As a homeowner, you know that your HVAC unit is one of the most important components in your house. It keeps you cool during hot summer days and warm on chilly winter nights. When it’s working properly, it’s easy to forget its important role in your everyday life. But when it malfunctions, you quickly remember how crucial heating and AC repair in Townsend, GA, is for your family.
At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, our mission is to ensure your cooling and heating systems remain effective throughout the year at the lowest prices available. Unlike some of our competitors, we prefer to put our customers first before anything else. We believe in doing right by the folks who choose our business. Cutting corners to save a few bucks? Annoying sales pitches to try and sell you new parts or equipment? That’s just not the way we do business.
When you choose Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, you can rest easy knowing you won’t have to pay outlandish fees for our services. As a licensed, bonded heating and air conditioning company, we know how important trust is when it comes to the nature of our business. We go above and beyond other HVAC companies and treat your home like it was our own. That way, you have peace of mind knowing you and your family are in capable, responsible hands.
We take pride in providing our customers with the highest quality service. Our highly trained technicians have experience handling all aspects of HVAC repair, from routine maintenance problems to advanced A/C unit installation projects in Townsend, GA.
Through hard work, honesty, and integrity, we have built a loyal customer base that continues to grow each month. It would be our honor to call you our customer too. Whether you need a routine maintenance check or emergency heater repair in Townsend, we are here for you every step of the way, 24-hours a day.
We get it – there are a lot of A/C companies out there to sift through. You want to be sure you choose the best company for your needs and budget.
Here are just a few reasons why our customers choose Liberty Heating & Airworx AC over other HVAC companies in South Georgia:
We’re authorized to service and sell two of the most respected brands in the heating and A/C industry. No matter what size home you own, our technicians are fully equipped to handle any HVAC issue with your Goodman, Carrier, or other air conditioning units.
We go the extra mile to ensure that our customers feel safe and protected when they hire our team. We treat your home like it was our own, from the moment we step foot on your property to the time we pull out of your driveway.
We understand that money doesn’t just grow on trees. You work hard to make an honest living and need reasonable pricing on A/C repair and other HVAC services. At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, you’ll never have to worry about us charging you outrageous prices.
Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That’s why we offer emergency HVAC services in Townsend, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
With Ft. Stewart just a few minutes away, Townsend has one of Georgia’s largest active military populations. It is our honor to offer current and retired military members and their families discounted prices on their next service appointment. We also offer up to 10% off for Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Members. It’s our small way of giving back to those who have sacrificed so much for our liberty.
From new unit installations to air conditioning repair, it would be our pleasure to provide you with a free estimate on our services.
Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That’s why we offer emergency HVAC services in Townsend, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
When your A/C unit or heater breaks suddenly, it can be hard to squeeze repairs into your budget. To make sure all of our customers are comfortable in their homes, we offer financing options to make your life easier.
Here in southern Georgia, our summers can be extremely hot and humid. Trying to live in a home without A/C a South Georgia summer isn’t just a bad idea; it can be downright deadly. Fortunately, Liberty Heating & Airworx AC is here to help with all of your A/C needs. There’s no A/C issue that our highly trained HVAC technicians haven’t seen before, and no job too small or large for us to tackle. Whether your A/C system needs a basic issue resolved, or you need a new AC unit installed at your house, our team will be at your door in no time.
We have the experience and training to service all major air conditioning systems, from ductless systems to central air setups. We’re authorized to service Goodman to Carrier brands, but the truth is it doesn’t matter what A/C unit brand you have – our team can fix it all. If your unit is beyond repair, we can walk you through the process of installing a new A/C system and suggest appropriate units that will work well for your home.
Here are just a few of the most common A/C repair services we offer in Townsend and the surrounding area:
Once springtime rolls around, it’s very important that you keep your eyes and ears open for any potential warning signs that your A/C unit needs to be repaired. The last thing you need is to be caught off guard when June, July, and August are in full swing. Knowledge is power, and at Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, committed to keeping our customers in the loop about potential A/C repair warning signs. That way, you can take preventative steps rather than reactive ones.
Don’t be alarmed if your A/C unit makes low-level noises throughout the day and night – these sounds are completely normal. However, if you hear loud, unusually abrupt noises coming from your unit, it may be time to have it repaired. Buzzing or rattling noises can mean a part is loose, while grinding or whistling can signal a more serious problem. Because these types of issues won’t work themselves out on their own, a professional is needed to diagnose and correct the problem.
If you notice strange, smelly odors permeating throughout your home, your first instinct may be to grab the air freshener. However, unpleasant odors can be a sign that your A/C unit needs attention. Our A/C repair techs will let you know what’s going on and how a potential issue can be remediated with a quick diagnostic test.
Your A/C unit needs refrigerant to keep your home cool and comfortable when it’s hot outside. It’s common for condensation to accumulate as your system cools your home. With that said, if you notice pooling water or an active leak coming from your A/C system, it’s time to call an A/C repair tech ASAP. Leaks can cause extensive damage to your home, and the problem needs to be addressed quickly.
South Georgia isn’t known for its freezing temperatures, but one thing is for sure – wintertime in Townsend can get very cold. When the temps begin to drop, your home’s furnace works properly. Modern homes have come a long way since the days of wood and coal. Your home’s heater is complicated, and when one component fails, the entire system can be affected. In situations like these, it’s important not to panic. Instead, give Liberty Heating & Airworx AC a call. Our trustworthy team of heating repair experts have the knowledge and training to repair your furnace fast, so you can get back to enjoying your home.
Here are just a few of the most common issues that we can help repair:
Today’s heating systems are complex. At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, our heating repair technicians receive ongoing training in all aspects of heating technology. That way, their skills stay sharp, and their techniques remain up to date. However, you don’t need to be an expert to spot common signs that your heater may need to be repaired.
As colder months approach in Georgia, try to be aware of the following red flags:
You’re probably used to a more expensive electricity bill when winter hits Townsend. However, if you notice a huge price jump over last year’s bill, it could be a sign that something is wrong with your heating system. Utility companies are known for raising prices gradually, but a dramatic leap is a cause for concern.
Does your heater seem to work perfectly in some areas of your house but not others? Are some rooms too hot while others are drafty and cold? If so, your heater may need repairing. This is a common issue in older homes and requires an expert to inspect your heater and ducts for airflow problems.
If the air in your house is hazy no matter how much you dust, your heater may be the problem. A furnace that circulates mildew, dust, and other harmful particles isn’t working correctly. This issue is particularly bad for people with asthma or respiratory illnesses. If you haven’t changed your home’s air filter recently, be sure to do so. If the problem persists, it’s time to call Liberty Heating & Airworx AC.
You and your family depend on your home’s A/C system to keep you cool and comfortable during the hottest months of the year. Unfortunately, breakdowns happen at the worst possible times – like in the middle of July when temperatures are over 90 degrees. If you have had to repair your A/C system more and more often, investing in a new cooling system will save you time and money in the long run.
As an Authorized Carrier and Goodman dealer – two of the most recognized and respected brands in our industry – we have the highest quality units available. We handle every aspect of your new A/C installation from start to finish. That way, you can focus on living your life rather than worrying about the next time your A/C goes out.
If you have kept your unit well-maintained and changed your air filter regularly, you shouldn’t experience this problem. If you do, and your system is old, it can be more cost-effective to replace it and have your duct system analyzed to fix the root cause of your dust issue.
If it feels unusually sticky in your home, like you just spent a few hours outside in the summertime, there’s a good chance that something is seriously wrong with your air conditioning. Your air conditioner’s job is to pull moisture out of the air to keep your feeling cool inside. When that process fails, it can increase your risk of mold and mildew growth – and that’s just the start.
When your repair bills end up costing more than a down payment on a new A/C system, it might make more financial sense to invest in a more modern unit. Compare how much it costs to have our maintenance technicians perform regular service vs. the cost of a new air conditioning installation. The results may surprise you.
COLUMBUS Ga. (WRBL) – Georgia DPH West Central Health Director Dr. Beverly Townsend is very busy these days with a new peak in COVID-19 cases and the state of Georgia recently passing 20,000 COVID-19 deaths.She took some time out of her busy schedule to update us on the local fight against COVID-19.WRBL: You’re the first Black woman to complete the family medicine residency program at what is now Piedmont Columbus Regional and the first B...
COLUMBUS Ga. (WRBL) – Georgia DPH West Central Health Director Dr. Beverly Townsend is very busy these days with a new peak in COVID-19 cases and the state of Georgia recently passing 20,000 COVID-19 deaths.
She took some time out of her busy schedule to update us on the local fight against COVID-19.
WRBL: You’re the first Black woman to complete the family medicine residency program at what is now Piedmont Columbus Regional and the first Black Director of the DPH West Central Health District, and now your facing the first global pandemic in a few generations. How do you approach these seemingly insurmountable tasks?
Townsend: “I didn’t know they were going to be insurmountable in the beginning, so started out just trying to do my job and do it well. They’re still not insurmountable. They’re just difficult and take a lot of hard work and a lot of support; from the staff that work for me, and that I work with. The challenges are there because of the unknowns that exist as well. I take that very seriously just because we don’t know something doesn’t mean we cant get it done. So we look for new ways and ideas, outside the box thinking to make things happen to get the result that we need in a timely manner that we may need it, just to get the job done.”
WRBL: What’s your advice to people who have gotten vaccinated and can’t social distance because of their job or school?
Townsend: “Well my first advice is everyone should look at what already exists to help us get out of this pandemic, and start doing those things that have been suggested, and recommended—not suggested but recommended throught the CDC through public health guidelines. That includes now at this point in time vaccinations. That includes wearing a mask or face covering, properly. That includes social distancing. Not being around a lot of crowds of people and everything if you don’t have to be, or people outside your household. People do have to work and people do have to go to school, and all those things are very important. Their just has to be a way to do it so that more people don’t get infected.”
WRBL: How much do you think folks refusing to mask relates to folks refusing to follow doctors orders on an individual basis?
Townsend: “In a practice that was called noncompliance. There was certainly a consequence of being noncompliant. Which would include worsening of peoples diseases or development of cancer stroke heart disease all those morbidity things that would occur or mortality things. Basically it’s the same thing at this level because not adhering to things that come from a scientific standpoint and trying to get a handle on this virus with the available tools we have. The same thing existed. The mortality is going up the morbidity is going up. The consequences up to and including death. Up to and including not being able to work, live where you want to live, housing. There’s a lot of issues that’s around not being able to get a handle on this that’s called non-compliance and actually it’s very similar I can relate those similarities. Every action has consequences.”
WRBL: What would you say the biggest change is in your job since the pandemic began?
Townsend: “The biggest change is not knowing what my day is going to look like yes I have a calendar and a schedule, but I may never know because it’s always something interjecting in there. That needs to be handled right then and right there created around the COVID virus scene. Weather it’s vaccines testing information around that. People wanting what they want right now. And not understanding very demanding, and so we do a lot of stopping and turning on a dime. Because it’s necessary or to create platforms and do things that we have to do in order to ensure that we; number one, follow the rules and regulations that’s given to me to push down from my superiors, from the state office and everything. I really don’t even have a routine that’s the biggest change.”
WRBL: What’s your strategy going into this next stage of the pandemic?
Townsend: “The strategy is to go places and provide the vaccine to be accessible to the community who needs the vaccine and that can be anybody so are having not just popup but regular vaccination clinics that we have at all of our health departments throughout our district which is 16 counties. Just make them available and accessible people going to places where people may not have transportation or people may just be walking by or maybe going there. Meeting people where they are. That’s really the goal. Weather it’s church, weather it’s a hospital, weather it’s a beauty salon or barbershop. Any type of events that occur in our general geographical area or community being involved in those. So whatever we can do to put it out there we do home visits for those who are homebound, and cannot get out the list just goes on and on and we do try new and creative ideas to try to come up with ways to get advertising on social media, newspaper, TV, whatever platform we can use to get people to take recognition and do it”
WRBL: How does it make you feel to know that, despite your best efforts to educate people, some folks choose to disbelieve the facts given to them by science and experts?
“The numbers of deaths really now, currently, are really related to the unvaccinated, not the vaccinated. It’s really a sad thing to think about and not having people to believe in the system but have a lot of myths that they believe in and untruths and misinformation out there. That’s why this is occurring as well a lot of misinformation.”
Check back as boxscores will be updated as we receive results at 406mtsports.com.BOYSClass AAMissoula Big Sky 79, Butte 72Butte;;19;24;11;18;—;72BUTTE: Jace Stenson 22; Kooper Klobucar 19; Kenley Leary 12; Cameron Gurnsey 7; Tacher Lee 6; Garret Sharp 2; Jonas Sherman 2; Bo Demarais 2.MISSOULA BIG SKY: Josiah Cuaresma 18; Shane Shepherd 1...
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BUTTE: Jace Stenson 22; Kooper Klobucar 19; Kenley Leary 12; Cameron Gurnsey 7; Tacher Lee 6; Garret Sharp 2; Jonas Sherman 2; Bo Demarais 2.
MISSOULA BIG SKY: Josiah Cuaresma 18; Shane Shepherd 14; Tre Reed 13; Caden Bateman 12; Louis Sanders 10; Jake Gardanier 6; Eamon Higgins 4; Kolbe Jensen 2.
BILLINGS WEST: Sam Phillips 26; Gabe Hatler 12; Cooper Tyson 12; Billy Carlson 8; Jamil Khun 2.
BILLINGS SKYVIEW: Lane Love 17; Payton Sanders 13; Rhyse Owens 12; Lance Schaaf 7; Kyler Mikkelson 6; Kaiden Alexander 2; Austin Schaaf 2.
CORVALLIS: Donovan Potter 19; Aaron Powell 9; Dillon Potter 9; Leif Jessop 7; Ryan Hutchinson 3; David Broch 3.
HAMILTON: Asher Magness 19; Eli Taylor 17; Tyson Rostad 12; Max Cianflone 7; Liam O'Connell 3; Hudson Bain 1.
STEVENSVILLE: Kellan Beller 13; Lorenzo Grazzani 8; Cole Olson 5; Gracen Travino 4; Tad Tackes 3; Hunter Gum 2.
EAST HELENA: Colter Charlesworth 8; Curtis Corzine 7; Tucker Petty 6; Kobe Mergenthaler 6; Kaeden Sager 3; Taigen Hagen 2.
LEWISTOWN: Fischer Brown 25; Bryce Graham 21; Luke Clinton 13; Royce Robinson 9; Matt Golik 4; Nolan Fry 4; Gage Norslien 2; Brody Jeness 2.
LODGE GRASS: Damon Gros Ventre 41; DC Stewart 25; Ty Moccasin 13; Myron Little Light 5; Gabriel Kelly 4; James Brown 4; Chance Pretty On Top 2.
COLUMBUS: Colby Martinez 16; Hayden Steffenson 14; Michael Curl 10; Mason Meier 7; Kaeden Daniels 6; Caden Meier 4; Cale Chamberlin 4.
VALLEY CHRISTIAN: Eyan Becker 19; Riley Reimer 19; Asher Beaudin 9; Zack Streit 3; Preston Reimer 1.
FLORENCE-CARLTON: Jace Pederson 22; Levi Posey 11; Blake Shoupe 11; Caden Zaluski 10; Aiden Wayne 10; Andrew Scully 10; Beau Neal 6; Patrick Duchien 4; Ethan Alexander 4; Jesse Padilla 2.
ENNIS: Clintin Buyan 29; Andrew Beardsley 14; Brand Ostler 11; Jeremya Mauch 9; Jaxson Kloote 6; Bo Kelley 2.
LONE PEAK: Gus Hammond 34; Max Romney 14; Ben Saad 11; John Chadwell 4; George Helms 2.
ST. REGIS: Caleb Ball 32; John Pruitt 10; Adam Ball 7; Ayden Rael 7; Kaleb Park 2.
DRUMMOND: Caleb Parke 26; Chase Goldade 14; Trey Phillips 9; Colt Parsons 4; Cooper Bradshaw 2; Samuel Bryant 2.
DARBY: Preston Smith 20; Hooper Reed 13; Cullin Duggan 7; Jackson Hudley 7; Sawyer Townsend 3; Andrew Robbins 2.
BELT JV: Clayton Jassen 18; JD Shepard 14; Karson Arnett 12; Lane Waldner 8; Rylam Davison 8; Nate Gill 4; Walker Maki 3.
POWER: Spencer Lehnerz 41; Trent Sturgill 6; Jaxson Parkinson 6; Garrett Willmarth 2; Danny Davis 1.
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MISSOULA BIG SKY: Audrey Hale 15; Avari Batt 12; Kadynce Couture 6; Grace Bunnell 2; Sadie McGuinn 2; Maddie Jones 2.
BUTTE: Brooke McGrath 16; Ashley Olson 11; Laura Rosenleaf 7; Payton Clary 5; Kodie Hoagland 4; Emmarie Richards 3.
CORVALLIS: Madeline Gilder 14; Tylin Sorenson 4; Tahnee Lewis 3; Laurie Davidson 2; Brecklyn Jessop 2; Erika Jessop 2; Emelia Schairer 1.
HAMILTON: Taryn Searle 13; Layne Kearns 12; Harley Hansen 6; Lavana Wetzel 4; Mya Winkler 4; Taylor McCarthy 3; Madi Nelson 2.
EAST HELENA: Dymon Root 12; Natell Goodman 9; Janelle Taylor 5; Isabelle Surginer 4; Montana Pierson 4; Ella Pickett 2; Brooke Harris 2.
STEVENSVILLE: Cambree Praast 15; Claire Hutchison 13; Shilo Lampi 11; Perez 3; Kelti Wandler 2; Hailey Thomas 1.
BILLINGS CENTRAL: Hailey Euell 14; Mya Hansen 11; Alaina Woods 11; Lauren Dull 7; Maria Stewart 7; Ryen Hadley 7; Jessa Larson 4; Coral Old Bull 4; Kendall Wahl 2; Dominique Evans 2; Lily Bland 2; Katie Smith 1.
LEWISTOWN: Aniya Ross 6; Kiya Foran 6; Elsie Crouse 4; Sam Schiuchetti 4; Rylee Armstrong 3; Lexya Burnham 2; Ava Robinson 2; Ida Brokemeyer 1.
THOMPSON FALLS: Ellie Baxter 17; Maliyah LeCoure 12; Avery Burgess 11; Natalie Roberts 8; Chesney Lowe 7; Caity Alexander 6; Hattie Neesvig 2; Blakely Lakko 2; Cheyla Irvine 2.
GLENDIVE: Molly Eaton 7; Mallory Robinson 7; Kadence Nissley 6; Sari Murphy 3; Sophia Schock 2; Jane Harrison 1.
THOMPSON FALLS: Ellie Baxter 24; Natalie Roberts 5; Caity Alexander 5; Chesney Lowe 2.
EUREKA: Jadyn Pluid 23; Jimena Sanchez 11; Reena Truman 8; Ixone Coteron 4; Dylan Sharp 3; Remmi Stanger 2.
LODGE GRASS: Shantell Pretty On Top 18; Jordan Jefferson 14; Shekinah Falls Down 4; Joni He Does It 3; Trevonna Reed 3; Tailee Bird 3; Jayme Reed 1; Lacey Gun Shows 0.
HUNTLEY PROJECT: Paige Lofing 22; Macy Rose 11; Lily Zimmer 10; Ivy Grimsrud 5; Madison Akins 5; Angel Wipf 4; Teagan LaRoche 3; Hadley Kautz 2.
DRUMMOND: Holly Hauptman 18; Elizabeth Perry 16; Kimber Parsons 10; Lexi Nelson 8; Jessie Struna 6; Macy Williams 2.
DARBY: Amber Anderson 8; Makena Hawkinson 5; Samantha Shull 4; Kimmie Berry 3; Petra Mustafa 2; Kyllie Schlapman 2; Sierra Reed 2.
HOT SPRINGS: Katelyn Christensen 22; Josie Uski 8; Lauryn Aldridge 8; Brooke Jackson 6; Georgia Uski 2; Erica Cannon 2; Moira Lonergan 1.
ST. REGIS: Macy Hill 25; Averie Burnham 15; Baylee Pruitt 15; Shylah Dalka 2; Taylor Hurd 2; Rylie Burnham 1.
|Great Falls Homeschool;;22;9;11;11;—;53|
GREAT FALLS HOMESCHOOL: Presley Holmquist 13; Grace Reiman 10; Golden Holmquist 9; Elyssa Hancock 8; Emilia Doyon 6; Elizabeth Doyon 4; Alison Stensland 3.
POWER: Amora Bodkins 11; Hailey May 8; Jersey Somerfeld 6; Violet Rehm 6; Natalie Vick 5; Brodi Niebaum 2.
ATLANTA, Ga. – AAA has established a traffic program which provides safety organizations in Georgia with $50,000 in grant assistance.Release:ATLANTA, Ga., (January 19, 2022) - AAA recognizes 2021 was a challenging year for law enforcement agencies and traffic safety organizations across the state of Georgia, as they attempted to equip their organizations with much-needed traffic safety resources. In response, AAA established a traffic safety grant program which provided these organizati...
ATLANTA, Ga. – AAA has established a traffic program which provides safety organizations in Georgia with $50,000 in grant assistance.
ATLANTA, Ga., (January 19, 2022) - AAA recognizes 2021 was a challenging year for law enforcement agencies and traffic safety organizations across the state of Georgia, as they attempted to equip their organizations with much-needed traffic safety resources. In response, AAA established a traffic safety grant program which provided these organizations with an opportunity to submit requests for grant assistance.
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, this is the second year in a row that roadway fatalities have increased in Georgia. The potential for death or a serious injury is always a risk while diving.
“Over 1,700 motorists lost their lives on Georgia roadways in 2021. It’s imperative that we act now to stem the tide of these unnecessary deaths,” said Garrett Townsend, Georgia Public Affairs Director for AAA – The Auto Club Group. “AAA is committed to providing these agencies with tools to reduce fatal crashes or injury caused by unsafe driving habits. We are incredibly honored to be able to help so many across Georgia save lives.”
After judging 27 applications, AAA awarded over $50, 000 in grants across the state. These grants went towards funding for programs aimed at educating teens and the public on traffic safety campaigns focused on reducing fatalities on Georgia roadways. Recipients were able to purchase much needed equipment, such as, devices that monitor speed control, traffic safety collateral, and drugged driving detection tools, to name a few.
About AAA – The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America with more than 14 million members across 14 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories. ACG and its affiliates provide members with roadside assistance, insurance products, banking and financial services, travel offerings and more. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 62 million members in the United States and Canada. AAA’s mission is to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve traffic safety. For more information, get theAAA Mobile app, visitAAA.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Tanner High School’s (AL) sophomore, Skylar Townsend has placed himself in the running to be one of the state’s top prospects in the 2024 recruiting class after an impressive sophomore season.The 6-foot-2 prospect finished the 2021 season with 32 receptions for 699 yards and nine touchdowns en route to racking up several post-season accolades. The Rattlers used Townsend at wide receiver and defensive back during his sophomore season, and he was able to make several highlight-reel catches down the field with his impressive ...
Tanner High School’s (AL) sophomore, Skylar Townsend has placed himself in the running to be one of the state’s top prospects in the 2024 recruiting class after an impressive sophomore season.
The 6-foot-2 prospect finished the 2021 season with 32 receptions for 699 yards and nine touchdowns en route to racking up several post-season accolades. The Rattlers used Townsend at wide receiver and defensive back during his sophomore season, and he was able to make several highlight-reel catches down the field with his impressive vertical and his ability to attack the football in the air. His top-tier ball skills were on display on both sides of the football, but Townsend enjoyed playing on offense a little bit this season.
“I like playing wide receiver the most,” Townsend said. “This was actually my first year playing there. I have always been a quarterback.”
Since he only has one season of wide receiver experience under his belt, Townsend knows he has some areas he needs to get better and grow in.
“I feel like I am a better route runner than I have been able to show, and I feel whenever a ball is in the air, it is mine to go get,” said Townsend. “I want to just continue to get faster and stronger. I want to improve my hands and polish off my route running, so I am able to create separation.”
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Townsend is considered an all-around athlete, who spends his winters on the hardwood punishing the rim.
There are a couple of college programs showing interest in Townsend at the moment, including Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Georgia State. That interest could turn into offers really soon.
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Four-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Jason Isbell is scheduled to perform with his band the 400 Unit on Sunday, Sept. 12, at Terrapin Beer Co. in Athens.It’s a homecoming of sorts for Isbell, who first found fame at a young age as a member of the Athens-based Drive-By Truckers.Since then, the northern Alabama native has not only grown in stature as a musician, but has become something of a left-leaning cultural icon — helping to define what the Truckers’ Patterson Hood once dubbed &l...
Four-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Jason Isbell is scheduled to perform with his band the 400 Unit on Sunday, Sept. 12, at Terrapin Beer Co. in Athens.
It’s a homecoming of sorts for Isbell, who first found fame at a young age as a member of the Athens-based Drive-By Truckers.
Since then, the northern Alabama native has not only grown in stature as a musician, but has become something of a left-leaning cultural icon — helping to define what the Truckers’ Patterson Hood once dubbed “the duality of the Southern thing.”
Rolling Stone has called Isbell a master of Twitter, using the medium to artfully project “a delicate balance between music talk, irreverent fun and serious discourse.”
“I think a lot of people misunderstand the purpose of Twitter, because it’s not a bulletin board, and it’s not Facebook, and it’s not where you go to catch up with people, or even where you go to espouse some view that you just landed on,” Isbell said during a recent phone call from his country home outside Nashville.
“It’s more of a place where you go to react, and to respond to information. To do that you need the ability to react quickly and precisely, because you can’t edit, of course. If you could it would destroy the entire platform. I kind of picture it like everybody’s sitting around a big dinner table, and it’s one of those family reunions where half the people there you like, and the other half of the people there you hate.”
Not surprisingly, Isbell sometimes clashes with followers and even some fellow musicians over vaccines and mask mandates. Since resuming touring this year, he only plays venues and festivals that require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. And those protocols always apply backstage, too.
“We test a lot, and we wear masks,” Isbell said. “We don’t wear masks when we’re on stage, but pretty much all the rest of the day we wear masks. My daughter has one on at all times. She’s a reminder for everyone else. She gives people the thumbs up if they have their mask on right, and the thumbs down if they don’t. But she does that to strangers and everybody.”
As fate, or current events, would have it, the Terrapin show was a surprise, quickly scheduled to replace another headlining stop on the tour.
“We were going to play at that Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Bristol, Tennessee, and they weren’t able to implement our COVID safety protocols, so we moved the show, and the folks at Terrapin were good enough to have us play there,” Isbell said.
In addition to getting back on the road in 2021, Isbell has been busy with acting, producing a covers album, and relaunching an Alabama music festival.
Over the summer, he joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film, “Killers of the Flower Moon.” It’s an adaptation of the David Grann book about the early 1920s murders in Oklahoma’s Osage Nation, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
“I went out to Oklahoma and worked on it for almost three months,” Isbell said. “It’s based on a true story. There was a tribe in Oklahoma that found oil, and became extremely wealthy. I think they were the richest group of people in the world at that point in time. And then a lot of the Osage people were murdered for their land rights.
“But it was a really incredible experience, because I was out there for so long, and everybody that I worked with seemed to be the best at whatever they were doing. I guess the only real similarity between that and what I normally do for a living is that we’re all trying to tell a story. So to see a story told on this level, with this kind of detail and care was really impactful to me.”
In that vein, Isbell recently produced and played on a heartfelt album he said he would make if Joe Biden won Georgia in the 2020 presidential election.
“I’m gonna make a charity covers album of my favorite Georgia songs - R.E.M., Gladys Knight, Vic Chesnutt, Allmans, Cat Power, Precious Bryant, Now It’s Overhead, etc... And damn is that gonna be fun,” he promised on Twitter.
Titled “Georgia Blue,” it includes songs by a broad range Georgia artists, from James Brown to Jason Aldean, covered by Isbell, his wife Amanda Shires, 400 Unit guitarist Sadler Vaden, and the likes of Bela Fleck, Chris Thile, Julien Baker and Brandi Carlile.
The first track, R.E.M.’s rousing “Driver 8,” covered by John Paul White, will be released on Sept. 14, followed by a digital album release on Oct. 15, and a physical release on Nov. 26, with proceeds going to Black Voters Matter, Georgia StandUp, and Fair Fight.
Coming up Oct. 2-3, Isbell and the 400 Unit will be headlining Shoals Fest in Florence, Alabama, with a lineup that includes Lucinda Williams, Drive-By Truckers, Candi Staton, and the reunions of Centro-Matic, Slobberbone, and Pine Hill Haints.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Isbell said. “You know, in 2019, that was my favorite thing I did at work all year, putting that festival on. It just felt really good to bring big touring acts to my hometown, and do it the right way, where everybody was comfortable, the sound was good, and it was a beautiful location.
“When we didn’t get to do it last year, it broke my heart. But I’m very excited about this time around. The lineup has a lot to do with my early days of touring, and people I met in all those bands we toured with in 2002, 2003, and 2004.”
Finally, for fans in Atlanta, Isbell and the 400 Unit will be returning to the Tabernacle for four nights, Dec. 16-19, following up on what has become a sort of holiday tradition.
“I love being in Atlanta,” Isbell said. “And there’s something about the Tabernacle that just feels conducive to a rock and roll show. It’s a good room, and the size of the place makes you feel kind of like you’re in an old arena. It sounds big. And it just has the right feeling, and the right vibe.”
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
7:30 p.m. Sept. 12. $59.50-$99. Terrapin Beer Co., 265 Newton Bridge Road, Athens. 706-549-3377, terrapinbeer.com.