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Downtown Annnounces March First Friday Theme

The theme for this First Friday event is “I’rish I was Downtown”, playing off of St. Patrick’s Day.

That is according to a Milledgeville Main Street/Downtown Development Authority news release.

Participating merchants will be competing in a window decorating contest based on the theme and will be judged for creativity, originality, impact and integration of the Irish theme.

Several restaurants will be offering green drink specials and Fields Photography and Framing will have St. Patrick’s Day props for the photo booth.

For more information, contact Carlee Schulte at 478-414-4014.

Class: 9 Tips to Improve Writing in Small Spaces

A webinar called Nine Tips to Improve Your Small-Space Writing will take place at Digital Bridges on Tuesday, February 22.

The class is designed to help people write concisely in e-mail and social media outlets.

The class is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Digital Bridges Conference Room.

E-mail daniel.mcdonald@gcsu.edu to reserve your space or to ask for more information.

Milledgeville Tourism Wins Best Marketing Campaign

The Milledgeville-Baldwin Convention & Visitors Bureau was awarded Best Marketing Campaign from the Historic Heartland Travel Association for its Mobile Treasure Hunt.

The mobile campaign was held during October and featured a "scavenger hunt" throughout Milledgeville. Other nominees for the award included Macon Convention & Visitors Bureau and Athens-Clarke County Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as the Madison Chamber of Commerce.

Based on 2009 statistics, visitors to Milledgeville generated $58.83 million in direct tourist spending which in turn produced $13.01 million in workers income and paychecks as well as created $1.80 million in local tax revenues, a news release says. 

This abundance in revenue created 690 jobs in Baldwin County as well as allowed each household to spend $205 less in local and state taxes.