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July 4th Safety Tips

The Office of Insurance & Safety Fire Commissioner reminds the public about safety tips when using legal fireworks.

The sale and use of most types of fireworks, including firecrackers, skyrockets, and cherry bombs are still illegal in Georgia and punishable by a maximum fine of up to $1,000 and up to one year in jail, the Office of Insurance & Safety Fire Commissioner news release says.


Tips to remember when handling legal fireworks:

  • Always read and follow label directions
  • Only use fireworks outdoors
  • Never experiment or attempt to make your own fireworks
  • Fireworks should only be used with close adult supervision
  • Never give fireworks to small children
  • Have water handy
  • Never throw fireworks at another person
  • Remember to call 911 in an emergency

Committee Reveals First Friday Logo

Committee Reveals First Friday Logo

The design of the official First Friday logo by the First Friday Committee is another step in establishing the event in downtown Milledgeville, a news release says.

The logo is intended to represent the versatility of the event: art, music and fun!

For more information, e-mail mainstreetdesk@milledgevillega.us

Nature Near You

Nature Near You

Sounds silly to have to seek out nature when it appears to be all around us.

But www.naturefind.com has taken it upon themselves to be searchable so that you can find nature near you, where you can enjoy it. (Driving by a crowd of pine trees on your way to work doesn't count, sorry.)

I searched Macon, Ga and found the following day-trip type adventures within 40 miles:

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Addresses Georgia College

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Addresses Georgia College


Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, will present a commencement address to nearly 200 Georgia Military College graduates on Friday, June 10, 2011, 7:00 p.m., on Grant Parade.

That's according to a Georgia College news release.

In addition to those from the Milledgeville campus, graduates from the Madison, Sandersville, and Columbus campuses will also participate in the ceremony.


Retired U.S. Army General Eric K. Shinseki was nominated by President Barack Obama on December 7, 2008 to serve as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. His nomination was confirmed by the Senate on January 20, 2009, and he was sworn in as the seventh Secretary of Veterans Affairs on January 21, 2009.


Shinseki holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Arts degree from Duke University, and is a graduate of the National War College.

Junior Police Academy Registration

Milledgeville Junior Police Academy will have its 2011 summer police academy registration June 4 at 11 a.m.

Registration is set to take place at the police substation in the Milledgeville Mall.

Participants have to be present for registration and must be between ages 8 and 15.

The enrollment fee is $50 and is due at registration.

Space is limited.

The summer police academy begins July 1 and ends July 28.

Memorial Day Ceremony at the Cemetery

The Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery will conduct a ceremony in honor of our deceased veterans. Highlights include keynote speaker Tommy Clack, a wounded Vietnam veteran, Georgia National Guard Honor Detail, Knights of Columbus, and Sons of the American Revolution

The ceremony is set for Monday, May 30 at  noon

Everyone is invited to attend.

The Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located at 2617 Vinson Highway.

It's First Friday!

HeArts in the Ville. Local merchants will show their support of the arts staying open late and incorporating art into their shops.

First Friday is scheduled from 5-8 p.m.