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Milledgeville Main Street Receives 2011 National Accreditation

Milledgeville Main Street Receives 2011 National Accreditation

 Milledgeville Main Street has been designated as an accredited National Main Street program for 2011.

That's according to a Milledgeville Main Street news release.

Milledgeville Main Street receives the national accreditation for meeting the national commercial district revitalization performance standards.

The organization’s performance is annually evaluated by Georgia Department of Community Affairs, which works in partnership with the National Trust Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet 10 performance standards. 


Over the past year, Milledgeville Main Street has implemented a new monthly event First Friday, put on another Deep Roots Festival, inspired downtown investment, completed another fruitful season of the Farmers’ Market and more.


Chainsaw Carving Bash to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Chainsaw Carving Bash to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

See over 20 chainsaw sculptors from across the United States, England and Peru perform their skill.

It's open at 541 Hungerford Rd. in Gray from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Admission is free, and carvers sculptures will be on sale. Portion of proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

For more information, call 478-986-7405.

Huddle House Agrees to Comply with Minimum Wage Law

Huddle House Agrees to Comply with Minimum Wage Law


ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has identified significant violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and has obtained remedies for them at 28 Huddle House restaurants in Georgia, Missouri and West Virginia. Corporate franchisor Huddle House Inc. has agreed to facilitate compliance among all its franchisee-operated restaurants as well as to assist the division in promoting industrywide compliance with the FLSA.

That's according to a U.S. Department of Labor news release.

In addition, minimum and overtime back wages totaling $60,594 will be paid to 128 employees. Finally, the division assessed $48,317 in civil money penalties for repeat and child labor violations.

Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Where to Go for Your Pumpkins:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Best Nursery's Pumpkin Patch, Harris County:  Open Oct 1-Nov 16. Call 706-327-1515 for information. 
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Opens Saturday, Sept 24.
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. Open Oct. 1-Oct. 31
  • 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.

Andalusia Holds Author's Book Signing

Andalusia Holds Author's Book Signing


The Foundation will sponsor a reading and book signing by Joe Samuel Starnes at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library in Milledgeville on Friday, November 4, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Starnes's new novel, Fall Line, will be published by NewSouth Books in October. 

The novel is set in 1955, when floodgates are poised to slam shut on a concrete dam straddling the Oogasula River, creating a lake that will submerge a forgotten crossroads and thousands of acres of woodlands in rural Georgia.

Fall Line unfolds in one day's action, as viewed through the eyes of Elmer Blizzard, a troubled ex-deputy; Mrs. McNulty, a lonely widow who refuses to leave her doomed shack by the river; and a rapacious politician, State Senator Aubrey Terrell, for whom the new lake is named.

State Grant Sparks Resident Buy-In, Revitalizes Neighborhood

Shingle street photo compliments of Flickr user Lorenzo Langiardi


Milledgeville, GA—On the northwest corner of Grimes Avenue and North Elbert Street, Mary Alice Samuels says people compliment her all the time on the progress they see happening at her home and throughout her Northeast Milledgeville neighborhood.


Communities in Schools Sponsors 9/11 Events


Communities across the United States come together to commemorate September 11th. In Milledgeville, you can attend these events:

Sunday, September 11--

3 p.m. 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Front Campus of Georgia College-  4 individuals lost their lives from GA that we will honor

9 p.m. Candlelight Vigil for the victims and families on Front Campus of GC (92 luminaries that represent the number of countries that lost someone in 9/11)

Monday, September 12--

10:00am a Moment of Silence at the Bobcat Head on front campus of GC (We are trying to get that at other places around the community.)

10:00am-2:00pm Tribute Projects (Small passive service projects) honoring the victims on campus at GC

Tuesday, September 13--