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Central Georgia celebrates MLK Day

Central Georgia celebrates MLK Day

Several events are planned in Central Georgia to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Marches are being held in Macon, Warner Robins and Dublin.

Gift tips for the golfer in your life

Gift tips for the golfer in your life

 

Hometown Holidays float winners ...

Hometown Holidays float winners ...

The Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce announced the 2013 Hometown Holiday Parade Winners from among the 70-plus floats and other entries in Thursday night's crowd-pleasing event that wound down Forsyth's city streets. The entries represented many hours of thought, work, and coordination, and the judges' job of choosing winners was not one to be envied.

Parade routes through Central Georgia

Parade routes through Central Georgia

Santa will have a busy weekend! He's coming to town in the parade.

Find out when and where to greet him in your neck of the woods on his parade route.

Macon: Sunday at 3 p.m. on Cherry Street

Warner Robins: Saturday at 10 a.m. down Watson Blvd. (Al Roker and his wife will grand marshal.)

Perry: Saturday, 4 p.m. on General Courtney Hodges Blvd.

Centerville: Lighted parade at 7 p.m. Saturday

Forsyth: Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

Rhine: Saturday at 3 p.m.

Bolingbroke: Saturday at 3 p.m. downtown

Milledgeville: 3 p.m. Sunday, downtown

Gray: Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

Byron: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Thanksgiving: A time to celebrate family dysfunction?

Thanksgiving: A time to celebrate family dysfunction?

By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY

Getting together for Thanksgiving may bring to mind turkey, football and of course, giving thanks.

But Thanksgiving in the USA also seems to have become a time to celebrate (and vent about) our dysfunctional families.

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

The time is near for picking out pumpkins and decorating for autumn!

Where to Go for Pumpkin Patches:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October. Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Open October 12-November 23
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. 
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Crooked Pines in Eatonton: Pumpkin Festival October 5, 6

Tournament Will Help Injured Firefighter

Tournament Will Help Injured Firefighter

There will be a softball tournament at the Monroe County Recreation Department on Saturday, Sept. 28 to benefit Eric John, the firefighter who was hit by a vehicle while working a wreck on I-75 in Macon a few months ago.

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