A couple years ago, The Washington County Fair made a HUGE change in running the fair in April instead of Early August. The 70 degrees is TONS better than the 100+ degrees we were facing in August. But that's not the only change that the fair has made. The Washington County Fair has also brought in some BIG name for concerts! Two years ago, we had Walker Hayes. Walker was at the height of his stardom with his hit "Fancy Like" reaching the top of the charts. Last year we had Chris Janson whose had multiple #1 hits. But this year we'll see EVEN MORE change... For the better!

WE'RE GETTING THREE CONCERTS!

These concerts will reach a more broad audience. An older audience, a younger audience, and an audience in the middle!

WHO'S COMING TO TOWN?!

TRACY BYRD & LITTLE TEXAS:

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On Wednesday night, April 16th, Tracy Byrd and Little Texas will hit the stage! You know Tracy Byrd for his hits "Watermelon Crawl" and "Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo". Little Texas is know for their hits "God Blessed Texas" and "My Love". Tracy Byrd and Little Texas reached their height in the 90s! Anyone who loves classic country, will be excited about Tracy Byrd and Little Texas coming to the Washington County Fair.

THURSDAY NIGHT CANNOT BE ANNOUNCED YET!!!

ELI YOUNG BAND:

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On Friday Night, April 18th, Eli Young Band will have their time on the stage at the fair! This is SO EXCITING, as I'm a HUGE fan of Eli Young Band! Their songs "Saltwater Gospel" (My favorite), "Love Ain't", "Drunk Last Night", "Crazy Girl", and "Even If It Breaks Your Heart". This show will be SO GOOD!

The Washington County Fair has KNOCKED it out of the park for this lineup! Buy your tickets at FRIDAY DECEMBER 23rd at 8am Washcofair.net! These shows WILL sell out, and instead of spending big bucks on Facebook Marketplace, get your tickets first online at Washcofair.net

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YES! A MUCH NEEDED I-15 Exit Could Be Coming!

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A new I-15 interchange may soon be coming to St. George! An "Interchange" would be a new freeway exit and freeway entrance. The new entrance and exit would be coming to 700 South. The project has been postponed, however due to the widening of I-15 from St. George Boulevard to Bluff Street.

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This new interchange would bring an exit less than a mile to Utah Tech University and St. George Regional Hospital. The new exit would be Exit 7 on Interstate 15. This would give St. George/Washington 9 overall I-15 exits.

The Northbound offramp/exit would be here (pictured below) next to that big pink Doctor's office building on the south side of 700 South.

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The Northbound onramp/entrance would be here (pictured below) next to the big Tuacahn Billboard on the north side of 700 South.

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The Southbound offramp/exit would be here (pictured below) in front of the Dudley Leavitt Apartments, next to the gas station on the corner of 700 South and 800 East.

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The Southbound onramp/entrance would be here (pictured below) east of the Heritage Home & Garden building on the south side of 700 South.

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But that's not all... This would also call for 700 South to be WIDENED, new lanes, sidewalks, and trails!

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However, with most construction in the area, not EVERYONE is happy. Would you be happy with a new I-15 Interchange? Or would you prefer it to not happen?

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The LDS Church NEEDS To Change THIS... And Attendance Will SKYROCKET In Southern Utah!

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Nowhere in the Bible does it say "CHURCH NEEDS TO BE BORING!" If church wants to see higher attendance, we need to add a little fun and excitement into the building! Here's my ideas!

1. Clapping and Cheering after someone speaks, performs, or prays:

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Every time I'm at church, or a funeral... It always feels SO WEIRD to not cheer for someone after they just belted out a 3 minute song, or a great speech! I'm like COME ON GUYS! GIVE IT UP FOR MY GUY! I'd LOVE to give a speech that I put a week into and have people cheer for me.

2. Popcorn Vendor going up and down the aisles:

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It doesn't have to be distracting, but It could help keep me awake and eating popcorn hurts NOBODY. I think this should definitely be a thing!

3: Eating allowed:

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Again, more eating. Let's do a potluck starting at 11:30. Get your plate of food, go sit down and eat while the meeting is happening. I can listen and eat. I will probably listen EVEN BETTER if I get to eat during the meeting!

4. TV's with the game on behind the pulpit:

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A lot of people miss out on church because there's a big game on! Boom, put a couple TVs in! Volume down, of course. That doesn't hurt ANYBODY!

5. MORE crazy people:

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Have you ever been to church when a crazy person starts going on about some nonsense at the pulpit, and they drag them off the stage? I have! And it's awesome! Plus... Great marketing for church in general! You know you would go to work the next day and tell EVERYONE about it! People would go "Shoot! I wanna go to church and see that!"

6. Better Hours! Start Church at Noon daily:

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What is this "Start church at 9am" BS?! It's the WEEKEND! LET ME SLEEP IN! Noon seems fine. Sleep until 11. Shower. Head on down for a fun couple hours at church!

7. Live Music:

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I know some churches do this... Why not more? God gave these people amazing talents. SHOW THEM OFF! That's way better than hearing about some guy taking down a giant with a rock! I wanna see REAL LIFE GOD GIVEN TALENT!

8. Slideshows prepared by speaker:

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Instead of boring me with your speech about your mission... Build a slideshow that runs behind you! I'm a VISUAL LEARNER! Take a couple hours, build an awesome slide show, and I'll definitely pay better attention!

9. Themed Days: 

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I love a THEMED DAY! Hippie Day. Camouflage Day. Funny Hat Day. There are SO MANY possibilities! This could be a lot of fun. If someone was like "Hey it's Sports Jersey Day at church, man." YOU KNOW You'd be like... alright let me find my Jerry Rice jersey!

10. Less Bible stuff... More "How to be a great person" Stuff:

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This one I believe to my absolute CORE! We're here to be better people. Let's have some speeches about that! I wanna hear how you broke your addiction to cocaine and strippers and how you're here today with your family! Tell me how you built your business up to 1000 employees! I'm SO INTERESTED in that!

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The Deals Have Arrived: Bed Bath & Beyond Going Out Of Business Sale Has Began!

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Bed Bath & Beyond announced earlier this week, they'll be closing their doors permanently.  They are NO LONGER accepting any coupons, however!

Here are the deals they've got in store TODAY:

30% off mirrors:

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Sale: $3.00 glassware!

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25% off Our Table open stock Mugs & Glasses:

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25% off Simply Essential Placemats:

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25% Off Everhome Cora Over-The-Toilet Space Saver:

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25% off Nest Well Slippers:

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25% off Studio 3B & Everhome Toilet Accessories:

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Buy one, get one 50% off Everhome Egyptian Cotton Bath Towels (Solid Colors only):

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The sales will increase as Bed Bath & Beyond get closer to closing their doors forever. Once again, Bed Bath & Beyond will NOT accept your coupons from here on.

I will update as more sales happen!

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ANOTHER Southern Utah Store Files For Bankruptcy, Closing All Stores

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Bed. Bath. Beyond. Bye. Bye.

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That's right. Bed Bath & Beyond is a GONER! The company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. ALL 360 locations will be closing, as well as the 120 Buy Buy Baby stores.

However, the 360 Bed Bath & Beyond stores and the 120 Buy Buy Baby stores will remain open for the time being as it works to liquidate assets.

Bed Bath & Beyond has been hanging by a thread for some time, and they've tried many Hail Mary, last ditch efforts... coming up empty handed.

Word on the street is: your 20%-off coupons will NOT be accepted on Wednesday, SO GO USE THEM BEFORE WEDNESDAY, THE 26TH!

Bed Bath & Beyond expects to offer "Deep Discounts" on their products as part of it's going-out-of-business sales. We can even expect to see 70% off liquidation prices!

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NEW STORE ALERT!!

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There's an opening in a pretty PRIME SPOT in Washington!

The location is next to Kohl's in the parking lot by In-N-Out Burger, Del Taco, and Best Buy. What could it be?

In the facebook group "St. George Word Of Mouth", somebody asked this question:

What is going in next to Kohl’s? I’ve heard some people say TJ Maxx and others say Ross. Please let it be TJ Maxx!"

The comments blew up, with some people saying they heard it was TJ Maxx or Marshall's. Some people hoping for a Trader Joe's, while others are hoping for a Hobby Lobby.

According to the comments, it seems evident that the store coming to that location is...

ROSS DRESS FOR LESS! (Their 2nd location in the St. George Area.)

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Some are happy about a 2nd Ross location, while others are upset... Like Kathi Darhar who said, "We dont need another ross. They are junky stores." and Jennifer Guzman who said, "ROSS SUCKS!"

However, multiple commenters have confirmed it is, indeed, Ross Dress For Less. Apparently, this has been years in the works to get their 2nd location there, and they now have the Washington City Permits.

Here are some stores I believe would be/ could be a BIG HIT here in Southern Utah.

  • Cheesecake Factory! (How do we not have one yet?!)
  • Trader Joe's (I have a feeling one is coming In the new Desert Color development)
  • Hobby Lobby (I've never even been inside one, I just know everybody drools over Hobby Lobby!)
  • Menard's (These are HUGE in the midwest. It's like a Home Depot meets Target meets Walmart. LOVE THAT PLACE! You can get ANYTHING there!)
  • Urban Outfitters (UO is in nearly EVERY major mall in America, the prices are expensive but I REALLY LOVE that place. It's always packed! 

I know someday soon i'll be here writing about a great HUGE store coming to Southern Utah! I can't wait!

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