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Milledgeville Living Magazine

Georgia College's 125th Anniversary

Milledgeville Living Magazine, Spring Issue 2015 http://fb.mediarelay ... /51640/#/0

Beautiful columned buildings, students studying on front campus, countless contributions to the community and businesses-the landscape of Milledgeville would not be the same without Georgia College’s (GC) presence. This academic year (2014-2015), GC will be celebrating 125 years of excellence in edu

Milledgeville Farmers Markets: Bringing Fresh Food and Flavor to Our Tables

Milledgeville Living Magazine, Spring Issue 2014 http://fb.mediarelay ... /48690/#/0

A popular crusade is underway across the country to decrease the miles which food travels-reducing the carbon footprint from farm to table. Because of this popular movement, a resurgence in supporting the local farmer has emerged which has resulted in the revival of the community market.

Milledgeville Mavens

Milledgeville Living Magazine, Fall Issue 2013 http://www.ml.mediar ... ll2013/#/0

Trend-setting, influential, trusted experts in their fields-all accurate descriptions of the women who are molding Walton County’s business community toward a prosperous future. Although the featured are from diverse professions and backgrounds, all share one common trait: success.

Kids First Pediatrics

Milledgeville Living Magazine, Fall Issue 2013 http://www.ml.mediar ... ll2013/#/0

Highlights the physicians and staff at Kids First Pediatrics.

Ministry In Motion

Milledgeville Living Magazine, Spring Issue 2013 http://www.ieservice ... lmag/3/#/0

Milledgeville has long been known as a small town with a big heart. Organizations abound within the community that strive to meet the special needs of the disabled, nurture newborn faith and provide nourishment for the body and soul. Houses of worship and nonprofits mobilize members to do good works

OCASA: Milledgeville's Superheroes for Children

Milledgeville Living Magazine, Spring Issue 2014 http://fb.mediarelay ... /48690/#/0

Every child needs a hero, but abused and neglected children are in need of superheroes. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is in the business of supplying such champions for children who find themselves in the court system of Georgia.

Georgia Military College President: Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV

Milledgeville Living Magazine, Fall 2014 Issue http://fb.mediarelay ... /49984/#/0

Decorated, Dedicated, Distinguished and Proud to Call Milledgeville Home

Georgia's Old Captal Museum

Milledgeville Living Magazine, Fall Issue 2014 http://fb.mediarelay ... /49984/#/4

Traveling Through Time in Milledgeville and Middle Georgia

Oconee Regional Project Linus

Milledgeville Living Magazine, Fall Issue 2014 http://fb.mediarelay ... /49984/#/4

Delivering Threads of Hope to Sick and Traumatized Children

Habitat for Humanity: Building Homes and Improving Neighborhoods One House at a Time

Milledgeville Living Magazine, Spring Issue 2015 http://fb.mediarelay ... 51640/#/72

Homeownership is an American dream that might elude many if not for the efforts of Milledgeville-Baldwin County Habitat for Humanity (MBCHFH). The organization, a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), incorporated in 1994 and has assisted over eighteen families in securing sa

Milledgeville Company with Deep Roots-Duckworth Farm Supply

Milledgeville Living Magazine, Spring Issue 2016 http://fb.mediarelay ... 54215/#p=4

A local business profile and history of location within downtown Milledgeville.

Elite Gym and Connie Moore-Teaching Valuable Lessons Through Sports and Creative Movement

Milledgeville Living Magazine, Spring Issue 2016 http://fb.mediarelay ... 54215/#p=4

An advertorial on a local gymnastic coach and her gym.

Days at the Races for Cole Miller-Off Road Racing Champion

Milledgeville Living Magazine, Spring Issue 2016 http://fb.mediarelay ... 54215/#p=4

A profile of a local off-road racer and his family.

Walton Living Magazine

Women of Walton

Walton County Living, Fall Issue 2013 http://www.fb.mediarelay.com/47214/#/0

Trend-setting, influential, trusted experts in their fields-all accurate descriptions of the women who are molding Walton County’s business community toward a prosperous future. Although the featured are from diverse professions and backgrounds, all share one common trait: success. Flourishin

Monroe Famer's Market: Bringing Fresh Food and Flavor to Our Tables

Walton Living Magazine, Spring Issue 2014 http://fb.mediarelay.com/48884/#/0

A renewed interest in locally produced food is sweeping the countryside, linking farmers to patrons through community centered farmers markets. The desire to decrease the miles which food travels-reducing the carbon footprint from farm to table-is creating a resurgence in supporting small, family ow

Contributing Writer

The Official Guide to Milledgeville-Baldwin County

The Official Guide to Milledgeville-Baldwin County, August 2014 http://fb.mediarelay ... /49643/#/0

A guide to local events, venues, shopping and dinning, and living.

Executive Profiles/News Releases

Georgia Military College announces 2014 Alumni Award Recipients

News Release, October 2014 http://www.gmc.cc.ga ... recipients

Announcement of GMC alumni award recipients.

Georgia Military Board of Trustees

News Release, October 2014

Executive Profiles

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Join us for GMC's 135th Anniversary Celebration TODAY

News Release, October 2014

Georgia Military College (GMC) will celebrate its 135th Anniversary TODAY, Wednesday, October 15, 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. on Grant Parade

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Union Recorder Newspaper

Battery Warehouse

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

Over 50 years ago Arthur Calhoun, founder of what is now known as Battery Warehouse, took the first step toward living the American dream of managing his own business. Calhoun left the security of a steady job at a local grocery store to purchase a battery truck to service the Milledgeville area.

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ACS-Air Conditioning Specialists

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

A small town farm boy from Watkinsville, Georgia, James Hayes joined the Navy after graduating from high school and found himself stationed in the large city of San Diego, California. Training James in the heating and air trade, the Navy would give him the foundation for a lifetime of successful bus

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Baldwin Body Shop

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

Born and raised in Sandersville, Georgia, Dale Epps began working on cars and machinery when he was very young. He later moved to Atlanta-where the jobs were at the time-to sharpen his skills repairing large industrial equipment. After living in the big city for a few years, he found himself back ho

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C&S Body Shop

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

For Floyd Couch, learning how to make mechanical repairs at an early age was a necessity as he grew up on a farm. He honed his skills on a daily basis maintaining, overhauling, and mending the equipment that kept food on his family’s table.

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Cansino Petty & Stribling, LLP Attorneys at Law

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

Cansino Petty & Stribling, LLP (CPS) was founded in 2004 by Carl S. Cansino-a former state prosecutor for the Ocmulgee District Attorney’s office. The firm’s lawyers and staff are driven by the success of clients and believe quality legal representation includes personal working relationships. Commu

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Capitol Transmission

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

In 1973, Armando “Poncho” Castillo opened an automotive repair shop specializing in transmissions on South Jefferson Street that became well-known to residents simply as Poncho’s. When he passed away in 1981, his son Armando Jr. inherited the business at the young age of 21.

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Milledgeville-Baldwin Chamber of Commerce A Legacy of Leadership

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

During the years following World War II, a wave of hopeful prosperity took over communities needing to rebuild the financial security weakened by the conflict. This movement caught hold in Milledgeville by sparking interest in connecting businesses with resources and customers. On June19, 194

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Childre Nissan

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

The Childre name has been synonymous with successful car dealerships in Middle Georgia for many years. Known for their outstanding customer care, Childre Nissan is now in its third decade of offering the very best selection of new and used cars in Milledgeville, Macon, and Dublin areas.

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Craig Massee Real Estate

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

For over 35 years, Craig Massee Real Estate (CMRE) has been selling the American dream of homeownership to the residents of Milledgeville and Georgia’s Lake Country. Started in 1979 by Bill Craig and Bill Massee, the company has reliably performed as the top selling real estate agency in the area.

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Elite Gym

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

Coni Moore, owner and director of Elite Gym since 1992, has spent her life instilling a passion for fitness in both adults and children. Before opening Elite, Moore taught fitness seminars around the state-training other instructors-and was a personal trainer for athletes and body builders. Addition

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Family Dermatology

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

In 1986, Dr. Vickie Brown-a Georgia native-opened her practice in Milledgeville after receiving her medical degree with specialty training in Dermatology from the Medical College of Georgia. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatol

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Norris Wheel and Brake

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

As a child, Miller Norris would spend hours working diligently on 500 piece jigsaw puzzles. He was captivated with finding the right piece that would fit perfectly in its designated space. This early love of puzzles would later turn into a curiosity for the interworking of machinery.

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J.C. Grant

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

One of Milledgeville’s most iconic businesses, J.C. Grant Company, was created when an enterprising young man became tired of being a simple farmhand. Using his life savings, John Clark Grant purchased watchmaker’s tools, taught himself the trade, and set up a repair bench in a friend’s shop in Mont

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Southern Pipe and Supply

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

Southern Pipe & Supply (SPS) is a family owned business headquartered in Meridian, Mississippi that serves both trade professionals with brand name plumbing, heating, air-conditioning (HVAC), industrial, mechanical, and waterworks supplies.

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Southside Equipment Company

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

Since 1982, Southside Equipment, family-owned and operated, has provided customers with the best quality products and the highest level of service in the region. What started as a side business to Billy Brack’s automotive repair service, Southside quickly grew into a successful company selling lawn

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Sports, Spine, and Wellness

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

Each person travels their own respective path in search of a fulfilling career. Dr. Justice Lance and Dr. Nicole Juntz were led to the field of chiropractic medicine from different experiences when they were young and planning their futures. Together, they offer patients relief from pain and many ot

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TCH Watercraft

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

Chad Hudgins discovered a zeal for riding jet skis as a young boy visiting his grandparents’ home on Lake Sinclair. Seeing the thrill riding brought to other lake goers, he could not wait to drive a watercraft himself.

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The Beverage Depot

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

Located in a beautifully designed and crafted warehouse, the Beverage Depot has been serving up a vast assortment of wine, beer, and liquors since the first day it opened in 2011. For owner Tom Myers, the Depot is the culmination from over four decades of owning and managing multiple convenience sto

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Peach State Nursing Agency

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

Dependable and compassionate care-that is what everyone wants for their loved ones. In 1990, Cheryl McNair Perlowin-a Milledgeville native-recognized a need for affordable, quality home care in the community. With a deep passion for providing support to those in need, Perlowin founded Peach State Nu

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Quality Pawn and Sales

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

By opening Quality Pawn & Sales in 1984, Patricia Purvis traveled a path that was quite unusual for a female. Although her merchandise takes center stage, it is Purvis herself that adds an uncommon presence to the shop.

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Tidal Wave Auto Spa

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Year, 2016

Tidal Wave Auto Spa was established in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2004, and within a few months of opening, became one of the busiest car washes in the Southeast. The Milledgeville location-the first to be franchised-opened in 2010 on North Columbia Street to astonishing success.

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The Tint Shop

Milledgeville's Businesses Through the Years, 2016

In the late 1980s, Shane Foster was a busy college student in Colorado Springs, Colorado, who was not looking for a job to add to his workload. But, when a friend, who was moving away, approached him about taking his place at a shop installing tint on cars, he stepped in and took the position. This

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Union Recorder Newspaper Progress 2015

Restoration and Revitalization Draws New Businesses and Shoppers to Downtown

Union Recorder Newspaper, April 2015

The landscape of downtown Milledgeville has undergone numerous changes in the past year including restoration of historic buildings, new business openings, improvements on storefront facades, and completion of the Streetscape Phase III project.

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GMC Ensuring Students’ Success through Articulation Agreements

Union Recorder Newspaper, April 2015

Georgia Military College (GMC) is fostering the success of their students by securing articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities in and out of Georgia. The articulation agreements are formal, signed agreements between GMC and other higher-learning institutions that layou

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Hospice Care Providing Comfort and Care to Patients and Families

Union Recorder Newspaper, April 2015

For terminally ill patients and their families facing the final stage of life can be overwhelming and difficult to endure. Hospice care addresses the needs of the patients while supporting the families through holistic approaches including pain management, bereavement support, spiritual counseling,

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GMC Expanding with Campuses in Dublin and Fayetteville

Union Recorder Newspaper, April 2015

Georgia Military College (GMC) is planning to add two additional campus locations in 2015, bringing the total number of educational sites under their guidance to eleven located across the state.

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Union Recorder Newspaper Progress 2016

Fall Line Freeway

Union Recorder Newspaper Progress 2016, Spring 2016

According to Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) officials, steady progress is being made on the Fall Line Freeway (FLF). The project, part of the Governor’s Road Improvement Program (GRIP), is meant to create an efficient east-west mobility across Central Georgia for residents and freight b

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State of Local Real Estate

Union Recorder Newspaper Progress 2016, Spring 2016

For many real estate companies in town, the recovery from the near economic collapse of 2008, has been slow but steadily improving. “The market is doing good but not yet great, in my opinion,” said Don Braxley, owner and licensed broker of Deep South Reality, Inc. “We have house closings near

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Renovations at City Hall

Union Recorder Newspaper Progress 2016, Spring 2016

The six-month renovation of the second floor of City Hall is nearing completion. The facelift, costing an estimated $500,000, brings the Milledgeville City Council’s conference room into the 21st century with up-to-date technology and safety upgrades.

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Sidewalk Progress at Veterans Home

Union Recorder Newspaper Progress 2016, Spring 2016

The planning stage of the new sidewalk along Vinson Highway in front of the Georgia War Veterans Home (GWVH) is nearly complete with groundbreaking soon to follow.

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Spuring Economic Growth at Central State

Union Recorder Newspaper Progress 2016, Spring 2016

Tasked with repurposing the grounds of Central State Hospital (CSH) to spur economic growth, the CSH Local Redevelopment Authority (CSHLRA) is achieving many of its set goals this year by privatizing state owned property and bringing jobs to the community.

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Organizing

The Fall Season: A Time for Organizing

Hubpages.com, September 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... Organizing

Fall is the season to declutter and prepare your home for the festive, yet chaotic holiday season.

Volunteering and Nonprofit Management

Annual Reporting for Nonprofits

Hubpages.com, September 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... Nonprofits

A nonprofit can benefit from creating an annual report that will showcase its accomplishments while promoting transparency.

Creative Good: Using Talents for Project Linus

Hubpages.com, August 2011 http://mvillecat.hub ... ojectlinus

Wanting to use your creative talents for good? Project Linus is a wonderful children's charity that fosters individual creativity.

Camp Cocoon: Healing Hearts of Grieving Children

Hubpages.com, September 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... g-Children

Camp Cocoon provides children with a safe and comforting place to express their grief and pain from losing a loved one. The camp provides professional staff to help each child find hope and joy in life again.

Gardening, Farming, and Homesteading

In The Garden: Using Alternative Material for Mulching

Hubpages, 12/10/2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... r-Mulching

Rich, organic matter is essential to the health of any garden. Using natural sources for mulching that will break down and improve the soil will help to ensure healthy plants that can fight off disease and pests

Urban Gardening: Rise of the City Farmer

Hubpages.com, September 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... ity-Farmer

The popularity of urban gardening has risen in recent years due to individual concerns over the food supply. Many people want control over how their food is grown and processed; this concern is causing a gardening revolution.

Organic Farms in Central and North Georgia

Hubpages, October 2012 http://Organic-Farms-in-Middle-and-North-Georgia

Organic and naturally grown farms are plentiful in Central and North Georgia. These farms give consumers many healthy choices for grass-fed beef, chicken, pork, and free range eggs.

Serving Up the Georgia Peach

Hubpages.com, August 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... ers-Bounty

Serving up some South in your mouth via the Georgia peach. Franciscan monks, farms, and recipes make up the rich history of the state's official fruit.

Garden Critique: Black Prince Tomatoes

Hubpages, July 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... e-Tomatoes

The Black Prince Tomato thrives in cooler climates but does not make a good choice for the southern garden. It has a high gel content which results in a rich, delicious tomato sauce.

Gardening in Georgia: Heat, Humidity, and Scorched Tomatoes

Hubpages, July 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... d-Tomatoes

Currently, the summer is proving to be a difficult one to garden in due to extreme heat and humidity, especially in Georgia. Challenging as it may be, we keep pressing forward and collecting what produce we can gather from our efforts.

Garden Critique: Mexican Petunias

Hubpages.com, August 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... n-Petunias

Mexican petunias can make a stunning addition to any garden. They do have invasive qualities so make sure you want them to spread in the place you plant them.

Garden Critique: American Beautyberry

Hubpages, August 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... d-Neem-Oil

The American Beautyberry shrub is a great choice for most gardens and habitats. It provides food, shelter, and nectar to wildlife.

Nature and Environmental Issues

Hosting the Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar

Hubpages, September 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... aterpillar

The Gulf Fritillary Butterfly is native to North America and lays its eggs on the passion flower vine. Thousands of caterpillars can cover one vine during the feasting season.

Nurturing Nature at Home

Hubpages.com, August 2011 http://mvillecat.hub ... tureathome

Nurture nature in your own backyard. It is easy and brings great rewards.

Food Preservation

Canning: A New Obsession

Hubpages, September 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... on-Canning

My new obsession is canning fresh food for my family and friends. I am learning through an online network of expert canners who give encouragement, support, and knowledge freely...and free is a good thing these days.

Last Can of Tomatoes: Trying to Live BPA Free

Hubpages.com, September 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... g-BPA-Free

Ridding your house of BPA filled products is challenging but totally worthwhile to protect the health of everyone living there.

Guide to Great Canning Blogs

Hubpages, July 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... ning-Blogs

Whether new to canning or experienced in food preserving, an online community exists to give support, encouragement, and a bounty of recipes.

A Fast and Easy Method to Freezing Squash

Hubpages, July 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... to-Blanche

Not having to blanch squash before freezing saves time and is a stress-free way to preserve the summer harvest.

Pork and Preserves: Using Jams and Jellies to Create Fabulous Dishes

Hubpages.com, July 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... ous-Dishes

Use freshly preserved fruit, jams, and jellies to add extra flavor to pork dishes. A jam, such as orange-rhubarb marmalade, will create a delicious glaze on pork chops that your family will devour.

Etiquette

Bread and Butter: The Art of Thank You

Hubpages.com, August 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... -Gratitude

Gratitude never goes out of style. Even in our modern society, a note written by hand brightens anyone's day.

Quilting

A Beginner's Journey into Quilting

Hubpages.com, September 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... o-Quilting

As a beginning quilter, I find it helpful to stick to the modern, simple patterns. A quilt made of strips of different widths of beautiful fabric can easily become a family heirloom passed down for generations.

Guide to Online Quilting Sites

Hubpages.com, August 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... ting-Sites

The online community for quilting is vast and can offer endless inspiration. Many sites are one stop shops offering tutorials, videos, fabric, and blogs to help any skill level create a beautiful heirloom quilt that will be treasured for generations.

Photographing Quilts

Hubpages.com, August 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... ing-Quilts

Photographing a handmade quilt can be easy and fun to do. Finding simple supporting subjects to place the quilt with, can make for a fabulous picture.

Health

Living with Stress Related Hives

Hubpages.com, September 2012 http://mvillecat.hub ... ated-Hives

Hives can be caused by sustained periods of stress and tension. It is a warning sign from your body that something is not right and attention needs to be paid to the cause.

The Enemy Inside: Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Hubpages.com, August 2011 http://mvillecat.hub ... ome-and-Me

Living with PCOS can be difficult but making changes in your daily living can help manage the overwhelming symptoms.

Psychodermatology: Making the Link Between Mental Health and Skin Problems

Hubpages, March 17, 2013 http://mvillecat.hub ... kin-Issues

Many skin disorders are worsened by stress brought on by challenging mental and physical issues. Stress, as we know it, is a relatively modern problem. As with most modern day health issues, medical specialists have emerged to treat such newborn illnesses. Psychodermatology-the field of study that l