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April Story Calvin Pennywell James Aaron Snow Julie Sibley Photography by Rob Cole

Founder & Editor David Parker Hot Mess Publishing & Graphics

A few showers, a few flowers... Don’t know about everyone else, but my garden has been “seed-it and forget-it” with all the April rain. I did take time to pluck some emerging weeds. Other than that, I take a quick glance from the window on occasion and just admire the progress. Chickens are laying again so finally omelettes are going back on the menu. Our cover this month was created by Red Fox (aka Todd Soles) who I’ve known for years. His unique style has always appealled to my street addiction and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to own his one of a kind Dead Trooper painting. This month we plan to invade some of the new operations and see what flavors the’re bringing. We’ll have full reports as they come in. And don’t forget to spend some time on the 800 block to wish Mr. Brown a Happy Birthday.

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CONTENTS The Streets are my therapy James Aaron Snow enigmatic Staff Singing like no one else could. Calvin Pennywell Information Age Courtship Part III Julie Sibley Chicken Reel David Parker What the writing on the bathroom wall reveals about sex and culture Pamela Leong Starwars update Staff Flowering annuals bulletin UGA Publication

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THE STREETS ARE MY THERAPY Surely I am not the only one who gets stressed out at work. Maybe it is the responsibilities, maybe the people you work with. Then after a long day, you get to your front door. Who knows what your petchildren-spouse are up to on the other side. Eventually we all find ways to cope. Watching certain TV shows, taking a long bath before bed, indulging in a favorite drink. We need an escape from the mundane day-to-day. Like many, I was struggling to deal with it all. I became frustrated, down trodden, wondering what I needed to do to shake the funk that was on me. So I began to evaluate the times I felt more relaxed and at ease with the present moment. I soon found a common thread, downtown. Whether it was buying groceries on Saturday morning or picking up a new book or meeting with a community of friends, the location was always somewhere between the river and Telfair Street. My wife shared with me one time about “green space therapy”, where being outdoors gives one a break from focusing their attention and helps in recovering from “attention fatigue.” I just call it “real space therapy.” Downtown you find real people having real conversations, eating real food (yes, local and organic is the only way), and being surrounded by real beauty (in both nature and man-made). Now, less than a month after moving downtown, I find myself more at peace. I find myself coming straight home instead of making stops after work. I find the desire to sweep my porch and build a horseshoe pit and take a walk by the river. I find that even on hard days, I am dealing with it all a little better. For many, the streets are simply a conduit for transportation or a place to park. For me, they are a mother’s whisper during a thunderstorm-the hug of a friend when the world is crumbling-the scent of a flower given by your one true love. The streets, my streets, are my therapy.

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ENIGMATIC

Life is Enigmatic but I’ve tried to make something beautiful of it all. Celia Gary

We couldn’t be happier for one of the prettiest voices from the urban audioscape, Celia Gary, with the release of her new album Enigmatic. The album consists of 10 beautifully arranged songs and includes backing contributions from Joe Looney and Jennifer Sparling. I’ve become familiar with a lot of Celia tracks via YouTube and live shows but hearing them refined and mixed as an album truly reinforces my love of her sound. As a listening experience, it’s euphoric, like the warmth of the sun on your face. It delivers you metaphysically to another place, maybe

somewhere you’ve been or a place you pine to be. Her voice soars with an ebb and flow quality and the arrangements are as unique as they are in depth. Enigmatic is true Celia, which suits us fine. Ms. Gary heads up North for a spell to tour in support of her new album so it may be a minute before we get a chance to catch her show again. In the meantime, Enigmatic can be found here: Https://CeliaGary.bandcamp.com/album/enigmatic Official website : Http://CeliasMusic.tumblr.com/


Scrawls, doodles and stylized text adorn the walls of public bathrooms in places ranging from elementary schools to dive bars: poems penned by forlorn lovers, pleas for advice and cartoons meant to elicit chuckles. The graffiti is usually anonymous. It’s often personal.

the women’s bathrooms. (This finding seems to contradict reports that females are less inclined to vandalize, due to their inclination to conform to social conventions and norms.) Poring through the images, I also noticed that the graffiti – aside from its obvious entertainment value – contained deeply held, gender-specific cultural beliefs.

The doodles in the men’s bathroom stalls were overwhelmingly sexual in nature, with rudimentary sketches of women’s breasts frequently drawn, followed by sketches of gigantic penises and female genitalia. Of the 59 distinct images or text appearing in men’s bathrooms, only three were of a nonsexual nature: a doodle of a cat up to bat, a goateed male face and a marijuana joint.

SEX, INSULTS, AND MORE SEX SUPPORT, POETRY, AND...POOP?

While bathroom stalls are spaces of privacy, the graffiti is very much aimed at future occupants. And unlike most forms of written communication that appear in public spaces (books, newspapers, even graffiti on buildings), these images and messages are intended for the eyes of the same sex. As a sociologist, I was curious about the content of the graffiti text and artwork, the patterns in the response and replies – and whether these responses would vary by gender. So I entered ten single-sex bathrooms (five men’s rooms and five women’s rooms) on five floors of a northeastern state university’s academic building. Each bathroom contained multiple enclosed stalls, and I photographed each stall that contained hand-written or hand-drawn graffiti. Out of the 202 graffiti collected and analyzed, 59 (29.2%) were in the men’s bathrooms and 143 (70.8%) were in

Sexually explicit graffiti mainly populated the men’s bathroom stalls, as did humorous graffiti. There was also no shortage of insults. In fact, insults comprised the largest category of graffiti in the men’s bathrooms, and characterized much of the response and replies to images. These slights often centered on evaluations of the artistry and accuracy of the sketches; a drawing of a topless woman, for instance, received the critique, “Nice rack but man, only a face a mother can love. Shessh!!” A separate sketch of a vagina elicited a number of disparaging comments. One person felt the drawing resembled more of a silverfish insect than a vagina. Others insulted not the image’s artistic integrity, but personally attacked the artist. Another lobbed insults against the artist’s mother (“Well it is your mom’s pussy”), while one respondent claimed to have had intercourse with the artist’s girlfriend.

In contrast to the male graffiti, female graffiti contained fewer vulgarities and sexual content. A tiny sketch of a penis pointing to verses from Psalm 23:4 was the only sexually explicit drawing. On the other hand, flowers, stars, faces – along with poetry and advice in stylized, swirly font – were prevalent. Curiously, female graffiti contained more scatological content than the men’s graffiti did. Such graffiti included explanations for what caused the artist to defecate (coffee, the campus dining service), references to flatulence, and the obvious: that they were currently on the commode and, in some cases, were in the process of defecating (“Sitting on the toilet Hahahah”). Although this finding was unexpected, health studies do suggest that women are both more knowledgeable and more forthcoming about health matters and bodily changes than are men.

WHAT THE WRITING ON THE (BATHROOM) WALL REVEALS ABOUT SEX AND CULTURE PAMELA LEONG Assistant Professor of Sociology at Salem State University reprint Courtesy of TheConversation.com


Gender differences in health disclosures and the reporting of health symptoms and physical manifestations could explain why there were more scatological content in female graffiti.

Replies to the posting “Nothing is forever…except for love” included various corrective quips: “+ herpes! LOL”; “Except God”; and “lol tattoos are.”

There are also cultural assumptions about femininity, which demand that women suppress open discussion of their bowel movements.. However, in all-female spaces – away from the male gaze and surveillance – women may resist these cultural pressures through explicit dialogue about fecal matters, a freedom traditionally allotted to men.

One person wrote, “Love, it is the greatest thing to the human race,” which was similarly met with (humorous) responses and corrections, including: “Can I return it?”; “Love is not a gift…It’s a privilege that must be earned, nourished, and respected…”; and “Wrong, Love is something humans made up.”

Meanwhile, philosophical and poetic graffiti dominated the graffiti of women’s bathrooms, followed by supportive and relationship-oriented graffiti. In sharp contrast to the insults that dominated the chain graffiti in men’s bathrooms, the response and replies in women’s bathrooms tended to be supportive of the original artist. Absent were insults.

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

Replies included affirmations, such as “AMEN!,” “Thank you” and “That was deep. Keep preaching sister!!!” Some responses offered emotional support (“It will be [better]. I promise. Don’t ever give up.”), while others expressed shared understanding: “Same here,” “Samesies” and “Mine too.” While insults did not typically occur in female graffiti, there were corrections.

As a whole, bathroom graffiti seem to reinforce gender expectations, although there were occasional breaches of – even resistance to – some of these expectations (almost exclusively in female bathroom stalls). Above all, bathroom graffiti messages convey male desire to maintain the masculine hierarchy. Insults, expletives and masculine bravado, as well as pictorial depictions of masculinity through drawings of erect penises, all serve as symbols of masculinity – markers that identify the graffiti artist as strong, powerful, competitive and sexually competent. In their responses to certain images

or phrases, men evaluated and regulated one another’s behaviors. If a male graffiti author expressed emotional turmoil, he was met not with supportive messages, but with a barrage of unrelenting insults. Power dynamics, therefore, are evident even in seemingly anonymous, unmoderated spaces – even without the physical presence of others. The policing, however, was absent in the women’s bathrooms, which was consistent with the overall tone of the women’s bathroom stalls: cooperative, supportive, encouraging and generally free of aggression and competition. There is a sense of female solidarity expressed on the women’s bathroom stall walls (a solidarity that was conspicuously absent in the men’s bathroom stalls). Since the date of the original data collection, some walls have been painted over, revealing new graffiti; in other cases, old graffiti remain, with new ones cropping up.

What remains unchanged, however, are the cultural messages about gender, and the intense enforcement of hypermasculinity.


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INFORMATION AGE COURTSHIP PART III

BY JULIE SIBLEY

A lot of confusion about

That brings us to the movie link, Friends with Benefits, which helps us understand that dating relationships can begin with some the How, When, and sort of companionship and become sexual in nature. Physical attraction may be the lure, or it could be the main event. One Why of a relationship is example could be where long-time friends are now free to explore cleared when you simply their admiration for each other and act on it. Or it could be a brand new friendship which jumps the courtship phases of dating and understand what kind of moves right into bed. During the phase when most of the emphasis is on sex, these partners won’t be spending a lot of time socializing dating you’re doing. in public or private. However, due to areas of common interest, the initial attraction they felt for each other as friends and companions, This continued series is based on the same 3 criteria: will at some point in time, become an equally dominant force in their relationship. In this type of relationship, dissatisfaction may •Companionship - spending time without develop when one of the partners begins to ‘fall in love’ with the other person. Just like in the movies, it can be difficult to reframe the phone in your hand this kind of relationship when this happens, due to the non•Romance- affection, thoughtfulness & sequential manner and lack of initial courtship phases necessary for emotional and spiritual bonding to occur over time. Men, often consideration are not mentally convinced that they really want a relationship if •Sex- how much, when, and what kind? they have not “pursued” it. Women often need to see and feel that a man they care for is willing and able to be emotionally intimate In - House Dating is similar to alternative dating, however, as well. If the relationship has lasted for 2 years or more, it is more there are several major differences. First of all, one’s home likely that the partners can make the emotional, inner changes, or personal adjustments needed to let the love really flow between is where most of the time is spent together, of necessity, not them. Generally, people start a relationship in any way that feels usually because of privacy or secrecy concerns. There may comfortable. The thing to remember is that in order to establish be an elder or small child at home needing care. One person trust, and lasting love, it takes time and shared experiences.

may be on the night-shift and sleeps over on the sofa, (at least at first) to get to wake up to a home- cooked breakfast and companionship. Even if some sort of constraints are place in both or either person’s life, the personal space where this type of dating occurs helps create an intimate kind of bonding. From the beginning, In-House Dating is more suited to the needs of those seeking a true partner and long-time love. So there is no hesitation or emotional barriers to a committed partnership which both partners are fully choosing to develop. The logistics and the setting enhance intimate exchanges, both emotional and physical, for those who appreciate the true nature of romance, love, and attraction. The exception to this would be when this type of dating arises out of a secret affair, in which both partners agree that no one else should know they are spending time together.

A wild -beyond-reason Affair has caused many a fall from grace in work position, community, and family. As a person who has always had the ability to keep my pants on when the situation clearly called for it, I used to have judgements about people who ‘ act out’ and have a crazy affair that wrecks their life. I have changed my perspective after I met a man once that shared my heart pounding attraction. He was not available and so nothing ever happened except I experienced some intoxicating feelings that I had never felt before. Just like in a Smokey Robinson song! The inescapable and sometimes unfathomable need for intimacy is hardwired into our brains, and some would say, other parts of our bodies as well! So, as far as I have noticed, age does not appear to be a factor in this type of scenario. No one is immune to THIS call! What you do with it is your call!


Information Age Continued

People who are addicted to romance or sex continually seek to experience the highs and lows of one relationship ending and a new one beginning. For most of us, meeting a person we feel amazingly connected to instantly, with a strong desire to be close to is a very rare experience. A wild-beyond-reason Affair is like a dam bursting. Pent up torrents that can no longer be constrained burst forth in a tidal wave of emotions. The force of it floods your life and carries with it everything else that you value in your life! Onlookers who know you, getting glimpses of this, may think that they are witnessing someone so ‘under the influence’ that you may appear to be experiencing a form of insanity. Elevated levels of endorphins floating around your brain make you feel high all the time! And this is why many would consider themselves fortunate if they never experienced this kind of Affair. They are naturally leery of something that has such power to cause them to disregard any consequences for what their behavior would do to the other vital parts of their life. Many who have crashed on the rocks after such an experience say it was worth it and others say they intend to avoid ‘falling in love’ thereafter. Easy to understand why, after a wild ride on the tidal currents of emotional excess.

that it was only lust. An Affair that begins with not much more than sexual attraction will be difficult to put into the context of everyday life, going to work, washing the dishes & sweeping the floors. Some people may not be looking for anything that belongs in their regular life. On the other hand, the distraction, enjoyment, and stress relief of a pleasant physical relationship may be “just what the doctor ordered.” I hear that in Nursing Homes these days many find that to be true. Meeting a person you feel that way about, and who has such feelings for you, can be one of the most inspiring experiences in life. When you do find that One and Only, and develop a relationship that allows love to express itself, it not only promotes your whole life but also the lives of everyone around you who sees and is touched by the love manifest between you and your partner. That is a Divine Romance where all the forces on this planet are aligned to endlessly create more love.

Juli Sibley is a designer, teacher, and writer from the North Georgia mountains. Her kinfolk are from the CSRA going back to the Civil War era. She currently lives in Augusta part of the year, where she has worked as an Art Faculty That being said, not all affairs involve large amounts of member at GRU.

emotional excess and love hangovers. Sometimes it is Body Wisdom or Soul Yearning. In the presence and close to the physical body of this person, your body instinctively responds to something it recognizes as very familiar, safe, comforting, nourishing, exciting, and even exhilarating about this (new) person. You feel a strong and immediate physical and emotional hunger to be with this person and have an experience with them in whatever form love can be expressed. There can be a real exchange of inner wisdom or emotional growth from the sharing of more than bodily fluids. This person may appreciate a part of yourself that you have not had a chance to develop, and the admiration you feel for their accomplishments can lead you or inspire you to greater levels of your own. To summarize, as the first high levels of brain endorphins begin to taper off and more time is spent talking to your new love, either the initial phases of courtship will resume or the bloom will be off that rose. This could lead you to conclude


Editor Note: I met Mr Brown well before I understood how widespread his influence ranged. He was legendary by all means but I hadn’t really tapped into the magic of the man’s music as a tender teen. We were packed in an old friend’s car and certainly baked to the gills when we pulled into the Chevron at Wheeler and Walton. There off to the side sat a bright gold Benz as pretty as you please. The occupant stepped out and someone in our group had the clarity to recognize. It was The Godfather. He was genuine enough to look in on us when we called over to him. “How Yall Doin?!?!” the man said as he leaned into the passenger window. We stumbled through a reply about looking for something to get into. Trying but failing to remain “cool” I asked for an autograph, to which Mr. Brown obliged. It simply read “James Brown. I Feel Good!”

We’d like to wish a funky honkin Happy Birthday to the one and most certainly, the ONLY, Mister James Brown!

SINGING LIKE NO ONE ELSE COULD CJ PENNYWELL

I want to take you somewhere. Somewhere I’ve been. Not physically, but mentally, through the assistance of music. I was born in 1985, raised with my mom and two older sisters in Blytheville, Arkansas before moving to Georgia in 1990. I remember GI-Joe and Superman undies, running through the house, trying to be every hero my eyes could catch. Music wasn’t dominant in my life and if it was present, it was overshadowed by cartoons and outside adventures in the front yard. Others may find this difficult. You know… trying to take someone somewhere they themselves have never been. The trick is painting the best picture. That place is somewhere on stage where a band and back-up singers rock back and forth, slowly. The bass is dragging like an old black woman, humming her past in her head, and feeling the pain she’s once felt that now has turned her into a walking wall of wisdom. The year is 1983, and the lead vocalist is sweating it out—chocolate as a sweet bar, dressed in a green, sleeveless jumpsuit and gold chain hanging from his neck. His eyes seem to never open because he’s too far in it. Gone. The audience is there, cheering, clapping, and throwing their screams as far center stage as possible without tossing their souls with them. At this point in the concert, that may be impossible. Yelping like he’s been shot by a lifeprovoking thought, like the bullet entered his back and proceeded out of his mouth, JAMES BROWN yells “ He’s lost!” as he jerks away from the mic while performing “It’s A Man’s World”. He repeats, steps back with his head down, bowing to the words before falling to his knees, chanting “help me somebody, help me somebody, help me somebody….” Starting to get up, he spins on his knee, catching the mic as the trumpets shoot a synchronizing note. Finally, after standing on all twos, he raps about how inspired he’s become by witnessing a certain audience member grow before his eyes throughout the years. James specifically states that he’s a people, not a person, realizing that this young man’s presence is so much greater than what an individual can supply. Before the audience can fully grasp who he’s referring to, he introduces MICHAEL JACKSON as the fans roar with excitement. James provokes Michael with encouragement, stating “You gotta come up and say something, you gotta come up and say something.” The room is growing with ecstatic volume as Michael ascends from the crowd in indigo shades, trimmed in shine, rocking a blue blazer, gray jeans, white socks and signature black loafers. Reaching the stage after shaking hands and receiving admirable touches, he climbs the steps, smiling, hugging James before grabbing the microphone. Michael goes into variations of a single line, singing “I love you” as the crowd gives back loud responses. THE J.B’S suddenly change the tempo of the music, causing Michael Jackson to execute his classic moves before boosting the claps of the spectators. I’m watching this video and what I remember most is witnessing James’ energy, seeping through speakers, becoming friends with my ears, reminding me of why I love music. This king of rhythm and blues moves me, whether he’s singing with trumpets on “Papa’s God a Brand New Bag” or talking about an altercation in Augusta in “The Payback”. I wish I was there, catching every note, every word in the face, baptizing me in soul and the dying necessity to rock the body, feel it all from head to feet. I was downtown recently during GRU’s Writer’s Weekend to attend an open mic at The Book Tavern when I passed his statue on Broad Street. I’ve seen it before, but I couldn’t help but look once I passed it, noticing the cape and the smile. James Brown’s peaking existence was before many of our times, but he still knows how to move you, even a twenty-year-old with an appreciation for golden blues.

If you wish to watch the video footage of James Brown’s performance, you can watch it here: Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx4S8Fsw60k


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Chicken Reel

by David Parker (originally published via CITYRAG.NET 2014)

Back in the ‘72, he hauled Townes Van Zandt to a Houston ER after a heroin overdose, barely arriving in time to save the icon’s life. I asked the friend about his reflections the moment he learned of Townes’ passing in 1997 from years of chemical abuse. “He suffered FOR people and he had a huge heart and I was very sad.” He explained that Townes was in for a penny and in for a pound. He had aspirations that would require a toll and the man was willing to pay it... ultimately.

and performed their songs for each other. Daniel’s submission was Sweet Lovin Music and Townes’, Poncho and Lefty. Both would later become monumental for each respectively.

I’m a little late, first learning about “Donut” this past Summer when he returned to Augusta to perform at Enterprise Mill. In all fairness, learning about someone who’s lived a reclusive lifestyle isn’t the same as learning “core curriculum”. I was brought up to speed a few weeks ago by Director Jason Ressler, who approached us about a cover story on this Lost Soul of American Country Music, who he’s currently filming a documentary about. Jason also conducted the final interview with Mister James Brown before his untimely Christmas day death in 2006 while working on the award-winning film Sid Berstein Presents...

After kicking around here for awhile, he met and married his sweetheart. Daniel also decided a change of scenery was in order. So he and his new bride travelled overseas for a spell and settled on the outskirts of Bordeaux. He never stopped writing and playing, but never took the stage again either. At 64, while reconsidering the opportunities unseized, Daniel entertained the idea of revisiting the path and cutting an album, but from a position of retrospect rather than the confindence of youth.

DONUT REVEALED Daniel “Donut” Antopolsky, native son of Augusta, lit-out shortly after saving Townes’ life. He eventually receded to rural France to live freely and enjoy writing music sans the machinations he left behind in the States. It was at that time and place where he flourished as a songsmith, playing his Taylor acoustic and delivering songs about love and cosmic Americana. He’s raised chickens alongside the vineyards of Bordeaux going on 3 decades now. His flock began with a brooding hen and a dozen chicks given to him by the realtor who sold him the property. Their numbers grew until they topped-out at 60. The man digs his yard birds and I knew then, we were cut from the same cloth. For the folks that knew him growing up, this is a refresher at best. But for those of us who’ve never had the pleasure to meet Daniel or enjoy his music, I wanted to give yall some background. He was born in The Garden City and after losing both parents early, was brought up by a close relative of our own Jessye Norman (JNSA). He left Augusta for UGA and then embarked on an oddysey that would find him blazing through the lower 48 along with one of country music’s legends in Van Zandt. Nothing against the Stones, but the original Dead Flowers was more than fine (jez sayin). Daniel lived as a journeymen through the early 70’s, playing small town dives and beer-joints that didn’t necessarily help to elevate his status, but sustained the lifestyle. It also provided the elements needed to write great country music songs. For Daniel, that was enough at the time. One of many recollections Daniel shared involved an afternoon in Anywhere, USA where both Townes and himself were endeavoring to write a song. Holedup in a hotel room between gigs, Daniel found it too difficult to focus on writing and playing guitar over Townes writing and playing his own. So he retired to the parking lot to finish his. After getting it all worked out, they met back up

Life on the road and bearing witness to the darkness that can manifest made Daniel realize a profound flaw in his path. Along with that, a recognition that the business side and creative side of music were knotted so tightly that one couldn’t be had without the other, if you were in it for keeps anyway. His fear of needles and penchant for purity presented to him two alternatives. Take all or take nothing. Daniel chose the latter and returned to Augusta, acknowledging fears and admittedly questioning his own ability to succeed in the ultracompetitive culture of music that seemed to be surging at every turn.

Daniel’s focus has always been the inherent qualities of music to evoke positive energy. His songs aren’t poisoned by the industry and don’t express emptiness and misery. I’ll attribute it to his exodus before things got too weird. Furthermore, supplanting music with farming to sooth one’s soul is something I relate to. I love my chickens. They are amazing critters to study on. My big girl, Lucille with her two shadows, Maybellene and Bella Donna are as curious as they come. Watching them peck and strut is as peaceful as it is entertaining. Our 3 Jack Russells (Howie, Larcy, and OZ) are a lot to handle, but I love how they test my patience regularly. If one isn’t barking incessantly at a falling leaf, another is chewing somebody’s socks into bits. Speaking with Daniel on the phone, I noticed he is as easy a person to talk with as I’ve come across. I had that in mind after watching a trailer for The Sheriff of Mars. Hearing how much he likes to share, it was a forgone conclusion that he has plenty to communicate. TSoM documents Daniel’s new adventure as he’s reintroduced to the industry after all these years. The film is a revealing look at his infectious personality and character. It includes impromptu performances and plenty of behind-the-scene perspectives. I told Daniel how excited I was to hear the new album and watch the documentary. It’s an Augusta story and it’s a Daniel story, both deserving of being told. I’d like to thank Daniel and Jason for bringing The Augusta City Rag into the mix. Not only did we find our story, but we found a new friend as well. Yeah, we’re both Augusta boys and there’s that familiarity with others who were raised in the South, but even more than that, Daniel provides a most unique comfort level. And it has to be due to the amount of positive energy he embodies and emits. That and his love of chickens!

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May the 4th Be With You ...Always

This year, the battle for the galaxy returns in STAR WARS VII, THE FORCE AWAKENS, which will debut December 18th. The Lucasfilm franchise was acquired by Disney in 2012. Plans also include STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT, an online multiplayer game for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation, based on Episodes IV-VI, which ships November 17. Forecasters anticipate a healthy gross from the Electronic Arts game alone. “It’s Star Wars, and the brand has a much broader level of recognition than the other games, period...Grandma will buy Star Wars over [COD and Halo] as a holiday gift, because she doesn’t know what Halo is.”

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Calendula

Larkspur

Verbena

California Poppy

Nicotiana

Zinnia

Cleome UGA Cooperative Extension Bulletin 954

11

Flowering Annuals for Georgia Gardens


Annuals to Direct-Seed Amaranthus

Iceland Poppy

Shirley Poppy

Baby’s Breath

Kochia

Sunflower

California Poppy

Larkspur

Sweetpea

Castor Bean

Marigold

Zinnia

Gomphrena

Nasturtium

Aster

Dianthus

Snapdragon

Baby’s Breath

Larkspur

Statice

Calendula

Marigold

Stock

Celosia

Nasturtium

Sweetpea

Chrysanthemum

Phlox

Verbena

Dahlia

Salvia

Zinnia

Annuals for Use as Cut Flowers

Annuals Suitable for Drying Baby’s Breath

Gomphrena

Statice

Celosia

Money Plant

Strawflower

Annuals Grown for Fragrance Alyssum

Nicotiana

Stock

Dianthus

Petunia

Sweetpea

Nasturtium

Phlox

Balloon Vine

Cup-and-Saucer Vine

Scarlet Runner Bean

Balsam Apple

Moonflower

Sweetpea

Canary Bird Vine

Nasturtium

Thunbergia

Annual Vines

Annuals Grown for Colorful Foliage Amaranthus

Dusty Miller

Polka Dot Plant

Basil

Kochia

Purple Fountain Grass

Coleus

Ornamental Kale

Snow-on-the-Mountain

Annuals Used for Edging Ageratum

Dusty Miller

Petunia

Alyssum

Lobelia

Snapdragon (dwarf varieties)

Begonia

Phlox

Torenia

Candytuft

Portulaca

Verbena

Coleus

Marigold (dwarf varieties)

Zinnia (dwarf varieties)

Dianthus

Pansy

Ageratum

Impatiens

Phlox

Alyssum

Lobelia

Portulaca

Balsam

Marigold

Torenia

Begonia

Nasturtium

Thunbergia

Browallia

Pansy

Verbena

Coleus

Petunia

Vinca

Annuals Suitable for Containers

Geranium

Annuals Suitablefor forBackgrounds Backgroundsand andScreens Screens Annuals Suitable Amaranthus Amaranthus

Hibiscus Hibiscus

Castor Bean Castor Bean

Hollyhock Hollyhock

Flowering Annuals for Georgia Gardens (tall varieties) Celosia Celosia (tall varieties)

Cleome Cleome

Kochia Kochia

Purple Fountain Grass Purple Fountain Grass 12

Marigold (tall varieties) Marigold (tall varieties)

Sunflower Sunflower

UGA Cooperative Extension Bulletin 954 Tithonia Tithonia

Zinnia (tall varieties) Zinnia (tall varieties)

Coleus Coleus Alyssum

Alyssum Candytuft

Candytuft

Annuals AnnualsSuitable Suitablefor forUse Useas asGroundcovers Groundcovers Creeping Zinnia

Verbena

Portulaca

Vinca

Creeping Zinnia Portulaca

Verbena Vinca

Annuals that Should Generally Be Deadheaded

Annuals that Should Generally Be Deadheaded Geranium Salvia

Aster

Aster Calendula

Geranium Hollyhock

Salvia Snapdragon

Dahlia Calendula

Hollyhock Marigold

Snapdragon Tithonia

Dahlia Foxglove

Marigold Purple Fountain Grass

Tithonia Zinnia

Foxglove California Poppy Calliopsis Petunia

California Poppy Calliopsis Petunia

Tithonia

Verbena

Tithonia Verbena

Annuals that Grass Attract Birds Purple Fountain Portulaca Annuals that Attract Birds Salvia

Portulaca Salvia

Zinnia Sunflower Zinnia

Sunflower Zinnia

Annuals that Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies Phlox

Salvia

AnnualsLobelia that Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies Zinnia Phlox Lobelia

Salvia Zinnia


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R&R

bar 544 & 706.922.9240 & 544 Broad St Bar On Broad & 706.955.7954 & 917 Broad St Bell Auditorium & 706.724.2400 & 712 Telfair St Eagle’s Nest & 706.722.5541  & 640 Broad St Firehouse & 706.826.9955 & 1145 Broad St The First Round & 706.364.8278 & 210 11th St Fox’s Lair & 706.828.5600 & 349 Telfair St Green Light Sound Studio & 706.993.5664 & 1030 Reynolds Imperial Theatre & 706.722.8341 &  749 Broad St James Brown Arena & 706.722.3521 & 601 7th St Joe’s Underground & 706.724.9457 & 144 8th St Lavish Ultra Bar & 706.373.0449  & 813 Broad St Le Chat Noir & 706.722.3322 & 304 8th St The Loft & 706.828.6600 & 927 Broad St Metro Coffee House & 706.722.6468 & 1054 Broad St The Playground & 706.724.2232 & 978 Broad St M.A.D. Studios & 706.836.5683 & 307.5 11th St Sky City & 706.945.1270 &  1157 Broad St Soul Bar & 706.945.1270 & 984 Broad St Stillwater Taproom & 706.826.9857 & 974 Broad St TEE Center & not listed   & 912 Reynolds St Tribeca Lounge & 706.828.4433 & 986 Broad St

QUARTERS Augusta Marriott & 706.722.8900 & 2 10th St Ramada Hotel & 800.922.5548 & 640 Broad St The Richmond & 706.373.0127 &    725 Greene St Holiday Inn Express & 706.922.1414   & 444 Broad St Augusta Budget Inn & 706.722.0212  & 441 Broad St

Hard Copy WORK

arc Document Solutions & 706.821.0405  & 1281 Broad St Augusta Blueprint & 706.722.6488 & 512 Reynolds St Augusta Minit Print & 706.823.6234 & 328 10th St Claffey Printing Co. & 706.724.3040 & 748 Greene St Digital Blueprint & 706.821.0405  & 1281 Broad St Holroyd & Associates PC & 706.724.6180  & 929 Broad St Jimmy Williams Signs & 706.724.1770  & 1154 Broad St Johnson/Laschober PC & 706.724.5756 & 1296 Broad St Kruhu & 706-496-7887& 1242 Broad St Phoenix Printing & 706.724.7445 & 601 11th St PowerServe & 706.826.1506 & 959 Broad St RW Allen & 706.733.2800 & 1015 Broad St Streeter Printing & 706.722.5781 & 1467 Broad St Strother's Printing Inc & 706.722.4813 & 312 8th St Weir / Stewart & 706.447.2630 & 982 Broad St

GROOMING

augusta Grooming Lounge & 706.723.5086 & 758 Broad St Cali Nails & 706.828.7848 & 1295 Broad St The Chop Shop & 706.619.4899 & 1128 Broad St Georgia Hatters & Cleaners & 706.722.4094 & 318 8th St Halo Salon & 706.828.4856 & 1122 Broad St Modish Salon & Spa & 706.922.1418  & 1018 Broad St Pazazz Hair Design & 706.724.4877 & 118 9th St Perry & Company & 706.724.0977 & 915 Broad St Salon Duo & 706.631.2834 & 923 Broad St Zion’s Barber & Shoe Shine & 706.421.2134  & 116 9th St

exotic Ink & Not Listed & 908 Broad St Immaculate Ink & 706.414.9228 & 1160 Broad St Lucky 7 Tattoo & 706.755.2075 & 820 Broad St Odd Artist Ink & 706.869.2335 & 802 Ellis St Rocket Tattoo & 706.736.8286 & 863 Broad St Tribal Urge & 706.823.0022 & 523 Broad St

intel Augusta Art & 706.722.8229 & 1116 Reynolds St Gertrude Herbert Institute & 706.722.5495 & 506 Telfair St Gallery On the Row & 706.724.4989 & 1016 Broad St Hang Ups Inc & 706.733.7952 & 1377 Jones St Morris Museum & 706.724.7501 &  1 10th St Oddfellow’s Gallery & 706.513.0916  & 1036 Broad St Artist’s Local 1155 & 706.306.1581  & 1155 Broad St Zimmerman Gallery & 706.774.1006 & 1006 Broad St Tire City Potters & 706.294.3871 & 210b 10th St

Service

bath Fitter & 706.941.8200  & 1255 Broad St Bradbury Center & 706.724.2218  & 1257 Broad St capps Insurance Agency & 706.722.7292 & 1254 Broad St Career Personnel & 706.722.1265  & 821 Broad St Chabad of Augusta & 706.722.7659 & 850 Broad St Critical Solutions Staffing & 706.722.3600 & 1288 Broad St Dazzling Car Care & 706.627.0371 &  210 10th St E Gary Beddingfield Jr PC & 706.722.5104 &   204 13th St ESI & 800.596.0911  & 823 Broad St Fireside Kitchens/Grills & 706.722.3939 & 1246 Broad St Firestone Auto & 706.250.5157  & 1213 Broad St Johnson & Austin Realty & 706.724.9667 & 314 8th St Sanford, Bruker, & Banks & 706.724.2452 & 931 Broad St Savannah Rapids Kayak Rental & 706.832.5323-Sav Rapids Park Wed Augusta & 706.305.1091  & 1106 Broad St Westobou Festival & 706.755.2878 & 967 Broad St Whitehead Heating & Air & 706.722.3600 & 1288 Broad St

CHOW

1102 Bar/Grill & 706.364.4075 & 1102 Broad St 209 Restaurant & 706.722.9692 & 566 Broad St Augustino’s Italian & 706.823.6521 & 2 10th St Beamie’s & 706.724.6593 & 865 Reynolds St Bee’s Knee’s & 706.828.3600 & 211 10th St Big Day Cakes & 706.255.7316 & 120 9th St BJ’s Restaurant (Ramada) & 706.722.5541 & 640 Broad St Blue Sky Kitchen & 706.821.3988 & 990 Broad St Boar’s Head Pub &706.723.5177 & 1135 Broad St

Boll Weevil & 706.722.7772 & 10 9th St Coffee Break Cafe & 706.823.0501 & 753 Broad St Cotton Patch & 706.724.4511 & 816 Cotton Lane Craft & Vine & 706.496.8442 & 1204 b Broad St Farmhaus Burgers & 706.496.8771 & 1204 Broad St Fat Man’s Cafe & 706.733.1740 & 1450 Green St Frog Hollow Tavern & 706.364.6906 & 1282 Broad St Hildebrandt’s & 706.722.7756 & 226 6th St Huddle House & 706.774.0407 & 1297 Ellis St

CHOW Knuckle Sandwiches & 706.828.4700 & 1149 Broad St La Maison & 706.722.4805 & 404 Telfair St Lou’s Crab Shack & 706.922.1699 & 1293 Broad St Luigi’s Italian & 706.722.4056 & 590 Broad St Mellow Mushroom & 706.828.5578 & 1167 Broad St Mia Rancho & 706.724.3366 & 2 8th St Nacho Mama’s & 706.724.0501 & 976 Broad St New Moon Cafe & 706.823.2008 & 936 Broad St O’Donovan’s Pub & 706.524.7321 & 1002 Broad St Pauley’s Steakhouse & 706.364.3512 & 952 Broad St Pizza Joint & 706.774.0037 & 1245 Broad St Quiznos & 706.722.1715 & 3 Ninth St Riverfront pub & 706.722.4678 & 531 Broad St Sandwich City & 706.823.6237 & 10th and Ellis Silla Cafe & 706.722.1800 & 855 Broad St Sit A Spell Coffeehouse & 706.825.0613 & 903 Broad St Soul Food & 706.723.1064 & 828 Broad St Soy Noodle & 706.364.3116 & 1032 Broad St Sports Center & 706.724.9307 & 594 Broad St Subway & 706.722.9420 & 203 13th St Sunshine Bakery & 706.724.2302 & 1209 Broad St Tipsey McStumbles & 706.955.8507 & 214 7th St Whiskey Bar &706.814.6159 & 1048 Broad St


Ah-La-Mode Beautyque | 706.504.4362 | 206 8th Artistic Perceptions | 706.724.8739 | 551 Broad Book Tavern | 706.826.1940  | 936 Broad Big Boss Gifts | 706.399.9371   | 859 Broad The Brass Ring | 706.774.6789 | 122 9th Brigan’s Land of Enchantment | 706.550.0617     | 912 Broad Crosby’s | 706.722.3016  | 970 Broad Curvitude Boutique | 706.836.5970 | 908 Broad David’s Mens Wear | 706.724.1440  | 948 Broad Discount Fashions | 706.724.7333 | 858 Broad

Flowers on Broad Neil Ghingold Antiques | 706.261.8555     | 1018 Broad St | 706.722.3483 | 1230 Broad Fuji Wigs New York High Style Menswear | 706.722.1770  | 928 Broad | 706.724.6367 | 1008 Broad Furman Jewelers Nicole Madison Fine Furniture | 706.722.2932 | 212 8th | 706.854.0600 | 1051 Broad Henry Bros Antique Auctions Our Shop Menswear | 706.414.3267  | 1051 Broad | 706.724.0402 | 1014 Broad International Uniform Rebel Lion Den Culture Shop | 706.722.4653  | 1216 Broad | 706.284.9489 | 910 Broad Johannsen’s Sports Rhodes Variety Shop | 706.722.0949  | 1116 Broad | 706.724.7300 | 902 Broad Marketplace Antiques Ruben’s Department Store | 706.724.6066 | 1208 Broad | 706.722.6671  | 914 Broad Merry’s Trash & Treasures Sho-Ane’s Design Studio | 706.722.3244 | 1236 Broad | 706.724.7220 | 1131 Broad Sidney’s Department Store Naaiya’s Antiques & Flowers | 706.823.5954 | 108 Macartan| 706.722.3112   | 550 Broad Vapor Shotz Nan’s Collection | 706.722.5524 | 960 Broad | 706.496.3311   | 1126 Broad

Vintage OoolleE | 706.724.2591  | 1121 Broad Whitehouse Antiques | 706.774.9448 | 1010 Broad

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