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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

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.

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Two dead in Jones, Baldwin fatal accidents

Two dead in Jones, Baldwin fatal accidents

Two people died in separate fatal accidents in Jones and Baldwin counties this morning.

Both accidents happened on Georgia Highway 22, several miles apart.

The Jones County wreck happened around 11:10 a.m. Monday on Highway 22, about two miles north of Gray.

The Jones County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Mary L. Cramer of Haddock. They say she was headed west toward Gray, but made a U-turn to turn around and was struck by a pickup truck.

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.

Andalusia Farm Blog: (Re)Considering O'Connor

Andalusia Farm Blog: (Re)Considering O'Connor

On July 4th Andalusia hosted a luncheon gathering for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)  Summer Institute.  "Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor" runs at Georgia College July 1-30 and is the second such Summer Institute. The first NEH O'Connor Institute was held at Georgia College in 2007 and was by all accounts a rave success. Well, NEH folks did tell co-organizer, O'Connor scholar,  and Andalusia board member Bruce Gentry that the 2007 effort was a model for how NEH Summer Institutes should be done. Post-facto activities of 2007 participants reveal impressive numbers that advance O'Connor studies: three books, 24 peer-reviewed articles, and 63 conference presentations. ... Read More