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O MACON T E R O M H C U M O S ’S E THER L 8, ISSUE 10 SEPT23 - OCT 6, 2010 • VO

Hear Tony Joe White at The Capitol Theatre

Luke Bryan at Luther Williams Field Corey Smith at first annual Levee Fest


Macon Symphony’s ‘Latin Fire’

Mr. & Mrs. Burge in their Shirley Hills home in 1945

Chester Burge MURDER & MADNESS IN THE HEART OF GEORGIA: Rick Hutto’s newly released book unravels a lurid scandal in Macon’s history

Kick it Old School at Hamp’s Hop Give the dog a bone; Woofstock 2010

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Nothing to do in Macon, think again.

’m not sure if summer is over yet, but it’s turning into a busy fall. I was fortunate enough to get to see Robert McDuffie, Jay Z, Eminem, Kanye West, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Alicia Keys, and Chris Martin play all inside of a week. (I wonder if that’s the only time his name has ever been mentioned alongside those?) The 11th Hour is moving into some new digs, and on October 1st, not only do we get an encore performance of McDuffie, but Luke Bryan plays Luther Williams Field and Cherry Blossom fires up the pits for it’s 1st annual Levee Fest. The week after that Bragg Jam and Friends of the Trail will unveil plans for a revamped Fly

South Festival going down November 6 at Water Works Park. College Hill has announced new Thursday plans, First Friday (thanks to Newtown Macon) will now be an every Friday event and the Macon Symphony Orchestra kicks off their new season. Thriller practice begins on Thursdays thru October, and if we can top last years attendance of 1000 people we will have done something. I’m also going gator hunting and bow season has begun which means every spare moment between these constant cultural happenings in our town will be spent in the woods, watching the leaves fall and the deer walk slow. Nothing to do in Macon? Think again.

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15 Days

The Scene PAGE 6

Hamp’s Hop, Levee Fest, Woofstock and Luke Bryan Farm Tour PAGE 4

A Macon Reunion with Book Fair, Robert McDuffie & more PAGE 4 11th Hour’s Culture Calendar


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Kirsten West’s Favorite Things: New Development Director of the Cox Capitol Theatre PAGE 8 Listen up to Adam Smith PAGE 11

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Dining Hotspots PAGE 19

Grill Me: A Q&A with those in the biz PAGE 19

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Exclusive Bar & Music Schedule PAGE 12 Local Views from both the right & the left PAGE 20

City Scene PAGE 21

Talk Dirty: The Urban Scene by Dirt Dogg PAGE 22

Candice Dyer delves into the murder mystery surrounding Chester Burge, the subject of Rick Hutto’s new book PAGE 14 Modern Rocker: PAGE 27

The 411 on Bibb County Crime PAGE 29 Classifieds PAGE 29

Puzzles & Astrology PAGE 30


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

HALF THE COST! SATURDAY, OCT 2 ‘Latin Fire’ Half-Off Tickets $19 Regular admission $38.50!

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

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

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

FRIDAY, OCT 15 Half-Off Tickets $7.50!

TUESDAY, OCT 19 Half-Off Tickets $22!


Publisher >> Brad Evans

Art Director >> Meagan Evans

Contributing Writers >>

Kevin Bradley,Tim Bagwell, Rick Hutto, David Higdon, Jenny Murr, Eric Brown, Larry Schlesinger, Bill Knowles, Priscilla Esser

Marketing & Sales >> Tracy Powell, Jenna Breedlove




Thriller practice for the 4th annual Macon Zombie Parade will be held every Thursday thru October at Tattnall Square Park, 6:30p! All ages are encouraged, free event. For more information please call the 11th Hour at 464-1840.

Things to do over the next two weeks

Give a dog a bone


he annual Woofstock Festival is coming to Al Sihah Shrine Park on Sept. 26. Billed as “The most fun you can have with your leash on,” the event will be from noon to 6 p.m. at the park on 222 Mecca Drive, right off Rocky Creek Road. Groove to the smooth vocals of Clifton Warren and boogie to the sounds of the great up-and-coming band, Stribling. Dud your pet in some retro hippie threads for the costume contest and win a rad prize. Bring your own chair, and come prepared to enjoy a natural high with friendly folks, great tunes, food and, best of all, the greatest future pets on the planet. Being homeless is a bummer, so if you're looking for a pet to be your friend and improve your karma, come on out. Admission for children 11 and under is free. Everyone else pays $5 apiece at the gate. Want to make the Woofstock experience even better? Bring along a donation for the community pet food bank. Man, what a rush, helping a needy family keep their pet rather than have to give it up because they can't afford to feed it. Far out! The event is sponsored each year by the way cool folks at FURever Friends Humane Society, a non-profit 501(c) 3, all volunteer organization. Woofstock is about the four R's, according to president Halie White: "Reduce, Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rejoice!” FurEver Friends rescues and rehabilitates unwanted animals from the Jones County Animal Control and the middle Georgia area, and only lets the coolest people adopt them. For more information or questions on this event, please call 478-952-4535.

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Headlining Levee Fest is Corey Smith at 8p.m. Keeping Up with the Joneses is the sixth release on Corey’s own Undertone Records label and has a more radio-ready sound than his earlier discs, most of which center on his foundation as a solo acoustic performer. Included in the days festivities include an amateur barbecue cook-off with $5,000 in total prize money, a kids zone, arts and crafts vendors and food and beverage vendors will be on-site. The day long event kicks off at noon and admission is $10 per person. Children 12 and under are free until 5 p.m. Levee Fest is organized by the Cherry Blossom Festival Committee and proceeds will benefit the annual March events. A kick-off to the weekend includes a concert by country star Luke Bryan at Luther Williams Field on Friday, October 1. Tickets are $20 and available at or at 794 Cherry Street.

Kickin’ it old school

3rd Annual Hamp’s Hop Old School Reunion Fri., Sept. 24 – 7 p.m. Centreplex Ballroom at the Edgar J. Wilson Convention Center Tickets available in advance at the Hall of Fame or at the event. Admission $5; Snacks & Beverages Available for Purchase Macon's pioneering African American disc jockeys played an invaluable role in the lives of Middle Georgians in the 1950s and 1960s at WBML and WIBB, introducing them to new R&B, soul and blues music. When Hamp "King Bee" Swain was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2008, the museum hosted the first Hamp's Hop in his honor, bringing together over a dozen radio personalities who were on the air between the 1950s and 1980s. The response was overwhelming and the "Old School Reunion" has continued. This year, veteran disc jockeys include Swain, Robert “Mighty Rock” Roberts, “Laughing” Lafayette Haines, Big George Threatt, Alice “Party Doll” Bailey, Harris “Teddy Bear” Walker, Frank Dean Martin, “Jolly” Joe Mason and Bernice “Queen Bee” Cotton. Proceeds benefit the Hall of Fame’s MIKE (Music in Kids’ Education) program which provides live performances and music participation opportunities for youth. Come dance, listen and relive the heyday of R&B radio in Middle Georgia.

The things making our world just a little bit better | by brad evans

Well Brad’s trip to New York City with friend Russ Roundtree to see Jay Z and Eminem perform has to be at the top of his short list these days. Kanye West, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Drake, and Alicia Keys were just some of the stars who came out to sing a song or two. When he wandered into a dark ladies restroom by mistake, when the lights came on Gabourey Sidibe, more affectionalley known as Precious, was standing there.

We’ve got to tell you though, seeing Robert McDuffie playing the Georgia Music Hall of Fame this past week was just as awe inspiring. The world renowned violinist opened the new

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Levee Fest, October 2 at Waterworks Park

Penley exhibit, which is out of this world. The next day, we got to see some Macon musicians interpreting famous Macon songs at the hall. Aaron Irons, we love you buddy.

We’ve been reading, Working in the shadows: A year of doing work most Americans won’t do, By Gabriel Thompson. In a yearlong investigation, journalist Thompson lived among and worked side by side with undocumented workers in the hardest, lowest-paying jobs offered by the U.S. He went west to pick lettuce, south to work in a chicken killing factory, and worked in restaurants along the way. It’s a startling look at what the bottom rung looks like.

The funniest thing we’ve seen online this week is 27b/6 . David Thorne is an Australian humourist, satirist, graphic designer, Internet personality and author. Thorne gained public recognition in late 2008 for an email exchange in which he attempts to pay an overdue bill with a drawing of a seven-legged spider. An image of the exchange spread via email, and led to a surge of visitors to his website. 27b/6 features a collection of humorous stories from Thorne's own life. All of these and additional essays appear in Thorne's 2009 book, The Internet is a Playground.




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arts New Macon Co-Ed Book Club:

Thur Sept 23 This day in history: (1875) Billy the Kid is

Looking for a hobby? Love to read? Want to make new friends? Possess intellectual conversation? The new macon co-ed book club is just what you are looking for. For more information please call 912227-4212.

arrested for the first time after stealing a basket of laundry.

The Douglass Theatre Presents: National Theatre LIVE "Phedre"

Macon Arts Gallery October 1 – 30 – “Oil & Ink” Exhibit, Works by many comic book artists, ceramics by Michael Schmidt. . First Friday opening, Oct 1, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. 478.743.6940. 486 First St.

7:00 PM, Tickets $20. Part of NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE, a new initiative to broadcast live performances of National Theatre plays onto cinema screens around the world.

Sat Sept 25 This day in history: (1957) Under escort from

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

the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas..

Smithsonian Museum Day for a coupon that allows complimentary admission for 2 guests to participating museums for this one-day only. Hay House is a proud participant of this national day celebrating museum attendance. Tours are on the hour from 10 am - 4 pm; last tour at 3 pm. Also visit the GA Music Hall of Fame and the Museum of Arts & Sciences for free today! 3rd Annual Hamp’s Hop Old School Reunion 7 p.m.Centreplex Ballroom at the

Edgar J. Wilson Convention Center. Tickets available in advance at the Hall of Fame or at the event. Admission $5; Snacks & Beverages Available for Purchase.

The Macon Symphony Orchestra presents “Latin Fire” at the Grand Opera House on October 2 at 7:30p.m. Featuring Lawrence Golan, Conductor and Frank Pancho Romero, Trumpet. Adult tickets are $38.50, student tickets $18.50.

Book launch for Rick Hutto’s “A Peculiar Tribe of People: Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia.” from 6-8pm at Market City Cafe,

502 Cherry Street. Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Rick’s book will be available for purchase $24.95 and Rick will be happy to inscribe copies.

Fri Oct 1 Sun Sept 26 This day in history: (1890) an act of This day in history: (1969) The Brady Bunch


Music and the Arts at Vineville United Methodist Church presents a

free performance by Harp Duo Marguerite Williams and Betsy Fitzgerald. 4pm at Vineville United Methodist Church 4:00 pm. Featuring rarely heard repetoire as well as familiar classical and traditional American favorites. The harp sisters are accomplished musicians, having both performed in solo, concerto, chamber music and orchestra concerts throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. 2045 Vineville Ave.

The annual Woofstock Festival is com-

ing to Al Sihah Shrine Park on Sept. 26. Billed as “The most fun you can have with your leash on,” the event will be from noon to 6 p.m. at the park on 222 Mecca Drive, right off Rocky Creek Road. Dud your pet in some retro hippie threads for the costume contest and win a rad prize. Admission for children 11 and under is free. Everyone else pays $5 apiece at the gate.

Movie Classic "Stormy Weather" Gets Special Screening at the Douglass "Stormy Weather," the classic film

featuring a cavalcade of African-American stars, gets a special screening at the Douglass Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. The film's leading actress, Lena Horne, who died last May, spent a part of her early life in Middle Georgia. Some of Ms. Horne's other movies, including "Cabin in the Sky" and "The Duke is Tops," were featured at the Douglass, according to theatre archives and anecdotal references. Admission to the special screening is only $5, which includes a soda and box of popcorn. For more information, contact the Douglass Theatre at 742-2000 or visit its website at

Congress creates Yosemite National Park.

3rd Annual Central GA Greek Festival at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox

Church starts 11am. Enjoy Authentic Greek Food, Live Greek Music, Greek Dancing, Shopping and Church Tours. 11am - 3pm Oct 1-3. 859 First Street, Downtown Macon. Free admission!

Luke Bryan Farm Tour comes to Luther

Williams Field on October 1. Tickets are $20 and available at or at 794 Cherry Street. Luke was recently honored with two trophies at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards where he was named Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Artist. He was nominated as Male Country Artist and Country Album for the Teen Choice Awards, recently brought home his first CMT Award—Breakthrough Video—for “Do I.”

Fall Farm Day at Historic Pineola Farms, Fort Valley

Grinding corn in the pumpkin patch! A free heritage festival with fun for the entire family. See antique tractors and hit and miss engines, take a hayride, view a plowing demonstration, watch the tractor parade, grind corn for feeding chickens, visit the pumpkin patch, see the 1860s dance troupe, hear some great southern music, eat some Fresh Air barbecue. 1195 Taylor's Mill Rd, free and open to the public. 478-827-0894.

Sun Oct 3 This day in history: (1932) Iraq independent after 17 years of British rule.

A Blessing of the Animals St. Paul's Episcopal Church invites you and your pet to the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 3 p.m. Pets must be on leashes. AC Pup from the Macon Animal Control will be present. Donations for Macon Animal Control

First Saturday for Kids

"Can You Hear My Hat?" with Dave Ellington Families enjoy an interactive musical gumbo with piano and guitar wizard Dave Ellington. 12 noon at the GA Music Hall of Fame.

Joycine's Art, Attitude & Accessory Gallery Costume jewelry, art and so much more! 333 Cotton Ave. For schedule and information contact Barbara at 478-743-3144. The Golden Hours” exhibit at Middle Georgia Art Association. Sunrise and sunset-themed works by multiple artists. Opening reception Friday, Sept. 17, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, Noon – 5 p.m. Saturday, Noon – 3 p.m. 478.744.9557. 2330 Ingleside Ave. September 17 – October 8

family “Sky Over Macon”, Fridays at 8p.m. Mark Smith

Planetarium 4182 Forsyth Rd. Weekly, live star talk explore the constellations and far away celestial objectsvisible from Middle Georgia. Admission by donation. 477-3232. Live music for kids every First Saturday at Georgia Music Hall of Fame Every first Saturday from noon until 2 p.m., Included with museum admission, $3.50 ages 4-17. Featuring Pilar Wilder and Hayiya Dance Theatre.

Monday - Saturday, 10 - 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Last Friday of Each Month, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Admission - Adults $8, Students 12-17 $5

tionary and guerilla leader Che Guevara, age 39, is killed by the Bolivian army

game event to raise funds for the middle ga computer users group and the tech-node hacker space. Will be 24 hours of gaming, cash tournaments, door prizes, and food. Prices are $10 prepay and $15 at the door. For more info visit

Steve Penley exhibit at Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Macon native artist’s portraits of Macon-related artists. September 9 – July 11 Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m. $3 - $8. 478.751.3334. 200 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd.

museum hours The Musuem of Arts & Sciences

Tech-Node presents a Lan Party Fundraiser This is a console and pc video

Theatre: Bamboozled!

“Harriet Tubman: A Moses to Her People” at the Tubman African American Museum. Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Noon – 4 p.m. $4 - $6. 478.743.8544. 340 Walnut St.

Through October 10 – The World of Giant Insects at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. “Buggy Saturdays.” Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. $4 - $8. 478.477.3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd.

Sat Oct 2 This day in history: (1967) The first black jus-

tice of the US Supreme Court is sworn in, Thurgood Marshall.

A commedia by Michael Elliot Brill Thru October 2, at 8 PM, Wesleyan College, Porter Auditorium. Pantalone, Harlequin and other traditional Commedia dell' Arte characters swindle, seduce, bewilder and bamboozle each other in their quests for romance and riches. Contains cartoon violence and some suggestive material. Directed by Michael McKinney. $8 adults; $4 students, seniors, and alumnae. For tickets, call 478-757-5259.

Enjoy a day full of family-friendly activites, from a BBQ cook-off to a kids zone, arts & crafts and fireworks. And did we mention the headliner, Corey Smith at 8pm! Admission is just $10, kids 12 and under are free until 5p.m.

are welcome. These could be money, old towels, puppy pads or Dawn cleanser. St. Paul's is located at 753 College Street, in Macon, GA. We will be behind the parish house, in the worship area near the parking lot.

Thur Sept 30 This day in history: (1955) James Dean dies

at age 24 in a car crash in California.

Levee Fest at Waterworks Park

Art on the Avenue Fine Art Gallery presents "Celebrating Life" a group show featuring the new artwork by all of the gallery's artists including selected works by the students of Debbie Anderson. 2368 Ingleside Ave, 478-743-3720

Sat Oct 9 This day in history: (1967) Socialist revolu-

Join us in celebrating JOHN LENNON’S 70th birthday with Abbey Road LIVE! Since 2002, Abbey Road LIVE! has been rocking the music of the Beatles at clubs, theatres, festivals and private events. Abbey Road LIVE! is made up of four all-star musicians from the infamous Athens GA music scene. Join us at the historic Cox Capitol Theatre, Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, and 17.50 at the door. They are on sale by calling the Box Office at (478) 257-6391.

For a complete listing of events, including ongoing exhibits, musuem hours & more visit

The Allman Brothers Band Museum / The Big House. Call for hours. 478.741.5551. 2321 Vineville Ave.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 9am-5pm Mon-Sat, 1pm-5pm Sun. 1-888-GA-ROCKS. $8/$3.50.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 9am-5pm Mon-Sat, 1pm-5pm Sun. Admission $8, children 4-16 $3.50.

The Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Open TuesdaysSaturdays 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. Tubman African American Museum Monday-Saturday 9a.m.-5p.m. Admission $5 for adults $3 for Children 4-17. 340 Walnut Street.

Museum of Arts & Sciences. Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. $4 - $8. Free for students & Bibb Co. residents the last Friday.





First Friday Events



his is one day out of the month when downtown Macon truly comes alive. Sip, shop and stroll down First Street, Cotton, Cherry and beyond. Browse shops open late, enjoy drink and dinner specials, live music and art openings. 5-10p.m. downtown Macon. Beer & wine on the street allowed in a plastic cup only!


Art Openings:

• Opening art reception 6:00-9:00 pm (FREE). Featured Artists, Wall Decor and Gifts at Joycine’s, 333 Cotton Ave. • Macon Arts presents “Oil & Ink” exhibit in the Gallery at Macon Arts. Works by many comic book artists, ceramics by Michael Schmidt. 5 - 8 p.m. FREE. 486 First St. • Second Street Ceramics presents paintings by Lauren-Summers Hodgens. 6-8pm, 362 Second Street. Enjoy wine and food with the artist and friends! • Contemporary Arts Exchange houses over 30 local artists in a modern, loft style atmosphere, 6-10pm! The CAE is located at 590 Mulberry Street, upstairs.

Free Lance Ruckus took first place at the 2nd annual Battle of the Baddest Bands. They won by a small margin over Monster Party, Vapour and Southern Pyschology on September 4th at the Capital Theater. They take home a prize package valued at over $1500 from Music Masters in Byron, studio time at Insurrection Sound, a video package with Storey Communications, rotation on up and coming, as well a ton of new fans. A total of twelve great bands competed over four weeks at Wild Wing Cafe including Xavii, Stribling, 7 year Siege, Mystery Road, Pure Ed, 25th Hour, Sinville and Camel Spur. It was really great to see how most of the bands worked together to make the event a huge success.

Live Music:

• A must see show! Tony Joe White at the Cox Capitol Theatre, $13 admission. Just a few of his hits; “Polk Salad Annie”, “Rainy Night in Georgia” & “Steamy Windows” • First Friday at the Hummingbird, Live music with The Scott Little Band. • An album release party for Cult of Riggonia at Grant’s Lounge, 8pm12am, including music by Xavii and Truffleina, among others. • Live music outside in Third Street Park with Gertrude’s Mojo

Folks enjoying the Second Sunday Sunset concert at Washington Park on September 12. Musicians for the evening included Australian honky tonkers, the Red Hot Poker Dots. The free concert series is presented by the College Hill Corridor, mark your calendars for October 10!



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we saw you

Lauren-Summers Hodgens Artist, Age 29

“My artwork is full of color, texture, and movement...I love to work large, and this show highlights just that! Original artwork is for everyone, that's why I started my business REDbird's... my commission work is based on your budget and your colors”

Where to see LaurenSummbers artwork: Opening reception will be held First Friday, Oct 1 at Second Street Ceramics, 362 Second St. A closing reception will be Nov. 5.

See Lauren-Summers other work at : Ocmulgee Arts, Mercer Student Center, and Isabel's.



Tuesday All drinks $2 all night Wednesday $2 Wells all night Thurs College Night, free cover with ID til 12am Macon’s best DJ Shawty Slim Friday Live Music, drink specials Saturday Voted Best Dance Party




DJ Shawty Slim, $1 cover with college ID til 12am!


Open Tues - Sat 8pm-2am

566 Cherry St

9/24: Sol Junkie 10/1: Stoopgrass 10/8: One year Anniv. Bash - be there! 10/22: Ty Reynolds


Daiquiri Bar

For private parties call 737-4568




Kirsten West not only helped create the Big House Museum, she lived there. She and her husband Kirk lived in the house for many years, welcoming visitors from all over the world, at all times of the day, at no charge. When they moved out in 2003 and the idea for a foundation and museum came about, Kirsten was vital in helping raise money to get it off the ground. Now a new challenge is awaiting Kirsten, as Development Director of the Cox Capitol Theatre she will need those skills to help revive the downtown landmark. We caught up with her at her Shirley Hills home.


1) Clay sculptures, she especially enjoys two-headed creatures and things with wings. The ceramic art pictured left is by award-winning artist William Kidd, you can check out his stuff online. 2) Bhudda sculpture found at the Payne City Antique Mall 3) Kirsten and best friend, LuLu, are sitting on her favorite chair, it was her parents from the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;30s. 4) Felix the Cat signed print 5) Kirsten is also wearing a few of her favorite things, including her favorite shirt she bought twenty years ago in Little Five Points, and her necklace (a gift from Kirk). 6) The towering lamp is a Frank Lloyd Wright design that an ABB fan made for the Wests.


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Adam was kind enough to answer a few questions for us, and to give us some insight into his musical tastes. Name a song you've listened to in the past 24 hours? Bloodkin's “Yeah” from Out of State Plates. What was the first album you bought? I believe it was The Cure “Inbetween Days.” I was and still am a huge Cure fan. Whose band t-shirt do you wear proudly? Lucero- These guys have been great friends and clients of mine (photography) for years. I have literally watched them grow as a band. Now they are about to embark on a US tour with Social Distortion. Recommend a band our readers must hear now? Ocha La Rocha- Although I am a little bias in this field due to me being there manager, their new EP “Stealing Time" is one of the strongest albums I have heard in a few years. They rocked Bragg Jam and I hope to have them back soon to Macon.

listen up fter leaving The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom after three years of success booking shows, Smith decided to continue and promote shows in the Macon area at The Cox Capitol Theatre in addition to his professional photography career. On October 1st, Adam Smith Productions will present An Evening with Tony Joe White. Tony Joe White is a legend, there is no other way to put it. With songs such as “Polk Salad Annie” and Brook Benton's “Rainy Night In Georgia” White delivers on stage. He will be touring in support of his new album “Shine.” October 7th , Smith will be bringing The Whigs back to Macon with very special guests Futurebirds. The Whigs (Athens, Ga) will be fresh off tour with The Black Keys and Kings of Leon. The Whigs command attention with their arena style Rock & Roll. This will mark the first time The Whigs & Futurebirds (also from Athens) have teamed up. Smith cares a great deal about this town and has worked hard to make it a place to hear good music once again.


What’s your favorite local happy hour spot? I would have to go with The Rookery and as everyone knows I get louder and louder with each Yager Bomb! Favorite local restaurant? I would have to say Tic Toc Room. Although I don't get to eat their a lot living on an artist's salary, I do love it. Ceasar runs a tight establishment, and I like just about everything I have ever ordered from there. You can contact Adam, either about artist management or his photography by visiting his website at ADAM SMITH PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS:

r u o H y Happ 2-4-1 wells 4-8PM! mondays MON vinyl $1 Wells all Day! karaoke with mitch TUES 4-8: $1 pbr & Highlifes Trivia 7-9pm WED Team free wells for gals


Captain Midnight Band SAT. SEPT 25

Tokyo Spa WED. SEPT 29 Team Trivia from 7-9pm LADIES NIGHT WITH atlant’s

DJ mike B 10pm. Friday, October 1 Tony Joe White Cox Capitol Theatre

Thursday, October 7 The Whigs Cox Capitol Theatre

What our readers are listening to



2 Finger Jester THUR. OCT 7


The Heap New dad and singer/songwriter Scott Baston recommends “For the Birds” by The Frames. You may recognize the Frames frontman Glen Hansford from the highly-acclaimed movie, “Once.” Hansard has been influential in the Dublin rock music scene for over twenty years.

Alex Scarbourough is listening to Chromeo; Candy Mullis is digging Sparkle Horse; Cindy Fennell is playing Matt Kearney, and Jennifer Moore Evans is listening to The Nationals.


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MACON’S LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE THUR 9/23 DJ Extreme Asylum Nightclub

DJ Shawty Slim Bottoms Up

Drag Queen Bingo The Hummingbird Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe

FRI 9/24

B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive Acoustic Chaos Billy’s Clubhouse Sol Junky Bottoms Up

Capt Midnight Band The Hummingbird Deacons of Disaster Mellow Mushroom Mile Train Rivalry’s Sports Bar

Shane Couillard The Shamrock Chapter 13 Wild Wing Cafe

SAT 9/25

DJ Extreme Asylum Nightclub

Acoustic Chaos Billy’s Clubhouse Tokyo Spa The Hummingbird

Robert Coleman Mellow Mushroom TBA Rivalry’s Sports Bar Tim Brooks The Shamrock

Radio Cult Wild Wing Cafe

SUN 9/26

Dignan, Red Sea, Laertes, The Classic Flame 567 Center, 7pm, $7

Benefit Concert with a host of Macon musicians, 1-6pm Billy’s Clubhouse

12 Sept 23 - Oct 6, 2010

Open Mic with Savana The Rookery, 7pm

MON 9/27

Nathan Garrett 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive

TUES 9/28 Open Mic Locos Bar & Grill

B Keith Williams The Shamrock

WED 9/29

O’Brother, All Get Out, Death on Two Wheels, Space Ghost 567 Center, all ages, 7pm Chris Hicks & Friends Backporch Lounge

THUR 9/30 DJ Extreme Asylum Nightclub DJ Slim Bottoms Up

Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe

FRI 10/1

Big Mike & Booty Papas 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive Matt & Lewis Billy’s Clubhouse Stoopgrass Bottoms Up

Tony Joe White Cox Capitol Theatre

Cult of Riggonia, Xavii, Truffleina and more! Grant’s Lounge Scott Little Band The Hummingbird K-Mo Mellow Mushroom

TBA Rivalry’s Sports Bar Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe

SAT 10/2

Second Thief, Aneirin, Of Legions 567 Center for Renewal, 7pm, $7 DJ Extreme Asylum Nightclub

Midnight in Macon w/Chris Patterson Backporch Lounge Off the Chain Billy’s Clubhouse Kylie Devron Dolce Vita, 8pm

2 Finger Jester The Hummingbird

Caleb Grimes Mellow Mushroom

TBA Rivalry’s Sports Bar Tokyo Spa The Shamrock

UGA Game! Wild Wing Cafe

MON 10/4

Tim Brooks 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive

TUES 10/5 Open Mic Locos Bar & Grill

B Keith Williams The Shamrock

WED 10/6

Stribling, Pomegranates, Mermaids, Amy Godwin 567 Center, all ages, 7pm

THUR 10/7

The Whigs Cox Capitol Theatre

Drag Queen Bingo The Hummingbird

FRI 10/8

The Heap The Hummingbird

One-Year Anniversary Bash at Bottoms Up


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

$1.50 Domestics, $5 Domestic Pitchers Locos

Wii Madness; $1 wells, MHL and PBR at Synergy


2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar The Rookery 11-1am: $2 Bud Lt bottles, $4.50 well doubles, and 2 for 1 Jager. 3 for $9 shot specials, Jell-O Shooters, Savaged Angels dancing bartdenders and more Club Envy

Happy Hour M-F, $3 Ritas, $3 wells and $1 Drafts El Azteca

Gals, $2 drinks all night Rivalry’s

$1 Wells all night, The Bird

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

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

Beer pong: $2 pitchers for teams, $1.50 wine for ladies, $3 wells, $3 Ritas Macon Mellow

Happy Hour open to close Rivalry’s Sports Bar

$4 Jager Bombs! Locos

Free Red Bull mixers, only at Wild Wing Cafe

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


Trivia: $1.50 PBR Pints, $4.50 Pitchers, $2 Blue Moon & Yuengling Macon Mellow

$1.50 Domestics, 50¢ Boneless Wings, Cornhole Locos All drinks $2 all night at Bottoms Up

2-4-1 Margaritas all day at El Azteca

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

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


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

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

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

Ladies night, free wells for the gals The Hummingbird 2-4-1 Wells, Bottoms Ups

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


Happy Hour prices for poker players, BJ’s Billiards

$2 pints of Mellow Blonde, $2.25 PBR Tall Boys Mellow Macon 2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar

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

Everyday, Miller Lite buckets just $12! Wild Wing


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

The Rookery 11-1am: $2 Bud Light, $4.50 well doubles, $3 Sex on the Beach and 2 for 1 Jager. $2 pints, $3 wells, $3 Ritas Mellow Macon $4 Firefly cocktails Wild Wing Cafe


Nascar, drink specials, 20’s Pub $3 Wells, Ritas & $2 select pints Macon Mellow

$3 bloody marys & Margaritas, live acoustic on patio, 6:30-9:30pm Wild Wing Cafe Lady’s Hour 7:30-8:30pm. Gals enjoy $1 Wells/Domestics BJ’s Billiards Free Darts, Tara’s Tavern $3 Bloody Marys Locos




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Live DJ an dance party every Saturday Night at Locos Bar & Grill THURSDAYS @ CLUB ENVY! Dancing bartenders, shot specials, DJ Freeze, $100 cash prize contests!

Thursday - Saturday at downtown’s newest college hotspot, Bottom’s Up DJ Extreme on Thursdays & Saturdays, only at Asylum!




Friday, October 1

Friday, October 1

Bryan’s Farm Tour will take him to four rural parts of Georgia, playing farms across the great state, including stops in Statesboro, Valdosta, Carrollton and Macon. General admission tickets are $20. Bryan, a native of Leesburg, GA and graduate of Georgia Southern University finally scored top ten hits with “All My Friends Say” and “Country Man” and his first No.1 songs “Do I” and “Rain is a Good Thing.” Just announced, Bryan is nominated for a 2010 CMT Award for “Best New Artist” alongside fellow Georgian Zac Brown. Luke was recently honored with two trophies at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards where he was named Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Artist.

Tony Joe White @ Cox Capitol Theatre In 1969, Tony Joe White brought his brand of Swampy Blues into a Top 10 hit with his song “Polk Salad Annie.” This was followed very shortly in 1970, by Brook Benton’s soulful rendition of White’s timeless “Rainy Night In Georgia.” hroughout the 1970s and 1980s White toured in support of artists including Creedence Clearwater Revival and James Taylor. In the 1990s Tina Turner recorded four of his songs for her multi-platinum selling album Foreign Affairs, including the world-wide hit “Steamy Windows”. With the advent of that project, White formed an alliance with Turner’s manager, Roger Davies and his career began to soar.

Luke Bryan @ Luther Williams Field

Tony Joe White @ Cox Capitol Theatre

Come Hear...

Read more about it... Full Bandography online with MP3s of upcoming bands!

Wed,Thursday & Sat, 8p, Sundays, Tuesdays at 6pm, 20’s Pub

Mondays with Brad “the Man in the Box” at Rivalry’s

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

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


Every TUES 8:30p, CJ’s Sports Bar NOW TUESDAYS: Hardest Trivia in Macon 7-9pm at BJs Billiards Every Tuesday, Macon Mellow

Tuesday nights with Jason Hawk, cash prizes, Wild Wing Cafe

Every Wednesday with $3 Ritas & Big Drafts El Azteca Wednesday nights, 7:30pm at Billy’s Clubhouse

Trivia with Jacob at Loco’s every Wednesday, Big payouts!

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

Sol Junky @ Bottoms Up


Sol Junky @ Bottoms Up

Sol Junky is an Atlanta based band known for their high energy live performances. Their music represents an extremely unique mix of cross-fusion, providing an amazing ability to connect with all audiences. This line up overflows with talent .You never know what to expect at a Sol Junky show...instruments like beer kegs or a flute, banjo or mandolin. Maybe a parade through the crowd playing Sol Junky bluegrass style. Whatever they do, they will have you on a journey of great friends, good times, and great music.

Capt Midnight Band @ The Bird

Crunchy Rock Guitars, Funky, Thick Grooves, and Soaring Vocal Harmonies combine with Space-Age aesthetics to create a truly original, otherworldly AudioVisual experience. Midnight’s vast catalog of tunes are performed expertly by the topnotch rhythm section of DARNOC (bass) and Little Mike (drums). Sexy space strumpets, Lil Rae Rae and Lotty Dotty, The Cosmic Trollops provide the proverbial icing on the cake with amazing vocal gymnastics and synthesizer prowess.

Thursday nights 9p, The Shamrock

Deacons of Disaster @ Mellow Mushroom These guys mix styles and


Mile Train @ Rivalry’s

Every Wednesday at The Bird, 7pm.

Every Friday Night at Cheers

Nightly Poker 7:30p, Friends Bar

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

Thur & Sun 7pm, Billy’s Clubhouse

genres so everyone is sure to hear something they like. A variety of covers from times you like to remember.

Mile Train is an experimental blues/rock band based out of Carrollton in northwest Georgia. Mile Train consists of David Pippin, Bryan Hall, and Kelley Warner. Mile Train is constantly exploring and challenging the bounds of genre, rhythm, dynamics, and melody.

O’Brother wtih All Get Out @ 567 Center

SATURDAY 9/25 Tokyo Spa @ The Bird

Tokyo Spa is a mix of seasoned musicians playing an eclectic mix of rock cover songs covering the 70s, 80s, 90s and NOW. Everything from Peter Gabriel to 311, Billy Idol to U2, Pink Floyd to The White Stripes!! Great party band. And a happy ending is guaranteed! Come check them Out! Also playing Saturday, October 2 at the Shamrock.

Radio Cult @ Wild Wing Café

Do you miss the days when it was OK to wear leg warmers and jelly shoes? Well, actually, neither do we! ...but we do miss cheesy $10 videos on MTV, Flock of Seagulls hair styles and music that was FUN! Radio Cult is here to rock out 80s style! We love it all; from Madonna to Van Halen (Nena to Guns N Roses, Joan Jett to Devo, Billy Idol to The B-52's, Def Leppard to The Ramones, Blondie to Ozzy, The Cars to Metallica, Bon Jovi to ....well, you get the idea).


Dignan @ 567 Center with Red Sea, Laertes, The Classic Flame Between the five of them, Dignan brought an extremely eclectic list of musical influence to the table. Ranging from Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire, to their hometown of McAllen with a 95% Hispanic population, the band had a wide variety of experiences and sounds in their repertoire to choose from. What emerged was an array of melodies that brood over love, loss, angst, and crime.


All Get Out @ 567 Center with Death on Two Wheels, Space Ghost, and O Brother "Loud and personal,” is

one of the ways that lead singer/guitarist Nathan Hussey describes All Get Out.

Radio Cult @ Wild Wing

Generally when a band is self-described as loud, imagery of guitars propelling distortion and mood over the audience is the resonance to dwell on and personal is not often the conjoined description. Loud has always been the cryptic way to say a band likes to hide behind blankets of fuzz.... With All Get Out nothing is hidden; everything is personal; and loud.


Big Mike & Booty Papas @ 20’s Pub The Booty Papas are: Michael "Big Mike" Ventimiglia (guitar, vocals), Hal Register (guitar, vocals), Glenn "Cuzz" Hutchison (bass guitar, vocals) and Jerome "J.T." Thomas (Drums) and Tony Cooper on (Key boards). They have 3 CDs, were nominated for 2 Grammy's in 1998 (first round). They play 260-300 dates a year and have played with or opened for acts such as Johnny Winter, Bob Dylan, Jr. Walker, Government Mule, Warren Haynes, among others. Matt & Lewis @ Billy’s Clubhouse “Pure unabashed rock with the stripped down splendor of the original MTV Unplugged series." - Orlando Golden Messenger

Stoopgrass @ Bottoms Up

The new brainchild of Matt Moncrief, the band also consists of Travis Bryant, Preston Hawke and Billy Lyons. Come to hear originals by this talented songwriter including “Lower Middle Class” and some of your favorite classics as well.

Cult of Riggonia CD Release Party at Grant’s Lounge with Xavii,

Truffleina and more! Experimental Folk? Cult of Riggonia makes an amalgamation of noises to create pretty trippy music. Check out Macon’s musical underground for something new & exciting.


Thriller Over 100 Dancers!


The story of Chester Burge

Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia Rick Hutto’s newly released book unravels a lurid scandal in Macon’s history BY CANDICE DYER

F e i b m ZPaorAde Macon

Sat. Oct 30, 9pm Downtown

Street Dance Thriller Party 8-11pm 9pm sharp! Cherry Street will be transformed into a foggy streetscape of zombies & ghouls of all ages. Street Party, Free event.

Learn the dance! tHru Oct.

Practice thursdays Learn the entire Thriller dance by attending our 4, free practices. All ages encouraged! 6:30pm at Tattnall Square Park (In case of rain, practices will be moved to the following Monday)

This October will mark the 11th Hour’s fourth annual Thriller Parade. Last year saw the largest attendance yet, with over 130 zombies dancing in the “Parade”, and nearly one thousand more spectators enjoying the ghostly spectacle along Cherry Street. This year, you too, can participate in one of Macon’s coolest events of the year!

Watch our Thriller Parade at OVER 60,000 VIEWS!

14 Sept 23 - Oct 6, 2010

Fifty years ago, when Macon verandas buzzed The Burge home, or as it became with gossip about Chester Burge, people probknown, the “Murder House” in Shirley ably lowered their voices to utter that one, devHills. Picture of home taken in 1960 at astating word in a whisper, using the piedmont the time of the intriguing trial. drawl to elide and smooth over any harshsounding consonants: quee-ah. No doubt it was followed by the other epiHutto, who has published books and lecthet that ends in “r.” tured on the Gilded Age, became intrigued with In a lurid scandal that transfixed the Chester Burge after moving to Shirley Hills, region, Burge, a wealthy slumlord and bootleg- near what was dubbed the “murder house” at the ger, was tried and acquitted of murdering his corner of Jackson Springs and Nottingham wife, Mary, in 1960, but was found guilty of roads. There, Mary Kennington Burge was sodomy with his African-American chauffeur. strangled to death on the night of May 11, 1960. For the first time in Georgia history, a black Her finger, which bore a 10-carat diamond, was man disclosed in court that he had been a white almost severed from her hand. man’s sexual partner. This story, with its nexus At the time, her husband was recuperating of lust, race, and class set among the columned from hernia surgery at the Macon Hospital, but mansions of cotton-town segregation, oozes all certain clues suggested an inside job. Her noisy that fertilizes Southern Gothicka, including a sentry of a parrot had been killed earlier that bestiality anecdote; a sabbatical at the State day, and the family dog was locked in the baseInsane Asylum; “Baby Frances,” the “Fat ment. That whopping diamond, pried from its Lady” circus performer who weighed 826 setting, was left in the carpet. The more invespounds; the obligatory cameo by the Ku Klux tigators learned about Chester Burge’s private Klan; and a string of mysterious deaths, ending life, the more they suspected that he was somewith the spectacular immolation of Chester how responsible, either by sneaking out of the Burge himself. hospital’s side exit -- possibly assisted by his “All of the elements are there,” says Rick chauffeur, Louis Roosevelt Johnson -- or Hutto, who relates the saga with grace and sub- through a contract killing of some sort. admission $10kind Thriller. after 10:00pm The tle wit in A Peculiar People: Murder Burges had the of marriage that theofLiving of Tribe Night Couture bar; Attire: Cash old-school Sochilites and Madness in the Heart @ of the Georgia, published gay Haunt lingo might term “curly around Gallery SoChi The Bloody cocktail: Signature of the edges.” on September 21 by Lyons Press, an imprint In addition to getting Sochilite serviced by Globe-Pequot. He sighs and shrugs. “If I made the help, he had been consorting with other any of this up, no one would believe me.” men, trying at one point to tour Europe with a at 10pm. Costume Contest Screening Guild Film PartMacon of the book’s pleasure lies in its cog- toothsome “mill village boy,” and to buy a Male & Female. Undead, the Best for “Let Presents nitive dissonance; Hutto -- an urbane Savannah hotel in Tampa for another young Adonis. His In” One Right Thriller Film! accalimed Critically native who worked as the appointments secre- wife had thwarted these plans, though, and was tary for Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter's family threatening divorce. Most of the Burge properduring the presidency and Bash now serves onLive the music ty was by in her name because of&certain Tard, Mag compeRoly-Bots the Halloween Macon City CouncilBird -- dishes up the squalor in Body tency Painting issues arising his youthful stint in Tonya! byfrom Live at The a writing style that gleams with the polish the nearby “nervous hospital.” accorded heirloom silver. Comparisons to “They were not nice people,” says Fritz live DJ,partner” prizes,“reluctant Costume 31and Evil8pm-Until. Saturday, Midnight in the Garden Oct of Good are Phillips, who was Burge’s ansurby NuWay, provided dogs Zombie Halloween inevitable, but he describes Night his book as a more in the transactional sexual arrangement 9:30p. at Thriller of performance encore Library the at straightforward accounting of sleuthed-out rounding the Florida hotel. “Things were getBallroom ages. cash bar, $5 admission, facts. “Although, as an elected official, I would Mary was furious ting increasingly ugly. all love to see a boom in Macon tourism like what because she thought I was stealing her husband. Savannah has experienced.” I didn’t want him; I just wanted to run this

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Mariachi Band

Enjoy a Every Wednesday Night!

he newest dining establishment to upon our first visit was a pleasant and delidowntown is the Dogwood Cafe, cious lunchtime feast. The $8.99 hot bar Chill out on our new Enjoy a Mariachi Band currently only open for lunch boasted succulent pot roast, whipped potapatio. Best Ritas in Town! Every Wednesday night Monday thru Friday, but we hear whispers of toes, a creamy squash casserole, butter beans a dinner menu coming soon. Located on and fried chicken. Two soups were also availMulberry Street Lane across from Tokyo able, the salad bar was fully stocked with fresh Alley, the Dogwood Cafe offers a hot bar and ingredients to top off your greens. You can also salad buffet or menu options from specialty add the salad bar to any entree for just $2.99. salads and sandwiches to grilled fish (blackFresh bread was brought to the table with our ened tilapia $8.99), chicken pot pie and cajun drink order and the service was the friendliest alfredo pasta ($7.99). Where others may have I’ve seen in a long time. Sandy, the owner, even in the baconsfield shopping center failed in this very same location because of a made her rounds and greeted every table, “Y’all weak menu or poor the Dogwood, comeother back now!” We surely will. dine in orservice, take-out Or visit our locations:


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WED.Trivia Night with Jacob, Big Payouts! And Wed Night Karaoke!

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Fri & Sat: Dance Party with Macon’s favorite DJs

Drink specials from 11pm - 1am include $6 PBR pitchers, $3 Sex on the Beach & more

Wed: Trivia Night Join us at 7pm for trivia & a chance at $5000

Sun: Open Mic Night Hosted by Savana Cameron, 7pm

Sunday Brunch 11:30am - 3pm Dining Hours: Mon 11-3,Tues-Thur 11-9:30 Fri & Sat 11-10, Sun 11:30-9

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Thrilla from the Grilla with Pineapple Habenero Salsa

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A Q&A with those in the restaurant biz

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

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

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

Buffalos Cafe on Zebulon You know this place has great wings, but they also feature a large selection of salads and sandwiches, large screen tvs to watch all your favorite games and a popular trivia night for the whole family. LD • BAR • $ 5990 Zebulon Rd. CJ’s Bar & Grill You can’t really call this bar food. Is it fried, yes, but it’s fresh and so, so good! Sloppy nachos, great burgers and chicken wraps. LD • BAR • $ 2910 Riverside Drive, 757-3262

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

Nu-Way Weiners Open since 1916, this original store with its neon sign is one of America's oldest hot dog stands and they serve secret recipe chili sauce, famous hot dogs, hamburgers, and other sandwiches. BLD • $ 430 Cotton Avenue, 743.1368

Rivalry’s – The only place in town where you can order Atomic Buffalo Turds and wash them down with a giantsized bottle of Monty Python’s Holy Ale. 3986 Northside Dr., Macon 474-0606 LD BAR $

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

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


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

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

Good to Go There is a slightly different menu available every day, offering the best in the Souths lunchtime favorite, “the Meat & Three”. Full catering services also available. LD $ 1019 Riverside Dr. 743.4663

Mexican Pizza with marinated chicken, black olives & jalepenos

Meet Amy Lee

Restaurant where she works: Papouli’s Mediterranean Cafe & Market Hometown: Macon, GA What she recommends: “The Hoummus and Tabbouleh Sandwich. We spread a thick layer of our homemade hoummus on grilled pita bread and top it with our savory tabbouleh salad and lemon dressing. It's so savory and refreshing!” Favorite restaurant other than where you work: “Locos, It’s a fun place to hang out and I have a lot of friends that work there. My favorite thing to order is the Lemon-Pepper wings.” Guilty Pleasure: Trashy Reality TV


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

Fish n’ Pig Spectacular views of Lake Tobesofkee. Patio or inside seating serving both barbecue and seafood. D • BAR $-$$ 6420 Mosely Dixon, 476.8837


Luigi’s Bistro Casual Italian cuisine in a hip, swanky atmosphere. LD • BAR • $-$$ 401 Cherry Street, 743.4645 Ingleside Village Pizza IVP has the best pizza in town and the best beer selection. Keep it classy with the white pizza and a Stella Artois or, keep it real with a slice of the ultimate and a 24-oz. High Life. LD • BAR $ 2396 Ingleside Avenue, & downtown across from Mercer Univ.

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


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

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



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Did He or Didn’t He Burn the Qu’ran? BY TINA WHITTLE

“You should write about that.” People tell me this a lot, and then they explain what they’ve discovered that really roasts their goose. For me, this kind of conversation is a goldmine. Like a bloodhound following a trail, I put my nose to whatever piece of information they dangle in front of me and take off after it. I am usually well-rewarded — the people I know are such smart, cool people. Several of them suggested a story to me for this week‘s edition: “You should write about that crazy man down in Florida who’s going to burn the Qur’an.” I knew the story they were talking about. It was inescapable. I saw it in the newspapers. I heard it on NPR. It blared from the television in every doctor’s office I waited in, no matter what channel was playing. First he was going to burn the Qu’ran. Then a bunch of journalists descended to write about it. Then several politicians weighed in, including President Barack Obama, with official statements about why this was a Very Bad Idea. Then the guy decided that he wasn‘t going to burn it. Maybe. Then Sarah Palin and her camp weighed in

with some nonsense equatQur’ans. Of course they ing this with that other did. Apparently, threatennonsense about the Park51 ing to publicly incinerate project near Ground Zero. the holy book sacred to Then he decided he was some 1.57 billion people is back in burn mode unless a golden ticket to media officials at the Pentagon stardom. People will want and/or the White House to interview you! You can called him up personally. call press conferences and Then he went and tied it blackmail the president into all together by claiming talking with you! The entire Florida pastor Terry that he was responsible for Jones and his ‘flock’ of nation will wait upon your the cancellation of New thirty threaten to burn every action with bated York City’s Park51 project breath, eager to applaud or the Qu’ran. — which is not just condemn you. Did I menuntrue, but psychotically unhingedtion the spotlight? HUGE spotlight. from-reality untrue. It was terrorism. The man held people I lost count of what was happening at hostages, like a bomber with his finger this point and gave up. I still don’t know poised on a trigger. I say “like a bomber” whether he did or didn’t. I don’t have the because even though people would certainstomach to find out what happened, to ly have died if he’d followed through on wade back in that swampy entangled mess. his threat, he didn’t have an actual exploI don’t know what happened with the sive device with a timer and red wires Park51 project either for the same reason strapped to his chest. He just had a — because I get physically ill at the metaphorical bomb, and the FBI doesn’t screaming and yelling and soap boxing send in the snipers for metaphorical connected to that issue. bombs, even though they kill and maim I do know that other Americans, in just as effectively sometimes. other “churches” and in other states, took Because this is America, and this is up his nut-job baton and announced that both our curse and our salvation. Under they too were going to be burning some our Bill of Rights as it is now interpreted,

he had every right to burn those books. Publicly. With cameras and news feeds running. It was an act of free speech, and ever since we gave King George the heave-ho, we Americans have cherished our right to speak our minds, even if the result is offensive and unpleasant. His truth? Who cares. The Bill of Rights doesn’t require me to care. The proper American response to such lunacy is to ignore it as the price we pay for our own freedom. And yet here I am, writing about the story I swore I’d never write about. I am aware of the exquisite irony of this. It shouldn’t be news, and yet now it is, not because the act was news-worthy, but because we made it that way. We, the people who paid attention to this story, built his platform. And then we fortified it every time some reporter turned on a news camera and yelled “action!” and we tuned in to gawk or gasp or tsk-tsk at his stupidity. I have no concluding thought, no fine summation. I do not know how we will navigate this ground, how our journalists can stick with reporting the news, not creating its evil twin. But I know this — we are all culpable. Because it was our eyeballs the networks were after. And heaven help us, they got them. Easily.

statements to government officials. And last, but certainly not least, does anyone remember the letter of solidarity that Ellis sent to the Venezuelan despot Hugo Chavez? That one certainly made CNN along with almost every other news outlet on the planet. I mean after all, Jack got us all the attention Macon could ever want! And for free!!! Way to go you nitwit. And you want your job back? (I didn’t even mention the fact that Ellis tried to steal the portrait of Otis Redding that ‘Machine Gun’ Ronnie Thompson had commissioned. Well, I guess I just did mention it.) Macon already has so many strikes against her in bringing in new industry, tourism and new citizens as we are “blessed” with a poor school system, a dysfunctional city council and a severely high crime rate. (And we can’t keep a damned decent sports team like the Whoopee or the Macon Braves.) Now we’re cursed with “Malaria Jack”: a corrupt, incompetent politician that just won’t go away no matter how many figurative stakes are driven into his heart. With all of this going against us, do we really stand a chance in competing for industry? Do we really stand a chance in being selected as a family’s new home destination? Does Macon really need C. Jack Ellis back at the helm as Mayor? Hell no! Wake up people! Jack has already come back to his old ways. Tigers can’t change their stripes. Ellis can’t change his character or apparently his name. When asked a few days ago by The Telegraph’s

Julie Hubbard if he had in fact changed his name, Ellis stated that “No, I didn’t change my name. My name is C. Jack Ellis,” and claimed that media reports of the name change were reported from “someone else.” Strange thing the internet is. I found a 2007 interview that Ellis did with WMAZ’s Randall Savage. In the article, Savage wrote, “he’ll be going through the legal process of changing his name. His new name will be Hakim Mansour Ellis. The mayor said he kept his last name to maintain family ties.” Ellis was later quoted as saying “I’m the same person even though I’ll be changing my name.” Since he was technically Hakim Mansour Ellis at that point, maybe Hakim was the “someone else” Jack was talking about. Again I ask: WTF? In 2003, Malaria Jack won re-election by a substantial margin over a virtually unknown Republican candidate. What people don’t remember about that race however was the extremely high turn out of write-in votes that the Libertarian hero of the massage parlors, David Corr, was able to get. Corr received the highest amount of write-ins in Georgia history and actually carried a few precincts in North Macon. This should tell everyone what a bad idea Jack Ellis was and still is. Electing Jack in 2003 was like going to your refrigerator, taking a big drink of milk, tasting that it was sour, and then taking another big gulp. The milk will still be sour in 2011. I sincerely hope that the people of Macon can remember the aftertaste.

The Return of Malaria Jack


feel a sickness coming on. I have a headache, chills, muscle pain, the sweats, along with fatigue accompanied by nausea and vomiting. If you Google all of these symptoms, you will most likely think that I’m coming down with malaria. I’m reasonably sure that I have another explanation for my illness. My symptoms started a few weeks ago with the mere mention of a possibility that former Macon Mayor Clarence Jack Hakim Mansour Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Ellis, better known as C. Jack, was thinking about running for Mayor again and have been progressively getting worse, culminating to a literal fever pitch on September 8th when he formerly announced his intentions of getting his old job back in 2011. Wonderful! What’s next: A return of smallpox? Ahhhhh yes, can we all recall a return to the “glory” years of Macon under the Ellis Administration? Let me see….I recall Jack getting Macon about 28 sister cities all over the globe, including one in Ghana. Ghana??? Did anybody else ask WTF when he pulled off that one? What about all the times Jack went on “goodwill” and “fact-finding” missions to, according to Wikipedia; Ethiopia, South Africa, the aforementioned Ghana, Senegal, Uganda and Cameroon. (I don’t think poor ole’ Mayor


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Reichert has even made it to the Big Pig Jig in Vienna.) Or maybe the time when Jack was pulled over by a Macon police officer as he rushed down Vineville Avenue in his city issued car equipped with a flashing red light that was never approved for his use...(That one made the Neal Boortz show and got us much needed national attention.) Then of course there was the time in 2007 when Clarence Jack Ellis converted his faith from Christianity to Sunni Muslim and renamed himself. Don’t you all think this is what we all in Macon need to return to? (Another mention on the Boortz show… and I think this one actually got on CNN if I remember right.) Back in 2008, a year after Ellis left office, then U.S. Attorney Max Wood found that the Ellis Administration had misused federal funds and also made false

Inside City Hall To Serve and Protect

LARRY SCHLESINGER Macon City Council Ward 3, Post 1


remember the tension I experienced as our vehicles pulled onto the shoulder of the road. “Just stay in the car!” the officer warned me as he approached the automobile just ahead. The officer knew full well who its driver was supposed to be; I was sitting right next to him as he radioed the license plate’s number to the dispatcher who then ran the identity check. But as he now cautiously approached the driver’s door, it wasn’t all that crystal clear who or what he was going to find in the front and/or back seats. As I continued to ride with the officer in his car that evening, I began to really comprehend for the first time just what danger our police- and firemen and -women face each and every day. He was living the uncertain life of being a first responder, and as we drove on, neither he nor I had any idea of what that next call might be, where it would lead, and who or what we would then have to confront. I sense that most of us take the

efforts of these first responders among us largely for granted, and that we do not really appreciate their presence until we unexpectedly have desperate need for them. In the hectic pace of our daily routines, we tend to forget that our law enforcement personnel are out there playing hide and seek with some of the most dangerous people our streets have to offer, and that our firemen and -women routinely face perils that put their lives at risk simply for the sake of saving the likes of you and me. It is something of an honor for me to serve on the City of Macon’s Public Safety Committee, and I have come to respect the men and women of our Macon Police Department, our MaconBibb County Fire Department, and our Bibb County Sheriff’s Office from perspectives that the general public doesn’t readily see. This actually began shortly after my arrival in Macon in 2004, ‘Daddy Rick’ Langford, my colleague in the ministry, approached me about serving as a chaplain for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. This was not all new to me; in the past, I had served the City of Portsmouth (VA) as a police chaplain, and later New York State as the Jewish Chaplain of the



Auburn Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in upstate New York. Chaplain Lanford accompanied me to a meeting with Sheriff Modena in his office where I was deputized as a chaplain, a role in which I have continued to serve ever since. Following the invitation Sheriff Modena offered at one of our chaplains meetings, I began attending his weekly command staff meetings that I continue to regularly attend. And when I was elected to a seat on the Macon City Council three years ago, and was subsequently selected to serve on its Public Safely Committee, Macon Police Department Chief Burns, and Macon-Bibb County Fire Department Chief Riggins, afforded me the opportunity to attend their comparable weekly staff meetings as well. From these rather unique perspectives, I have come to understand the complexities and thoroughness of all three of these public safety endeavors that are so important to us all. At each gathering, the events and incidents of the past week are reviewed, statistics are tracked, current trends are identified and addressed, and feet are held to the fire whenever and wherever special attention and improvement are required. Our first responders who put their lives on the line for us everyday do have their frustrations. By and large and in majority, they are not well paid; many have no choice but to find additional part time employment just to make ends meet, while others leave for the financially

greener public safety grass offered by other places. While a real devotion to duty does exist within the personnel of each of these three public safety organizations, the espirit de corps of each is adversely affected whenever merit raises are denied, budgets are cut, and incentives and benefits are reduced or eliminated altogether. In all, 411 first responders laid down their lives in the 9/11 attack upon the World Trade Center. I am quite certain that each of them woke up to that beautiful New York City morning, never dreaming that it would be their last. And though it is unlikely that Macon and Bibb County will ever be similarly attacked, our first responders are people just like them with families and loved ones who live with the reality that anything can happen on any given day. There’s a two thousand year-old rabbinic maxim that states: “Pray for the welfare of the government, for without it, people would eat each other alive.” It is the first responders of our Macon Police Department, our Macon-Bibb County Fire Department, and our Bibb County Sheriff’s Office on whom we all rely to create and maintain order amidst all the perilous chaos that is out there. And all too often, we somehow fail to communicate and express our appreciation in meaningful ways to all those whose sworn duty it is to serve and protect you and me, and that is something that together, we all need to address.

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t’s been nine years since my sister died at the young age of 39. After struggling with her addiction to crack-cocaine for over fifteen years, her body could no longer keep up. Of course, my family and I were deeply affected by my sister’s death; however, it would take twenty years for me to finally understand what addiction entails and how it becomes an illness that takes over the life of the abuser—and of family members as well. I hope that by sharing the message that recovery is possible through treatment, commitment and support, at least one person in Macon will obtain the help he or she needs towards recovery. My family and I did not understand addiction: we did not know that relapse was a part of recovery; we did not know we were “enablers”, actually helping my sister to continue her addiction; we did not know how physically and mentally ill addiction makes the user. We just hoped each time she vowed to quit, that it was really the last time. But because of the stigma surrounding substance abuse, we

were not vocal in getting her the treatment she required, nor did we understand what kind of support she needed. The community needs to issue a call to action for our community leaders to increase support for people with substance use disorders and their families. By joining together, we can reduce barriers such as stigma or a shortage of treatment programs. Doing so is well worth the effort. Substance abuse disorders are medical conditions, and treatment is just as effective as therapies used for conditions such as high blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes. A person who has access to treatment can reclaim a healthy and productive life, bring healing to the family, and help Macon prosper. I am thankful that treatment programs are available for families to get the recovery support they need. But we need more! In our community, approximately 40% of cases within the Bibb County Department of Family & Children Services are due to some form of substance abuse by the parent or caregiver. Treatment and recovery for these parents are essential in helping their families reunite. To promote the healing message of recovery, the Macon/Bibb Alliance for

Drug Endangered Children is participating in the annual observance of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month). This year's theme: "Join the Voices for Recovery: Now More Than Ever!" Macon’s 3rd Annual “Recovery Walk & Celebration” is being held on Monday, September 27, at 6 p.m. at the River Edge Behavioral Health Center. The _ mile walk will conclude at the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail/River Walk, Spring Street entrance. A brief program will follow with recovery stories and treatment and recovery information. By celebrating Recovery Month, you are supporting those already in longterm recovery, breaking down barriers and encouraging those in need of help to seek treatment. When doors are open to recovery, more people will seek treatment, reclaim their lives and empower others to change. Treatment works. Recovery is possible.

LaTanya Lester works for the Bibb County Juvenile Court, and is the outreach coordinator for the Macon/Bibb Alliance for Drug Endangered Children.

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Above: Fritz Phillips, the young man for whom Chester wanted to leave his wife (Photo courtesy Fritz Phillips) ; Chester and his wife in their Shirley Hills home where she was murdered. Photo courtesy of the Middle Georgia Archives, Washington Memorial Library, Macon, GA. hotel. When I heard that she had been murdered, in my heart of hearts, I believed he had done it himself. He was that diabolical. But everyone in that household -- including Mary and the chauffeur, who was on parole for killing someone, as was the laundress, though she could be quite pleasant -- talked about murder all the time, as part of casual, every-day conversation. Not a nice crowd.” Or, as Burge’s lawyer would concede, a “strange tribe of people.” “Even though the newspapers reported the comment as a ‘strange tribe of people,’ one juror emphatically remembered it as a ‘peculiar tribe of people,’” Hutto explains in a footnote. “… During the trial a prosecutor also referred to ‘a peculiar love, a mighty dangerous love.’ I chose to use A Peculiar Tribe of People as an apt and appropriate title for this book.” And so it is.


By most accounts, Chester Burge was a predatory, socially off-key dandy who lacked the Wildean wit that normally accompanies the spats, Homburg hats, and frock coats he liked to wear. “He told the worst, mean-spirited jokes that were just not funny,” recalls Phillips. Burge was -- in that fine, old expression -- “trashy rich” and prone to unbecoming excesses, perhaps closer in sensibility to his carny cousin, “Baby Frances,” than to the aristocracy he envied. “Chester was this monstrous bumpkin with unscrupulously acquired wealth,” says Bill Barton, a Shirley Hills scion who belonged to the same Boy Scout troop as Burge’s son. “I watched ol’ Chester flip one of those recreational six-wheelers one time, just roaring drunk at our scout meeting. That whole household was crazy as hell. Just more insane sociopaths with money, but that’s the sporting life of Macon, isn’t it?” Burge grew up the black sheep, the shunned “poor relation” of the prominent Dunlaps, who had swanned around estates up and down College Street. He had served a year and a day in prison for selling alcohol to an undercover agent, and his mother also had him committed for three months in the mental institution in Milledgeville on the grounds -- never detailed in any records -- that he was a “dangerous lunatic.” (She later testified against him in his murder trial.) Too, his long-suffering first wife divorced him, complaining that he made her a “nervous wreck” by forcing her into “excessive copulation” several times a day, according to court records. “No woman in the world could stand what I had to go through,” she testified. Burge’s biography seems always to have sputtered with unsavory setbacks, but he was a resourceful finagler, coveting the grandee lifestyle of his relatives -- the antiques; the swell, boozy parties; the easy social acceptance. When the clan dwindled to just one dowager, he buttered her up and convinced her to rewrite her will, leaving his family her plantation. She died three days later, prompting some ugly innuendo about a pillow held over her face. Burge also was renting and selling shotgun houses to poor, illiterate blacks and whites who did not understand the reversionary clauses and hidden fees in the fine print. Two weeks before his wife’s murder, the Ku Klux Klan rallied in the Burge yard to protest his deal with a black family who had moved into a white neighborhood.

“Straight marriage was more prevalent within the gay community then than now,” says Macon historian Phil Comer, who plans to play Burge in the “Spirits of October” tour at Riverside cemetery, where the notorious parvenu is interred.

(In an odd concession to modernity, the Klan had brought a cross designed to light up electrically, obviating the need for gasoline.) Burge waved a pistol at the gathering while his wife sweetly assured the Grand Dragon that they would be happy to evict the black tenants in favor of a white family. “Despite his secret relationship with his chauffeur, Chester was anything but an integrationist; the only color that mattered to him was green,” Hutto points out. So investigators initially considered white supremacists in Mary Burge’s murder, but suspicion quickly shifted to her husband. “Straight marriage was more prevalent within the gay community then than now,” says Macon historian Phil Comer, who plans to play Burge in the “Spirits of October” tour at Riverside cemetery, where the notorious parvenu is interred. “Chester's parallel life was not uncommon. From what I gathered talking to gay folks who knew Chester, everyone within Macon's gay and lesbian subculture appeared to be aware of Chester's situation. Many of them were also married, and Mary's murder became a cautionary tale. What men and women, gay or straight, seem oblivious to is that should something mysterious happens to your partner, you will be the first detectives consider.” Nevertheless, Burge, stitched up and looking dazed in his robe and pajamas during the aftermath, had the alibi of hospitalization. There was some confusion about a fingerprint on a doorknob at the Shirley Hills house; it belonged to Burge, but he lived there, after all. (Ironically, he was represented by the crackerjack attorneys who had prosecuted Anjette Lyles, the voodoo-practicing restaurateur who poisoned her family members to death.) Jurors returned a “not guilty” verdict after 17 minutes. For the sodomy allegation, though, Johnson, the chauffeur, was offered immunity for his testimony, which he gave in unsparing detail, describing his washing-up ritual before trysts with Burge. “The chauffeur completely disappeared after the trial,” Hutto says. “There’s no record of him anywhere.” Burge’s sodomy conviction eventually was overturned for lack of corroborating evidence. His bizarre narrative does not end there, though. He married an older, venerable women’s suffrage orator with ties to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and moved to Florida. At first, she seemed unperturbed by her husband’s salacious history, but soon enough, she fled the marriage in a hurry. In 1963, Burge died in an explosion at his home that has never been explained. He ran from the blast in the nude and on fire, his skin hanging from his bones like a baggy suit. Hutto chose his title well, and underscored it with the right epigraph from Flannery O’Connor: “I have found that anything that comes out of the South is going to be called grotesque … unless it is grotesque, in which case it is going to be called realistic.”

16 Georgia Authors to Sign at Macon Book Fair Sixteen Georgia authors will sign their books at the Macon Book Fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the City Auditorium. Free of charge and open to the public, the Book Fair is part of the Macon Reunion 2010 activities and is sponsored by NewTown Macon, and Mercer University Press. The authors’ books, along with 200 personally signed copies of Nancy Grace’s newest novel, Death on the D-List, will be available for purchase onsite. At noon, musician and author Chuck Leavell will give a two-song performance. Signing at the Macon Book Fair will be: • Rick Hutto, A Peculiar Tribe of People: Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia • Mark Ballard, The Four Seasons: A Collection of Food, Fun and Remembrances • Chuck Leavell, The Tree Farmer • Steve Penley, The Reconstruction of America • Willie Perkins, No Saints, No Saviors: My Years with The Allman Brothers Band • Linda L. Brennan, The McGraw-Hill 36Hour Course: Operations Management • Robbie Burns, Belue To Scott! The Greatest Moment In Georgia Football History • Shana Johnson Burton, Flaws and All • Jackie K. Cooper, The Sunrise Remembers • R. Kirby Godsey, When We Talk About God, Centering Our Souls, and The Courage Factor • Ed Grisamore and Durwood Fincher, Once You Step In Elephant Manure, You’re In The Circus Forever: The Life And Sometimes of Durwood “Mr. Doubletalk” Fincher More information on the event can be found at




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September 18, 2010 Fatal Shooting in East Bibb Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a fatal shooting around 12:55a.m. this morning at the East Lottery Store, located at 3030 Ocmulgee East Boulevard. According to the witnesses’ statements a black male suspect entered the business, and then shot a female patron. The business was not open at the time that the shooting occurred. The owner was showing off the building when the suspect arrived. The victim of the fatal shooting, Maria Sims, 46 years old from Macon died from a gunshot wound to the head. No one else was injured during this incident. The suspect is described as a black male, around 5 feet 3 inchesBIBB in height, weighing approximately 160 lbs. He was COUNTY

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wearing a white t-shirt with blue letters, blue jeans, and the suspect also had on a blue bandanna and a blue and white hat which displayed the words, “Tar Heels”. This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 1-478-746-9441 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME. September 17, 2010 Armed Robbery in West Bibb Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an Armed Robbery around 12:58 a.m. this morning at the Motel 6 Hotel, located at 4991 Harrison Road. According to witness statements a female was sitting inside of her vehicle, talking on her cell phone,



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WANDA BASELY Theft, Cocaine Poss

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theft. It can apply to any crime, such as assault or sexual harassment, whether the intended criminal act is committed or not.

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AFFRAY (1) A person is guilty of affray if he uses or threatens unlawful violence towards another and his conduct was such as would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for their personal safety. (2) Where two or more persons use or threaten unlawful violence, it is the conduct of them taken together that must be considered for the purpose of subsection. (3) For the purpose of this section a threat cannot be made by the use of words alone. [(4) A constable may arrest without warrant anyone he reasonably suspects is committing affray.]

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT The crime of physically attacking another

BATTERY The actual intentional striking of someone, with intent to harm, or in a "rude and insolent manner" even if the injury is slight. BURGLARY The crime of breaking and entering into a structure for the purpose of committing a crime. No great force is needed (pushing open a door or slipping through an open window is sufficient) if the entry is unauthorized. Contrary to common belief, a burglary is not necessarily for

OBSTRUCTION An attempt to interfere with the administration of the courts, the judicial system or law enforcement officers, including threatening witnesses, improper conversations with jurors, hiding evidence or interfering with an arrest. Such activity is a crime. THEFT BY TAKING The generic term for all crimes in which a person intentionally and fraudulently takes personal property of another without permission or consent and with the intent to convert it to the taker's use (including potential sale). Theft is syn-


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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are practical, peace loving, stubborn, and deliberate. Taurus has a natural interest in money, and you like the finer things in life. This is the week to just kick back for rest and relaxation. Other than someone wanting for you to drive them places, there is not anything of great importance going on. Everything appears to be on hold now while you contemplate what you must to do next in line. It may take you a few months before you decide those priorities. Meanwhile you are simply playing a waiting game.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Cancer is sentimental, sensitive, and needs to have a sense of security. Cancer is intensely romantic and has a vivid imagination. You are feeling good about yourself and your prospects but those around you are not listening to you right now. Put your foot down and insist! Be sure your ideas mesh with what others want to hear this month. Rethink your strategies and throw out whatever is not working and try another approach. LEO (July 23-August 22): Leo is colorful, self assured, outgoing, impulsive and expansive. Everything seems as if it is going very well this month. Finances are up a bit and you feel satisfied with yourself. Plans are going smoothly. Leave your investments alone. It may be difficult for you but just wait it out. Improvements will come next year. This is not a good time to expand you business or to start a business. It is also not a good idea to change any course of study you are taking.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Gemini is versatile, fickle, intelligent, creative, quick, neat, and curious. Somebody may have just moved out away you may feel a little guilty. But after all this is just what you wanted. Suddenly you are very comfortable again. Conditions will show that the move is a good one and in another week or so you will realize this and feel better. You are in the process of making some excellent plans, some of which may include an unexpected vacation trip.

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VIRGO (August 23-Sept 22): Virgo is intellectual, critical, fussy, and shy and needs constant reassurance.Now is an excellent time to take up new studies to augment what you already have learned. Repairs at home will have to wait until at least next month. What you need right now is a new, practical budget with which you can work. You have so many projects ahead of you in the planning stages that you need to choose one and get it done and out of the way.

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): Libra is artistic, musical, level headed, sympathetic, and generous. You can be gossipy, critical, and bitter. Ideas and plans for the future are flowing smoothly now and you may have some travel in mind. Mid week could bring a surprise visitor from the past to your home. This appears to be a good time to catch up on paper work and correspondence that has been neglected. You might be thinking of taking some sort of a self improvement course this fall.

SCORPIO (October 23-Nov 21): You are very intense, strong willed, determined and secretive. You can be willful and sarcastic, but a deep thinker with a fine mind. Cutting into your budget with a large expense now seems to have been a good move. As the winter season comes up, you will be able to easily replace the funds. Next month you may want to take a special course to help improve your income. Such a move will replace that money even faster. With that action, you will also find that you will learn lesson even quicker than you have in the past. SAGITARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Sagittarius is warm and friendly. You like to talk a great deal making it difficult for others to get a word in edgewise. You will find this month busy and even upsetting. The changes in your life have kept you off balance this week. Whatever personal change was involved, in the long run it was for the better. You are fast to argue or at least debate this month. However, you need to be careful of what you say and do. Always keep in mind that the foot in your mouth may be your very own. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Capricorn is very often politically minded. Capricorn is also patient, reserved, cautious, faithful and shrewd. This is a time period when you need to leave your investments alone while they accumulate on their own. You are in a position to more or less pick and choose what you want. Anything you may have missed out on before, you get another chance at it. This is not a good time to move either yourself or your business since it is too much trouble. Wait three weeks. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Aquarius has a strong will, and is inventive, and will always enjoy doing the unexpected, but you can be self centered. You may receive a surprise gift by mid week. Someone seems to be doing some shopping on your behalf. Company will probably arrive about that time also. Demands are being made on your time now but you are helping out with a good heart and an excellent attitude. It is your attitude which helps everything run smoothly. You also have some excellent ideas to contribute at this time. PISCES (Feb 19-March 20): You are emotional, easy going, artistic and sociable, Pisces will see only the good in others, but you can often be self-centered. As always, people are asking you for favors or for a loan this week. The favors you can supply but your own finances are a little rocky right now. This is a good time to learn to use your intuition. You may also think about taking up some kind of artistic studies that can lead to a new hobby and maybe even bring in some extra earnings.

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