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relative newcomer to the American marketplace, Hyundai is a Korean automaker with a product line that has improved greatly over the past decade. Hyundai cars and SUVs provide a high level of content for an affordable price, and are currently backed by one of the industry's longest warranties. Since the '90s, Hyundai has invested heavily in new product designs and improvements in overall quality and reliability, and it all started to pay off by the start of the new millennium, with the 2001 Elantra in particular showing massive improvements in overall quality, reliability and perform-

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ance. Other models followed suit and the desirability of Hyundai cars increased sharply. Providing an extraordinarily long warranty period didn't hurt either. Today's lineup is indicative of Hyundai's complete turnaround. Hyundai has a vehicle for nearly every segment, including the economical Accent subcompact, the popular Elantra compact, the midsize Sonata sedan (also available as a hybrid), sporty Genesis and Veloster coupes and a couple of stylish SUVs. Hyundai has also expanded into the entry-level and premium-level luxury sedan markets with its Genesis and Equus sedans.

About Milledgeville Hyundai -New and Used Car Dealers Our experienced staff has helped many people get into the car that they want, and we want to help you too. Browse our new Hyundai inventory or our used car inventory to find the car of your dreams. If you need a car loan, check out our auto loan and lease page to start the process. If you need parts or service, don't forget about our talented Hyundai service and repair technicians and Hyundai parts and accessories professionals. We strive to provide the best sales, service, and experience possible to make your car buying process stress free. Don't take our word for it, come down to 2520 N. Columbia Street in Milledgeville, GA and see the Milledgeville Hyundai difference for yourself!

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Milledgeville Hyundai 2 Milledgeville-Baldwin County 5 Chamber of Commerce Georgia College & State 6 University/Milledgeville Idol

18 Baldwin Bowling Andalusia GCSU Museum

19 Olive Forge 20 Geo’s Quarters Memory Hill Cemetary

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Oconee River Greenway

JC Grant Company 8

Walter B. Williams Park

Blackbird Coffee 9 Metropolis Cafe Corks & Canvas Milledgeville Convention & 10 Visitors Bureau Ink & Out Oconee Outfitters Deep Roots Festival 11 Old Governor’s Mansion 12 The Gift Shop Georgia’s Old Capital Museum 13 Murphey Insurance South Creek Mud Boggin’ 14 Auntie Bellum’s Attic Old Capitol Treasures Milledgeville Main Street 15 Quality Pawn & Sales GCSU Athletics 16 Serenity Wellness Spa 17

City of Sandersville

21 Georgia Power Rock Hawk Effigy & Trails

22 Amelia’s Gifts Dreamcatcher’s Brady Inn Taste of Eatonton Uncle Remus

23 OPAS Ocmulgee National Monument The Potted Geranium

24 Hay House Cannonball House Sidney Lanier College

26 GA Sports Hall of Fame Tubman Museum Cherry Blossom Festival Georgia National Fair

27 Downtown Macon Museum of Arts & Science Ingleside Village Middle Georgia Art Association

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This year the Milledgeville-Baldwin Chamber celebrates a rich 65-year history of promoting and enhancing the business environment and economic climate of this community. Throughout the year the Chamber will pay tribute to the strength and integrity of the organization’s history and a promising future in the years to come. The Milledgeville-Baldwin Chamber is a nonprofit business organization with members that employ more than 12,000 people in the Middle Georgia area. The Chamber collaborates with government, education, and private industry to assist and strengthen local businesses, to be an advocate for business, and affect the quality of life for those who call Milledgeville home by providing leadership and direction for community action. The officers, directors, staff, and a dedicated corps of volunteers direct activities to achieve the Chamber's outlined goals and objectives. Partners for Progress is the Chamber’s

five-year economic and community development initiative. Through Partners for Progress, the Chamber champions a number of key initiatives focused in the areas of business development, community stewardship, public & private leadership and workforce development in order to address the challenge of business and industry to successfully operate in a globally competitive environment and develop a highly-attractive sense of place for Milledgeville-Baldwin County.


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AMICI ITALIAN CAFE

As Downtown Milledgeville began its renaissance in the mid-90's, a few guys with big ideas decided to invest in this quickly rising college town and took over one of downtown's most historic buildings. In 1999 - Amici Italian Cafe opened its doors and has been a Milledgeville staple ever since. Over the last 13 years, Amici has become known around the southeast, for its award winning "New York style" Pizza, its closely guarded "Honey Hot" Wing recipe and its inventive promotions and ideas. Open seven days a week, Amici Milledgeville features a giant projector screen and multiple flat screens - always tuned to the best sporting events around the world, an upstairs private dining area for any occasion and the unique distinction of never charging a cover for live music despite their reputation for bringing in some of the top touring acts in the country. Located on the corner of Hancock and Wayne Streets in historic downtown Milledgeville, Amici has become synony-

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mous with community involvement and civic pride. Recently, Amici was a finalist for “Small Business of the Year” in Baldwin County and has been the recipient of dozens of awards relating to their food, service and atmosphere. Amici is an Italian word that means “friends”, and those who come by to eat, drink or play, quickly realize that when you walk in the door – you become just that – a friend. Co-owners Jon Joiner, Jonathan “Bob” Ewing, Business Director Phillip Joiner and the rest of the team invite you to stop by any day of the week and experience one of the lake area’s most unique experiences.


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JC GRANT CO

Any stop in Milledgeville should include a visit to J.C. Grant Company Jewelers at 116 S. Wayne St. This is not your ordinary jewelry store. You won’t find bright lights and fast talking salespeople here. It is the oldest retail business in town, family-owned-andoperated, and steeped in local history. This jewelry store is a landmark. J.C. Grant Company opened in 1886, and is the area’s premier jewelry store with an accredited gem lab, graduate gemologist, as well as on-site repairs for watches and jewelry. We offer custom design in addition to our extensive selection of diamonds, colored gemstones, pearls and watches. But J.C. Grant Company is more than just jewelry! Stop by and take a look at the wonderful gifts and decorative accessories – perhaps you’ll find a Milledgeville souvenir or even that

special piece you’ve been looking for. Whatever your interest, J.C. Grant Company is one-of-a-kind and should be a definite stop. Open MondayFriday 9am-6pm and Saturday until 3pm. Call 478-452-2222.

J.C.GRANT COMPANY JEWELERS

Milledgeville’s HUGE RENOVATION SALE

Oldest Retail Business

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Unique Gifts • Home Decor • Accessories Jewelry • Charms • Seasonal Items Diamonds • Gemstones • Pearls • Watches Custom Designs & On-site Repairs

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Blackbird Coffee is currently Trip Advisor's number one rated place to eat and drink in Milledgeville, and year after year, Blackbird Coffee is chosen as Best Coffee in Milledgeville Baldwin County. These accolades extend from coffee connoisseurs to those simply looking for great coffee, food and service. Their in-house small batch coffee roaster guarantees the freshest premium coffees while their attention to freshness delivers delicious sandwiches and desserts. Skilled baristas craft each beverage with care and precision while offering insight and knowledge without pretension. This downtown Milledgeville gem is open seven days a week and offers free wi-fi. Be sure to take home a pound of their fresh roasted coffee!

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CORKS & CANVAS

"Corks and Canvas is a fun two hour escape from the hum-drum of daily life. Our instructors will walk you step-by-step through the painting of the evening and you will leave class with a finalized masterpiece. Corks and Canvas makes it realistic for ANYONE to paint! Classes are held on Friday and Saturday evenings at Fields Photography and Framing in Downtown Milledgeville and include all supplies. Students can view upcoming paintings on Facebook at "Corks and Canvas" and register by commenting on the image post or by calling (478) 451-9992. Students may also bring the beverage of their choice to class with them. Classes cost $25 per student. Koolaid and Canvas kids classes are held one Saturday morning a month and are also found on the Facebook page.

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METROPOLIS

Metropolis is the most unique and healthiest dining experience in the Milledgeville area. On a daily basis you will find authentic Greek cuisine and Indian cuisine every Thursday. You can also find great dinner and drink specials daily. On Monday they offer $1 domestic draft, on Tuesday they offer $2 premium draft and on Wednesday they host wine night. Metropolis Café opened their doors in downtown Milledgeville in December of 2009. Be sure to check them out at 138 North Wayne Street.

New Specials Daily! WE CATER Full Hookah Menu Dine For All Occasions. & Drink Specials! On Our Patio.

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We invite you to visit our beloved town, explore our history and visit our attractions and museum district. You'll find a wide array of Milledgeville hotels to suit every taste, as well as outstanding dining at any one of our fabulous restaurants. There is always something happening in Milledgeville, so don't forget to check out our calendar of events at www.visitmilledgeville.org.

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OCONEE OUTFITTERS

Paddle the Oconee River! Come navigate the Oconee River all year long! It is an easy, family friendly river! We can set you up with a small excursion or a multi-day excursion! Don’t have a kayak? That is ok! We have kayaks available for rent. This is a great opportunity for all ages and all ability levels! If you are looking for an adventure on land, we have bicycles for sell! Come by and see what we have available. While you are in, pick up a free map of the bike trails in the Central Georgia area! We are located in downtown Milledgeville on the corner of West Hancock and North Jefferson. Stop by or call us at (478) 452-3890. Work less, play more with Oconee Outfitters!

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Ink-N-Out is Milledgeville’s newest tattoo studio, located at 222 N Wayne St. It offers a casual atmosphere, a friendly and knowledgeable staff waiting to help you. They have over 20 years combined experience; they can work up anything you can dream up. From the time you walk in the door to the time you leave, you are the most important person in the room. The art and happiness of the customers is more important than money. They will provide excellence in every drop of ink. Follow them on Facebook at “Ink-N-Out”.

Half, Full and Multi-Day Kayak Rentals. Oconee River/Lake Sinclair Shuttle Service Available. Your source of quality Outdoor Gear Bicycle Sales and Service

Bicycles by Specialized Boats by Wilderness Systems & Mad River

Ink N Out

133 East Hancock St. Milledgeville, GA 478-452-3890


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Downtown Milledgeville’s Nineth Annual Deep Roots Festival recently won “Best Event” at the SFEA Kaleidoscope Awards, as well as being named a “Top 20 Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society. The 2012 Deep Roots Festival will occur on Saturday, October 20th. With an expanded Artist Market, a revamped Little Roots play land, and the always impressive Music Mainstage Lineup, this year is certain to be bigger and better than ever before! Deep Roots

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Festival is a cultural arts and music festival located in historic downtown Milledgeville beckoning travelers from all over with the international and regional talents, artists, and vendors. Car fanatics get their fix at the Open Car Show while sports fans huddle up in the EndZone to watch their favorite team. The festival continues its sanctioning in the Memphis BBQ Network and hosts an awesome cook-off drawing BBQ connoisseurs and teams from around the United States. While rooted in a small town, this festival continues to deliver a stellar and surprising event. Come early and stay late. We will see you there! For more information visit www.DeepRootsFestival.com.


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OLD GOVERNOR’S MANSION

Completed in 1839, the Old Governor’s Mansion is one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival Architecture in the nation. Designed by noted architect Charles Clusky, and Irish immigrant, and built by Timothy Porter of Farmington, Connecticut, the Mansion looms over Milledgeville with its stately columns and imposing façade. Serving as the residence for Georgia’s chief executives for over thirty years, the Mansion’s history encompasses antebellum, Civil War, and early Reconstruction phases of the state’s history. Such noted state leaders as George Crawford, Howell Cobb, and Joseph E. Brown resided in the building and used it as a stage for speeches and also to introduce guests as national standing. During the Civil War, the Mansion was claimed as a “prize” in the “March to the Sea” when

General T. Sherman headquartered in the building on November 22, 1864. Following the war, Georgia’s seat of government was relocated to Atlanta, and the Mansion was abandoned. Given over to Georgia Norman & Industrial College (currently known as Georgia College & State University) in 1889, the Mansion served as the founding building of the institution and is the campus’ most treasured structure. Beginning in the late 1990s, an initiative was begun to return the Mansion to its antebellum splendor. Following five years of intensive historical, structural, and material research, the Old Governor’s Mansion began its long awaited historic restoration in November of 2001. The Old Governor’s Mansion now serves as a historic house museum, and was designated as a national historic Landmark in 1973. The Museum Store features unique gifts for men, women, and children. Come in and browse. Historical books and novels are featured, along with prints by local artists, jewelry, bath and body, candles, music boxes and children’s toys.

THE OLD GOVERNOR’S MANSION

Personalized gifts and accessories that are perfect for anyone! From engraved jewelry, custom soaps, monogrammed engraving kits, and much more, making your gifts personal is easy at The Gift Shop!

We can also make it Greek!

Regular Tour Hours Tuesday-Saturday ~ 10am-4pm Sunday ~ 2-4pm Special Curator’s Tour And our new Labor Behind the Veil Tour by Appointment Call 478.445.4545 www.gcsu.edu/mansion

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Georgia’s Old Capital Museum Old Statehouse Square 201 E. Greene St., Milledgeville, GA 31061 www.oldcapitalmuseum.org

478-453-1803 Located on the ground floor of the Old Statehouse on the GMC campus, the museum traces this area’s history from prehistoric to modern times.

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Coming this fall: "The Stetson Family Prepares for War Time Holidays" tour at the historic Sanford House (October), "Brooms to Muskets: Women of the South, 18611865" exhibit opens at the Museum (October), 4th Annual Victorian Christmas House Gala & Auction (December). "Moonlight on the Capitol" dinner and dancing returns April 20, 2013. For more information on these and other events, call 478-453-1803, emaIl: sally@oldcapitalmuseum.org, or visit website www.oldcapitalmuseum.org.


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Are you ready to find some treasure? Well, come to Old Capital Treasures! We are located on 110 Wayne Street and are open MonSaturday from 10-6 and Sunday 1-5. We are owned by Mollie Vandiver, who specializes and great customer service and amazing products. We have been here for a while and have established amazing booths. We are packed with all kinds of treasures from jewelry, glassware to books. So, come spend your day with us and find some hidden treasures!! MILLEDGEVILLE

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110 Wayne Street • Milledgeville, GA Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6 • Sun 1-5

South Creek features the best Middle Georgia has to offer in Open Pit mud bogging. The pit has been completely rebuilt and filled with Georgia Red Clay. That makes it slippery, but smooth for all trucks. Make plans today to attend the next event it is sure to be another great time.

Visit www.southcreek.us for more information.

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Auntie Bellum’s Attic 478-454-0097 Auntie Bellum’s Lakeside Emporium 706-485-4474 Downtown Milledgeville

Wayne Street Milledgeville, Georgia

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Antiques, Collectibles & Gifts “Best Shop in the South” You are invited to come and spend the day with Auntie Bellum, plunder through the Attic and locate treasures from the past.

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When an activity gets in your blood, many times it gets out of control! Auntie Bellum’s Attic is finally under control. After opening, May 1, 2010 with one store- then 2 stores- then 3 stores, we are now under ONE Roof on North Wayne Street in downtown Milledgeville. Debbie and Larry Houston have poured most of there life style into “The Attic”-Their 6,000 sq ft building is packed with all kinds of treasures. Glassware, pottery, furniture, coins, knives, pictures, paintings, prints, and shelves throughout the store. Many items made byFenton, Hull, Roseville, McCoy, Indiana Glass, Hazel Atlas, Anchor Hocking and Jeanette Glass. They have costume jewelry, gifts, vintage items, collectables, and antiques from late 1700s to present, with many one of kind items! Come shop or browse our 35 booths 10-6 Monday through Saturday (Closed Sundays)! Air conditioning and helpful customer service provided for free of charge! Our newly opened store on Hwy 441 North just over the Putnam county line is Auntie Bellum’s Antique Emporium- opened in July of 2010 has 4,000 sq ft of Antique to vintage furniture, glassware, jewelry and collectables. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or by appointment, Call Larry at 478-454-7055.


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Milledgeville Main Street serves as the Downtown central business districts liaison. Main Street works hard to create a vibrant and attractive destination for business, education, and community activity. Using a dedicated Board of Directors, gracious volunteers, and a paid staff, Main Street is able to organize many different promotions, design assistance and strategies to boost economic restructuring in our community. Main Street’s newest event, First Friday, has surpassed all expectation and offers live entertainment, activities for kids, extended shopping hours, and fun monthly themes, First Fridays encourage the celebration and exploration of all that downtown Milledgeville has to offer. For more information about Milledgeville Main Street, to volunteer, or to learn more about our events and programs, please call 478.414.4014.

QUALITY PAWN

Quality Pawn is Milledgeville’s own real Pawn Stars! Located at 905 South Wayne Street in Milledgeville, Quality Pawn was established in 1984 by Patricia Waddell Purvis and her children Andy Waddell and Cindy Waddell Murray. Patricia and her family operate their business with impeccable character that resides heavily within and around the Baldwin County community. Having everything from jewelry and gold to electronics and musical instruments to guns, Quality Pawn caters to your needs! Visit them downtown and see for yourself the real Pawn Stars of Milledgeville!

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127 E Hancock Street P.O. Box 1422 Milledgeville, GA 31059 (478) 414-4014 cschulte@milledgevillega.us Aug 3 • Sept 7 • Oct 5 Nov 2 • Dec 7

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The Georgia College Department of Athletics sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) widely recognized as one of the top conferences in all of Division II. GC Athletics is two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, given to the athletic department with the best overall performance on the field of play. All athletic contests are open to the public, with a reasonable cost for basketball games in the amazing Centennial Center as the only charged events ($6 adults/$3 children). All other events are free for the public, and all contests feature multiple give-aways, and a fast-paced, exciting experience with a true family atmosphere. The fall season fea-

tures women’s soccer and men’s and women’s cross country, and will feature the addition of women’s volleyball in 2013. In the winter, Bobcat fans have the marquee spectator sports of men’s and women’s basketball. The spring season is busiest, loaded up with baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s golf. There’s something for every sports fan at Georgia College. The Bobcats had six studentathletes garner AllAmerica honors: Whitney Okvist in softball, tennis’ Jerome Leborgne and Johan Wadstein, and Golf ’s Patrick Garrett, Taylor Smith and Ryan Trocchio. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at www.twitter.com/BobcatSports and www.facebook.com/GCBobcats for up-tothe-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information.


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“PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER” FOR 7 CONSECUTIVE YEARS. Imagine that you are surrounded by soothing music and exotic fragrances while you sip on a refreshing beverage and revel in a luxurious massage or refreshing facial. As your worries and stress melt away, you are swept into complete serenity. Sound like heaven on earth? It almost is. Actually, you will experience all of this and so much more at the enchanting Serenity Wellness Spa and Salon, 107 Sportsman Club Road in Milledgeville. This award-winning European-style salon and spa is a place where a simple cut and curl or a massage becomes a soothing experience for mind and body. She designed Serenity Wellness with all of the special qualities she loved in the favorite

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spas she had visited in Atlanta, Las Vegas and Cancun. Whether it was the special services, unusual equipment, elegant décor or simply the tranquil feel, Linda worked to bring what she loved most to the Spa. No detail is missed- different rooms, like the Rainforest Room, are decorated with natural, rich textures, luscious plants, and fine art. The staff at Serenity is warm and generous, and more than anything, they want to pamper you so that you look and feel beautiful. Serenity offers a variety of services. If you want a massage, you can choose from Swedish, Sports, Neuromuscular, Deep Tissue, and even the heavenly Heated Stone Massage. Or maybe you’d like to indulge your skin with Serenity’s Signature Facial, a unique “Sundari” experience. If you want to lose inches, try one of Serenity’s ultimate slimming solutions like the Cellulite treatment or European Body Wrap. Other services include manicures, pedicures, hydrotherapy, bronzing, waxing, makeup, hair, and more. There really is so much to choose from! From beginning to end, Serenity offers you a premiere spa experience. It even uses the well-known Sundari line, usually reserved for destination spa. Need a special gift? …. Serenity’s unique gift boutique is an absolute must. No matter what you’re looking for in a day spa experience, Serenity is sure to have it! Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10am-6pm, Thursday until 8pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. Call 478-453-8158 or visit www.serenitywellnessspa.com.

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Your local, family fun place to be! Daily Bowling Specials and a bit of something safe and fun for everyone. Since the beginning of 2012, we have new management and have begun implementing facility improvements, starting with new air conditioning, so spend your summer days in our “always cool” building. There are plans to add an arcade this summer and we continue to update our lanes. You can enjoy individual, family, league play and grab a bite to eat in our snack bar. At Baldwin Bowling, you can count on a family-fun environment where we offer many things for the kids: • KidsBowlFree.com • Strikes for “A’s” • 8 for 8 • Super Fun and Hassle Free Birthday Celebrations We also have some adult fun with Battle of the DJs on Tuesday nights and Service Industry Nights on Mondays. d and Beverage We respect our heritage and are blessed with stable ownership. Our current manager, Shelly Haislip, has grown up working all jobs at the bowling center. She was mentored by the late, much loved, Loretta Morgan, and always seeks to remember how Linda handled any situation.

Andalusia is the picturesque farm in Milledgeville, Georgia where American author Flannery O’Connor lived from 1951 until her death from lupus in 1964. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Andalusia is brought to life on many occasions in O’Connor’s published letters. In the 1950s Andalusia was a dairy farm operated by O’Connor’s mother Regina Cline O’Connor. The agricultural setting of Andalusia provided for O’Connor not only a place to live and write, but also a landscape in which to set her fiction. Andalusia is located just north of the Wal-mart shopping center on Hwy. 441 in Milledgeville. Find more information at www.andalusiafarm.org

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Daily Specials Monday

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184 Roberson Mill Road Milledgeville • 478-453-7545

This former residence is a two-story home built in 1900. It now provides space for the historical records, artifacts and memorabilia documenting the development of education in Georgia. The museum is open from noon to 5:00 Monday through Friday during regular University sessions. Located at 131 S. Clark St. in Milledgeville.


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Approximately 360 varieties of herbs can be found at Olive Forge Herb Farm in display gardens and for sale (in season). Collecting, studying and propagating herbs have been our passions for more than 35 years. Both native and introduced plants find a loving home in a sunny bed or in the shade of pines, hollies and hardwoods. One of our goals is to find and propagate those varieties of herbs that will be favorable to our climate while developing gardening strategies to deal with the summer heat and humidity (both known to damage some herb varieties). Olive Forge Herb Farm is a licensed plant nursery. Our gift shop, the STILL ROOM…that special room of the 17th century manor used to keep herbs and seeds safe and dry…offers fragrant toiletries, candles and soaps, culinary and medicinal herbs, vinegar, herb salts, herb jellies and a variety of herb teas, all made on the premises, as well as handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items made by more than 30 local artists. We place much emphasis on the role herbs and nutri-

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tion play in maintaining wellness and promoting healing and have published several books which are available in our shop. The nursery and gift shop at Olive Forge are open every Thursday through Saturday, 9-5. Tours and programs for groups, clubs or organizations can be arranged, Monday through Wednesday. We always have herbal goodies and tea to sample! Hope you can visit. Don’t be misled by the Haddock mailing address, we are in west Baldwin County. Read all about Olive Forge Herb Farm on our Facebook page...Olive Forge or email, oliveforge1@windstream.net. Hope to see you soon!

Oliv e Forge Herb Farm

Herb Plants Herbal Gift Shop GROUP TOURS AVAILABLE

Open 9-5 Thur, Fri. & Sat Call ahead for other times

161 Brown’s Crossing Rd. • Haddock, GA

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Originally called Cemetery Square, Memory Hill was designated as one of the four public squares of 20 acres each in the Milledgeville town plan of 1803. Many people associated with Milledgeville and Georgia, such as Congressman Carl Vinson, writer Flannery O'Connor, GA governors, legislators, slaves, and soldiers are buried here. A selfguided tour map of Memory Hill is available at the Cemetery and guided tours may be arranged for groups of 15 or more. Call (800) 653-1804 for details MILLEDGEVILLE

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Geo.’s Quarters, voted Sandersville’s Best Gift Shop, and Warthen Lane Interiors are moving in the historical “Pringle Building” on East Haynes Street. This street once named Cotton Avenue back when cotton was traded in the area now becomes a shoppers paradise. Joining Halsey Dean Antiques on East Haynes Street, the best retail shopping in Sandersville are within walking distances of each other. Starting in October you will be able to enjoy shopping for some of the finest gifts, antiques, floral, and home decor in Georgia. Come to historic downtown Sandersville, Georgia and visit the Shops on Cotton.

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Just recently opening in May 2008, The Oconee River Greenway is one of Milledgeville’s newest attraction. The Greenway offers fishing locations, walking trails, beautiful scenery and much more located directly on the Oconee River. A great place to take the family to enjoy nature’s beauty. Visit the Greenway at its Hwy 22 entrance just past the Hwy 22/S. Elbert Street intersection. Located on the right. MILLEDGEVILLE

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The Walter B. Williams Park features a walking and running track, softball fields, playground, and basketball courts. The park often hosts regional sporting tournaments. Walter B. Williams park has a banquet room, outdoor pavilion, and gazebo available for rent. Also features outdoor restrooms and playground. Located Hwy 22, West of the city of Milledgeville. Call (478) 445-0785 for details. SANDERSVILLE

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Sandersville, known as the "Kaolin Capital of the World" is centrally located between Macon and Augusta, and Atlanta and Savannah. Historic treasures and beautiful scenery make Sandersville a wonderful place to visit or call home.

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30 GEORGIA POWER

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Georgia Power is the largest non-government provider of recreation facilities in the state. This includes some 60,000 acres of lakes, 1,350 miles of shoreline and dozens of public access areas developed for family enjoyment. Georgia Power has more than 350 campsites across the state. Both serious campers and those simply seeking to give the family a break from day-to-day routine will find a campsite to suit their needs. With lots of bass, trout, crappie, bluegill, catfish and other fish varieties in the state's lakes, Georgia is a fisherman's paradise. Whether you enjoy fishing from a boat, a pier or a bank, and weather you prefer open water or secluded inlets, you'll find a great fishing spot on Georgia Power's lakes.

Lawrence Shoals 706-485-5494 (Mar 1st-Sept. 18th) 123 Wallace Dam Road, Eatonton, GA., 31024— Located near Wallace Dam off Highway 16 Old Salem 706-467-2850 (Mar 1st-Sept. 18th) 1530 Old Salem Road, Greensboro, GA., 30642—Located near the middle of Lake off Highway 44

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15 Miles & 10,000 Years of Nature & History. The Rock Hawk Effigy is located near the Historical Piedmont Scenic Byway (Georgia Highway 16), Directions: Rock Hawk is 12 miles east of downtown Eatonton, Georgia on Georgia Highway 16 (The Historic Piedmont Scenic Byway) and Lake Oconee. From Georgia Highway 16 between mile marker 22 and 23 turn north onto Wallace Dam Road and follow the signs to parking areas and attractions.

Parks Ferry 706-543-4308 (April 28th-Sept. 18th) 1491 Parks Mill Road, Greensboro, GA., 30642—Located off Highway 44 near I-20 Rocky Creek Day-Use Only (April 29th-Sept. 5th) Milledgeville, GA., 31061

125 Wallace Dam Rd • Eatonton, GA • 706.485.8704


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AMELIA’S GIFTS

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Amelia’s Apparel & Accessories, located in Historic Madison, sells a mix from Classical to Whimsical and everything in between. Some of their most popular brands are Tribal, Brighton, Lily, Baggallini, NYDJ, Silver Jeans, Yellow Box, Spanx, Nic & Zoe, Hobo, French Dressing and Allen Allen. You can find these great brands and others conveniently located on Main Street in Madison. Hours: Mon- Sat 10:00-5:30, Sun 1:00-5:00 Call us at 706-342-2986 or become a fan on Facebook.

DREAMCATCHER’S

Be sure to visit the Dreamcatchers Antiques in downtown Greensboro. It is a treasure hunter's delight with unique items. Specializing in European antique furniture, stained glass windows, tropical garden with statuary, fountains, and accent pieces.

FROM THE CLASSICAL TO THE WHIMSICAL AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

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Lilla P Jude Connally Lenny & Eva Jag Jeans Johnny Was Brighton More!

ART, ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

104 SOUTH MAIN, HISTORIC GREENSBORO

2000+ feet of treasures and tropical garden Open 7 days (706) 453-4334 Website: dreamcatcherantiques.com

(706) 342-2986 172 S. Main St. • Madison, GA EATONTON

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The Brady Inn Bed and Breakfast, two 1885 Victorian cottages on the Antebellum Trail in Madison, Georgia's Historic District, offer old-fashioned charm, modern amenities, and true Southern hospitality. Seven bedrooms, each with private bath, are beautifully decorated with Victorian antiques, heart pine floors, and period appointments. Just off I-20 between Atlanta and Augusta in Georgia's Lake Country, the Brady Inn Bed and Breakfast is close to the University of Georgia in Athens and beautiful Lake Oconee. Historic homes, museums, galleries, restaurants, and antiquing are all a short stroll away. Whether a special occasion or a girl-friends’ get-away, the Brady Inn will pamper you in classic Southern comfort. Acclaimed in Southern Living, Recommended by TripAdvisor.

The Taste of Eatonton takes the stage on October 3rd and lights up the evening with mouth-watering food and fun, leaving no attendee hungry. With everything from cake to steak, you’ll get a real ‘Taste’ of Eatonton. Tickets will be on sale September 1. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event, so get yours early! (706) 485-7701 or visit www.TasteofEatonton.com.

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# 1885 Bed & Breakfast in Historic Madison On Antebellum Trail Period Antiques Modern Amenities Delicious Breakfasts Southern Hospitality Wedding Gardens (706) 342-4400 • (866) 770-0773 250 North Second Street • Madison, Georgia www.bradyinn.com

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Uncle Remus Museum is located in Turner Park, three blocks south of the courthouse on Highway 441 (South Oak St.) in Eatonton, Georgia - birthplace of Joel Chandler Harris. The Museum is housed in three original Putnam County slave cabins similar to one occupied by Uncle George Terrell, later known as Uncle Remus, the loveable character made famous by Mr. Harris.


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OPAS

The Oconee Performing Arts Society (OPAS) delivers a broad range of performing arts experiences to the Lake Oconee Community. Formed in 2007 , OPAS is a non-profit cultural arts organization. Performances have included Marvin Hamlisch, Preservation Jazz Hall Band, the King & I with the National Asian Artist Project, John Lithgow, and Hubbard Street Dance Company from Chicago. For more information about upcoming shows, please visit www.opas.org.

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POTTED 38 THE GERANIUM

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“Rated Georgia’s #1 Tea Room by www.teamap.com, The Potted Geranium is open Wednesday through Saturday. Lunch and Afternoon Tea are served in their beautiful antebellum house in historic downtown Greensboro. They specialize in traditional Afternoon Tea Services, Baby and Bridal Showers, Birthday Celebrations, Red Hat Parties, Church Groups and Special Events. Reservations are recommended. 201 West Greene Street, Greensboro, GA 30642. Call 706-453-4979. Visit their website at www.thepottedgeranium.com

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OCMULGEE NATIONAL

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Experience 17,000 years of Native American history. Explore the continent’s only reconstructed earth lodge, scale the Great Temple Mound, and view Civil War battlefields. Tour the museum with 2,000 artifacts and see the orientation film. Browse the museum store. Bring your binoculars and hike the 5 miles of trails through wetlands and forest. Observe the rich variety of plants and wildlife within the park. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Christmas and New Years. Visit www.nps.org/ocmu/ for more information and events. 1207 Emery Hwy • Macon, GA 31217• 478-752-8257


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Completed in 1859, this National Historic Landmark features stunning decorative finishes, works of stained glass and sculpture, and technological amenities far ahead of its time. Hay House has been featured on the A&E channel’s America’s Castles program and on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Annual

events hosted by Hay House include “Macon Gardens, Mansions & Moonlight” which features home and garden tours, the “Seasons of the Vineyard” wine tasting and auction, and “Christmas at Hay House.” In addition to regular guided tours, Hay House is also available for pri vate event rental and special group tours. www.hayhouse.org 478-742-8155 934 Georgia Avenue, Macon, GA 31201 • TuesSat: 10 am-4 pm & Sun: 1-4 pm Last tour begins at 3 pm

Caption: The Music Room at Hay House was originally designed as a Picture Gallery by William Butler Johnson and his wife Anne Tracy Johnston. After the couple returned from a “Grand Tour” honeymoom in Europe (1851-53), they wanted a place in their new home, built 1855-59, to display a growing collection of paintings and sculpture

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Step back in time to the Old South. A cannonball crashed into the 1853 Greek Revival Home during an 1864 Union attack. Tours include the unique two-story original brick kitchen and servants’ quarters, as well as a

Civil War military collection. Museum Shop features Civil War books and memorabailia as well as Georgia foods and gifts. Call for monthly living history programming schedule. www.cannonballhouse.org 478-7455982 856 Mulberry St., Macon, GA 31201 Mon-Sat: 10 am-5 pm (Jan-Feb opens at 11am Mon-Fri/10am Sat). Last tour at 4:15 pm.

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Step back in time with a guided tour of Historic Macon’s 1840 Victorian Cottage. Named one of “10 great Places to become well-versed in Poets” by USAToday, the Cottage is renowned as the birthplace of poet and musician, Sidney Clopton Lanier (18421881). Lanier is best known for his poems, “The Marshes of Glynn” and “Song of the Chattahoochee.” The Side Porch Gift Shop features books by local authors, gifts souvenirs and all things Sidney Lanier!. The cottage is available for rent and is the ideal venue for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and pri-

Caption: The Sidney Lanier Cottage is beautifully appointed with furniture form the mid 1800’s

vate parties. www.historicmacon.org, 478.743.3851 • 935 High Street Mon-Sat: 10 am-4pm Last tour starts at 3:30 pm


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SPORTS HALL 43 GA OF FAME

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The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame serves to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of sports in Georgia. In 1999 the Hall of Fame moved into a beautiful, new facility in downtown Macon. The 43,000 square foot building includes 14,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 205-seat theater, and the Locker Room gift shop. Designed to resemble a turn of the century ballpark with a red-brick exterior and green roof, you can really feel the sports heritage as you tour the muse. In the many exhibits honoring the best in Georgia sports, there are over 1,000 artifacts on display from the GSHF’s over 3,000-artifact collection. Some of these include one of Bill Elliot’s NASCAR cars and the bow tie that boxing referee Mills Lane wore while refing the infamous “bite-fight” between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson. The exhibits also include the most comprehensive collection in the country of items devoted to the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. You need only watch the many outstanding athletes and coaches currently competing to know that the work of the Hall of Fame will continue to be rich and fulfilling for a long time to come.

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The mission of the Tubman Museum is to educate people about African American art, history and culture. Whether you are viewing an exhibition of work by some of the most renowned artists of African descent or learning more about black inventions and discoveries, you will leave the Tubman Museum educated, inspired and motivated. Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Call (478) 743-8544.

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CHERRY BLOSSOM

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Each March, Macon becomes a pink cotton-spun paradise of delight as over 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees bloom in all their glory. And for 10 days, festival-lovers are treated to one of the most extravagant displays of springtime color in the nation as they visit the town referred to by Congressional Records as the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World. The 31st Annual Cherry Blossom Festival will be held March 15-24, 2013! See http://www.cherryblossom.com/ for more details!

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Georgia National FairThe annual, official state-sponsored Georgia National Fair is a family event. The Fair is a “sense-ational” experience! See it. Smell it. Taste it. Touch it. Hear it. Livestock. Food. Exhibits. Midway rides. Concerts. The Georgia National Fair has promoted the state’s heritage, people, and agriculture since the first Fair in 1990. The Fair offers a safe and clean, family-oriented environment. The Fair is well-known for its comprehensive youth and home and fine arts competitions and exhibits. The Georgia National Schoolhouse attracts pre-K through high school students from throughout the state to tour the educational and livestock displays. The Georgia National Fair appeals to everyone with its livestock and horse shows, competitive exhibits, food, midway rides and games, commercial vendors, major concerts, street entertainers, family entertainment, circus, and nightly fireworks. See the offical website at http://www.georgianationalfair.com/.


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Downtown Macon celebrates Friday each week of the year with Friday Fest! The streets of downtown Macon are alive with music, art, and great food every Friday night of the year. There are activities for everyone from children and families to students and adults. Downtown merchants keep their doors open later each Friday for art exhibits, dinner specials, family events and more. For all the information, go to MaconFridayFest.com or like us on Facebook! MACON

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MIDDLE GEORGIA ART ASSOCIATON

Formed in 1985, Macon Arts is a nonprofit organization funded in part by City of Macon, Bibb County, Georgia Council for the Arts, Office of the Governor, and through corporate and private contributions. Macon Arts serves more than 40 arts nonprofit organizations, three fine arts magnet schools, the music and art departments of five colleges and universities and a burgeoning community of artists in all media. Through the Grassroots Arts Program, Macon Arts supports a 13-county region including Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Dodge, Houston, Jones, Laurens, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Twiggs and Wilkinson, counties with a combined population of more than 500,000 people. * Macon Arts supports and coordinates artists and arts organizations in Macon and Central Georgia. * Macon Arts advocates for the arts and distributes funding for artists and art organizations. * Macon Arts educates Central Georgians about the arts and facilitates integration of the arts into all areas of learning. * Macon Arts plans the community's cultural growth and development. MACON

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INGLESIDE VILLAGE

Located in Macon, GA, this quaint shopping and arts district offers a wide range of shopping opportunities from unique gift items, antiques and collectibles to fine arts, garden accessories and potted plants. Dine at one of four unique restaurants located in the heart of this historic village.

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MUSEUM OF ARTS

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A visit to the Museum of Arts and Sciences is like a trip around the world! Where else can you see works of fine art, observe animals that live in tropical forests, study the culture of different civilizations, and even explore the wonders of outer space, all at one location? Explore the universe daily in our 40 foot diameter dome planetarium. Enjoy one of 118 comfortable tilted seats, surround-sound stereo, and an electronically-automated image projection system. Various special effects can depict meteor showers, auroras, nebulae, alien atmospheres, and more! Virtually any still or moving image can be projected onto the dome, from movies, to live NASA-TV, online streaming video, or digital slideshow presentations. Mini Zoo Tours Daily • 3 p.m.; Saturday • 1 p.m. Additional shows on holidays, Free with Museum Admission. Our curators describe the amazing animals that live at the Museum. Adjacent to the Discovery House, the MiniZoo is centered around a replica Banyan Tree and is home to the Museum’s collection of live animals. Housing a variety of animal species, the Mini-Zoo contains forest, pond, and desert habitats. The Museum’s living collection contains approximately 70 animals.


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