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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Cochran Community Garden

The Cochran Community Garden will have a groundbreaking ceremony.

The event will be held Thursday May 26 at 6 p.m. at the County Extension Office.

The County Extension Office is located next to the Bleckley Memorial Hospital and behind the Bleckley County Headstart school on 165 Peacock St.


Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department to Host State Softball Tournament

Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department to Host State Softball Tournament

The Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department will host their first state softball tournament for 7-8 year old girls on July 6-9, 2011. There will be almost 300 players and coaches visiting Dodge County for the tournament with a projected 6000 watchers anticipated.

Bodie Gray, Director of the Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department is organizing an effort to welcome the players and their families to Dodge County with gift bags. The Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department invites local businesses and community organizations to donate items such as water, candy bars, pens, coupons, or anything with a logo promoting your business for use in the gift bags. 

The Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department will need to prepare 300 gift bags, and will need 300 of the item of your choice. Donations for the gift bags can be mailed to: EDRC, PO Box 4393, Eastman, GA 31023 or delivered to EDRC at 1027 Dublin Highway.

Bleckley Summer Theater Camp presents "Annie jr" June 13-24.

Bleckley Summer Theatre Camp presents "Annie jr" June 13-24. 

The camp is for students upcoming pre-k through upcoming third grade. 

It will be held at the Cochran City Auditorium on the corner of Second and Dykes Street. 

Camp will run 9 am to 3 pm June 13 and noon to 3 pm June 14-24. 

Community performances will be at the auditorium June 24 and 25. 

Cost is $125, $150 with costume. 

A $25 late fee will be assesed if not paid by June 7, the registration due date. 

For more information contact Mi Waters at (478)230-8809 or Kelli Greer at (478)972-2023.

Cochran Community Blood Drive May 30

There will be a community blood drive at the County Extension Office May 30 from 2-7 pm.  Those donating will be registered in a drawing for two pair of roundtrip airline tickets from Delta Airlines.  The Extension Office is located at 165 Peacock Street.

Bleckley FFA Wildlife Camp June 14-17

The Bleckley FFA will offer a wildlife day camp for students in grades 3-5 June 14-17.  Cost is $150 and includes camp supplies, lunch, snack, T-shirt, transportation, and admission to the Raptor Center in Roswell. 

Camp will run from 10 am to 3 pm each day except Friday.  Attendance is limited to first 25 students who register and pay $50 deposit.  Remainder is due the first day of camp.  Checks should be made out to Bleckley FFA. 

Call Doyle Floyd or Walt Parks at 478-934-6258 for more information.

Craig Young Baseball Camp in June

The 2011 Craig Young Baseball Camp will be held at Stuckey Field in June.   The Mini Warrior Camp will be June 6-9 and is for ages 4-7.  It will run from 5-8 pm.  The regular camp is for ages 8-15. 

 There are two dates June 6-9 or June 20-23 and will run from 9 am to 4 pm.  Cost is $75 for Mini Warrior Camp, $125 for the regular camp.  Cost includes lunch and snacks as well as T-shirt.  Campers 8-15 will swim at the MGC pool. 

Instructors for the camp include: MGC head baseball coach Craig Young, MGC Pitching Coach Christian Castori, MGC Hitting and Outfield Coach (and member of 1995 National Championship Team) Todd Hogan, West Laurens High School Baseball Coach Brian Brown, and Bleckley County Middle School Baseball Coach Phillip Hart. 

Freedom Fest Fireworks Show Fund Raiser Begins in Eastman

Freedom Fest Fireworks Show Fund Raiser Begins in Eastman

Support the Freedom Fest Fireworks Show in Eastman beginnig Monday, May 16, 2011 by purchasing a patriotic bow for your home, mailbox, or car.

The fireworks show occurs annually in Eastman, and is sponsored by the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce, City of Eastman, and Dodge County. 

In an effort to grow the fireworks show, the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Comemrce will host a bow sale.  Bows are available in two sizes, and can be purchased at Marketplace, Martha Sheldon Florist, Piddlin' Peddler, and the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce. 

For more information, please call the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce at 478-374-4723 or visit www.eastman-georgia.com.