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Local Church Youth Group to have Active Month

"UnAshamed," the youth group at Cochran's House Of Grace Church, has quite a month ahead.  On February 18, they'll lead a service at Pitts Church of God. 

The next night will see the youth team with Hot Ministries (youth from the McRae and Dodge County Assemblies of God) as part of Teen Challenge in Dublin.  On Feburary 27, the youth will lead the 10:30 am service at House Of Grace as part of "Student Takeover" Sunday. 

To learn more about the "UnAshamed" youth group visit their Facebook page.  http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/UnAshamed/127217623998792

Middle Georgia Talent Search

Middle Georgia Talent Search

Round One: March 5

Round Two: March 12

Registration is available on The Hawkinsville Operahouse website.

February Marks American Heart Month

The Medical Center of Georgia plans to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and stroke through a series of events throughout February.

The events correspond with the American Heart Association's designated February as American Heart Month.

That's according to a Medical Center of Central Ga. news release.

The following is a schedule of events for Central Ga.:

Saturday: Heart & Soul North will take place at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1530 Highway 41 South, in Barnesville from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. MCCG will provide AngioScreen® and other cardiovascular screenings, and physician speakers on the hour.  

AngioScreen® costs $50. Please call 1-800-627-2393 to make an appointment.

Thursday, Feb. 17: HeartFest 2011 will join Dodge County Hospital in Eastman from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. to provide free cardiovascular screenings for the hospital’s annual Heart Health Day.

Special Service at Local Church Draws Crowd

Special Service at Local Church Draws Crowd

"UnAshamed: Misfit VS Misfit" was held Tuesday at House of Grace Church in Cochran. 

It was a special service combining the church's youth group "UnAshamed" with the college ministry. 

Special music was provided by Christian rap aritst Issac GI Manus and Chris Durso, youth minister at Christ Tabernacle, was the guest speaker. 

Organizers say over 200 people attended the service.

Career Fair for High School Students

Area high school sophomores will participate in a career fair Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Agricenter in Perry. 

The 15th annual Dr. Maxx Career Fair Scavenger Hunt will take place in the McGill Marketplace building from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m, a Houston County Board of Education news release says.

Approximately 1,000 students from Houston, Dooly, Peach and Pulaski counties will attend. 

The purpose of the event is to help students plan for their future. 

The career fair will inform them about job opportunities and the requirements for different occupations, providing insight into a variety of careers.

Cochran Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Banquet

Cochran Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Banquet

The Cochran-Blekckley Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet Thursday evening at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall. 

Highlights of the evening included the presentation of this year's STAR Student and Teacher (Matthew Mays and BCHS English Teacher Nancy Herrington), the presentation of a lifetime achievement award to local businessman Glenn Sawyer, and the instillation of the 2011 Chamber Board of Directors.

Bleckley Students Named to Honor Band

Eleven Bleckley middle and high school students were selected through audition to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association Eleventh District Honor Band. 

They competed against students in both public and private schools from all classifications. 

Students selected will participate in the District Honor Band event held at Baldwin County High School on February 11 & 12. 

Honor Band members are:  Geena Smith, Elizabeth Thompson, Alondria Clemons,  Hannah DeLoach,  Kelby Dykes,  Kaitlan Allen, Amber Burton, Clarinet,  Justin Bates, Baritone Saxophone, Jasmin Allen, Ronald Leek, Euphonium, Zack Songer.

Smith, Thompson, DeLoach, and Dykes were also selected to participate in the South Georgia Region Honor Band held at Valdosta State University, April 14-16.