Marietta, GAAlbany Herald

Fitzgerald topiary set to eclipse Marietta's famous 'Big Chicken'

MARIETTA — In as soon as eight weeks, Marietta’s Big Chicken may be eclipsed by an even bigger chicken in Georgia. The frame of a 62-foot-tall chicken-shaped topiary, at least 6 feet taller than Marietta’s 56-foot Big Chicken at the KFC off Cobb Parkway, is slated for completion in eight to 10 weeks, according to Jim Puckett, mayor of Fitzgerald.
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Marietta's Big Chicken may soon drop to second place in Georgia

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Mystic, GAtribuneledgernews.com

Children learn about and hunt for frogs at Mystic nature center

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Valdosta, GAvaldostaceo.com

Turner Center Hosts “Paw-some” Time in the Art Park

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Georgia Statewfxb.com

An Egg-cellent Attraction is Coming to Georgia

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Fitzgerald, GAwtvy.com

‘This is not a model kit’: 62 ft. Fitzgerald chicken starts to take form

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Fitzgerald, GAaccesswdun.com

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Burger from Hawkinsville restaurant voted best in Georgia

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Dodge County, GA41nbc.com

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