This month, it’s Olustee and Lake City, Fla.’s turn. For the past few years, from Manassas to Gettysburg, Civil War battlefields and surrounding cities have reaped increased attendance for the sesquicentennial reenactments and commemorations of these battles.
During a mid-February weekend, Olustee will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the only major Civil War battle in Florida, the closest of the war’s major conflicts to Valdosta.
Take a dip in ‘The Dixie Swim Club’
Certain theatrical casts possess a certain magic.
‘Ride Along’? Ride away
“Ride Along” has a few good moments, but they are far and in between.
A life well lived
Since she was a child, Nettie McLeod, born Nettie Fletcher, has had a love for crafts and for helping people. At 99 years old, just two weeks away from 100, she hasn’t slowed down with either of these passions.
Ain’t Nobody Feelin’ No Pain in Luckenbach
Luckenbach, Texas, made famous by the 1977 hit song of the same name (with subtitle “Back to the Basics of Love”), remains a popular destination both for travelers and locals. Although no one any longer lives in Luckenbach (even though a sign on one of the buildings declares “population 3”), this one-time trading post remains a magnet for those in search of country music, dancing, knocking back a couple of cold long necks (as in beer), and just having a good time.
The Florida Boys play Dixie
How could Charlie Waller ever have imagined that he would one day be lead singer and manager of famed gospel group the Florida Boys?
‘Lone Survivor’ is a heroic tale
Visiting North Florida’s home of civil war battles and music festivals
Discussing their events, Harvey Campbell and Teena Peavey seem worlds apart until you realize they are closely linked. As the executive director of the Columbia County, Fla., Tourist Development Council, Campbell focuses on the coming Olustee Battle Festival & Annual Reenactment, preparing for next month’s 150th anniversary of the closest Civil War battle to Valdosta.
A writer of life for children of all ages
Dorothy McKeller Ard believes children still need to learn the basic lessons: the importance of saying “please” and “thank you,” of having a friend and being a friend, of having dreams and sharing our lives with others, of understanding that each person is special.
Humane Society holds cat adoption open house
The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County will be hosting a Pet Adoption Open House for cats this weekend.
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