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Hambone Jam Returns with the State Barbecue Championship

Hambone Jam Returns with the State Barbecue Championship

The 8th Annual Hambone Jam returns to Peach County September 6 and 7.

The Georgia Barbecue Association hosts the state championship at the Fort Valley Festival Park in Fort Valley. 

This two-day smokin' event features a cook team competition, BBQ food, and a band on Friday from 8-11 p.m.

On Saturday, the festivities continue along with a demo “Flight like a Girl” a ladies self defense demo, Bristol House , Christian Books & Gifts along with the close out of the Silent Auction.   

Back To School: Set Up A Homework Station

Back To School: Set Up A Homework Station

Whether your kids have already started school or if you still have several weeks left to your summer, it’s never too late or too early to begin to set your stellar student up for success this school year.

Vanishing South Ga.: C. F. Hays, Jr., Musella

Vanishing South Ga.: C. F. Hays, Jr., Musella

Meet Brian Brown. He seeks to document the South's historical architecture through photographs for future generations on his website, Vanishing South Georgia.

He says the store pictured above has been in business since 1900 in Musella!

See  more of historical Crawford County on Brian Brown's blog, Vanishing South Georgia.

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.

 

Back To School: Have A Home

Back To School: Have A Home

Whether your kids have already started school or if you still have several weeks left to your summer, it’s never too late or too early to begin to set your stellar student up for success this school year. 

When you child comes home from school, does she know where her backpack and lunch box live?  These items should have a regular landing zone.  It could be a hook next to the child’s desk in her room or in a cubby by the entry door.  Having a consistent place to put these items will make them easier to find and cause fewer headaches during that mad dash out the door in the morning.