2020 Georgian of the Year: Keisha Lance Bottoms

Keisha Lance Bottoms can trace her family’s history in Georgia back five generations, to a plantation near Crawfordville and a freed slave named Shepherd Peek. She believes he may have served in the state legislature during Reconstruction. Now, as Atlanta’s 60th mayor,…


2020 Hall of Fame: Johnny Isakson

Even before our national politics turned into the equivalent of a World Wrestling Federation undercard match, Johnny Isakson was old-school. He’s never been flashy – not even as the only senator chairing two committees, Ethics and Veteran’s Affairs – which…

2020 Notable Georgians

Russell Allen President & CEO Georgia Research Alliance Atlanta Brandon Beach Executive Director North Fulton Community Improvement District R-District 21 State Senate Alpharetta John Berry CEO St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Atlanta Matt Bronfman Principal & CEO Jamestown Atlanta John…

Transforming Digital Dirt Roads

If you live in a metropolitan area, chances are you take your high-speed internet for granted. From your house, you can easily shop online, stream movies or music, have a virtual doctor visit and do research for homework assignments. But…

An Aura of Excellence

In 1980, Doug Hines, a Detroit native, was a freshman at Eastern Michigan University. An advanced student who had been programming professionally in several computer languages prior to starting college, he turned in his first computer programming class assignment expecting…

Our State

Cobb County: An Economic Gem

Cobb County is an economic behemoth in Georgia. With a population exceeding 750,000, more than 20,000 businesses, a convention center, professional sports teams and one of the best educated workforces in the state, Cobb seems to truly have it all.…


Organizations: Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

The people at the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism (MRCA) in Savannah believe that all students deserve the opportunity to succeed. Since 2000, the organization has operated southeast Georgia’s only accredited, year-round day school for children with autism. Last year,…

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

Smart Ideas: The 18-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in West Georgia known as The Ray was chosen as one of the Top 100 Smart City Partners in Newsweek’s Momentum Awards. The annual awards celebrate organizations, people and cities that are…

Political Notes

New BOR Officers: Atlanta businessman Sachin Shailendra is the 2020 chair of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia; James M. Hull, Augusta, is vice chair. Shailendra, a Georgia Tech graduate, is founder and president of SG…

Trendsetters: Recording Rebirth

Fifty years after the founding of Macon’s iconic Capricorn Records, its historic sound studios reopened last month as Mercer Music at Capricorn. Synonymous with the Southern Rock musical genre of the 1970s, the recording studio nurtured a number of legendary…

Economic Development Around the State

Telfair Stones: Brazil-based Guidoni Group will open its first U.S. engineered stone manufacturing facility in McRae-Helena. The $96-million investment will create 455 jobs. Adairsville Automotive: Nippon Light Metal Georgia, which makes aluminum products for the automotive industry, is building a…


From the Publisher: Water Management

Georgia’s water wars may seem like old news, but the fight for natural resources never really goes away. Whether with neighboring states for water supply, with the government over water levels, or with polluters and scofflaws, the fight to keep…

Businesss Casual: Come Together

The word gets bandied about a good bit, but real bipartisanship seems to be in pretty short supply these days. When it shows up, it’s usually a watered-down version in the form of legislation endorsing safe boating or puppy adoption.…

Economy: Slower Growth

It’s a new decade, and 2020 calls for economic expansion in Georgia to continue, but growth in state GDP and employment will decelerate significantly. Six forces will keep Georgia’s economy growing in 2020. First, consumer spending will be the most…

At Issue: In the Spotlight

In November the Democratic presidential candidate roadshow made a stop in Georgia, specifically to Tyler Perry Studios in South Atlanta. This was the fifth Democratic Party debate in the series, as the various presidential candidates vie for the opportunity to…


Georgia Fare: Hai Times

January in Georgia: Depending on where you live, you could be experiencing ice storms and wintry blasts, or just low light, early sundown and general post-holiday blahs. Whether you’re suffering from cold, cabin fever or seasonal affective disorder (SAD!), I’ve…

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Hawkinsville Harness Festival @ Harness Racing Facility
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day
Join us as we celebrate the tradition of harness horse racing at the Hawkinsville Harness Training Facility on April 4, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. After the races, enjoy our nighttime family-friendly event that includes an Amateur Cooking Contest, a Fun Zone, food vendors, local entertainment, a chance to win a great raffle prize, music.
Facility Amenities
  • Parking on Site
  • Concessions
  • Public Restrooms
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission

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