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Matthew Hester and his dog, Ella, sit on a bench along the flooded Riverwalk on 24 September 2009. Photo George Hester

I’m tired of being told that simply because I disagree with a President that I am a backwoods bumpkin and am giving “covert racial messages...” - BILL KNOWLES, PAGE 25

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ast week, you might have seen Mark Ballard running around town with a film crew right behind him. “The Artist” crashed the town of Macon in a style that only he can pull off. One particular day, Mark called and asked me to meet him at Waterworks Park, where I would go head to head with him in a Bouquet making contest. I’d been after Ballard for a while, wanting him to do sort of a competition, where I’d learn how to do things he knows how to do well, and he could learn things that I know how to do well. (Mark being an animal rights activist, Hog Hunting got taken off the list). Anyway, it was a bunch of fun, and it reminded me why I love this town and its many characters. You can guess whose bouquet was the most “beautiful of the lot” but if they sell this show, and it gets on air, you might be in for a surprise.

As I’m sure you downtowners have noticed we’ve got tons of new stuff happening down here. The Rookery has been washed down, revamped and painted and looks like the long standing staple that it is. The food is wonderful, service is great, and live music is back. Long-time Downtown go-getter Cesare Mammerella opened his two new businesses, Dolce Vita and Jack and Coat. Both look stylish, as is always the case with Cesare and have been the rave all over town. A new smoothie shop is also set to open on the corner of Third and Cherry, and Bottoms Up, a new bar catering to the college crowd will be opening it’s door soon as well. I’ve always said that what downtown needed was for a lot of things to happen at once, and here we are. Let’s get out and support them all as much as we can as we jumpstart the heart of our city.

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Debra McCorkle, columnist I am turning into one of those old guys who obsessively stared at the Weather Channel back in the nineties. Because I'm working a festival this weekend, along with all the rain the South has had for weeks, I've been refreshing the 10-Day Forecast page on twenty times a day.

Cory Cunningham, Editor Sons of Anarchy, Season 2 This show had one of the best first seasons of any show in recent memory, and the second season has only upped the ante so far. Weaving a Hamlet-esque family structure into a world of outlaw bikers, former The Shield writer and producer Kurt Sutter has created a show that starts in overdrive from the first moments and never lets up. Catch Sons of Anarchy on the FX network Tuesday nights at 10 p.m.

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Columnist Karen Rogers: For over fifteen years Karen Jones has been a military spouse and a stay-at-home mother of two. Last year, she began writing after a suggestion from a professor at Macon State College.This has evolved into a “second career” and love outside of her domestic dalliances.

Columnist Bill Knowles is a lifelong Conservative who has lived in the Macon area for over 20 years. He got his first taste of the political process when at age 9 he proudly handed out buttons for then President Richard Nixon and has been hooked ever since. Bill has held campaign positions for various local, state and national candidates, including President Ronald Reagan, Steve Forbes, Senator Fred Thompson and most recently Senator John McCain. He is currently a member of the Bibb County Republican Party’s Executive Committee and the Georgia GOP’s State Committee. He and his wife Bridget have one son,Teddy.

Columnist Debra McCorkle began writing liberal commentary when she turned forty, the same year that George W. Bush was first elected president. She has spent the last decade in respectful disagreement with various aspects of the government as well as pondering the rapidly shifting social climate. McCorkle has written for The 11th Hour for the past six years. Her work has also appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Hip Mama, and on Georgia Public Radio. The south Georgia native has owned a shop for twenty years and is the proud mother of two daughters.

Freelance writer Jenny Murr has lived in Middle Georgia for 30 years.A recent college graduate, Jenny loves to write, read and make graphic art. She currently freelances for several online publications and is diligently working on her first novel.

community Looking for an interesting place to hold a birthday party, wedding or baby shower, or girl’s night out? Come to Moga Yoga for a yoga party which includes yoga instruction, foot massage and a healthy snack.

Benefits of Yoga: • Yoga can calm the mind and nervous system. • It is an excellent exercise for improving issues of anxiety and depression. • If done correctly, yoga can alleviate pain due to muscular skeletal issues and back pain. • Yoga provides amazing benefits for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. • Asthma patients will benefit from the breathing techniques of yoga, learning to fully use their lungs.

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ediatrician Dannette Kallay wanted to treat children without using her prescription pad so she stepped outside her office to offer Middle Georgia kids and adults an alternative: YOGA. After six months of building restoration, Yoga Moga opened its doors on Second Street in downtown Macon on September 14th. “Our mission is to take the intimidation out of yoga,” Kallay said. “We want everyone to be comfortable with yoga—not to worry about their appearance or whether they can sit in a lotus position.” Although her initial goal was to provide yoga for children, she soon realized that adults needed the stress reliever just as much as their children. Yoga Moga offers beginner and advanced classes. Yoga students attend the group that fits the individual’s needs and also fits into his schedule. Three certified yoga instructors teach various adult classes. Instructor Missy Maloy teaches adult classes for all levels but says she leaves the specialized classes to “the doctor.” Kallay conducts classes for children and adults with special needs. Children’s classes are divided according to age. Toddlers attend with a parent, kids (3-4 years old and 5-8 years old) attend sessions that include animated role play where they take imaginary trips to different places all the while incorporating various yoga poses and breathing regimens. OCTOBER 1 - 14, 2009


While Kallay enjoys teaching students of all ages, she finds teaching 8-12 year old kids most enjoyable. “They are so honest and open,” she said. “They are eager to learn, willing to experiment and they are well-behaved.” She uses guided visualization to transport these students through different adventures. “Through meditation, these students are able to remove their minds from daily stressors and after meditation they get to share their individual adventure with the class.” Understanding the importance of providing yoga for all ages, Kallay offers several opportunities for family participation. “Children make it easier to get adults to join,” she said. “Adults need to get in touch with their inner child.” Yoga Moga offers family sessions on Saturdays, Mom and baby sessions on Thursdays and Prenatal Yoga twice a week. “Prenatal Yoga helps to alleviate the aches and pains of pregnancy,” Kallay said. The session offers hip opening exercises and helps prepare the mother for childbirth. It is recommended that prenatal sessions begin at the end of the first trimester and can continue until delivery. And after the baby arrives, Kallay suggests new mothers attend the Mom and baby sessions to help with the bonding process. “This session provides gentle postpartum exercises that incorporate the baby. There is even a time for infant massage,” she said.

Owner/Instructor Dannette Kallay Kallay practices what she preaches (or should we say teaches?). She grew up in Waycross practicing yoga with her mother. Now she teaches yoga to her four children—ages 12, 10, 5, and 3). Yoga Moga is located at 505 Second Street, Macon, Ga. “I felt it was important to make yoga accessible for everyone. So I chose to open the studio downtown,” Kallay said. “The downtown area is a nice place that everyone can come to and I am excited to be part of its revitalization.” For more information or to register for a class, call 478-746-3338 or visit


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Cocaine Trafficking Arrest

Approximately 41 grams of crack cocaine (street value$5,125) and $980 cash was seized from a vehicle at a traffic stop on Broadway near Flamingo Avenue on September 22. The Bibb County Narcotics and Vice Unit arrested 32-year-old Timothy Dewayne Ross of Macon. Ross is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for Cocaine Trafficking and Superior Court Probation Violation.

Bank of America Robbery

On Sept. 21, a white man approached the bank counter, handed the teller a note and left the premises with an undisclosed amount of money. He is in his late 20s or early 30s, 6’ tall, weighs approximately 200 lbs., and has short brown hair. He was wearing a yellow t-shirt with a dark blue windbreaker. Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Macon Police at 751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 742-2330 or (877) 68-CRIME.

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he farcical firing of Macon’s city forester in Spring 2008 belongs in our city’s hall of shame. It would span a couple 11th Hour columns to chronicle that saga. Suffice it to say Peter Ranalet was our sixth forester in some 19 years. Averaged out, that’s 3.2 years apiece. Ranalet’s predecessor Forester Michael Huffman stated in a Telegraph letter, “Peter’s termination is a result of the same bureaucracy that resulted in my resignation. The huge turnover in this position throughout the years indicates a problem.” When Parks & Rec brought its proposed 2010 budget to Appropriations for approval, I imagine their fingers were crossed that we would overlook a little tweak on their organizational chart. The city forester position was eliminated. We noticed it and ensured it remained intact (though vacant due to budget constraints). The city forester duties are delineated in Section 14-30 of our ordinances, and they are significant. Here’s the irony. Macon, along with other members of the Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition, just funded The Clark Group to the tune of $90,000 for the remainder of this fiscal year to help keep us

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out of EPA non-attainment status. They are an environmental lobbyist firm in Washington, DC. With their impressive portfolio of clients, I can’t imagine we’ll get the bang for our buck that a full time city forester would give this issue. Our former forester made less than half that in salary. And the work of an urban forester results in reduced unhealthful ozone days, reduced smog, reduced parking lot emissions and the removal of pollution from the atmosphere. Non-attainment would mean no new missions come to RAFB, and we all know how vital the base is to our local economy. The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, the College Hill Corridor, the Macon-Bibb Road Improvements Project, the levee – these are among other vital community resources that also beg for the sustained expertise of a city forester. Forestry is a profession in its own right. Macon unfortunately has always buried the city forester under three layers of unnecessary non-urban forestry supervision in Parks and Rec. One of those layers includes a manager who is a certified horticulturist. Perhaps there is a little professional rivalry there, I don’t know.

Regardless, Parks and Rec is primarily responsible for some 1400 acres of parks and squares, ball fields, sporting events, fountains, etc. while the city spans some 38,000 acres. That’s 38,000 acres of neighborhoods, shops, businesses, churches, schools, hospitals, museums, nightclubs, parking lots, roads, rights of way, and the list goes on. The city forester position will never succeed within Parks and Rec. That’s established in the annals of history. The forester position could be postured for success within Public Works, which is a citywide operation. (It should report to the Director and not be buried under three layers of superfluous management.) Public Works has a heavy equipment inventory, and their crews are routinely on city streets and roads where they identify dead and fallen trees. This placement is supported by Forester Walker Rivers who wrote to The Telegraph following Ranalet’s bungled termination: “Columbus is a city of similar size and characteristics to Macon that happens to eat our lunch on a regular basis. It faced this same dilemma a few years ago and sought to correct the program by removing its forestry division from Parks and Recreation and putting it where it belonged, in Public Works. They now have a nationally recognized urban forestry program that has helped catapult that city squarely into the top tier of Georgia cities. Quality of life is often as or more important to new industries looking to locate

in Georgia cities and an aggressive and effective (urban) forestry program certainly enhances a city’s quality of life. Why can’t the citizens of Macon get that kind of return on their hard earned tax dollars? Is departmental turf more important than effective government services?” Good question, Forester Rivers. A vibrant urban forestry program does far more than beautify our open spaces. It is very complex. Foresters are educated to view trees collectively and to manage them as an ecosystem. They are trained to take biological, social and economic conditions into consideration to help us as taxpayers make wise and careful tree investments. At the end of the day, we reap the benefits. Trees increase property values. Trees reduce noise. Trees reduce groundwater runoff. Trees reduce erosion. Trees reduce energy bills. Trees provide nesting places and berries for birds. Trees reduce smog and pollution. Trees moderate our sizzling hot Macon climate. Trees improve road safety. Peter Ranalet died unexpectedly August 19th. His widow wrote council members recently. She thanked those who believed in Peter and supported his vision for Macon. She thought his heart was broken by his treatment at Parks and Rec. Macon can learn from its past, make atonement and “catapult (us) squarely into the top tier of Georgia cities” by restructuring and funding the city forester position.

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Live Music:

• Live acoustic music at the Greek Deli • First Friday Game Day Pig Roast at the Hummingbird, free event starts at 5p.m. Live music with Tim Lee 3 starts at 10p.m. • The 567 Cafe will host Ken Will Morton in an intimate, listening room atmosphere, 710pm, free admission, all ages show! • Live music outside on the patio of Luigi’s Bistro with Josh Campbell & Jared Wright • The legendary Charlie Brown performing drag at Synergy, no cover all night in the Martini Room • The Douglass Theatre presents “First Friday Smooth Jazz Series.” 8 p.m.Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door. 478.742.2000. 355 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd. • The Jazz Janitors on the patio at The Rook

October’s First Friday theme? College Football of course. Represent your favorite team in your best game-day attire. Start your night with gallery openings, then mosey on down to The Bird for a Pig Roast before enjoying all the live music downtown tonight.

Art Openings:

• "Sip, Shop and Stroll" opening art reception 6:00-9:00 pm (FREE). Photography by Jerry Beasley and new works by J. Alan Gibson. Introducing "FEVER Designs" couture fashion jewelry by Kim Mason at Joycine’s Gallery, 333 Cotton Ave. now open downtown • Macon Arts October 2 – 31 - Macon Arts presents “Building Bezalel: Paintings by Marthalyn Fortson” and “De-Classified: Ceramics by Crisha Yantis.” First Friday Opening Reception Oct. 2, 5 - 8 p.m. FREE. Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 3p.m. 478.743.6940. 486 First St. • Middle Georgia Art Association presents "Moonlighting" at Market City Café. Work by Bibb Board of Education staff, teachers, etc. Opening reception 6 - 8 p.m. 502 Cherry St. • Contemporary Arts Exchange houses over 30 local artists in a modern, loft style atmosphere, 6-10pm! The CAE will host a new installation entitled “Quilt of Days”, as well as mixed media work by artist Bridget (excludes Waxing Poetic & sale items) Conn of Asheville, NC.The CAE is located at 590 Mulberry Street in downtown Macon. • Enjoy artwork by Macon native Joe Adams, wine and appetizers at Second Street Ceramics and Art, 362 Second St. 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

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An afternoon with Ken Burns art

October 3 at the Museum of Arts & Sciences

Museum of Arts & Sciences presents “An Afternoon with Ken Burns.” with a screening of 3 documentaries about artist William Segal in conjunction with the new exhibit about the remarkable Macon native. 2:30 p.m. Tickets $10 Students, $15 MAS Members, $20 Non-Members. The opening exibit reception will take place at 7p.m. and tickets are $30. 478.477.3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd.

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October 5 at Macon Mellow Mushroom

There will be a $100 cash prize for first place and prizes for second and third. The tournament will begin at 6pm, Single game elimination, if we have enough people it will be finished the following Monday. Free to enter, there will beer specials all night, and yes, they will also be showing the football game. Pre register by emailing your name to

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“Audience Requests.” Featuring pianist Inon Barnatan performing Berlioz - Le Corsaire Overture and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major. Grand Opera House, 7:30 p.m.

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Two Films make their Macon debut at the Historic Douglass Theatre


It’s Thriller Practice Time!

Join in on the fun, free practices will be held Tuesdays THRU OCTOBER FROM 7-8P.M.

Participate in the 4th annual Zombie Parade! Free practices to learn the iconic Thriller dance by Michael Jackson will be held on Tuesdays thru October from 7-8p.m. at the Library Ballroom. All practices are free and all ages are welcome. The Zombie Parade will be held Friday, October 30 at 9p.m. at Third Street Park. Presented by The 11th Hour, for more information call 464-1840.


Come celebrate Halloween downtown and watch the 4th annual Zombie Parade. Last year, the event brought over 600 people to the intersection of Third and Cherry Streets to watch over 75 zombified dancers perform Michael Jackson's Thriller dance.This is a free event and open to the public. Enjoy a street dance party at 9p.m with the Zombie Parade to follow. Presented by The 11th Hour and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. For more information call 464-1840.


Screening of “American Violet” Sunday, October 11 ased on a true story, “American Violet” is a story about a freedom-fighter who stands up for her rights. Newcomer Nicole Beharie plays Dee Roberts, a Texas mother of four who is wrongly arrested in a drug raid. She is offered a plea deal but refuses, knowing she is innocent. This sets in motion a high-stakes gambit involving the ACLU, a local church leader, the police and the local DA's office. The film is intrinsically tied to the tiny hamlet of Hearne, Texas, where drug raids are conducted annually, particularly in the town’s public housing community. Beyond the extraordinary story about one woman’s fight against injustice, the film examines the experience of a single black mother as well. "American Violet" has tense drama, fine performances, and heady subject matter, but Beharie’s performance stands out, noted Chicago SunTimes reviewer Roger Ebert.. This film also stars Alfre Woodard, Charles S. Dutton, Will Patton and Tim Blake Nelson. “American Violet” is the October film by the Macon Film Guild at the Douglass

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The Premiere of “Big Smokey and the Shankers" Friday, Oct. 9 Liken to Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill” serial, this film—written, produced and directed by Macon State College graduate Daniel Nelson--is a cult favorite in waiting. Nelson adopts a hybrid of film styles, from gritty crime drama to high-flying Kung Fu kick-fest to touches of Bergman-like classicism. With eye-popping scenes, comedic touches and well-tuned fight sequences. Screening at 8 p.m. $5 admission.


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The Movie Premiere of “Big Smokey and the Shankers" Liken to Quentin Tarantino’s

dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets $5 for adults, $1 for children under 12. $1 pizza slices and $1 draft beer. Call or check website for film movies. 6 p.m. 478.257.6391. 382 Second St.

“Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill” serial, this film— written, produced and directed by Macon State College graduate Daniel Nelson--is a cult favorite in waiting. Nelson adopts a hybrid of film styles, from gritty crime dramas to high-flying Kung Fu kick-fests to touches of Bergman-like classicism, with eye-popping scenes, comedic touches and finely-tuned fight sequences. 8 p.m. Tickets: $5

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The Douglass Theatre and Central Georgia Opera Guild presents The Metropolitan Opera’s production of “Tosca” Live in HD. 1 p.m. Tickets $18-$22. 742.2000. 355 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd.

Celebration of Life Benefit for "Mike the Hat" Douglass at 20’s Pub. Featuring

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Music Matters in Macon: A Benefit Concert for the GA Music Hall of Fame

Come enjoy some great live music at the Cox Capitol Theatre, where all the proceeds will go toward keeping our musuem here in Macon where it belongs. Music by Magnificent Bastard, the RolyBots and Chris Hicks, Tickets just $10 in advance. For more information, e-mail Dan Zook at

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heard it before! Shows at 7 & 9 p.m. Tickets $15 for Adults, $10 for Seniors & Students. Historic Rose Theater, Forsyth.

Fall Farm Day at historic Pineola Farms 10 am - 4 pm. Free Admission. Activities include: Mule plowing demonstration, Quilting demonstration, Rabbit Hair Spinner, Heritage Artisans and Vendors, Pumpkin Patch Hayrides, Corn shucking, shelling and grinding, Victorian Farmhouse tours and live music. Sponsored by Fresh Air Barbecue. 1195 Taylors Mill Rd., Fort Valley.

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Cox Capitol Theatre presents Sunday Supper & a Movie. (Shrek 2) Family-friendly

Theatre broadcast of the live production “All’s Well That Ends Well.” 7 p.m. Tickets $18. 478.742.2000. 355 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd.

film plus dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets $5 for adults, $1 for children under 12. $1 pizza slices and $1 draft beer. 478.257.6391. 382 Second St.

Race for the Cure at WineStyles, 5-8p.m. $12 per person, $10 for Wine Club members. To reserve your space call 474-9595. WineStyles is located in the Kohl’s Shopping plaza on Zebulon Road.

Madden Tournament at Macon Mellow Mushroom. There will be a $100

Wine Tasting to benefit the Susan G Komen

Fri Oct 2

The Douglass Theatre presents “First Friday Smooth Jazz Series.” 8 p.m. Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door. 478.742.2000. 355 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd.

Sat Oct 3

Family-friendly comedy show featuring Gemini at the Whiskey River Comedy Club An all-ages show with fun, clean comedy

and magic entertaining for the whole family! No alcohol and no smoking. Tickets $10 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under. For reservations call 7853155.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame presents First Saturday with Pam Blanchard, for kids ages

4-17 & their adults. Noon – 2 p.m. Included with regular admission, $3.50 - $8. 478.751.3334. 200 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd.

“Driving Miss Daisy” at the Douglass

It was inevitable that the Southern drama of interracial friendship would tour its way to the Douglass. In a collaborative arrangement with Warner Robins Little Theatre (WRLT), the Douglass will present "Driving Miss Daisy," a back-seat driver's view of Southern mores and manners. Showtime: 8 p.m. Tickets: $15-$10

Museum of Arts & Sciences presents “An Afternoon with Ken Burns.” Screening of 3

documentaries about artist William Segal in conjunction with the new exhibit about the remarkable Macon native. 2:30 p.m. Tickets $10 Students, $15 MAS Members, $20 Non-Members. 478.477.3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd.

Backlot Players presents Bonner Creek Bluegrass Band. Bluegrass like you've never

Mon Oct 5

cash prize for first place and prizes for second and third. The tournament will begin at 6pm , Single game elimination, Free to enter, there will beer specials and the Monday night game will be on as well. You can pre register for the tournament by sending your name to:

Tues Oct 6

pianist Daria Rabotkina in concert. 2007 Concert Artists Guild Competition Winner. 7 p.m. Wesleyan College, Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Bldg. at Wesleyan College. Season tickets $80 or limited individual tickets $20 at the door. 478.743.6940. 4760 Forsyth Rd.

Thur Oct 15

The Douglass Theatre and Georgia Music Hall of Fame presents “Searching for Blind Willie

McTell: A British Writer in Georgia.”

Special program by author Michael Gray. 7 p.m. Tickets $15, $12 for students. 478.742.2000. 355 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd.

Wesleyan College presents “Twelfth Night.” October 15, 16 & 17. An all-female pro-

Sun Oct 11

duction of Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy. Adapted and directed by Dr. Jan Lewis, this modern interpretation recasts the 16th century comedy in a sassy 1960s-era setting. Musical interludes created and performed by Wesleyan Organist Dr. Michael McGhee. Porter Auditorium. 8 p.m. Tickets $4-$8. FREE for all students enrolled in Bibb County Public Schools! 478.757.5259.

concert. Washington Park, Noon – 2 p.m. 478.722.9906. College St. at Magnolia St.

The Grand Opera House presents “James Gregory: The Funniest Man in America.”

Requests.” Featuring pianist Inon Barnatan. Grand Opera House, 7:30 p.m. 478.301.5300. 651 Mulberry St. Purchase half-off tickets at!

College Hill presents the Second Sunday Gospel Brunch. FREE, family-friendly outdoor

Macon Film Guild presents “American Violet” at the Douglass Theatre. Screenings at 2, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. with discussion after 4:30 show. Tickets $5. 478.742.2000.

Fri Oct 16

Home-spun, wry southern comedy. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $28. 478.301.5470. 651 Mulberry St.

2008 Over 600 people attended, 75 zombies danced, and over 60,000 have watched on YouTube! Thriller, Macon, GA

Wesleyan College presents the Opening Reception for “Endure: Large Installations by

Artist Mandi Felici.” Large sculptural pieces created with felt, the oldest form of fabric known to humankind. 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Collier East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building. Exhibit continues through Oct. 30. FREE. Weekdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 478.757.5189.

Wed Oct 7

Cox Capitol Theatre presents Dinner & a Classic (Movie). Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Classic

films paired with a nice meal. $17.50 with dinner, $5 for movie only. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Call or go online for movies & menus. 478.257.6391. 382 Second St.

Thur Oct 8

Georgia Music Hall of Fame presents “Dave Holland: Drumming Up the Stories.” Part of MIKE curriculum-based pro-

gram for kids ages 4-17 & their adults. 10 & 11:15 a.m. Included with regular admission, $3.50 - $8. 478.751.3334. 200 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd.

Middle Georgia Art Association hosts a Figure Drawing Class. 5 – 8 p.m. Hone your

figure drawing skills or learn new ones. Live models. Minimal charge. Open to the public. 478.744.9557. 2330 Ingleside Ave.

THRILLER PRACTICE! Join the 11th Hour for the 4th annual Zombie Parade! FREE EVENT!

You must attend at least 3 practice sessions to learn Michael Jackson’s iconic Thriller dance, to be performed Friday, October 30 on Cherry Street!


Location: The Library Ballroom, upstairs 652 Mulberry St, Downtown Macon

For more information call 464-1840

Extra rehearsals for all middle and high school age students at Pilar Wilder’s Dance Studio, Saturdays thru October from 9-10a.m. All Classes are free and open to Bibb County students.

OCTOBER 1 - 14, 2009 - 11


Acting Workshop at Children’s Museum Youth Acting Workshop When: October 3, (9am-12pm) Ages: 6-11 Where: Georgia Children’s Museum Price: $35






Thur. Oct 1

Music Matters in Macon: A benefit for the GMHF!

Oct 2 - 31

mber Hanel grew up in Macon, performing at the local theatre company’s and dreaming of becoming a star. She now lives in Shreveport, La and is a producer and co-owner of a company called Sculpted Entertainment where they help produce local threatre and film. Amber will be coming home to Macon on October 3 to present an acting seminar for aspiring young artists, who like herself, loved to be the center of attention, performing endless renditions of the latest movie and pop stars. But she also says kids who are shy and need help emerging from their shell will also benefit. Students will learn how to use their creative juices, and learn the first stages of acting. Amber will cover developing young actor’s imaginations with improvisational games, exploring characters, and basic methods of storytelling. Experienced and inexperi-


- music

Poetic Peace Open Mic: Y-O on the 1’s and 2’s every Tuesday at 567 Cafe, 567 Cherry St. 8-10 p.m.

Live Music Every Friday Night on the Patio beginning at 7:00pm at Edgar’s Bistro. Please call (478) 471-4250 for music line-up.

Free concerts at the Golden Bough Every Tuesday: Come hear some of Macon’s best musi-

cians and songwriters in an intimate listening room atmosphere. 9p.m. 371 Cotton Avenue, Call Eric for music line-up, 744-2446.

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City Market On the Green, every Saturday 9 until 1pm. The market is open to producers, growers, artists and other creative art vendors. Stay & Taking Play place on the block where farmers would bring their in Macon goods in horse drawn wagons, the center park of Concert Series Poplar St. presents

Buddhist Book Club Tuesdays 7pm at Golden Bough Vintage Books, 371 Cotton Ave. Macon. For more info call 744-2446.

Magnificent Bastard The Roly-Bots & Chris Hicks! Doors at 7, Show at 8p.m. Tickets $10 in advance / $12 day of show

8pm-12am. $13/$11 student ID The Silver Building, 450 Third Street

movies at the capitol


Dinner & a Classic

Dinner service at 5:30 Movie begins at 6:30 Tickets $17.50

Fridays, Dollar Night

Open house, catch a film for $1, and $1 select drafts

Sunday Supper

Admission just $5, kids enjoy $1 slices, adults $1 drafts

full menu available Thur-Sun

382 Second Street 257-6392


for a complete schedule of events visit


“Dinner & a Classic”

6p “Sunday Supper”

$5 admission without dinner

$5 admission without dinner

7: Paint your Wagon (1969), 6:30pm

4: Shrek 2 $1 pizza, $1 drafts

14: Citizen Kane (1941), 6:30pm

11: Spy Kids (2001) $1 pizza, $1 drafts

OCTOBER 1 - 14, 2009

12 -

FRI. OCT 2, 7p

$1 Night! “Facing the Giants”

enced actors are welcome! Discover how to incorporate your body, experiment with your creativity and become more comfortable on stage or film. The course will also cover: • A brief exploration of Acting theory • Information on becoming involved in film • Improvisation exercises To Enroll Call (318) 527-9922 or email: Or Contact the GA Children’s Museum: (478) 755-9539

Beverly Buchanan — Through Sept. 20, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Buchanan’s expressionistic drawings and paintings of rural Southern architecture feature bright patchworks of color. 477-3232. $4-$8.

Thru Sept. 30 – Georgia Music Hall of Fame presents, “Johnny Mercer: Too Marvelous for Words.” Celebrate the Savannah native’s 100th birthday with the exhibit that covers his 5-decade career. Tue. – Sun., 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 478.751.3334. 200 M. L. King, Jr. Blvd.

Joycine's Art, Attitude & Accessory Gallery Costume jewelry, art and so much more! 333 Cotton Ave. Art Classes and workshops begin at the Barbara Barry Creative Studio -Beginners adult drawing, with Peter Nishanian -Painting butterflies, with Peter Nishanian -Soulscapes creative expressions in acrylic, -Assemblage, with Tim Hedden. -Custom lampshade workshop -“Weekends for Women” with Barbara Barry and Sherry Cox. For schedule and information contact Barbara at 478-743-3144.

Over 20 studio spaces fill the second and third floors above Michael’s on Mulberry. Everything from painting, printmaking and sculpture. Contemporary Arts Exchange: Mulberry Street

Gallery 51, Open -Mon- Fri 8am to 4:30pm and

Tubman Africal American Museum presents Wini McQueen The History of the Dream Project. In 2001 the Tubman Museum commissioned artist Wini McQueen to create textile panels to be installed in the artrium of the new Tubman Museum. The finished commission chronicles the history of the tubman as well as significant people, events and memories from the macon and Middle Georgia community.

Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. 744-9557. October 2 – November 19 MGAA presents "Moonlighting" at Market City Café. Work by Bibb Board of Education staff, teachers, etc. 502 Cherry St.

Macon Arts presents October 2 – 31 - “Building Bezalel: Paintings by Marthalyn Fortson” and “DeClassified: Ceramics by Crisha Yantis.” First Friday Opening Reception Oct. 2, 5 - 8 p.m. FREE. Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 3p.m. 478.743.6940. 486 First St.

Endure: Large Installations by Artist Mandi Felici Thru October 30, Opening reception: Tuesday, October 6, 2009; 6–7:30 PM. Cowles Myles Collier East Gallery, Wesleyan College, Porter Fine Arts Building, Gallery hours: M-F 10AM-12PM & 12:305PM. Large sculptural pieces created with felt, the oldest form of fabric known to humankind. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5189.


Thru Sept. 29 – Museum of Arts & Sciences presTHUR. NOV 5 ents, “The Pieper Power Collection: Photorealistic Watercolors.” Part of the Wisconsin company’s large private collection. Included in regular admission, $4$8. 4182 Forsyth Rd.

Sat. 10am-2pm. Fine art, handcrafted jewelery, art glass sculptures, stained glass, woodturned bowls, photography, carved stone. 51 W. Adams St. Forsyth Restoration Exhibit at the Hay House. Features up-to-date photographs and research on the history and restoration of the 7-storyNational Historic Landmark. Included in regular admission, $4-$8. 478.742.8155. 934 Georgia Ave.

ongoing - family

“Sky Over Macon”, Fridays at 8p.m. Mark Smith Planetarium 4182 Forsyth Rd. Weekly, live star talk explore the constellations and far away celestial objectsvisible from Middle Georgia. Admission by donation. 477-3232. Live music for kids every First Saturday at Georgia Music Hall of Fame Children love Pam Blanchard, the award-winning musician from Athens who performs music “for little kids and their adults.” Every first Saturday from 12 noon until 2 p.m., Program included with museum admission, $3.50 ages 4-17.

ZOSO in concert!

Full calendar of events also online,


Watercooler gossip and interesting bits of local news

Macon State Graduate Premieres First Full-Length Film Big Smokey and the Shankers Friday, Oct. 9 Liken to Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill” serial, this film—written, produced and directed by Macon State College graduate Daniel Nelson--is a cult favorite in waiting. Nelson adopts a hybrid of film styles, from gritty crime drama to high-flying Kung Fu kick-fest to touches of Bergman-like classicism, all lending “Big Smokey and the Shankers” a smoldering originality, with eye-popping scenes, comedic touches and well-tuned fight sequences. Screening at 8 p.m. $5.

Madison Named Executive Director for the College Hill Alliance Patrick Madison has been named executive director for the College Hill Alliance, effective Oct. 1. Madison is co-founder of Madison-Poss & Associates, a Macon-based regional planning and development consulting firm whose projects include College Hill Commons, home to Joshua Cup Coffee, and the Palisades, the Intown Macon condominium complex. Madison is a certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a Registered Environmental Professional with the National Registry of Environmental Professionals. Madison served as chairman of Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission from 1989 to 1992. He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Geography from Indiana State University with concentrations in land use planning, site selection and geographic information systems. Madison’s 35-plus-year career in urban development includes mediation in construction, public issue, environmental assessments and real estate consulting, development and construction of historic renovation, multifamily and commercial projects. “I’m looking forward to working with the residents, businesses and institutions of the College Hill Corridor as they continue their efforts to make their collective vision for the Intown and surrounding neighborhoods of Macon a reality,” Madison said. “As a planner, I admire their efforts to bring clarity, consensus and direction to that vision through a two-year process of public input and reflection culminating in the College Hill Corridor Master Plan.” The executive director is the second hire of the three staff positions for the newly formed College Hill Alliance, which is funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. A third position will be filled by the end of October. The Knight Foundation committed $2 million to Mercer to fund the College Hill Alliance for three years and $3 million to the Community Foundation of Central Georgia to fund residents’ best ideas for transforming the neighborhoods along the College Hill Corridor. The College Hill Alliance will focus on accelerating neighborhood revitalization. Specifically, the alliance will implement the master plan that will beautify the area, create a business case to attract private investment to College Hill and seek additional funding for the neighborhood.

“I’m going on tour with freakin’ Jewel!”

That was a blog post from Macon native turned LA rising superstar Meiko. She writes, “I'm really excited about this one! I've been a fan of hers for a while now, and I'm SO excited to open for her!” Currently on tour with the folksy-popstar in Europe, upcoming shows worth the road trip include a gig at the Knight Theatre in Charlotte, NC on October 28 and the Performing Arts Center in Birmingham on October 30th. Dedicated fans may want to make the drive to Miami Beach for a show at the Fillmore on November 3. From a Conan latenight performace to praises from online gossip diva Perez Hilton (“If you like singer/songwriters then you will be foaming at the mouth for Meiko”) this hometown girl is making it in the music industry.

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Wilco The Album Released: July 7, 2009

Since its debut album "A.M.",Wilco has gone through a lot of ups and downs commercially, even though the band has enjoyed ever-climbing critical success, perhaps none more so than with the longdelayed (because of label problems) 2002 "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" album, in my book stil the finest album of the band.Yet always throughout you got the sense that Jeff Tweedy, the band's singer-song writer, was trying to prove something.With the band's reputation clearly established, now comes the 7th studio album, 2 years after the slightly disappointing (if ambitious) "Sky Blue Sky" album. Chant Music for the Soul I purchased this album on the the strength of an article in the New York Times in late June/early July about the monastery and the recording of some of their daily chant that they had agreed to do. Clearly, the article was persuasive.This the most supple, sublime performance of Gregorian chant I have ever heard. I am not Catholic, but rather a Lutheran, while at the same time being a of student of yoga.This recording speaks to the need to die to oneself in the praise of the Divine as recommended in Protestant Christian, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions.

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Abby Owens Band THUR. OCT 8

Hayshaker with The Georgia Pines FRI. OCT 9

Josh Roberts & the Hinges SAT. OCT 10

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The Best Places to See Live Music 01 thursday

tba El Azteca,Tom Hill Sr. Blvd.

Lewis & Matt CJ’s Sports Bar, 2910 Riverside

Come on go With Us The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry Roly Bots, Chris Hicks Mag Tard, Cox Capitol Theatre Halcyon Club Synergy, Cherry Street

02 friday

Big Mike & Booty Papas 20’s Pub, 3076 Riverside Ken Will Morton 567 Cafe, 567 Cherry Street

CJ & Jessica Nowhere Cafe, 3780 Northside The Notion El Azteca, 169 Tom Hill Sr Blvd

Tim Lee 3 The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry Local 478 Show Rivalry’s, 3986 Northside Dr

Jazz Janitors (6p on patio) The Rookery, 10pm inside

DJ Jiggy June CJ’s Sports Bar, 2910 Riverside

Hillbilly Delux Whiskey River, 4570 Pio Nono Carol Brown The Shamrock, 342 Rose Ave Shane Couillard Macon Mellow Mushrom

DJ Dance Party Wild Wing Cafe, 5080 Riverside

03 saturday

Mudcat The Rookery, 10pm

Carol Brown The Shamrock, 342 Rose Ave

Two Finger Jester Wild Wing Cafe, 5080 Riverside Comedy Night Rivalry’s, 3986 Northside Dr Jon Byrd Macon Mellow Mushrom

Abbey Owens Band The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry Hillbilly Delux Whiskey River, 4570 Pio Nono

04 sunday

CJ Field The Shamrock, 342 Rose Ave Hart & Howdy Macon Mellow Mushrom

Stan the Drummer Man The Rookery, 7pm Redneck Gang (games) Tara’s Tavern, Emery Hwy.

05 monday

Freelance Ruckus 20’s Pub & Subs, 3076 Riverside

08 thursday

Hayshaker The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry Rockfest Macon Mellow Mushroom

Matt Moncrief El Azteca, 169 Tom Hill Sr Blvd Julie Schurr Club Synergy, Cherry Street

DJ Dance Party Whiskey River, 4570 Pio Nono Lewis & Matt CJ’s Sports Bar, 2910 Riverside

Scott Sanders on Patio Wild Wing Cafe, 5080 Riverside OCTOBER 1 - 14, 2009

14 -

09 friday

Steve & Creamer WR Mellow Mushroom Project 77 20’s Pub

David Allan Coe Whiskey River, (advance tix avail)

Soulshine (ABB Tribute Band) Backporch Lounge Matt Moncrief CJ’s Sports Bar, 2910 Riverside Caleb & Bo El Azteca

Josh Roberts & the Hinges The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry CJ & Jessica Nowhere Cafe, 3780 Northside Molly Stevens Band Macon Mellow Mushrom

Moby Dick Wild Wing Cafe, 5080 Riverside Dub Shack Rivalry’s, 3986 Northside Dr

10 saturday

Wes Heath after Game CJ’s Sports Bar, 2910 Riverside

Alzheimer’s Benefit Concert The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry Greg Hall Rivalry’s, 3986 Northside Dr Matt Moncrief Macon Mellow Mushrom

The Five Wild Wing Cafe, 5080 Riverside Skeeterz Whiskey River

11 sunday

Scott Pallot on the Patio Wild Wing Cafe Wesley Cook The Shamrock, 342 Rose Ave Sunday Jam The Rookery, 7pm

Jason Hobbs Macon Mellow Kenny Ray Band Taras


Tim Brooks & Friends, 8:30 Backporch Lounge

Happy hour til 7pm, jam & rehearse 7-10pm, 20’s Pub

$5 Bud Light Pitchers Mellow Mushroom, WR


8-Ball Tournament, 8pm BJ’s Billiards

Football, 1/2 off wings El Azteca $1.25 Bud til 8p, 35¢ Wings 8-11p The Hole Thang Free Pool Hud’s Bar & Grill $1 Wells all night, The Bird Happy Hour open to close Rivalry’s Sports Bar

$1.50 Dom. Beer, Free Pool Tara’s Tavern

Football, $1.50 Coors Lt Drafts Wild Wing Cafe $1.50 Bud, Miller, $1 PBR Cans Macon Mellow


Ladies Night, 2-4-1 drinks all night long Nowhere Cafe 35¢ Wings 3p-close, Buffalos $1pints, $3.75 PBR Pitchers Macon Mellow

Ladies Night, 241, Nowhere 2-4-1 Margaritas all day at El Azteca Bud Bingo, win prizes! Friend’s Bar & Grill 8-Ball Tournament, 8pm BJ’s Billiards

Live music with B Keith Williams The Shamrock Ladies Night, Tara’s Tavern

2 fer Tuesday: 5-10p, $10 domestic buckets Wild Wing Cafe


1/2 price salads, $1.50 Yuengling, $4 Firefly, Wild Wing Cafe

1/2 price oysters, 241 Drinks til 8 Nowhere Cafe 2-4-1 Jagerbombs during Trivia, Happy Hour 4-7p El Azteca $7 Drink or Drown The Hole Thang

Drag Queen Bingo every 1st & 3rd Wed, free wells for the gals The Hummingbird Open Mic, 10pm, Rivalry’s

$3 Pint Night at Buffalo’s Macon Free Pool, Steak Night at 6pm, Tara’s Tavern

Ladies Night, free cover and $1 drinks for gals, Whiskey River


LADIES NIGHT, 3-for-1 Drinks, $2 shots & beer with free pool & poker lessons, BJ’s Billiards

Drink or Drown, music with Matt & Lewis, 2-4-1 wells, Jagerbombs CJ’s Sports Bar Dom. Beer Buckets 5-4-$10 WR Mellow Mushroom $1.25 Rolling Rock & PBR The Hole Thang

Thirsty Thursday, 241 wells, Margs & Martinis Nowhere Cafe Skirts, $2 drinks all night Rivalry’s

SIN Night: $5 Dom Pitchers, 2-4-1 Jagerbombs 8p-Close El Azteca $2 vodka cocktails, $3 Drafts (24oz.) Wild Wing

Free Pool, 25¢ Wells, 25¢ cans Bud 7-9:30p, 2-4-1 select beer Whiskey River Ladies Night, $1.50 house wines, $3 select martinis Macon Mellow


Happy Hour prices for poker players, BJ’s Billiards

WDEN Live Remote during Happy Hour 5-7p, El Azteca

Laugh at the Comedy Club get in to Whiskey River for free!

2-4-1 Drafts, wells, bombs, 9-11p WR Mellow Mushroom


College game day, CJ’s

College game day, Nowhere

Ladies, 1st drink free until 10pm, Live music and DJ Don, $10 Whiskey River

Game Day! drinks specials & 35¢ wings from 10-4pm, Buffalo’s

$2 Dom Bottles, $1 tacos! El Azteca College gameday


Nascar, drink specials, 20’s Pub Nascar, drink specials Friend’s Bar & Grill Football & Nascar on the big screen, Nowhere

$2 drafts Wild Wing Cafe


Come hear... Thursday, Oct 1 Halcyon @ Synergy

An acoustic duo from St. Petersburg, Florida, this songwriter driven group tours regularly all across the U.S. Reminiscent of the Indigo Girls, it’s a folk/rock set, from solid singer/songwriters, and Synergy has a great listening room.

Come on Go with Us @ The Bird


Sexy Saturdays, Dress to Impress, Coaster’s Nightclub

DJ Darkshadow on Wednesdays and Saturday nights at Club Envy

Drag Show & Dance Party, Synergy Dance night coming to CJ’s,Wedn.

Insomnia Promotions Presents... every Friday night at Club Envy

DJ Don, biggest dance party in Mid GA, Saturdays Whiskey River


Wed,Thursday & Sat, 8p, Sundays, Tuesdays at 6pm, 20’s Pub NEW,Wednesdays at BJ Billiards Every Wednesday, Macon Shroom Every Thursday, Club Synergy

Every Friday 7:30, Mondays at 5pm, Friends Bar & Grill Every Wednesday, Hud’s Every Monday, Rivalry’s Thursday - Saturday at Tara’s Sundays with Brad, 9pm The Backporch Lounge

On the patio every Wednesday, 7-until, Great pitcher specials & jello shots! Mellow Mushroom, WR


Every TUES 8:30p, CJ’s Sports Bar Every Wednesday with $2 Vodkas at El Azteca Every Tuesday, Macon Shroom

Team Trivia every Mon, Red Eye

Every Tuesday Night, Rivalry’s Family Trivia every Thursday evening from 8-10pm, Buffalo’s Macon

Thursday nights 9p, The Shamrock Tuesday nights with Jason Hawk, cash prizes, Wild Wing Cafe Tuesday nights, Buffalos WR


Texas Hold ‘Em 7:30,Tuesdays, AP’s Hidden Hideaway Nightly Poker 7:30p, Friends Bar

New Poker tournaments held every Wed,Thur & Sat upstairs at Envy

Sunday Poker League 2:30, Rivalry’s Nightly Poker 7:30p, Friends Bar Nightly Poker 8p, BJ Billiards

Texas Hold ‘Em, The Hole Thang

Texas Hold ‘Em Wedn., Brewskeez Poker Tournament 7pm every Mon, Wed,Thur & Fri, 6pm Sat & Sun, Whiskey River Sports Bar

Claiming Mississippi and Alabama as home, Come On Go With Us brings exactly what you would expect from 5 Southern Gentlemen, with scattered upbringings, all the way from North Mississippi to South Alabama. Surrounded by the voodoo of New Orleans, to the black and blue Memphis, all the way up to hill country music from the Carolinas, down to the sweltering swamps of Florida

Friday, Oct 2

Ken Will Morton @ The 567

Morton spent the spring and summer of 2006 touring the Southeast in support of the record with his backing band, The Wholly Ghosts, a rollicking, folksy band which is fun as hell to listen too. In March of 2007, Ken Will performed two showcases at the annual South-BySouthwest convention in Austin, TX. Later that spring, he was nominated for “Best Solo Performer in Athens” by The Flagpole Magazine. He’ll be performing his one man show at the 567, Macon’s perfect listening room.

Big Mike and the Booty Papas @ 20’s Pub

These fellers have been rocking the blues in Macon since Macon was steeped in good music on a daily basis. They even opened for Bob Dylan back in the day. A real tight band, that sings tight covers, and originals of the blues variety.

The Notion @ El Azeca

Country outlaw David Allan Coe at Whiskey River on Friday, October 9

Born in Ohio, David Allan Coe was in and out of reform schools, correction centers and prisons since the age of 9. One of the most fascinating -- and, some would say, dangerous -- figures in the entire history of country music, Coe's unrestrained ego is evident throughout his work. After all, he was not shy in listing himself alongside two undisputed icons when he wrote and recorded the 1976 single, "Willie, Waylon and Me." While some of the circumstances of Coe's outlaw life are easily substantiated, it's often impossible to unravel all of the stories that have led to his larger myth. According to his publicity campaigns, he spent time on Death Row for killing a fellow inmate who demanded oral sex. After receiving a conflicting account from prison officials, a Rolling Stone reporter questioned Coe about the alleged murder. His musical response was the song, "I'd Like to Kick the Shit Out of You." Needless to say, Coe can still put on a show!

A rocking tribute to Macon’s favorite cabbie, Mike the Hat, at 20’s Pub October 10

Mike "The Hat" Douglas, age 51, passed away on August 21, 2009. He made many a friends driving that yellow cab and now we will all get the chance to honor his life with a rocking show at 20’s Pub. Featuring BBQ, door prizes and six bands, October 10 will be a night to celebrate and reminisce. Live music all day long by Big Mike and the Booty Papas, Freelance Ruckus, Tim Brooks, B Keith Williams, Asa Howard and Jessica & CJ. Best of all, no cover charge!

There are not many cover bands you can get your hands on who play a mix of songs from almost every genre. The Notion means a party for all ages, young and old. The Notion is a band that can play mellow events without offending granny.

Saturday, Oct 3

Two Finger Jester @ Wild Wing

2 Finger Jester The 11th Hour Readers Choice Award Winner For 2008 Cover Band of The Year Since 2 Finger Jester's 1st show seven years ago, they have rocked the largest of stages to the smallest of bars leaving a wake of happy dizzy rocked out people behind.

Mudcat @ The Rookery

Isn’t it great to have live music back at the Rookery. And Mudcat finally back to Macon! Whether performing solo, leading a smokin' band or a tight, one-off jam session with a founding father or a group of novices, Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck’s soulful and emotive delivery evokes images of the hard times that fed the early blues pioneers. And Mudcat's Bayoubaked, chicken-party revues can make even the most jaded music fan happy to be blue.

Abby Owens Band with Mic Harrison & The High Score @ The Bird

Abby and Friends will open with songs from Hank Willaims Sr. Mic Harrison and Band will take the stage, and we think their latest album says it all, “On the Right Side of the Grass.”

Thursday, Oct 8

Hayshaker with the Georgia Pines @ The Hummingbird The harmonies of husband and wife, C.C. and

Laurie Rider, make the music reminiscent of the Waycross legend Gram Parsons. The band is said to belie “their leanness in members by producing a massive sound sure to shake the tin roof off any roadhouse

Friday, Oct 9

Josh Roberts and the Hinges @ The Hummingbird

Josh’s regular rock outfit out of Columbia, SC. Is about as bad ass as they come. . “The Reformation” with Leslie Branham on harmony vocals has the feel of a classic Johnny & June Carter Cash collaboration without coming off as petty larceny; “My Sweet” leans more to the Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris side of duets.”

Dub Shack @ Rivalry’s

Dub Shack was started by two musical souls sharing one vision. That vision was to write, record, and produce a cd from scratch. Since Aug '05 They have written and recorded 14 songs which are on their new album "Wasted Nights". Their wide range of influences has inspired us to blend reggae, rock, and hip hop to give us our own unique style. Now with a full live band, our shows are energetic and unpredictable.

Matt Moncreif @ CJ’s

One of Macon’s favorite songwriters, Matt Moncrief blends funk, rock, reggae and soul into one great mix that will have you clamoring for more. A fixture all over town. One of Macon’s true local musicians.

Saturday, Oct 10

Wesley Cook @ The Shamrock

"You can see the whole of mankind and much of the world in his music," said a fan of Wesley Cook. Certainly his upbringing in both Germany and Korea have a lot to do with his sound. The music itself presents an impressively broad spectrum, ranging from folk to flamenco, blues and gypsy; this range however, pales in comparison to the breadth of lyrical content found floating within the stylings of Cook's guitar.

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“80s music... as far as we’re concerned, it’s the best!” PLANET RETRO Members: Mark Endres - Lead Guitar, vocals Brad Sorrell - Drums Jason Chapman - Bass Guitar, backup vocals Laura Bialon Keyboards, vocals

our audience to have that experience. We want to help them relive their youth and entertain them at the same time.

What would you say you sound like?

Like a cross between Judy Garland and Gwar. you'll just have to come to a show and find out.

What do you enjoy about the Macon's scene?

When the chicks get liquored up and fall into the band, or someone starts a brawl. But unfortunately, that only happens every once in a while. What we enjoy is the people of Macon. They are what it's all about. It's great when they know all the words and sing along, and better yet, get up and dance.

What don't you enjoy?

local sounds

Planet Retro

Since I've been here, I haven't seen a solid retro cover band in our midst since Two Finger Jester Busted on the scene, and we've personally been missing it. I know, original experimental bands are just all the rage these days, but the fact is, some folks still like to have fun. So we sat down with our newest cover/dance band on the scene to see what's what.

Why do you play music?

For the spiritual connection we get between God and the audience, but mostly for the chicks. Laura asserts this does not apply to her, however, it's always good to have a lucrative career to fall back on. Seriously, though, we play because we love music. It gets in your blood and it becomes almost like an addiction. Even if you give it up, you still crave it once in a while. Kind of like cigarettes... 80's music was unique and fun, and when we play it, it takes us back to a time when we were young and didn't have a care in the world. It's all about having a good time, and we want

What's not to like? Well, there is one thing... We wish there were venues to play where people can just come out and enjoy music on a more regular basis, not just at Cherry Blossom festival or the fair. It would be nice to have outdoor shows, during the afternoon or early evening, so folks can bring their kids, a picnic lunch, drink a beer... you know, just relax, watch a show and listen to some great music. But it's just a dream...

Where are some of the place you think you'd fit to play?

We would fit in anywhere there are people who love 80s music and want to party. We may not go over so well at a bike fest, but who knows? Come to think of it, a lot of bikers do like our music.

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ight years ago, when I moved here, and even long before that, The Rookery was the place to be for lunch. Hardly a day went by when an afternoon wasn’t somehow spent inside those doors, eating some good food, drinking some good spirits, and just enjoying Downtown Macon with my friends. One thing that set it apart back then was that kids were allowed in the place, meaning it was family friendly. It was not the only place Downtown that was such, but certainly one of the most reasonably priced, eclectic menus that allowed you and your entire family in for the full experience. State Law changed all that when they made all restaurants non-smoking a few years ago, and the Rookery Management decided that they would remain a smoking establishment, meaning kids couldn’t enter. I’m not slamming them for this, but for the past several years, those same families that hung out with me years ago there, just plain stopped going downtown. Three of my great friends, Wes and Betsy Griffith, and Chad Evans have changed all that, and have brought the Rookery back to its former glory, not only aesthetically, but also with the taste of their menu. As you’ve probably noticed, gone is the bright blue and white that adorned the Rookery for the past few years, in favor of a masterpiece only Tony Long could create. It’s back to original brick, it’s interior paint reminicent of an old English pub that’s been there since the seventies (which it has), and the inside is both clean, and has personality for the first time in a long time. The new owners gave the menu some

personality too, something that has escaped most of our local restaurants, by capitalizing on our music history. There is a Walden Greenback Burger, topped with fried green tomatoes, a Jerry Reed “when you’re hot, you’re hot” burger, with sour cream and jalapenos, the Johnny Jenkins Burger, topped with their homemade pimento cheese, and of course, The Allman Brothers Burger, topped with fresh, sauteed mushrooms. Burgers aren’t the only thing that is on the menu of course, appetizers range from nachos (pictures left) to Spinach dip with Artichokes, a variety of great salads, like a Montreal Steak Salad and the Tutti Frutti Salad, reminiscent of that famous Bert’s house salad I used to love. There are fried mushrooms (three times the size of the former ones) and Chad Evans’ Famous Chicken Salad that you might remember from White Lightning is there, as is a variety of other sandwiches like The Reuben, the Club, The Jessica (a scramble dog), a buffalo chicken sandwich, and a great grilled pimento cheese and Bacon sandwich that I think I could live off of. On top of all that, The Rookery is slated to bring back live music, though I expect they’ll eventually be sticking to laid back shows, their last Sunday Night Jam featured three balls to the wall bands, Abby Owens, Hank Vegas and Soulshine, and it was packed to the gills with the old and young alike. If you haven’t been in a while, get down there. This is a brand new day for one of Macon’s oldest restaurants. Dining hours: Monday 11-3, Tues-Thur 11-9, Fri & Sat 11-10, Sunday 12-9.

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Buffalos Cafe on Zebulon You know this place has great wings, but they also feature a large selection of salads and sandwiches, large screen tvs to watch all your favorite games and a popular trivia night for the whole family. LD • BAR • $ 5990 Zebulon Rd.

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5 Guys Burgers & Fries The best burgers in Macon is what our readers say, serving dogs and peanuts too. LD • $ 120 Tom Hill Sr., 474.0445

Wild Wing Cafe Newly opened franchise at the Shoppes at River Crossing, fantastic wings in over 30 flavors, over 20 brews on tap, great salads and one of the few dining options in North Macon that offers live music on the weekends. LD • BAR $-$$, 477.WILD

CJ’s Bar & Grill You can’t really call this bar food. Is it fried, yes, but it’s fresh and so, so good! Sloppy nachos, great burgers and chicken wraps. LD • BAR • $ 2910 Riverside Drive, 757-3262

Rivalry’s – The only place in town where you can order Atomic Buffalo Turds and wash them down with a giantsized bottle of Monty Python’s Holy Ale. 3986 Northside Dr., Macon 474-0606 LD BAR $ Nu-Way Weiners Open since 1916, this original store with its neon sign is one of America's oldest hot dog stands and they serve secret recipe chili sauce, famous hot dogs, hamburgers, and other sandwiches. BLD • $ 430 Cotton Avenue, 743.1368


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Satterfield’s Serving hickory smoked meats, seafood, vegetables, daily specials and salads. L • $ 120 New Street, 742.0352 AP’s Hidden Hideaway Serving home cooking all day long and specialty dinners at night, enjoy their large patio. Seriously good food. LD BAR • $ 4274 Broadway.

Good to Go There is a slightly different menu available every day, offering the best in the Souths lunchtime favorite, “the Meat & Three”. Full catering services also available. LD $ 1019 Riverside Dr. 743.4663 Sticky Fingers Ribhouse Choose your flavor; Memphis style Wet or Dry, Tennessee Whiskey, Habanero Hot or Carolina Sweet. Served with sweet corn bread muffins! Fresh salads and lunch specials. LD • BAR • $$ 5080 Riverside Drive, Open daily at 11am.

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El Azteca One of Macon’s best patios, serving all your favorite Mexican dishes, voted Macon’s best margarita. LD BAR • $-$$ 169 Tom Hill Sr., 475.9199 Margaritas I hear that camarones a la diabla doesn’t mean ‘shrimp of the devil’ but I don’t care—it’s hot and spicy, and probably is what Satan eats when he’s feeling a hankering for Mexican. LD • BAR • $ 6012 Zebulon Road, Macon 477.2410; 4696 Presidential Parkway, Macon 757.1300; 2400 North Columbia, Milledgeville 453.9547


Jim Shaw’s Casual dining with Macon’s best seafood, tuna tidbits, scallops, wild Georgia shrimp. Seperate bar area with smoking. D • BAR $-$$ 3040 Vineville

Fish n’ Pig Spectacular views of Lake Tobesofkee. Patio or inside seating serving both barbecue and seafood. D • BAR $-$$ 6420 Mosely Dixon, 476.8837 Nowhere Bar & Cafe Casual dining featuring fresh oystesr and shrimp specials, along with great burgers and steaks. LD • BAR $-$$ 3780 Northside Drive, 476-0554


Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta Casual, fun atmosphere with everything from soup and salads to hot wings, pizza and their signature sandwich creation, the Weggie. Daily lunch specials. LD • BAR • $ 120 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd, 477.7400 Luigi’s Bistro Casual Italian cuisine in a hip, swanky atmosphere. LD • BAR • $-$$ 401 Cherry Street, 743.4645

Macon Pizza in the Alley Serving NY style pizza, grinders, pasta, salads and wings; hot, fresh and affordable! LD • BAR • $ Mulberry Street Lane, 742-5555 Ingleside Village Pizza A big no-brainer. IVP has the best pizza in town and the best beer selection. Keep it classy with the white pizza and a Stella Artois or, keep it real with a slice of the ultimate and a 24-oz. High Life. LD • BAR $ 2396 Ingleside Avenue, & downtown across from Mercer Univ.


Adriana’s Gelato is Italian for “the best ice cream ever” and Adriana’s is the only place in town where you can find it. Quick & delicious cafeteria-style lunch. LD • BAR $ 359 Third Street

Molly’s Café – It looks like your grandma’s dining room and the menu eats like it too! This is the place for a quick and quaint lunch. 402 Cherry St., Macon 744-9898 LD $

Market City Café – Widely regarded, especially by our readers, as the best place in Macon for lunch, Market City also has the most amazing banana pudding we’ve ever eaten. 502 Cherry St., Macon 257-6612 BL • BAR • $-$$


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Edgar's Bistro Open Tuesday Saturday. Menu includes lobster bisque, stuffed prawns, veal medallions, duck and much more. Declicious. LD • BAR • $$$$$ 5171 Eisenhower Parkway - Across from Macon State College, 471-4250

The Shamrock Dargan and his crew cook up some of the best homemade meals in Macon, including his legendary Shepard’s Pie. Plus, he’ll surprise you from time to time with some interesting seafood selections. D • BAR $-$$ 342 Rose Avenue, Payne City 750.1555 The Tic Toc Room Contemporary setting with a sophisticated menu, great wine selection. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 401Cherry Street, 743.4645

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hy is it all of a sudden when former President Jimmy Carter speaks, everyone listens and takes his word as gospel? Carter, the man who brought us not only 18% inflation but 18% interest rates and was arguably the worst President of the 20th Century, decided last week to become an expert in American race relations when he said, "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African-American", and then went on to say that Representative Joe Wilson and his now infamous “you lie!” outburst was “based on racism. There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president... Those kinds of things are not just casual outcomes of a sincere debate on whether we should have a national program on health care. It's deeper than that.” Once again, Carter has opened his mouth and inserted his peanut crusted foot, as he has done every time he’s opened his mouth since Reagan waxed his tail in 1980. Just because Jimmy is white and a Southerner doesn’t mean he is the spokesman for Conservatives who dare to question President Obama, and call us racists. I am tired of being lectured by people like Jimmy Carter, and others such as the Macon Telegraph’s own Catherine Meeks and Charles Richardson who think that they know a Conservatives’ heart. I’m tired of being told that simply because I disagree with a President that I am a backwoods bumpkin and am in Ms. Meeks’ words, giving “covert racial messages regarding the undesirability of having a black man and his team in charge.” If you believe everything that is printed in the Macon Telegraph, you’d swear the riot police were still hosing black folks down and that there is a lynching a day occurring in Macon, with disgruntled white McCain voters being the culprits. Everyone in the Liberal world, especially the press, jumped on Representative Joe Wilson for forgetting he wasn’t at a UGA-South Carolina game and yelling at the President. But I bet the same people who are calling for Wilson ’s head on a platter never said a



get that if it were not for Republicans such as Everett Dirksen there would have been no Civil Rights Act of 1965 because Southern Once again, Carter has opened his mouth Democratic senators and inserted his peanut crusted foot, as he James Eastland, has done every time he’s opened his mouth Albert Gore Sr. and since Reagan waxed his tail in 1980. Just Georgia’s own because Jimmy is white and a Southerner Richard Russell filidoesn’t mean he is the spokesman for bustered the bill for Conservatives who dare to question 54 days, and it was only after a comproPresident Obama, and call us racists. mise bill coauthored by Senator Dirksen was offered word to Representative Fortney “Pete” did the act pass. (By the way 82% of Stark of California, who called then Republican senators voted for the act comPresident George W. Bush a liar TWO pared with 63% of Democrats.) Yet we are times from the House floor. Wilson at the party of hate and racism. It was least had the guts to say it to Obama’s Lyndon Johnson, a Democrat, who once face. That’s a lot more than can be said remarked, that “"I'll have those (expletive of Stark. The precious sanctity of decodeleted) voting Democratic for the next rum that is known as Congress was dis200 years." I’ll let you guess as to what rupted for a split second. Get over it. the expletive is….It does start with the Wilson apologized, but that wasn’t enough. It wasn’t enough because a white man yelled at a black man. Wilson is obviously a racist. There are a lot of things I’m tired of. I’m tired of being told that I’m afraid of Barack Obama because of the color of his skin. I’m tired of being told that simply because I am a white Conservative, I cannot respect a black man as President. I’m tired of being told to “get over it, you lost. Live with the fact you have a black President.” Here are the facts people: I don’t care what color President Obama is. I do not agree with his policies. I do not agree with his politics. I do not agree with his agenda. It has NOTHING to do with the color of his skin. He’s a liberal Democrat and I’m a conservative Republican. I’m tired of hearing that a black man cannot be a Conservative without betraying his race or “selling out”. Fine gentleman such as Herman Cain, Michael Steele and Alan Keyes are treated worse by a 21st century liberal than they would have been had they chose to sit at a Woolworth lunch counter in Atlanta in 1955. Dare I say that I voted for Herman Cain when he ran for Senate? Dare I say that I was a very early supporter of Michael Steele’s when he was thinking of running for Chairman of the Republican Party? Oh yeah…..I disagree with Obama so I must be a racist. Liberals have a funny way of forgetting and revising history. They seem to forget that the Democrat Party was the home of racism. They seem to for-

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letter “n”. Yet we are the party of hate and racism. Shelby Steele, author of “White Guilt”, who also happens to be black, must have had former President Carter and his apologists in mind when he wrote, “White guilt does not depend on the goodwill or the genuine decency of people. It depends on their fear of stigmatization, their fear of being called a racist.” Are there some people who disagree with President Obama only because of the color of his skin? Sure there are. Again, I quote Shelby Steele, “There are no serious advocates of white supremacy in America today, because whites see this idea as morally repugnant. If there is still the odd white bigot out there surviving past his time, there are millions of whites who only feel goodwill toward minorities.” We’ve moved on Jimmy. We’ve moved on Catherine Meeks. We’ve moved on Charles Richardson. Why can’t you?

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here’s a hustle and bustle, rattle and hum over by the meat section in the commissary. Shoppers are milling through all of those shiny, plastic sheetingwrapped packages of meat. Raw and exposed for inspection. Carefully perused and selected with precision. These packages are hand selected and there is a sense of ownership once they are placed in the shopping cart. Like cavemen after a kill--don’t mess with someone’s bloody meat. Arriving on the scene is Colonel Soand-So’s wife who has rolled in like the Queen of Sheba, or so she thinks. Her husband runs one of the larger squadrons on the base. She believes this title gives her license to do as she pleases in the commissary. He rules the squadron, she feeds the ruler; thus, she can have the best meat selection available to the troops. (Well, that could be her thinking.) What she did do was go over to another’s cart and swipe their meat. The gall! She liked the look of it and took what she felt was better suited for the commander. She had confidence that it was her prerogative. And no one stopped her either.


On military installations there is a perceived sense of hierarchy of who gets what. How can there not be some kind of pyramid in the military’s social world, too? The installations are run by a non-trifling, enforced chain of command. The uniformed services take this directive as seriously as a heart attack. Not that it should, but their working environment’s world order easily transfers over to the everyday exchanges. The example of the meat-thieving commander’s wife’s piss poor behavior has a flip-side as well. We were last stationed at a smallish base in a smallish town. Pretty much what would be described as a “military town.” See, I, too, was a commander’s wife and knew the other like spouses, but no one seemed to know it when I was out and about. So, when I would go off-base and be involved in community activities, I was privy to and would often hear tales of grandiose misbehaviors allegedly performed by commanders’ spouses. (And our commissary, too, was a hub of perceived social hierarchy

and often the stark setting for such ghastly moments.) For instance, supposedly a group commander’s wife was just as much of a hard-ass and unpleasant of a character as her husband. She was described as a “total bitch” and that she would often cut in front of others waiting to check out simply because her time was more precious as a commander’s spouse. This was preposterous. I knew the accused and she was a shy homebody who homeschooled her kids and held great respect for others. I asked one of these pot-stirrers if they actually knew Total Bitch and she confessed to just passing the story around and not actually knowing the spouse. When sitting back as a casual observer, lessons can be learned on a military base--- a kind of microcosm of society. If the person in charge gets the best seat at a formal dinner, then he should get the best food, too, or if the person in charge acts likes a jerk at work, then his entire family is a bunch of jerks, as well. Unfortunately, perception overshadowing reality is a very real facet of the military.


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eal Horsley, running for governor of Georgia in the 2010 election on a platform encouraging the quaint Peach State legal theory of "nullification" (i.e., that the state can override the U.S. Constitution in certain instances), is principally known as a staunch foe of abortion who once posted a "hit list" of doctors. However, Horsley is also celebrated for a 2005 television interview with Fox News' Alan Colmes, in which Horsley described his childhood: "When you grow up on a farm in Georgia, your first girlfriend is a mule." To a skeptical Colmes, Horsley added, "(Y)ou (city) people are so far removed from reality. ... Welcome to domestic life on the farm." [Creative Loafing Atlanta, -09]

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Prison sentence for woman who kept mom's body MIAMI (Reuters) – A Florida woman was sentenced on Monday to a year and a day in prison for keeping her dead mother's body in a bedroom for years while collecting more than $230,000 in pension benefits, prosecutors said. Penelope Sharon Jordan, 61, of Sebastian, Florida, pleaded guilty to theft of government funds in June, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami said. Police said when they found the body in a spare bedroom in March, Jordan told them her mother had been dead for at least six years.

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Dear Readers,

Since my last article, I’ve been inundated with some of your favorite websites. Thanks, but most of them were stupid. One wasn’t. I think I’m probably late in the game on this one, but for those of my readers that spend even less time cruising the web than I, here goes another hilarious site you should not miss. It’s called Texts from Last Night. If that needs explaining, then go bang your head against your own fist. Here are some of my favorite entries from the site.

(510): he said he didn't have a condom. (415): and you said? (510): that that's fine cause i was ready to be a mom. yeah - he magically had a condom he forgot about after that.

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(760): And then he said "I can't get blown while Gordon Bombay and Mr. Holland stare at me from the TV"

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Read The Road before it hits the Big Screen

ormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize winning 2006 novel, The Road, is definitely another case of read the book before you see the film. John Hillcoat's (“The Proposition”) adaptation will no doubt be a box office success, but when stars such as Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron are on screen, no matter how true their acting, the audience will still have a name associated with them in their subconscious. Conversely, McCarthy's leads are simply known to the reader as "the man" and "the boy" as names in this wasteland have become as inconsequential as last season's baseball scores. Due to the pure folly and combative ego of man, humanity has been reduced to the bare necessities (food, water, shelter) of survival in a gray existence of winter and ash strewn landscapes.The tribulations and sufferings the man encounters is of Biblical proportions as each day whatever remaining faith he may have left is tested.We find that the man differs from the roving bands of cannibals in that he is able to keep one more necessity for survival alive and essential to both he and the boy's everyday existence - hope.Whether that hope is false or true is up to the reader, but it is this glimmer of hope under the decaying surface that propels the reader to keep turning the pages in this novel.As doom and unspeakable horrors encounter this father and son along every turn, this hope manages to follow with them in each turn of a corner along a journey to find the world, no matter how imperfect, which they once knew. This is a world without birds and their morning songs, there are no fish left in the seas, and there are no beautiful sunsets only a penetrating wind that carries the ashes of a scorched earth right into their lungs with each breath of life. McCarthy's sparse writing style (capturing perfectly the ferocity of the existing elements left in this world) centers on the communication of facts and never really unfolds into a conversation. But a man, a boy, their cart, and a gun with two bullets isn't a setting for conversations, it's about basic survival. The imagery that McCarthy assembles is not pretty; man stripped past his most primitive does not leave room for a blueeyed prince to save the day. And yet, these two are the "good guys." They hold inside them the same special characteristic that is found within the book as we join the pair for each frozen sunrise along the road. It's hope, and it's a father's love for his child above all things that is the most beautiful necessity in the book. - David Higdon





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You will say things without thinking. You can be arrogant, presumptuous, and your own interests will come first. Caution this week, as you may overdo and regret it later. You are impulsive now (as usual) and must be careful not to be led astray. You can become very irritable now and this might cause accidents or quarrels. Someone very important to you may need help with a certain project. You take over and with your past experience you successfully complete it for him/her. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are practical, peace loving, stubborn, and deliberate. Taurus has a natural interest in money, and you like the finer things in life. Keep your eyes open for an opportunity this week. If you take it, it will mean hard work with very little pay. But it will pay off later, probably throughout the winter and beyond. You are not normally impulsive, so continue this and think very carefully before acting. Talk to an Aries or a Leo before committing yourself as they are wise and will lead you to the right path!








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LEO (July 23-August 22): Leo is colorful, self assured, outgoing, impulsive and expansive. It is very easy to go down the wrong path. You must think very carefully about what you want to do. You also must not overextend your finances now. You may be seeing a great opportunity to increase your finances but it may be better to wait for the winter months when you will do even better. You have a good grasp of ideas and situations now. VIRGO (August 23-Sept 22): You can be highly critical, sarcastic, & unforgiving. A very nice experience presents itself now but it may mean you have to take a different path to success. Think this over VERY carefully. You may want to wait for something more like what you have been doing. Do NOTHING on impulse. There is a confusing start to this week and you may only think you know the situation. Wait if you can.

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): Libra is artistic, musical, level headed, sympathetic, and generous. You can be gossipy, critical, and bitter. You have a good handle on ideas and situations even though others may be confused. This is an good time to redecorate as you have an great sense of style and color. A trip is being planned now? Someone very important could enter your life this week so be out and among people. New studies may be taken up now. It is time to change locations if you can.

SCORPIO (October 23-Nov 21): You are very intense, strong willed, determined and secretive. You can be willful and sarcastic, but a deep thinker with a fine mind. A new tight budget is absolutely required now. You must create your own opportunities this fall and you instinctively know this. You are very business oriented even though right now you may be a bit too self indulgent as in the past. Build your bank account up between now and spring. You will need it for an opportunity. SAGITARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Sagittarius is warm and friendly. You like to talk a great deal making it difficult for others to get a word in edgewise. A person quite important to you could enter your life so get out among people this week. This is a good time to change your location is you are able. This could be a very intense week for you as situations change. However you seem to be going in the proper direction so try to relax and take things one at a time. Money spent might get replaced during October. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Capricorn is very often politically minded. Capricorn is also patient, reserved, cautious, faithful and shrewd. You have extra energy now so you need to keep busy or it can turn to irritation and easily start quarrels. What appears to be an excellent opportunity is presented to you this week. However, it will mean much work so you need to be prepared for that. It may also send you down the wrong road so you will need to examine this one over very carefully. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Independence and a feeling of freedom is necessary. Aquarius has a strong will, and is original, inventive, and will always enjoy doing the unexpected. You have an astounding grasp of ideas and situations now and are able to persuade others to your way of thinking. You seem to express yourself well this week and others are quick to jump on your rolling band wagon. This is a good time to redecorate or go shopping for new clothes since you have a great sense of color coordination. Whatever you do this week turns out excellent. PISCES (Feb 19-March 20): You are emotional, ultra-sensitive, easy going, and sociable. You are very business oriented now and may be looking for something that makes YOU your own boss. It could be almost spring before you find exactly what you want. Right now money is going out as fast as it comes in. (which is usual.) Early next year this stops and you feel better. An opportunity arises now but it is too much effort for you to take on.

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REAL ESTATE Mindy Attaway, Coldwell Banker...........34 Luxury Condo for Rent..........................34 RESTAURANTS Buffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,Warner Robins.........................21 Buffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Macon..........................................5 Calienteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burrito Shop...........................23 Captain Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crab Shack......................36 Downtown Grill.......................................21 El Azteca ...................................................17 Friends Bar & Grill..................................36 Macon Mellow Mushroom.....................17 Greek Corner Deli..................................28 Ingleside Village Pizza...............................21 Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Giant Subs....................................30 Macon Pizza in the Alley.........................18 Margaritaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexican.................................32 Market City Cafe.....................................21

Nowhere Cafe..........................................12 Papouliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s......................................................19 The Rookery.............................................19 The Shamrock...........................................21 Wild Wing Cafe..........................................2 SERVICES Allen Morris Metal Roofs.......................21 Zingo DD Service....................................29 STOREFRONT Amanda Jane.............................................27 Chadwick-Hudson Salon.......................27 Georgia Music Hall of Fame...................6 Music Masters..........................................27 Starship Fantasy Store...........................35

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CLASSIFIEDS To advertise in our classifieds section, call 464-1840 or email your ad to Just $20 for 2 weeks! FOR RENT Great modern gallery space for rent in the heart of downtown Macon. Artists can rent gallery space and take all of the commission. Gallery space available November 1. Please call Betsy at 478-737-5972 if you are interested and want to see space.

HELP WANTED Band Seeking Bassist: Former members of a regionally established band are seeking a dedicated, hard working, bassist for a new project. Vocal skills are optional but seriously considered. Must be open minded and have good people skills. Must also be willing and prepared to play shows out of state and be proficient in the recording studio. Call for audition. Contact Sutton 478-278-2919.

Nationwide Construction Group has an immediate opening for laborers for a highway project in Macon, GA. On the job training (OT) program available. No construction experience necessary. Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen. Interested candidates may fax resumes to (586) 749-6909, or fill out application at our website at EOE/M/F/V/D

Part-time help wanted to help clean, break-down and set-up tables and chairs for an event facility in downtown Macon. Please call Betsy at 478-737-5972 if you are interested in some part-time work. Pay is $10/hour.

PERSONALS Friendly Attractive 44 Year old male seeks male 25-45 for tennis, friendship, road trip. If interested please call 478-454-7884.

Cooks, servers and bartenders needed. Must have experience. For more information call 254-6011.

For Sale by Owner

View details at

Lg master bath with clawfoot tub, dbl sinks and tile shower

4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - 3 Acres

Beautifully restored home located just 20 minutes from Macon off of I-16. Built in 1850 with original stained glass doors, mantels, lots of historic charm and antique heart-pine floors throughout! New exterior paint in 2007, updated plumbing, electrical and new HVAC. Very large, open kitchen includes all stainless steel appliances. Large, well-maintained yard with pole barn and storage shed at the back of the property. Priced WAY below the appraisal for quick sale to someone who will love and appreciate this historic, beautiful home.


(20 minutes from downtown)

$143,000 Interested parties call (478)320-7861 to schedule a tour




• 3 lbs. of Crablegs • Prime Rib & for just $22.95! Snow Crab Legs Just $13.99!


A special lunch menu now available in our Billiard Room just $4-$5!



Restaurant: Mon - Thurs 4pm - 10p Friday-Sat 4pm - 11pm

Billiards and Bar: Mon-Sat 3pm - until...



OCT. 24: 9am-5pm


Entry fee $15, Half the proceeds will benefit Kids Yule Love, the other half is cash prizes!

Poker is back! 7:30pm Includes a FREE dinner!!!

Old Fashion Car Swap Meet

OCT. 31: 6-9pm Halloween Trunk & Treat

A family-friendly Cruise-In, bring the kids and some candy for a fun filled night of SAFE Trick or Treating and a “kiddy” Haunted House!

Lots of candy and prizes! Lunch Served Daily 11-2 Meat & two sides with a drink $6.25

Tel: 225-1165 1229 Russell Pkwy, Warner Robins

FRIDAYS Blind Draw Dart Tourney In-House 8 Ball, 7p Karaoke w/Kenny, 9p


Ladies Night!

Wednesdays: 50¢ Wells for the gals, guys get free pool with a bucket of beer!

BEER PONG IS HERE! Nightly Poker, 7:30pm

Tuesday thru Sunday! FREE BUFFET!

Karaoke with Scott

Mon & Wed 5pm Fri & Sat 7pm

Thursday Night Special

Quarterly Tournament

16 oz. Bud, Bud Light or Miller Light just $3

Sunday, Oct 17, 1pm Prize Pot Estimated to be $5000 +!!!!

Wings & beer $6.50! Music with Mama T & Mark 8p


7405 Industrial Hwy. • MACON • 784-9191

Your Nascar Headquarters! FREE FOOD!

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