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Ice Age expert to lecture at UWG

Ice Age expert to lecture at UWG

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- An anthropology professor at Texas A&M University will lecture on the Ice Age at the University of West Georgia this week.

Ted Goebel's talk, "Ice Age Peopling of the Americas: Do Stones, Bones, and Genes Tell the Same Story?" will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the humanities building. It is free and open to the public.

"The Department of Anthropology is proud to bring world-renowned scholars such as Dr. Ted Goebel to UWG," Ashley Smallwood, director of UWG's Antonio J. Waring Jr. Archaeological Laboratory, said in a statement. "It's an opportunity to bring the community and campus together to explore important topics in anthropology."

Goebel is associate director of Texas A&M's Center for the Study of the First Americans. He recently co-edited From the Yenisei to the Yukon: Interpreting Lithic Assemblage Variability, a book about some of the first settlers in what is now America.

Little Texas to ‘Kick A Little’ on the Mill Town Music Hall Stage

Little Texas to ‘Kick A Little’ on the Mill Town Music Hall Stage

The multi-platinum band Little Texas will bring its rocking country sound to Mill Town Music Hall on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m.. Also performing will be local favorites Homegrown, who are from Carrollton.  Mill Town Music Hall focuses on wholesome, family-friendly music and events and is located conveniently off I-20 in Bremen (1031 Alabama Avenue).

Serving as one of the host sites for the Smithsonian Institute’s “New Harmonies” exhibit, this Mill Town Music Hall concert is part of the celebration. New Harmonies is a traveling exhibition that shares America’s story by examining the roots of American music. 

Music legends Rhonda Vincent & Gene Watson to perform at Mill Town Music Hall

BREMEN, Ga. (Feb. 13, 2013) – Mill Town Music Hall welcomes two legends to its stage with Rhonda Vincent and Gene Watson on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:00 pm.  Bluegrass music legend Vincent and country music legend Watson will entertain concert goers from their catalog of hit songs.  Mill Town Music Hall focuses on wholesome, family-friendly music and events and is located conveniently off I-20 in Bremen (1031 Alabama Avenue).

Serving as one of the host sites for the Smithsonian Institute’s “New Harmonies” exhibit, this Mill Town Music Hall concert is part of the celebration. New Harmonies is a traveling exhibition that shares America’s story by examining the roots of American music. 

City schools to hold STEM showcase

City schools to hold STEM showcase

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The Carrollton City School System has planned a STEM event to show the public how students learn about math- and science-related topics in the classroom.

The showcase will be held Thursday, Feb. 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Carrollton High School.

Visitors will have the chance to try hands-on STEM activities and listen to a presentation from superintendent Dr. Kent Edwards, who will explain how the school system is implementing STEM classes into the curriculum.

Participants will also be entered into a drawing to win iPad Minis. Four tablets will be given away.

Visit carrolltoncityschools.net for more information. Carrollton High School is located at 202 Trojan Drive.

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."

Amy Grant to perform in Bremen

Amy Grant to perform in Bremen

BREMEN, Ga. -- Mill Town Music Hall will kick off its one-year anniversary celebration with a performance from a very special guest.

Amy Grant will give a sold-out show at the Bremen venue at 7 p.m. Jan. 17. She is just the latest in a long line of notable performers who have graced the Mill Town stage in its brief history.

Steven Curtis Chapman, Alabama, Toby Keith and the Oak Ridge Boys have all played at Mill Town. The venue has also hosted performances of two nationally recognized musicals -- Veggie Tales Live! and Smoke on the Mountain.

"I am humbled by the quality of the entertainment we have been able to attract to Mill Town Music Hall, the support we received from the community and the volunteer team we have been able to assemble," Mill Town co-founder Randall Redding said in a statement. "This does not just happen. We know God has a plan for all of this and we can't wait to see what He's planned for us in 2013."

Big Blue Friday caters to UWG fans

Big Blue Friday caters to UWG fans

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The first Big Blue Friday of the University of West Georgia's athletic year will be held Jan. 11.

Big Blue Friday is a tradition that gives Carrollton businesses the opportunity to show their UWG spirit.

"We are excited about the enthusiasm our fan base has and look forward to another successful Big Blue Friday," UWG senior associate athletic director Eddie Duffey said in a statement.

Certain shops and services will offer discounts to anyone who wears UWG Wolves gear on Big Blue Friday. Participating locations include Advantage Office Solutions, American Pie Pizzeria, The Border Mexican Restaurant, Carroll County Animal Hospital, Chick-fil-A, Harry T's Car Wash, Next Level Sports Center, Ozier Apparel, Papa John's, Shane's Rib Shack and the UWG Bookstore.

Big Blue Friday will follow Thursday's 7:30 basketball game against Valdosta State, and will precede Saturday's tangle with West Florida.