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Georgia National Fair Announces Free Concert Lineup

The Georgia National Fair announces the band lineup for the free outdoor concert via Facebook Friday morning:

Good morning Fair Fans! We are excited to announce the bands for the free outdoor concert during Sneak-a-Peek, October 4. Do you like funk? Remember "Pick Up The Pieces" and "Cut The Cake?" The Average White Band will rock us out! And the ever popular band, The Grapevine, will start the concert at 7:00 p.m. To start the toe tapping

Keepin' Up with the Jones' on the Field and off

Keepin' Up with the Jones' on the Field and off

Dale Jones is back where he started more than 35 years ago as a coach and teacher. He is part-time coaching at Hawkinsville High School as a softball coach. His first job in teaching was at Hawkinsville. He went to Dodge County to teach and coach, and then later spent more than 27 years in Bleckley County, before heading to Hawkinsville in 2008.

He comes from a sports family - an offspring of the famous Jones Boys from Bleckley and Dodge counties. His dad and uncles played baseball and all sorts of sports -and were quite good at it.

And Jones loves the games - sports is his life.

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Cochran Flies Christian Flag, Mayor says, "We represent God all the time"

Cochran Flies Christian Flag, Mayor says, "We represent God all the time"

In a society where even the words, “Christianity,” “God” or a head bowed in prayer can create a media frenzy equal to a category five tornado, the rural community of Cochran threw caution to the wind, and raised the Christian flag March 20 in front of the Cochran City Hall. The ceremony was quiet, brief, but memorable.

Cochran Mayor Willie Basby said, “We're not just to represent God at church, we should represent Him all the time, not just on Sundays,” or he said at religious events. The flag will be flown through the end of the town's annual Bible Reading Marathon in May.

For more on the story, click here.

Stories Wanted- From the Blogger

Stories Wanted- From the Blogger

Everyone has a story - though most don't realize it. In an effort to promote positive things about middle Georgia, it is this blogger's desire to write as many stories about everyday ordinary people, as well as positive stories about people and their dogs, not just for WMAZ-13, but also in hopes, at the end of the year to compile for a book assignment  called 'Conversations with Everyday Folks' - The Georgia Stories.

If you or someone you know has an hobby or a unique collection or experienced something different - like traveled, met a celebrity, fought in a war and received an honor, is a true volunteer in the community, or if you or someone you know has a dog who's not a typical dog, please e-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net.

Interviews can be done in person or by phone or by Skype or even Facebook chat.

Let's share the stories of middle Georgia for our friends and neighbors all over to read.

Middle Georgia Dog Rescue Center More Than it Appears

Middle Georgia Dog Rescue Center More Than it Appears

The Georgia Canine Rescue and Rehabilitation, located on MacThompson Road in Cochran is known for being a non-profit rescue that focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of shelter dogs.

But little do people realize that the GCRR offers more services than that.

Heather Zaresky, 29, who started the rescue and rehab nonprofit after working for years as a technician at a veterinarian's office in Atlanta and later in Cochran, announced this week that the GCRR offers grooming, boarding and a gift shop for canines (and dog lovers) as well.

Kids Speak: Bleckley 3rd Graders Talk Being Invisible

Kids Speak: Bleckley 3rd Graders Talk Being Invisible

It is said, in the entertainment world, that the most challenging work environment involves pets and kids.

But it is a positive challenge – one that most adults should try more often everyday.

Working with kids – talking to kids, or listening to kids.

For when you listen to what kids have to say, there is no telling what you will hear. Sometimes, you might even learn something.

Recently, a group of third grade students at Bleckley County Elementary School were asked the question, “If you were invisible for one day, what would you do and why?”

Mariachi Band Comes to Hawkinsville

Mariachi Band Comes to Hawkinsville

HAWKINSVILLE, GA.--La Cabana Mexican Restaurant in Hawkinsville will be hosting the very popular Mariachi Juvenil America Mariachi Band Thursday, March 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The band was scheduled to apepar February 23 but circumstances required that the concert performance be moved to this week.

La Cabana in Hawkinsville is located at 124 Progress Avenue. Call (478)783-3040 for more information, and look here for further details.