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A Good Man is Hard to Find November 9 & 10 – Celebrating 30 years on Stage

For Immediate Release A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND COMES TO ALBANY MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM ON NOVEMBER 9 & 10 – CELEBRATING 30 YEARS ON STAGE! Albany, GA. (October 4, 2019) – The play, A Good Man is Hard to Find toured in the 1990’s for about 7-years, and is still remembered today from theatre goers throughout the United States. It’s about how men are viewed by women and their pursuit of a good man as well as how women are viewed by men as a good woman. The play depicts the many issues found in relationships between husbands and wives, and how their lives and relationships are impacted by outside influences of today’s society. It keeps the audience on the edge of their seat with lots of emotional turmoil from laughter to crying, from anger to happiness, from sadness to joy, and so on. It has an array of awesome messages intertwined in its twists and turns that the audience can’t wait to see what happens next. It has the ability to capture the audience so that they truly experience the power of forgiveness and reconciliation even in their own lives. It has received rave reviews from audiences across the country, and now it’s back by popular demand to kick off its 30-year reunion! This is one you don’t want to miss! A Good Man is Hard To Find is taking the stage of the Albany Municipal Auditorium on November 9 and 10. All tickets can be purchased online via or in person at the Albany Civic Center Box Office beginning October 8 at 10 AM. Please call the Albany Civic Center for additional information.

Masterpiece is a nonprofit organization established to teach, train, and expose kids, youth, and adults in the underserved communities to the performing arts as well as visual arts. We recognize that many that we serve are very talented but lack the financial resources and sometimes transportation to get involved in the arts. Therefore, we take the arts to them by sending our instructors out into the communities to teach drama, dance, painting, sketching, writing, speaking, storytelling, music, voice, etc. in various cultures for a diverse appreciation and participation in the arts. ABOUT SPECTRA VENUE MANAGEMENT
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at Follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. ABOUT THE ALBANY MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM
The Albany Municipal Auditorium is a multi-purpose, 965 seat, classic style auditorium located in downtown Albany. It includes an orchestra level, as well as first and second balconies and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. It is one of the three venues in the Flint River Entertainment Complex.


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Hemp Farming Symposium

Pretoria Fields Collective will be hosting a Hemp Farming Symposium for those interested in growing Hemp in 2020.

The meeting will be held at the Pretoria Fields Brewery on October 24, 2019 and

will start promptly at 6 PM. Farm and hemp experts will present and answer questions.

Topics include:

Growing Hemp

Selling Hemp Biomass

Processing Hemp


Q & A

Dinner will be provided.

The Symposium is Co-hosted by The University of Georgia Extension.

Contract Signing Ceremony & Launch of the Collegiate Academy of Albany

Invitation for Oct 3 Event



Cordially invite you to the

Contract Signing Ceremony & Launch of the Collegiate Academy of Albany

October 3, 2019 | 9:00AM to 10:30AM

The Flint RiverQuarium | Skywater Room

101 Pine Ave.| Albany, GA

Please RSVP by September 30, 2019 to CAALBANY@SABIS.NT

Light refreshments will be served


Albany, Georgia, July 31, 2019: New Schools Georgia, Inc. (“NSG”) proudly announces that the Georgia Charter Schools Commission has approved its application to open Collegiate Academy of Albany (“CAA”), a new, independent, tuition-free charter school to serve families in Albany and the surrounding areas. CAA will open in August 2020 and serve up to 376 students in Albany/Dougherty County in grades K-3 on a first-come, first-served basis with no admissions testing. The school will grow by one grade per year until the school hits a capacity of 1,450 students in grades K-12. If demand exceeds seats available, enrollment will be conducted through a public lottery.

Allen Hughes, Chairman of the Board at New Schools Georgia said, “Collegiate Academy of Albany will offer Albany-area families a high-quality education, preparing Albany’s children to compete and succeed in the 21st century economy.”

When it opens, CAA will become part of the SABIS® Network, a global network of schools that are backed by a 134-year old tradition of educational excellence. Schools in the SABIS® Network implement an integrated, comprehensive K-12 program that uses dynamic materials, proven methods, and cutting-edge technology to deliver superior results. Mr. Hughes said, “SABIS has been proven to deliver results in educating a wide variety of students from all around the world. We feel very comfortable in their ability to add Collegiate Academy of Albany to their list of successful schools.” For more information about SABIS, visit:

“We are excited about partnering with New Schools Georgia to establish the newest member school of the SABIS® Network in Albany,” said Jose Afonso, SABIS Director for U.S. Business Development.” We are especially happy to bring a world-class, college-preparatory program to Albany’s families and students who will benefit from access to the same academic program offered in cities around the world such as Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.; Frankfurt, Germany; Cairo, Egypt; and Dubai, U.A.E., among others.” Collegiate Academy of Albany will open registration for students in grades K-3 on October 1, 2019. Please visit the school’s website ( to submit the enrollment application and also visit our Facebook page for news and updates ( Teachers and staff interested in applying for openings can visit the school’s website for job descriptions of available positions.

Welcome Dr. Abigail Posey to Family Eye Care

Abigail Morris Posey, O.D.
Dr. Posey was born and raised in Leesburg, GA. After graduating high school from Lee County, she attended the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. She then moved to Birmingham, AL where she earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2019. She has recently moved home and is excited to begin her career serving the eye care needs of Southwest Georgia. She is partnered with Dr. J. Ellis Cosby at Family Eye Care, 2616 Pointe North Blvd. Albany, GA 31721.