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Cochran Bleckley Arts Alliance Board Announces November Events

Nov. 8-14, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Friday 9 a.m.-Noon, Brandon Tatom, “The Perspective” MCG’s Peacock Gallery. Free.

Nov 11, Thursday, 7 p.m. Beauty and the Beast, Encore production, High School, cost 5$-adults, Children 4 & up 3$.

7:30 Wednesday-Friday Nov. 10-12 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Russell Hall Theatre,  the Musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," by Feldman, Finn and Sheinkin. $5.00-general, $3.00-Seniors.

Nov.10th, 6 p.m. showing Chris Rock's doc. "Good Hair"  MGC's Walker Auditorium, Free, everyone invited.

Nov. 16 Comedian Roy Wood Jr will be performing in MGC’s Walker Hall Auditorium, 8PM.  

Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Gallery Talk, Brandon Tatom, “The Perspective” MCG’s Peacock Gallery. Free.

Dec 2. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Walker Hall Theatre, Winter Concert, Dr. Chuck Quinn, Mr. Miguel Castro conductors. Free.

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Bleckley County High School Cheerleaders Win Region Title

The Bleckley County High School Competition Cheerleading squad won the Region 3-AA Cheerleading Championship Saturday at West Laurens High School.  It's the 12th region title for Bleckley.  They advance to the state cheerleading finals on Nov. 13 in Columbus at the Civic Center. Finals begin at 2 p.m.

Church Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner

Cochran First United Methodist Church is having its first annual community wide Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. 

For more information, call (478)230-5627 or the church office at (478)934-6942.

Community Performances of BCHS region-winning One Act Play.

Bleckley County High School (BCHS) won its seventh consecutive region one-act play championship this past Tuesday at Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia, Ga.  The AA State One Act Play Championships will be held on Nov. 13 at Warner Robins High School.  BCHS performs at 10 a.m.

The BCHS Drama Department will have two additonal community performances of its One Act Play production "Beauty and the Beast."  Showtimes are Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the BCHS auditorium.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students. 

 

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Medical Center of Central Georgia Announces Lung Cancer Disease Site Team

To better serve the residents of Central and South Georgia, The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) has created The Lung Cancer Disease Site Team. This multidisciplinary group of physicians is focused on assessing, planning, monitoring and coordinating the delivery of lung cancer care services to MCCG patients. Each physician involved in the team brings a unique body of knowledge and expertise to the process. The sharing of information and ideas results in a coordinated and comprehensive care plan for patients with input from all specialties. The multidisciplinary team includes lung cancer surgeons, general surgeons, pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, primary care physicians and other health care providers.

Attorney, Historian Uses Best Tool To Keep Going

You could point out nearly any property in Bleckley County and 68-year-old Lonnie Barlow likely knows who owns it.  

Barlow, a Cochran native, says he's practiced real estate law for 40 years and found his passion in the dealings and history of land ownership.  His office holds about 9,000 real estate transaction records.

"The way land is handled, who owns it, the way it's transferred and how you acquire it," said Barlow.

In the midst of researching wills, probates and transactions, the attorney found himself a hobby.

"The most wonderful thing about Bleckley County is its religious heritage. We have over 40 churches," said Barlow.

Barlow says he could tell you who owns 85 percent of Bleckley County's property and likely how it happened. 

"I like to think that I came to this office not to make money but to help people," he said.

Hawkinsville Receives Loan to Upgrade Water System

The city of Hawkinsville will get more than $86,000 to improve its waste water system.

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority announced that the state would finance improvements for eight projects around the state, including in Hawkinsville.

A news release says the Clean Water State Revolving Fund helps communities grow and develop economically through low-interest loans. It says eligible projects include a wide variety of storm and wastewater collection and treatment projects.

Hawkinsville will get $86,350 to finance wastewater system improvements to increase line capacity. The program says that will help correct overflow problems during heavy rain.

The city of Hawkinsville will pay 3.81 percent interest on the ten-year loan.