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  [April 29, 2016] – The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984, established by a Congressional joint resolution passed in 1983.  The U.S. travel community has collectively marked the event in a number of creative ways, from staging local rallies and conducting media outreach to securing proclamations and resolutions from local legislative bodies. Each year, localized events are presented in cities, states and travel businesses nationwide to champion the power of travel. Travel and tourism is one of America’s largest industries generating $2.1 trillion in economic output in 2015, with $947.1 billion spent directly by domestic and international travelers that spurred and additional $1.2 trillion in other industries.  Tourism directly generated $147.9 billion in tax revenue for local, state and federal governments. Direct spending by resident and international travelers in the U.S. averaged $2.5 billion a day. Each U.S. household would pay $1,192 MORE IN TAXES without the tax revenue generated by the travel industry. In Baldwin County, tourist spending generated $83 million in direct tourist spending and produced $15.6 million in worker income and paychecks in 2014.  As a result of taxes generated by tourist activity in Baldwin County, each household pays $342 less in local and state taxes. “Travel and tourism is one of the most reliable generators of jobs at all levels of the American economy, including right here in Milledgeville and Baldwin County. We aim to show the powerful role of travel in this community,” says Linda Bailey, Office Manager of the Milledgeville Convention & Visitors Bureau.  National Travel and Tourism Week is May 2 nd - 7th — this week of events serves to champion the power of our industry. Our goal is to ensure that visitors have a great experience and give a positive impact while visiting our community and to do that; the CVB is offering FREE trolley tours with an additional tour on Wednesday at 2pm to the public. The Old Governors’ Mansion, Old Capital Museum, Rose Hill, Sally Ellis Davis house, John Marlor Art Center, Andalusia, and the GCSU’s Natural History Museum will be open to the public and offer FREE admission on Wednesday May the 4 th in honor of National tourism week. The tours are first come, first serve. “In these times more than ever, everything we can do to support our travel and tourism industry helps Milledgeville,” said Bailey.  “It is vital that we continue to remember the value of encouraging travel to our great destination and showing visitors all that it has to offer.”…

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Various Celebrations to Occur on May 6 at GMC

(Milledgeville, GA) April 29, 2016 - Georgia Military College will host numerous celebrations on Friday, May 6, 2016. The media is invited to attend all events. 8:00 AM - GMC will honor all mothers with a Mothers’ Day at 8:00 a.m. on Grant Parade.  The speaker will be the Honorable Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State.  Mr. Kemp will be available for media interviews at 9:15 a.m. 10:00 AM – GMC will break ground on a new Military Science Building at 10:00 a.m. at 424 East Washington Street.  Among others, the Honorable Earl Ehrhart, Georgia House of Representatives, and Colonel Reginald Neal, 48th Brigade Commander, will participate. 2:00 PM – GMC will hold the Spring Academic Honors Assembly for junior college students who have excelled in academics at 2:00 p.m. in the Goldstein Center for the Performing Arts.  …

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50 Best Places in the South Now

Southern Living names 50 Best Places in the South Now. Our favorite new discoveries from Key Largo to Kentucky. Read the entire article here. 12. Flannery O’Connor Has a Book Trail Fans can read…

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5 Fun Things to Do in Milledgeville!

Article originally appeared on Her Campus at Georgia College. By Lindsey Poe I was recently told that my college town “breeds alcoholism” because there’s nothing fun to do. And it made my heart hurt. There are tons of fun things to do around Milledgeville if you’re willing to look!   So, here’s a quick list of fun, cheap things you can do with your friends in your quaint college town! 1.       Baldwin Bowl Milledgeville It’s super cheap and bowling is great. They even have a Sunday special where you can bowl for just two dollars! What? My Blackbird coffee costs more than that! Where:    184 Roberson Mill Rd, Milledgeville, GA Hours:  Mon: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Tue: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm Wed: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm Thu: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fri: 3:00 pm - 12:00 am Sat: 11:00 am - 12:00 am Sun: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm Pricing: Shoe rental is $1.50 Through the week (before 6pm) it’s $3.75 a game Through the week (after 6pm) it’s $4.25 a game Then, on Fridays and Saturdays (after 6pm) it’s $5 a game…

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Elemental design in the garden

Article originally appeared in Macon's The Telegraph. A furnished room is not complete without lighting and accessories. The juxtaposition of colors, textures and shapes creates a space that is…

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