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Marching Bands to Battle it Out at Mercer

High school marching bands battle it out at this year's Original Battle of the Bands in Macon Sunday.

The OBOB happens at Mercer's football stadium starting at 3 p.m. in an exhibition-style event featuring high school and college marching bands.

Fort Valley State University, Albany State University and Morehouse College's marching bands will also perform.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. To purchase tickets in advance, you can pick them up at Habersham CDs Records and Tapes, Cut Close Barbershop and three high schools: Southwest , Northeast and Central High Schools. 

Organizing Fall Fling Day 30: Bad Habits

Organizing Fall Fling Day 30: Bad Habits

Do you throw your socks on the floor and not in the hamper? Do you toss the mail on the counter and rarely return to it? Are your shoes laying all around the living room?

Do you never download your photos from your phone? Today take a little time and dedicate yourself to changing one small bad habit that you have. Research has shown that it can take at least 21 tries/exposures to become acclimated to a new behavior.

You could even make yourself a small chart to track your 21 tries.  We all want to change for the better so start by flinging one of your bad habits today!

 

Organizing Fall Fling Day 29: Pantry

Organizing Fall Fling Day 29: Pantry

Go to your pantry and start looking at expiration dates. Toss expired food as well as food that has gone stale. Use this as an opportunity to group like objects together in the pantry (i.e. canned veggies, soups, cereals, rice and pasta).

 

Also make mental note of what you have an overabundance of, say canned tomatoes, and what you are out of. Plan your next few shopping trips and weekly menus accordingly.

 

If you have lots of small objects such as spice packets, you may want to invest in a few small bins to keep them all together.

 

Organizing Fall Fling Day 28: Excuses

Organizing Fall Fling Day 28: Excuses

Fling those excuses. I’m waiting for the right time to reorganize my closet. I can’t do my taxes because I hate doing my taxes. Take the project, break it down into small do-able steps and then schedule those steps on your calendar. Take it one step at a time and get through it! If you need help, ask for it.

Organizing Fall Fling Day 28: Excuses

Organizing Fall Fling Day 28: Excuses

Fling those excuses. I’m waiting for the right time to reorganize my closet. I can’t do my taxes because I hate doing my taxes. Take the project, break it down into small do-able steps and then schedule those steps on your calendar. Take it one step at a time and get through it! If you need help, ask for it.

Organizing Fall Fling Day 27: DVDs

Organizing Fall Fling Day 27: DVDs

Gather all of your DVDs into one spot. Fling any that you don’t love or that you really don’t want watch again. If you’ve bought the movies recently, you may be eligible for a digital copy that will allow you to get rid of the disk and case, or at least keep them in an out of the way place like a high closet shelf.  Libraries love to get DVDs to add to their collection or to sell in their used book sales. So fling away!

 

Organizing Fall Fling Day 27: DVDs

Organizing Fall Fling Day 27: DVDs

Gather all of your DVDs into one spot. Fling any that you don’t love or that you really don’t want watch again. If you’ve bought the movies recently, you may be eligible for a digital copy that will allow you to get rid of the disk and case, or at least keep them in an out of the way place like a high closet shelf.  Libraries love to get DVDs to add to their collection or to sell in their used book sales. So fling away!