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Makayla Hays
Makayla Hays

Meet Makayla. Makayla Hays is a current senior at Georgia College where she studies mass communication and marketing and lives in the charming community of Milledgeville. She loves all things related to travel, food, books, and films. When she's not studying at Blackbird Coffee or working on her latest project, you can find her laughing with friends in one of Milledgeville's many restaurants downtown. Her dream job would be to work as a travel writer or videographer. 

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Best of Brunch

It’s the end of another long week. You’ve met all your deadlines, pushed through your to-do list, and now you want to treat yourself. The best way to celebrate the end of the busy week? Waking up late and grabbing brunch mid-morning. From locally-owned restaurants like the classic Local Yolkal…

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Local Comfort Food Must-Haves

There’s no better food than food from the South. With recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation, the food scene in middle Georgia revolves around these family-owned restaurants. The only thing to make your meal better? A cold glass of sweet homemade iced tea. Octagon Cafe…

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Give the Gift of Milledgeville

It’s already the beginning of November, a chill is in the air and the holiday season is rapidly approaching. Which means holiday shopping is right around the corner! Whether you need gifts for your teenage daughter or your best friend at work, downtown Milledgeville is the best place to shop local…

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5 Spooky & Spectacular Sites to See

There’s no better way to find haunted thrills than Milledgeville’s historical sights. Not only does Milledgeville celebrate the season with costumes and candy, we’re surrounded by old homes and building with scary stories from the past and present. While you’re in town this October, check out these…

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The Countdown to the 2018 Deep Roots Festival Begins

We’re less than two weeks away from our favorite festival of the year, Deep Roots. Every year, this festival blocks off Hancock, Wayne, Greene and Jefferson Street and turns downtown into a mecca for music, food and shopping. Attracting visitors from across the state, it’s one of the most vibrant…

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October Event Round Up

With the arrival of October comes cooler weather, pumpkin-flavored everything, and a chance to enjoy Milledgeville’s fall events. We’ve created an October Event Round Up so you don’t miss out! October Schedule: All October: Scarecrows will be on display throughout Lockerly's 50 acres during the…

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Healthy Eats in Milledgeville

Here in the South, we’re known for good food. Soul food. We’re generous with butter and carbs for our homemade biscuits and gravy, fried chicken, and peach cobbler. Good for our souls. Not so good for fitting in last year’s jeans. With all the places for pizza, pancakes, barbeque, and beer that…

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The Coolest College Town

Welcome to Milledgeville, the coolest college town in the South. Once home to a women’s college and the world's largest insane asylum, today Milledgeville has transformed into a booming college town with thousands of students working and studying. From August to May, thanks to the downtown…

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Five Favorite Fall Fixes in Milledgeville

There’s nothing quite like fall in Milledgeville. The sweltering summer heat finally leaves us with crisp air, gorgeous red leaves, and the desire to cozy up with a blanket and good book on our porch. It also means Milledgeville’s best events like the annual Deep Roots Festival are right around the…

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