Saturday, April 12, 2008

Ramblin' and Ravin' 'bout Celtic Thunder
I shared a bit about Celtic Thunder a month or so ago on our Music Matters blog, had to share with a few more readers just 'cause they are SO good. This mix of four Irish lads and one Scot wowed me when I first heard them on a PBS special. I had to watch it again a few days later, and of course, I went on a YouTube search to see if anyone had posted a concert or any music. Back then, the only thing available was the official intro to their new CD. Now YouTube is overrun with clips --- which shows how fast the word is spreading!...

"Today in Fayetteville" June 25, 1909
Another look into Fayette County's past, gives us an idea of the things that were of interest to our ancestors. With Confederate Memorial Day approaching, my next article will look into the early 1900s, showing our Confederate history was still an important part of our lives...We still celebrate and honor our Confederate ancestors with an annual Memorial Day service, which will be held Saturday, April 26, in the Heritage Park, downtown Fayetteville...

Believe II
What if even your friends aren't around or can't you get you out of your funk? You need to do it yourself. You need to fill your mind with positive thoughts. Therefore, I recommend that you read/listen to inspirational, motivational books/tapes/cds. Make it a priority in your life.

Panola Mountain State Conservation Park
Last Wednesday, I (along with my daughter and a photo club friend) visited Panola Mountain State Park. Since we have no current plans for photo club field shoots, I have been thinking about what is next, what is not too far away, and what is worthy of a visit. Panola Mountain is a nice place...

Statement from Russ Verney (Bob Barr Campaign)
In a speech at Mercer University yesterday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was dismissive of Rep. Bob Barr’s efforts to seek the Libertarian nomination. He also mischaracterized the nature of Ross Perot’s 1992 campaign. In response, Russ Verney, the former campaign manager for Ross Perot who is advising the Bob Barr 2008 campaign, issued the following statement:

COWETA County – The Georgia Department of Transportation announces lane closures and bridge work on Interstate Highway 85 near State Route 34 beginning Monday, April 14, continuing through Friday, April 19, near the State Route 34 intersection at Exit 47

HOUSTON – The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that work will begin Monday, April 14 on State Route 127. The public will see crews in the clearing process.

The McCain Update - April 11, 2008
John McCain began the week focusing on the war in Iraq and the larger struggle against radical Islamic extremism. He spoke at the VFW National Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday. On Tuesday, he heard about the importance of continuing the new strategy in Iraq when General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker

The Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty organization had several offices and agents with high placements in 4th Quarter 2007 rankings released by Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation. Coldwell Banker American Land Mart, a Bullard affiliate company, was No. 8 in Adjusted Gross Commission Income and No. 10 in Listing Units in the Southern Region in the categories for offices with 21 to 35 sales associates.

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival
Don't miss the biggest and best Bear on the Square Mountain Festival coming to Dahlonega April 18-20. Concert headliners include Norman and Nancy Blake and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The festival includes an art and craft marketplace where we will be a participant, a live country auction, jamming day and night, and children's activities, in addition to a full schedule of bluegrass and old time music concerts.

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