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Middle Georgia College Jazz Band Percussion Ensemble

Middle Georgia College Jazz Band Percussion Ensemble

The Middle Georgia College (MGC) Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble gave a Holiday Concert for students, family, and community members on Dec. 6 at Walker Hall Auditorium.

 The Jazz Band, directed by Miguel Castro, played both holiday pieces and highlights from their Fall Concert. “We chose two or three favorite songs from the last concert as a way of performing for people who didn’t see the full concert in the fall,” said Castro. “We chose ones the students enjoyed playing.” Selections included “Phat Kat,” which incorporated Caribbean sounds, as well as the “Peter Gunn Theme,” a funk piece, and the encore “Soul Man,” the news release says.

The opener, “Have A Cool Yule,” allowed different sections to do something special, said Castro. They slowed things down with “Christmas Time is Here” from A Charlie Brown Christmas.  The band showcased a swing style with “Swingle All The Way” and “A Jazzy Merry Christmas.”

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Middle Georgia College Holds Annual Christmas Luncheon

Middle Georgia College Holds Annual Christmas Luncheon

Middle Georgia College (MGC) held its annual Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 13 in Georgia Hall for faculty, staff, friends and family.

Guests donated unwrapped toys to Toys for Tots.

The MGC Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble performed holiday selections and door prizes were awarded during lunch.

North Dodge Elementary HealthMpowers Body Walk

North Dodge Elementary HealthMpowers Body Walk

Students in grades K-5 toured the HealthMpowers Body Walk on Dec. 7 and 8. 

Coach Jayme Fordham, organizer of the exhibit, thanksMr. Tom Cranford and the FFA Members at the DCHS for helping to set up and take down the exhibit. 

We would also like to thank Ms. Donna Meyers and Ms. Heather Hopkins from HealthMpowers for bringing the exhibit to our school.

A special thank you to all the volunteers who manned the booths.

Students toured various organs of the body such as the brain, stomach, intestines, etc.  During the tour, students learned about key health behaviors such as regular physical activity, healthy eating, hand washing, and safety guidelines.

You can view a photo show of the Body Walk by visiting the North Dodge Elementary website at http://ndes.dodge.k12.ga.us a link to the Body Walk is available on the home page.

Bleckley Basketball Teams Sweep Season Series from Hawkinsville

Bleckley Basketball Teams Sweep Season Series from Hawkinsville

Tyresha Williams scored 12 points and Kari Jenkins had 10 as the Lady Royals won in Hawkinsville Friday 61-28.  Brentine Taylor's 14 points was tops among three Royals in double figures as the boys completed the sweep 63-40. 

BCHS hosts Northside Tuesday.  JV girls play at 4:15 p.m., varsity games begin at 6 p.m.

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Salvation Army: 13 of 13 Days of Giving

Salvation Army: 13 of 13 Days of Giving

How You Can Help: Donate, Volunteer, Give to the Angle Tree Holiday event
In addition, 13WMAZ will be ringing the Kettle Bell at Walmart on Gray Highway from Noon-8 p.m.  Come see us. We’ll be live in 13WMAZ Eyewitness News Midday, 5 and 6 p.m.

Learn More by visiting www.salvationarmy-georgia.org or e-mail GeorgiaDivision@uss.salvationarmy.org.

To donate, call 478-746-8571.
To volunteer, call 478-746-8572.

BCHS Continues Early Hot Streak

BCHS Continues Early Hot Streak

Tia Troup had 14 points, and was one of three Lady Royals in double figures as Bleckley routed Twiggs County 77-8 at home Tuesday. 

Raykel Anderson's 15 points was one of five Royal players in double figures as the boys completed the sweep with an 80-25 victory.

Bleckley plays at Hawkinsville Friday.  Both JV teams will play with the girls game starting at 4 p.m.  Varsity action starts at 7 p.m.

Christmas Events at Cochran First United Methodist Church

Cohran First United Methodist Church will have its Christmas Cantana on Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. 

The church will have a Christmas Eve Communion Service on Friday, Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m.