Sunday, April 8, 2012

3rd Annual Historic Senoia Bicycle Tour April 28

The Senoia Area Historical Society (SAHS) is sponsoring a leisurely, 3-hour bicycle tour of historic Senoia for bicyclists of all ages and abilities. The tour is great for people interested in the history of the area, interesting architecture, family lore, the sites of such movies as Fried Green Tomatoes, The War, Andersonville, and Broken Bridges, or who just want some Saturday fun.

The tour takes place on Saturday, April 28th, starting at 9:00 a.m. It will begin and end at the SAHS Headquarters/Museum at 6 Couch Street in Senoia, where riders will have the opportunity to view a brief history of the town and images of some of Senoia’s key citizens and structures from the past, then ride through the Senoia Historic District, making stops in front of homes and churches. Afterward, enjoy light refreshments and have a chance to win a door prize and take a walk through time. Enjoy Senoia’s restaurants, shopping, and the ”art of green” sidewalk art show afterward.

Recommended donations are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 13. All proceeds benefit the Senoia Area Historical Society. Donations are tax deductible. Helmets are required. Due to frequent stops, walkable cycling shoes are recommended. Riders looking for a longer ride may choose a self-supporting 25-, 40-, or 50-mile Senoia Southsider route afterwards.

Spaces are limited and reserved on a first come, first served basis. To register, email Bonnie Bobbitt at Include names of riders, contact information, and any questions you may have.


From Peachtree City: Take SR74 to Rockaway Road. Turn right on Rockaway and go 2.9 miles to Couch Street. Turn right on Couch. Historical Society is on the right at the end of the block.

From Sharpsburg/Newnan: Take SR16 to Broad Street (traffic light; Crooks on left and Bank of Coweta on right). Turn left and continue .6 mi to Couch Street. Turn left on Couch. Historical Society is on the right at the end of the block.

From Fayetteville: Take SR16 to Broad Street (first traffic light after SR85). Turn right and continue .6 mi to Couch Street. Turn left on Couch. Historical Society is on the right at the end of the block.

From Griffin: Take SR16 to Broad Street (first traffic light after SR85). Turn right and continue .6 mi to Couch Street. Turn left on Couch. Historical Society is on the right at the end of the block.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Georgia Southern University “Snacks for Soldiers” 5K Race Takes Place April 21

Georgia Southern University will host the ROTC Eagle Battalion’s 5K Race on Saturday, April 21 to benefit the University’s “Snacks for Soldiers” program.

“Snacks for Soldiers” provides deployed members of the military with non-perishable snack items. Georgia Southern began the program last fall and has already collected and shipped nearly 15,000 snacks to military personnel overseas. The program is currently sponsoring the 3rd Infantry Division out of Ft. Stewart, Ga.

“Georgia Southern University wants these men and women to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers,” said Colonel George Fredrick, ROTC Eagle Battalion Commander. “We plan to send more than 900 boxes of snacks to Afghanistan during the next year, so we’re asking everyone to support ‘Snacks for Soldiers.’”

The 5K will begin at 7 a.m., April 21 at Georgia Southern’s Recreation Activity Center pavilion. Early registration costs $12 and ends April 13. Registration is $15 until April 20 and $20 the day of the race. In addition to running or walking in the 5K, members of the community who would like to support the effort can donate a box of snacks or the cost of shipping. Each box contains 46 snacks and costs $26 to fill and ship.

 For information about registering for the 5K or donating to the “Snacks for Soldiers” program, please visit

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Glads Throttle Florida 6-2, Maintain Division Lead

The Gwinnett Gladiators dominated the Florida Everblades 6-2 Saturday night at the Arena at Gwinnett Center to put more distance between the South Division rivals. The Glads (17-9-6-3) extended their division lead over the Blades (18-14-1-2) while snapping Florida’s seven-game regulation unbeaten streak.

Captain Paul Flache notched his second goal on the season to put the Gladiators on top in the first period with a shot between the five-hole of Everblades netminder Pat Nagle at the 7:00 mark. Tyler Murovich and Chris Clackson picked up the assists.

It was déjà vu for Gwinnett’s defenseman Dallas Jackson as he sniped a powerplay goal just inside the blue line to put the Glads up 2-0, just 55 seconds into the man advantage in the first. Jackson scored a similar goal in Friday’s win over Florida. Gladiators Justin Milo and Nikita Kashirsky tallied a point each eith assists on the goal.

The third goal of the period started with a pass from Gladiators defenseman Brad Miller to Colin Vock who passed the puck to Murovich. The Pittsburgh, PA native then danced though the defense to sneak it under the glove hand of Nagle to give the Glads a 3-0 advantage 14:47 into the first.

Forward Matt Marquardt posted the first goal of the game for the Blades at 18:59 in the opening period. Marquardt was recently acquired in a trade by Florida with the Bakersfield Condors. Regardless, Gwinnett led through one period 3-1.

Returning forward Bendickson fell right into sync with the team when he notched a goal for the Glads with a backhanded marker under the stick side of Nagle in the second period. Clackson and Flache collected helpers on the fourth goal for Gwinnett.

At 10:03 into the middle period, Everblade forward Mathieu Roy had a goal with an assist from Trevor Bruess to make the score 4-2.

Late in the third period, Gwinnett’s Shane Sims collected the second powerplay goal for the Glads with a rocket from the point at the 16:12 mark. Kashirsky and Milo added their second point each for the game with the helpers.

Pat Galivan put the nail in the coffin with an empty netter with a 1:05 left in the game to give the Glads a 6-2 advantage. Galivan tallied his 11th goal on the season and snapped a 12-game scoreless drought.

Marc Cheverie collected his fourth win of the season with 30 saves.

The Glads will be back in the Arena at Gwinnett Center next Saturday to take on the Greenville Road Warriors at 7:05 p.m.