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In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
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Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
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The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
November 8th, 2002
This is where the past and the future come together in the present--at least that's the image creator Eddie Owens Martin wanted after having a vision prior to 1957. Since then Eddie's world went from a vision to tons of concrete and gallons of paint.
"This was his medicine, his calming effect that a lot of others experience and want to stay," says curator Rick Renn.
Eddie dubbed himself Saint EOM, his initials. Following a wild life of prostitution, drug dealing, and fortune telling in New York, he returned to his homeland to build his vision he named Pasaquan.
"A lot of these symbols he got from a story about a lost continent in which he thought he was the saint from. Other symbols some think are space ships."
For many visitors it is
But those who knew St. EOM know of a deeper meaning.
"He really liked black people because they were so colorful and fun, and he thought white people were boring, which is thinking way ahead of his time, since he was born in 1908."
Inside it is room after room after room. Narrow halls and tricky turns lead to a performing stage, where Eddie expressed his music. Outside, he would dance in the sand pit, then observe from above for inspiring art designs.
"It is known around the world."
Eddie Owens Martin killed himself in April of 1986 right here, in a colorless room. But his colorful legend still lives on in Buena Vista. Pasaquan is now run by part of the Marion county historical society. Tours are by appointment only. You can call 229-649-9444 for more information.
Buena Vista is southeast of Columbus on Highway 137.