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Relay for Life of Dodge County 2011 Sceduled for April 15-16

Relay for Life of Dodge County 2011 Sceduled for April 15-16

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Dodge County is scheduled for April 15-16 from 6 p.m. to 11 a.m. at the Dodge County High School track in Eastman.

The theme will be Yard Sale, with a huge yard sale at the track during the Relay. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life.

Relay for Life of Dodge County has partnered with Southside Market Antique & Collectibles in a massive fundraising event prior to Relay. Visit Southside Market Antique & Collectibles today and shop the booth donated to benefit the Relay for Life teams. All proceeds from the booth benefit the American Cancer Society.

Southside Market Antique and Collectibles is located at 100 Candy Court in the former Standard Candy Company Complex in Eastman, GA.

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Sen. Tolleson Reports from the Capital

--Submitted by the Senate Press Office, written by Senator Tolleson.

Every year, I enjoy visiting with all the bright and talented students from the 20th Senate District who visit the State Capitol.  This week I met with the Youth Leadership of Warner Robbins, a program designed by the local Chamber of Commerce to expose young leaders to the dynamic community and encourage their input and creativity.  Also from Warner Robbins were several members of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) who visited the Capitol during National FCCLA Week to celebrate this student organization that helps young men and women become leaders.   

Relay for Life Poker Run March 19

The Bleckley Memorial Hospital Relay for Life team will have a Benefit Ride on March 19. 

Regristration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the hospital located at 145 Peacock St.  Cost is $25.  

The ride will have five stops, the last being Hillside Bluegrass Park located on US 23. 

Prizes are: 

1st place $500.00 cash,  

2nd place Coby 19” 720p LCD w/ DVD,

3rd place: $100.00 Wal-Mart Gift Card. 

Registration is due by March 1.  Call 478-934-6211 for more information. 

Registration forms are available at www.bleckleyprogress.com  Proceeds from the ride will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Annual Biking Bleckley Approaches

The Biking Bleckley Metric 100 is an annual family-oriented easy/moderate bicycle ride through the Southern Country Roads of Bleckley and surrounding counties.

The event will take place on Saturday, February 26.

The Metric 100 is a big loop, with other routes branching off and returning to the start.

The ride begins at 109 N. Third St., behind Bleckley County Courthouse and the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce. 

Check in at 7:30 a.m. and the ride begins at 8:30 a.m.


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Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra February Performance

The Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Hawkinsville Opera House and Wesleyan College this month.

The orchestra will perform Mozart's Don Giovani, Hadyn's Cello Concerto in D Major and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

The performance will take place at the Hawkinsville Opera House on February 26 at 7:30 p.m. and on February 27 at Wesleyan College in Macon on February 27.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online here.

Eastman Orders Man to Remove Yard Signs

The city of Eastman has ordered a man to remove yard signs at his home protesting a nearby methadone clinic.

Police Chief Becky Sheffield says the signs in Robert Rooks' yard violate a city ordinance against signs in a residential area.

She would not answer further questions about the case, saying the order to cite Rooks came from Eastman City Hall. She referred questions to City Manager Bea Edge, who explained this is the first citation from this ordinance.

The ordinance says, "No billboard, sign board, or advertising sign shall be permitted as an accessory structure..."

The clinic, the Southeast Georgia Treatment Center, opened last year near the Dodge County Hospital. Methadone is used to help heroin addicts withdraw from the drug.

Tymbral to Perform During Peaches to Beaches in Downtown Eastman

Tymbral to Perform During Peaches to Beaches in Downtown Eastman

Join us downtown on Main Street for live performances by Christian recording artists, Tymbral on March 11 and 12 during the 7th Annual Peaches to the Peaches Yard Sale. Billed as an infusion of musical and personal diversity, Tymbral  performs a family friendly mix of jazz, blues, and rock and roll Christian contemporary songs. 

Based out of Fayetteville, GA, Tymbral travels across the Southeast region performing and sharing God’s Word through their music. 

For more information and music samples, please visit www.tymbral.com

Thousands of shoppers are expected at the 7th Annual Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale. The event will feature vendors selling everything from antiques and locally crafted items to traditional yard sale fare. The yard sale will begin in Barnesville, Georgia and continue along US Highway 341 to the Coast.