Spring has Sprung at French Market and Tavern!

Spring has sprung at FMT. We gave our retail mart a face-lift by adding new local vendors. Whether you are looking for home décor, hostess gifts, homemade goodies, jewelry, or other items, we have it covered. Shop before, during, or after your meal to get the full FMT experience. Our vendors include ‘On The Rocks’ which produces local jams, ‘Primitives by Kathy’, ‘HH&G’, ‘Laura Janelle,’ ‘Mary Square’, and more!

Upcoming events include Easter Buffet Brunch on April 1st and our Bourbon Tasting on April 4 The price for our Easter brunch is $24.50 for adults, $12.95 for kids 10 and under children 2 years and under are free.

Our first-ever bourbon tasting is planned for April 4th, from 6:00PM – 9:00PM. Tickets are $40 per person in advance or $45 at the door. Customers will receive 4 bourbon samples, which include Basil Hayden, Bulleit, Blade and Bow, and Michter’s. To pair with the bourbon, we will be serving Pork Belly, Cheeseburger Sliders, and Pulled BBQ Sliders.

Wine WedOn Wine Wednesdays,  come to FMT to enjoy half-price bottles of wine from 5:00-8:00 PM.

We are now offering Student Days on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00PM – 5:00PM. Local students looking for a place for after-school homework sessions can work on assignments and choose from our student menu.

Looking for the perfect way to celebrate Mom? We are also now accepting Mother’s Day reservations! Book yours today.

Life is too short for bad coffee. FMT Coffee coming soon!

Stay up to date with all of our current happenings by liking us on facebook! Stay tuned to all our social pages for updates as we add to our calendar of events.

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Electronic Logs and How They Affect the Consumer

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Electronic logging devices were created to improve road safety and minimize accidents. An ELD is a device that is hooked directly to a truck driver’s engine and helps mandate how many hours of service a driver may have. They can also store a ton of information on truck performance, tracking, driver score cards, and can even send messages via the satellite back to their employer.

With the new ELD’s in effect, drivers can only drive 14 hours consecutively, but in this 14 hours they must remain on the clock, even if just going to grab a quick bite to eat or use the restroom. All of these breaks will count against their clock. When a driver arrives at a shipper or receiver he must wait to be loaded or unloaded, all of which counts against his running clock. This means that if a driver isn’t unloaded in a timely manner then he may run out of hours. Not only does this affect his next load, but it also affects his safety. When a driver runs out of hours, his engine will shut of no matter where he is, which could be the side of the highway, at a warehouse, or even the middle of the road, causing concern for driver safety.

Driver fatigue is believed to be the biggest cause of road accidents. This new law helps to cut that down, affecting 3.1 million drivers. Companies will save a collective 1.6 billion dollars by eliminating paper logs alone. Is it worth it for the consumer? With the new laws in effect, studies show an estimated 200,000+ shortage in trucks. What drivers could get done in one day is now turning into a two-day transit. Now, the pressure is on drivers to get from point A to point B legally, causing delays in products to the consumer.  This will cause shippers to start sending trucks out with immediate product need with less freight.

The American Truck Business Services expects consumer costs to jump 10% in the first year alone. Not only does this cost affect the consumer, it also affects the trucking companies. Most companies only operate six trucks or less. Now with the new strict demand to make deliveries on time, companies are using two drivers to run lanes as a team. Meaning more pay for drivers, more pay from shippers, and it causes the spot market rates to increase. The money will need to be made up to cover all of the added cost, raising the cost of product.

Be prepared to see a slight rise in costs, whether it be at a retail store, grocery store, or even online shopping. While the new laws will save money for trucking companies, how bad will it affect the consumer? Will we be the ones to feel the inflation caused this new rule? Only time will tell. We are in the beginning of the first year of the newly implemented law, and cannot fully anticipate the overall effects of Electronic Logs.

Spice Logistics is a leading provider of logistics right here in our hometown of Locust Grove. As a team, we strive to build relationships not only with customers, but with our drivers as well. I have over 15 years in the transportation and logistics industry and use that knowledge every day to set Spice Logistics apart from any other logistics company. Our truckload freight specialists will get freight moving quickly and efficiently.

Shane Sinnemon, Spice Logistics LLC

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In addition to Spice Logistics, Mr. Sinnemon also owns Adventure Party Rental-party rental pic

“Adventure Party Rental is getting ready for our Spring Rush!  Give us a call today! We will give a 10% discount with the proof of any downtown Locust Grove receipt . We have it all  to bring the fun, MOONWALKS, KID’S BOUNCE HOUSES, WATER SLIDES, GAMES, SNOW CONE MACHINES, and MORE!”  www.ADVENTUREPARTYRENTAL.COM

New Year, Healthier Me


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2018 is upon us and many people have verbalized or made mental notes of New Year’s resolutions. Frequently the resolutions focus on weight loss, fitness, health, or wellness. We are now several weeks into the new year, take a moment to ask yourself how are those resolutions coming. If you are like the average person, you have good intentions to become more active and make changes in the diet, but it can be difficult to get started. At Indigo Soul Yoga, LLC we believe in a holistic approach to health and wellness. Yoga means to unite the mind, body, and spirit. At ISY we incorporate the physical practice of yoga (asana) with breathing (pranayama) and meditation (dhyana) to help improve clients mental and physical well-being.

The benefits of yoga include improved sleep patterns, blood pressure reduction and control, increase in flexibility and mobility, weight loss, muscle building, improved digestion, decreased anxiety, protection from injury, pain control, and increased energy levels. These are just a few of the benefits of yoga. the best way to receive the benefits is to start practicing. You can practice yoga in a studio, at home, at your local gym, or in the park. Once you take that first step you won’t be disappointed.

Yoga is appropriate for people from all walks of life. Yoga can be adapted for children, teens, adults, seniors, athletes, or those with injuries or other medical diagnosis. The practice of yoga is excellent for both males and females. Everyone can benefit from yoga in some way. I challenge you to take the next step in your journey to health and wellness by attending a yoga class. Be open to something different than the usual running or aerobics class. Yoga can change your life for the better. Research has shown the benefits of yoga and I would love for you to become a part of our friends and family at Indigo Soul. Rather than the saying “new year, new me”, we say “new year, healthier me.” Health is not defined by the scale, the size of your clothes, or if you are sick. Health is your physical, mental, and social well-being whether disease is present or not.

I hope you have received something positive that may have resonated with you. If you have any questions on yoga or health/wellness feel free to send an e-mail or give the studio a call.







Tips for preventing broken pipes- from Strawn Insurance of Locust Grove

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With the extremely cold weather among us, we have seen numerous claims related to busted pipes due to freezing temperatures. With more cold weather approaching, Strawn & Co., Insurance wanted to provide you with a couple of tips to help prevent this from happening.

Keep heat on 68° F or above. Do not turn heat off.

Keep a trickle of water dripping on all faucets to prevent pipes from freezing

We hope everyone stays safe and warm through this winter weather and, of course, call us for a free quote at 770-357-0017.

 About Strawn Insurance in Downtown Locust Grove

Like you, we live and work in Henry County. This local perspective offers unique insight into the risks relevant to neighboring residents and businesses.

Aside from providing access to insurance services, we are proud to participate and sponsor a variety of community-driven initiatives in Locust Grove and surrounding Georgia communities, such as:

  1. Henry County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program
  2. Henry County Fuller Center for Housing Inc.
  3. Locust Grove High School Athletics
  4. Luella High School Athletics

Whether supporting businesses associated with Locust Grove Main Street or attending Locust Grove Days and the Locust Grove Scarecrow Contest, you’ll often see us out and about in our local community. In fact, Chris Ragan, from our Locust Grove location, is the Salem Baptist soccer coach.