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Friday, February 29, 2008

Georgia Carnival: Edition 30

Welcome to a very late 30th edition of the Georgia Carnival.

So, I guess you’re wondering why the carnival was late. I totally missed my Friday publish date, and I apologize. Here’s the reason….

The last two days have been a flurry of house cleaning, grocery buying, and so forth to prepare for a gathering of teenage girls (including my own 15 year old daughter) at my house. They are participating in Discipleship Now which basically is a weekend of fun, food, worship, and Bible study for youth. They meet in small groups and stay overnight at a host home and also meet up with other small groups for large meetings at a participating church. Several churches in my area are participating this weekend. I found out two days ago I would need to allow an invasion of my home…..Yikes! As the girls and their leaders arrived tonight I told them if they held their life dear they would not open any closet doors for any reason. They are packed to the ceiling. :)

Yes, I admit it…..I chose preparing for my daughter and her friends over posting the carnival. I’m been frantic all day checking off things on my “to do list” and just never quite reached the entry “post Georgia Carnival”. I’m very sorry.

It’s now 12:30 a.m. and I have to be up in six hours to provide a sit-down breakfast before the girls head off to another meeting and a service project. So, without further ado here is OUR Georgia Carnival sans categories because, well……just because:

Several days ago many people west of Atlanta heard a loud boom. Join me over at History Is Elementary for possible explanations regarding the source of the sound. It was satisfying to finally discover the source, but it was also alarmed me as well.

Jenuine Jen at Jen’s Genuine Life gives us information regarding North Atlanta Consignment Sales.

Less Than a Shoestring wants to let everyone know about Travel on a Shoestring Carnivals. They highlight budget travel tips and destinations around the U.S. and the world. They would love to feature your posts on Georgia hotels, restaurants, museums, churches, hikes, daytrips, parks, whatever! Submit by the second Wednesday of each month.

The Other Athens opines about per pupil expenditures, the benefit for Sgt. Courtney Gale, the fact that several former U.S. Secretaries of State will be visiting Athens on March 27, GOP District Winners, and public school accreditation follies.

Candace over at Mommy Matters has a great new look and she recounts her adventures as Super Mom.

Christianity in Space? John over at Grasping for the Wind interviews Chris Walley author of The Lamb Among the Stars.

Freddie Sirmans provides us with a presidential election nightmare, ponderings regarding a starvation crisis, and he asks, “Can the street gang issue be solved?

Atypical Joe is thinking about humanely killed animals. Hmmmm… there such a thing?

Oh my! A post that mentions masturbation, election 2008, and tidbits from history… over to GriftDrift’s offering titled Little Earthquakes. What an appropriate title!

Shelbinator serves up video coverage of the hearing on the proposed Human Life Amendment. Could it be a capital crime? Shelbinator also shares video interviews from the Computation + Journalism new media-type conference at GaTech, where old school media learned how to make the most of technology.

SpaceyG was also at the Computation + Journalism conference. She shares a video she produced from her new blog, Mostly Media, titled How to Do It Right.

Susan over at Patchwork Reflections shares her Impatience.

Pastor Bill from Provocative Church wants to share a recently reported trend from the Barna Organization and says, “God is not a Republican or a Democrat.”

Dave over at Extraface wants to know, “Anyone Lose an Albino Ferret?

The Oconee Democrat says, Oconee County, Georgia is mired in an economic slump where 3,000 lots are unbuilt in various subdivisions and the restaurants are already closing in the latest evidence of a recession in Northeast Georgia. The Board of Commissioners are considering allowing restaurants to pour beer and wine outside the municipalities .” Yep, beer and wine will see its time before the Oconee Country commissioners.

Felicia over at Fluffy Flowers tells us all about the Macon dog park.

By now you should know about the border dispute between Georgia and Tennessee that incorporates our water woes. According to Sky Girl Style local radio stations are getting into the fray making it an issue of peaches versus water.

Paw Paw Bill presents Almost-Presidents Day and Watch Your Wallet and Jekyll Island posted at Paw Paw Bill.

Kiki presents ElectroSweaterGold posted at Radlanta, saying, "Hey Sirk, I'd love it if you told the world of Atlanta about our new blog for Radical Atlantans called "Radlanta!" -- it's basically a resource for events and programs in/around Atlanta that are radical, underground, subversive alternative or different fun and entertainment and politics!"

Steve Williams presents 2008 Official Georgia Highway Map posted at The Georgia Road Geek.

Clear your calendars for March 14-16, 2008. The Cobb Galleria Centre will be hosting The American Craft Show. Artists in the show are selected through a rigorous annual jury process, to assure the admission of museum-quality work. Ten Georgia-based artists have been juried in this year. Artists include Atlantan Michael Gilmartin; Alpharettan Kirsten Stingle; Marietta residents Ricky Frank, Timothy Sullivan and Beth Tarkington; Athens resident Annette Paskiewicz; Carrollton-based musicians Martin & Scott; Lavonia resident Angelika Brennecke-Robolin; and Social Circle’s Gayle Pritchard. Show Hours are Friday & Saturday, March 14-15: 10am-6pm; and Sunday, March 16: 10am-5pm. Ticket prices are $12 for one day; $18 for a two-day pass and children 12 and under are admitted free. American Craft Council members and those who join at the show are admitted free. To preview the show and to purchase tickets online, please visit: For directions to Cobb Galleria Centre, visit: Free parking available.

The next carnival will be hosted over at two weeks from today. If you maintain a Georgia blog and would like to host the carnival at your site e-mail me to set up a date. It’s a great way to put your own personal spin on the carnival.

The last edition of the Georgia carnival can be found at
here, and the carnival archives are found here.

As always I appreciate your support, your links, and your submissions.....even when the posting is a bit late. :)



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Susan Tidwell said...

Wow, what a trooper! You are way too busy. Thanks for all the work on putting this together. Looking forward to visiting all the links.

Cotter Pen said...

Thank you for including me in this excellent Carnival and for dedication to the Carnival. I promise I am going to offer to help drive the bus, not just hop on board for the free ride.

Anonymous said...

A good job, as always.

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