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Best-selling Graphic Novelist to Speak with Campus, Community

Best-selling Graphic Novelist to Speak with Campus, Community

 

Bestselling graphic novelist Robert Venditti to speak with campus and community

Meet the renowned author of The Surrogates and Percy Jackson and the Olympians novels.

The Georgia College community welcomes renowned graphic novel author Robert Venditti to campus. Co-hosted by the Georgia College Honors Program and the Library & Instructional Technology Center, Venditti will be available for a question and answer session on April 10th from 7:30pm to 8:30pm in the Pat Peterson Museum Education Room in the Georgia College Museum located at 221 N. Clarke Street in Milledgeville.

Robert Venditti is a New York Times bestselling author who has written graphic novels such as the Homeland Directive and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.  His popular series, The Surrogates, was adapted into a feature film starring Bruce Willis.

YOUR PHOTOS: Photo of the Day

YOUR PHOTOS: Photo of the Day

Thank you to Trindoe of Milledgeville for submitting this photo of the rainbow earlier in March.

We'd like to feature your photos taken around Baldwin County and Milledgeville.

Send photos, with your name, to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

 

'Abandoned Rural America' Exhibit Opens

'Abandoned Rural America' Exhibit Opens

 

Allied Arts in Milledgeville, Georgia, will present an exhibition of works by 4 Georgia artists

that represents change in rural America. The exhibition, entitled “Abandoned Rural America: The American Family Farm in Transition” will open on Sunday,  March 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Marlor Arts Center and continue through April 20, 2012. A reception hosted by the Civic Woman’s Club of Milledgeville will be held at the gallery on March 25, from 1pm to 3pm in honor of the contributing artists. The public is invited to attend.

Abandoned farmhouses, you can see them everywhere in the countryside...ignored

by most, completely overlooked by many. The changing face of America has sprouted

numerous abandoned farms and rural houses. There is something solemn and even

sadly beautiful in the textures and colors of these abandoned homesteads, remnants

of bygone times.

Milledgeville Farmers' Market Opens in April

Milledgeville Farmers' Market Opens in April

The Milledgeville Marketplace opens with a celebrations on Tuesday April 3rd from 4-7p.m., a Milledgeville Main Street and Downtown Development Authority news release says. 

That's at 222 E. Hancock Street in Downtown Milledgeville.

During the celebration, you'll find live entertainment featuring T. P. and Sandra Holloman, who are local bluegrass entertainers.

Georgia College Student Featured Musician on WMAZ Weekend Mornin'

Georgia College Student Featured Musician on WMAZ Weekend Mornin'

Graham Williams, a musician, and currently a Georgia College student, performs on 13WMAZ's Weekend Mornin' this Saturday. You can catch him on the show from 7-9 a.m. Saturday.

WMAZ: Tell us a little about you. What are your earliest memories of music?
Graham: My name is Graham Williams and I am 20 years old and originally from Watkinsville, Ga. I feel like I came into to music on my own. I randomly decided in 6th grade that I wanted to learn how to play guitar and had my first lessons. It later resulted in me quitting because I wasn't interested in the songs that I was being taught. I continued to stick with it (on my terms) and have continued learning, playing and writing on my own. It has been really interesting to see how the music I have played and listened to has evolved to what it is now.

WMAZ:  What should we know about you as musician? What’s unique about your music?
Graham: I am not sure if I can answer that...sometimes I feel like everything has been written before but that songs that stand as "timeless" are the ones that are honest. Before I moved away to college I would play for hours on end in my room. I would play anything and everything, from covers to my own. One day my mom told me that she knew what kind of day I was having based on what I was singing. It surprised me because I always just thought I was just a kid playing in his room. I feel like my songs are simple and for whatever reason felt right at the time and managed to stick. I guess what makes me unique is just that. I am me. There are so many bands and artists who are trying to reinvent everything. That is completely respectable however I think it is easy for those people to lose a bit of themselves in the process. I suppose I will stick to what I know, with an open mind.

Baldwin County January Unemployment Rates

Baldwin County January Unemployment Rates

Baldwin County's unemployment rate for January was 13.1 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

That's compared to metro Macon's 9.9 percent unemployment rate for January.

But that's still less than a year ago, at 10.5 percent.

Sam Hall with the Georgia Department of Labor says the increases should not be cause for concern because seasonal workers leaving temporary holiday jobs play a major factor in the variation.

He says the important thing is the rate is lower than it was last year.

Baldwin County January Unemployment Rates

Baldwin County January Unemployment Rates

Baldwin County's unemployment rate for January was 13.1 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

That's compared to metro Macon's 9.9 percent unemployment rate for January.

But that's still less than a year ago, at 10.5 percent.

Sam Hall with the Georgia Department of Labor says the increases should not be cause for concern because seasonal workers leaving temporary holiday jobs play a major factor in the variation.

He says the important thing is the rate is lower than it was last year.