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I found these tiny little eggs in one of the planters on my back porch.

Precious and safe.

Rose Theater to Raise Funds for Grits Cafe Staff

Rose Theater to Raise Funds for Grits Cafe Staff

FORSYTH, GA.-- After the Grits Cafe was declared a total loss in a fire last month, the community pulls together to raise funds for employees affected by the fire.

The Rose Theater and Backlot Players will put on a benefit for the employees of Grits Cafe on Thursday, April 26 starting at 7:30 p.m. a Rose Theater release says.

They'll present the final dress rehearsal of "The King and I"

There will be a wine, cheese and more reception hosted by the Grits Cafe staff before the show, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The suggested donation is $25 per person (cash only).

Grits Cafe owners Wayne and Terri along with the whole Grits Cafe team will be in the lobby at 6:30 until curtain opens.

For more information, you can call 478-994-0443.

'The Scrub Team' to Perform for Relay for Life

'The Scrub Team' to Perform for Relay for Life


The Monroe County Hospital’s Relay for Life Team is proud to announce the much anticipated performance of the local favorite, “The Scrub Team.”  

The concert will be April 28th at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Auditorium starting at 7 PM.

This year’s “Scrubs Team” is comprised the musical talents of Drs. Craig Caldwell, Michael Dawson, Bob Fountain, Jeremy Goodwin, and J. Ray Grant.  New to the ensemble are Dr. Dana Peterman, Monroe Co. Physical Therapy, and Tammy Barnett, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  

The “Scrub Team” band brings together the talents of Wes deVries, Jason Fountain, Terry McClellan, and Bob Fountain.

Rounding out this evening’s musical  performances will be Allen Ralph and Bob Fountain (aka “Doc N’ Not Doc”)  and  “It’s a Trap”  featuring the vocal talents of Robbi Fountain backed up by the” Scrub Team” Band.

Flint Energies Turns 75 Years Old

Flint Energies Turns 75 Years Old


REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/UPATOI – Flint Energies turns 75 years old today, according to Sr. Vice President Jimmy Autry. The not-for-profit member-owned electric cooperative received its charter from the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) on Apr. 23, 1937.

“Today brings back a lot of great memories,” said Autry. “But the most important memory is that of members working together to create a lasting organization to meet their own needs.”

Celebrating its 75th year of service in 2012 (incorporated in 1937), Flint Energies www.flintenergies.com provides energy services to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural members in parts of 17 central Georgia counties.

Monroe County Faces Wildfire Threat

Monroe County Faces Wildfire Threat

Forecasters warn the threat of wildfires is high across much of Georgia, and any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for high fire danger from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

The warning covers North and Central Georgia, where winds are expected to gust up to 25 mph.

The "red flag" warning covers all of Central Georgia's counties. The warning says people should take care with outdoor fires and contact local authorities before burning.

13WMAZ meteorologist David Ernst says a measuring station at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport has gotten 7.92 inches of rain this year. That's more than 6 inches below normal and more than 4 inches less than last year.

He said Central Georgia has seen sustained wind speeds of 10 to 15 mph.

Forecasters say humidity will be low, helping to create potentially dangerous fire conditions.

7th Annual Rescue Day to Feature Fun for Families and Pets

7th Annual Rescue Day to Feature Fun for Families and Pets


Fifteen animal rescue groups from around the Middle Georgia area are gathering together April 21 for the Seventh Annual Rescue Day at Tractor Supply Company in Byron, a Save a Pet news release says.

Along with the rescue groups, others are joining them to help get pets adopted, keeping your pet health and well trained, and sharing fun activities to do with your dog.

Along with pet adoptions, there will be a vaccination clinic, children’s fun dog show, pony rides, dog training demonstrations, dog cart demonstrations and rides and information about involved in pet therapy.