• Alone and in groups, just under 1,000 cyclists wound south from Thomson, passed farms and fields, clapboard churches, in and out of small towns, before parking in Louisville Tuesday, the midway point on their 350 mile trip to the sea. 
    “We had about 980 riders who have pulled into Louisville today,” Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) Representative Franklin Johnson said. “They said it was a beautiful ride and unexpectedly hilly. Everyone is loving Louisville and this location.”

Community

Special Report
Alfred Uruy’s Driving Miss Daisy first arrived at The Schoolhouse Players’ Mancin Auditorium in Bartow 19 years ago.  The famous play enjoyed an extra measure of special attention largely because of Ann Smith’s stunning performance in the role of Miss Daisy.  Also, the play was presented with full sets, instead of the usual simple black curtains and a few props: a first.  It was a Miss Daisy of significance and deserves a revival.

Opinion

This week, Jefferson County opened its arms to welcome more than 1,200 people into our community. One of our schools opened its doors as a place for cyclists and their support people to sleep; and, the Mary Clark Memorial Park grounds allowed them an inviting place to rest, repair their bikes and enjoy a variety of food offered by local people and civic clubs.