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Local Church to Present Christmas Musicals

Mount Calvary Baptist Church will present its children's and adult Christmas musicals on consecutive Sundays in December. 

On Dec. 12, the children's musical "Go Tell It" will be held at 11 a.m.  The adult musical "When Love Came Down" will be on Dec. 19 at 11 a.m.

Mount Calvary Baptist Church is located at 134 Abney Road.

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Eastman Authority Agrees to Fix Alleged Housing Bias


The Eastman Housing Authority has agreed to take steps to prevent alleged racial discrimination in its housing projects.

That's according to a consent decree filed last month in the U.S. District Court in Dublin.

In that agreement, the Eastman Housing Authority denies practicing any racial bias and states that it follows federal anti-discrimination policies.

But federal prosecutors claimed that the authority violated the federal Fair Housing Act by:

Central Ga. Farmers Eligible for Drought Disaster Loans

Governor Sonny Perdue's office announced that 151 counties in Georgia -- including all in Central Georgia -- have been designated Federal drought disaster areas, making farmers eligible for low-interest emergency loans.

The Governor said he asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to make the designation due to drought and excessive heat from July 1 until now.

According to the Governor's office, the USDA found that at least one farm in each of 151 Georgia counties sustained a 30 percent or greater production loss due to drought conditions.

The disaster designation allows farmers in those counties to be considered for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Contact your county's FSA office for information about emergency loans.

Eastman Christmas Parade

The Eastman Christmas Parade will take place on Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. and is hosted by the Eastman Lions Club.

Proceeds from the parade will be donated to the Eastman Christian Life Center.

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Voters To Cast Ballots In Tuesday's Runoff

Voters will decide on two state races on Nov. 30.  Some Central Georgians will also decide on runoffs in other races.

State Appeals Court

Antoinette Davis

Chris McFadden

State Supreme Court

Tammy Lynn Adkins

Davis Nahmias (I)

Macon Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge

Jim Barnes

Howard Simms

Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney

David Cooke

Greg Winters 

Houston County District Attorney

Arthur Creque

George Hartwig

Houston County Board of Education Post 6

Town Hall Meeting

A Town Hall Meeting will be held at the Cochran City Auditorium on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m to discuss the pros and cons of having a sole county commissioner versus a board of county commissioners.

Community Blood Drive to Take Place Monday

There will be a community blood drive in the main room of the county extension office located at 165 Peackcock St. on Nov. 29 from 2-7 p.m.  Those who donate can enter a drawing for a pair of roundtrip Delta Air Lines Tickets.