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Moultrie, GAMoultrie Observer

Century plant blooms

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Erin and Jerome Walker Jr. and their son, Evan, stand beside a century plant in the yard of Dr. Hattie Walker. Also known as the American agave, the century plant is a succulent garden plant that blooms every 10 to 25 years, produces a flower stalk 15 feet tall, then dies after it blooms, Hattie Walker said. “You can replant smaller ones left behind which require little care and are easy to grow,” she said. “Several people said the top branches are edible and taste like nopales or cooked cactus.” She said the cactus was given to her by the late Jessie McKinney.
Mystic, GAtribuneledgernews.com

Mystic Belugas meet new arrivals for first time

Jun. 19—MYSTIC — On Friday morning, five new Connecticut residents from Canada met their neighbors at a social hour, for the first time in a month. Only these recent expats can grow to more than a ton, and normally spend most of their lives in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean.
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Tifton, GATifton Gazette

Food Lion hosts S.Ga. hiring event

TIFTON – Food Lion will hold open interviews next week at all of its stores, including those in four South Georgia cities. Food Lion is planning open interviews in more than 1,100 stores from 9 a.m.-noon and 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, according to a statement from the company released Wednesday.
Cook County, GAPosted by
Wide Open Eats

Cook Out's Watermelon Milkshakes Are the Epitome of Summer

The days grow longer and the thermostat constantly rises. There's nothing like summertime in the South. The cicada sing through the night, sweet tea is found on the porch, and regional fast-food chain Cook Out is selling their legendary watermelon milkshakes. Known for their 40 different milkshakes, Cook Out only sells its watermelon milkshake during the months of July and August. And by the looks of it, the fruity ice cream has quite the cult following on hot summer days.
Marietta, GAmcduffieprogress.com

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.
Moultrie, GAMoultrie Observer

50 Yard Line cuts ribbon

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce recently held a grand opening for 50 Yard Line Sports Bar & Grill, located at 203 W. Central Ave. in Moultrie, Georgia. 50 Yard Line Sports Bar & Grill is owned by Sherard Reynolds and Rohail Saqi. It is a limited...
Sylvester, GAWALB 10

Sylvester’s Second Friday’s draws in hundreds

SYLVESTER, Ga. (WALB) -Hundreds have made their way to Sylvester over the past few months as they continue to celebrate Second Friday’s. Friday, they celebrated their third Second Friday event this year. It’s a downtown event held every second Friday typically at The Depot. They have live music, food trucks,...
Crisp County, GACordele Dispatch

Watermelon Festival Dog Show

Amanda Smith and “Shiver” (foreground) and Henry Hunt and “Edmund,” wait for the judges decisions at the Crisp County Dog Show Friday. It was probably an easy choice since the two dogs were the only ones. Photo by Neil B. McGahee.
Georgia Statenorthwestgeorgianews.com

Marietta's Big Chicken may soon drop to second place in Georgia

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 six 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, Georgia.
Doerun, GAMoultrie Observer

Moultrie YMCA plans Doerun satellite facility

DOERUN, Ga. – With plans to bring fitness, family and fun to Doerun, a new partnership between that city and the Moultrie YMCA sets the scene for new cornerstone of fitness in the community. Approaching each other with a mutual interest in a Doerun YMCA, Rich Gallagher, CEO and director...
Tifton, GAWALB 10

Tifton Fire Department thankful for animal oxygen masks donation

TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - The Tifton Fire Department is sending a huge thank you to Quailwood Animal Hospital for their donation of animal oxygen masks to the department. The masks will be carried on the department’s fire trucks to help pets and animals that may need oxygen while firefighters are out on various calls.
Moultrie, GAMoultrie Observer

Magical Poodles at Main Street Park

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Families come to Main Street Park to enjoy the performance of Michelle “Poodle Mama” Harrell and her Magical Poodles. Operating since 2001, Harrell first started training her poodles after being inspired by her first adopted poodle, Cupid, according to her website. “The Magical Poodles is an educational...
Mystic, GAtribuneledgernews.com

Children learn about and hunt for frogs at Mystic nature center

Jun. 10—MYSTIC — It was a natural leap for children participating in the Nature Adventure Afternoons program on frogs Wednesday at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. With nets in hand, the kids waded around in the water on the center's grounds and looked for the slippery amphibians. They even caught a few.