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Bleckley Logger's Dream Questionable Due to Fuel Prices

Bleckley Logger's Dream Questionable Due to Fuel Prices

His voice come across as belonging to one twice his age, and his words are full of season as Mackenzie Brown, 36, of Cochran talks about his logging business, Southern Pine Timber Company, his family and the latest increase in fuel prices.

Brown grew up in Bleckley County, and had been working in the “woods since I graduated from high school.”

He had worked for a local logging company during the summer and knew that is what he wanted to do.

NEEDED: Looking for Bleckley County 100-Year Stories

NEEDED: Looking for Bleckley County 100-Year Stories

Bleckley County community blogger is looking for stories about Bleckley County/Cochran residents as part of the 100 year celebration of Bleckley County.

If you or someone you know is from Bleckley County and a current resident and has an hobby, unique collection, award or talent, e-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net. Everyone has a story to tell!

Pulaski Blogger Looking for Hawkinsville stories

Pulaski Blogger Looking for Hawkinsville stories

We're looking for stories about everyday people and events in Pulaski County - Hawkinsville.

If you are from Hawkinsville/Pulaski County and  have a story or know a Pulaski County/Hawkinsville resident who has a story, e-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net!

Local Voices Join In Concern Over Gas Prices

Local Voices Join In Concern Over Gas Prices

The increase in gasoline prices looks to throw the proverbial 'wrench' in what looked like a positive upswing for economic recovery. It is an issue that is effecting all – from the small rural communities in middle Georgia like Cochran, Hawkinsville and Jeffersonville to the bigger communities like Americus, LaGrange and Macon, as well as the metro areas like Atlanta.

According to the American Automobile Association(AAA), gas prices have increased by an average of 14 cents a gallon in the past month and about 30 cents a gallon since November. The gas prices seem to go up each week.

Eastman-Dodge County Chamber To Distribute Trees for Arbor Day

Eastman-Dodge County Chamber To Distribute Trees for Arbor Day

Celebrate Arbor Day Friday, February 17th with a complimentary dogwood tree.  Established in 1872, Arbor Day encourages tree planting and proper care.  Observed throughout world, Eastman and Dodge County wish to celebrate Arbor Day by reading a special proclamation signed by the Eastman City Council and by planting a tree.  This special recognition will be held on Friday, February 17th at 3:30 P.M. at the Eastman/Dodge County Area Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center located at 1646 College Street in Eastman. Dogwood seedlings will be given away to the public following the ceremony.  The seedlings are compliments of the City of Eastman, the Dodge County Commissioners and the Eastman/Dodge County Area Chamber of Commerce.  The Dodge County 4-H Club will assist in distributing the seedlings.

Healthy Habits Program Gets Local Footing

Healthy Habits Program Gets Local Footing

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) received a grant from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement a nutrition and physical activity program in Central Georgia, a Bright from the Start news release says.

Through the “Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits: Implementing Wellness Policies in Child Care Centers in Georgia,” Bright from the Start will provide 38 early care and education centers in 42 middle Georgia counties with assistance in developing and implementing wellness policies that encourage healthy eating and physical activity for children ages zero to five years.

The selected centers will receive up to $3,000 in the form of sub-grants to support wellness activities.

New Outdoor Recreation Pass Needed in Some Wildlife Areas

The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division now requires a recreation pass for some wildlife areas.

That's according to a Department of Natural Resources news release.