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Wes Taylor Selected as 2011 National Secondary Principal of the Year

Dodge County native, William Wesley "Wes" Taylor, was recently named the 2011 Metlife/National Association of Secondary School School Principals National High School Principal of the year.

Taylor, who serves as principal of Lowndes High School in Valdosta, is the son of Bill and Sue Taylor of Eastman.

Georgia Governor Perdue congratulated Taylorand said,  "(Taylor's) dedication to enhancing the learning experience at Lowndes High School shows not only in their increasing graduation rates or AP participation, but in the strong relationship building and individual focus that truly helps students thrive."

The City of Eastman proclaimed Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, William Wesley Taylor Day in the City of Eastman, and a reception honoring Taylor will be held at the First Baptist Church social hall on Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Church to Host Fourth Annual "Drive Through Bethlehem"

Bethany Baptist Church will have its fourth annual "Drive Through Bethlehem" event December 10-12 from 6-8 pm. 

Motorists line up in the middle school parking lot and will drive through (with headlights off) through a reinactment of the Christmas story.  The town (set up in the church parking lot) will feature a nativity scene,  Roman soldiers, live animals, shops, and much more.

Bethany Baptist Church is located at 608 Highway 26 East next to Bleckley County Middle School,

For more information, contact the church office at (478)934-7151 or visit the church website at www.bethanybcc.com

Town of Chester Christmas Parade

The Chester Annual Christmas Parade will take place on Nov. 20 at 2 p.m.

Line up at Chester Baptist Church at 1 p.m.

After the parade, coffee and donuts will be served at the gym.