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PUBLISHER’S NOTES by BRAD EVANS - (478) 508-7096

ts not every day in macon when an outdoor music festival comes to town. Congrat's to the guys a the hummingbird for putting it all on the table and getting a great event ready for the weekend of March 1st at the historic Luther Williams field. There is great talent, at an unbelievable location so let's get out and support them and show them what macon is capable of. The Reader's Choice Awards are here. Steeped in silliness and tradition this night focuses on everything local. There are a few tables available and you can get one by calling 508-7096 but I would do it soon because they will not last. With acts like Doski Wo, One Horse Parade, Louise Warren, Travis Denning, and Sterling Waite and the Cotton Avenue Hustlers it's going to be a show you don't want to miss. “The Captain” Danny Davis will be hosting the event with celebrity presenters throughout the night. Everyone is also invited to participate in Macon’s “Harlem Shake!” Bring a costume or mask, we’ll be filming right after intermission. Walk the red carpet at 6:30, show starts at 7:00. General admission tickets just $5. Come out and celebrate our local


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Adopt Me The dedicated community volunteers at All About Animals Rescue, Inc. located a new home for our shelter which is located at 101 Riverside Dr. in the heart of Downtown Macon. We need your help to make this happen!! We need donations as we are trying to raise over $100,000.00 for the purchase and renovations so we can begin housing animals again. Please call 478-6215116 for more information.

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“HOT ON BROADWAY” AT THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE Hot On Broadway is the only show that brings together a cast of Broadway’s best and brightest stars – direct from current Broadway shows including Wicked, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Chicago and many more – to create a show-stopping spectacular with song and dance numbers from Hairspray, Les Miserables, Rent, Nine, Cats, Grease, Guys & Dolls and other hot Broadway shows. This high-energy song and dance production will have you singing and dancing in the aisles with today’s Broadway hits! Showtime 7:30pm. Tickets start at $38. 478-301-5470

The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University will present a special crossover concert featuring vocalist and saxophonist, Matt Catingub, in concert at the Cox Capitol Theatre, located at 382 Second St., as part of the Fabian Concert Series, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Catingub will perform with Center Director and Caroline King Paul Chair in violin, Amy Schwartz Moretti; distinguished artists Kurt Muroki on bass and Steve Moretti on drums; and the MCS Ensemble, in a concert that features Catingub’s own original arrangements for jazz and pops. A highlight of the performance will be the premiere of one movement of a new concerto written by Catingub for violin, jazz trio, and symphony orchestra, commissioned by Steve and Amy Schwartz Moretti. “It’s not like a typical pops concert with a theme,” said Steve Moretti, who has toured with Catingub for 14 years, performing his symphony arrangements around the world. “It’s more a celebraD.S. Resch tion of the music of Matt Catingub – an amazing writer, arranger and conductor. It’s a sophisticated take on pops music, a diverse journey from Latin to swing.” “The movement that we’re performing from the new concerto really shows off all the technique of the violin,” said Schwartz Moretti. “There are jazzy elements that you don’t find in Beethoven and Brahms. I think it will be a total delight for the audience.” “It is especially appealing to present such an eclectic musician like Matt in concert with our wonderful faculty and student artists from the McDuffie Center,” said Dr. C. David Keith, dean of Townsend School of Music. “We anticipate an electrifying performance!” Tickets to the concert are free with Mercer I.D. and $12 general admission. To purchase tickets call (478) 257-6391or buy online at


2.22 LEGENDS OF MOTOWN AT THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE Tickets start at $22. Straight out of Detroit comes Horizon, the stars of Legends of Motown. This trio is authentic, energetic, precise, harmonic, witty, and well choreographed, bringing Motown back with class and poise. To avoid online convenience fees, purchase via phone at 301-5470. MERCER JAZZ ENSEMBLE PRESENTS FREE CONCERT “THE COLORS OF JAZZ” Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music presents “The Colors of Jazz”, a free performance by the Mercer Jazz Ensemble in Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building, located on Mercer’s Macon campus, on Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The Mercer Jazz Ensemble is led by Dr. Monty Cole, the director of Jazz Studies at Mercer and accomplished musician in his own right. Cole said he developed this concert to feature "a wide variety of big band charts with colorful titles”. His take on popular jazz includes influential pieces like “'Blackbird' by Paul McCartney, 'Afro Blue' by Mongo Santamaria, ‘Purple Porpoise Parkway' by Tom Kubis, and 'Blue Train' by John Coltrane. The Mercer Jazz Combos will begin the concert with a medley of jazz standards at 7:30pm. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call (478) 301-5751. “THE OCTETTE BRIDGE CLUB” PRESENTED BY THEATRE MACON In this delightful mental comedy, we celebrate the special joy of American life in a bygone


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era. On alternate Friday evenings, eight sisters meet to play bridge and gossip. The first act takes place in 1934, the second ten years later during a Halloween bridge party where each acts out her costume's persona. Feb 22-23. $20 adults; $18 seniors (60+); $15 students


2.23 GEORGIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME 2013 INDUCTION CEREMONY Join the GSHF in honoring the Class of 2013 featuring; Buck Belue, Skip Caray, J.B. Hawkins, Heather Stepp McCormick, and Reggie Wilkes. Please visit the GSHF website at for more information on; Banquet tickets, GSHF Golf classic registration, and Fanfest. $125 each or tables of 8 for $1000. Macon City Auditorium. STORIES OF THE ROAD Presented by Ocmulgee National Monument 3-4 PM. Free! The local author and a former President of NewTown Macon, will speak on the history of the Creek Nation at Ocmuglee and its connection to the Southern Confederacy. 1207 Emery Highway GLOW IN THE PARK Ocmulgee National Monument 7-8pm. Free event! Experience Ocmulgee like never before on a guided night walk tour! Enjoy an easy 1 mile walk on paved paths through the park. View the Macon skyline from the top of the Great Temple Mound and learn about the history of the Indian Mounds. A FREE glow stick will be given to the first 50 attendees. Families and strollers welcome*.


2.24 CONFECTIONS PRESENTED BY HAYIYA DANCE THEATRE At the Douglass Theatre, Celebrating 16 years of excellence in dance performance and education! The concert will feature excerpts from our upcoming fall concert Off The Wall (Bringing visual art to life through movement -Taking art "off the wall" and leaving it on the stage!) The concert will also feature are reunion of current and former members of the performing ensemble including original members from the 1997 season. This concert of contemporary, jazz and hip hop dance will culminate with a fiery West African suite. Immediately following the concert, join Hayiya, Inc. for our Sweet 16 party in the annex. There will be food, fun and of course, music and dance!General Admission:$8


2.26 FABIAN CONCERT SERIES AT THE COX CAPITOL THEATRE Featuring Matt Catingub, saxophonist with Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin, Kurt Muroki, bass and Steve Moretti, percussion. 7:30pm. Multi-talented musician and noted pops conductor, singer-pianist Matt Catingub, performs in this crossover concert. $12 for adults. Free for students and with Mercer I.D. Purchase tickets online or by calling (478) 301-5470



THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS “ANIMAL FARM”, a cautionary tale that remains relevant to this day and this nation. The National Players, America’s longest-running tour company, brings George Orwell’s classic novel to life, inspiring audiences to dig deeply to reveal the mirror buried within. Written in the midst of World War II, “Animal Farm” provides an allegory for the uneasy alliance between allied forces and Josef Stalin’s Communism. The theatre adaptation uses imaginative devices to tell the classic story to a 21st century audience. Audiences young and old will watch with bated breath as pigs Napoleon and Snowball struggle for power, and consider the true meaning of that famous seventh Commandment of Animalism: “All animals are created equal”. 7:30pm. Tickets are $11 for students, $28 for adults. For tickets or for more information visit or call (478) 301-5470




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2.28 FREE SCREENING OF DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS DOCUMENTARY “The Secret to a Happy Ending” at The Cox. Feb. 28th at 8:00PM. The first 50 people to come for the movie and purchase a Bird Bash ticket at the theatre that night will receive a free Bird Bash t-shirt.

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.


3.01 SWING INTO SPRING WITH FREDDY COLE AT THE DOUGLASS THEATRE Freddy Cole is one of American popular music's great performers. Like pop icon Tony Bennett, the 80-year-young Cole is a beloved musician's musician and a living link to the Great American Songbook. A 2010 Grammy nominee, Freddy Cole will pay tribute to Cole Porter and his older brother Nat King Cole. “...he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.” $25 in advance, $30 at the door


3.02 BIG BIRD BASH FESTIVAL FEATURING DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS AT LUTHER WILLIAMS FIELD Welcome spring with the year’s first outdoor music festival! This year’s headliner is Drive-By Truckers with supporting acts from Drivin n Cryin, Modern Skirts and Moon Taxi. Local acts will include Gringo Grande and Back City Woods. Partial proceeds will go to bring awareness to the Cox Capitol Theatre. $25 general admission.



MUSIC. ART. FOOD. FUN. The community is encouraged to come downtown for March’s First Friday as we celebrate the community and its culture with music, art, food and fun. Be sure to come and check out all of the happenings First Friday has to offer including Macon Art Alliance’s art exhibit called “Kirk West’s Playlist,” which will feature work by music photographer Kirk West. “He is best known as a photographer of the Allman Brothers Band, but his catalogue goes far beyond one band. He's taken photographs of some of the greatest Rock, Blues and Country artists of all time,” said Jonathan Dye, Macon Art Alliance’s director of communications. The 567’s art gallery will showcase Bibb County Schools student’s artwork, in celebration of Youth Art Month. There will be an opening reception from 6 – 9 p.m. Don’t miss First Friday in the Alley – in Mulberry Street Lane – with music provided by The Danger Zone. All events are free!

BOOK SIGNING BY COLBY MARSHALL GoodBooks Cafe will host a book signing featuring local author Colby Marshall March 2, 2013 from noon to 2 p.m. Marshall will be signing her new thriller Chain of Command. Copies will be available for purchase, as well. 5171 Eisenhower Parkway CORKS & CANVAS Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or other beverage to sip on, bring a friend, and learn to create a lovely 11 x 14 painting of a butterfly. No painting experience required. Artist Leslie Hoops-Wallace will guide you through the steps. $25 includes all materials for the class (except the wine), and the class lasts 2 and 1/2 hours. Space is limited. To register, call (478) 238-6051


3.03 “THE MIKADO” AT THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE Early showing at 2:30pm. The Mikado is perhaps the most famous of Gilbert & Sullivan’s operas. Now the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, America’s preeminent producers of Gilbert and Sullivan’s works, brings its national tour to The Grand with a full orchestra and incredible production. Adults: $41-50, Students $16. To celebrate the spirit of family embodied in the show, we're making March 3rd Bring Your Grandchildren Day at The Grand! After the performance, come down front at The Grand and you will be escorted to the stage for this once in a lifetime opportunity to see what goes on backstage. The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players is known for their incredible audience interaction through such special events. Don't miss it!


3.08 LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN Presented by Macon Concert Association at Wesleyan College - Porter Auditorium. Leonard Bernstein's daughter Jamie Bernstein comes to Porter Auditorium with soprano Amy Burton and pianists John Musto and Michael Boriskin in an evening of Bernstein's favorite music, including works by Copland, Confrey, Coward, Schubert and Chopin, along with personal stories and audio and film clips of Bernstein himself. $25 7:30PM. 4760 Forsyth Road


INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO The Macon Symphony Orchestra and Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra join the Museum in presenting the 2013 Instrument Petting Zoo, an afternoon of music, expanded this year to complement Wild Music: Sounds and Songs of Life exhibition. Young visitors can “pet” a variety of instruments and get an up-close look at some of the Museum’s Mini-Zoo residents. Don’t miss one of four performances by the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra and presentations by Mercer Professor Dr. Matt Marone that will feature the “Science of Sound.” FREE! 1:30-5pm. Museum of Arts & Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road

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. 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

Festival of Trees: The Museum of Arts and Sciences features its 26th Annual Festival of Trees exhibition, which displays more than 35 holiday trees elaborately decorated by local designers. The exhibition adorns the Museum's festive galleries through December 30, 2012.

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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. Find a variety of all things fresh and local, from honey to breads, seasonal vegetables to grass-fed beef.

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Museum of Arts & Sciences. Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. $5 - $10. Free for Bibb Co. residents the first Sunday of each month. 478-477-3232. 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). Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm and tours are $5. 478.743.3851





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During his 25 years in Chicago, Kirk West photographed legendary blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll musicians. His intimate photographs of candid moments have rarely been seen by the everyday music fan. After retiring in 2010 as Allman Brothers Band touring manager, West finally took the time to painstakingly sort through everything he shot from 1968 through the early 1990s. His gallery opening is at the Macon Arts Alliance on First Friday, March 1.


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I got my first camera at 10 so i was actually just shooting my life along the way.....first i shot model cars at age 10-14...then i shot dragsters and hot rods as i got older and started to drive and build cars...then when music became a large part of my life i started to point my 35mm camera at musicians....i couldnt play any thing but my vision turned out to be pretty good..... the first time i shot music was in chicago in 1968 and thru out the late 60's and very early 70's it was still only a 'hobby"....i was roamin the country livin the hippie life and shootin the world along the way. i suppose the first rock n roll show i shot seriously was in the fall of '68 and was frank zappa & the mothers of invention. i would say that the seriousness required to make it a career came into play in about '76-77. when i returned to chicago in 77 i got deeply involved in makin a go of it as a business. did that for 15 years until the job with the allman brothers consumed alllll my time. then when i retired from the abb job in 2010 i revived the foto thing .....starting with mining the past first then i started lookin around to see what catches my eye....(like how i was able to use 3 tenses in a single sentence?)


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formal portraits of them all plus hangin with george was a total hoot...shot him in every room of the house...the best stuff was with george rollin around on his king sized bed....amazing weekend. but also 2 days with the police all over chicago or several months with tom waits while he was livin in chicago doin a play at the steppanwolf theatre company and oh, then there was the 30 years shootin the allman brothers band....album covers, dvd projects, promo sessions...years and years of great stuff there that will some day soon be a whole project of its own... Kirsten & I are very into travelin’ these days (what a surprise coming from a guy that traveled for a living for 35 years!!)....we have been to Eastern Europe three times in the past couple years and really love that area of the world...i shoot all day everyday and we are lovin also inspired me to look at the american south differently than i have while living down i am currently workin on a project of shootin the deep south before it totally disappears to the onslaught of walmarts and dollar general stores that are completely killin the mom n pop country stores and small towns...not a unique quest but something that i really enjoy....2011 i spent a month drivin the back roads of mississippi shootin old blues sites and birth places and tombstones....from memphis to new orleans...amazing trip and amazing fotos.... Also, I have plans for a coffee table foto book or two....a couple more gallery in Philadelphia and one in New York City. I signed a contract with getty images this year and they are reppin me thru out the known world ... so "retirement" is goin pretty well....

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Hmmm, my most memorable shoot? Thats hard to say, but spending the weekend at george jones' home in east texas in 1984 would be hard to top. johnny & june cash along with george and his wife were doing a weekend of concerts at george's concert venue on his ranch near the louisiana state line. the chicago tribune sent a writer and i down to do a cover story on johnny so we got to stay at the guest house and i had total run of the place for 3 days...shot johnny, june, george and all the concerts as well......did


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FRIDAY, FEB 22 CORDUROY ROAD & DEADFIELDS Americana from Athens, GA!. Fans of anything from country to bluegrass to folk rock will especially enjoy The Corduroy Road’s notoriously lively shows. 2013 is set to be a breakout year for the band. They are currently recording their 3rd studio album, which departs from a stripped down acoustic album to a larger, louder, roots electric sound.



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TUESDAY, FEB 26 FABIAN CONCERT SERIES 7:30PM. Noted pops conductor, singer and pianist, Matt Catingub leads an all-star cast of musicians including Amy Schwartz Moretti- violin, Kurt Muroki-bass, and Steve Moretti-percussion. Presented by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. Catingub wrote music for the George Clooney film, Good Night and Good Luck, which won a Grammy!

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A VIETNAM LEGACY ’ve just returned from a trip that would have greatly pleased my late father. His younger brother died a hero’s death as a helicopter pilot in Viet Nam on November 19, 1967, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross and his second Purple Heart in the Battle of Dak To and Hill 875. That battle cost the United States 361 deaths, 15 missing in action, and 1,441 wounded. During the Viet Nam War, his unit, the 1st Squadron of the 9th Cavalry (“Air Cav”), earned three Presidential Unit citations and five Valorous Unit Citations. Uncle Woody had volunteered to return for a second tour of duty and was only back in combat a week before he was shot down while firing at enemy ground forces. He survived the crash with serious injuries but died as they carried him up a net ladder into the CH-46 helicopter that had to hover because it was too steep to land. His death was a defining moment for my family and one from which my father suffered to some degree for the rest of his life. Just before my uncle’s departure for Viet Nam, he took my dad fishing and asked him to look after his six children if he didn’t return. It was a commitment my dad took very seriously. In fact, the youngest son came to live with my parents when things didn’t go well for him after his father’s death, and he still credits my parents with having turned him into a fine young man and father. When I was offered an opportunity to travel to Viet Nam on short notice, I immediately wondered whether I might be able to honor my uncle by visiting the site of his death in the central highlands where the borders of Viet Nam, Laos, and Cambodia converge. Tourism in Viet Nam has evolved to the degree that many former American soldiers re-visit their battle sites and the families of those who were killed attempt some degree of personal relief by their own visits. My old friend from our years in the Carter administration, Chuck Searcy, lives in Hanoi where, in his role as vice president of Veterans for Peace, he frequently is asked for advice from visiting Americans. He recommended Tony Nong at but also warned that the area I wanted to visit is still con-

sidered one of the more sensitive parts of the country because of a long wartime hisof complicated indigenous tory ("Montagnard") alignments with different fighting forces. Evidently some veteran organizations and religious groups have in recent years attempted to organize the minority tribes, thus confusing the situation further and causing major suspicions among government authorities. In the end, his advice was sound and I realized I would not be able to visit Dak To. That left Da Nang Air Base, where my uncle would have entered the country, and Binh Dinh province where he was stationed. Da Nang Air Base is now the Da Nang International Airport, Viet Nam’s

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third largest, and serves ten commercial airlines. It was obvious at first glance that this could be any major airport in the world and there were no apparent vestiges of its famous war service. While impressive, it offered me no connection to my uncle’s death. Although I visited Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), an international city boasting excellent hotels whose on-site shopping includes Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Marc Jacobs (even in a nation that proudly proclaims itself to be Communist), I could have been in any major city in the world. It wasn’t until I was in Hué that I felt a connection to the Viet Nam that would have been experienced by my uncle. A beautiful and peaceful city, between 1802 and 1945, it was the imperial capital of the Nguyen dynasty. During the Vietnam War, Hué’s central position very near the border between North Vietnam and South Vietnam gave it a vital strategic location. Unfortunately, in the Tút Offensive of 1968 after my uncle’s death, during the Battle of Hué the city suffered considerable damage to its physical features, most of it from American firepower and bombings of the historical buildings. While walking among the

remaining imperial structures, surrounded by an ancient moat, I was finally able to experience a sense of peace and, to utilize an overused word, closure. I don’t know if he walked the same paths, but my uncle was stationed nearby and that was enough for me. I had occasionally heard that Viet Nam was a beautiful country, but I didn’t fully appreciate that assessment until my visit. Huge limestone outcroppings in Halong Bay jut out of the sea while verdant green mountains seem to stand guard over acres and acres of rice paddies. Because I visited during the Tút New Year’s celebrations, I saw thousands of people milling along the streets and golden chrysanthemums at every door in celebration. With 87 million inhabitants, Viet Nam has more than 20 million motorbikes and it is common to see families of four all astride one. I can’t see more than three feet away without my glasses and I found that removing them while being driven through the streets was the only way to avoid a heart attack. In Viet Nam I found a beautiful country of friendly and hospitable people. And I was able, in my own way, to honor our family hero.

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HEATHER HOLDER On taking the reigns of the College Hill Alliance and the new JumpStart / College Hill 2.0 plan for 2013 and beyond. We meet the new College Hill executive director as she is trying to work around a problem with the new slogan for College Hill 2.0, the new entrepreneurial-focused phase of the Knight Foundation-funded College Hill Alliance at Mercer University. But Heather Holder isn’t getting too frustrated. Instead, she is keeping her head up, looking expectantly at the logo illustration, throwing out ideas with Director of Communications Jessica Walden, and trying to avoid one thing. BY LEILA REGAN-PORTER

“These buzz words,” she says, shaking her head at advertisers fondness of “e-“ (e-commerce, e-marketing) and other suggestions. “They are so overused, people hate them.” The exchange gives a very accurate first impression of Holder. Energetic, optimistic, thinking outside the box, bringing fresh ideas and a new perspective to a project entering what could be described as a second term. The 30-something mother of two took the reigns of College Hill just over a month ago, and has wasted no time not only getting acclimated to the project, but swiftly moving forward with the new goals. Chosen by a steering committee that included Mercer President William D. Underwood, Mayor Robert Reichert, Community Foundation of Central Georgia’s Kathryn Dennis, WMAZ’s Chris Horne and Historic Macon’s Josh Rogers, Holder was chosen because of her “background in economic development and experience working with organizations in the region that share that goal,” as President Underwood explained in a press release following her hire. And the transition has gone remarkably well, from most perspectives including Holder’s, who left her position as Milledgeville’s Digital Bridges, another Knight-funded project that used technology to help the city’s citizens, businesses and organization adapt and expand. Previous to

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that position, she served as executive vice president at NewTown Macon, and executive director of Milledgeville Main Street. “It’s gone better than I hoped it would,” says Holder, who has been very excited for the move back to community-driven work. “When I worked at Digital Bridges, it was very technology focused, and I missed working in communities, I missed having a more dynamic workspace. To be able to continue building with College Hill, which is more closely aligned with that community development piece that I started my career doing, I think it’s so much fun to be sitting there and one minute you’re talking about public art and the next minute you’re talking about this entrepreneurial piece, and the next minute it’s about funding for some sort of planning. I have found that really invigorating. I am waking up every morning and I am so excited to be here.” Which isn’t to say Holder doesn’t recognize the obstacles that come with making Macon more appealing to entrepreneurs, as well as making opportunities more available to the possible new business-owners who already live here. When researching the entrepreneurial support network in Middle Georgia, Holder discovered, “there pretty much wasn’t one. If you want to start something, you don’t really know where to go for help.” The College Hill Alliance has some help in pinpointing these challenges, lucki-

ly, from JumpStart, a non-profit organization that works with various groups to enable the growth of entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. They made their first visit to Macon a few weeks ago, scoping out the different aspects of Macon and garnering the reactions to business growth and development. Alongside Holder and her staff, JumpStart’s team met with “the various development authorities, the different chambers and education institutions and leadership.” Then, on their own, the team conducted a large amount of one-onone interviews, to get an outsiders view of what makes up Macon and the surrounding region. “Having that outside perspective that’s looking at the research and interviews, because they’re first person interviews, it’s probably information we might not be able to get as locals, but somebody could give to somebody that they know is going to pack off on a plane and go,” says Holder. “They’re getting a lot of unfiltered feedback that gives us a really honest picture of what our assets are, what our obstacles are, and what we should be doing.” This is what Holder describes as stage one of College Hill 2.0. “The first phase is a research phase, in which they are doing a lot of first person interviews, getting to know the culture surrounding entrepreneurs, what people seem really interested in, what they’re reacting to, what seems to be something that people don’t want or have had a bad experience with in the past.” After about three months, JumpStart will be ready to present two or three pilot programs that College Hill can test out, one of which could be a business plan competition “to inspire entrepreneurial interest,” says Holder.” The JumpStart/College Hill Alliance 2.0 plan also includes a sort of small business start-up mentorship program, where a cadre of executives (both active and retired), senior level businessmen and women and others who have “an interest in seeing growth occur, who have talents and would be willing to work with a business” will have the chance to do just that. “Businesses come in, pitch an idea, there’s maybe 30 [potential mentors] in the room who all have been vetted and agree to volunteer,” explains Holder of the process, which JumpStart has used before. “They listen to the pitches and whoever they’re just drawn to, then the mentors pick who they work with. It’s three executives to one business, so you get a couple of different perspectives. It’s creating this opportunity for conversation that wouldn’t occur anywhere else. The model is built off of offering some venture capital, but the emphasis is on that technical support, and the technical support is free. “Different businesses have different needs, and it’s about identifying and having those relationships that you can pull on.” Phase three will culminate in 18 months, when JumpStart will have a completed plan for College Hill showing how the region can better support entrepreneurs. “It could be that it’s a new organization, it could be an adaptation of an existing organization, but it’s going to be their recommendations based of off what they’ve learned and how they’ve seen us in action,” says Holder. “And what they think our capacity is. And from there we’ll see what happens.” Holder stresses that she wants College Hill to work with the various Macon organizations already in place who are trying to improve the city.

“We’re looking to supplement what they do, but not replace, and we’re going to be stronger working together,” she says. “I want to make sure that they’re involved from the very beginning as well. That’s the hope – that we’re going to facilitate a larger partnership. That’s my hope anyway, is that we can use our resources better and be creative by just opening up lines of communication that haven’t initially been open. “We all kind of know each other, but that’s more cocktail-hour-in-passing, not these, ‘Let’s sit down and brainstorm, let’s build a basis of trust and clear mission for what our future is together.’ I’m excited for those conversations.” There will also be the challenge of linking the original College Hill Master Plan, developed with Philadelphia-based Interface Studio in 2008 and presented in early 2009. “We are going to talk to Interface about them coming back, and helping us look at aligning the current master plan with the entrepreneurial piece,” says Holder. “I can see how they can be connected once the entrepreneurial piece is successful and used as a feeder for the neighborhoods. But right now they seem very separate and distinct, so bridging that and connecting the projects I think is going to be very important. Making sure that the focus and emphasis on neighborhood development and revitalization is kept at the core of College Hill is important.” Holder knows the importance of keeping the neighborhoods at the forefront of College Hill’s plans, focusing on being proactive and not reactive in keeping the peace, whether it’s dealing with possible rising property and rental prices, parking issues or noise levels. “Going through that process with the community is very important,” she says. “If we don’t plan for it on the front end, they all of a sudden we’re going to be reactionary and I think we’re at a good place right now to have those conversations, to where we’re not just fixing problems that we’ve seen, we’re really projecting out what that vision is. Vibrancy is busy.” Vibrancy is what is showing up more and more in Macon, and Holder sees the energy that comes with a growing young professional class and appreciation for the arts, citing it as a difference between here and her previous post of Milledgeville, where she still temporarily stays to enable her two young girls to stay in their school. “In Milledgeville, there isn’t this happy hour, young professionals scene where people still understand that you have to go and get up the next morning, but at the same time you don’t just want to go home and be watching ‘Jeopardy’ every night. There’s an energy here.” Holder’s children have shared in that love of Macon, and “their enthusiasm and their excitement, and encouragement” of her plans and activities has made the move between her home in Milledgeville and apartment on Orange Street a lot easier. And it sounds like her two girls have become enamored with the city too. “I brought them in [one weekend], we stayed here, we went to the basketball game, we actually did the Rock Candy Tour, and then we spent time in a couple of parks, [it was great] being able to share that with them,” she says. “They were so much younger when I was here before, and now they’re nine and 11. They’re already begging right now, they’re like, ‘When’s the next basketball game? We want to go back!’”





Several weeks ago I brought to Bibb County's attention the Ponzi Scheme that Bibb County School Superintendent also known as induction lighting retrofitting and Ron Collier as well as The Telegraph brought out the facts on the even bigger boondoggle involving The Macon Promise Neighborhood Grant which got the BOE to sell the old Ballard-Hudson building to the Cliffard Whitby-Jimmie Samuel group only to lease it back for millions of dollars over the next several years as well as pay for its' renovations. I now bring you another way that our Dear Doctor Dallemand will be trying to skim some more money off of his cash cow that we know as the Bibb County BOE. On Feb. 11¸2013 there was a monthly Nutrtion Manager’s meeting in which Dr. Cleta Long, the Schools Nutrition Director invited Dr. Kelly Gacutan, Deputy Superintendent for Operations to the meeting to explain to the managers about a situation involving the pritization of the School Nutrition proram. From what I understand, Gacutan informed the group that the superintendent was planning on sending out an RFP in order that another group could to take over the program. When managers began asking questions of concern regarding thier jobs, benefits, salaries and why the superintendent wanted to privatize the program she said in typical "Jim Jones, People's Temple" fashion that they did not have to worry about their jobs and that they should give all of their concerns to Dr. Long and she would bring them to the table when things progressed. In other words, ,"Drink the Kool-Aid my children and everything will be all right..." She then emphasized that their jobs and benefits would be considered when the RFP was written. It was then said by Dr. Gacutan said the superintendent was looking at all avenues to cut cost and save the system money. Keep in mind that 350 members of our community currently work in our school lunchrooms and central kitchen to provide our children healthy breakfast and lunches. The facts many do not know is that the school nutrition department does not take any money from the general fund of the BOE. They are completely self supporting pay their own salaries, benefits, food, equipment, trucks that delivery the food, fuel, paper supplies, chemicals and even pay rent to the BOE. Every year, they pay money to the general fund for usage of gas, lights, maintenance work in kitchens and on their equipment. Further, they must keep at least 3 months operating capital in our reserves and Dr. Long makes sure we have that much and a little more to cover unexpected expenses. Apparently Dr. Long is in the wrong position and should be considered for Superintendent because she has always operated her department with a profit at the end of the year...As a matter of fact this year alone over

$800,000 of excess from the Nutrition Department has gone back into the General Fund of the BOE.

Dallemand can’t just confiscate the reserves or spend SN funds any way he wants as the Federal Government and the USDA have very strict guidelines for spending school nutrition funds. School districts and independent schools that choose to take part in the lunch program get cash subsidies and USDA foods from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for every meal served. To participate, they must serve lunches that meet Federal requirements, and they must offer free or reduced price lunches to eligible children in the district. A New York Times article called "School Lunches and the Food Industry" written in 2011 gives us the explanation as to why Dallemand is so interested in getting the Nutrition System privitized. It states: "...the management companies have a cozy relationship with food processers, which routinely pay the companies rebates (typically around 14 percent) in return for contracts. The rebates have generally been kept secret from schools, which are charged the full price.” In the months following Dallemand’s addition to Bibb County schools, there were rumblings that he wanted to privatize the Nutrition Department. He even asked students at multiple schools what they thought of having a food court with Chic-fil-a, Subway, and Pizza Hut as he used name brand recognition to try to win over the students. The people of Bibb County need to consider reports of “revenue gifts” and “advanced funding” for the lighting project, along with the “rebates” mentioned in the NYT article above. It is easy to assume someone is profiting from privatization. Meanwhile, over 300 members of our community risk losing their jobs. Could there be kick-backs or revenue gifts for Dallemand? Perhaps he gets these kick-backs long after he leaves Bibb County in shambles. Oh but people...this isn't the only department Dallemand plans on liberating as it is also being reported that he will be pushing for the maintenance and the transportation department to be privatized as well for a grand total of over 600 employees that have shaky futures here in Bibb County. It is PAST time to get this group of cut-throated, carpetbagging skalawags driven completely from our community.

February 10th Women & Faith: The Struggles & Triumphs Of The 'Gentler' Gender Presentation by Dr. Janell Johnson

February 17th Women & Faith - Group Discussion

February 24th Human Sexuality – Presentation by Dr. Angel Vasquez (9:30am in the Community Center)

Journeying to Understanding

March 3rd Human Sexuality – Group Discussion

Join us as we dialogue together as part of a series designed to create community and understanding between different types of people.

The Living Listener

Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m.

Listening for Core Gifts

March 10th:

March 17th -Group Discussion

“Share our similarities, celebrate our differences...” M. Scott Peck

March 24th Wrap up & Survey – ‘Where do we go from here?’


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BLD: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner BAR: Alcohol Served $: Entrees under $10 $$: $10-$20 $$$: Above $20


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, Macon.

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

All new Happy Hour at The Blue Diamond Bar, located inside Taki! 4:30-6:30 pm every Mon-Tue-Wed-Fri. $2 drafts, $2.50 wells, $5 saki cocktails, $3 wines and daiquiris and 20% off all sushi! 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. $-$$

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 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


THE SCENE Q&A with actress Catherine Bach, Craze Hunter, Out and About with Sean Pritchard, Exclusive Bar & Music Schedule, Go Hear


DAISY DUKE Acress Catherine Bach talks about her days in Hazzard County, her best friend Bo Duke and getting the part playing the sexiest southern gal on ‘70s tv. I'm certain that I would be a different person if I hadn't grown up with the Duke boys in my life. Even as a kid, it made me proud that two outlaws from Hazzard County could take time out of their life every week to be heroic. I constantly listened to Waylon Jennings at six years old because of them. I got more than one burn on my ass from trying to slide across the hood of my mother's Oldsmobile. I probably rocked a rebel flag or two, because it looked cool. And I had the requisite Daisy poster hanging just so, in my room. So this week, when The Dukes of Hazzard Reunion promoter, Chris Jennings, told me that I'd be interviewing one of the cast members, it made me smile. I'd interviewed Cooter when he was a congressman, and had an awesome time. When Catherine Bach called me out of the blue, I had no idea who it was, until she told me it was Daisy. I'm pretty sure I got red in the face. BY BRAD EVANS

I was seriously pumped when I saw all of you were coming to Byron the first weekend of March. I’m 37 years old, so I grew up watching you guys. I have to tell you though, I’ve been interviewing all kinds of people; politicians, movie stars, rock stars, etc for years, and when I called Chris to ask for an interview with a cast member, I just sort of expected him to say I could interview Cooter, or Luke, which was fine. I’ve got to tell you though, when he told me Daisy would be calling me, I got more than a little nervous. What do fans usually say to you when they meet you today? Awww. It’s really interesting. It depends on what part of the country they come from. The last really interesting appearance I had was Baton Rouge. We had a pretty big crowd and this one fellow told me he had waited in line for six hours to get to meet me. He said he’d been pondering on what he was going to say to me. And he decided to recite me his favorite bible verse. I thought that was so sweet. Where do you live now? Did you just ask ‘What do I look like now?” (laughs) Of course not!

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Ha! I’m in LA. I’ve been here 30 years. I work from home. I have a big office in my house, and today is Interview Day!

What have you been up to? We were so happy to see you coming to Georgia. I haven’t seen a Hazzard Reunion in a while. Yeah, I can’t do them as much as I like to. I only do about one a year. I have two girls, so I need to be here for them as much as I can. I also do this show on CBS called The Young and The Restless so I need to be there as well. If I’m going to be gone, I have to let them know. But I really love getting together with everyone.

What Daisy looks like now... In 2012 she joined the cast of Young & the Restlesss.

How did you first get the job as Daisy? It was so crazy. Back in the late ‘70s I was considered very exotic, but I was a good actress. The agency that I had been with, they were like, look, we’re never going to make any money with you, you should go back to South Dakota and marry a cowboy. Or go back to school and be a teacher. You are never going to be anyone we make money off of because you look too exotic. But I didn’t leave LA. I hung around, and did a few things, and I ended up writing a one-act play. I wasn’t really going out on interviews for parts anymore. But I wrote this play about a young actress and what she’s going to do if she doesn’t make it by her 25th birthday. At that time, to me 25 seemed really old. It’s her 25th birthday and she’s got one last horrible party with one last terrible producer, who never really wanted to do anything but mess around with her, and so now she‘s gonna kill herself. But instead she decided to tell her life story to the LA Times, so that other actresses won’t be taken advantage of. So I tell the story of this actress. Well everybody loved it. I got a writing deal at ABC from it. It was great. I wrote movies of the week. So now I’ve got a writing deal. The girl who directed the play ended up with a directing job. So she and I were celebrating in Beverly Hills. I don’t think I’d ever been there before. After lunch I asked her if she wanted to walk around. At the time I had been offered an interview for the part of Daisy Duke, and I wasn’t really excited about it. I told my friend that I didn’t think I was gonna go. They had been trying to cast it for the past year. She told me I HAD to go. I was like, “I’m way too exotic. They want this girl to look like Dolly Parton.” She said, “Who cares if you get the part, it’s an experience, you never know who you are going to meet on the way in or the way out.” So I jumped up from lunch and I went to the interview. And John Schneider (Bo Duke) is sitting there in the lobby. I say hi, and I meet Guy Waldron, the creator. It just so happened that there was a terrible case of the flu that year. So all the big bosses weren’t there. Guy saw me and had me come on in. I spent two hours there; I had a great time with Guy and John. They sent me straight to network, since everyone was sick I didn’t have to go through the hierarchy. Then they asked if I could drive John home. He didn’t have a car, or couldn’t drive or something. So we drove around and I showed him Beverly Hills. We talked for 2 or 3 hours, and just had the best time. A few days later, after working with Guy and John, I went in for another reading, and everyone stood up and clapped. At that point, I didn’t care if I got the job or not. It just felt great. It was a good experience and I was happy about that. Two weeks later, I got on a plane and headed to Georgia. They got me a room at a Holiday Inn. I called my old agency, because they would never return my calls. I left a message that I got this part and that they wouldn’t let me sign a deal without representation. They wouldn’t return my call. So I remembered this guy I used to body surf with that was a lawyer and had him negotiate my deal.

Tell me about your first day on the set? I was freaked out. It was all guys and me, this one little girl. The men on that show, they remember every nuance. It was a coming of age for so many of them. It was all about who could man up. I sort of kept my distance from all that. I just had a blast. But the first few days I was just freaked out. I didn’t feel breezy and easy. I felt out of my element. I had never done anything that big. I was sitting in the make up chair with my little cowboy make up artist, and he got the feeling I was nervous I guess. He asked me to look up, and he kind of held his cowboy hat above me. He told me to look up into his cowboy hat so he could get make up under my eyes. There is a Polaroid in his hat. It’s a photo of Jimmy Best (Roscoe P Coltrane.) And as I look closer, he’s only wearing his holster, and his tube socks and his cowboy boots! I laughed so hard, and it really just broke the ice. It was hilarious. I couldn’t believe he did it. So I had to pass the picture around. I must have showed all 150 people on the set by the time Jimmy got there. When he comes walking up to do his scene, everyone just bowed down on the ground.

While she was on the Dukes of Hazzard, her legs were insured for $1,000,000.

Did you have any idea of how large the show would become? Me? The out of work ethnic actress? No I didn’t know. But I really did like the character. I was having fun, and I really felt like I was doing a good job. Everything felt right.

I’ve read a lot about girls sort of hanging around the set waiting for John and Tom? Did you have a lot of guys sort of following you around during that time? No. The producer used to carry a gun and he hardly let me out of his sight. I basically had 150 big brothers, protecting me with all the cast and crew. Who was your favorite person in Hazard County? That is so hard to say. To this day John Schneider is my brother. I am so close to him. I actually get mad at him if I don’t hear from him in a while. We are that close. He loves my cooking. I was having a personal problem one time and I was in New York City and I was walking down the street crying. And I ran into someone, and






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DAISY CONT. I looked up to say excuse me, and it was John!. I mean what are the chances? Ben Jones (Cooter) is family. His wife is like my soul sister. When my husband died, I really relied on them. They flew out here every single month to be with me. Ben called me every day. I love them so much I can almost cry thinking about them. Jimmy Best (Roscoe), we talk all the time. Denver Pyle (Uncle Jesse) and I used to go eat and shopping all the time together. He was fantastic. Sorrel Booke and I were really good friends, we corresponded all the time when I was in Africa working on a project with Robert Mitchum. But he never told me he had cancer. I did so many shows and appearances with everyone, and I just know and love them all.

We see the General Lee from time to time, what became of Dixie? Dixie turned into a Wagoner for me. I picked up John from the airport one night, and people would actually just jump in the jeep with me. I had my own Dixie that wasn’t on the show, but I had to get rid of it. But I do have a General Lee. It’s being restored right now in North Carolina being overhauled by a professor and his class at the University of North Carolina. My husband bought it before he died, probably for himself but he said it was for me.

What was your take on Vance and Cody? They were sweet boys. What can you say. What a tough act to follow, John and Tom. You just can’t do it. Honestly, John and Tom had an ax to grind. I asked them if they wanted me to go out with them. And they said no

because then we won’t have anyone to come home to. So I stayed. And they came back!

What did you do in the first few years after Hazard was over? I did some plays. I thought about what I wanted to do in my life. I went to Europe. In ‘93 I did a series with Robert Mitchum I got married and had my daughters and I wanted to concentrate on that. All of a sudden I wanted to be home. My daughters are 14 and 17. I have had them doing plays and stuff since they were 4. One daughter is a great little filmmaker. She won an international film fest for high school kids all over the world. She’s really good. My little one is a cheerleader, and she likes pondering math problems. She is also a great writer. We’ll see what happens. Do you have any tips on making the perfect pair of jorts? You can buy them on my website! Thanks Catherine, we look forward to seeing you in a few weeks. Oh I’m so looking forward to coming back to Georgia! Hug that baby! I can hear her in the background!

Dukes of Hazzard Georgia Reunion Friday March 8, 5:30 pm til 7 pm, Saturday March 9, 5 pm til 7 pm, and Sunday March 10, 5:30 pm til 7 pm. Concerts include David Allan Coe, Confederate Railroad,Shane Bridges Band,Rusty Williams, Cooter's Garage Band, Still Cruzin', The A2Z Band and many more!



Who are your influences? Led Zeppelin, Bootsy Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Vai, Incubus, Cody Canada, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. Describe you sound for our readers? We are country rock. Harley, Jesse, and Steven bring the rock side of things and Lance brings the country. It makes for a pretty nice combonation. How did you get into music? Steven started playing in his dad's band on guitar and bass. Jesse comes from a family with a deep musical background, his dad plays guitar and sings, and his grandmother sang with some local well known artist. Harley fell in love with music as a baby and has been beating on things ever since. Lance grew up listening to country music and began playing guitar at 15, music has been his passion ever since. What do you like about the Macon music scene? Being able to just play music, the variety of music, and beer! We’ve played the Bird, Billy’s, Grant’s Lounge and Juliette a time or two.

LISTEN UP LANCE DANIEL & NEVER FAMOUS Members: Lance Daniel(guitar and vocals) works at Harley Davidson of Macon as Parts To Service Liason. Steven Taylor(guitar and vocals) works at Aeropostale and goes to college full time. Jesse Perkins(bass) works at home. Harley Hite(drums) works at Harley Davidson of Macon as Service Writer.

Tell us about your favorite moment on stage? We played a show at the Hummingbird last year and the crowd was really into it and singing along. That was a very rewarding feeling when you feel the energy from that, it's a great high that nothing can compare to. And one of us ended up wearing a pink tank top before the night was over. What's next for Lance Daniel Band? Just play. Keep expanding our horizons and our fan base. It's been a really great start since our first show in August, we've learned alot along the way, and we want to see it continue.

Grew up in Beaufort, SC. Dad a Marine from Swainsboro, GA and Mom from Japan. Parents met while dad stationed in Japan. Lived in Japan, Hawaii and California. Moved to south in mid 70's. Graduated from UGA in 1988. Went to night law school at Atlanta Law School and finished in 1992. Practiced in Southeast Georgia ever since. Married in June 2012 to wife Angie. No children as of yet. We currently live in Pooler, GA. I was orginally going to join the Marines like dad, but bad eyes and flat feet keep me from flying jets. Law found me. I practice Personal Injury law with emphasis on car wrecks.

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The Hummingbird expands their popular Big Bird Bash to a full day of music at the fantastic outdoor venue, the historic Luther Williams Field

When the Hummingbird puts on a music festival, you can bet it’s going to be big. This year, the The Big Bird Bash will feature 7 bands, art vendors, food vendors, and exciting games to keep you entertained through out the day all at the one of the most beautiful Minor League Ballparks in the Country, Luther William Field at Central City Park in downtown Macon. With a ticket price of only $25, you get a sample of the thriving music scene in and around Middle Georgia. With the support of Robins Federal Credit Union, The Big Bird Bash celebrates our passion for music and the growth of the music industry in our community. Since the inception of this festival two years ago, all funds have gone to support the 48 local bands who participated and expand their musical reach within our community. “The hummingbird has gotten famous for doing things over- thetop.” Says Tim Oblegoner, co-owner of the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom. “This is something that we decided we wanted to do, to make the festival a larger event than just the Hummingbird. Luckily, we’ve got great people like Kristen O’neal who helped make it happen. We’ve had roughly 4,000 people attend the previous Bird bashes, and we knew this was just a logical next step.” Oblegoner noted that there will be a mechanical bull on the scene, The Middle Georgia Derby Demons will be there rolling around all day, there will be food vendors, and sponsors will be on site handing out

free swag and doing promotions all day long. But that’s not all. The Hummingbird announced just a few weeks ago that they will change the name of the festival to The Macon Music Festival and that in 2014 it will become a multi day event featuring great live music, vendors, and an arts program. “We have known for some time that Macon really needs a music festival to support its extensive musical heritage and support the growing underground music scene.” says Kristen O’ Neal, event. Kudos to the crew at the Bird for pulling off what is sure to be one of the biggest events of the year. Get down to Luther Williams field on March 2nd to enjoy some great rock and roll! Headlining this year’s festival will be The Drive By Truckers with Drivin N Cryin, Moon Taxi, and Modern Skirts. Back City Woods, Gringo Grande, and The Dirty Sound Professors will provide local support. Both the Truckers and Moon Taxi are playing Atlanta’s new music festival, the Shakey Knees Fest in May! A portion of the event proceeds will go The Cox Capitol Theatre, The Big House Museum, and Macon-Bibb Co Parks and Recreation. Dare we say it, but in case of rain, the event will be cancelled and ticket sales will be refunded.

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Ah, March Madness… I'm not talking just basketball, though it has already proven to be an exciting season aside from Nerlens Noel getting injured so bad. I'm more so talking about all the things we have to look forward to around the area this next month. As we wind down a month that was filled up by MAGA, tons of live music, auctions, and a special birthday celebration for Macon ex-pat JuBee "Are You Finished With That Burger" Webb (Friday the 22nd at Roasted - Featuring Dana Swimmer, Baby Baby, and more), we must prepare for a month of pink and yellow. Cherry Blossom Festival is nearly here, as are the waves of pollen (and tourists) that begin to show up. It's a busy time for Macon, possibly one of the busiest, but options are rarely ever a bad thing. Like I mentioned, Roasted is hosting a very special celebration for JuBee's birthday the last Friday of the month, and they've stocked up on great bands and 40oz High Life's. KidSyc@Brandywine, who played Second Sunday some months ago with Floco Torres, are heading up the night, but a strong support bill backs them up. Or if you're up for a real adventure, you can take your chances, and head to Milledgeville for their Homecoming Concert featuring country stars Gloriana & Jerrod Niemann. Things could get weird.. On Thursday the 28th, the Cox Capitol Theatre is offering a FREE screening of the Drive By Truckers' documentary, The Secret to a Happy Ending, in preparation for their upcoming Big Bird Bash Festival that the Truckers are headlining. I've only seen a few clips of the film, but I had a much better impression of Patterson Hood after than I did before. If you haven't caught on yet, The Big Bird Bash is set to take place on March 2nd at the Historic Luther Williams Field and features sets from Drivin' n' Cryin', Moon Taxi, Modern Skirts, and a number of others. I'm proud to see another festival pop up in Macon and can't wait to see the crowds that show up.


r u o H y Happ DRGN KING began as the studio project of Philly songwriter Dominic Angelella and producer Ritz Reynolds (The Roots). After signing to Bar None Records and releasing their debut LP, the band set out on the road. They'll be at Roasted in Macon on March 8th for JUNA's (formerly Argonauts) EP Release - FREE.

For First Friday, put your party pants on and prepare for a good time! Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt and Little Ruckus, both possibly some of the weirdest and most exciting music I've seen come to Macon in a while, will be at the Loft (soon to be Fresh Produce Records) on MLK, alongside a few locals that you might recognize. There should be lights, explosions, pinatas, robots, lasers, and an assortment of things to compliment the tunes, and it's all free. Don't like having that much fun?! It's First Friday and everyone will be doing something, so whether you wind up at the Grand Opera House for "Hot on Broadway", at Roasted for Mama's Love, or for dinner at any of the fine places around Macon, there are plenty of ways to enjoy yourself. The 11th Hour hosts their annual Reader's Choice Awards on Thursday, March 7th at the Capitol Theatre. Love it or hate it, Reader's Choice is always a great time and it's a chance to dress up in your nicest newspaper clothes, get your picture made with Pedals the Poodle, and laugh at the event's host. This year, Danny Davis holds the golden mic, so things might get more personal than they have in years. If you haven't visited him at Roasted for karaoke on Wednesdays, track him down and find out the details. The Awards show has a great lineup of some of the rising bands from Macon of the past year, and who doesn't look forward to hearing Mark Ballard's acceptance speech? You may have read about it in the last issue, but right down I-16, Savannah Stopover will be kicking off the same night. Stopover, a three-day musical adventure of over 100 bands performing around the city, began three years ago and has since gained national press for having a top-notch lineup for a very reasonable ticket price. Headliners this year include of Montreal, The Whigs, Chelsea Light Moving w/ Thurston Moore, Merchandise, Ben Sollee, and more. It's well worth the ticket, the drive down 16, and the hangover you'll probably have

Sunday, so visit if you're interested. Though I'll be working that weekend, a tough choice would have been in place if I had been free. Savannah Stopover sounds like an excellent time, but the Dukes of Hazard Reunion is taking place in Byron and as a varsity level people watcher, I think my time would be put to better use among daisy dukes and beer guts. The entire cast is getting back together, David Allen Coe will be there yelling insults at people, and an estimated 60,000 people will be celebrating their love of fast cars and fast times. Just the good ol' boys, never meanin' no harm…. Since I'll be around Macon, I'm looking forward to going to Roasted for JUNA's EP Release. You may know the band as Argonauts - made up of a number of Macon's own - but with a name change comes a handful of new things, including their EP titled Heteroglossia. They'll be joined by DRGN King, a band from Philadelphia who recently signed to BarNone and is touring out to SXSW, as well as Walking Shapes, an act from New York that reminded me of the first time I listened to Radiohead. It's isn't everyday that one of Macon's few local bands releases an album, so I hope you'll come out and show some support of their hard work. Again, another free thing to do in Macon. And then, it's here. The 31st annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Break out your pink clothes, bring on the crude jokes, and let's have a great time. The festival has a full schedule of events available at, and will be introducing a number of new or re-vamped events - including a two-day food truck festival! Following the festival, I plan to go into a deep hibernation, not returning until the Ocmulgee is warm enough to take more than a few minutes swim in. I've been a bit scattered in writing this because I keep getting distracted by COPS and the ridiculous things that keep happening on the show.

The Harlem Globetrotter's @ Macon Centerplex - 3/13

Cherry Blossom Festival @ Various Locations - 3/15 - 24

Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley @ Macon Centerplex - 3/14

Greenhouse Lounge @ Roasted 3/15

Tunes & Balloons w/ Travis Denning Band @ Middle Georgia State College - 3/16 Elton John in Concert @ Macon Centerplex - 3/20

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David Beale Bearfoot Tavern, 9-12 on patio Boothill Billy’s Clubhouse

Corduroy Road and Deadfields Cox Capitol Theatre Johnny Hollingshed Grant’s Lounge Big Daddy & Co. The Hummingbird

Jubee’s bday meltdown feat. Megan Jean & The KFB, Kid Syc @ Brandywine, Baby Baby, Dana Swimmer & African Americana Roasted Cafe & Lounge Matt & Wes Wild Wing Cafe

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The Unmentionables The Hummingbird Tokyo Spa Billy’s Clubhouse

Megan Jean & the KFB Roasted Cafe & Lounge Radio Cult Wild Wing Cafe

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California Bad Girlz Female Revue Chasen’s Lounge

Cotton Ave. Hustlers The Hummingbird Dawn of the Hippies Grant’s Lounge Mama’s Love feat. Dirty Doves Roasted Cafe & Lounge Freelance Ruckus Wild Wing Cafe

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Sugar Virus Billy’s Clubhouse

Motorcycle Madness Travis Bryant, Mama T & The Lost Southern Boys Hud’s on Gray Hwy. Tim Lee 3 The Hummingbird

Big Bird Bash feat. Drive By Truckers, Drivin N Cryin, Gringo Grande, Modern Skirts & more! Luther Williams Field England 1819 feat. One Horse Parade Roasted Cafe & Lounge Matt Pippen Band Wild Wing Cafe

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Big Mike & Booty Papas APs Hidden Hideaway, 3-8pm Open Mic Night Backporch Lounge

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David Beale Bearfoot Tavern, 9-12 on patio Lance Daniel & Never Famous Billy’s Clubhouse

Birnam Wood & Back City Woods Grant’s Lounge California Bad Boyz Male Revue Hud’s on Gray Hwy. Scott Little Band The Hummingbird

Travis Bryant Band Wild Wing Cafe

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Planet Retro The Hummingbird

Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute band) Cox Capitol Theatre Hott w/Harry Leggs Billy’s Clubhouse

Tyler Hammond Band Wild Wing Cafe

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Broken Arrow Blues Band Grant’s Lounge B Keith Williams The Hummingbird

Greenhouse Lounge Roasted Cafe & Lounge CJ Fields Wild Wing Cafe


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The Reader's Choice Awards are here. Steeped in silliness and tradition this night focuses on everything local. There are a few tables available and you can get one by calling 508-7096 but I would do it soon because they will not last. With acts like Doski Wo, One Horse Parade, Louise Warren, Travis Denning, and Sterling Waite and the Cotton Avenue Hustlers it's going to be a show you don't want to miss. “The Captain” Danny Davis will be hosting the event with celebrity presenters throughout the night. Everyone is also invited to participate in Macon’s “Harlem Shake!” Bring a costume or mask, we’ll be filming right after intermission. Walk the red carpet at 6:30, show starts at 7:00. General admission tickets just $5. Come out and celebrate our local restaurants, bars, boutiques and musicians, this is going to be one fun night!



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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

Every Monday - Loco’s Grill & Pub Tuesdays 7pm Billy’s Clubhouse

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


Tuesdays, Grant’s Lounge

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!




JuBee's Birthday Meltdown feat. some Macon’s favorite local and regional bands and DJs. Charleston, SC-based duo Megan Jean and the KFB arrange a demented blend of Americana, punk, dance, and the avant-garde that has been earning them a dedicated following all over America. For those of you who don’t miss a show when they come to town, On March 1st of 2013, the duo will release their 2nd full-length album, The Devil Herself, recorded at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC. So expect to hear some great new Euro/gypsy style music.


Fridays 7pm at Hud’s on Gray Hwy.

A night of Americana - Roots rock from Athens, GA. Corduroy Road features a banjo and guitars and for fans of The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show. General admission $10.

Every Wednesday at The Bird, 7pm.


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


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

Sunday 7p, Billy’s Clubhouse

Monday nights at Sticky Fingers! 7pm - No buy in! Cash prizes.


An innovative rock trio with roots on both the east and west coast. The band originated in Charleston, SC and shortly thereafter moved Los Angeles, CA. Inspired by the likes of Franz Ferdinand, The Beatles, Ghostland Observatory, The Average White Band and more, Stereo Reform continues to learn and grow. Over the past few years Stereo Reform has taken



the loosely definable "rock" sound and blended dance, funk, and pop to create what they now call Dance-a-Funk-aRock-a-Tronic.

bands. Come on out to Wild Wing for a night of free live music and great food and drink specials.




Mama’s Love is an American Rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in 2007. Like the town where the band resides, their sound is progressive with hints of classic tones. Energetic live shows, definitive song craftsmanship, and a genre-defying sound have formed the buzz that follows the Mama’s Love experience. They maintain a strong sense of tradition in classic American music, while staying progressive with their improvisational segments and song structures. Catchy melodies, lyrical hooks, and layered harmonies are supported by a tight rhythmic foundation. With a classic rock, funk, soul, and Americana flavor, Mama’s Love harvests their songs from the roots of time.

FREELANCE RUCKUS @ WILD WING CAFE Influenced by Jerry Reed, the Kinks and Panic, these guys have become one of Macon’s favorite cover


Featuring Drive-By Truckers, Drivin ‘n Cryin, Gringo Grande, Moon Taxi, Back City Woods! Music all day, just $25. See page 27 for details.


A family affair of traveling musicians, honing their experimental, new age music on the road. Haunting lyrics and massive chamber rock unfurl in sweeping, evocative surges of sound.


Based in Athens, Ga. Their music artfully blends dirty Blues/Slide guitars, busy solid bass lines, booming velvety gospel/country vocals, and rock & roll drummin'.

THEBLUEINDIAN.COM Georgia’s Indie Music Hub


INVITATION FOR BIDS Bid Number 13-120-ND 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, March 7, 2013, for Driveway Repair for the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department. Bids will be publicly opened in the Bibb County Board of Commissioners Administrative Conference Room, on Thursday, March 7, 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 Purchasing Department, Room 405 Courthouse, 601 Mulberry Street, Macon, Georgia 31201, (478) 621-6333. Bid envelopes should be sealed and identified on the outside as “DRIVEWAY REPAIR” and delivered by hand or mailed to: Bibb County Purchasing Department Room 405, Bibb County Courthouse 601 Mulberry Street Macon, Georgia 31201 In order to be considered, bids over $25,000 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- (30) days after date of opening. Whereas the contracted price exceeds $25,000.00, 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. Minority, Women Owned and other Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are encouraged to participate in the solicitation process. Additionally, respondents are encouraged to use M/W/DBE subcontractors where possible.


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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

n the months before their deaths, relatives say Mildred and Jewel Cleveland had struggled living in the same house with Mildred's grown son, Jason Howard. Jobless and socially withdrawn, Howard was a disturbed man who had been committed to a mental institution for schizophrenia following his arrest for robbing a bank. Although his mother thought that Howard could be rehabilitated and insisted that he live with them, relatives say her husband, Jewel, wasn't so sure. Police think that after killing and burying the Clevelands, Jason Howard continued to live in the house. He paid bills, cared for the family pets, and even took a trip to the family's vacation home. With the aid of cadaver dogs, Liberty County police found the bodies of Jewel and Mildred Cleveland JASON HOWARD wrapped in tarps and buried in a barn on June 15, 2004. An autopsy later conArrested 4/13/2009 4 Cts Felony Murder firmed that both had been shot in the head and that Mildred had been beaten first. In his own words from a November 1994 note, Howard explained: Let it be known that I, Jason M. Howard, can be extremely paranoid, therefore as a fugitive I will not only be carrying firearms but explosives as well...I'm not dangerous until I am crossed or cornered, so stay away. Keep away and don't blame me for a dead tactical team. Only yourselves to blame. For the next 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, and a cross country runner, 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.

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