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OCMULGEE INDIAN FEST

by BRAD EVANS

bradevans11@gmail.com - (478) 508-7096 When I owned a bar on Tybee Island, I kept a tape recorder on the bar pretty much all the time. I have hundreds of tapes, a lot of them are very funny to listen to. Some of them, though, offer a pretty unique glimpse into how people really felt about our country at the time. When people are talking to their friends, especially after a few drinks, it gets real, and that’s important. Two tapes that stick out are the ones from the day that the old Georgia flag was lowered from the Capitol, and the day after planes flew into the World Trade Center on 9/11. If you want to know how people really felt on Tybee Island, during that time, I’d dare to say that my tapes would be your best bet. I wish I’d had a tape recorder with me a few years after I first moved to Macon. Ellis was our mayor then. And things were just getting crazy. Our credit rating dropped and landed Macon on a watch list. He saddled up next to Nuwabian leader, Malachi York, for photos. He claimed to change his name and convert to Islam and declared solidarity with Hugo Chavez. There were federal and local investigations swirling around his administration. He was and

still is defiant about all of it. More than anything, it felt embarrassing to live in Macon. I’m certain that he can point to some positive things that happened under his administration. But back then when I told someone I was from Macon, it wasn’t our musical heritage, or unique architecture that was brought up. It was the antics of our mayor. Compared to that, these last few years under the leadership of our current Mayor, Robert Reichart, Macon is heaven. It’s hard to ignore all the good that has happened. And it’s hard to say that it would have happened anyway. Even with all the momentum we have right now towards building a better city, I’m afraid of some things slowing down or coming to a halt altogether, were we to end up with Ellis back in office. And I also believe that casting a vote for anyone but Reichert in our upcoming election is basically a vote for Ellis. And that frightens me. So have some sense on September 17th, get up and vote, and when you do, think about what this City has been busy becoming and think about all it took to get here. Reichert helped get us here, and he can continue to move us forward. My vote will be with him.

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September 11: 1963 - "The Great White Wonder" first appears in a record store in Los Angeles, CA. The "bootleg" of Bob Dylan songs is believed to be the first bootleg album. September 13: 1948 - The School of Performing Arts opened in New York City. It was the first public school to specialize in performing arts. September 17: 1998 - An American Airlines flight made an emergency stop in Denver because a passenger had become violent after meeting Hootie & The Blowfish on the plane. September 20: 1884 - The Equal Rights Party was formed in San Francisco, CA.

Lanier Center to Host Best-Selling Author Sena Jeter Naslund The Lanier Center for Literary Arts is proud to announce that Sena Jeter Naslund will be the featured guest at a special event in Macon on Wednesday September 25, 2013. The critically acclaimed nationally best-selling author is unparalleled in her ability to write fiction that gives life to history. In Ahab’s Wife, by re-imagining the Moby-Dick Captian’s intelligent and adventuresome young spouse, Naslund captured the hearts and minds of booksellers, readers and book clubs all over the country. In Abundance, she transported readers to the French Revolution and boldly depicted the often-maligned Marie Antoinette as a graceful and compassionate queen, facing the guillotine with extraordinary courage. Her newest novel entitled, The Fountain of St. James Court; or Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman is scheduled for release on September 17, 2013. In this novel, Naslund enchants readers with a tale of two worlds: one set in contemporary America and the other rooted in the turbulence of eighteenth-century France. Naslund brings us two fully realized women of different eras, both of whom struggle to forgive themselves when they fail to balance motherhood, matrimony, and the work that sustains their souls. A writer tentatively approaches her autumnal years in modern day Louisville, and a painter in revolutionary France determines to survive and flourish. “Of a certain age, but not of a great age.” That is how writer Kathryn Callaghan views herself—an aging woman, but aging into what? At nearly seventy and after three divorces, she comforts herself with lasting friendships, the house she loves, and her devotion to her son and to the art of writing fiction. She has just completed the first draft of a heart wrenching novel, which she conceives as an imaginative counterweight to James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Kathryn tells her Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman from the perspective of the historical figure Èlisabeth Vigèe-Le Brun, whose portraits have earned her lasting fame and the admiration of Marie Antoinette. An established author of eight earlier novels, Kathryn uses this

historical novel as a looking glass, a tool for examining her own life. This lush, textured novel-within-anovel transports the reader from an engaging, modernday Louisville to the historic streets, palaces, countrysides, and homes of France, Italy, and Russia. Naslund's characteristic passion for living fully and meaningfully is palpable on every page. This is fiction in its unadulterated form, with research transformed by imagination into the stuff of life. About the author: Sena Jeter Naslund is Program Director of the brief-residency Master of Fine Arts in writing at Spalding University and Distinguished Teaching Professor and Writer in Residence at the University of Louisville. A former Kentucky Poet Laureate and winner of the Alabama Governor's Arts Award, Naslund is also the recipient of the Harper Lee Award and the Southeastern Library Association Fiction Award. A finalist for the Orange Prize in England, her work has also been published in Australia and translated into German, Spanish, Japanese, Greek, Hebrew, Polish, Danish, and Korean. She is editor and cofounder of The Louisville Review.

Neighborhood Association Seeking Nominations for “Men About InTown” The InTown Macon Neighborhood Association’s Social Committee is accepting nominations for the Men of InTown Macon 2014 Calendar. The calendar will feature twelve InTown men that work, live or play in the Intown community. The calendar is a fundraiser for neighborhood association community events. Nominations can be made through the Intown Neighborhood website at www.IntownMacon.org and are open to any Intown gentleman who has a great sense of humor and is ready to have a good time for The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Visit www.IntownMacon.org for more information.

a good cause. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, September 11, 2013. The Intown Macon Neighborhood Association strives to be a progressive organization that showcases the vibrant, historic area and provides a sense of community to its residents.

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Gregg Allman Tickets On Sale Sept. 13th On a Saturday night in 1973, The Allman Brothers Band performed their legendary last show at the Grand Opera House in their hometown of Macon, GA. On Dec. 27, 2013, Gregg Allman will be returning once again to where it all began for one unforgettable performance that you don’t want to miss. Tickets start at $49.50, available online at www.thegrandmacon.com or by phone 478-301-5470.

Trolley Renamed in Honor of Otis Redding’s Birthday On the day that would have been Otis Redding’s 72nd birthday, his hometown remembers his life and legacy by renaming one of NewTown Macon’s trolleys in his memory. Dreams to Remember will be one of the vehicles for telling Macon’s story of music, architecture, history, and more to residents and visitors. “My husband loved this town and helped to put Macon on the map with his songs and his songwriting. Now when visitors come to Macon and rent the trolley for a tour they will experience the places that inspired Otis’s work,” said Zelma Redding, widow of the late Otis Redding, Jr. Otis’s daughter, Karla Redding-Andrews, also appreciates the tie that the trolley makes with the Otis Redding Foundation and Mercer University. “With Mercer University renting the trolley for transporting their students four nights a week, these young people will be exposed to a piece of Macon through Dreams. I am honored that NewTown Macon continues to work with the Otis Redding Foundation, ?rst through a partnership with the statue at Gateway Park, and now with remembering my father with the renaming of this trolley.” NewTown Macon owns and operates two trolleys --- Dreams to Remember and Sweet Melissa. The former trolley is named after the Allman Brothers Band’s famous song. For more information about trolley rentals, visit our website at www.newtownmacon.com/rentals/trolley-serivce.


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Free classes at PeachMac of Macon You have just purchased the coolest, newest, greatest device Apple has ever created. Learn how to maximize your iPad’s capabilities, learn all about your Mac, and explore iCloud. Free classes thru September. To register call 478.257.6310 or Visit PeachMac.com. Click on Workshops, scroll down and select the workshop you’d like to attend!

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9.12 LUNCH AND LEARN: CREEK INDIANS ON THE OCMULGEE Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences 12pm - 1pm. Research Update: The Creek Indians in the Ocmulgee River Valley -Archaeologist Stephen Hammack will present the latest in his research in England and archaeological studies from several locations in Central Georgia including the Great Lawn at Amerson Water Works Park. Stephen has been studying and doing research at Cambridge/Oxford in England CK for the past year. $15 per person includes light lunch and drink; or $5 for the lecture only (reservations are required at least five day in advance for lunch). WEEKDAY IN WINE COUNTRY Presented by Federated Garden Clubs of Macon, Inc. Sample 6 wines selected by Tammara Butler of VINDULGE. Proceeds benefit the Neel House and the Federated Garden Clubs of Macon, Inc. 6-8pm. $25 per person pay at the door, 730 College Street .

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. MiddleGeorgiaArt.org. 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.

OCMULGEE INDIAN CELEBRATION SEPTEMBER 21-22 Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm. Native Americans from across the Southeast will be sharing their culture with dancing, singing, storytelling, and crafts. Food vendors on site. Admission is $5.

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9.13 COUNTRY COMEDY TOUR Presented by The Grand Opera House. The Country Comedy Tour is an all-clean, family friendly comedy show suitable for all age groups. The high-energy and interactive show draws the crowd in and makes them a part of the action. Their television credits include 7 appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CMT, Fox, MTV, Fox Sports and NASCAR SPEED The Country Comedy Tour consists of comedians MG Gaskin, Matt Mitchell, aka “Casio Kid”, and Kelly Terranova. Admission $19 per person. 478-301-5470 SKY OVER MACON Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences 710pm. Explore space, the constellations and planets visible from Central Georgia in "Sky Over Macon" in the Mark Smith Planetarium. The show starts with a general tour of the heavenly sights visible each season, then a live presentation updates the current position of the planets and special events in the sky. This program provides the latest information about current and upcoming celestial events for those who want to learn how to find constellations or planets in the sky or how to increase their knowledge of astronomy. Museum admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors and Military, $7 Students, $5 Children (3 to 17), FREE Children under 3 CORKS & CANVAS Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or other beverage to sip on, bring a friend, and learn to create an 11 x 14 painting inspired by Van Gogh's "Starry Night". No painting experience required. Artist Kari Waltz 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 or you can pay online at http://the567.org/art-classes/. The 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St.

SATURDAY

9.14 ANTHONY HAMILTON IN CONCERT AT MACON CITY AUDITORIUM Featuring R & B superstar Avant and hosted by the hilarious Kevin "Damn Fool" Simpson just got BETTER! Tickets $55 and up. Doors open at 7pm. 478-751-9232 REPTILE RENDEVOUS This year’s Reptile Rendezvous promises to be

one of the best 2013 “Fun Family Days” at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. It offers an opportunity for everyone to meet the large collection of reptiles and amphibians that make the Mini-Zoo home, as well as a chance to see others that will be visiting the Museum especially for the day. The day will feature many fun-filled surprises that are sure to entertain and educate visitors of all ages, so don’t miss Reptile Rendezvous! Musuem admission.10am-4pm.

OCMULGEE INDIAN CELEBRATION Ocmulgee National Monument will host the Annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration September 21st and 22nd. This cultural experience provides an opportunity to interact with Native people from all over the Southeast. Native American artists, dancers, storytellers, musicians and demonstrators will share their culture with the visiting public. 10am - 5pm. $6 adults $3 children ages 6-12 and active duty military

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BOOTLEG BOOGIE - A TRIBUTE TO MARK SMITH 2 – 7 PM. 178 Old Hwy 18, Gray, $20 Donation (100% of proceeds go to Advocacy Resource Center (ARC) of Macon for people with developmental disabilities and the Methodist Children's Home.) Celebrate in Bulldog Tuff Style as We Remember Mark Smith. Live Music By: Big Mike and the Booty Papas, Free Lance Ruckus, Chad Evans aka Hank Vegas, Randy Howard & Friends, Former members of Stillwater & Doc Holiday, Plus More Great Southern Musicians. Food While It Lasts. Bring Your Own Beverages, Picnics and Lawn Chairs, Rain or Shine.

ROBERT MCDUFFIE CENTER FOR STRINGS PRESENTS THE BRENTANO QUARTET The Fabian Concert Series Presents the Brentano Quartet live in concert on Tuesday, September 24 in Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building. Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. Musicians Serena Canin, violin; Mark Steinberg, violin; Misha Amory, viola; and Nina Lee, cello. Take the stage at Fickling Hall to start the 2013-2014 Fabian Concert Season. For tickets call (478) 301-5470 or buy online at tickets.mercer.edu. $12 for Adults.1329 Adams Street

GEOFF ACHISON AT MACON MUSIC STORE 7pm. Intinamte, acoustic set from Aussie blues man Geoff Achison at Macon Music Stores singer - songwriter night.Geoff has won a swag of awards over the years for writing, performing and recording. In 2007 Geoff & The Souldiggers picked up the Chain Blues Music Award in Australia for ‘Group Of The Year’ and a Guitar Player Magazine readers poll voted Geoff one of their 'Top Ten Hot New Guitarists' in June 2008. Tickets $20. 2389 Ingleside Ave. 478-254-5488

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9.21 JOSHUA’S WALK PRESENTED BY MERCER UNIVERSITY September is childhood cancer awareness month! Join us for the fourth annual run/ walk! Our goal for this year’s walk is to raise $20,000 for pediatric brain tumor research. In addition to the walk, all participants will receive a t-shirt and are free to enjoy door prizes, food, face painting, bouncers, Party Play ground’s trackless train, and more! joshuaswish.org Mercer Law School, 1021 Georgia Avenue, 9am.

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9.26 TOAST & TASTE AT THE HAY HOUSE For more than a decade, Hay House has featured an annual wine tasting and auction to benefit the preservation of the 1855 National Landmark house on Georgia Avenue. This year, mindful of the expanse of new Georgia wineries, breweries and distillers, as well as the ongoing refinement of cuisine from Macon restaurants and caterers, Hay House and its board announce “Toast & Taste at Hay House”. This event will boast tastings from at least 10 Macon restaurants and caterers, 8 different wines including Georgia producers, 3 Georgia breweries, and 4 Georgia producers of spirits such as vodka, rum, whiskey and gin, all set up under tents on the lawn as well as the grand Music Room of the interior. As in the past, one of Macon’s finest silent auctions will punctuate the evening of competitive bidding for gift certificates, vacation rentals, fine art and so much more. 6:30-9pm. $40 per person. 742-8155

Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences thru September 8, - a remarkable exhibition that celebrates every note of every player in the symphony of life — is an interactive exhibit with rich experiences from three immersive environments — underwater, forest’s edge, and a city square. $10 for adults, $5 children 17 and under. 4182 Forsyth Road

Open gallery exhibits at Contemporary Arts Exchange. Resident and guest artist exhibits every First Friday, 7 - 10 p.m. MySpace.com/CAEMacon. 2nd Floor, 590 Mulberry St.

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Rock & Roll Stroll - a 2 1/2 hour guided walk through the Intown Historic residential and business district, this tour includes stories about and stops at some of the crash pads, offices and venues where Macon's music icons lived, worked and played, beginning at Washington Park on Magnolia Street and finishing at the famous H&H Restaurant on Forsyth St, where tour guests can rest and replenish on their own with vittles by everybody's favorite "Mama" Louise Hudson. Every Second Saturday of the Month at 10 am. Cost is $15 per person, or $10/person for six or more in a group. Reservations required at rockcandytours@gmail.com or 478-955-5997.

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. 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. $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 www.tubmanmuseum.com

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. 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 college students, & military;

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Macon City Councilman Larry Schlesinger is running for the District 2 seat of the new Macon-Bibb County consolidated government. There will be nine commission seats elected from districts and a new countywide mayor, all of whom will take office in January 2014 as current city and county governments dissolve. But as someone who was fortunate enough to be able to CHOOSE Macon as his and his family's home, it is very clear to me that everyone who has wagered against Macon-Bibb in the past 20 years or so has ultimately lost their bet. Our community – our city, our county, our individual neighborhoods, and our families – always seem to emerge from its challenges a little stronger and a little better. Ours is a community that always comes back, and that is a very special quality that I think we tend to overlook during trying times such as these. The road that we as a community now tread is undoubtedly laden with trials and uncertainties. We face the challenge of a new consolidated government; we must tackle our community tragedies like the Junebug killing; and our schools are facing record budget deficits and graduation rates in decline. Moving forward, however, our mission must be to enable this city and county to become a better place for our children than the one that w found and inhabit today, and our work to address these and other critical community issues has only just begun. To make this an even better place, we must now create jobs, improve our public

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Candidates For Mayor Answer Ethics Question Except Sam Hart As you may recall in my article in the last issue of The 11th Hour, I brought up the fact that in the new Macon/Bibb government charter, a very strong ethics provision was added, replacing the very weak paragraph dealing with ethics in the previous charter. You may also recall that I wondered that if I asked each candidate for Mayor of the new Macon/Bibb for an ethics statement, if they would give one to you the people. Well, I did just that and am VERY happy to report that almost every candidate has acknowledged that they are indeed not involved in any conflict of interest or business that would cause any conflicts. (That being said, I am fully aware that the State of Georgia requires a disclosure statement to be filed with The Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. But really folks; how many of us really know that such a Commission even exists and even if we do have the time to visit the website? I felt that each and every candidate should personally tell the people that they are representing that they are above reproach.) I wrote to each Mayoral candidate stating that: “I recently wrote an article in The 11th Hour Magazine regarding the new ethics provisions included in the consolidated Bibb County charter. As you should all know the new ethics provision is much more detailed than in previous editions of either the Macon or Bibb County charters. In my article, I called for each of you to provide the taxpayers of Macon/Bibb a statement regarding businesses, disclosures and any conflicts of interests that you might have. I am asking you personally for it.” Further, I went on to say that I would be happy to publish anything that they wanted to share without fear of being edited. Below are the statements that I have received, but I want to preface these statements by saying that I sincerely appreciate all of the candidates who responded, but one candidate gave me a statement within a few minutes of getting my request: Bibb County Commissioner Joe Allen.

Allen stated: “You recently called for candidates to declare any conflicts of interest in personal and or family business interests in their financial dealings with County business. The issue of Commissioners and others in public office personally profiting from the office they represent is something which I have tried to make the public aware of for many years. I have a clear conscience where my role in government is concerned. My charity organizations have no ties to any county or city business, other than to bring some Christmas cheer to needy children in our community.” Sincerely, Joe Allen I appreciate Commissioner Allen’s candor and speediness not to mention the fact that his statement leave no questions about any conflict he may have.

David Cousino was a little less forthright. Cousino wrote: “All you have to do is go to the state ethics and put in the name and pull it up.” He then followed it up the next day by emailing, “Greatest thing is I have none. I have house That I pay mortage on and work for North Star out of Dublin putting in security systems.” Unedited….Remember? I’m not the greatest on sending out material without mistakes either, but I’m not running for Mayor.

Current Mayor Robert Reichert was very helpful: In connection with Section 20 of the Charter legislation for the consolidated government of Macon/Bibb County, I do not have any conflict of interest that I would be required to report. I trust this email is a satisfactory response to your inquiry. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let me know. - Robert Reichert

Commissioner Joe Allen, Mayor Commissioner Hart Sits Alone

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Former Bibb County Commission Chairman Charlie Bishop wrote: “All candidates for office are required to file a disclosure with the Secretary of State when they qualify for public office. As I reported, I have no interest or fiduciary responsibilities in any business (profit or not for profit). All candidate forms should be on file for public review.” I reminded Bishop and Cousino that I understood a disclosure statement is required by the state, but felt the people have the right to get it directly from the candidates themselves. Former Macon Mayor C. Jack Ellis wrote: “I have no interest, nor am I affiliated with any entity doing business with the county or city.” Thanks, C. Jack Ellis

Short, sweet and to the point. I’ve been extremely critical of Ellis in the past and thank him for his response. It came as no surprise to me that Bibb County Commission Chairman Sam Hart was the only candidate who did not send a response, although I did send two separate requests to be fair with him. Since he wouldn’t respond to me, I went to the website that I mentioned above and pulled out Chairman Hart’s disclosure statement. He has in fact disclosed that he does own S & V Educational Systems, along with Bibb County’s Attorney Virgil Adams as well as the Middle Georgia Center for Academic Excellence, where he is listed as Executive Director of both. What I didn’t know was that he and Barrister Adams are also partners in S & V Partners, a real estate company that has bought a few pieces of land around Macon, including properties that Hart has listed on his disclosure statement that he owns. Is it just me, or does it have a very rotten smell that the County Commission Chairman has two business partnerships with the County Attorney? And shouldn’t Hart be forced to dissolve the partnerships should he get elected as per the new ethics provision that states VERY plainly that: “No elected member of the governing authority of Macon-Bibb County nor any company or business in which such elected member or a member of his or her immediate family presently has an interest, direct or indirect, which is incompatible with the proper discharge of his or her official duties nor shall any member of an authority of the restructured government do business with an authority associated with Macon-Bibb County.” There you have it again Macon/Bibb. I leave it up to you as to judge Chairman Hart. Please remember that S & V Educational gets funded by not only DFACS but by the Macon/Bibb EOC, the Bibb County Board of Education and the Bibb County Government. Please remember that Hart had the opportunity during the last two budget meetings within the Commission to make a full disclosure, which he did not do. Please remember that not only did Hart vote on the Bibb County budget, which included thousands of dollars earmarked for S & V, but HE, Sam Hart, cast the deciding vote on last year’s budget. Please remember this when you vote for Mayor.

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Over the next few months, you'll notice a series of stories in the paper that focus on a young Maconite named Creigh Lyndon. A recent SCAD Photography graduate, Creigh will be packing up his car and heading out to document his journey through America. I'll be communicating with him throughout the trip via phone or email and through this series, we'll update you on his travels. Following the end of his two-to-three month trek, Creigh will be returning to Georgia to begin work on a gallery show of photos from the trip. The show is expected to occur sometime in early 2014. I feel confident that you'll enjoy his photos and stories and I look forward to sharing them with you. The only son of Jane Taylor and Skoots Lyndon, Creigh graduated from Mount de Sales Academy in 2009 and enrolled at Savannah College of Art & Design to pursue a B.F.A. in Photography. What started out as a hobby in his early high school years quickly evolved into a passionate interest after he started taking photos at Macon Venue Project shows. Live music photography was exciting but Creigh ultimately decided to start working towards thematic, conceptual bodies of photographs. During his time at SCAD, he immersed himself in learning the ins and outs of the trade - from building pinhole cameras to working with top of the line equipment the college owned. In the months leading up to his graduation, Creigh decided he would take his skills on the road once he was out of college and began planning a route that will eventually take him across across the United States and back to Georgia. Photos from this trip will ultimately be the focus of a show in 2014. "This trip is opened-ended. I know when and where I'll be starting from and I have a good idea of what direction I'm going to head in and a few places I'll definitely stop, but I don't want to limit myself or miss any opportunities.", said Lyndon. Keep your eyes peeled over the next few months of issues for the yet-to-be-named column that will feature Creigh's work from the road. If you'd like to contact him with suggestions, stories, or to purchase any of his work, email CreighLyndon@gmail.com. - SEAN PRITCHARD

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The

No BS, Insider’s Guide to the 1st Consolidated Macon-Bibb Co. Election

by chris horne

Have you ever been shopping for some new, high-priced item—a phone, HDTV, appliance, etc—and had the salesperson pull you aside for a moment of real honesty? Theoretically, they work for the store and they’re supposed to tell you all the brands are great, but instead—out of earshot—they lean in and whisper conspiratorially why you should pick this one over that. That’s what this is. I’ve reached out to more than two dozen insiders—elected officials, business owners, community organizers, civic leaders, etc—and promised them anonymity in exchange for their honesty about this coming election. This is what they say to their family and friends behind closed doors, if at all. It is what you should know about the candidates, the challenges of consolidation and the issues facing the community—but didn’t know who to ask.

The Mayor’s Race Despite what you may think, September 17 is just the elimination round. You aren’t voting for Macon-Bibb County’s first mayor; you’re voting for who’ll make it into the runoff. Here’s what the insiders think about the candidates and how they see it shaking out in the end.

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JOE ALLEN

DAVID COUSINO

CHARLIE BISHOP

C. JACK ELLIS

SAM HART

Status: Wild card factor in the race, not a frontrunner. Analysis: “Joe Allen is a decent man, but he comes off too religious. … He understands race and is not afraid to talk about it on a one-onone basis.” Regardless, he lacks “the capacity to lead the new government.”

Status: Harmless, entertaining cowboy.

Status: THE Republican and therefore a runoff dark horse.

Status: Penciled in for a runoff spot.

Status: Sleeper pick for a runoff spot.

Analysis: He’s a nice and personable guy but even in his third bid for mayor, no one takes him seriously. After all, he did ride a horse to qualify and pay the fee with “gold coins.”

Analysis: Charlie Bishop, a former Bibb County Chairman, has “great name recognition” but is viewed as “racially divisive” and thought to be “running on a platform of being the person best suited to be the anti-Jack (Ellis).” But he’s also won points: “...I love the way he held his ground fighting for police and fireman pension benefits for the city of Macon.”

Analysis: He’s beloved in Macon’s black community because he’s “a voice for the voiceless” who is viewed as standing up for the “legitimate hopes and aspirations of the disenfranchised...” But he’s garnered so much disdain from the white community, which sees him as “divisive and an embarrassment.” In this election, everyone else is competing for the “non-Jack voters.”

Verdict: His chances to make the runoff are slim and he has practically no shot to win outright. His best hope of being mayor is to face C. Jack Ellis in a runoff. On September 17, “every vote he pulls will be from Reichert” but if he faces Reichert in a runoff “Reichert wins in a landslide as he will get white Dems and the black community overwhelmingly.”

Verdict: He’s considered a shoe-in for the runoff because no one else has as little competition for votes or as dedicated a following. Though both Hart and Ellis are black Democrats, insiders say the former mayor won’t lose votes to the current chairman; it’s Reichert that has to worry about Hart.

Analysis: Hart is widely admired for his “mediation skills” and “quiet leadership” no one I spoke with listed him in the “bad for consolidation” category, unlike his chief competition in Reichert and Ellis. But there are questions about his ability to connect with low and middle income voters. His campaign hasn’t helped his visibility, which has caused some to second guess whether he can lead the new government “if he can't pull together his campaign.”

Verdict: He’s a wild card in the mayor’s race, capable of stealing votes, but isn’t likely to make the runoff because “he has not run an effective campaign.” Question: Can his good standing in unincorporated Bibb County and positive reputation from Kids Yule Love give Joe Allen a surprise push above the four candidates most likely to finish ahead of him?

Verdict: The Atlanta Falcons have a better shot at winning the World Series than he does at becoming Macon-Bibb’s first mayor. He picked up 459 votes against Reichert in 2007, then less than half that as a write-in candidate in 2011. The Question: Who will finish with the lowest number of votes on September 17—Cousino or Anthony Harris—and what will that say about Macon-Bibb voters?

THE POLLED To put this together, I reached out to almost 50 people who have a history of being politically active in Macon and Bibb County, and who are, in my estimation, community-minded. I intentionally sought out people who would likely disagree with each other on the ways and means to make this a better place to live but who all believe that it is a good place to live that can be made better. More than two dozen responded to my survey, each getting the same set of questions. Out of the group of respondents, 15 are white and 11 are black; 14 are male and 12 are female. Nearly equal parts have identified as Democrats (10), Republicans (9) and Independents or Libertarians (7). This is not--and was not intended to be--a demographically representative survey. The hope is to present a variety of informed, honest and intelligent insight into this first election for readers who like that sort of thing.

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The Question: If there is, as many predict, a runoff between Ellis and Reichert, would Charlie Bishop be upset enough with Reichert’s handling of police and fire pensions to cross party—and color—lines to endorse Ellis? (And would it matter if he did?)

The Question: If elected, could Ellis ever win the trust of white Maconites long enough to unlock the community’s “untapped potential,” or would his election lead to “a flocking of people from Bibb County”?

Verdict: The Chairman will likely be hurt by one of his strongest qualities—not being a “boisterous leader”—and by the overlap between his fan base and Reichert’s. Head-to-head, he and the mayor may be considered “mutually indifferent”—and both preferred to Ellis—but Hart seems stuck in second place behind Reichert, a stable alternative. The Question: Can Hart manage enough votes from both the white and black communities who are dissatisfied with Reichert and Ellis, respectively, to end up in a runoff with one of them?


The Candidates Deemed Best for Consolidation

The Candidates Deemed Worst for Consolidation

Each respondent was asked to choose the three candidates they think are “best” for the consolidated government. Here’s who finished on the greatest number of surveys.

Each respondent was asked to name the three candidates they think are worst for the consolidated government. Here’s who finished on the greatest number of surveys.

1.) Robert Reichert (45%)

1.) Elaine Lucas (45%)

2.) Sam Hart (30%)

2.) C. Jack Ellis (33%)

3.) Al Tillman - tie (25%)

3.) James Timley (25%)

3.) Terry Tripp - tie (25%)

4.) Anthony Harris – (21%)

5.) Adah Roberts (21%) Others receiving votes: Gary Bechtel, C. Jack Ellis, Larry Schlesinger, Charlie Bishop, Eric Arnold, Regina Davis, Mallory Jones, Virgil Watkins, Theron Ussery and Paul Bronson

4.) Charles Bishop – (21%)

Others receiving votes: Henry Ficklin, Al Tillman, Joe Allen, David Cousino, Charles Jones, Virgil Watkins, Beverly Olson

ANTHONY HARRIS

Status: Frontrunner.

Status: Costumed, anarchist write-in candidate.

Verdict: H.W. Bush had Ross Perot. Al Gore had Ralph Nader. Reichert has Allen, Bishop and Hart chipping away at his voter block. While it shouldn’t cost him the election entirely, there’s virtually no way the two-term mayor of Macon wins the election outright the way he did in a similarly crowded field in 2007. Most of the experts—supporters and opponents alike—put him in a runoff against Ellis. The Question: Will Reichert lose enough votes to the other contenders to fall out of the runoff altogether, forcing a match-up between either Ellis, Hart or Bishop?

Three different respondents explained why they didn’t put Elaine Lucas on their list of candidates “worst for the consolidated government” “There’s a necessity for Elaine Lucas. Not that Terry Tripp can’t, but there has to be someone to call people out when they violate agreements the way the Republicans did with the initial deal on partisan/nonpartisan elections.” “…sometimes, antagonists in new governments help us see the cracks. That doesn't mean I want her to win, don't get me wrong—Terry Tripp all the way—but I don't think she'll be the worst thing to happen to the new consolidated government.” “I don't believe any candidate is that strong to upset the government on their own – even Mrs Lucas. We need to allow them to wallow in their own.

5.) Robert Reichert –(12%)

ROBERT REICHERT Analysis: Opinions about Reichert varied the most among the candidates—and did so without inspiring much enthusiasm from his supporters. He’s described by some as “a good man” with “vision and passion” who can bridge “the divide” – but by others as “timid,” representative of the “status quo,” “politics as usual” and “a big disappointment” who isn’t working to improve the whole city, just “certain parts.”

The Argument for Electing Elaine Lucas

Analysis: Best-known as an outspoken and eccentric leader of the “Justice for Junebug” protests, Harris has transformed himself into an outspoken and eccentric write-in candidate described as both “smart” and “volatile” but has “shown a lack of understanding of the role of government.” Verdict: An actor by trade, he will undoubtedly be in character on Election Day as the “loud ass” outsider. The Question: Can he unseat Cousino—and Mickey Mouse—as the reigning write-in champ?

Point-Counterpoint: If it comes down to… ert Ellis v s. Reich Ellis - “If it came down to Reichert or

H art v s. Ellis Hart - “(Ellis) is a part of the past;

Ellis for me and Reichert's response to the Sammie Davis, Jr. shooting was the tipping point. …As Mayor, Reichert fired Kevin Dubose, he fired Barbara Yancey, he fired Richard Powell – all black cabinet members – for failure to perform, but he refused to fire (Macon police officer Clayton) Sutton. None of those others he fired killed anybody.”

he could not bring the community together then and he cannot today. I really believe only Sam Hart can do that.”

Reichert - “There’s no doubt in my mind he’s the better choice. Robert is smart, a cheerleader for the community and he won’t embarrass us. He understands state and local issues, which is underrated, and he can reach across to both sides. Jack can’t do that.”

art Reichert v s. H Reichert – “This new government is going to need a cheerleader, someone to rally the troops and Robert is best for that. … Sam lacks the drive and vision.”

Ellis - “Jack is loved in the hood, bro. He’s loved on Houston Avenue and in Fort Hill. Hart doesn’t connect with the people there.”

INSIDER

PREDICTIONS Mayor’s Race: Robert Reichert wins a runoff with C. Jack Ellis. District 1: Gary Bechtel beats Harold Young District 2: Larry Schlesinger wins, potentially in a runoff against Henry Ficklin.

Hart – “He is a consensus builder and can defeat Ellis. Reichert can't.” And… “Sam has the temperament to heal and bring people together. We will need a good dose of that.”

The BIGGEST CHALLENGES facing the CONSOLIDATED government #1) Healing the community’s racial divide and the distrust that has followed. #2) Managing the budget cuts required by the consolidation charter. #3) Facing the layoffs that will come with the merger of city and county departments. Honorable mention: Addressing crime/the perception of crime, especially in light of merging the Macon Police Department with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

District 3: Terry Tripp beats Elaine Lucas in a squeaker. District 4: In the hardest race to call, Mallory Jones wins, potentially in a runoff with Beverly Olson. District 5: Frank Thompkins gets just enough to beat Bert Bivins. Jon Carson finishes third. District 6: Adah Roberts beats Ed DeFore in a runoff. District 7: Eric Arnold takes the seat. Scotty Shepherd finishes 2nd. Barry Bell finishes 3rd. District 8: Charles Jones wins a runoff with Virgil Watkins. District 9: Al Tillman beats James Timley.

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My wife and I had the first wedding in the renovated Terminal Station...and we were married by Darth Vader. My animals are both named for fantasy series characters: Gandalf (Lord of the Rings) and Eronaile (Wheel of Time). My days start about 5:00 a.m. and don't end until after the 11:00 p.m. news. I wrote a single column for The 11th Hour's Urban Explorer. My first concert was in 1995 for REM on the Monster tour; they opened with What's the Frequency, Kenneth. Macon attracted me (besides for a job) because of its proximity to concerts in Atlanta; since moving, I've been VERY happy with the shows in Macon, both quality and quantity. In high school, I wanted to be a radio DJ and ended up working for WUSC-FM (USC's student-run radio station) for 3 years in college.

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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.

LUNCH SPOTS

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

The Rookery There isn’t a place downtown that has been serving us longer.Two time winner of Best Burger in Macon in the Readers Choice Awards. Sandwiches, fresh salads and house specialties. LD BAR $$$ 543 Cherry Street, 746-8658

SPECIALTY

KIDS EAT FREE (OR NEARLY FREE) DINING GUIDE

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 • $-$$

IHOP (Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. 254-7100 or Eisenhower 784-0800 ) – 12 and under eat free; one per adult – 4:00 – 9:00 pm

Dovetail Downtown Macon’s newest restaurant featuring farm to table cuisine and a fully stocked bar of premier bourbons measured by “the finger.” Southern crafted small plates and inspired entrees in a cozy, lodge-like atmosphere. Located above the Rookery, they do accept reservations. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 543 Cherry Street, 238.4693. Hours: 5:30-10 p.m.TuesdaysThursdays; 5:30-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays

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. Free valet parking. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 562 Mulberry Street, 742.5999 The Tic Toc Room Contemporary setting with a sophisticated menu, great wine selection. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 401Cherry Street, 743.4645

ETHNIC CUISINE

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 • $-$$ 6255 Zebulon Rd Ginger Stir-Fry Located downtown, it’s Macon’s only build your own stir fry bar with over 500 combinations. Cool experience for the kids, not your average dining experience.You want it spicy, sweet, both? You be the judge, but don’t worry, there are recipe cards as well for the beginner. LD • BAR • $-$$ 496 Second Street.

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 • $-$$

BREAKFAST

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

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

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 Bearfoot Tavern - Children Eat Free All Day Sunday with purchase of adult entree, child must order from Kid's Menu; Dine-In only; One per adult; ages 12 and under 11thHourOnline.com

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430 Cherry Street | macon 741-9130 | M-F 4pm • sat 1pm

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS

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WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO.... NOT TO MISS CONCERTS, FESTIVALS, BENEFITS AND SO MUCH MORE!

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recently joined a gym. That's the first thing you're supposed to do when you join a gym, right? Let everyone know? As patient as I tried to be for the opening Kinetix at the Dannenberg lofts, I needed to start getting my self in shape for the coming months of postThanksgiving hibernation. Needless to say, it's been alright. I'm still hoping that someone asks me if I want some "juice" to help "get a competitive edge", but that has yet to happen. Maybe I'm at the wrong gym‌ Anyways, think of this as the one time per year that I'll encourage you to get in shape. Eating right obviously goes hand-inhand with exercising so if you're having trouble doing that or just want learn some new techniques, the Taste of Home Cooking School will take place at the City Auditorium on Thursday the 12th. I attended last year and I will say it is exactly what it seems like - hundreds of people in a room together watching one person on stage cook - but it is a generally fun event. Regardless of if you're just starting on your culinary adventure or are well on your way, there's something for everyone to learn. Advance tickets are available for only $10.00 and can be purchased by calling 478-744-4443. Not only are two of the finest people I've met since I moved to Macon getting married this weekend, but they're having The Roly Bots play their party this Friday at The Hummingbird. The Roly Bots haven't played a show here (or anywhere as far as I know) in a long time, so

SAVE THE DATE

Touring in support of their latest record on Normaltown Records, WHITE VIOLET, brings their reverb-soaked rock to The Hummingbird on 9/27 for a show with Charleston's HEYROCCO

it should be a night to remember! Ellen & Chris, I'm wishing you only the best with this next act of your life. Please don't let your trip to Eastern Europe wind up being the next Hostel sequel. Athens-based jam-rockers SUMILAN will be settling in at Roasted Cafe & Lounge that same evening for a long night of smooth electro-grooves. These guys have earned a reputation in Atlanta and Athens as a distinctly original group that works as much to encourage a rock 'n roll revival as they do new trends in music. Like nearly all shows Roasted hosts, this one is 100% free. Better yet, if you're find yourself feeling particularly sexy on Saturday night, R&B star Anthony Hamilton will be performing at the City Auditorium alongside a slew of national and regional support acts. This might just be the moment you've been waiting for to "relight the flame" that's gone out in your love life - or light it for the first time. If you're in the mood for an out-oftown weekend, I would suggest heading to Savannah for the inaugural REVIVAL FEST taking place at the Georgia State Railroad Museum on Saturday the 14th. Featuring twelve of the best up-and-coming folk, bluegrass, and Americana from around the country, the festival will no doubt become a mainstay in the Savannah arts scene from here on out. Co-headlined by Truth & Salvage Company and Wild Child, REVIVAL FEST also hosts the best in local breweries and various vendors. As an added

9/21-22: Ocmulgee Indian Celebration @ Ocmulgee National Monument 9/21-22: Music Midtown @ Piedmonth Park ATLANTA

9/21-22: Georgia Disc Golf Championships @ Various Locations - MACON 9/24: The Brentano Quartet @ Townsend School of Music 9/26: Toast & Taste @ The

bonus for their first year, guests are allowed to bring their own food into the event. Visit revivalfest.org for more information on the lineup and ticketing. Floco Torres, one of Macon's most active musicians, will be releasing his long-awaited album, Psychadelphia Two, on Thursday the 19th at The Douglass Theatre. Torres, along with whiz-producer G!-Man Fantastic, will be performing the entire album in full with accompanying visual production. You can always count on Floco to have a few surprises for his audiences and with this being quite the special occasion, I'd be surprised if this wasn't one of his best shows in Macon yet. Visit douglasstheatre.org for information on ticketing. All throughout the next month and beyond, the Townsend School of Music will host featured artists of all backgrounds in their ever-popular concert series. If you're curious about upcoming performances, visit music.mercer.edu The month of September is stacked full of art, music, dance, food & drink, and outdoor events.. There's honestly more going on this month - and most other places around the state - than there's been since summer began. I love it! Before I leave you with a long check list of "must do's", I wanted to remind any artists out there that the Cherry Blossom Festival is currently holding a contest to select their three official artwork pieces for 2014 and have cash prizes totaling $2500.00. Visit CherryBlossom.com to find out more information - hurry!

Hay House 9/27: White Violet w/ Heyrocco @ The Hummingbird 9/28: 152 Fest @ The 567 Center

9:28: JUNA w/ Author + The Hawks & The Found @ Roasted 10/3: UP UNTIL NOW w/ Amerigo Gazaway @ The Hummingbird

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You Drink. We Drive.

A fully insured Zingo driver arrives on a portable motorbike. Folds it, Bags it, Places it in your trunk, Drives you and your car home safely.

Open Mic Night Backporch Lounge

WED 9/11

Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe, 8:30pm

Austin Adams The Hummingbird - free show

THURS 9/12 Mama T Caliber Bar & Grill

Cranford & Sons The Hummingbird - free show Rob Walker & Eddie Stone Wild Wing Cafe

FRI 9/13

B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive Trey Teem Band AP’s Hidden Hideaway The Rolybots The Hummingbird

Sumilan Roasted Cafe & Lounge

Marty Evans Twang Southern Tastes & Sounds Sunset Love Affair Wild Wing Cafe

WED 9/18

Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe, 8:30pm

Joey Allcorn The Hummingbird - free show

THURS 9/19 Mama T Caliber Bar & Grill Wartown The Hummingbird Scott Little Wild Wing Cafe

FRI 9/20

John Stanley Band 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive The Skeeterz AP’s Hidden Hideaway Fail Train Billy’s Clubhouse

The Unmentionables The Hummingbird

Adam Postell Twang Southern Tastes & Sounds Wartown Wild Wing Cafe

SAT 9/21

SAT 9/14

The Skeeterz AP’s Hidden Hideaway

Lingo The Hummingbird

2 Finger Jester The Hummingbird

Midlife Chrysler AP’s Hidden Hideaway Acoustica Billy’s Clubhouse

The Skeeterz Twang Southern Tastes & Sounds Moby Dick Wild Wing Cafe

SUN 9/15

John Stanley Jam Session Backporch Lounge 4-7:30pm Geoff Achison Macon Music Store 7pm

Far From Over Billy’s Clubhouse

Classic Impact Twang Southern Tastes & Sounds A2Z Band Wild Wing Cafe

SUN 9/22

Big Mike & Booty Papas APs Hidden Hideaway, 3-8pm

John Stanley Jam Session Backporch Lounge 4-7:30pm Live Music Caliber Bar & Grill, 1pm

WED 9/25

DRINK SPECIALS/ SPECIAL EVENTS

Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe, 8:30pm

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

Open Mic Night Backporch Lounge Get Right Band The Hummingbird

THURS 9/26 Mama T Caliber Bar & Grill

Loner’s Society The Hummingbird - free show Josh Carson Wild Wing Cafe

FRI 9/27

B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive Mama T AP’s Hidden Hideaway White Violet W/ Hey Rocco The Hummingbird

Boots & Cats Roasted Cafe & Lounge

Lance Daniel Twang Southern Tastes & Sounds Crista Lynn Band Wild Wing Cafe

SAT 9/28

Yesterdayz Rock AP’s Hidden Hideaway

Jack Russell’s Great White Cox Capitol Theatre Kyle Wilson The Hummingbird

JUNA Roasted Cafe & Lounge

Stoopgrass Twang Southern Tastes & Sounds Radio Cult Wild Wing Cafe

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MONDAYS

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 $2 Wells & Domestics, .50 Wings BJs Downtown $1 Wells all night, The Bird

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

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

TUESDAYS

Service Industry Night at The Rookery. $1 PBRs, $2 Wells, Half Price Drafts. For all - Half Price draft beers 10pm - 12am

Build your own martini night at Dovetail

2-4-1 Tuesdays - Calls & Imports, $1 Nachos BJs Downtown 3-4-1 Drinks every Tuesday The Hummingbird

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

WEDNESDAYS

(4pm-Close) $2 domestic Pints, $4 Bombs and $4 Baby Guiness Shots Wild Wing 1/2 price whiskey flights every Wednesday at Dovetail Half Price draft beers 10pm 12am at The Rookery 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

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

THURSDAYS

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

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

Ladie night featuring 1/2 price bottles of wine - Dovetail $8 Bottomless Mugs at The Hummingbird

2-4-1 Jagerbombs, $3.50 craft beer Mellow Mushroom 9p-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

FRIDAYS

$4 select premium liquor Mellow Mushroom

Buy 1/Get 1 wells 8-until, Giveaways! AP’s Hideaway Everyday, Miller Lite buckets just $12! Wild Wing

SATURDAYS

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

SUNDAYS

$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 12:30-5: Bloody Mary Buffet Locos

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THURSDAY 9/12

DJ Dance Party every Thursday night, Backporch Lounge

Free show! Fiddle, Big Bass, Foot Stompin Drums and Resonator Guitar. Dirty Grit Rockabilly-Blues-Folk-Explosion. Straight from the heart of the Lowcountry..

Live music and live DJ on the 1s and 2s at Midtown Key Club every Thursday - Saturday night!

KARAOKE

Tuesdays at 9pm,Wed/Thursdays 8pm, Saturdays 8p, Sundays 6pm 20’s Pub

Every Friday and Sunday 9pm - until at AP’s Hidden Hideaway Monday nights 8pm at Billy’s

Wednesday nights from 10pm - 1am at Sticky Fingers Enjoy $2 dom. pints and house shots, $1 jello shots and Happy Hour prices all night! Wednesday nights at Roasted Cafe & Lounge with the Captain! Wednesdays at 6pm, Fridays at 8pm Caliber Bar & Grill Thursdays 8pm, Sundays 8:30pm The Backporch Lounge

BAR BINGO

Every Tuesday night, come play with friends, great prizes! 7-9pm 20’s Pub Thursdays, Stone-Baked Bingo 7:30pm Mellow Mushroom

TRIVIA

Tuesdays, Grant’s Lounge

Trivia every Thursday 7pm (compete for $200 cash!) Sticky Fingers Every Wednesday at 7:30 with Jason Hawk at Margaritas Mercer Village location All-Star Trivia every Monday 7-9pm, 20’s Pub Wednesdays at Roasted Cafe

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

CRANFORD & SONS @ THE HUMMINGBIRD

ROB WALKER & EDDIE STONE @ WILD WING CAFE

Ed and Rob perform classic rock, pop, and Americana hits on acoustic and electric guitars.

FRIDAY 9/13

SUMILAN @ ROASTED

Brought together in the Classic City Athens, GA - Sumilan is a band breaking the boundaries of classification. With a natural sound that has evolved into its own, the Georgia-grown group has combined individual appreciations for music with a belief in high dosages of experimentation and is sticking to these roots. Their live performances showcase the band's depth of chemistry and skill, which are both gaining notice. This "sum" of the members' musical leanings and influences brings a full, eclectic, and unique sound to the stage that pleases the ear, initiates head bobbing, and revives passion for rock 'n roll while appealing to the tastes of now. Pronunciation-- SUE-MAH-LAHN

TREY TEEM @ AP’S

Trey Teem is a multi-talented 18 year-old from Forsyth, Georgia. He purchased his first guitar in 2009 with a savings bond that had been a gift when he was a baby. Trey took to the guitar naturally but he also took lessons from Matt Pippin, another noteworthy local musician. His love for his new Stratocaster, Red Hot Chili Peppers,

Mellow Trivia, every Tuesday at 8:30, Mellow Mushroom Every Wednesday at The Rookery, compete for $5,000 grand prize! 8pm

Sunday 7p, Billy’s Clubhouse

Monday nights at Sticky Fingers! 7pm - No buy in! Cash prizes. Tues,Wed & Thurs 7pm - until at AP’s Hidden Hideaway

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THE ROLYBOTS @ THE BIRD

One of our favorite former bands from Macon play the Hummingbird this Friday. Justin Smith, Jared Wright and company write great songs with catchy rhythms . We are very happy to have them back!

MARTY EVANS BAND @ TWANG TASTES & SOUNDS

Marty Evans was raised in Butler, a small town in the heart of Georgia. He grew up loving the outdoors and music. At the age of 12, Marty got his first guitar. He taught himself how to play and shortly after began writing songs. Marty sings country music with a pop rock influence and is already working on his second CD.

SUNSET LOVE AFFAIR @ WILD WING CAFE

Sunset Love Affair is comprised of vocalist Chris Reece, guitarist Matt Graff, percussionist/guitarist Matt Bannister, and bassist Jeremy Bostwick. Sunset Love Affair is an offshoot of the alternative-rock band, The Red Tide Saga.

SUNDAY 9/15

GEOFF ACHISON @ MACON MUSIC STORE

7pm. Are you a lover of blues? Do you enjoy being in awe? Do you play guitar? Do you think you can play the guitar? Check your calendars !!!! Sunday, Sept. 15th (Winner of the Albert King Award) Geoff Achison will be performing at Macon Music “Live”. I could go on and on about Geoff’s talents, but to have the chance to catch him in the intimate setting of Macon’s “Premier listening Room” is a chance that should be taken.

WEDNESDAY 9/18

JOEY ALLCORN @ THE BIRD

This is going to be a pretty awesome birthday for Hank Williams Sr. Allcorn's music is a blend of neotraditional and alternative country music. He cites Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, Faron Young, Buck Owens, and Jimmie Rodgers among his influences; modern-day influences include BR5-49, Robbie Fulks and Dale Watson. Also evident in his music (especially his live shows) is the punk/grunge influence of early 1990s bands like Nirvana and Alice in Chains.

FRIDAY 9/20

SATURDAY 9/14

LINGO @ THE HUMMINGBIRD

Lingo is different. This is a band with their own secret language, as their name would indicate. There are familiar components, to be sure—ripping guitar solos that evoke the Allman Brothers, African and Latin grooves, soulful vocals, thoughtful lyrics. Still, the result is unlike anything else out there, and if you open your ears wide enough, you can tell Lingo has something to say.

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8/30: HALEY & ALEXIS 8/31: ACOUSTICA 9/6: FAIL TRAIN 9/7: FAR FROM OVER

Monday: Karaoke 8PM Thursday:Open Mic Friday & Saturday Live Music Sunday: Poker 7pm

Ladies Night Thursday: Free wells for the gals til midnight!

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Torres’ self-titled debut album dropped in January of this year with rave reviews from Pitchfork. She opens for Okkervil River September 21 at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta.

Tell us about growing up in Macon. What do you remember most about it? I remember all of it. The woods and the creek behind my house. My dad teaching me how to drive a car and a tractor. My mom's chocolate chip cookies. My chocolate lab, Hershey. I've had the same best friends since I was seven years old. I attended the a private Presbyterian school from kindergarten to high school graduation. Things are simple and slow and peaceful there.

Mackenzie Scott, the 22-year old Macon native and singer-songwriter residing in Nashville who performs under the name Torres will be touring with nationally acclaimed folk-rock band Okkervil River coming to Atlanta in September. Torres says, "My family pitched in to get me a Gibson 335 last year for Christmas. I didn't quite find the sound I was looking for until I started playing electric." Listen to her self-titled debut album and you'll hear just how crucial that instrument is to her songs now. The delicacy and intimacy that was born from acoustic roots are still there, but now that she's fully plugged in, her music has intensified, with deeper shades of darkness creeping into the mix. Torres, the album, was recorded over the course of five days in a Tennessee home owned by fellow singer-songwriter Tony Joe White (he of "Polk Salad Annie" fame), and recorded live to tape with as few overdubs as could be managed.

Are there any local bands from your time here that stick out besides the obvious biggies like the Allman Brothers etc? I never really knew of any local bands in Macon. If you have any for suggested listening, I'd love to know about them! I always felt pretty isolated in what I was trying to accomplish there.

And how about the transition to Nashville? How did that happen? I moved to Nashville in 2009 for college. It was really tough getting integrated at first, but I finally hit my stride after a couple of years. And now you are doing shows with Okkervil River coming to Atlanta in late September. How did this tour come

about and were you excited to spend some time on the road with them? I think the stars just sort of aligned for this tour--they were looking for support and I was looking to support someone! It all worked out. I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity and am psyched to get out on the road with them.

What's next for you? Tour. Writing. Tour. Writing. I'm also looking forward to spending some time with my family at Christmas. It will be a much needed breather.

Getting to Know Torres in

{Pitchfork

Last Great Book I Read? No Country for Old Men. by Cormac McCarthy. Favorite TV Show? "Law and Order: SVU" Biggest Pet Peeve? I hate when people say expresso instead of espresso. I hate it so much I could punch them. Favorite Song of All Time? Brandi Carlile's "Josephine" Last Record I Played? Sharon Van Etten's Tramp. I’m living inside of it, which is huge because I don’t really get obsessed with artists or records very often.

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The name Steve Spurrier drives me nuts, as it probably does for most all DAWG fans. For the past 20 plus years he has beat up, trashed talked, throttled, despised, joked about all things UGA. His record since 1990 is 15-5 vs UGA. He turned the UGA/FL rivalry into a joke by going 11-1. I went to most all those games deemed as "The Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party". I can remember the smirk he would always have on his face after each beating. I also remember the win UGA had in 1997. It was like we won the National Championship. Grown men were crying, people were jumping off the pier in St.Simons. This wasn't because we beat the Gators, it was really about beating the evil genius Spurrier. He just has the unique ability to get under your skin whenever he talks about UGA. Whether it was calling Georgia coach Ray Goff "Ray Goof" or saying " I sorta like playing UGA the second game of the season because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended." My most hated of Spurrier's gestures was in 1995 when he ran up the score in the one and only time we played UF in Athens. He was quoted saying that " no one had ever scored 50 points against Georgia in their own stadium." Well now the old ball coach is in South Carolina, turning a program that was used to being average at best into a perennial powerhouse. Also he is starting to beat up the Dawgs once again. His record with S.C. against UGA is 4-4 with 3 wins in a row against them coming into the 2013 season. He still has that evil smirk on his face and the visor on his head. The hatred between Spurrier and UGA is still as strong as ever. We all know why UGA fans despise Spurrier, but some of the younger UGA fans might not know why he hates Georgia the way he does. Why would a coach who beats a team as much as he does have this ultimate hatred toward them? Well it all goes back to 1966. He was the all-everything QB for the Gators. Florida came into the UGA game undefeated and ranked 7th. All the Gator fans

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and players were thinking SEC championship. Well UGA blitzed him all game, intercepted him twice and beat Florida 27-10. I've had the opportunity to talk with a couple defensive players from that UGA team. One, the great Bill Stanfill, said they sacked that little punk at least 10 times. This game ruined all of Florida's hopes. Spurrier went on to win the Heisman that year. But the memory of that loss has never left him. His grudge has lasted almost 40 years. He has used that grudge to bring out the best in his players whenever they play UGA . I think it's time the Georgia players and coaches remember what that little punk did in Athens back in 1995, and have a grudge of their own. Saturday afternoon in Athens offered Spurrier another great opportunity to step on the hearts of Dawg fans. UGA had been ranked 5th in the preseason only to lose a heartbreaker to Clemson last week. South Carolina came into the game 6th nationally with high hopes of the national Championship. UGA's QB, Aarron Murray, had been horrible in big games. The Dawgs defense was deemed to young. And the biggest question was how would UGA be able to contain all everything defensive end Javon Clowney? This all set up perfect for another agonizing loss to that evil genius Spurrier. More jabs at the expense of the Dawgs. Well as I was watching the game unfold I began to notice a few things. The UGA players seemed to have more heart. They were better conditioned. This Georgia team was better prepared. On the last drive of the game when UGA picked up 1st down after 1st down,I started thinking Coach Mark Richt out coached Spurrier. UGA won 41-30. South Carolina's national championship hopes crushed. I know Spurrier's hatred for Georgia is still as strong as ever. He would barely shake Coach Richt's hand. His championship hopes killed again by Georgia. I bet he dreamed about that game in 1966. I know I'll never forget that game in 1995. As always, stay classy everyone. - Jake Fincher


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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 followJASON HOWARD ing his arrest for robbing a Arrested 4/13/2009 bank. Police think that after 4 Cts Felony Murder 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 wrapped in tarps and buried in a barn on June 15, 2004. An autopsy later confirmed 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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