in his book of essays, Raids on the Unspeakable. 

In concluding his tribute, Merton says “When I read Flannery I don’t think of Hemingway, or Katherine Anne Porter, or Sartre, but rather of someone like Sophocles.  What more can be said of a writer? 

I write her name with honor, for all the truth and all the craft with which she shows man’s fall and his dishonor.” ... Read More

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for all of central Georgia beginning Tuesday morning until Wednesday afternoon.

A wintry mix is expected for central and southern parts of the state beginning Tuesday afternoon. Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow are likely Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning.

Baldwin County water all clear

Baldwin County water all clear

Baldwin County water has been given the all-clear after a boil water advisory went into effect last week.

That advisory has been lifted, according to a release.

Vince Dooley to sign books in Milledgeville

Vince Dooley to sign books in Milledgeville

Former UGA Coach Vince Dooley visits Milledgeville to sign his books at Kroger.

He visits Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Kroger on North Columbia Street from 4-6 p.m., according to a release.

DNR aims to increase quail population

DNR aims to increase quail population

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says they hope a partnership with numerous organizations in the state will boost the quail population.

Earlier this evening several groups signed the Georgia Bobwhite Quail Technical Team Memorandum of Agreement.

It's a mouthful, but what it means is that, DNR will provide free help to farmers or land owners that want to tailor their landscape to make it more quail friendly.

Milledgeville to Host Georgia Literary Festival

Milledgeville to Host Georgia Literary Festival

Milledgeville plays to the 2013 Georgia Literary Festival this November.

Keynote speakers include Milledgeville native Sean Hill, who is an author and a poet and Judson Mitcham, the Poet Laureate of Georgia.

That's this weekend from Nov. 8-10.

Hill currently is a professor in Alaska and Mitcham is Senior Lecturer at Mercer University.

Last year, the weekend-long festival ensued on Jekyll Island.

Read more details on the festival.

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

The time is near for picking out pumpkins and decorating for autumn!

Where to Go for Pumpkin Patches:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October. Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Open October 12-November 23
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. 
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Crooked Pines in Eatonton: Pumpkin Festival October 5, 6