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Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

'Help put your town on the map!'

USATODAY teams up with Rand McNally in a search for the Best Small Towns in the United States.

You can nominate your town online through May 15.

Two Organizations Receive Checks from Dealership 'Love Bucket'

Two Organizations Receive Checks from Dealership 'Love Bucket'

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA.--Oconee Regional Humane Society and Ferst Foundations for Childhood Literacy benefit from March's Love Bucket.

Louie Herron Toyota is the sole sponsor of the Love Bucket Program. If you would like to nominate an organization contact Louie Herron Toyota at louieherrontoyota.com or stop by and see them at 2401 N. Columbia St., Milledgeville, GA across from the Milledgeville Mall. For more information call 478-453-9410 or email lherron@louieherrontoyota.com.

See more information about Oconee Regional Humane Society.

Also see more information about Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy's mission.

April First Friday Features Live Music, Egg Hunt

April First Friday Features Live Music, Egg Hunt

April's First Friday brings events for families and friends to enjoy in Downtown Milledgeville.

The fun happens from 6-9 p.m.:

  • R. Stanley Sketchbook Kid's Activity Corner: A clown entertains, make and decorate a percussion egg.
  • Musician Elton Parks performs jazz outside of Digital Bridges on West Hancock St.
  • Georgia College Jazz Combo performs on South Wayne St.
  • Dave Scott on Guitar
  • Free Lance Ruckus performs
  • Egg Hunt: Eggs will be hidden outside downtown. Each egg will have a voucher  for a variety of $20 gift certificates to over 20 downtown businesses. If you find an egg, take it to the Main Street Office to redeem your gift certificate. One egg per person.

Also, stop by Oconee Area Citizen Advocacy (OACA) as they kick of their ticket sales to the ‘Not Your Mama’s Garden Tour’. Tickets are $15 and the event will be held on April 21st. 

'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.

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Geico Road Race to Benefit Special Olympics

Geico Road Race to Benefit Special Olympics

A benefit for the Georgia Special Olympics, The Geico 5K Road Race, is set for Saturday, March 3rd. 

The fun starts at 9 a.m.

For more information, call Becky Pruitt at 478-986-6809.

Special Olympics serves Baldwin, Crawford, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Putnam, Twiggs, Upson and Wilkinson Counties.