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Hawkinsville 39th Harness Festival Set for April 20-21

Hawkinsville 39th Harness Festival Set for April 20-21

Pulaski County began its affair with harness racing in 1894, when the Pulaski County Fair Association held the first official race. Hawkinsville is now considered the “ Harness Horse Capital” of Georgia. This community is the winter home for harness horse trainers from the northern U.S. and Canada.

Enjoy a weekend of fun at the 39th Annual Hawkinsville Harness Festival which will be held April 20-21.

Dodge Deputy to Lead Task Force

Dodge Deputy to Lead Task Force

Captain Tony Winborn of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has been named as the Assistant Area Coordinator for the South Central Traffic Enforcement Network (SCTEN) of the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

The South Central Network covers forty-five (45) different law enforcement agencies in twelve (12) Middle Georgia Counties including Dodge, Bleckley, Telfair, Wheeler, Montgomery, Laurens, Emanuel, Johnson, Treutlen, Toombs, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties.

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Pulaski Elementary Names Honor Roll Students

Pulaski Elementary Names Honor Roll Students
Pulaski County Elementary School named its honor roll students for the 4th and 5th grade.

Hawkinsville High School Students Head to Washington

Hawkinsville High School Students Head to Washington

Congratulations to Abby Holtzhouser for being selected by Middle Georgia EMC toattend the Washington Youth Tour this summer from June 14th through June 21st.

Abby is an 11th grade student at HHS. She submitted an essay about energy saving strategies, completed a panel interview and took a test given by EMC before being chosen for the tour. Abby is the daughter of Dean and Beverly Holtzhouser of Hawkinsville.

 

A Plane, a Lawnmower and a Ring- Cochran Man Proposes Uniquely

A Plane, a Lawnmower and a Ring- Cochran Man Proposes Uniquely

Zack Rozier, 25, of Cochran, is a typical Southern boy with typical Southern hobbies. He played baseball and football all through school at Bleckley County High School, and was quite good at both. He loves to fish and hunt, and just be outdoors. In fact, Zack, who works at Rozier Auto Parts, is a landscaper too. For as long as he can remember, he has been on "a lawnmower, cutting grass."

So, it seemed only natural when he decided to propose to his girlfriend, Aly Brazell, 21, a senior finance major at Georgia Southern University, where the two met, that he would turn to the outdoors and to the skies.

MGC Wins Tuesday, Gov. Deal Scheduled to Throw Out Opening Pitch in April

MGC Wins Tuesday, Gov. Deal Scheduled to Throw Out Opening Pitch in April

From Middle Georgia College Athletics

The Warriors won a tight conference game over West Georgia on Tuesday, April 3rd by a score of 3-1.

Middle Georgia got a stellar pitching performance from Joseph Boatright as he earned the win. Boatright threw 8 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits and a walk. Boatright also struck out 8 West Georgia hitters. JB Wendelken took over in the 9th inning to earn the save with a groundout and 2 strikeouts.

The MGC offense was held in check in the runs department, but was able to collect 10 hits in the game. Blake Shouse, Trey Benefield, and Matt Fears led the way with 2 hits apiece. Bo Way, Jake Fields, Dylan Kelly, and Khirus Ware each added a hit in the game. Kelly had a 2-out RBI early in the game to put MGC on the board, Way followed with the go-ahead 9th inning RBI. Shouse followed Way in the 9th with an insurance RBI.

A Community Remembers Chris Harris

A Community Remembers Chris Harris

Wednesday morning, the community of Bleckley County, and even some in Dodge and Pulaski, were rocked by the news of the sudden death of Chris Harris,37. A member of the Cochran-Bleckley County Recreation Department board of directors, as well as co-manager of Piggly Wiggly in Cochran, and owner of Choice Fitness in Cochran, Harris touched the lives of old, young, male, female, black and white because of his personable personality, his giving nature and most importantly, his smile.

The community remembered Chris as being one of a kind. Read more of their words of memory by clicking here.