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Community Music Performance Features Music Therapy Students

Community Music Performance Features Music Therapy Students

Music in Motion, the Harmonettes Handbell Choir, the Jungle Royales, Circular Motion and Good Vibrations are five of the groups that, with the help of the Music Therapy students of Georgia College and State University, will perform original songs such as “Giddy-up Gangsta” and “Head for the Mountains” in a free concert.

That's according to a Creative Expression Studio news release.

A special solo piano performance by Shawn Greene, organizer of the local 5K Greene Mile Race will also be a highlight of the evening.

"All About Us" is a musical concert featuring original songs written by performers with disabilities from the Life Enrichment Center and the music therapy students at Georgia College & State University. 

 

The event will be held on Thursday, April 19th at 10 a.m. at the Goldstein Center on the Georgia Military College campus.

Bleckley County Cenntenial BBQ Contest

Bleckley County Cenntenial BBQ Contest

As part of the Centennial Celebration of Bleckley County, a Bar-B-Que Contest will be held on May 12 as part of the Centennial Kickoff.  Items will be judged as well as sold for lunch during the day.  Lunch will be sold begining at 11:30 am, with judging to start at 1:30 pm.  Water and electricity will be provided, contestants are responsible for disposal of cooking by products.  Meat must be kept raw, unseasoned and at 40 degrees or lower prior to marinating or cooking.  Cooking temperature must be 140 degrees or warmer. 

Points will be awarded on appearance, tenderness, taste, and overall impression.  First through third place teams will receive trophies.  Overall winners will also be announced.  Cash prizes are as follows First place: $500, Second: $250, Third: $100.  A "People's Choice" award will be given based upon customer purchases.  Winners will be announced at 4 pm.

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

'Help put your town on the map!'

USATODAY teams up with Rand McNally in a search for the Best Small Towns in the United States.

You can nominate your town online through May 15.

Isn't She Lovely? Hawkinsville Nursing Home Names Queen

Isn't She Lovely? Hawkinsville Nursing Home Names Queen

Pinewood Manor in Hawkinsville held its annual beauty pageant Thursday night. All the ladies were beautiful. Velma Pineta was named queen.

 

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.

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