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really don’t think I’ll ever run out of things to talk about here in my tiny little pub notes column, though my short attention span and tight deadline might make it seem so sometimes. I feel like this story might be one of those times for some of you, but I just can’t really get my mind off of it this week. Just south of where I grew up there was a pool hall that we thought had the best hot dogs in the world. Nu Way was too far north for us to even know about it, but eating them today reminds me of this particular recreational parlor, and a man they called Nose. Nose racked pool balls for a living. Anytime you had finished a game, you’d just yell out “Rack,” lay your money on the table and he’d lumber on over, rack your balls and take your money. Nose had elaphantitus. Or at least I always assumed he did, because his nose had grown almost as big as his entire face. It hung there, over his lips like a great big ball of gross. And everyone just called him Nose. I guess we call ‘em like we see ‘em down there. Anyway, I spent a lot a time as a kid worrying about Nose, and what his life must be like, and though I participated in calling him Nose as I do here, behind his back, I never did to his

face like everyone else did. I really don’t think he minded though. I heard some time ago that a doctor fixed Nose, and that he looked pretty normal. I’ve never been back to see if that was true. Anyway, I was talking to someone this weekend from a town even further south about this pool hall and Nose and he told me about the pool hall in his town. This pool hall also had the world’s best hot dogs, and a ball racker, only they called him “Hook.” “Hook” was one of the old time rattlesnake catchers from the days when hundreds, not dozens, of rattlesnakes were caught each year, thrown into a ring around a big festival, gawked at, and handed over to antivenom dealers for their sweet milk. I imagine that then they were probably skinned and turned into belts or boots or those cute little hat bands with the rattle. I once saw a man crawl into a sleeping bag with 35 rattlesnakes at one of these things, though this was long after “Hooks” time, I imagine. Anyway, Hook had been bitten countless times by these critters and had lost all but one finger to them. His claim to fame was that he was able to poke a hole through an entire loaf of white bread without using his hands. “Good Lord” I said.


Columnist Rick Hutto is a member of Macon City Council elected City-wide. His book about a scandalous 1960 case in Macon,A Peculiar Tribe of People: Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia, will be released nationally by Lyons Press in October.

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 DJ Dirt Dogg, co founder of the Black Card Party with Roger Riddle is back online with a new column about Urban Culture in Macon. His day job is as a DJ on one of Macon's oldest and most relavant radio stations, 97.9 WIBB, where hip hop lives.

Jenny Murr is a freelance journalist and co-owner of Jem Publicity, a New Media publicity and writing firm providing online marketing services, social networking, web and SEO content, publicity events and representation. A member of the Macon Writers Group, Jenny is eagerly anticipating the release of her first children’s story, Son Glasses, which will be published in December.Visit her website at

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Friday, June 4, historic Luther Williams Field. Everything is FREE to participants: the camp, a camp T-shirt, one ticket each to the Georgia Sports and Music Halls of Fame, one ticket each to attend a Macon Giants and Macon Pinetoppers baseball game, and a Blue Bell ice cream.


very year, when kids from all over Middle Georgia make the trek to Luther Williams Field for the annual Gaudet All-Star Baseball Camp they, of course, come prepared to play some ball. But local community leader, chiropractor, and former Kansas City Royal Jimmy Gaudet, always has much more in store for them. In its 24th year, the camp has been able to offer boys and girls ages 6-12 a chance to work with some of the best baseball gurus in Middle Georgia, and for two decades it’s remained free for all. “Through the generosities of local, civic minded companies, most of which are small businesses, we’ve been able to offer this to kids who might not otherwise have the chance to work with trainers of this caliber, and it’s a lot of fun,” says Gaudet. The Gaudet’s vision for this camp has always been about more than just baseball, it’s about building community. “We want to attract children from all walks of life, all races, neighborhoods and socio-economic groups - but there’s a special intent to attract children whose families can’t afford to send them to any other camp. It’s instructional and it’s not about competition - it’s exposure to all areas of the game from some of the best coaches in the area.” The opening ceremony of the camp includes different leaders of the community, including firemen and police officers to speak to the children about values, and all of them take the time to personally welcome them to the camp. Every year a special person is chosen to throw out the first pitch. Over 22,000 kids have been involved in this program over the last 24 years, and it deserves all of our support. Though registration forms were sent home with every private and public school kid in Bibb County this year, if you would like to sign your child up you can email or visit any Kroger or the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame for a registration form. For more information, call Gaudet Chiropractic Center 477-9480.

Pinetoppers First Annual Food Drive Thru May 23 Receive a second free ticket when you purchase one reserved ticket and drop off a food item!

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The Middle Georgia Community Food Bank and the Macon Pinetoppers baseball team have partnered for the first annual Macon Pinetoppers Food Drive. Beginning Saturday May 15 and continuing through Sunday May 23, fans that buy a Reserved Ticket to any 2010 Macon Pinetoppers baseball game will receive a second Reserved Ticket FREE when they drop off one non-perishable food item. Members of the Georgia 501st Legion will be at Luther Williams Field at approximately 3:00 to show their support for the Food Drive. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work. There is no limit to the number of tickets that can be purchased. For example, fans that bring three non-perishable food items and purchase three tickets will receive three free tickets. The non-perishable food items must be dropped off at the Macon Pinetoppers Ticket Office, located at Historic

Luther Williams Field in Macon, at the time of purchase. May 15-May 23, Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday "We are excited to partner with The Middle Georgia Community Food Bank to help alleviate hunger in the Middle Georgia Area," said Pinetoppers General Manager Bill Larsen. The Middle Georgia Community Food Bank solicits, transports, sorts, stores, and distributes millions of pounds of food every year to the needy, hungry, and homeless in Middle Georgia. Annual distribution averages 6.5 million pounds through 310 participating agencies in 24 Middle Georgia counties The Macon Pinetoppers begin their inaugural season on Saturday, June 19 at 6:00. The game will feature a live performance by the Bucket Boys and a Fireworks Show will follow the game. All fans will be invited on the field after the Fireworks Show to run the bases. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call 478745-0777.

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Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960.

Movie Night at the Capitol: Showing “Invictus” Admission is $5, movie starts at 7p.m. In this drama based on real-life events, director Clint Eastwood tells the story of what happened after the end of apartheid when newly elected president Nelson Mandela used the 1995 World Cup rugby matches to unite his people in South Africa. 382 Second Street.

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Get ready to rock! As a fan of live music, this is one film not to miss. Screening the Iron Maiden documentary “Flight 666”. The cost is only $5 to get in, but come on and have some fun with it! Audience participation, singing, and air guitaring is highly encouraged. By wearing an Iron Maiden shirt or a black concert shirt, entry is only $3! We will be serving select draft beers and pizza for only $1! Get your friends together and come to the Cox Capitol Theatre on Friday, May 21st and get ready to UP THE IRONS!


Macon’s Soul Jam Festival will take place Sunday, May 30 at Henderson Stadium

Rain or shine! Guest performances include Jeff Floyd, EU, Karen Wolfe, Mel Waters, the Zapp Band and Latimore. Tickets for this event are $35, $44 at the gate. Music starts at 4pm. For more information call 742-2387. A part of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

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Dinner & a Classic Movie at Cox Capitol Theatre. 6:30 pm. Call or check

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website for menus & films. $5 or $17.50 with dinner. 478.257.6381 382 Second St.

Sat May 29 This day in history: (1987) Michael

Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains

DubConscious in Concert at the Cox Capitol Theatre, 8 pm concert

“The Hasty Heart” at Theatre Macon. Heartwarming comedy about

wounded foreign WWII Soldiers in a British Hospital in Southeast Asia. Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 pm, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm. Tickets $12 - $18. 478.746.9485. 438 Cherry St. May 21-29

Middle Georgia Art Association presents “The Art of Watercolor." Opening Reception, May 21, 6 – 8 pm. Free. 478.744.9557. 2330 Ingleside Ave. Thru June 11.

Sat May 22 This day in history: (1992) Johnny

Carson's final appearance as host of Tonight Show.

Ty Herndon in Concert at the Cox Capitol Theatre, 8p.m. General

Admission seating $15 advance / $18 day of show. Herndon has experienced Number One songs, Gold Album certification, and over Four Million in CD sales. Don’t miss this great performance.

Opening Act - Saint Francis. Tickets $12 advance / $15 day of show. Since 2002, the Athens, GA dub reggae collective DubConscious has been on the leading edge of today's music. Their unique musical style pays homage to world music icons Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Fela Kuti and King Tubby, while incorporating newer influences of musical pioneers such as Sound Tribe Sector Nine.

Tues June 1 This day in history: (1996) First MTV Movie Awards airs.

Story Time at the Georgia Children’s Museum, 11 am – Noon.

Admission $3. 478.755.9539. 370 Cherry St.

Macon Musicians Guild concerts at Golden Bough Bookstore. 9 pm.

FREE. Call for artist lineup. 478.744-2446. 371 Cotton Ave.

Wed June 2 This day in history: (1964) Rolling Stones 1st U.S. concert tour debuts in Lynn, Massachusetts

Dinner & a Classic Movie at Cox Capitol Theatre. 6:30 pm. Call or check

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Thur June 3 This day in history: (1989) Chinese troops

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Movie Night at the Capitol: Showing

ing savings and loan failures is put at up to $130 billion Showing “Shark Tale” Admission $10 w/dinner for adults, $5 for kids. $5 without dinner, $1 for kids. Movie starts at 6p.m. 382 2nd St.

kill hundreds of pro-democracy students in Beijing “Wolfman (R)” starring Benicio Del Toro. Admission is $5, movie begins at 7p.m. 382 Second Street.

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Rain Date: Saturday, June 5. FREE for Girls & Boys, Ages 6 –12 in Middle Georgia, includes Camp Participation & Camp T-shirt, Ticket to Georgia Music & Sports Halls of Fame, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Ticket to Macon Giants & Macon Pinetoppers Baseball Games at Luther Williams and more! To register call (478) 4779480 or visit Gaudet Chiropractic Center, Kroger or GA Sports Hall of Fame.

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Sun June 13 This day in history: (1991) A spectator is

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Second Sunday Brunch featuring music by Kerrie Rodriguez Trio with a new summer start time of 6p.m. at Washington Park. Bring a picnic, blankets and chairs. Brunch and drinks also available for purchase. Free event sponsored by the College Hill Corridor. Rain location: Armory Ballroom

kids June 7 – July 23 – Summer Camps at

Museum of Arts and Sciences. Call for details and tuition. 478.477.3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd.

Academy of the Performing Arts. Classes in theatre and music for ages 4 & up. 478.476.1910. 3378 Brookdale Ave., Suite I

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& Living Rooms”. FREE. Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 3p.m. 478.743.6940. 486 First St. June 2 – 30 - Monroe County Arts Alliance gallery features “Life’s a Beach” (Juried) a Guest Juror’s Show. Wednesday – Friday, 11 am – 4 pm. 478.994.8668. 54 N. Jackson St., Forsyth

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“We try, ourselves, to shop downtown first in order to give back to the community that has given so much to us.” – Damon Allen, Cherry St. Cycles

MAY IS NATIONAL BIKE MONTH, and The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 21. But Middle Georgia is filled with other mountain bike paths and great riding opportunities. See our short list below: OCMULGEE HERITAGE TRAIL Currently with a trail length of 9 miles, the projected finish is 22 miles. Paved sidewalks make a nice, easy summer ride. EAST MACON PARK Mostly singletrack, 5 miles in length and rated at a beginner difficulty.

ARROWHEAD PARK Technical, the trail winds around the hills of Lake Tobosofkee. Length is 5 miles and is rated intermediate. L.H. THOMSON MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL The Thomson company makes bicycle seat posts and handlebar stems for the world's top bicycle manufacturers. The trail is about 5 kilometers of technical single-track. Very little of this trail is level. Obstacles include log jumps, switchbacks, and steep drops.

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DAUSET TRAILS NATURE CENTER, JACKSON Located about 37 miles from Macon this is a great beginner course with a good variety of trails and beautiful scenery. 17 miles of trails rated at Intermediate level.

Bringing the fun back to cycling and business back downtown

It doesn’t take long to realize that Damon Allen’s passion is bicycles— riding them, repairing them, restoring them—and now he’s making it easy for Middle Georgians to fall in love, too. He and wife, Christy, have opened a shop that caters to the “urban” biking community, reflecting a trend that is quickly spreading around the country. One-hour Massage Filled with tory retro bicycles, Cherry St. Cycles is as apt to invoke a trip down memIntroduc ory lane as the NuWay Weiner store next door. Vintage bicycles suspended from the ceiling, authentic lithographs of the Beatles, antique rocking chairs and even an old photo of Allen’s parents beckon passersby to pop their head into the store to take a look around or to just say “hi”; and when they do, customers experience a hospitality rivaling anything seen on the Andy Griffith Show. It’s a down home feeling, of which many visitors to downtown are unaware, that Allenat hopes publicize. “There’s a change in culture downtown after 5 p.m.,” Allen thetogaudet chiropractic center said. “Many of us work here during the day, totally oblivious of the wonderful community here after hours and on the weekends.” Gaudet Chiropractic Center Annual Since the grand opening on April 2, which garnered over 200 visitors, the store 3336 Vineville Ave. Macon has enjoyed the support of other downtown businesses. Memberships “It’s been wonderful to see atandGreat Rates! Macon all how(478) businesses like the Greek Deli, Meadows Jewelers, New Town 477-9480 work as a community to help each other out,” Allen said. “This isn’t just about our bike shop we are just a small part of the overall community.” And with supporters like




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Adam Bedingfield accompanies Bry Rupe on her first bike ride in over 12 years. “Riding is fun, healthy and free,” says Bry, a 23 year-old Maconite.

NuWay, instrumental in making Cherry St. Cycles possible, Allen hopes to encourage more people to come downtown to shop. Customers Bry Rupe, 23, and Adam Bedingfield, 21, enjoyed a Sunday afternoon ride downtown on their vintage bikes and stopped in to pump up their tires. “Riding is fun, healthy and free. It helps to get my mind off things,” Rupe said, perched upon the vintage bike she recently bought at the shop. With the present state of the economy, many of Rupe and Bedingfield’s generation are turning to vintage bikes and urban rides not only for entertainment but also as a means of daily transportation. Located at 424 Cotton Ave. (don’t let the name misguide you), the store sells bikes on consignment, purchases used bikes and does restorations. With his stock replenished regularly, Allen ensures that customers have a robust variety from which to choose. In fact, he is expecting 5 new “retro” bikes to arrive this week—all collector’s items. Store hours are tailored specifically for its retro-minded market. While other bike shops are open most days, Cherry St. Cycles’ hours suit the downtown community: Thursday 6 – 8 p.m.; Friday 6 – 9 p.m.; Saturday 11 – 6 p.m.; and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Allen will also open the shop for those who can’t make it during posted hours. To make an appointment or get further information, call 478-718-5979 or find them on Facebook. - JENNY MURR

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Skid Row plays Asylum on Friday, June 4. For tickets or more information call 254-2053. Interview by Brad Evans First we need to say ‘Rest in Peace Ronnie James Dio.’ Did you get the chance to meet him? Yes, we do. And I’m fortunate enough to say that I did get the chance to meet this great man. It wasn’t long after Skid Row really took off that I got to do this Celebrity Racing School for MTV. I’ve always been into racing, and when I got there, Ronnie James Dio along with Kurt Smith from Tears for Fears was there, . And man, I was a huge fan of Ronnie. I mean this was the voice of heavy metal, you know? I was there from Dear Darling all the way to Sabbath, so to have him there, well I was terrified. But he ended up just being the nicest, coolest person, and we’d go out and eat Indian food together. He was just so friendly and so accommodating, and this is definitely a huge loss. Talk to me a little about the beginning. How did you first get into music? Well, I was one of four kids, so it was always lying around the house in some form or another. My brother picked up the guitar, and so did my sister, but neither stuck with it. Then when I was 11years old I went to see KISS and knew that I wanted to play music for a living. I went home and bought a bass and I’ve been at it ever since. Wow, so it had to be pretty cool cutting vocals for Ace Freely records after KISS had had such an influence on your life. Are you kidding me? It was so rockin. I just couldn’t believe I was there. I’ve had the craziest life, man. It’s been awesome. I’ve been really fortunate. Speaking of crazy, you’ve got to have some crazy road stories. Any favorites? God yes. We were opening for Bon Jovi, our first big tour and Gene Simmons comes to the show. He enjoyed it so much he ended up coming out and playing my bass and singing into my microphone. Afterwards, we met up with a couple of girls and I had a threesome with Gene Simmons. Are you serious. So, you’re having a threesome with the guy who influenced you to pick up the bass, not long after you made it in the music world? I’m telling you man. It was really crazy out there. But I will always remember that as the pinnacle. I was like 23. By the way, I was at that tour in Albany, Georgia. I skipped football practice to be there, I hid ripped up jeans in my back pack, Satan fists, the whole deal. I was a kid then, and I’ve got to tell you it was pretty awesome to be in that audience. But you were a kid then too. What was it like being on that stage? Surreal is the word. I mean we’d worked hard. Me and Snake had toured the New Jersey Club scene, we’d been in a band for years by that time and we thought we knew what it meant. But until you walk out and see the crowds like the one you were standing in, you just aren’t pre-

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pared. I mean to be that young and to be so successful and in another land. You go from Jersey to Russia to California, to Turkey. I mean there are a bunch of moments where you don’t even know where you are. Throw on top of that all the Rock and Roll cliché’s and it’s just one crazy time. Hell you know, you were there. I don’t think I was there like you were there. Yeah, maybe not. Tell me about how Sebastian Bach arrived at Skid Row and how he left? Well, like I said earlier, Snake and I had been at it a while, playing the circuit in Jersey, and we’d written some songs that got the notice of some record companies. It was the time of the ballad and we needed a ballad singer, so the record company went out and hired one. And it worked out well for us. But by the time we fired Sebastian, things had just gotten really bad with the band. He just had to go. I think Snake and I knew we’d come back to Skid Row at some point, but we took some time off and did some other things. It was something that needed to happen at that particular point. I imagine the hiring of the replacement of a front man isn’t easy. Was it like that Markey Mark movie (Rock Star) where the band hires someone whose been in a cover band? Ha! Marky Mark! Well John wasn’t in a cover band I don’t think, but he was a fan. And he’s such a pro. We had planned to audition six guys, and I think John was number three. Once we heard him we were just thrown back at how good he was. And he was so sure of himself but not in a cocky way. He was like ‘I’m a singer man, that’s what I do”. Still we worked him for a couple of more days, throwing him some of the more popular material, which he nailed. But then we threw him some new stuff. Some curve balls that we probably have still never played live with him. He nailed those too. We never even auditioned the other three guys. We knew he had the job. You and Snake have always been the primary songwriters for Skid Row. So I would imagine that you believe your songs can stand up behind anyone? Absolutely, we do. Five times platinum says something doesn’t it. Hell yeah. I mean it man. I wouldn’t change a thing. We did something great, we still make good music and I enjoy the hell out of my life. What more could you really ask for? Yeah, I mean 10 minutes ago I was on the phone with a Christian Country artist, whose sold 4 million albums. It doesn’t really matter what you’re singing, music has to be a pretty cool way to make a living. It is. Working must suck!

And you drive race cars in your free time? I do. I used to own my own Legends team, and whenever I’m in Charlotte or something I’ll go to the track, and my buddies will let me drive some. I also race go carts, whatever I can get my hands on that goes fast. I have a lot of fun with it.

That Christian artist mentioned ealier is country star Ty Herndon. Publisher Brad Evans also had the opportunity to ask him a few questions before his concert at the Cox Capitol Theatre on Saturday, May 22.

Ty has charted a total of 17 radio singles on Billboard magazine's "Hot Country Songs" chart, including three #1 songs: "What Mattered Most," "Living in a Moment," and "It Must Be Love."

Where are you at? I’m at my home in Nashville. Just walked in actually.

What got you into Music? Man, it’s just who I am. I come from a family of musicians. My grandmother was a bluegrass picker who had her own radio show, and I grew up singing and playing. I remember standing on coca cola boxes to reach the microphone. You mentioned your grandmother had a radio show. Tell me about that? She had one in Alabama, for over forty years. It started out as bluegrass and gospel music but by the time she was 86 she was doing more informative stuff, “Live from the Senior Center.”


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FRI 5/21

Project 77 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive

Alec Stanley, Oh Dorian, Giant Radio, The Polygraph 567 Cafe, 7pm AM Conspiracy Asylum Nightclub Matt Moncrief Billy’s Clubhouse DJ Dirt Dogg Bottoms Up

Jeremy Johnson CJ’s Sports Bar

Flamenco Music 7-9pm El Azteca Bloodkin The Hummingbird

Caleb Grimes Mellow Mushroom NSP Wild Wing Cafe

TBA Rivalry’s Sports Bar Carol Brown The Shamrock

SAT 5/22

Forbes Benefit Show 567 Cafe, 6pm The Good People Billy’s Clubhouse Matt Moncrief CJ’s Sports Bar

St. Francis The Hummingbird

Carol Brown The Shamrock

Flamenco Music 7-9pm El Azteca

SUN 5/23

TBA Rivalry’s Sports Bar

Radio Cult Wild Wing Cafe Open Mic BJ Billiards 3-6pm

Caleb Grimes Buffalo’s on Zebulon

Cancer Benefit f/t Fair Weather Pilot, 2 Finger Jester & guests Tara’s Tavern, Emory Hwy.

MON 5/24

Jim Hart 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive

TUES 5/25 Open Mic Locos Bar & Grill

B Keith Williams The Shamrock

WED 5/26

Chris Hicks & Friends Backporch Lounge Jim Cable Cheers Bar & Grill

DJ Old Flame, Ladies Nite The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry

Dirty Guv’nahs The Hummingbird

John Stanley Band The Shamrock Mainline Wild Wing Cafe

SAT 5/29

Suex Effect The Hummingbird

Packway Handle Band Mellow Mushroom TBA The Shamrock

Moby Dick Wild Wing Cafe

SUN 5/30

Joey Thigpen Buffalo’s on Zebulon Open Mic BJ Billiards 3-6pm

MON 5/31

Nathan Garrett 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive

Open Mic w/ Matt Rivalry’s on Northside

TUES 6/1

THUR 5/27

B Keith Williams The Shamrock

DJ Slim Bottoms Up

DJ Rick Flair Locos Bar & Grill Josh & Molly Wild Wing Cafe

FRI 5/28

B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive Holdcell with 2 Finger Jester Asylum Nightclub Chris Bartlett Billy’s Clubhouse Sol Junky Bottoms Up

Open Mic Locos Bar & Grill

WED 6/2

Wes Heath Cheers Bar & Grill

THUR 6/3

Exit 172 Locos Bar & Grill

FRI 6/4

Skid Row Asylum Nightclub

Music Matters Benefit featuring Eddie Kirkland & EG Kight Historic Douglass Theatre


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

Lady’s Hour 7:30-8:30pm. Gals enjoy $1 Wells/Domestics BJ’s Billiards $1.50 Domestics Locos

Wii Madness; $1 wells, MHL and PBR at Synergy Happy Hour M-F, $3 Ritas, $3 wells and $1 Drafts El Azteca 2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar $1 Wells all night, The Bird Happy Hour open to close Rivalry’s Sports Bar $2 House Cocktails Wild Wing Cafe

Service Industry Night 6PM-Close: 2 for $10 Jager Bombs; $3 House Margaritas; $3 3 Olives Vodka; $2 select Pints Macon Mellow


35¢ Wings 3p-close, Buffalos

Trivia: $3 Wells, Ritas & $2 select pints Macon Mellow $1.50 Domestics Locos All drinks $2 all night at Bottoms Up

2-4-1 Margaritas all day at El Azteca

2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar Bud Bingo, win prizes! Friend’s Bar & Grill

Lady’s Hour 7:30-8:30pm. Gals enjoy $1 Wells/Domestics BJ’s Billiards

$1.50 Dom Draft beers, $3 Bloody Marys, Tara’s Tavern 2 fer Tuesday: 5-10p, featuring $2 Domestic drafts Wild Wing

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Hippy Chick Night 6PM-Close: $1.50 House Wine & $4.50 Jager Mellow Mushroom


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The Rookery 11-1am: $2 Bud Lt bottles, $4.50 well doubles, and 2 for 1 Jager. S.I.N. Night: $5 Pitchers El Azteca

$3 Jose Margaritas all day! Free Pool! Tara’s Tavern

$2 wells, 2-4-1 Jagerbombs Synergy

Gals, $2 drinks all night Rivalry’s Beer pong: $2 select pints, $3 wells, $3 Ritas Macon Mellow

2 for 1 Jager Bombs, $4 Irish Car Bombs Wild Wing $5 Car Bombs! Locos


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$3 Wells, $3.75 Crown & Coke, 2 for $5 Jagerbombs till 12am at Club Synergy 2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar

The Rookery 11-1am: $2 BL bottles, $4.50 well doubles, $3 Sex on the Beach and 2 for 1 Jager. $12 Yuengling Buckets Wild Wing


2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar

The Rookery 11-1am: $2 Bud Light, $4.50 well doubles, $3 Sex on the Beach and 2 for 1 Jager.

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$3 Wells, $3.75 Crown & Coke, 2 for $5 Jagerbombs till 12am at Club Synergy

Taco Rita Nite: $2 Tacos, $3 Margaritas, $4 Skinny Margaritas Wild Wing Cafe



Macon’s Hottest Trivia, $3 Ritas & $3 Big Drafts, El Azteca $1.50 Domestics Locos

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2-4-1 wells and Jagerbombs Synergy

$4 Firefly cocktails Wild Wing Cafe

Nascar, drink specials, 20’s Pub $3 Wells, Ritas & $2 select pints Macon Mellow $3 bloody marys & Margaritas Wild Wing Cafe

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Saturday, May 22

Sunday, May 23

After the Soapbox Derby, Forbes Gary a friend to many in that lively neighborhood, took a spill on a skateboard and ended up in critical condition. He was recently transferred to a head trauma and brain injury specialist in Atlanta where he’s racked up some hefty medical bills. Thankfully, he has health insurance, but his $3000 deductible is going to hurt. Last year, Forbes quit his full time job in order to take care of his grandmother who is suffering from Alzheimers and became her full-time caregiver. So, the good folks of downtown Macon have decided to help with those costs and throw a benefit concert at the 567 Cafe on May 22. his all ages show is just a $5 donation, in which 100% of the proceeds will go directly to his parents. Featurng The Blue Druids, Citizen Insane, & Magnificent Bastard.

Rock the house on the deck at Tara’s Tavern for a cancer benefit in honor of Sean Casey. Come out and enjoy live music with ‘80s hairband gurus 2 Finger Jester and Fair Weather Pilot. BBQ plates will be available for purchase as well. It’s Mega Jam 2010 at Tara’s Tavern on Emory Hwy. Be there!

Blue Druids, Mag Tard & Citizen Insane at 567 Cafe

Benefit Concert witth 2 Finger Jester and Fair Weather Pilot @ Tara’s

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Mondays with Man in the Box, 9pm at Locos on Riverside

New to Tuesdays! Karaoke with Mitch The Hummingbird, 8p NEW Wednesdays with Mitch from 9p-1a at BJ Billiards Every Wednesday with DKH, Macon Shroom

Every Friday 7:30, Mondays at 5pm, Friends Bar & Grill Wed, Fri & Saturdays at Tara’s Sundays with Brad, 9pm The Backporch Lounge

Every Thursday, 9:30p at Synergy


Every TUES 8:30p, CJ’s Sports Bar NOW TUESDAYS at BJs Billiards Every Friday Night at Cheers

Every Wednesday with $3 Ritas & Big Drafts El Azteca Every Tuesday, Macon Mellow

Every Monday with Big Jammin, Happy Hour all night, Rivalry’s Team Trivia Tuesdays, 7pm Synergy

Thursday nights 9p, The Shamrock Tuesday nights with Jason Hawk, cash prizes, Wild Wing Cafe Trivia with Jacob at Loco’s every Wednesday, Big payouts!

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Sunday Poker League 2:30,Tuesdays at 7pm, Rivalry’s Nightly Poker 8p, BJ Billiards

Thur & Sun 7pm, Billy’s Clubhouse

Hold Cell at Asylum Nightclub


Alec Stanley with Oh Dorian, Giant Radio, & The Polygraph @ 567 Café

"I forget Alec Stanley is 17 sometimes. While songs like "Shari Jean" are definitely geared towards reaching his drooling female fans, his piano tune (name unknown to me), "Ready to Come Home," and "Introvert" catapult this teen-talent into the land of "I'm-ready-to-tourfull-time." While the guys in the room would move closer to their ladies out of fear that this "cute" kid could win over the hearts of their dates, it wasn't long before every one of them (insecure dudes) were bobbing their heads to "Ready to Come Home" and "Introvert." Watch out for this guy. No doubt he's got the passion it takes to go places, but saying that his talent, both lyrically and musically, are beyond his years is an absolute understatement."

Matt Moncrief @ Billy’s Clubhouse

Sometimes you dont choose to be a musician; the music chooses you. So the story goes with artist Matt Moncrief. If music hadnt found its way into his bones from the beginning, life might be much easier albeit boring. But it did and it grew with him, seasoning itself as Matt evolved from church choral boy to imaginative teen, fledgling artist, aspiring bass player and finally an open-eyed adult with the natural identity as a bona fide singer-songwriter.

Bloodkin@ The Hummingbird

"From the very beginnings of Widespread Panic to today and beyond, Bloodkin has been one of our greatest influences. Danny and Eric's music has a consistent blend of poetry, intestinal fortitude, and song-craftmanship that I envy. Bloodkin's presence in, and their approach to, rock & roll or whatever you call it––is as much of what makes up the backbone of the Athens music story as any other band that has come through this town." -JOHN BELL of WIDESPREAD PANIC

Bloodkin at The Hummingbird


St. Francis@ The Hummingbird

Scott Baston (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Will Robinson (drums/vocals/mandolin), and Bill Jarrett (percussionist) spent over a decade traveling and performing with nationally touring rock band Moonshine Still. Now with the fire and spirit of a down home Georgia gospel church on revival Sunday, Saint Francis shows have been known to transport you to a higher musical plain of existence. Joined by accomplished musicians in their own right, Jeremy Johnson (lead guitar/vocals), Carlos Enamorado (bass guitar), and Mark Van Allan (Steel Guitar/vocals) round off this unique brotherhood. Currently working on their first album as a band with local label Star Motel Records, look for it this summer.

Radio Cult@ Wild Wing Cafe

This ‘80s tribute band’s song list volleys from Green Day to The Ramones, Violent Femmes to the White Stripes, Clash to Madonna. Needless to say, this is music we all can sing and dance along to, have a hell of a time doing it.

THURSDAY 5/27 DJ Slim@ Bottoms Up

One of Macon’s most interesting DJ’s straight from WIBB, he plays an eclectic mix of stuff you’ll enjoy dancing too.


Hold Cell @ Asylum Nightclub

HOLDCELL has garnered a huge following in the Atlanta area among the biker community. Their single RIDE is consistently one of the most requested songs on stations throughout the southeastern US. HOLDCELL is not afraid of funk and groove, nor hook and melody. Opening for the Atlanta rockers will be local, hairband favorites, 2 Finger Jester.

Dirty Guv’nahs @ The Hummingbird

The Dirty Guv’nahs have been spreading their

Packway Handle Band @ The Shroom rock gospel across the Southeast for three years now, showcasing their sound which has been best described as "a passionate, jubilant slice of rock-meets-Americana." In their hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, they’ve graduated from playing packed out bars where latecomers are turned away from the door, to playing theaters where capacity crowds consistently cram in and press against the stage to hear another three hour helping of what Metro Pulse dubbed, "rock the way God intended."

Sol Junky @ Bottoms Up

Sol Junky is an Atlanta based band known for their high energy live performances. This line up overflows with talent .You never know what to expect at a Sol Junky show...instruments like beer kegs or a flute, banjo or mandolin. Currently working on their second album, coproduced and engineered by three time grammy winner Don McCollister.

SATURDAY 5/29 Suex Effect@ Hummingbird

The Suex Effect (pronounced "sway") is redefining high-energy funk. Forged in the furnace of the Athens, Georgia music scene, the Suex Effect showcases a diverse amalgam of influences honed to a fiercely focused and driven edge. For the Suex, the goal has always been to produce live music that challenges, energizes and ultimately uplifts the audience.

Packway Handle Band @ Mellow Mushroom Formed in 2001 PACKWAY has

emerged at the national forefront of bands that use the "gather-around-the-mic" style. The mission of this engaging quintet from Athens, Georgia, is not to preserve historical styles- it's just how they do what they do the best! And they have earned their stripes the old fashioned way by keeping the road hot, winning over audiences wherever they play. The band now plays upward of 200 shows a year in the U.S.




The fight to save the Georgia Music Hall of Fame is not over Musicians Unite hope to raise membership and donations through concert series “The situation is very serious, but I certainly do not and will not give up hope that public and private entities can come together locally to save these museums for Macon. And that’s what makes Musicians United so important – the word “unity” is very powerful and it is what we need more than ever not only in the situation with the Halls, but for the future of our community as a whole.” - Lisa Love, Director of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame



or years, the tenuous fate of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame has largely rested in bureaucratic hands but if a group of local musicians has their way, the music will continue to play despite the impending budget cut of $200,000 slated to go into effect in June. Musicians United to Save the Hall will hold its second benefit concert on June 4, at 7 p.m., at the Douglass Theater. The jazz and blues concert is being held in conjunction with the next First Friday downtown event. “We have some really great down home Macon people,” said Koryn Young, one of the Musicians United organizers. “Middle Georgia blues singer EG Kight will be the headliner and Olympic Jazz Circus, the GQ Quintet and Eddie Kirkland will also perform.” The main goal of these benefit concerts is to raise awareness that the success of GMHF is important to everyone in Middle Georgia. To that end, the group plans to offer a variety of themes for upcoming concerts in order to reach an audience as diverse as the city. The result, they hope, will be a substantial increase in GMHF membership. “The first concert was more of an indie rock theme held at the Cox Theater. This time we have jazz and blues and in the future we will try to provide whatever our supporters want,” Young said. The brainchild of Macon City Council Member Tom Ellington, Musicians United was formed last July. “Macon has an unsurpassed musical heritage – Little Richard, Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers. We have an incredible history, and we have artists today who will someday be mentioned in the same breath as the legends. So it is a natural fit for musicians today to help our Hall of Fame and work to keep it in Macon where it belongs,” Ellington said. With the help of local musician Dan Zook, saxophone player for the band Mag Tard, news of the endeavor spread throughout the local music scene as musicians and DJs united. “I got involved because this issue is really important to me personally and to Macon as a whole,” Zook said. “We are not under the impression that we can raise enough money to save the Hall of Fame all by ourselves, but we also know for a fact that THIS FIGHT IS NOT OVER!” When Chuck Howard, owner of the Midtown Key Club and Douglass Theatre Board Member, learned of Musicians United, he was quick to offer his assistance. As an entrepreneur in downtown for over 28 years, Howard understands the importance of saving the music hall. “From the onset of the establishment of the music hall, I’ve thought it was better than the first piece of sliced bread,” Howard said. “It makes sense for it to be in Macon, not only for musical reasons but also for the location. Our museum district is so key to the growth of downtown, and the hall of fame is the most important part of the district.”

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First and foremost, the group hopes their efforts encourage people to become members of the museum while bringing in donations and raising awareness of the detrimental impact Macon will suffer should the museum be forced to close. “The state of Georgia needs to see that we want the Music Hall of Fame here - that it belongs here, and we hope that that is what we are showing,” Zook said. Zook said that since moving here seven years ago, he has witnessed the growth of Macon’s music scene in tan-

WHAT: Musicians United Jazz & Blues Concert WHEN: Friday, June 4, 7 p.m. WHERE: Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. WHY: To benefit the Georgia Music Hall of Fame COST: $17 General Admission; $13 with student IDs. Tickets may be purchased at the theater box office or by calling (478) 742-2000 THE LINEUP The Olympic Jazz Circus

Assembled by Mercer University

Jazz student Andrew Brin GQ Quintet Directed by Mr. Jimmy Mills

Eddie Kirkland

American Blues Guitarist

EG Kight

Blues songstress

Eddie Kirkland, left, and EG Kight will both be perfoming June 4.

“The music Hall of fame is an integral part of Downtown and it has become clear that we will have to fight to keep it.” - Dan Zook - Local Musician dem with the growth of downtown culture. Executive director of the music hall Lisa Love explained that this is not a coincidence but the result of a well-planned vision. “One of the original concepts for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame was that it not be just a standalone museum, but rather that it served as a gateway into a rich music-oriented destination, with a pedestrian park and vendors, a bandstand for public concerts, a heavily-programmed Douglass Theatre, retail and restaurants at Terminal Station and various visitor amenities,” Love said. “When visitors come to the Hall of Fame, they experience our community, and there is no question that each and every day, our staff serve as enthusiastic ambassadors directing out-of-market visitors to downtown restaurants, to other museums, to hotels and to special events.” With inductees like Third Day, Newsong, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Collective Soul, the Allman Brothers, Ludacris, Usher, Alan Jackson, Keith Sweat, Ray Charles, Phil Walden and Isaac Hayes, to name a few, music lovers of all genres can find their favorites at GMHF. While the museum is a treasure trove of music history, there are other benefits to the community. One of its main goals is to support music, music lovers and musicians of all ages. From educational school tours to summer special events, children are encouraged to appreciate the past while looking toward the future. For kids 4 to 17 years old, the M.I.K.E. program provides a live music performance to get kids singing, dancing and participating in the fun. The Otis Redding Singer/Songwriter Camp is a weeklong camp offering young people, 12 to 17, the

chance to learn the fundamentals of songwriting, participate in group writing, instrumental and vocal workshops. The Hall also offers services for its older patrons. Georgia Music Magazine is a quarterly magazine that informs people of news and events at the museum and includes features about the State’s legends, landmarks and unsung heroes. The museum store offers a unique array of products including CDs, T-shirts, and other souvenirs; and the facility is available to rent for special events. Their passion is contagious and Musicians United is feverishly working to extol the many virtues of the museum; they know this undertaking requires the participation EVERY music lover and community member. Love agrees, “The State of Georgia has been extremely generous in its ongoing financial support of both the Music and Sports Halls of Fame and downtown Macon has benefitted tremendously from the subsidization. It is clear that State will no longer continue to subsidize the Halls at former levels, and likely not at all. … [the original] vision must be shared, there must be leadership, public/private partnerships and most of all, significant financial investment.” “The Georgia Music Hall of Fame exists to honor and commemorate the achievements of musicians, so the efforts of our local musicians to support the museum are very symbolic. I can’t express in words how much the support of Musicians United means, but I can say what they are achieving is hope.” To become a Hall of Fame member or to make a donation, visit - JENNY MURR


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20’s Pub Boasting freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and dinner specials in a well-lit tavern-like setting. LD • BAR • $ 3076 Riverside Dr.

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

Billy’s Clubhouse Come try Billy's new menu with our angus burgers, colossal sandwiches, great salads, appetizers and more. Lunch and dinner specials available as well as our late nite menu. "We upped our standards, Now up yours!" LD • $ • BAR 1580 Forest Hill Road, Macon. Mon-Sat 11a-2p, Sun 12:30p - 12a. BJs Billiards BJs is now serving up your favorite late night snacks. Nachos, hot dogs, pizza, sandwiches and breakfast all day, every day. Smoking, open 2pm-2am. Now open Sundays til midnight! LD • BAR • $

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.

Cheers Bar & Grill Featuring weekly dinner specials from grouper baskets to all you can eat catfish to 2-4-1 Crab legs! Live music every Wed & Fri. Lunch 11-2, Dinner 5-10pm. LD • BAR • $ 3852 Northside Dr., 474-5006. 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

Locos Grill & Pub Casual, kid-friendly, family dining.We’re talking great food, sports on the big screens and a full bar. Fantastic weekly specials and live music on the weekends. Delivery and catering also available. LD BAR • $ 2440 Riverside Drive. 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

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 $ The Rookery There isn’t a place downtown that has been serving us longer.The Rookery offers some of the best comfort food in Macon. Burgers, Nachos, Sandwiches and daily lunch specials that can’t be beat. LD BAR $ 543 Cherry Street, 746-8658

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


Fresh-Air Bar-B-Que Award winning BBQ known for its tangy tomato and vinegar style pulled pork, ribs and baked beans. Don’t skip out on the Brunswick Stew neither. LD Open 7 days a week • $ 3076 Riverside Dr.

Satterfield’s Serving hickory smoked meats, seafood, vegetables, daily specials and salads. L • $ 120 New Street, 742.0352

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Restaurant: Northside Cheers for 5 years What she recommends: “Refried wings and we have the best cheeseburgers around!” Favorite restaurant other than where you work: “CJ’s Sports Bar on Riverside Drive” Guilty Pleasure: Starbucks 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


Caliente’s Burrito Shop We’ve all had this style of big burrito by now, but Caliente’s does them the best. If you can handle it, get the MOAB… if not, there’s always the Thrilla From Tha Grilla, which is just right. LD • $ 6255 Zebulon Road

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


Luigi’s Bistro Casual Italian cuisine in a hip, swanky atmosphere. LD • BAR • $-$$ 401 Cherry Street, 743.4645 Ingleside Village Pizza 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.

Mellow Mushroom In 1974, three college students in Atlanta opened the first of what has now grown to 100 restaurants. Each one locallyowned and operated, with their own distinct, funkified flavor. Gourmet pizza, original sandwiches and a large drink menu. Family friendly! LD • BAR • $$$ Located just off Bass Road at 5425 Bowman Road, Macon.


Adriana’s Quick & delicious cafeteriastyle lunch, serving the most authentic Italian in town, including sandwiches, soup, salads, pasta, pizza and daily specialties. Also, specialty coffees and beer and wine. Mon-Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6pm. L • BAR $ 359 Third Street

Market City Café – Superb sandwiches, homemade soups, loaded salads, pizza and pastas. Unique breakfast menu including gourmet coffees and teas. Dinner now being served Fridays and Saturdays featuring seafood and steak specials. Full bar, excellent wine cellar. Full catering services on or off site. Open Tues-Thur, 7am-6pm; Friday and Saturday 7am-9pm. 502 Cherry St., Macon 257-6612 BLD • BAR • $-$$


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Greek Corner Deli Serving delicious lamb gyros, monster greek salads, subs and specialty sandwiches 7 days a week. One of the few restaurants downtown open on Sundays and the only late night eatery on Saturdays 12:30am til 3am! LD • $ 587 Cherry Street, 254.3059.

The Downtown Grill Slightly upscale dining serving fresh fish, prime cut Black Angus and features it’s own humidor. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 562 Mulberry Street, 742.5999

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

The Cox Capitol Theatre Well the revolving door in the Kitchen of the Capitol Theatre has finally stopped spinning, and the result is some darn good pizza, Hot Dogs, soft pretzels, and subs. Where else can you have a beer and watch a great movie?? D • $$$ 382 Second Street, 257-6391


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I recently joined the Facebook group, “I’m American, but I look like an illegal immigrant from Europe.” It’s a protest group...



reated to express disapproval of Arizona's recent immigration law SB1070. You know the one, the one about papers and non-racial profiling, the one news reports are calling the nation's toughest stance on illegal immigration yet. This group's profile shot features a happy white guy wearing lederhosen and short pants, a jaunty feathered hat cocked on his rather narrow head. He looks like he's about to yodel or scale the Matterhorn. It's a caricature, not like any European I've ever seen, and that's precisely the point. Arizona governor Jan Brewer made the statement that she didn't know what an illegal immigrant looks like. Hence the snappy visual aid. Lederhosen = Not One Of Us. We're supposedly losing American culture, the American way of life, all the things that made America great. Take

back America, I hear. From whom? Americans like me? Americans who believe in "give me your tired, your poor?" If that's the case, then go dump the Statue of Liberty into the harbor. She's supposed to be the shining beacon of exactly that American ideal, and if she doesn't stand for America anymore, put something else up. A giant barbed wire fence, say, or maybe a sniper rifle. Frank Rich in the New York Times cautions against blaming Arizona for this debacle, however. In his piece "If Only Arizona Were the Real Problem," he warns, "The Grand Canyon state happened to be in the right place at the right time to tilt over to the dark side. Its hysteria is but another symptom of a political virus that can't be quarantined and whose cure is as yet unknown." I would argue that it's not a political virus. It has infected politics, true enough, but that's just a symptom, like blood poisoning causing your arm to rot


The Four Horseman of Bibb BY BILL KNOWLES


n past columns I have been highly critical of most of the members of the Bibb County Board of Education and with good reason. With a couple of exceptions the entire board is incompetent and continues to show their ineptitude every time they get an opportunity to do so, but this week took the proverbial cake! You really have to follow the timeline on this to adequately show how stupid the vast majority of this Board is, so bear with me here. On Thursday morning, May 13th, a six month long investigation by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission found that four members of the Bibb County educational system should be disciplined. No big deal, right? Former Superintendent Sharon Patterson has resigned and all is good with the world, so we all thought. Well not only was Patterson’s teaching certificate suspended, but so was the teaching certificate of her former Assistant, interim Superintendent Sylvia McGee, current Assistant Superintendent Mack Bullard and Human Resource Director Myra Abrams. Only in the case of Abrams was this a mere slap on the wrist, a 20 day suspension; Patterson received a two year suspension, McGee a one year suspension and Bullard a 90 day suspension. Now the plot thickens as the gang of idiots, formally known as the Bibb County Board of Education, met later that day to vote on continuing the contracts of the afore mentioned non-credentialed Sylvia McGee and Mack Bullard. In any company or business in America, a Board of

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Directors given the same scenario would have fired the two. But not here in Bibb County, no sir! In a 4-2 vote, the Board who is supposed to be looking out for the best interests of the children who are forced to go to the schools in their system, as well as the taxpayers who pay their salaries, voted to rehire not only the current Superintendent and the Assistant, who according to the GPSC’s report “knowingly” violated state rules that require them to report when other educators misbehave, but the Human Resource Director as well. The two brave souls who voted to terminate them were Board President Gary Bechtel and board member Lynn Farmer, the two who originally initiated the investigation. Board members Susan Middleton, Tommy Barnes, Tom Hudson and Ella Carter were the four clowns who voted to keep our children hostage in a school system that is one of the worst in the State of Georgia and arguably one of the worst systems in the Southeast. Susan Sipe was not present. But wait! It gets even better: In a “shocking” new report, Bibb County students’ test scores on the Georgia High School Graduation Test were down from last years’ results. Imagine that...I wonder why? We have to put this entire drama in perspective, folks. Picture this: A guy, or lady, is paid to instruct people to drive big rig trucks. The instructor loses their license because of a reckless driving citation, but the school goes ahead and keeps him to instruct their students because it’s just easier to keep them. There’s no way that would happen and this should not be happening here in Bibb County. We as citizens need to put an end to

off. That's not an arm problem — that's a body problem. So is this, and we are the infected body. Like all ugliness, it springs from fear, that ancient Neanderthal rejection of the anything and anyone nonNeanderthal, and its latest expression is SB1070. But here are facts: 1. Illegal immigrants DO NOT eat away at your hard-earned tax dollars — on average, they put more money into the system than they retrieve. One estimate puts this figure at around $80,000 over one person's stay in the US. Most "otherthan-legal" immigrants have forged paperwork so that employers can fill out all the usual government forms on them. Money then gets taken out of their paychecks, but doesn't get claimed — Social Security reports that such contributions now total, on average, by more than $50 billion a year. 2. They do NOT come to stay — most come for a year or less and then go home. They do NOT take jobs away from native citizens. 3. Most are NOT criminals. Immigrants illegal and otherwise are no more or less likely to commit crimes than native citizens, and most of the crimes associated with them are NOT by Mexican immigrants. However — and this is common sense here — the more

you separate any people from the protection of law enforcement, as SB1070 is likely to do, the more you create a population at the mercy of the criminal element of all kinds. 4. Illegal immigrants do NOT use more social services per capita than native citizens. They DO put their kids in school, however, which creates burdens on our already over-burdened, under-funded school systems. But kids in school is a GOOD thing, especially if they help American kids move away from being so mono-lingual, which is becoming a major handicap in the global economy. What problems exist with illegal immigration — and they do exist, lots of them — will NOT be solved by a further criminalizing the immigrants themselves. There are options that don't involve walls, fences, and Minutemen. We need to explore them. My Facebook friends pointed out that the current fear-mongering and scapegoating point to a much more frightening problem. Several noticed the similarities between the current xenophobic froth and the German situation that Hitler so skillfully exploited. Fear creates an "us versus them" mentality. Most people think they know which one they are. I think we need to think again.

Abrams, McGee and Bullard CANNOT teach in our public school systems until their suspensions are up, but they’ll be allowed to remain in three of the highest levels of authority in the Bibb County School System. What the hell is wrong with that picture? this nonsense right now. A recall effort should be started today to get the “Four Horseman”, Middleton, Barnes, Hudson and Carter, off of the Board as soon as possible and replace them with rationally thinking individuals who actually care about the students that they have been elected to serve. (It should be noted that instead of war, pestilence, famine and death, Bibb Counties’ Four Horseman spread stupidity, laziness, ineptitude and sloth.) And why Susan Sipe wasn’t present at this meeting? I feel that if she doesn’t have a valid excuse for missing this meeting, she should be added to the recall list as well. I actually hope she has a good excuse, because “The Four Horseman” thing kind of works for me. At this point, I want to reiterate one thing that I want to make perfectly clear, as Nixon used to say. Abrams, McGee and Bullard CANNOT teach in our public school systems until their suspensions are up, but they’ll be allowed to remain in three of the highest levels of authority in the Bibb County School System. What the hell is wrong with that picture? Oh yes, they will be able to challenge the ruling of the 18 member panel of educators and business leaders to Georgia’s Attorney General Thurbert Baker and according to The

Telegraph, “the four would not be allowed to work in any school system job that requires certification during their suspensions.” But they will be supervising duly accredited educators who should all be as steaming hot as someone in the cheap seats in a mid-July Braves game at The Ted. The people of Middle Georgia have to start standing up for their rights not only as taxpayers, but as parents. We need to go to the offices of the Bibb County Board of Education and tell them we are not going to take this horrible leadership anymore and that we will be recalling any “leader” who voted to keep any of the systems current problems in place. (By the way the address is 484 Mulberry Street and they meet on Thursdays at 6PM. I would call them at 765-8711 to get their exact schedules.) Is it any wonder why families are moving away from Bibb County faster than kudzu can cover a barn? Is it any wonder why the remaining families in Bibb County have so many different choices for private schools as an alternative to the pollution that they would have to send their children into if they chose to send them to public schools? The real wonder is why we have put up with it for so long. Please email your comments to

A Happy Ending



In three months time, businesses operating as “Massage or Spas” will all need to be State liscensed, and will have to operate under strict, new guidelines designed to keep out “Sex Parlors” LARRY SCHLESINGER MACON CITY COUNCIL WARD 3, POST 1


t’s been some two years in the making, but your Macon City Council and Mayor have finally passed and signed legislation designed to regulate the activities that go on behind the closed doors of the storefront massage establishments that purport to be legitimate businesses. It’s worth noting at the outset that even prior to the passage of this regulatory legislation, about half of the city’s massage proprietors clearly read the writing on the wall and have already closed up shop. For those that remain, the ordinance recently enacted requires them to make major changes in the existing status quo three months hence. Currently like most businesses, these establishments simply acquire an occupational tax certificate and by and large operate as they wish. Three months from now however, no license will be issued to any massage establishment unless every person who performs or offers to perform massage within its walls is and remains a Georgia state licensed massage therapist. By law, massage therapists licensed

by the State are required “to have a knowledge of anatomy and physiology and an understanding of the relationship between the structure and function of the tissue being treated and the total function of the body.” To be licensed, the applicant must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, be a United States citizen or permanent resident, be of good moral character, and submit to a criminal background check. In addition, the applicant must successfully complete a Georgia Board of Massage Therapy recognized educational program consisting of a minimum of 500 hours of course and clinical work, and pass satisfactorily either the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, or an equivalent test approved by the Board. Licensed massage therapists are bound to a strict code of ethics by the state that clearly defines the parts of the human body that he/she may manipulate to this end, and others that he/she may not. Macon’s new legislation also requires the owner of the establishments be residents of Bibb County, or to name one or more residents of the county to be his/her agent or representative. In addition to its Occupation Tax Certificate, each establishment must apply and pay for an

additional ‘privilege’ license that must, after careful scrutiny and investigation, be approved by Macon’s Chief of Police. In three months, these businesses may only be open between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. In addition to the establishment’s display of its state and local licenses, price rates for all services must be prominently posted, and any service (i.e., ‘happy endings’) not posted is strictly prohibited. Finally, alcoholic beverages may not be sold, served or dispensed in these establishments, and all employee and masseuses must wear clean, nontransparent outer garments that cover the breast, buttocks, and genital areas of the body. Lurking beneath these new massage regulations is the suspicion of human trafficking. Each year, over a million women and children are trafficked into sex slavery, and some 20,000 of them are annually trafficked into these United States. Our State Department labels sex trafficking as a “modern day form of slavery,” and claims it to be the fastest growing form of international crime. The charge of human trafficking is much harder to prove largely because most of its victims, fearing for their own safety, are reluctant to reveal themselves as victims, but the Macon Police Department has indicated that the telltale signs of human trafficking have been found inside some local massage establishments.

The final passage of Macon’s massage legislation rests on the shoulders of many. Our Middle Georgia community is indebted to Lieutenant Kelly Monroe and the Macon Police Department whose officers over the course of the past three years have demonstrated time and again and beyond a shadow of a doubt that illegal, illicit activities really do take place behind a number of these establishment doors. I am also personally grateful to my fellow Macon city councilman, Erick Erickson, for his lead role in the preparation and passage of this regulatory legislation, as well as to our Macon City Attorneys, Pope Langstaff and Beth Duncan, for finding a way to craft it all in a pointed, yet legally suitable way. I would also be remiss if didn’t call attention to the community leadership and efforts of Dr. Andrew Silver of Mercer University and the members of its S.T.O.P Sex Trafficking movement who significantly aroused the conscience of this community, and to Sister Elizabeth Greim of Macon’s Family Advancement Ministries and all those who responded to her call. Finally, I again want to thank The 11th Hour and its then-reporter Chris Horne for publishing its extremely courageous investigative massage establishment exposé some time ago that swiftly heightened public awareness, and initiated the process that has now resulted in the passage of this monumental regulatory legislation.




It’s time for a Macon Superstar BY RONALD “DIRT DOGG” JACKSON

VH1 Hip Hop Honors has honored everyone but the south. Now it’s our turn! But I wonder if they will ever reach Macon & Middle GA! Almost depressing when you think of it. Honestly, the possibility of me seeing a classic hip hop artist come out of my backyard seems unreachable. We have way too much talent in Middle GA for my generation to die and not have our version of Otis Redding or Little Richard. I think that says a lot about the state of hip hop right now. Hip Hop is still a baby, yet to spawn the greatness that all regions can claim. From big cities to small towns, Hip Hop has yet to claim every corner of America with local talent. From 2 LIVE CREW to OUTKAST I have grown up to some of the best the south has to offer and I look up to them as I do any other artist. But the problem is not in the industry or the country. A lot of the problem I see in this area is the local support from you! YES YOU! The people that do not support your own local artists. I was born on the Gulf Coast and grew up very close to New Orleans. If I ever saw a region

that supported their own it was New Orleans. We had superstars down there way before America even heard of them. For example, Cash Money Records and Master P, two labels definitely worthy of honors. It’s time for Macon to support our own. It’s time for the talent in Macon to step up. Macon, let’s have some artist development. Let’s have a total package for our artists and support them. If the adults are not ready, let’s support our youth. I am speaking from the heart when I say let’s support artists who put the work in for their craft and make them a superstar we can all be proud of. I would love to go on the radio and announce one of our own artist right behind our regular rotation. I would love to watch music awards and here artists say THANK YOU MACON! Once I hear that, shots are on me! I promise. Now the responsibility is 360, our artist and labels have to step up too. Take time to develop your show. I am so tired of inviting people to perform for events and they give me ten minutes of yelling on the microphone. Keep your audience entertained, not just the people you invited to come hear you perform. Work on your image and remember that when your out you are working, 24/7. It seems weird being in the industry and meeting artist that do not know this. When they come to

97.9 WIBB with 20 friends and I cannot figure out who is in the group and who is not. When we do not have enough mics for everone on stage because the artist need four hype men. Let’s make a superstar Macon! Let’s tell our artist the truth and actually help them. I love music, so I am open to all ideas. I am excited to be a part of the Rebirth of LOCAL 478. We

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have teamed up with Newtown Macon and we will have LOCAL 478 LIVE! May 28th @ 3rd Street Park. Once a month bringing local talent to the forefront. I had the pleasure of working with SISTERHOOD, INC., G MONEY AND BOS ENTERTAINMENT doing the Take it to the Hood Rally on May 15. We were at the Booker T Washington Center in Macon doing free AIDS Testing and a live concert featuring our youth. We had Health seminars and food. It was great to work with 97.9 WIBB & POWER 107 to come together even though we are from different stations and doing all this for the community. Shout out to Y.O. and their staff. Its summer time so lets be safe and remember let’s make our own superstar!



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he Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and Friends of the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail are proud to announce that Amerson Water Works Park will be open seven days a week, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., starting May 17, 2010. Located just off Interstate 75 at Pierce Avenue in Macon, the 180-acre Amerson Water Works Park is an extraordinary piece of property with two miles of river frontage and a mixture of undeveloped forests, meadows, and wetlands. It has several high bluffs overlooking the river that provide some of the most dramatic views in this area. At Amerson Water Works Park families enjoy a handicappedThe oxbow in the Ocmulgee River at Waterworks Park makes usable playground, the Atlanta for a perfect lazy river float that lasts about an hour. Gas Light Pavilion, canoe launch, miles of unpaved hiking and biking trails, bank fishing at the pond, and the railroad tracks. A $3 per car parking donathe Porter Pavilion and river overlook. The Park tion is requested. This money will go toward the is the perfect setting for summer camp activities, upkeep of the Park. The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail staff retreats, group meetings, fundraisers, servis the only riverside trail and park system in ice learning projects, birthday parties, family Middle Georgia and one of the best things to reunions and weddings. happen to our community. For more information To access the Park, take Pierce Avenue about the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and across Riverside Drive and under I-75. Turn right Amerson Water Works Park, please visit on North Pierce Avenue. Stay straight and cross

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wo teams of Mercer students and faculty, funded by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, will travel to Haiti on Thursday to help the victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake and lay the groundwork for future trips to help the country and its citizens recover from their wounds, both seen and unseen. CBF has awarded $50,000 to Dr. Ha Van Vo, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, who will lead a team of engineering students to fit prosthetics for Haitians who lost legs during the devastation. Team members will fit approximately 10 prosthetics during their first visit and determine the logistics for a second visit later this summer to fit additional victims. In addition, CBF has funded a $30,000 grant to the Department of Counseling and Human Sciences in Mercer’s College of Continuing and Professional Studies to investigate the prospects of training Haitians to provide post-traumatic stress counseling to the quake’s victims. When they return from the assessment trip, the counseling department will develop a proposal for a return trip designed to get students involved in the training of the lay counselors, Dr. Lane said. “If we can develop a model that works, we would like to eventually provide advanced training to Haitians,” he said. “Essentially, we would train trainers, who can teach fellow Haitians lay counseling.”



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by Kristi Kates

Modern Rocker The Roots 3rd Annual Picnic Event is set to take place at Philadelphia's Festival Pier on Saturday, June, 5th, so if you're a hip-hop fan and have been eyeing a trip to Philly, now's the time. The all-day concert will feature sets from DJ Jazzy jeff, Pattern is Movement, Tune-Yards, MM Jamboys, Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew, and of course The Roots themselves; The Roots will also continue their tradition of backing another legendary group for a live set (last year it was Public Enemy), so stay tuned...

singer/guitarist Dave Azzolini, guitarist James Robertson, bassist Dave Dalrymple, drummer Taylor Knox, and keyboardist Jessica Grassia. The band are already playing live shows together, and say that an album release date is imminent...

Indie rockers Golden Dogs have been working diligently on a follow-up album to their 2006 set, Big Eye Little Eye, and have also added two new members to their lineup, which now numbers

Sigur Ros' Jonsi Birgisson has announced that the band has embarked on a break for an unspecified length of


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The Black Keys' latest set, Brothers, is in-stores now, with drummer Patrick Carney saying that the album is more "personal" than previous efforts; Brothers includes songs "She's Long Gone," "The Go Getter," and "Unknown Brother"...

time, and have stopped work on their new album. Birgisson says that although the band did begin recording the follow up to their 2008 disc, Meo Suo I Eyrum Vio Spilum Endalaust, they decided to trash what they'd already completed and start over at a later date. In the meantime, Birgisson has just released his own album, Go, in March; you can check it out at

The Foo Fighters are set to regroup for a new album this year, after band members Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl have wrapped work on their current round of side projects... And Arctic Monkeys spent their spring warming up with a short run of live dates, and now will be embarking on their own summer tour... ON CD: Jamie Lidell's Compass... Deftones' Diamond Eyes... LCD Soundsystem's This Is Happening... and The Black Keys' Brothers... ON DVD: The Kinks: You Really Got Me - The Story of The Kinks... and that's the buzz for this week's Modern Rock.



Belle and Sebastian are reportedly in a INstudio DOWNTOWN Glasgow writing some new songs, and will trek to L.A. for the actual recording of the album...


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Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson's newest album, To the Sea, is now set for release on June 1st, with the first single, "You and Your Heart," already at radio as you read this. Johnson's latest was recorded in a mere three weeks at his own solar-powered studio in Hawaii, and the musician will take his band on the road for a series of tour dates in Europe this June and July...

Danger Mouse's long-delayed album Dark Night of the Soul, on which he collaborates with the likes of Iggy Pop and Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys, among others, was legally stopped from release by DM's label EMI last year after it was leaked online through peer-to-peer sharing sites. Instead of the album's music, Dark Night of the Soul was released as a blank CD with a sticker saying 'use it as you will' on it, accompanied by a photo book. Not quite the album fans were looking for. Now, the label dispute has reportedly been resolved, and the album is slated for (actual) release in June...



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• King Pin Zig Zag & Pool, Darts, Karaoke! Juicy Jam Wraps 99¢

Magnum & Omni Detox 16oz. Drink


• Huge Zippo Selection



• Machines • Tubes • Tobacco

• New selection of skull ashtrays and more

GAS MASK PIPES Build your own! Acrylic

Tara’s Tara’s (Reg & menthol)

• Zig Zag Wraps




Glass $46.99




Happy Hour 4-8pm Monday-Friday

Happy Hour 4-8pm Monday-Friday


$1.50 Domestic Beer $3 Bloody Marys


Gotta have it Steak Night 6-9p! Karaoke 8p


Tequila Night! $3 Jose Margaritas all day, $2 Jose shots (4-8p)

fri/sat Karaoke! sundays Free darts, shot specials!

Across from Macon Feed & Seed

2455 Emory Highway • tel 741-2999 28 May 20 - June 2, 2010




BODY$1.50 JEWELRY • ZIPPO • DETOX • CANDLES Domestic Beer Tequila Night! $3 Jose $3 Bloody Marys

TOUCH OF wednesdays

MAGICK Gotta have it Steak Night 6-9p! Karaoke 8p

Margaritas all day, OPEN $2 Jose shots (4-8p)


fri/sat Karaoke Mon-Sat 10-8 Sun 1-6 sundays

Free darts, shot specials!

(478) Across 929-3437 from Macon Feed & Seed

17222455 Watson Blvd. Warner Emory Highway • telRobins 741-2999




CLASSIFIEDS!!! HELP WANTED Delivery Drivers Needed: The Informer, a new local crime source newspaper is looking for delivery drivers in the Middle Georgia area. Set rate per stop. Must have own car, insurance, etc. Call Matt for details, (478) 960-5856.


PATRICIA HOLCOMBE ARIANNA LAND Loitering, Cocaine Poss. Child Cruelty, Simple Battery

YASHEIKA BURTON Probation Violation

CRYSTAL BRYANT Probation Violation


Piano -Nice oak-finish console piano; excellent condition; somewhat ornate; a really good buy at $1100. DINING ROOM TABLE & 4 CHAIRS FOR SALE. Classic styling; cherry finish; oval table with 2 leaves. Originally purchased at Bombay Company. $600 obo. Call 718-6848 to see. 1986 JEEP GRAND WAGONEER Black with wood paneled sides, leather interior in good condition. Rebuilt, used motor, no oil leaks! $3000 OBO. Call 478-508-7096.

1996 Caravelle Ski-Boat with 350hp Inboard/Outboard (under 100 hours!) In great shape, recovered seats. Docked at Central GA Marina. Asking $7500. Includes trailer. Call 478-508-7096 for more info.


Studio and gallery space for rent on Second Street in downtown Macon. Open First Fridays for artist receptions. Call Betsy 7375972 or email

Great downtown space at 567 Cherry Street, 1400 sf Ground Floor, Remodeled in 2008 $1200 per month Triple Net. Contact Tony Long 478-474-6470.

Weekend Care or Daily Walks DEWAYNE JACKSON CLIFFORD COLEMAN EDWIN STANLEY Theft by Shoplifting Theft by Taking Burglary

ERIN MAZZA Armed Robbery



One 20-min Walk $12 Two 20-min Walks $24 Weekend Care $30 per day

Call (478) 731-9889 Let your pet stay in the comfort of their own home while you vacation! BRANDI BUISETT DUI, Speeding

CHARNETTA DAVIS JOHN HARRIS DUI, Failure maintain lane DUI, Ran red light

TAJMA HALL DUI, Obstruction

First Friday, June 4

Happy Hippy Hour A southern-style jam session hosted by Chris Hicks ~ featuring ~

Historical Grant’s Wall of Fame, Hot BBQ & more!



576 Poplar Street

478.746.9191 / Sound & Light Tech: Rex Marlowe

Doors open 6pm Live music 8pm-12am And stick around for a

Hip-Hop dance party!

Admission just $2 all night!



~ Featuring ~


Color & Product



Smoothing Treatment

Master Cut & Color Artist

NOW AT CHADWICK HUDSON (478) 714.1377 / 474.5888 3327 Vineville Avenue, Macon











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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. What appears as a brilliant idea strikes you out of the blue. You need to think further. It may not work out in your favor at all. The idea may be too unique for others. Opportunities for you are percolating in the background. You need to wait for them to grow and mature, probably by November or December. You may pick up some quick extra money this week. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Gemini is versatile, fickle, intelligent, creative, quick, neat, and curious. Gemini learns quickly and has the ability to get a good education. You have solved one problem, but fear not; with your â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;luckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; there is always another to take itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s place. You will have to think these problems through very carefully this week. As usual, it looks brilliant, but only to you. After mid week it all seems to go smoothly. Be very careful around tools your hands or feet may suffer if you are careless. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Cancer is sentimental, sensitive, and needs to have a sense of security. Cancer is intensely romantic and has a vivid imagination. You seem to be going through repeat periods of other people suddenly needing you, either your valuable time and always your money. This can be very disconcerting because it always seems to come out of the blue and finds you unprepared. This is going to continue to happen for a few years so try to keep some kind of reserves handy - Both energy and money.



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LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): Libra is artistic, musical, level headed, sympathetic, and generous. You can be gossipy, critical, and bitter. Everyone seems to be after you to teach them what you know. Go for it. You, too will learn. They say this is the best way. If you are unsure of yourself, try one â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for free or half price and then charge a regular fee for the rest. Your time is not your own this week as people are making demands on you. You are needed to run errands, do their shopping or perhaps even baby-sit. 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. Slowly but surely plans are being straightened out and you now know exactly where you stand. By August your finances will be totally changed and come from an entirely new direction. Someone needs you to accompany them on a trip which of course you are happy to do. 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. People have been after you to teach them what you know so very well. It may be a good idea to start doing this on a part time basis. Shortly it could become full time and you may need something like this. This may just be the opportunity for which you have been searching. Someone may be asking you for a loan this week that will probably be paid back hopefully in one month. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Capricorn is very often politically minded. Capricorn is also patient, reserved, cautious, faithful and shrewd. Things seem to be going well for you this week. You do not have to do a thing - people are coming to you in droves with money in hand. You may have to handle a crowd and they may be difficult to control. However, now you can see where the money is - Try not to take out a loan at this point. Wait a month or so - much better timing. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Aquarius has a strong will, and is inventive, and will always enjoy doing the unexpected, but you can be self centered.. You should not commit yourself to any contract, extra work or a second job. Even though the opportunities are there, you are doing enough as it is. Too much of a work load could now affect your health. Your blood pressure should be checked periodically by a professional. This week you are feeling nervous, stressed and on edge but it is only temporary and passes quickly. Even so, get that BP checked. PISCES (Feb 19-March 20): You are emotional, easy going, artistic and sociable, Pisces will see only the good in others, but you can often be self-centered. You seem to be handing out favors to friends who cannot seem to do for themselves. Everyone wants a piece of your time, money and energy during this period. Some of these â&#x20AC;&#x153;friendsâ&#x20AC;? even seem to be stooping to emotional blackmail or flattery to get your attention. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fall for those â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;! Take the jobs that pay you some extra money. The ones that do not pay as well will still be there later.



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• All you can eat Snow Crab Legs!

• All U Can Eat Crawfish Boil $12.95!!!

• Prime Rib & Snow Crab Legs $13.95! • Delmonico Steak & Shrimp just $13.95!


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


1229 Russell Pkwy. Warner Robins Tel: 225-1165



All cars welcome, old & new!

• Two (2) Entrees from select menu • One (1) Appetizer • One (1) Dessert ALL FOR JUST $20!


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Wednesdays: 50 the gals, guys ge¢t Wells for with a bucket offree pool beer!

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