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El Bohemio Mexican Restaurant opens in Eastman

El Bohemio Mexican Restaurant opens in Eastman

New Chamber member, El Bohemio Mexican Restaurant, recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new restaurant is located at 309 Oak Street (next to Pizza Hut), and is open Mon-Sat 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 5-10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pictured are owner Roger Yoder (center), members of El Bohemio’s staff, Chamber President Judy H. Madden, members of the Chamber Board of Directors and friends and family.

Dodge County leaders meet state project managers

Dodge County leaders meet state project managers

It’s all about jobs. What makes Dodge County desirable to potential new industries or for the expansion of current industries? A group of Dodge County’s leaders recently traveled to Atlanta to meet with state project leaders to discuss what makes the county unique.

At the Georgia Resource Center, leaders from groups and organizations from all across the county met with Jim Lovett from Georgia Power and discussed how potential clients find the perfect area in the state to open their business. The group learned that Dodge County has many desirable traits such as the local airport, close proximity to major interstates, readily available utilities and gas lines and much more.

Judy H. Madden, Chamber president, gave a presentation to state project leaders that reminded them why Dodge County is the ideal place for potential investors and clients. She spoke about the school system, local healthcare and government, industries, available buildings and land for use.

Pride and Joy Child Development holds ribbon cutting ceremony

Pride and Joy Child Development holds ribbon cutting ceremony

The Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Pride and Joy Child Development to Eastman! The center held its ribbon cutting ceremony and new member presentation Monday, May 5.

Owner Vicki Noles was surrounded by staff, friends, family and Chamber directors for the event. The centers hours of operations are Monday-Friday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

For more information about Pride and Joy, call 478-374-4926.

Cochran Farmers Market to open Saturday

Cochran Farmers Market to open Saturday

The Cochran Better Hometown Farmerks Market will open Saturday at 8 a.m.  

It'll be located on the courthouse square near the Chamber of Commerce on Second Street.

Agronomist: Hold off on peanut planting; soil temperatures not stable

Agronomist: Hold off on peanut planting; soil temperatures not stable

Peanut planters are cautioned not to plant too early this year.

According to the UGA extension's blog, UGA Agronomist Dr. Scott Tubbs says growers should be careful due to "strong possibilities for a cold front to drop soil temperatures rapidly."

Related: Peanut farm goes Sriracha

Tubbs urges growers to exercise patience, despite the few days with temperatures in the 80s.

Read the full blog post for detailed peanut-growing advice.

Related: Georgia Peanut Commission's 2014 Peanut Outlook

BCHS girls win, boys finish second, at 4-AA track meet.

BCHS girls win, boys finish second, at 4-AA track meet.

The BCHS girls won their first region track title since 2009 Thursday at the 4-AA meet hosted by Lamar County High School.  Bleckley finished with 164.50 points.  Second place Monticello scored 155.  The boys finished second to host Lamar County, the second straight runner up finish for BC.

Those finishing in the top four in their events move on to state sectionals April 26, also at Lamar County High School.  To read more, click here.

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.