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our years ago, when we first did the Leaders of the New School photo for the cover of the 11th Hour, I remember being surprised by how many people turned out for the photo. I think we just sent a few emails, and maybe posted in Facebook, or maybe even myspace back then, and we had dozens of young leaders turn out to show their support for Macon. Since then, Macon has made some serious changes, due in large part to some of the faces in that photo. So when we gathered up the crew this year, I was happy to see some new faces among the more seasoned veterans. I say all the time that it’s the people that keep me here in Macon. I’ve put my hat down in a lot of different places over the years, but I’ve

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Non-skating guests are admitted free and are welcome to watch the skaters and enjoy the winter wonderland ambience and themed concessions. Ticket Prices: $10 per person, including skates! Matinee price: 11 a – 1 p session: $8 per person, including skates!


Dec. 12 – 16 – The Nutcracker The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. (478) 301-5470.


Presented by Main Street Macon and College Hill Alliance at Downtown Macon December 6, 7:00 p.m. – Joey Stuckey Holiday Concert, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Tickets: $10 Contact Georgia Sports Hall of Fame for tickets at (478) 752-1585. First Friday, December 7, 5p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – December 7th marks the last First Friday of the year, so celebrate the holidays with First Friday’s “Winter Wonderland.” There is something for all ages as our downtown merchants stay open later with specials and discounts. Don’t miss Robins Federal Credit New Year’s Eve Night on the Town giveaway! Robins Federal Credit Union is giving away a Night on the Town on New Year’s Eve. This gift basket includes a night's stay at the Macon Marriott, a $50 gift certificate to the Tic Toc Room and VIP entrance to Macon's newest upscale lounge, Kashmir, opening soon! To enter this drawing, go to the downtown Macon branch located at 577 Mulberry Street on the street level of the Fickling Building. There is something for everyone this first Friday. Be sure to check out all of the happenings First Friday has to offer, including an eclectic art exhibit at the Contemporary Art Exchange, The Medical Center’s Christmas Tree Lighting, the Celtic Christmas 10th Year Celebration at the Douglass Theatre, Bubba Sparxxx at the Cox Capital Theater, and much more. Saturday, December 8, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Christmas in Mercer Village Craft and business vendors, photos with Santa, ornament making, Christmas Tree lighting, caroling and a special screening of Elf. Sunday, December 9, 3:00 p.m. – Middle Georgia Christmas Parade


Saturday, December 1, Parents are invited to bring their children to have a pancake breakfast and get their photos taken with Santa Claus from 9 to 11 a.m. Breakfast is $12 per adult and $8 per child age 12 and younger. At Macon State. Friday, December 7, Magical Evening with Santa Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences. The Museum Guild will entertain with stories, sweets, and Santa. Wait until you see how Santa is arriving. The whole family will reap the benefits of this fun-filled evening. Museum Members $25. Advance registration required. 4182 Forsyth Rd


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There are two times a year when The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance is busier than an demolished ant hill — Holiday Trunk Shows and Fired Works. With the latter, we are lucky enough to have the Round Building in which to host the event. The trunks shows are a different story. Beginning weeks before, the gallery is piled with boxes and displays. All hands are on deck to ensure the tables look inviting and the gallery feels festive. Holiday Trunk Shows will be held at The Gallery at 486 First Street on November 30, December 14 and December 21 from 4–7 p.m. Cookies and hot cider will be served. An art gallery is a retail space, but thankfully, we aren’t a “Black Friday” kind of place. No one will try to fight you to get the last Blu-Ray player or tablet computer here. Instead, you’ll find original, one-of-a-kind works of art at affordable prices. Seriously, we have handmade ornaments for $10 and $15, ceramic earrings for $18, handcrafted scarves for $25. Original art made by a local artist doesn’t have to be expensive. You won’t have to raid the kid’s college fund to get your Christmas shopping done, and you won’t have to worry about someone buying the same gift. These are original works of art. A few new artists will be featured at each of the trunk shows, so you’ll find different stuff every time you visit. If you can’t make it to every Friday reception, don’t fret, the trunk shows will be on display throughout the following week. We’ve also extended our hours. The Gallery is will be open Monday–Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through December 22. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to find the perfect gift for your significant other,

your parents, your boss or your co-workers. If you’re a member of Macon Arts Alliance, or if you become a member, you’ll receive 10 percent off all purchases in The Gallery. While The Gallery might be overrun with trunk show art for the next few weeks, we haven’t forgotten about our monthly exhibit. A First Friday opening reception will be held on December 7 from 5-8 p.m. Photographs and photograms by Dr. Roy Ward and glass art by Kelly Robertson will be on display. If you shopped The Gallery last Christmas, you’ll also remember Kelly Robertson’s glass ornaments, which I called “The Furby of 2011.” Well, apparently the Furby returned to stores this year, so that analogy won’t be as funny this time around. These colorful, hand-blown glass ornaments are some of the most beautiful objects I’ve ever laid eyes on. They make fantastic gifts for Christmas and each one is completely unique. I’ll be posting photos to our Facebook page soon, so like us at The upcoming weeks will be busy for everyone, but if you’re looking for one-of-a-kind gift idea, The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance is the place. Also, be sure to patronize all our local gallery and museum shops this holiday season. You’ll find great stocking stuffers and gifts throughout.



Research the causes or issues important to you. Look for a group that works with issues about which you feel strongly. You might already be giving money to one of these organizations, and that might be a good place to begin your volunteer experience. If you can't find such an organization, here's a challenging and intriguing thought: why not start one yourself? You can rally your neighbors to clean up that vacant lot on the corner, patrol the neighborhood, paint an elderly neighbor's house, take turns keeping an eye on the ailing person or senior citizen down the street, or form a group to advocate for a remedy to that dangerous intersection in your neighborhood. There is no end to the creative avenues for volunteering, just as there is no end to the need for volunteers. Consider the skills you have to offer. If you enjoy outdoor work, have a knack for teaching, or just enjoy interacting with people, you may want to look for volunteer work that would incorporate these aspects of your personality. Many positions require a volunteer who has previous familiarity with certain equipment, such as computers, or who possesses certain skills, such as ability in athletics or communications. For one of these positions you might decide to do something comparable to what you do on the job during your workday, or something that you already enjoy as a hobby. This sort of position allows you to jump right into the work without having to take training to prepare for the assignment.

Would you like to learn something new? Perhaps you would like to learn a new skill or gain exposure to a new situation. Consider seeking a volunteer opportunity where you'll learn something new. For example, volunteering to work on the newsletter for the local animal shelter will improve your writing and editing abilities - skills that may help you in your career. Or, volunteering can simply offer a change from your daily routine. For example, if your full-time job is in an office, you may decide to take on a more active volunteer assignment, such as leading tours at an art museum or building a playground. Many nonprofits seek out people who are willing to learn. Realize beforehand, however, that such work might require a time commitment for training before the actual volunteer assignment begins. Combine your goals. Look for volunteer opportunities that will also help you achieve your other goals for your life. For example, if you want to lose a few extra pounds, pick an active volunteer opportunity, such as cleaning a park or working with kids. Or, if you've been meaning to take a cooking class, try volunteering at a food bank that teaches cooking skills.

Don't over-commit your schedule. Make sure the volunteer hours you want to give fit into your hectic life, so that you don't frustrate your family, exhaust yourself, shortchange the organization you're trying to help or neglect your job. Do you want a long-term assignment or something temporary? If you are unsure about your availability, or want to see how the work suits you before making an extensive commitment, see whether the organization will start you out on a limited number of hours until you get the feel of things. Better to start out slowly than to commit yourself to a schedule you can't or don't want to fulfill. Nonprofits may have questions, too. While most nonprofits are eager to find volunteer help, they have to be careful when accepting the services you offer. If you contact an organization with an offer to volunteer your time, you may be asked to come in for an interview, fill out a volunteer application, or describe your qualifications and your background just as you would at an interview for a paying job. It is in the organization's interest and more beneficial to the people it serves to make certain you have the skills needed, that you are truly committed to doing the work, and that your interests match those of the nonprofit. Furthermore, in volunteer work involving children or other atrisk populations, there are legal ramifications for the organization to consider.

I never thought of that! Many community groups are looking for volunteers, and some may not have occurred to you. Most of us know that hospitals, libraries, and churches use volunteers for a great deal of their work, but here are some volunteer opportunities that may not have crossed your mind: Day care centers, Neighborhood Watch, Public Schools and Colleges, Halfway houses, Community Theaters, Drug Centers, Fraternal Rehabilitation Organizations and Civic Clubs, Retirement Centers and Homes for the Elderly, Meals on Wheels, Church or Community-Sponsored Soup Kitchens or

Food Pantries, Museums, Art Galleries, and Monuments, Community Choirs, Bands and Orchestras Prisons, Neighborhood Parks, Youth Organizations, Sports Teams, and afterschool programs Shelters for Battered Women and Children, Historical Restorations, Battlefields and National Parks Give voice to your heart through your giving and volunteering! Bring your heart and your sense of humor to your volunteer service, along with your enthusiastic spirit, which in itself is a priceless gift. What you'll get back will be immeasurable!

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Consider volunteering as a family. Think about looking for a volunteer opportunity suitable for parents and children to do together, or for a husband and wife to take on as a team. When a family volunteers to work together at a nonprofit organization, the experience can bring them closer together, teach young children the value of giving their time and effort, introduce everyone in the family to skills and experiences never before encountered, and give the entire family a shared experience as a wonderful family memory.

Virtual volunteering? Yes, there is such a thing! If you have computer access and the necessary skills, some organizations now offer the opportunity to do volunteer work over the computer. This might take the form of giving free legal advice, typing a college term paper for a person with a disability, or simply keeping in contact with a shut-in who has e-mail. This sort of volunteering might be well suited to you if you have limited time, no transportation, or a physical disability that precludes you from getting about freely. Virtual volunteering can also be a way for you to give time if you simply enjoy computers and want to employ your computer skills in your volunteer work. >>





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11.30 CONCERT: A GRAND MERCER CHRISTMAS Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music will present A Grand Mercer Christmas, a free concert for the community, on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at The Grand Opera House in historic downtown Macon. The program will feature the internationally acclaimed Mercer Singers, conducted by Dr. Stanley Roberts, and the students and faculty of the McDuffie Center for Strings. Acclaimed violinist, Macon native and Center for Strings founder Robert McDuffie will serve as master of ceremonies. The concert will be recorded live for broadcast on Georgia Public Broadcasting and PBS stations across the nation during the 2013 holiday season. This concert and television broadcast will bring unparalleled national exposure for Mercer University and Macon. Although admission to this concert is free, tickets are required and limited to four per person. Because this concert will be recorded for television broadcast, children under the age of five will not be allowed inside the theatre. Seating is general admission on a first-come-first served basis. Tickets must be picked up from the box office at The Grand by 5 p.m. on Nov. 28. Any tickets not claimed by that date will be released to the public. Please note your ticket does not guarantee you a seat to this concert. Reserve tickets by phone or visit the box office of The Grand Opera House, located at 651 Mulberry St., weekdays10-5 p.m. “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS” PRESENTED BY THEATRE MACON Thru December 9th. Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 musical film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which tells the story of an American family living in St. Louis at the time of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair in 1904. $20 adults; $18 seniors (60+); $15 students. (478) 746-9485, 438 Cherry Street “MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET” PRESENTED BY MACON LITTLE THEATRE November 30-December 9. Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. In his inimitable style, Meredith Willson, (The Music Man and The Unsinkable Molly Brown), tells us the classic story of a white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus spreading a wave of love throughout New York City. Filled with humor, spectacle and such beloved songs as “Pinecones and Hollyberries,” “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” and “My State, My Kansas,” this joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment. Adults - $18 Students up to age 23 w/ID - $10. All shows start at 8:00 PM except for Sunday Matinees which start at 2:30 PM. 478-477-3342, 4220 Forsyth HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE Presented by Federated Garden Clubs of Macon, thru December 2, at the Historic Neel House on College Street. We will be filling the house with artists and vendors who will be providing a festive shopping experience by providing unique, and unusual gifts for every person on your shopping list. Noon - 5pm. Saturday 10am-7pm. Free admission. 730 College Street


12.01 PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Parents are invited to bring their children to have a pancake breakfast and get their photos taken with Santa Claus from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1, in the lobby of the Student Life Center at Macon State College. The event is a fundraiser for the college’s AquaNutz Marine

Middle Georgia Art Association: Free and open to the public. Gallery open Tuesday - Friday, Noon - 5 p.m. Saturday, Noon - 3 p.m. 478.744.9557. 2330 Ingleside.

Macon Arts Gallery The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is always free. For more info call 478.743.6940. 486 First St.

MIDDLE GEORGIA CHRISTMAS PARADE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, DOWNTOWN MACON 52nd Annual Christmas Parade will bring bands, floats and dancers to the streets of Downtown Macon as we celebrate the spirit of the season! 3:00 p.m.

Biology Club, a student organization. Breakfast is $12 per adult and $8 per child age 12 and younger. Each child entrance fee includes a Christmas ornament the child can decorate while waiting for Santa. REINDEER RUN & SANTA STROLL Gear up for the 20th annual Reindeer Run & Santa Stroll to benefit The Children’s Hospital at The Medical Center of Central Georgia. Last year over $54,000 was raised for The Children’s Hospital for the expansion of Pediatric Radiology area. $25 Registration fee, 5k Run / Walk 8:45 am 1 Mile Santa Stroll 9:45 am College St. and Oglethorpe St HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE The Federated Garden Clubs of Macon, Inc. is hosting a Holiday Marketplace at our Historic Neel House on College Street. We will be filling the house with artists and vendors who will be providing a festive shopping experience by providing unique, and unusual gifts for every person on your shopping list. Free admission, 730 College Street. Sat at 10am, Sunday at 1pm.


12.03 “CATCH ME IF YOU CAN” AT THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying new musical comedy based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it! This is the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. Tickets: $32 - $49. Phone: 478-301-5470 7:30pm. Also showing Dec. 4th.


12.06 JOEY STUCKEY’S SWINGING CHRISTMAS Presented at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Join us for a night of Holiday Music, complimentary light refreshments, and a cash bar. Doors open at 7pm music is from 7:30pm9pm. Tickets are $10.00 each, children 12 & under are free. Included with the purchase of a ticket enjoy your Holiday Shopping with 10% off in our Locker Room Gift Shop on the night of the event. 301 Cherry Street


12.07 MAGICAL EVENING WITH SANTA Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences. The Museum Guild will entertain with stories, sweets, and Santa. Wait until you see how Santa is arriving. The whole family will reap the benefits of this fun-filled evening. Children will enjoy a delightful meal and visit the Santa Secret Shop as parents slip away for dinner or a holiday shopping spree. Advance registration and payment is required. Begins at 6:30pm. Museum Members $25, Non-members $35. 477-3232 A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS & CAROLS The Townsend School of Music presents this annual program that weaves sacred music and scripture to tell the story of the birth of Jesus. Admission is free and open to the public, 7:30PM. Newton Chapel Hall


12.08 CHRISTMAS IN MERCER VILLAGE Presented by College Hill Alliance. Come out and celebrate the holidays in Mercer Village on Saturday, December 8, from 5-9 p.m. Inflatables, local craft/business vendors: 5-9 p.m. Ornament decorating: 5-7 p.m. Photos with Santa: 6-8 p.m. Lighting of Mercer Village Christmas Tree: 7 p.m. Outdoor Screening of Elf: 7:30 p.m. Free event!


12.09 “ROBOT AND FRANK” FILM SCREENING Presented by Macon Film Guild at Douglass Theatre (USA, comedy/drama, 89 minutes) Director: Jake Schreier, with Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler. Set in the near future, Frank (Langella), a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option: against the old man's wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot. Admission $5, Showtimes: 2:00, 4:30 and 7:30 PM.

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Open gallery exhibits at Contemporary Arts Exchange. Resident and guest artist exhibits every First Friday, 7 - 10 p.m. 2nd Floor, 590 Mulberry St. Art on the Avenue Fine Art Gallery New monthly gallery shows. 2368 Ingleside Ave, 478-743-3720

"Art Werger: The Graphic Narrative" exhibition Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences, September 28 -January 13, 2013. Etchings and monotypes from the Museum’s Permanent Collection by acclaimed printmaker Art Werger.

farmer’s markets

Wesleyan Market every second Saturday 9am - 1pm. Held monthly, this fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public.

Mulberry Market every Wednesday. 4:30-7pm. The Mulberry Street Market is part of the Macon Main Street Program's efforts to bring life and business to Downtown Macon, and is directed by vendors dedicated to the people of Macon. Find a variety of all things fresh and local, from honey to breads, seasonal vegetables to grass-fed beef.

museum hours

Museum of Arts & Sciences. Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. $4 - $8. Free for students & Bibb Co. residents the last Friday of each month, 5 – 8 p.m. 477.3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd. Tubman African American Museum Tuesday-Friday 9am – 5pm Sat – 11-5pm $8general admission $6 for seniors/students/military $4children

Georgia Children’s Museum: Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 -5:30, $4 per person, 2 and under free. Free admission on Tuesdays from 10:30 -1:30 for City of Macon residents and First Fridays from 5:30-8:30. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon. This houseturned-museum was where members of the Allman Brothers Band, their roadies, friends and families lived between 1970 and 1973.Call for hours. 741.5551. 2321

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame TuesdaySaturday, 9am-5pm (admission $8 for adults; $6 for seniors, college students, & military; $3.50 children).

The Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Open Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. - 4. Tours are on the hour with the last tour at 3 p.m. $8 adults, $4 students. Children under 6 free. The Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum, 935 High Street in Macon, is the birthplace of noted poet, musician & soldier, Sidney Lanier (1842-1881).

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WHAT HE HAS BEEN DOING: “I met and married Olena, and we are now expecting first child – a son! I also earned the Golden Achievement Award from the National School Public Relations Association for communication & community engagement planning; earned multiple awards from the Georgia School Public Relations Association, including the Marie Wofford Professional Growth Award, Best in Category Award for Crisis Communications in 2011; and three Silver and two Bronze Awards of Merit. I am being published in the annual Crisis Management Guidebook published by PRNews. I provided media relations and crisis communication training for new principals through the Georgia Association of Education Leaders and also received the Georgia School Nutrition Association Media Award. I currently sits on the board of directors for the American Red Cross,” he wrote. WHY HE WANTS MORE: “I want to see people and businesses continue moving back to our urban core, and larger industry and distribution centers locate to our industrial parks. I would like to see a group of professional communicators that are dedicated to improve Macon+Bibb County begin working together to drive the public conversation about what is being done, what can be done, and what needs to be done. I want to see people become more involved with their government agencies, rather than only coming to meetings when they believe something is wrong.”

FOUR YEARS AGO ondayainsunny

Tattnall Square Park, a group of passionate members of the Macon community gathered to take a group picture and issue the following declaration: We are a new school of thinker, creators, instigators and better yet, believers. As Chris Horne wrote about them four years ago, “This is what Dr. Richard Florida calls ‘The Creative Class,’ a group of folks who are becoming the basis of economic development by trafficking in knowledge, information and creative endeavors. They are the sorts of folks who Macon is reaching out to. They are the sorts who have taken a special interest in the city already . . . Where so many other residents may see a problem, they see an opportunity to get involved, to fix something, to get their hands dirty.” When this photo was taken four years ago, the College Hill Corridor concept had just been introduced. Consolidation wasn’t even on the table. First Friday was a new concept. The Rookery CHACE AMBROSE WHERE HE LIVES: Midtown, Macon WHAT HE DOES: News Reporter (WGXA) / Humor Columnist ( / Ghostbuster WHAT HE’S BEEN DOING: “In the last four years, my on-air presence at WGXA has increased quite a bit. Also my then fledgling little Ghostbusters group has grown into a fullfledged franchise that covers the entire state, has around 30 members and a fleet of three or four vehicles. We do community and charity events, hang out and have fun. I also finally got the girl – the lovely Katie Roberts married me last spring,” he wrote. WHY HE WANTS MORE: “I want Macon to be more safe and for the community to grow closer together. Downtown has made a lot of progress over the last four years, we need to continue to encourage downtown growth and reinvestment, but we need to not forget about the other areas of Macon and Bibb County.” JEFF BRUCE WHERE HE LIVES: “I live in Macon off of Log Cabin Drive. I am a homeowner these days,” he wrote. WHAT HE DOES: Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Tubman African American Museum. WHAT HE’S BEEN DOING: “No personal updates, other than the house – no wife, no kids, just me and the dog.” WHY HE WANTS MORE: “I want Macon to continue to grow creatively, and to embrace and support artistic diversity and its unique artistic heritage.” RICKY CAIN WHERE HE LIVES: Midtown, Macon WHAT HE DOES: Owner / Personal Trainer / Group Instructor, Trained by Cain Studio WHAT HE’S BEEN DOING: After 10 years of working for others in the fitness industry, Rick decided to open up my own personal training and group fitness studio in downtown Macon. “It’s through my business that I have found a new purpose in life and a better way to provide for my nine-year-old son Max. I also had the

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hadn’t even changed ownership. Since then, the “being the change we want to see” has been working at a break-neck speed. Macon’s potential had been harnessed. And its reality is coming at us like a freight train. We tried to track down everyone featured in the group shot taken that sunny day. The vast majority is still calling Macon home, each using their unique talents to contribute to the local community and each bush-hogging the way for a “new” New School to be a part of the Macon reality staring right into our souls. Below find updates from the members of Macon’s old school New School. And get ready for a new New School group of creative thinkers, dreamers and doers who are here to forge their own declaration for Macon. Although it’s too early for the torch to pass – it’s already sharing the fire. COMPILED BY JESSICA WALDEN

fortune to marry my soul mate, best friend and training partner Jennifer Holland earlier this year. Beyond my son, there are few that can keep up with me through life, and she certainly has proved to be my match,” he wrote. WHY HE WANTS MORE: “My biggest want for Macon is for us to find a way to let go of the things from the past that hold the community back, and at the same time, hang on to the diversity, character and beauty that makes Macon such a special place to live. One of my biggest job perks is how it allows me to seamlessly cross social, economic and demographic lines and see the wealth of history, knowledge and kindness that flows through so many of our residents.” KATIE COLLINSWORTH WHERE SHE LIVES: “I'm back in Macon – North Macon to be exact, but my fiancé and I are looking to move downtown after the wedding,” she wrote. WHAT SHE DOES: Pastry Chef WHAT SHE’S BEEN DOING: “I went to Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta. I graduated with honors and with an Associates of Occupational Science in Baking and Pastry – tell me that's not the best degree name EVER! I also met my fiancé in school. He is currently the executive chef at La Dolce Vita Café in downtown.” WHY SHE WANTS MORE: I want Macon to keep growing in the positive directions I've seen it moving. I also want a better culinary scene. Macon is large enough to sustain more than four great local restaurants and one bakery. I want Macon to become a culinary destination for foodies all over. We have the people to make this happen. Now to encourage the drive!” HEATHER BOWMAN CUTWAY WHERE SHE LIVES: Downtown Macon WHAT SHE DOES: Associate Professor of Biology at Mercer University WHAT SHE’S BEEN DOING: “I was tenured at Mercer; went from College Hill Corridor volunteer to co-chair of the College Hill Corridor Commission; chaired the Tree Commission with hopes for a tree ordinance to protect

Macon’s green infrastructure; named one of Macon’s ‘Five under 40’ in Macon Magazine; helped kick off the ‘I love Macon’ campaign; served as an advisor for the Bear Bikes rental program at Mercer; served as a board member of Intown; and served as a founding board member of Friends of Tattnall Square Park, which will be planting 150 trees this fall,” she wrote. WHY SHE WANTS MORE: “I want others to discover something to be passionate about, get involved and make your little part of Macon a better place to live.” TOM ELLINGTON WHERE HE LIVES: Downtown Macon WHAT HE DOES: Associate Professor of Political Science & Chair, Department of History & Political Science, Wesleyan College; Member, Macon City Council – Ward III, Post 3; Chair, Appropriations Committee WHAT HE’S BEEN DOING: “I have aged at least four years, possibly more,” he writes. WHY HE WANTS MORE: “I still want a safe, prosperous community in which poverty has been overcome, where blight has been eliminated and where every child can expect to receive an education that will be solid preparation for college or a good career. That is a big goal that we will not reach overnight. A revitalized downtown would provide economic opportunities and a greatly improved quality of life for our entire community. Between the new businesses that are opening and the new residential developments, we're moving in the right direction, but we're not yet where we need to be. The Macon Promise Neighborhood project has enormous potential to give area children the opportunities they deserve and to break the cycle of poverty. I am grateful to Mercer its leadership in that program and am honored to be working with a lot of people in the community on that.” CHRIS FLOORE WHERE HE LIVES: Ingleside, Macon (after living downtown for eight years) WHAT HE DOES: Director of Public Affairs, City of Macon; Director of Communications, Georgia School Public Relations Association

BETSY & WES GRIFFITH WHERE THEY LIVE: Midtown, Macon WHAT THEY DO: Wes is the owner of the Rookery and the Armory Ballroom. He is getting ready to open a second restaurant above the Rookery, Dovetail, in early fall. Betsy is a stay-at-home-mom but wants to cook desserts at the Rookery and Dovetail once their sons get older. WHAT THEY’VE BEEN DOING: Wes and Betsy have two sons – Wyatt is 17-months-old and Jackson is just a few months old. They recently moved from their loft downtown to a house in Stanislaus. WHY THEY WANT MORE: “For Macon, we’d like to see more businesses opening downtown and better parking. We’d like to see improvements in public schools – would love to see our city try help lower income children to keep them from joining gangs and improve their education and lives. We also need to address the homeless problem,” they wrote. CRAIG HAMILTON WHERE HE LIVES: “I've moved to a great apartment for my bed and studio at the Hubble House downtown! My living room is still located at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom.” WHAT HE DOES: Freelance Comic Book Artist WHAT HE’S BEEN DOING: “The past four years have been spent surviving the huge economic downturn. For a single, self-employed artist, that's meant a LOT of down-scaling, not all of it pleasant. I'm blessed that the village of friends I have in Macon have helped the ways they have. I just recently finished work on the 140-page Fables graphic novel “Werewolves of the Heartland,” published by DC/ Vertigo and out this November. I am turning my attention back to Macon Man comics with renewed vigor.” WHY HE WANTS MORE: “I am pleased with the growth that I've seen in Macon, especially downtown. It's given me hope that there can be even more. I'm glad to see Macon on the path to ‘being itself on purpose.’” ANGELIC HERNANDAZ WHERE SHE LIVES: “ I am currently residing in Pacific Grove, California until August 2013, and then it’s off to Tokyo, Japan with the infamous DJ Tagg,” she writes. WHAT SHE DOES: “Homemaker extraordinaire and full-time mom to a beautiful little girl named Lucinda.” WHAT SHE’S BEEN DOING: “In the last four years, DJ Tagg and I moved to Tucson and lived there for three years. During that time, I had a baby who is now 18-months-old, and I cook and bake as much as I can. I'm truly domesticated!” WHY SHE WANTS MORE: “I want Macon to be know as the little city that could. Embrace the idea that it's a small unique city in the south – with quirky shops, excellent down home cooking and most friendly people you'll ever meet this side of the Mississippi.” CHRIS HOWARD WHERE HE LIVES: Downtown Macon WHAT HE DOES: Public Affairs Specialist, Cox Communications WHAT HE HAS BEEN DOING: “In 2009, I moved to New Orleans to pursue a Master of Preservation Studies degree at Tulane

University. Upon completing my coursework, I returned to Macon and was hired on at Cox Communications to oversee their Community Giving and Public Relations budgets.” WHY HE WANTS MORE: “I want Bibb County to have a top-ranking public school system. I also want the strides being made in downtown development to continue.” MECHEL MCKINLEY WHERE SHE LIVES: Downtown Macon WHAT SHE DOES: Business and Economic Development Specialist for the City of Macon, i.e. Main Street Macon Manager WHAT SHE’S BEEN DOING: “In April 2010, I gave birth to the most beautiful baby boy in the whole world! Colin is my heart. My proudest professional accomplishment is my work on Macon Money, a social game funded by the Knight Foundation. We gave away $65,000 that went directly to support local businesses and help to build community in Macon. The game won the Future Everything Award in May 2011,” she wrote. WHY SHE WANTS MORE: “I hope to see continued development in downtown (it is what I do, after all). With the construction of 100+ new loft units underway, I think we are about to see another boom in downtown. I also want to see the continued embrace of people who are new to Macon. Six years ago I was lucky enough to meet and get to know some great people who pulled me right into what was going on. We have more and more people choosing to call Macon home, and we need to harness their talents.” ANITA PONDER WHERE SHE LIVES: Shirley Hills, Macon WHAT SHE DOES: Real Estate Developer / Attorney. WHAT SHE’S BEEN DOING: “My major project right now is the renovation of the Newman Building in downtown on the corner of First and Poplar, across from City Hall. I am still a big believer in the revitalization of downtown,” she wrote. WHY SHE WANTS MORE: “My biggest wish for Macon is to become a community that is unified in mindset and actions – not just by a referendum vote that is on paper.” KAREN WARREN ROSAS WHERE SHE LIVES: Ingleside, Macon. WHAT SHE DOES: “I work as a program manager for Bibb County Juvenile Court where I manage the Judicial Citizen Review Program.” WHAT SHE’S BEEN DOING: “Over the last four years, professionally, I have earned a master's degree in social work, passed the state licensing exam to become a LMSW, attempted my own business providing psychoeducational programs for youth with violent charges coming through the court system, and began working part time at Piedmont Counseling Services where I am earning the required hours to be able to sit for the clinical licensing exam. I also manage anywhere between 40-50 volunteers for Juvenile Court who are trained to sit on panels that review cases of children in foster care and make recommendations to the Juvenile Court Judge. I am always looking for new volunteers. So if you are interested, please let me know! Personally, I got married in 2010 to Julio Rosas, who is the chef at Tic Toc, gained 100 pounds (just kidding...not quite that much), adopted two dogs and a cat, and we bought a house earlier this year. We lived downtown at Broadway Lofts before buying a house, and although I love the neighborhood we are in, there are times when I miss being downtown. I'm thinking our next house will be downtown...” WHY SHE WANTS MORE: “I think a large majority of Macon's problems can be solved by strengthening the family unit. We need committed parents - parents who are committed to each other and who are committed to their children. In my work, I see so many children who are practically raising themselves, and it's heartbreaking. According to KidsCount Data Center, our county's rate of teen pregnancies exceeded the state's average in 2010 (the last reported year) by half. This number is unacceptable. So I guess what I still want for Macon is to see more parents actively involved in the lives of their children, taking them by the hand to instill discipline, character, integrity and responsibility.” STEPHANIE SHADDEN WHERE SHE LIVES: Downtown Macon WHAT SHE DOES: Filmmaker – Director and Director of Photography WHAT SHE’S BEEN DOING: Full-time freelancer now and volunteer on the Macon Film Comm. She recently directed her first short film “Pepper,” shot entirely in Macon. WHY SHE WANTS MORE: “I want Macon to attract more big films to the area.

ASHLEY SMITH WHERE SHE LIVES: Midtown, Macon WHAT SHE DOES: Director of Community Engagement, Protecom, Inc.; Volunteer Coordinator, Macon Volunteer Clinic WHAT SHE’S BEEN DOING: “I have a career that I love. I know who my friends are. I sleep like a baby at night. And I learn something new every day. Who could ask for more than that?” she wrote. WHY SHE WANTS MORE: “We need largescale support for local businesses.” RUTH SYKES WHERE SHE LIVES: “I live in the house she grew up in, on the northern city limits of Macon, off Riverside Drive,” she wrote. WHAT SHE DOES: Public Relations & Media Relations Specialist WHAT SHE’S BEEN DOING: “The last four years have been a little crazy for me. I saw my two children graduate from high school and go off to college, said goodbye to my retiring boss of 20 years, said hello to a new boss, goodbye to that boss, then hello to a whole new world of opportunity. It's definitely been an interesting (and ultimately wonderful) journey!” WHY SHE WANTS MORE: “I still want Macon to be recognized as a top travel destination within Georgia and the Southeast, and a place about which my kids (who already recognize its value) can stay enthusiastic. There are so many amazing facets of this community to share with people from all over the world, and I'm happy to see our own community finally beginning to recognize and embrace that after so many years of being its own worst critic. I hope to see shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities continue to spring up, complementing the historical, cultural and natural resources already in place here.” AL TILMAN WHERE HE LIVES: Bloomfield, Macon WHAT HE DOES: Teeger Entertainment WHAT HE’S BEEN DOING: “My son Aidan was born; became a political consultant; spent the past three-and-a-half years doing a weekly radio show on Saturdays and Sundays on AM1280 WIBB; served as chairman, American Red Cross Minority Recruitment Board; served as a board member of Better Georgia; appointed by Mayor to Housing Authority; appointed as Planning & Zoning Commissioner; and hosted a Friday night entertainment television show on News Central’s Fox Files,” he wrote. WHY HE WANTS MORE: “I want a new generation of leadership and a downtown Las Vegas.” MARK & JILL VANDERHOEK WHERE THEY LIVE: Beall’s Hill, Macon WHAT THEY DO: Mark is the director of media relations at Mercer University and founder and board chair of Macon Roots; Jill is the house manager at the Grand Opera House. WHAT THEY’VE BEEN DOING: “When the photo was taken, we were still living in Warner Robins, but after three years of trying to sell our house, we finally were able to do so in 2010. We rented in Vineville for a short time before buying our house in Beall's Hill, where we live now. In November 2009, we welcomed our first child, daughter Dulcie Sue, and we will be welcoming our second daughter in September. With Macon Roots, we became a formal Georgia nonprofit in 2010 and earned our 501c3 status earlier this year. We also helped to launch the Mulberry Street Market last year, which has been a resounding success,” they wrote. WHY THEY WANT MORE: “We want Macon to continue to get better for families like ours. We hope that the public education system will continue to improve and become an asset for the community. Mark, of course, would love to see the local food system continue to grow and flourish. We are thrilled that consolidation has passed, and we hope that the two governments can truly build into a new and better entity, helping to improve the entire community as we move forward together.” JESSICA WALDEN & JAMIE WEATHERFORD WHERE THEY LIVE: Downtown Macon in the College Hill Corridor WHAT THEY DO: “Jamie is the plant manager at Crown Candy Corporation in Macon and vice president of the Bragg Jam Board of Directors; Jessica recently rolled off the board as marketing chair for the past six years and is currently a freelance writer (she wrote this article!) and media and community development consultant for clients such as Mercer University, the College Hill Corridor Commission and the Promise Neighborhood Project. Together, we co-own of Rock Candy Tours, LLC, Macon’s music history tour com-

pany. And yes, that is Jamie occasionally waiting tables ‘in his spare time’ at Margarita’s in Mercer Village,” they wrote. WHAT THEY’VE BEEN DOING: “We hadn’t been dating long when the original photo shoot was taken four years ago! We’ll never forget that day – it was the same day that as members of the Bragg Jam Board of Directors, we made one of our biggest donations yet to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. After that shoot, we fooled around, we fell in love and on April 30, 2011, we got married at the Cox Capitol Theatre in front of 400 of our closest friends. We also bought our dream home in the College Hill Corridor, started a music history tour company and are finally taking a honeymoon to Iceland. WHY THEY WANT MORE: We want Macon to curb its unwanted pet population. We want less children going hungry on weekends when they can’t eat at school. We want the high school drop-out rate to dramatically decrease. We want sidewalks around Tattnall Square Park, a neighborhood grocery store that sells healthy, affordable produce and the revitalization of Historic Cotton Avenue that would include a make-over of Capricorn Park and the restoration – or at least historic marker and façade improvement – to the Capricorn office building. We would love to see an entertainment district anchored by Macon music history with the Capricorn Studio, Grant’s Lounge, H&H Restaurant, the Big House Museum and Rock Candy Tours working together to create one heck of a tourism draw for Macon. KEITH WATSON WHERE HE LIVES: North Macon – “Tried to sell and get downtown, but the market crash killed that! Maybe one day,” he wrote. WHAT HE DOES: Lead Pastor, New City Church; President of the Board, The 567 Center for Renewal WHAT HE’S BEEN DOING: “Four years ago we were just getting New City Church started in downtown. Today, we are a healthy congregation in Macon, and we have started congregations in Warner Robins and Milledgeville! This fall our three congregations together should run over 800 in attendance. Four years ago, The 567 was holding events in a 1600-squarefoot storefront downtown. Today, we have renovated the old Thorpe's building – with over 11,000-square-feet. We have monthly art openings, regular concerts, and serve as home for five new downtown businesses though our new business incubator! We are adding a staff position this fall to help develop and oversee art classes and events.” WHY HE WANTS MORE: “We want to see downtown Macon continue its renaissance! New people, new restaurants, new businesses – we want to see Macon continue to serve as the cultural center for Central Georgia and beyond. We also want to see new businesses call Macon home - high tech, industrial, manufacturing - all of it! We lose great Macon young professionals, as well as area graduates, to other cities with better job opportunities. We need to stop that drain!” CATHERINE LILES WATKINS WHERE SHE LIVES: North Macon WHAT SHE DOES: Computer Lab Paraprofessional and Site Manager for Early Care Program, Springdale Elementary WHAT SHE’S BEEN DOING: “I LOVE my job! I have gone back to my original career path as I have a degree in Elementary Education. I'm excited to wake up each day and work with the Springdale students not to mention work at my daughter's school! I have recently married Nat Watkins, and we are enjoying making our home together,” she wrote. WHAT SHE WANTS MORE: “Macon is a great place to live and has so much to offer no matter what part of Macon you live in. My wish for Macon would be that Macon would not be so divided in regards to what race you are, what school your children go to, and even what church attend. Macon would be an even better place if it wasn't so segregated! I believe we are moving in that direction with so many new venues opening in Macon. DAVID WILSON WHERE HE LIVES: North Macon WHAT HE DOES: Middle Georgia Market President for Regions Bank WHAT HE’S BEEN DOING: “After five years on the Bragg Jam board, I stepped down due to the term limits but continue to cheer and support from the sidelines. I am on the administrative board of Vineville United Methodist Church. I now have twin 15-year-old freshmen at First Presbyterian Day School – my daughter Brynna and my oldest son Josh. I also have a 10-year-old at F.P.D.S – Law. All of my kids are so active that I have little time for anything but work and their activities! “

WHY HE WANTS MORE: “I want smooth transition to a consolidated City and County, a reduction in crime, an improved public school system and continuing to put Macon back on the map as a destination for tourists to explore our rich musical heritage. Also, I want us to continue to capitalize on using Central Georgia as a wonderful location for film production.” ALEX MORRISON WHERE HE LIVES: Ingleside, Macon WHAT HE DOES: Executive Director, Macon Bibb County Urban Development Authority. WHAT HE’S BEEN DOING: “I recently married and became a first-time homeowner. It’s a new adventure for sure. I am also serving with the College Hill Corridor Commission, the Historic Macon board, the Macon Roots board, and Ocmulgee Parks and Preserve Initiative board, and as a member of Macon Rotary Club.” WHY HE WANTS MORE (IN THE CORRIDOR): I still believe that development will follow to the key nodes on into downtown. I believe that many of the old rental homes will become owner-occupied and the Corridor will be part of a Macon historic tourism revival. I think more jobs will flock to the Corridor. I think the Corridor can further define itself as the best example of a livable, walkable, sub-urban neighborhood in Georgia. JOSH ROGERS WHERE HE LIVES: “In a little cottage in Beall’s Hill. That I'm still working on. Thanks for reminding me,” he wrote. WHAT HE DOES: Executive Director, Historic Macon Foundation WHAT HE’S BEEN DOING: “I've been in my ‘new’ job at Historic Macon for almost four years, now! Everyday is a new challenge with neighborhoods to revitalize, houses to save, research to do and partnerships to build. I can honestly say Macon has gotten a little bit better every day for the last four years.” WHY HE WANTS MORE (IN THE CORRIDOR): “There are so many people doing so many great things now. It's not just Margaret Mead's proverbial ‘small group of thoughtful, committed citizens;’ it’s grown to a big group of thoughtful, committed people changing Macon. It's fun to just be a participant and sometimes a spectator to watch other people take advantage of what makes Macon so special: move here and make a difference. I'm just looking for a few new neighbors to come do just that. SARAH GERWIG-MOORE WHERE SHE LIVES: College Hill Corridor WHAT SHE DOES: Associate Professor, Mercer University School of Law WHAT SHE’S BEEN DOING: “Rotated off as co-chair of College Hill Corridor Commission; serving second year as chair of Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission; received tenure at the law school; promoted to Associate Professor; and experiencing life fulltilt with two winsome, thoughtful, thought-provoking sons,” she wrote. WHY SHE WANTS MORE (IN THE CORRIDOR): “I still want for Macon: growth – of population and the tax base, of our children (in freedom from fear), of trees, of greenspace. I want vibrant, walkable neighborhoods supporting an active, populous downtown. I want the preservation of our friendliness, our lovely historic properties (commercial and residential), of our scale and affordability. Now that we've voted for it, I want the Consolidated government to work efficiently for us. And I want us to focus on saving and improving our public schools.” The Writer and Photographer for the Original Article “Leaders of the New School,” published August 2008 CHRIS HORNE WHRE HE LIVES: “I moved out of downtown and into a historic East Macon.” WHAT HE DOES: Manager of Digital Content for 13WMAZ. WHAT HE’S BEEN DOING: “Started the Crossroads Writers Conference; ventured into music promotions; started a record label; quit smoking; started running; got married; worked for the daily paper; had a kid; ran for public office; and after a year of freelance work, was hired by the largest news media outlet in Central Georgia.” WHY HE WANTS MORE: “So much of what Macon can be is tied up in its people embracing what it already is, which is a really good place to live. Yes, I want Macon to reach its potential, and I want it to be one of the great Southern hubs of creativity and culture... but then again I already believe it is.”








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The meeting featured a 4 hour briefing/presentation/ collusion about how liberals, namely President Obama, are planning a UN takeover of the United States using ubiquitous Cold-War era mind-control techniques aimed at local government. The presentation was expounded by Field Searcy, a local Tea Party Activist who was forced by the Georgia Tea Party to step down from his position on its Board of Directors in April for damaging “the reputation and good name of the Georgia Tea Party” for using the Party’s resources to pursue his personal agenda. Mr. Searcy, as cited in the Georgia Tea Party’s “Resolution – Field Searcy” document, “Actively promoted issues and beliefs derived from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.” One such conspiracy theory, Agenda 21, was precisely the topic of the 4 hour meeting in early November. Agenda 21, if you are not familiar, is a non-binding plan of action drafted by the United Nations in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro at the UN Conference on Environment and Development to address “the pressing problems of today and also aim at preparing the world for the challenges of the next century.” The document focuses on environmental, educational, monetary, and social problems on a global scale and provides a template for progressive action that countries can choose to implement in whatever facet they deem appropriate for the area’s specific needs—if at all. In recent years, Agenda 21 has sparked innumerable conspiracies—generally from the political right—ranging from a UN takeover of America (“We’ll never succumb to the socialist mold of Europe!”) to undeniable evidence that Obama is the Anti-Christ to Orwellian Dystopias etc. etc. Notable conservative figures such as Glenn Beck and, as mentioned, Alex Jones have expended countless hours attempting to persuade Americans that we are on the brink of a UN infiltration of our sacred democracy and that it is their (conservatives) duty to stand up and fight against this atrocity. Some of the allegations against Agenda 21 presented by Glenn Beck, Alex Jones and other conspiracy theorists include: 1. A plan for human redistribution, or ‘rewilding,’ which is forcing—at a local level—citizens to move out of the rural countryside and into the ‘cities from whence our ancestors fled,’ (Dick Morris) in order to reestablish vast areas of wilderness to help curb CO2 pollution. 2. It increases fuel efficiency standards and encourages people to utilize public transportation i.e. buses and trains (which is a defamation of human rights!). 3. It focus-

es on the redistribution of capital from “rich” countries to “poor” countries by encouraging “rich” countries to invest in education, infrastructure and resources to aid developing countries. 4. It seeks to implement its vision for population control. While some of these allegations are undoubtedly true (increasing fuel efficiency standards and investing in developing countries), most of it is conspiracy. There is little doubt that Agenda 21, if implemented in the United States, would have a detrimental impact on our nation. It would affect us socially, politiCHIP ROGERS cally, financially, philosophically. However, the nut of this whole Agenda 21 conspiracy is that it’s simply NOT being applied. Like most fallacies created by politicians, the Agenda 21 conspiracy was designed to frighten Americans into supporting their own special interests. The big interest behind Agenda 21: (gasp!) Big Oil. One of Agenda 21’s biggest opponents is a fellow by the name of Tom Deweese. Deweese is the creator and head of the American Policy Center, a so-called thinktank devoted to pushing a conservative agenda. The special interests of Deweese’s advisors tell the story. Bonner Cohen was a former director of The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition which was funded by Exxon, GM, Dow Chemical, and Amoco. John Meredith is on the Advisory Board at CFACT which received funding from Exxon and Chevron. Deweese himself has stated: “CO2 is not a poison to human beings, CO2 is not affecting the atmosphere, there is absolutely no evidence, I can say this with absolute confidence, there is no evidence of man-made global warming causing problems…..Trees give off carbon dioxide; all the plants around us give it off. The fact is some scientists have done some studies saying we’ve got a carbon dioxide shortage right now. That then causes plants to die, that causes environmental damage.” At Sen. Rogers’ meeting in Augusta, Mr. Searcy even claimed that Agenda 21 is responsible for the high price of gas and oil before veering off on a tirade, accusing Obama of mind-control and comparing him to Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong. The pedaling of fear inducing conspiracies has become a hallmark of political deception. It coerces citizens into voting against things like upgrading railroads, protecting wildlife, and improving energy efficiency by convincing them that it’s all a Socialist plot designed to strip us of our rights. After a grueling year-long election, I think we’re all a little tired of unfounded conspiracies.





THE BOE FIVE’S PARTING GIFT TO BIBB COUNTY Well five of our good friends at the Bibb County Board of Education will apparently ramrod through a contract extension for Superintendent of Schools Romain Dallemand during their lame duck period that will end December 31, when a new board will be installed. They should all be ashamed of themselves for what they have inflicted on our community and by what they are saddling the new board with. Quite honestly, I don't understand how any reasonable person who supposedly has the community and the students' best interests in mind can do such a reprehensible act. Well, I guess I shouldn't be surprised as the five in question, as Board President Tommy Barnes, Vice-President Susan Middleton, neither of which will be returning, along with retunring Board Members Wanda West, Ella Carter and Tom Hudson have been giving Dallemand anything and everything Dallemand has ever wanted as he has continued his pillaging and plundering of the system in a way that would make Genghis Khan proud. We can only pray that with the elections of Jason Downey and Lester Miller that a sense of normalcy may start to shift on the board as there will now be a stalemate of a four to four vote should new Board Member Thelma Dillard side with the remaining rubber-stampers. Iv'e met Mrs. Dillard and she asked me very politely in a joking way not to put her name in my column. I told her to do the right thing for the kids and she'll never have to worry about it. I'll keep an open mind Thelma....That is until the first opportunity that she has to do the right thing gets bypassed and she joins the gaggle of blind followers. Let's look at why this board shouldn't be allowed to vote for any contract extension: 1. It's in Dallemand's contract that he has to be evaluated by the board by November 15th every year. Board President Barnes let that slip by on year one. Quite honestly if we had a board of reasonable thinking people, tnat would null and void his contract I would imagine. Not on this board howev-

er. On this board they allow him to not have a formal evaluation for over 20 months of employment. 2.It is against state law for a School Superintendent not to be evaluated EVERY year. Although there is no sanctions in the state code for the violation, Barnes should be held personally responsible as he is the President of the Board. Come on gang...Isn't there a lawyer out there who could get this in front of a judge and file an injunction to stop this as the state law has been violated by the current board and allow a new board to vote on this? 3. The Professional Standards Commission has passed TWO separate complaints back to the board concerning Dallemand for review; one concerning his lavish lifestyle and spending habits and the other concerning his lying on his resume, which by the way would void his contract as well. Here again, Barnes is responsible. His response is he didn't get the complaint in the mail from the PSC about Dallemand's spending. Hall Booth's, the boards legal beagles, response to the resume question is that he didn't violate any law which in the words of former President Bill Clinton is a 'big load of hooey". I've presented the letter from the State of Florida which clearly stated that the ONLY reason the matter wasn't persued was becasue it was over the statute of limitations and that they had no jurisdiction in the matter any more. 4.It would seem to me that reasonable thinking people would want to pass the buck of voting on a new contract onto the new board and wash their hands of the situation ala' Pontius Pilate. Not Barnes and Middleton...No sir....They want to give the community one more shaft before they leave, in Middleton's case into retirement in Florida, in Barnes case who the hell knows why. 5. Although Dallemand gives himself an A+ in his handling of the system, any one with half a brain would give him at

best a D-. Morale amongst the rank and file teachers is down while violence in the schools is up. I do give the Division of Propaganda credit for at least letting us know almost on a daily basis about the incidents that have been occuring throughout the district. I guess they got tired of me spilling the beans on WeArePolitics. 6. I'm not going to say a whole lot about this, but the way that the system handled the rape at Northeast was terrible as is now evidenced by the lawsuit being brought in U.S. District Court by the parents of the young lady who was in fact raped. I promise you that this isn't the only high profiled lawsuit that will be leveled against the District thanks to Dallemand as there is already "Whistleblowers" filing for protection and EEOC complaints flying like Frisbees. In conclusion I'd like to say that instead of giving Dallemand a contract extension the board should instead be looking at investigating his corruptness in spending, and his involvement in the bid rigging of the induction lighting farce that involves 'revenue gifts' that the board voted in favor of a few weeks, which also by the way includes his lying about a joint effort with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority as well as the State BOE, both of which are on record as denying ANY cooperation with the Bibb BOE in the financing of the induction lighting as he stated in a press release, I also think that the board should autorize an independent auditor of THEIR choice, not Dallemand's as has been done in the past, and audit EVERY bid ever put out under Dallemand including the bidding for legal services that local firm Jones Cork lost after decades of superior service in favor of Hall Booth, an Atlanta firm who actually wrote a letter of recommendation that was included in the bid for Jones Cork. Go figure that one out gang....

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t’s not every day that Macon and Bibb County receive great news with longreaching impact for our residents. Perhaps you missed the announcement that Macon’s Central Georgia Technical College and Warner Robins’ Middle Georgia Technical College will be merged. Creating the largest technical college in Georgia (including economic development enrollment and adult education) the college’s service delivery area encompasses 11 counties comprising a region 40% larger than the state of Delaware. To put those numbers into perspective, the two colleges together currently enroll more than 16,000 unique students in credit programs, double the enrollment of Mercer University in its three combined campuses in Macon, Atlanta, and Savannah, and roughly triple the number of students enrolled at Macon State College in both its Macon and Warner Robins campuses. If you think of Georgia’s technical colleges as the antiquated “13th grade� of long ago teaching only blue-collar skills to high school dropouts you are far out of date. Under a written agreement between the Technical College System of Georgia and the Board of Regents, there are now 27 general education core classes taught at technical colleges that are fully transRXU&URVVZRUG ferrable to Georgia’s colleges and univer$FURVV


sities. Students can take English, math, Georgia Technical College pioneered the social sciences, and even lab classes at concept of providing technical education technical colleges for $85 per semester and job training to incarcerated Georgians hour – roughly half the cost of the univer- throughout the state to enable them to be sity system’s state universities – and released with employable skills. Many receive full academic credit when they have a job waiting for them at the end of transfer to the state’s best institutions of their term and thus greatly reduce their higher learning. chance of re-offending and ending up Perhaps that’s one reason attendance back in the state’s care. at community colleges (the loose designaThe new merger will offer additional tion that includes our technical colleges) benefits to current and future students. For jumped nationally 22% in five years. In an example, Commercial Truck Driving and era of increasing pressure on the student Aerospace Maintenance are two very popdollar, technical colleges offer a very cost- ular programs taught only in Warner effective way of obtaining a two-year Robins that offer almost immediate job associate degree or completing required placement. Now students in Macon will courses before transferring to a four-year have access to those programs. The institution. Macon campus currently teaches Additionally, Georgia’s popular Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) HOPE scholarship program will no longer and Pharmacy Technology that aren’t pay for learning-support math and reading offered in Warner Robins, and that defiprograms at schools in the Regents’ col- ciency will be alleviated by the merger. leges and universities, yet those programs Finally, satellite locations in are fully eligible for HOPE funding at Hawkinsville, Vienna, Milledgeville, technical colleges for those who need Gray, Eatonton, Roberta, Forsyth, and them. The technical college system is also Jeffersonville will ensure educational the largest provider of adult education and access to all of central Georgia’s citizens. English-as-a-second-language educational Since 2009 the technical college sysservices in Georgia. More than 500 high tem merged 15 technical colleges into school students currently are dualseven without closing any campuses, enrolled at MGTC and CGTC and those leaving 24 colleges statewide. In the most programs will continue after the merger. recent fiscal year, the mergers enabled the One little-known fact 3X]]OH-XQFWLRQFRP is that Middle technical college system to absorb a $6.2 million funding reduction necessitated by        our recovering economy. The merger of    CGTC and MGTC is expected to save an   immediate half-million dollars by the elimination of administrative duplication    without taking any instructors from the     classroom.    The person appointed to serve as    president of the merged institution is Dr.













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Ivan Allen who has presided over the rapid expansion of Middle Georgia Technical College and is currently serving as the interim president at Central Georgia Technical College. He is so well-suited for the job that a Georgia Technical College Board member from Warner Robins, where some thought there might have been reservations about merging the two institutions, made the motion to accept the recommendation of the systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commissioner to appoint Allen as president of the merged institution. The motion was approved unanimously. A native of East Macon, Allen graduated from St. Peter Claver and Mt. de Sales Academy before attending Morehouse College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youngest college president, Dr. Allen is a research scholar at the Ford Foundation, the Campbell Foundation, and the Dana Foundation. He will have an office in both Macon and Warner Robins, as will Executive Vice President Jeff Scruggs who currently presides over the Warner Robins campus during the transition. Since the university systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newlymerged Macon State College and Middle Georgia College in Cochran will be called Middle Georgia State College, it only makes sense for the two merged technical colleges to be called Central Georgia Technical College to avoid any confusion. The merger is expected to be completed by next July. The two colleges currently provide customized workforce training for business and industry and their expertise and track record will ensure that we can attract to the region employers who need to hire a job-ready workforce. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good news for everybody.

To the Editors: I'm Ricky from the band Radio Cult. I wanted to thank you and everyone else at 11th Hour for supporting Radio Cult over the last few years. Whenever we have a show in Macon or Warner Robins, I try to pick up a copy of 11th Hour and most of the time, our shows are listed. Surprisingly often, we're even featured in the "Come Hear..." section. I'm sure you already know this since it's your newspaper, but I wanted to let you know that we DO notice and we REALLY appreciate it! There are so many bands out there 3X]]OH-XQFWLRQFRP and so many other forms of entertainment that everyone is working hard to stand out. I've watched from the inside as the music business has evolved over the years. One thing has remained constant: It's always been tough to make a living as a small-time touring band. Every little bit of promotion helps and 11th Hour has been helping promote us for years. Every few months I make big plans to contact all of the local media for all of our upcoming shows, but then that idea just moves down my "To Do" list as things like fixing the van or re-ordering T-Shirts or trying to fill open dates takes priority. When we released our latest CD of all original music, I was REALLY going to work hard to send out promo copies to all of the local papers and online reviewers, but once again, other tasks took priority and it just didn't happen. Anyway, as a result of never taking the time to send out press releases for our shows, we often miss the opportunity to have those shows promoted, but that's not the case with 11th Hour! We're usually listed with you guys even though I never get around to sending in my show dates. It's a small thing, but it really does mean a lot to us! I can't even tell you how many times I've read 11th Hour cover to cover while waiting for our show to start. Every single time I read it, I think, "I really need to send them a note to say 'Thank You' when I get home." So with the Thanksgiving holiday reminding me to think about the people to whom I owe thanks, I'm finally sending out that note! I'm sorry for writing so much, but it's been a long time coming - Haha! From all of us in Radio Cult, THANK YOU for helping to promote our band over the years! -Ricky

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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.

Bearfoot Tavern Downtown Macon’s only sports tavern with loads of beers on tap, 25 in bottles, great food and flat screen tvs at every booth. LD • BAR • $ 401 Cherry Street. Open Monday through Friday at 4:00 p.m and all day on Saturday and Sunday at noon.

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 11a2p, Sun 12:30p - 12a. 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. 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

The Dawghouse Bar & Grill Open Monday - Sunday, serving daily lunch specials and a daily happy hour. LD • BAR • $ 634 Shurling Drive

Friends Bar & Grill Serving up your favorite homestyle dishes, along with famous burgers, chicken tenders and other bar food staples. 7405 Industrial Highway, 784-9191

Fowl Play Downtown Macon’s only wing house specializing in dozens of flavors, bar food staples and some surprising specialties, including Sloppy Joe Nachos, amazing sandwiches (such as the fried shrimp po boy), entrees, salads, and more. Also open late Thur - Sat til 4am. LD • BAR • $ 580 Cherry St

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.

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


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 Sombrero Witha brand new outside dining patio, this is the place to get some fresh, authentic mexican cuisine in downtown Macon. LD • BAR • $ Located off Spring Street in the Baconsfield Shopping Center.


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


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 locally-owned and operated, with their own distinct, funkified flavor. Gourmet pizza, original sandwiches and a large drink menu. Family friendly! LD • BAR • $-$$ 5425 Bowman Road

Guiseppi’s Pizza With fresh baked pizza and exclusive wedgies, pasta dishes and salads, this pizza place has a little something for everyone. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7pm. LD • BAR • $-$$ Tom Hill Sr. Blvd.


Adriana’s Quick & delicious cafeteria-style lunch, serving the most authentic Italian in town, including sandwiches, soup, salads, pasta, pizza. Mon-Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6pm. L • $ 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 • $-$$


Friends Bar & Grill of Byron Daily lunch specials, poker, pool and karaoke. 101 W. E. Green Jr. Parkway Byron

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

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. Second location; Greek Corner Pizza also offers calzones, pizzas, greek firies and plenty of ready-made desserts. Forsyth Street. Roasted Cafe & Lounge Serving delicious specialty deli-style sandwiches like the Cali Club,The Greek Heat and Roasted Chicken. Also, delicious salads and grown-up PB&Js.Try their famous Date Shake or specialty coffees. 442 Second Street, downtown Macon.

The Downtown Grill Slightly upscale dining serving specialties like Andouillecrusted rainbow trout, cranberry and goat cheese stuffed filets and desserts to die for. Also features an extensive wine list and 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. Serving traditional Irish favorites, salads and gourmet sandwiches. Plus, he’ll surprise you every week with some interesting seafood selections. D • BAR $-$$ 342 Rose Avenue, Payne City The Tic Toc Room Contemporary setting with a sophisticated menu, great wine selection. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 401Cherry Street, 743.4645


Taki Japanese Steakhouse Serving traditional hibachi with flair and fresh and creative sushi selections. Private bar area,The Blue Diamond Bar, features Happy Hour all week 4:30-6:30pm with specials such as 20% off sushi and $5 sake cocktails including Plum and Saki Sunrise. Thursday and Sundays enjoy $1 sushi specials. LD • BAR • $-$$ 6255 Zebulon Rd

Hidori Japanese Grille - Sushi Love Family-friendly dining experience, serving asian cuisine, teriyaki steak, chicken, shrimp, salmon, some of the best sushi in town, fresh salads and so much more. Also features a full bar and a unique lounge experience. Open late night Friday and Saturday til 1am! 4524 Forsyth Road LD • BAR • $-$$

You don’t have to go downtown to enjoy a great bar scene! Late-night bar open Friday and Saturday until 1am. Great ambience and drink prices. Metropolis Cafe Offering Greek, Mediterranean and Indian Cuisine. Macon - 2460 Riverside Dr. (478) 464-0247; Hours of operation: Mon. – Sun., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. $-$$

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Without a doubt the best sushi chefs in Macon! And the hibachi grill is a dining experience like no other. Fresh and delicious entrees, great customer service and a full bar offering some of the best mixed drinks in town. LD • BAR • $-$$

Ninja Japanese Steakhouse Newly opened in downtown Macon, enjoy their unique and delicious sushi options prepared by owner and 20-year chef, along side freshly prepared Japanese offerings. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar available. Located in Mulberry Street Lane, across from Tokyo Alley. LD • BAR • $-$$


J. Christopher’s Open 7am-2pm daily, and their signature breakfast dishes all day long. Strawberry waffles to eggs benedict, fresh salads to innovative sandwiches. BL • $ 220 Starcadia Cir. Circle, Macon, 476-0220

Eating out with kids doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are local restaurants offering meal deals for kids. Now you can enjoy an affordable night of family-friendly dining without breaking the bank.

EVERYDAY IHOP (Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. 254-7100 or Eisenhower 784-0800 ) – 12 and under eat free; one per adult – 4:00 – 9:00 pm S & S Cafeterias – 10 and under eat for 99¢ – purchase one adult meal and dine in; no limit on number of kid’s meals – all day Sunday Cici’s Pizza – Kids 3 and under eat free from the Cici’s Pizza buffet everyday!

MONDAYS Sticky Fingers - Recieve one free kids meal with the purchase of one adult meal $7.99 or higher. Valid Monday through Wednesday only. McAlister’s Deli (Presidential Parkway 4747783 and Zebulon Road 405-6825) - 12 and under; one per adult – after 5pm (Tuesday also) Barberitos- Kids eat free after 3pm with the purchase of an adult entree. Dine in only. One per adult, twelve and under Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta (477-7400) – 11 and under eat free; one per adult – all day

TUESDAYS Sticky Fingers - Recieve one free kids meal with the purchase of one adult meal $7.99 or higher. Valid Monday through Wednesday only. Moe’s Southwest Grill - One kid 12 and under eats free with the purchase of any adult entree. Locos Grill & Pub- Kids eat free on Tuesdays at Locos Grill & Pub. Purchase of an adult entree is required.

WEDNESDAYS Calientes Burrito Shop (471-8110) – 12 and under eat free; one per adult – after 6:00 pm Georgia Bob’s (257-6710) – 10 and under eat free; one per adult – and after 5pm Saturday

THURSDAYS Barberitos- Kids eat free after 3pm with the purchase of an adult entree. Dine in only. One per adult, twelve and under

SUNDAYS Firehouse Subs – 2 free kid’s meals when you purchase a Medium or Large Sub – Sundays



We are a new school of thinker, creators, instigators and better yet, believers.

There isn’t just a New School in Macon’s trenches, there is an actual physical New School that just opened with creative class in session. Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism (CCJ) has forged a revolutionary media model combining higher education with real-life reporting. Featuring the editorial staff of The Telegraph and the expanded staff of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Macon radio, the classroom-meets-newsroom school features journalism professionals working alongside Mercer students. It is supported by $4.6 million in grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, who considered Macon ideal for this initiative because the project seeks to transform a city that has remarkable advantages in geography, higher education and culture but weakness in attachment, openness, economic strength and overall sense of place. The challenge is to employ digital-age storytelling skills to meet Central Georgia’s information needs and strengthen those weaknesses – with future journalists leading the charge on increasing community engagement.

Ragusea, GPB's site coordinator, joins us from one of the best NPR affiliates in the country, WBUR. They, along with the Telegraph editors and reporters and Mercer faculty, are committed to helping the community tell its stories, fix its problems, and leverage what works. Additionally, we have a major focus on getting students ensconced into the community. We are educating them on its history and dynamics and requiring them to get to know its citizens, assets and challenges. Some will choose to stay and become future leaders, but even for those who do not, we want them to full embrace Macon as their community while they are here. How can we attract and retain creative, young people into Macon and keep them here? A thriving downtown district is vital to attracting creative young people. We need retail businesses, residential housing, and artists to continue moving into in the district. The Dannenberg project, the continued expansion of restaurants and regular art openings are great indications of the positive trajectory we are following. Arts are crucial to economic development and benefit the entire region. We need to support these businesses, attend shows at the clubs and theaters, and keep downtown a hub of activity. What have you been most impressed by since moving to Macon? I have been very impressed by the welcoming attitude of the people here and their energy and enthusiasm for making Macon a special place to live.



TIM REGAN-PORTER Among the leaders in this bricks-and-mortar “New School” is Tim Regan-Porter, Director of the CCJ and the founding publisher of Paste Magazine. Considered a digital innovator in media circles, Tim actually chose this opportunity in Macon over other job offers in NYC. He and his wife Leila, a freelance writer, are now bona fide members of Macon’s Creative Class and residents of the College Hill Corridor in one of the most famous homes on Bond Street. Here are a few of his thoughts and ideas for Macon’s exciting future:

How is the CCJ engaging / infusing a new group of leaders into our community? TRP: We’ve brought in some energetic, bright young leaders as staff. Ashley Hopkinson, our newsroom coordinator, was a star in the graduate program at UC Berkeley (one of the very best journalism schools in the country) and has a history of strong community involvement there and at The Times-Picayune, The Montgomery Advertiser and The Gasden Times. Meg Donahue, our editorial assistant, has experiences that range from Tatler Magazine in the U.K. to and Atlanta magazine. Adam

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How is GPB’s presence in Macon evolving? Atlanta-based GPB has always had a transmitter and a reporter in Macon, but now we’re originating our local broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition” from the Macon studio, every single day. That means I can tailor the broadcast for the community, with local news, interviews, weather, community and arts announcements. We’ll also be able to do a lot more local reporting with student journalists from the CCJ, collaboration with the Telegraph, plus our amazing Knight grant will allow us to hire several more professional journalists over the next few years. We want 89.7 FM to be for, from, and by Macon, with the statewide resources of GPB and the worldwide resources of NPR behind it. How is public radio engaging a younger listening audience? I want my broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition” to be something around which Macon’s emerging creative class can rally. When you wake up and put me on, I’ll bring you the world from NPR, but also local news with that smart, global public radio perspective. And in between I’ll tell you who’s playing at the Cox Capitol Theatre this weekend. I’m a musician by training, so I’m very big on music, and I want to get more people out there going to shows in downtown Macon. I’ll also use any local band for what we call “music bed” on the radio, all I need is at least 60 seconds with no vocals! I’ve dedicated my career to local media because I view localism as an agent of urbanism – it is the best antidote for sprawl and suburban alienation. Hip, smart cities are enabled and reinforced by hip, smart local media. So what’s going on in your “spare time”? I like riding my bike, writing music, and eating the pancakes at Nu-Way.

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What’s your new role as the Site Director for GPB in Macon and how did you get here? AR: It’s a Knight-funded position in which I’m tasked with doing hyper-local news, interviews, and announcements for Macon and Middle Georgia. I also coordinate GPB’s day-to-day editorial involvement in the new Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University,

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ADAM RAGUSEA As Tim mention, among the other New School”s new leaders is Adam Ragusea, the new Site Director for Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Macon affiliation. You can hear him broadcasting live every morning on WMUM FM 89.7 as the local host of NPR’s “Morning Edition.” He and his wife, Lauren Morrill, just located to Macon from Boston. Lauren is an author with a young adult novel coming out this November on a Random House imprint. They just moved into their 1917 craftsman bungalow in Macon’s historic Vineville area. Adam explains his new role and excitement for Macon’s future:

supervising student journalists and facilitating cross-platform collaboration between GPB and the Telegraph. Before this, I was a reporter/producer/host at WBUR, a very large NPR station in Boston, where I helped start up the new show “Radio Boston,” inarguably the most ambitious daily local news program in the public radio system. And before that I was the news director at WFIU, the NPR station based at Indiana University in Bloomington, where I came to get a masters degree in classical music composition (I dropped out when I started working at the radio station). Having been born in State College, Pennsylvania, I’m a life-long resident of college towns.

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The video for the first single, “Ugly,” featured Bubba and pals in the mud with pigs, on tractors. If that’s not the epitome of country, then nothing is. Eleven years and one Ms New Booty later, Bubba is back on the scene with his album Pain Management which will hit stores in Feburary. His new single with Colt Ford, “Country Folks,” is available now on Itunes and he’ll be stopping by the Cox Capitol Theatre on December 7 for a show. We caught up with Bubba in his hometown of LaGrange, Ga. Tell me how you first got into rap music. Obviously you’re a country boy, and those two things don’t always go together. How did your rap career begin? Well, I didn’t really grow up in a musical household. Obviously I grew up in a rural community, and the music my parents listened to was old school country. And I had a brother who was a metal head. Iron Maiden was his favorite band. I have on an Iron Maiden sweatshirt right now. Well, you would love my brother then. He’s got an Iron Maiden tattoo. But when I heard rap music, it just spoke to me. The spirit of it spoke to me. Because really the spirit of, in my opinion, of groups like NWA, the rebellious nature of it. It was Outlaw, kind of like Waylon

the way I do about that song because people associate me with just that song. There’s been so much more to my career.

Well I’m sure that people found you because of that one song. At the risk of sounding arrogant, I think my career has covered a lot of bases. I came right out of the gate with a club banger, with Ugly. Then I had a platinum album with Dark Days Bright Nights. Then my second album Deliverance was a critically acclaimed album that was artsy and kind of slept on, then I had my one hit wonder album with Ms. New Booty. I think I stopped after Ms. New Booty, stopped putting out a lot of music. So I think that gave people the opportunity to assess me based just on that song. Jennings and stuff like that. So I just really related to that.. During that time things were changing in rural areas. Various drug epidemics were becoming more prevalent, in country towns. It was just different than it had always been. Violence started popping up. It kind of spoke to me, and some of the things that I was experiencing, in my teenage years really stuck with me. I knew from the second that I heard hip-hop that I wanted to be a part of that, but I also knew that I wanted to paint a picture of rural life. You just collaborated with Colt Ford and Danny Boone who is from Warner Robins on your latest single. Yeah, I’ve been coming down to Warner Robins to record with Danny quite a few times man. I’m pretty good friends with Danny and Demon Jones. It’s funny though, Colt Ford and me have known each other for 20 years. We were in a band together. I met my manager Bobby Stamps up in Athens and he and Colt were

great friends. Colt had a different moniker back then and we did booty shake music in our band, dance music. We split up and I did my thing and he did his thing, but we just reunited creatively and professionally. I was a surprise guest on his last tour. I’d come out and do Ms. New Booty and we had a great time and our new single, “Country Folks”, is a lot of fun and it’s available on itunes right now.

I wasn’t going to ask you about “Ms. New Booty” but since you brought it up, damn that’s a fun song. I don’t know anyone who can stop singing it once it’s played. It’s the “Baby Got Back” of the two thousands. Do you ever get tired of singing it. Yes. Yes I do. I can say unequivocally that I have a love hate relationship with Ms. New Booty. But you can’t turn your back on it can you? Nope, it’s been too profitable. I think that I feel

What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t rapping? What I hope I’d be doing is coaching football. I’ve had a lot of jobs. I was an electricians apprentice, I sold tennis shoes at the Foot Locker. But I always thought I’d be a teacher and I wanted to coach football. Who are you listening to right now. Man I listen to everything. I listen to Luke Bryan and Gucci Mane. I like it all. I’m a music guy. Sometimes I like classical music. Whatever I’m in the mood for.

Tell us what to expect at you upcoming show. I used to just play with me and a DJ, but the feel of my new album is a lot more musical so I’m rocking with a full band. There are some elements of country, funk, southern rock and dance. It’s real high energy. We’ve been doing a lot of shows and packing them out and having a lot of fun. It’s a lot different being able to play with a full band. It’s adds a whole level of credibility, and energy. It’s really been rejuvenating.

What do you like about the Macon Music Scene? The Macon music scene seems to be more open to different genre's of music, more so than in the past. There is a wider variety of bands out right now. We have also been a huge fan of Clark Bush, who has been a main part in making the Macon music scene better. Not only is he in some rockin bands, but he has gotten us involved with Macon Noise by putting our new ep up for Macon to hear, which we really appreciate

LISTEN UP ONE HORSE PARADE NEW MACON BAND PLAYS SHOEGAZE DANCE ROCK Members are: Jay Proctor-guitars and programming, Mark Griffith-bass, keys, and programming, Christian Kennington-guitars, Wesley Cook-drums Who are your influences? joy division, New Order, the Smiths, Cocteau Twins, the Cure, Interpol, Church, Phantogram, the Doves, and of course Radiohead

Greatest Moment on Stage? Our greatest moment on stage I don't think has happened yet being that we are so new to the scene. So far though the greatest moment has been the reaction from the audience, the fans and their support.

What don't you like about it. We would love to see a few more places to play like Roasted Cafe and Lounge, who are open to all types of music and who have been supporting the Macon music scene. If possible trying to get a few more nationally touring indie bands to stop off in Macon and have local bands support them. We really can't say too much wrong with it because so far it has treated us with open arms and with really great support!

Craziest moment after a show. The craziest moment after a show was after our 2nd show. We finished playing, loaded up our gear and wanted to take the party back to Marks house. Well I tried pulling out of the alley and backed right into the wall banging up the back bumper a little but it didn't end there. When we all got back to Mark's we asked Christian to move his car for us. He jumps in and backs down the driveway. Then we hear this long twisting metal screech. He had backed into his moms car, hooked it with his front bumper, then dragged that car up into Jays car thus making everyone but Mark's car wrecked that night! Crazy! I think we were having so much fun we couldn't think straight enough to drive. What is next for you guys? Next on the list for us is hopefully a new years show, and recording our next ep. There has been talk of finding a singer for the band but that hasn't been decided yet.






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ROLLING STONE’S WHISKEY & WILLIE’S NEW BOOK Since we have our own member of the Rolling Stones living amongst us right here in Middle Georgia we figured we’d highlight our favorite commemorative item for their 50th anniversary. Rolling Stones 50thAnniversary whiskey. Crafted by legendary Japanese distillers Suntory, this special blend contains malts distilled and casked in milestone years throughout the bands history. If you want one of the custom bottles, designed around the iconic lips and tongue logo, good luck. Only 150 will be produced. They are expected to sell for $6200. Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, is a book of wisdoms, anecdotes and stories acquired by none other than Willie Nelson over his decades on the road. It covers everything from Music and Poker to Pot and Karma but it all sounds just like Willie, and it features some of his best buddies like Kris Kristofferson and Snoop Lion. Did we just say that?

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BUBBA SPARXXX Country rap goes mainstream, Bubba will be playing with a full band! With the recent success of Colt Ford and The Lacs along with current “rap style” hits by country mega stars Jason Aldean and Tim McGraw. But if you are a true hip-hop historian you would recall that this movement actual began in 2001 with the release of Bubba Sparxxx’s debut album “Dark Days, Bright Nights.” Admission: $15, Show at 8pm


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HUNTER’S DREAM Smoking Gun Quail Plantation

From the very first time I walked through tall pines and knee high love grass hunting bobwhite quail, I was hooked. Watching the dogs freeze up on point, and inch forward to the calls of “Hold, Hold!” from the guide was exciting, and to watch that Boykin flush those quail up into the beautiful blue sky was as pretty a sight as I’d ever seen. Once flushed, hitting a quail proved a more difficult task than just watching how pretty it was. A Hunter has less than two seconds to gauge when and where to shoot. He must make sure that dogs are not in the line of fire first, make sure no humans are in the way (in that order), then hope that the quail is going to fly straight away from him. They usually don’t and if they fly right or left you have to lead the bird by aiming the gun to where they “might” fly. A shot to soon and you have nothing left to eat. Too late and the bird just keeps on flying. It’s about as fun as hunting gets for me and I do it every chance I get. Pretty much gone are the days when you could walk across random fields with a couple of dogs and find wild quail. Urban Development, pesticides and other factors that go along with it have decimated the Wild Quail Population in Georgia. Luckily for hunting enthusiasts, Plantations throughout southeast Georgia have mastered the art of raising semi-wild quail, birds that have been raised in pens, and then released into the wild. Over time, these birds fly almost as fast and as erratic as wild birds, and this will only get better each year. In Mid October, we were lucky enough to experience just how good they can fly down at Smoking Gun Plantation in Ashburn Georgia. Not far off of interstate 75 it took us less than two hours to get to the Plantation from Macon Georgia, but once we turned off the highway the scenery changed. Set on 800 Acres of beautifully thinned Pine and Hardwoods, Smoking Gun’s Lodge was designed and built by its owner E.T. “Buddy” Henry. Buddy has worked in the Civil Engineering field most of his life, and has owned and operated several companies during that time. 35 Years ago a friend of his invited him to a South Georgia Quail Plantation. The rest, he says, is history. Buddy and three of his friends would lease a hunting lodge every year from that point


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on, to take clients to and to hunt themselves, and when their last lease ran out in 2006, he decided to open his own quail plantation. He bought these 800 acres in southeastern worth County and set about building a lodge a lake and grooming it for quail. He is always finding something else to improve on, he says. When we arrived that morning, Buddy was waiting outside the front door of his lodge, a two story, shingled cabin that overlooks a beautiful stocked pond and several trap shooting stations. He gave us the nickel tour of the place, showing off its beautiful fireplace, four bedrooms and full kitchen. Buddy designed the place as if he were going to live there, so he spared no expense, and it shows. Great mounts of animals killed around the property adorn the walls, and the full bar waiting for after the hunt did not go unnoticed by our crew. But it was early, and we could hear the Dog wagon rumbling up the driveway and we knew it was time to down our coffee and start hunting. My cohorts Andrew Collier, Bobby Garner and myself, donned our blaze orange caps and vests to stand out against the terrain and walked out to meet our guides for the day. Cal Beanblossom is a quail guide down to the bone; born and raised in Worth County he has been behind bird dogs most of his life. Watching him work those dogs is worth the price of admission on it’s own. Short Hairs Aberdeen and Trish worked perfectly together to the sound of his voice and they were on the first covey within 5 minutes of being out in the field. Once they were on point, Cal sent in a flush dog named Sparky to get the quail to fly out of their covey so we could shoot them. Several excuses later, we had to chase down singles for a while until we finally got warmed up and hit a few. We found close to 10 coveys before lunch and killed about 25 birds, due exclusively to our sub par shooting. It was the first hunt of the year for us, though; at least that’s what we told ourselves. It would be foolish to not describe Cal’s second in command; Hannah Johnson is a 21 year old, very beautiful quail guide. She’s probably killed more quail

than all of us ever have put together, and she’s probably forgotten more about hunting than we’ll ever know. Naturally this compounded our embarrassment when we missed a quail, but it sure seemed to make following the dogs for miles a lot easier. When we got back to the lodge for lunch a Southern spread was waiting on us that rivaled anything Mama ever made. We sat down Family style and ate until we couldn’t eat no more. At lunch we learned that our Guide Cal wasn’t just some old redneck-hunting guide. He told s that he’d gone to Southern Miss on a music Scholarship. I was sort of looking for him to pull out a guitar after lunch and sing us some Conway Twitty or something but when I asked what he played he told me he played the French horn. I tried not to look surprised when he told us about one of the best moments of his life, going to see Dale Clevenger, the greatest French Horne player in the world, at the Chicago symphony. Cal is the kind of dude that can pull it off though, and it only made us respect him more that he could talk about the symphony just as easily as he could talk about hunting. After putting in a little couch time, and talking with Buddy about some of his worldly exploits, we went back out hunting for a couple hours. We needed to hit the road by three to get back to Macon, but we saw plenty more quail and actually shot decent, bringing in about 35 more quail by days end. Bobby even hit a double, and even though it was Andrew’s first quail hunt, he probably shot better than any of us. All in all it was a pretty Perfect day. By the time we were ready to leave, they’d had the birds cleaned and vacuum-sealed ready for us to take them home. We said our goodbyes and hit the road, thankful that we had the opportunity to spend time with such great people on such a beautiful piece of property. A full day’s hunt with lodging, and three meals is only $700 and it’s worth every penny. A half-day with lunch is $400 and comes with a great lunch. You can email or call 229-894-8115 for more information. Tell them we sent you.

Quail is good any way you cook it in my mind. I’ve put a couple in a frying pan with a little Cajun seasoning and olive oil and loved it. I’ve put 30 on a wood smoker wrapped in bacon and they were incredible. But most people, if you ask them, like their quail fried. Here’s a great, easy recipe for some fried quail and gravy. Serve over grits or rice to make it a full meal.

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Fried Quail INGREDIENTS: 6 quail, cleaned and split down the back 1/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper oil (for frying) 3 tablespoons flour 1 cup water (or 1/2 c milk and 1/2 c water) 1/2 teaspoon salt

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DIRECTIONS: Spread the quail open and pat dry with paper towels.

Remove the quail from the skillet. Combine the 3 T flour, 1 c water (or milk and water), and 1/2 t salt.

Combine the 1/4 c flour, 1 t salt and 1/2 t pepper.

Add to the drippings in the skillet and stir to combine.

Dredge the quail in the seasoned flour.

Add the quail back in the skillet. Add enough water to come halfway up the quail.

Pour oil to 1/4" depth in the skillet and heat. Add the floured quail to the oil when it's hot and brown on both sides.

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Cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the quail is done and the gravy has thickened.


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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS... WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO.... Thanksgiving has come and passed, and I should have listened to the old man at the airport who told me I would get sick if I used the blanket Delta provides their customers. Now, instead of dreams of mountains of mashed potatoes and leftover turkey sandwiches, I’m having Nyquil-induced night terrors about getting beaten up in my sleep. #firstworldproblems? I’ll recover soon enough, unless of course this really is the black lung and if so, then it’s been swell being a part of the 11th Hour family. Moving right along with the holiday spirit of things, the giant Christmas tree that sits directly across from City Hall will be lit during a ceremony on Thursday the 29th. You can head down to the City Auditorium around 6:30pm to join in the Christmas cheer alongside Mayor Reichert, members of the Bibb County School Board and Commissioners, and students from various Bibb County choral groups. Main Street Macon has put together a full month of activities for the community including road races, concerts, art events, vendor showcases and Downtown’s main holiday event, the Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 9th. You can get all the information you need by visiting Main Street’s Facebook page or by visiting Nashville’s SIMO, a powerful blues-rock trio led by frontman JD Simo, will be settling in at The Hummingbird on Thursday the 29th for two sets of fuzz-drenched riffs that you’d expect to hear at The Fillmore. The Bird has a great lineup of bands that last weekend of this month as well, with boy-wonder Travis Denning and his band hosting a birthday celebration for the main man himself on Friday, accompanied by The Tumbleweeds and Andrew Combs, another Nashvillian who’s most recent album, Worried Man, was noted as “swinging, endearingly scruffy ruminations of a heartbroken loner”. Some of you may remember Combs from his stop in Macon earlier this year with Shovels and Rope & Johnny Fritz (formerly Johnny Corndawg), but in the meantime, check out his tune “Too Stoned To Cry”. Just up the street at Roasted on Thursday, Baton Rouge-based chamber-pop group England in 1819 makes their return visit to Macon, this time alongside songstress and recent Food & Culture cover girl Anna Mae Kersey, as well as WoolFolk, another local act


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you should look up if you haven’t. These guys play beautiful orchestral arrangements that show influences from Explosions in the Sky, The Appleseed Cast, and Sigur Ros. Macon Arts Alliance is hosting a trunk show throughout the month of December where you can pick up some perfect gifts for your friends and family without starving your wallet. The show opens on Friday the 30th at the Gallery and features works from five different locally-based artists. This could very well be your chance to get all the gift-giving shopping you’ve got to do done in one stop, and pick up a few things for yourself. If you haven’t made it yet, the Macon Centerplex has started up their public ice skating series again. The rink is open nearly every weekend through February, with select weekday slots available as well. Admission starts at $8.00 for the matinee sessions and $10.00 for the afternoon/evening sessions. Head to for full details on lacing up and getting out on the ice. The 567 Center for Renewal hosts 152 Fest, a holiday metal/hardcore showcase featuring eleven bands from around the area, with co-headlining sets from Wilmington, NC’s HE IS LEGEND and ISSUES, an Atlantabased band featuring members of Woe is Me that have gained an incredible amount of hype since releasing a single

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from their upcoming album earlier this month. This all goes down on Saturday, December 1st, with the first bands starting things off around 2:30pm The Broadway touring production of “Catch Me If You Can”, the story of famed counterfeiter Frank Abagnale Jr. (portrayed by Leonardo deCaprio in the 2002 Hollywood production), will be calling the Grand Opera House home for the nights of December 3rd and 4th. I haven’t read into the theatrical version of the story very much, but the movie is one of my favorite releases of the past ten years. Tickets can be purchased at the or at Grand Box Office The Nutcracker, one of the most cherished Christmas traditions in Middle Georgia, will also settle in at the Grand for a five-night run starting December 12th. You’re probably well aware of this, as most of the cars in Macon are painted up with information to let you know. I imagine this is some sort of rite-of-passage for any aspiring young Maconite, so make sure to check it out if you have the time. Take your parents, and your grandparents. They’ll love it. I hope I’ve helped you out a bit with planning for the upcoming holidays. I’d love to write more but I’m now going to attempt to use a Neti Pot without drowning my brain or burning my neck. Here we go…

12/21 – End-of-the-World Party at Roasted – 10:00pm 12/22 – Post-End-of-the-World Party at Roasted – 10:00pm 12/28-29 – “Sean’s Happy Birthday Holiday Charity Fundraiser

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John Stanley Backporch Lounge

FRI 12/14

B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive

David Beale Bearfoot Tavern, 9-12 on patio Scott Little Band Billy’s Clubhouse Boothill The Hummingbird WarTown Wild Wing Cafe

SAT 12/15

Papa Bear APs Hidden Hideaway Lance Daniel & Never Famous Billy’s Clubhouse

The Unmentionables The Hummingbird

Dangerzone Wild Wing Cafe

FRI 12/21

Boothill Billy’s Clubhouse

Shane Bridges Band The Hummingbird

Macon Noise presents The End of the World Just in case... Roasted Cafe & Lounge

Will Stevens Bearfoot Tavern, 9-12 on patio


Ladies - 2 for 1 Everything, Free pool and darts BJs Downtown

Happy hour til 9pm, jam & rehearse 7-10pm, 20’s Pub

College - $2 Wells, Domestics & Pizza, BJs Downtown


35¢ wings, Beer Bingo Chasen’s Lounge

Free pool 11a-4p Monday - Wed Hud’s on Gray Hwy.

Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos

SAT 12/22

$2 Wells & Domestics, .50 Wings BJs Downtown

Elbows Up Billy’s Clubhouse

$3.25 22oz Bud & Bud Lt Drafts • $13 Bud & Bud Lt Buckets • $2 House Vodkas Wild Wing Cafe

Meiko Cox Capitol Theatre

Planet Retro The Hummingbird

$1 Wells all night, The Bird

25% off all appetizers, Happy Hour 3-6 and 9-Cl Macon Mellow


Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos


Ladies Night: Free wells for gals all night, DJ Billys Clubhouse

Hud’s on Gray Hwy - Free pool, Karaoke, $2 Jose $8 Bottomless Mugs at The Hummingbird

2-4-1 Jagerbombs, $3.50 craft beer Mellow Mushroom 7p-close $1 drafts/ $2 wells 20’s Pub

Taco Rita Nite- $2 tacos, $3 margaritas, $6 Mega-ritas, $4 Irish Bombs Wild Wing

Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos


Mystery Out Dart Tournament, Trivia with Woody Chasen’s

2-4-1 Tuesdays - Calls & Imports, $1 Nachos BJs Downtown

$4 select premium liquor Mellow Mushroom

3-4-1 Drinks every Tuesday The Hummingbird

Everyday, Miller Lite buckets just $12! Wild Wing

Industry Night - 25% off at Chasen’s Lounge

Buy 1/Get 1 wells 8-until, Giveaways! AP’s Hideaway

2 for Tues- buy 8 wings and get 8 free! $2 domestic drafts 4p-CL Wild Wing


Billy’s Bar Bingo 7pm Billy’s Clubhouse


(4pm-Close) $2 domestic Pints, $4 Bombs and $4 Baby Guiness Shots Wild Wing $1 drafts, $2 wells all night! Chasen’s Lounge

Seniors Day - $1 beers until 7pm. Ladies Night - 50¢ wells & drafts. Hud’s on Gray Hwy. Ladies Night 7pm-CL: $2 House Wine, $5 Martinis Macon Mellow

Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos 2-4-1 Drinks every Wednesday The Hummingbird

Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos $10 Beer Buckets, 20’s Pub $4 select premium liquor Mellow Mushroom

Game Day Specials: 2 for 1 bombs and $1 domesic drafts Billy’s Clubhouse $13 Miller Lt & Coors Lt Buckets Wild Wing Cafe


$10 beer buckets, 20’s Pub

12-3pm:1/2 price Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Mint Julep, Sangria or Mojito Mellow Mushroom

$3.25 22oz Bud & Bud Lt Drafts, $13 Bud & Bud Lt Buckets $3 Bloody Marys Wild Wing Service Industry - $2 Wells & Domestics BJ’s Downtown

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Friday December 7th, 2012 The Cox Capitol Theatre will be bringing Georgia native, Bubba Sparxxx' country rap music to the stage. Bubba's hit singles include "Ugly" "Deliverance" and "Ms. New Booty" which features the Ying Yang Twins and made its way to US's Top 7 songs in 2005. Bubba's new single, "Country Folks" returns him back to his Southern style origins and features vocals from both Colt Ford and Rehab's Danny Boone. Doors will be opening at 7:00pm, and the show will start at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now for $15 at or through our Cox Capitol Theatre Facebook page. Check us out for further information and more upcoming events. Doors at 7 p.m. / Show at 8 p.m. Admission is $15



Macon’s newest dance club, Element open Wed-Sat!

DJ Kaos Saturday nights at Chasen’s, outdoor deck! DJ Dance Party every Thursday night, Backporch Lounge


Tuesdays at 9pm, and Wed,Thurs, Sat & Sun, 8p, 20’s Pub


TRILL BASS @ ROASTED FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 It’s Dirty South Dubstep at Roasted Cafe & Lounge! Trill Bass is a pioneering bass music duo out of Atlanta, Georgia. Their sound is best defined as a raunchy, sexy, southern conglomerate of dubstep, hip hop, drum ‘n’ bass and electro. They became the first U.S. producers to release a dubstep vinyl internationally, with Noppa Recordings, and have had numerous hits on the radio and online including Radio 1. At the moment they are working with many major label rap artists, with an official remix for Jeezy and Scrilla already in the works, as well as a Live band that they hope to show off more in the next year.

Monday nights 8pm at Billy’s

Thursdays 10pm, CJ’s Sports Bar Friday & Sunday 9pm-until at AP’s Hidden Hideaway

Come Hear...

Tuesday nights at Roasted Cafe & Lounge with the Captain!

Sundays at Chasen’s Lounge

Every Friday & Saturday, Friends Bar & Grill, Macon Sundays 9pm The Backporch Lounge


Charity Pubingo every Tuesday night, come play with friends, great prizes! 7-9pm 20’s Pub Tuesdays 7pm Billy’s Clubhouse

Wednesdays 7pm Hud’s, Gray Hwy Thursdays, Stone-Baked Bingo 7:30pm Mellow Mushroom


Tuesdays, CJ’s Sports Bar

All-Star Trivia every Monday 7-9pm, 20’s Pub Wednesdays at Roasted Cafe

Tuesday Night Trivia (8pm) with Outspoken Entertainment., Wild Wing Cafe

Mellow Trivia, every Tuesday at 8:30, Mellow Mushroom Wednesday nights, 7:30pm at Billy’s Clubhouse

Trivia with Tyler at Loco’s every Tuesday, 8:30pm!

Fridays 7pm at Hud’s on Gray Hwy.

Every Wednesday at The Rookery, compete for $5,000 grand prize! 8pm

Every Wednesday at The Bird, 7pm.


Nightly Poker 7:30p, Friends Bar Nightly Poker 9p, BJ Billiards

Sunday 7p, Billy’s Clubhouse

Tues,Wed and Thur:Texas Hold ‘Em 7pm at AP’s Hidden Hideaway

Cotton Ave. Hustlers @ Billy’s

FRIDAY 11/30

Cotton Ave. Hustlers @ Billy’s

Sterling Waite moved to Macon, Georgia from the Bronx in October 2009. Heavily influenced by new folk groups like Old Crow Medicine Show, the Avett Brothers, and Justin Townes Earle, Sterling formed the Cotton Avenue Hustlers, an old time string band, in the spring of this 2011. The group is named after Cotton Avenue which at one point was a major part of Macon’s economic center.

SATURDAY 12/1 Session Road @ AP’s

The two men who make up the vocal powerhouse of Session Road, Lee and Chad, have been singing and writing songs together for a couple years now. They have played together in other bands, have recorded in Nashville together, and have decided it was time to get serious about the one thing they love most MUSIC

Sugar Virus @ Capitol Theatre

Formed in 1992 in central Georgia as the "FIENDS", this band became the only underground sound to last throughout the southern rock wasteland. Its a new twist on some old school horror influenced music.

Matt Pippen @ Wild Wing

Hunks Male Revue @ Hud’s Clubhouse of covers and orignals and he never disappoints.


John Stanley @ Backporch

Everybody knows Stan the drummer man from around town. You know Tony Tyler's dad. You know that guy that played with The Bobby Whitlock Band, The Brooks Brothers, Moondawg, Midnight Bluez, Cosmic Groove, Soulshine, and The Tony Tyler Trance. Everybody has witnessed his feats of singing, playing the drums, entertaining the audience, and reading the set list all at the same time. Everybody knows this guy can jam.


Hunks: Male Revue @ Hud’s

HUNKS The Show is a live high-energy production that showcases creative choreography and extravagant costumes guaranteed to captivate women of all ages! HUNKS The Show has performed to sellout crowds around the world, with millions of enthusiastic ladies lining up to see these handsome HUNKS live on

The Heap @ The Bird stage! These Hot Chiseled HUNKS have been seen on Reality TV, Vh1, Muscle & Fitness Magazine, Dancing with the Stars and have modeled for Calvin Klein and Abercrombie & Fitch Ads. This universally acclaimed male revue show has quickly become the hottest ticket on tour in the world.

The Heap @ The Bird

On stage, its two bass players, a four piece horn section, a keyboardist, a percussionist, and a drummer all work their hardest to make you feel the groove. Bryan Howard, lead singer of The HEAP, came up with the idea for the band back in the mid 2000s, during conversations with bass player Jeff Rieter. At the time, Howard and Rieter were alre ady involved in projects; Howard with his old band Slackdaddy as well as with Kevn Kinney, Violent Femmes, Sara Lee Guthrie, and Jim White, and Rieter with hey, Revolution!, diet rock star and Bain Mattox. When their schedules slowed they came together again, and decided to see their idea to fruition.

THEBLUEINDIAN.COM Georgia’s Indie Music Hub

Matt has played with the likes of Faith Hill and Jason Aldean and is one of the best guitar players in Macon and probably one of the best songwriters He plays a variety



for rent


Private Ridge Avenue 1br/1bth apartment hardwood floors tall ceilings walkin closet. Screened porch overlooking pool. $475/mm plus deposit. Call Shelley @ 478256-7328. Beautiful Home for Rent in Downtown Macon, Next to Washington Square Park 1052 Magnolia Street. 3br/2ba house, $1,200/mo, fenced backyard. Macon Historic district. Quiet, comfortable, roomy. Landscape maintenance, major appliances, and most utilities included. Dep. $1,200. Call Chris Howard, (478) 397-5672.

Relax this Summer and let CleanSource

do the cleaning for you. Our weekly, bi-weekly and monthly service includes; GENERAL CLEANING - dust all furnishings, window sills, shelves and ledges. Vacuum carpets and bare floors. Mop.


Animal Doctors of Gray

KITCHEN - Clean sink, counter tops, outside of cupboards, refrigerator, stove, etc. We bring our own equipment and supplies!

CleanSource 478.257.6273

BATHROOMS - Clean and disinfect tub, showers, toilets and floor. Clean and polish sinks, fixtures, vanities and mirrors. EXTRA TASKS - Windows, ovens, patios & decks, spring and fall cleanings.

10 Minutes from Macon!

Small, Large & Exotic Animal Veterinarians - P.C.

Compassionate and Caring Veterinary Services & Boarding


your pet the

best care

We make your pet feel right at home! • Bring their bed • Bring their toys • Even their own food • General check-ups, baths, grooming, dental while they’re here


Call 478.986.3784 to make an appointment 300 Bill Conn Pkwy., Gray, GA 31032




R i p p e d f r o m a j o u r na l m u r de r e r f o u nd h i di ng

o f s u s p e c t e d o u t i n M a c o n

For several years, Howard would live in the woods in Macon Georgia, in a camp he constructed out of camouflage tarps and tents and everything else he could find. He was featured on America’s Most Wanted during those years, though he would elude arrest until 2009, when Macon Police found him breaking into a rental car. Some months later, a friend of the 11th Hour, came across Howard’s camp in the woods. In it three journals were found. What follows is a page of one of these journals, the first in a series of pages that look inside the head of a suspected killer.

INVITATION FOR BIDS Bid Number 13-111-DAE Notice is hereby given that the Bibb County Board of Commissioners will receive sealed bids in the Purchasing Department, Room 405 Courthouse, 601 Mulberry Street, Macon, Georgia, until 12:00 o’clock NOON at the time legally prevailing in Macon, Georgia on Thursday, January 10, 2013, for Road Patching – Heathwood Subdivision Phase III for the Bibb County Engineering Department. Bids will be publicly opened in the Bibb County Board of Commissioners Administrative Conference Room, on Thursday, January 10, 2013, starting at two o’clock p.m. Bid documents may be viewed and downloaded from either the Bibb County website at, the Georgia Procurement Registry website at, or may be obtained at the Bibb County Engineering Department, 780 Third Street, Macon, Georgia 31201, (478) 621-6660. Bid envelopes should be sealed and identified on the outside as “ROAD PATCHING – HEATHWOOD SUBDIVISION PHASE III” and delivered by hand or mailed to: Bibb County Purchasing Department Doreen Eidmann, Buyer III Room 405, Bibb County Courthouse 601 Mulberry Street Macon, Georgia 31201 Bids, in order to be considered, shall be accompanied by a bid bond payable to the Owner in an amount not less than 5% of the BASE BID. This bid security shall become payable to the Owner only if the bidder to whom award is made should fail to execute a contract with the Owner and furnish bonds in accordance with the terms of his bid within ten (10) days after notification of award. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty- (60) days after date of opening. Whereas the contracted price exceeds $5,000.00, the bidder to whom award is made shall submit a Payment Bond and a Performance Bond, both in amount of one-hundred-percent (100%) of the contract price. Bibb County reserves full freedom (in addition to the right to reject any and all bids) in awarding bids to consider all available factors including, but not limited to, price, reputation, financial responsibility, and experience. In addition, the bidder recognizes the right of the Owner to reject a bid if the bidder fails to furnish any required submittals on the date required by the bidding documents, or if the bid is in any way incomplete or irregular. Hence, the County may award bids to other than the lowest bidder if in the judgment of the Board of Commissioners the interest of the County will be best served by award to another.


NOVEMBER 15-30, 2012

Every Wednesday!

Backporch Lounge 2400 Riverside Dr • 745-8801 21+ Located Inside the Best Western


$2 PBRs

All day, Everyday!

SAT. 12/8

Dirty Doves



DJ Dance Party

SUNDAYS: Middle GA’s favorite place for KARAOKE


$2 PBR

All day Everyda

Middle GA’s favorite place f Karaoke with Man in the Bo

MACON SOFT-TIP LEAGUE FRIENDS BAR & GRILL 7405 Industrial Hwy. Call Reno 784-9191


Call LaFaye 254-2460

HOOTERS 112 Riverside Drive Call Carl 471-7675

THE HANGAR 5630 Houston Avenue Call Joe 781-9460






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