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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

Free Teen Driving Course This Saturday

Free Teen Driving Course This Saturday

The Macon Kiwanis Club will be hosting a Teen Driving Road-eo on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Hutchings Career Center, 2004 Riverside Drive, Macon. This free event is open to middle Georgia teens ages 15 and 16 who have a driver’s license or learner’s permit. It will teach participants driving maneuverability skills through a series of interactive learning stations.

Other highlights will include defensive driving with a skid car, a Jaws of Life demo, and a rollover simulator. Sponsors of this event include: The Georgia Public Safety Training Center, the Georgia State Patrol, the Macon Police, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, GEICO Insurance, Davis-McEver Allstate Insurance, Georgia Power, the Medical Center of Georgia, Riverside Ford Lincoln, Ackerman Wrecker Service, Harveys Supermarket, and Attorney Lester Miller.

Adam Sandler Stops in Forsyth For Lunch

Adam Sandler Stops in Forsyth For Lunch

Thanks to Tammy Rafferzeder for sharing her photo with the "Sand Man", Adam Sandler, who was dining with his family at the Waffle House in Forsyth last week.

Sandler is in Georgia filming the new romantic comedy, "Familymoon". He told Tammy that the Waffle House is one of his family's favorite places to stop. And yes folks, that is a Georgia Bulldogs "DAWGS" shirt he's sportin'! 

Jones Co. Man Remembers Segregated South

Jones Co. Man Remembers Segregated South

Fifty years ago this month, Martin Luther King told America about his dream.

In August 1963, he delivered his "I have a dream" speech to a huge crowd in Washington DC.

That became one of the landmark moments of the civil rights movement.

This week and next, thousands of Americans will travel to the nation's capital to commemorate that day including many from Central Georgia.

But it's also a time to remember the way it was, how America changed and why.

When getting a drink at a fountain came down to color and the ease of buying a car was based on what you looked like, that was Central Georgia 50 years ago.

In that time Felton Miller lived according to the rules of black and white.

"You were white and I was black. They didn't care about me than a rabbit out there in the woods," he says.

Miller, now 83 years old, was born and raised in Jones County. The segregated South was what Miller described as hard and unfair.

Senator Staton Recognized by American Conservative Union

Senator Staton Recognized by American Conservative Union

The American Conservative Union recognized Sen. Cecil Staton (R –Macon) for his strong support of bills based on conservative principles during the 2013 legislation session. He was named a recipient of the group's Conservative Award on August 13 at a reception held at the Georgia World Congress Center. This marks the second consecutive year that Sen. Staton has received this award.

 

Forsyth Native Shares Talent He Always Knew He Had

Forsyth Native Shares Talent He Always Knew He Had

Harold Maddox always thought he could create beautiful paintings, but for much of his life the duties of a busy career did not leave him time to develop his artistic talents.

He did not forget the fun he had as a 1st and 2nd grader who came in early from recess to make drawings on the chalk board that delighted his teacher and fellow students, however, or the pleasure he found in mixing paint and matching colors painting houses and working in interior decorating early in life.

Mercer University Cheerleaders to Host Camp for Kids

Mercer University Cheerleaders to Host Camp for Kids

The Mercer University Cheerleaders will hold a camp for children ages 5-14 July 8-12 and July 15-19.  The camp will be held at the Macon campus.  Times are are noon to 5 pm.  Cost is $120 per session and includes a T-shirt.

Checks, made payable to Mercer University Cheerleading, should be sent to 1400 Coleman Ave, Macon, GA 31027 (Attn: Mercer Cheerleading) along with waiver/registration form. 

Call 551-427-8968 or email MercerUniversityCheerleading@gmail.com for more information.