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The Final Episodes Of Breaking Bad
AMC’s groundbreaking series is more than an inside look at the world of crystal meth, it has become a morality play as we have watched Walter White transform from a meek high school chemistry teacher to a loathsome murdering drug lord. As the AMC campaign says, “all bad things must come to an end.” We can only hope Walter’s end won’t be as ambiguous or meta as Tony Soprano’s.
Starts Sunday at 8 p.m. on AMC
Fried Green Tomatoes
Even though summer is on the way out, there are plenty of places to get these green delicacies year round. Little Dooey and Pig Out BBQ both have excellent fried green tomatoes and the Fried Green Tomato BLT at Huck’s is something special.
Fan Appreciation Night At The Magnolia Speedway
Just like the title of one of the best albums by Southern Culture On The Skids, “Dirt Track Date,” there’s fun a’ plenty to be had at the Magnolia Speedway and this $5 Saturday night just sweetens the tea pot.
Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
High School Football
It’s what gets us through until college ball on Saturdays. Will Heritage repeat as state champs? Will Columbus survive with the loss of the mountain that was Principal Jill Saveley’s son? Will the self-proclaimed “Mouth of the South” volunteer announcer at West Lowndes actually finish calling an entire game? These questions and more will be answered soon.
Mayor’s Appreciation Festival
The Packet’s Rick Mason will be hosting this festival at the Fairgrounds on Sunday. The Gentleman will headline and Mayor Robert Smith will be on hand for the robot dance contest. Bring your friends and family.