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May 4, 2013

Day Book, May 4, 2013

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MILLEDGEVILLE — Come to Old Clinton and take a step back in time on May 4 and 5, when re-enactors from the Southeast recreate the Battles of Sunshine Church and Griswoldville in 1864 during Sherman's March to the Sea. The entire event takes place in the Old Clinton Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Self-guided walking tour information will be available. Crafts of the era will be demonstrated; “modern” arts and crafts will also be available for purchase; and “modern” as well as food of the period will be served. Saturday's program will conclude at 8:05 p.m. with the 16th Georgia, Company G, Jackson Rifles, CSA conducting a memorial service in the Old Clinton Cemetery to honor Clinton's Confederate dead. Gates open at 9 a.m. with the Battle at 2:05 p.m. each day. Admission/Contribution each day: Adults - $5; Students 18 and under $3; Children under 6 - Free. Memorial service - Free. For more information contact Earlene Hamilton at 478-986-6383 or the Jones County-Gray Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center at 478-986-1123.

If you are interested in becoming a Foster or Adoptive parent, IMPACT pre-service training classes will be held on May 4 and 11. Classes will be held at Jones County DFCS, 141 James Street, Gray, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class is free and is available for families from Baldwin, Jones, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson Counties. For more information call 1-877-210-5437 or 478-445-7020.

The sixth annual Fun Day for Kids, sponsored by Tracy Harper Productions along with Butler Ford and Flipper Chapel AME Church, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Admission is free. Prizes will be given away along with scholarships for area students. There will also be a car given away to one area student. Students must have a 4.0 grade point average and have proof of transcript to receive awards. For more information call 478-454-7556.

As of Monday, May 6, 2013 the road leading onto Foston Trailer Park from Harrisburg Road will be closed indefinitely due to illegal trash dumping and road conditions.

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