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Bleckley Dug Out Club to Hold Tourney

Bleckley Dug Out Club to Hold Tourney

The Bleckley County High School Dugout Club is sponsoring its second annual golf tournament October 13 at the Uchee Trail Golf Club. The shotgun start begins at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $60, and registration will begin at noon. The format is a four man scramble.  There is a green fee/cart fee.

There will be three places per flight - $400, $200 and $100 based on participation. Mulligans will be $10. (Closest to the pin).


To sign up, contact Rusty Trice at (478)230-0191 or call the golf course at (478)934-7891.

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Dodge, Bleckley, West Laurens to benefit from Alltel program

Dodge, Bleckley, West Laurens to benefit from Alltel program

High school football heroes will not only hit the field this season for a win but also for a good cause, thanks to the second annual Alltel Wireless "Yards 4 Youth Football" program. As part of the program, Alltel Wireless will host special "Alltel Nights" during select high school football games, donating $1 to an area youth football league for every yard of offense gained that game by partner high schools.

Unofficial: Cochran DQ and Community Raises $1300 for Adoption

Unofficial: Cochran DQ and Community Raises $1300 for Adoption

The official total results are not in, but as of 9:45 p.m., Tuesday night, the resutls of the Deavers' Night at the Cochran Dairy Queen, where 15% of the proceeds of sales would go to an adoption fund to help bring home two orphans(special needs) children to the family of Shannon and Tracey Deavers of Cochran, around $1300 was raised. This included sales of t-shirts.

For official totals and more information, click here later Wednesday, or go to the Cochran Dairy Queen Facebook page by click here, or visit http://deaverszoo.blogspot.com.

 

 

Tri-County Citizens Look to Save "Angel"

Tri-County Citizens Look to Save "Angel"

It may not be odd to most folks. Stray dogs and cats can be found wandering all over the place in Bleckley, Dodge and Pulaski counties. Animal shelters are full, volunteer shelters are full and there is rarely any room at local animal hospitals/clinics for stray dogs or cats.

Preparing for a New Life in Kenya

Preparing for a New Life in Kenya

James Covey, who turned 28 in May of 2012, is not easy to miss. He stands over six feet tall, has blond hair and has a smile as wide as the Mississippi River is long. Towering over his grandparents, James and Gerry Holland, of Cochran, is something he has been able to do for many years.

This past weekend, James visited his grandparents and aunt, this writer, during a break from training in North Carolina for a mission opportunity of a lifetime.

Called 'Covey' by his friends and admired for his zeal and energy, he said that there are three important keys in achieving happiness in life - “grace, because that is all it is really about, having grace, showing grace; faith, because everyone should have faith as it is the backbone of everything and lastly, laughter.”

Marine Marching 15,000 Miles Ends Up in Laurens, Dodge and Telfair

Marine Marching 15,000 Miles Ends Up in Laurens, Dodge and Telfair

Mac McQuown,51, presents an interesting figure as he is dressed in Marine fatigues, boots, and pulling a 60 lb vividly decorated cart behind him with a U.S.A. flag and a POW  flag stuck in it.

Jimmy Pruett - A Man of Ideas, Action

Jimmy Pruett - A Man of Ideas, Action

Jimmy Pruett, 60, married, father of two and grandfather of seven, is what one would call a man of many ideas. He sits in his Eastman office, behind a desk full of organized stacks of things to do, and points at a stack of legal pads. “When I get an idea or a thought, I write it down.” Pruett has a legal pad that he keeps by his bed so that when he gets a middle of the night or early morning idea he can write it down too, so he won't forget it.

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