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Governor Perdue Receives FAA Kitty Hawk Award

Governor Sonny Perdue is getting honored in a big way for supporting local airports.

The Federal Aviation Administration Southern Region (FFA) announced Perdue as the recipient of its highest honor, The Kitty Hawk Award today.

The award recognizes significant contributions to aviation in the Southeast.

According to a release from the Governor's office, the Georgia State Airport Aid Program contributed $55.6 million to general aviation airports throughout Georgia during Perdue's tenure.

AIRGeorgia, the Airport Initiative in Rural Georgia Fund, granted $32 million to rural airports during the past eight years, with matching funds from other sources resulting in a $90 million total investment in Georgia airports under AIRGeorgia.

The funding enabled general aviation airports to extend runways, install lighting and navigational aids, construct new terminal buildings, hangars and an airport maintenance building that enabled retention of 300 jobs.

13WMAZ to Air Middle Georgia Christmas Parade

13WMAZ to Air Middle Georgia Christmas Parade

The Middle Georgia Christmas Parade will be aired on 13WMAZ at Noon Saturday, December 18.

Track Santa's Visit to Middle Georgia

Track Santa's Visit to Middle Georgia

Want to know exactly when Santa will arrive at your town on Christmas Eve?

Tune into WOLF Radio 97.5 on Dec. 24 for their broadcast of Santa's progress as he travels across the Atlantic Ocean and into the Middle Georgia area.

Listen as the combined talents of Middle Georgia College, Aviation campus, Heart of Georgia Regional Airport, and WOLF 97.5 chart Santa's magical travels to bring you all the latest news as Jolly Old St. Nick nears your town.

BCHS Drama Department Raises Funds for MDA with Christmas Show

BCHS Drama Department Raises Funds for MDA with Christmas Show

The Bleckley County High School Drama Department hosted its Christmas show Monday at the high school auditorium.  This year's show is entitled It's Christmas Again, And It's All For Ben!  Proceeds from the show will go towards the Muscural Dystrophy Association in honor of Ben Masters, son of BCHS principal Dr. Michelle Masters.

Monday's show featured a variety of student musical performances as well as comedic skits and dance numbers.  Skits were written by the students.  Audience members were invited to sing along when the entire cast performed Let There Be Peace On Earth, and We Wish You A Merry Christmas.

There will be one more performance Dec. 16 Thursday at 7 p.m.

Middle Georgia College Holds Annual Christmas Luncheon

Middle Georgia College Holds Annual Christmas Luncheon

Middle Georgia College (MGC) held its annual Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 13 in Georgia Hall for faculty, staff, friends and family.

Guests donated unwrapped toys to Toys for Tots.

The MGC Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble performed holiday selections and door prizes were awarded during lunch.

Christmas Events at Cochran First United Methodist Church

Cohran First United Methodist Church will have its Christmas Cantana on Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. 

The church will have a Christmas Eve Communion Service on Friday, Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra to Perform at the Opera House

The Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Hawkinsville Opera House on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.

The orchestra will perform pieces such as Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite," Anderson's "Sleigh Ride" and Willcock's "Christmas Carols for Choir and Orchestra."

Tickets are $30 each.

For more information, call 478-934-9575 or visit www.ocmulgeesymphonyorchestra.com.