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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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Cochran Dairy Queen Raises $1400 for CMNT

Cochran Dairy Queen Raises $1400 for CMNT

When July 26 rolled around, the day that Dairy Queens across the United States would be raising money for the Childrens' Miracle Network, Ali Momin, the owner and operator of the Cochran Dairy Queen called in the 'relief hitters,' if you will, for help.

And help they did. The Cochran Dairy Queen store made more  blizzards on July 26 - almost double the amount from the year before - and will be giving $1400 (give or take a few dollars) to the Children's Miracle Network.
 

Morgan Freeman Buys His Meat in Hawkinsville

Morgan Freeman Buys His Meat in Hawkinsville

Phil Mathis, 46, tells the story not with egotistical pride, but sincere humility. "A gift box was given to former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young from M & T Meats It was when the Olympics were in Atlanta, and Morgan Freeman and his wife were visiting the Youngs."

According to Phil, the story is that the Youngs and Freemans had the sausage for breakfast one morning and Morgan Freeman liked it so much that every Christmas M&T Meats gets an order to ship some to California. He smiled, "The shipping costs more than the sausage."

M&T Meats, located on Lower River Road in Hawkinsville, is more than just a meat market - it is a meat mall with long, shiny counters, cases full with fresh, natural, choice pork, sausage, steaks and more.

Bleckley Leaders Make Blizzards for Cause Thursday

Bleckley Leaders Make Blizzards for Cause Thursday

Ali Momin, owner/operator of the Cochran Dairy Queen, was all smiles Thursday, July 26, as the lunch crowd piled in - not just for business purposes, but because every blizzard ordered (and several were ordered) on July 26, his Dairy Queen gave 100 percent of the proceeds to the Children's Miracle Network.

And to top that off, for the past two years, Momin has had leaders in the Bleckley County community come in and work - making blizzards.

Richy Everly of State Bank of Cochran and Greg Evans, investigator/deputy with the Bleckley County Sheriff's Office, were on hand prior to the lunch hour volunteering and making blizzards.

Momin said there were 15 to 16 volunteers from the community coming in. "We will be open until 10 and people can come and get a blizzard and proceeds will still go to the CMN."

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Prayer Walk in Bleckley County

Prayer Walk in Bleckley County

A prayer walk has been scheduled in Bleckley County Sunday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Instructions are to meet at the Bleckley County High School gymnasium for a brief worship service before prayer walking each of the schools.

Bleckley County schools will be open for this event.

Lots Happening in Dodge, Bleckley and Pulaski this Week

Lots Happening in Dodge, Bleckley and Pulaski this Week

Briefs:

Jessi Young, a Bleckley County High School recent graduate and last year's homecoming queen, pictured (thanks to America's Homecoming Queen Inc.) was named America's Homecoming Queen this week in California.

Tom and Sandy Grinstead hosted bike rider, Matt Stoltz and his friend, Mitch, as part of the boys from Wisconsin's campaign to raise awareness and funds for a special cause. More than $300 was raised at the Hawkinsville Horseshoe Restaurant.

'Dee' Taylor, a Dodge County High School Indian baseball player, died as a result of an automobile accident in 2010. He will be remembered this weekend with a memorial scholarship softball tournament in Eastman.

Bleckley, Pulaski county schools release school supply lists, requirements and schedules.

Free coaching and officiating classes at the Cochran/Bleckley County Recreation Department August 8 at 6 p.m. Call the recreation department at (478)934-3225.

Dodge County Indian Remembered with Softball Tournament

Dodge County Indian Remembered with Softball Tournament

Michael Derek Dahrayl Taylor was on his way home to Eastman from Cochran when he died October 10, 2010 at the age of 19 in an automobile accident. The former Dodge County High School and Brewton Parker College baseball star will be remembered at second annual memorial softball tourney in Eastman.