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Relay for Life of Bleckley County to hold BIG yard sale

Relay for Life of Bleckley County to hold  BIG yard sale
Cancer is a word - not a sentence, and Bleckley County is beginning preparation for its fight against this disease. The theme this year is Camping out for a Cure.The Relay for Life Teams of Bleckley County Georgia will be holding a yard sale on October 8th from 7-11 a.m. All proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society. If you have items to donate to the yard sale they will gladly make arrangements to pick them up. Email bleckleyrelayyardsale@gmail.com with a contact phone number and what items they have and they  will contact you to make arrangements to pick these items up.

  

 

 

Bleckley County Beautician Holds Annual Streakin' Event

Bleckley County Beautician Holds Annual Streakin' Event

Crystal Jackson Bambrough, owner of CryStyles'  Salon in Cochran, is excited! The time is drawing near for the second annual 'streakin' event for breast cancer awareness during the month of October. The event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, October 9 at CryStyles' Salon. Bambrough said, "

We will be doing the clip in extension and a more permanent extension as well. We look forward to seeing everyone, we will have refreshments available for while you wait."

CryStyles' Salon in Cochran is located at 356 Hwy. 87 North. The phone number is (478)934-0706.

 

 

Dodge Co. Woman Makes Plarn Bags for Operation Christmas Child

Dodge Co. Woman Makes Plarn Bags for Operation Christmas Child

Marilynn Sanders sits at her kitchen table a creation of red and white in front of her and a plastic crochet needle in her hand. She is doing a single crochet stitch, with her ball of yarn laying on the table beside her.

Her dogs, Katie and Bo, lay on the floor underneath th kitchen table.

Upon closer inspection of the bag that Sanders is crocheting, a revelation hits the onlooker. The yarn isn't yarn – well, not the yarn that one stereotypically would expect to see someone crocheting from.

Sanders' ball of yarn is made of plastic – recycled plastic shopping bags. This one from Target. This yarn is called plarn, and is made out of cutting strips from recycled shopping bags and garbage bags.

Cochran Community Blood Drive October 3

Cochran Community Blood Drive October 3

The American Red Cross and Cochran Masonic Lodge #217 will sponsor a Blood Drive October 3 from 2-7 pm in the County Extension Office Main Room.  The Red Cross now has a program allowing donors to recieve points for donations. 

Those points may be redeemed for merchandise or converted into Best Buy Reward Zone Points. 

For more information, go to www.redcrossracing.com or 1-800-Red-Cross  The County Extension Office is located on Peacock Street.

County, Cities Begin Local Option Sales Tax Negotiations

Dodge County and the cities within it are beginning negotiations for the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) distribution.

At a called meeting in the Dodge Superior Courtroom, Dodge County Attorney John Harrington presented facts showing population changes according to the 2000 Census and 2010 Census for the various cities and unincorporated Dodge County. In 1999, population did distribution of the LOST.
 

Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Where to Go for Your Pumpkins:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Best Nursery's Pumpkin Patch, Harris County:  Open Oct 1-Nov 16. Call 706-327-1515 for information. 
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Opens Saturday, Sept 24.
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. Open Oct. 1-Oct. 31
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Your Guide to This Weekend

Your Guide to This Weekend

Friday, September 23:

  • MOPS Consignment Sale in Warner Robins, starts at 9 a.m. at Southside Baptist in Kathleen at 101 Bear Branch Rd.
  • Friday Fest in Downtown Macon: check for live music at Third St. Park
  • Mystery Road and The Lee Boys perform in Griffin at The Cavern, 8 p.m.
  • Saint Francis performs at The Hummingbird in Downtown Macon.
  • Ride to End Alzheimer's Poker Run. 11 a.m. at Summer's Landing in Warner Robins

Saturday, September 24: