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Main Street by Moonlight Street Dance & Festival Lights

Main Street by Moonlight Street Dance & Festival Lights

Mark your calendars as the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit downtown Eastman Thursday, July 7th for Main Street by Moonlight from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Local band, The Soul Shakers, take the stage at 7:30, and will keep you dancing!

Formed in the fall of 2010 in Perry, Georgia,  the Soul Shakers feature vocalist and harmonica extraordinaire Sirius Glory, drummer and vocalist Donny Screws, guitarists Cliff Lee and Kelly Milner, and bassist Phil Gibbs. These seasoned musicians bring to any club, event, or party an exciting mix of Blues, Soul, and Classic Rock.   With a sound designed to both stir the soul and get you on the dance floor, the Soul Shakers will not disappoint.

When your feet need a break, visit our downtown merchants, local restaurants, and games and activities for children of all ages.

Photo Contest: Art of the Cat Nap

It's National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.

What does this mean? You should head over to your local shelter and adopt a cat, at least according to the ASPCA website.

But this also means you can enter the Adopt a Shelter Cat Month Photo Contest. The theme: the Art of the Cat Nap: Photos of Kitty in Unusual Sleeping Spots photo contest!

Check out the low-down on how to enter your photo.

If you have cute kitty photos, of course we want to see them as well. We're just not the ones with the contest. 

Georgia Ranked in Top 5 for Film & TV Production: Will You Watch?


BCHS Royal Singers finish second in national competition

After winning the past two Southern Stars Music Festival competitions, the BCHS Royal Singers decided to try something new. 

The show choir left April 27 for OrlandoFest held in Orlando, Florida.  Competition was April 28. 

Their competition selections included Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" and "I Had The Time Of My Life" from the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack.  Bleckley got a "Superior" rating with a silver award, finishing second out of six schools from across the nation.

Bleckley Summer Theater Camp presents "Annie jr" June 13-24.

Bleckley Summer Theatre Camp presents "Annie jr" June 13-24. 

The camp is for students upcoming pre-k through upcoming third grade. 

It will be held at the Cochran City Auditorium on the corner of Second and Dykes Street. 

Camp will run 9 am to 3 pm June 13 and noon to 3 pm June 14-24. 

Community performances will be at the auditorium June 24 and 25. 

Cost is $125, $150 with costume. 

A $25 late fee will be assesed if not paid by June 7, the registration due date. 

For more information contact Mi Waters at (478)230-8809 or Kelli Greer at (478)972-2023.

Gov. Launches Design Contest for New Car Tags


Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that the Department of Revenue will host a contest to design for a new Georgia license plate.

The design contest will begin on Monday, May 23. The deadline is Friday, June 17. 

Individuals are asked to submit original artwork. Any Georgian citizen or business authorized to do business in the state of Georgia is welcome to enter the contest.

The public will be given a chance to choose three semi-finalists through an online vote from June 24-July 8. After the online voting, the three semi-finalists will be presented to Gov. Deal.

He will then announce the winning design on July 15.

See the rules, guidelines, design template and an entry-waiver form for the contest.



Contest submissions may be sent to: