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Features briefs, May 18

Features briefs, May 18
Modified: May 17, 2013 at 12:43 am •  Published: May 18, 2013

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Library seeks super heroes

Wear your favorite super hero costume to the Super Hero party set for 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave. The event, in celebration of Free Comic Book Day, will feature activities and crafts for youths ages 3 through 13.

For more information, call 606-3876 or visit the library's information desk.

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Singer's home will be moved

Officials in Georgia have decided to move the boyhood home of Little Richard to spare it from a highway construction project.

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert recently made the announcement. WMAZ-TV reported that the 80-year-old singer is receiving an honorary degree from Mercer University.

Born Richard Wayne Penniman, Little Richard grew up in Macon's Pleasant Hill community. That's a neighborhood that was later divided by the construction of Interstate 75.

The “Tutti Frutti” singer's boyhood home faced possible demolition to make room for a planned expansion of the interchange where I-75 meets Interstate 16 to Savannah.

City officials said the home will be relocated to a lot near the Pleasant Hill community garden. At its new location, the house will be used as a neighborhood resource center.

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