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Weekend Fun: Redneck Circus Comes to Abbeville

Weekend Fun: Redneck Circus Comes to Abbeville

The Redneck Circus drives into town this weekend at Soggy Bottom ATV Park in Abbeville.

The circus takes place Friday-Monday.

Contests scheduled include:

Longest mullet contest

Girls' mud wrestling

What can you do with duct tape

Lawn mower/tractor pulls

Greasy pig contest

Ms. Redneck

Pickled Pigs Feet Eating Contest

Mud Barrels Grub

Battle of the Redneck Bands Concert Schedule:


Fall for Eastman 12th Annual Fall Festival Scheduled for October 29th

Fall for Eastman 12th Annual Fall Festival Scheduled for October 29th

Fall for Eastman 12th Annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 29thth from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. along Main Street in downtown Eastman.  Sponsored by the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism Committee, the fall festival unites the community in a day full of live music, fun, trick-or-treating, and family activities.

The Downtown Decoration contest kicks off October 10th and lasts through October 29th. Awards include Best Overall and Kid’s Choice. Register for your lamp post at Coleman Gifts and Framing located at 215 Main Street for $10 per post or call 478-374-4860.

Decorating begins Oct. 3rd and culminates in Decoration Night on October 6th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join your fellow decorators for food and fun on Main Street.

Eastman Chamber's Calendar of Events

Eastman Chamber's Calendar of Events

To add your event, email the details to rmcwilliam@eastman-georgia.com

You can also submit your event on WMAZ's community calendar.

BCHS One Act to present "Rock 'N Roll Is Born"

BCHS One Act presents "Rock 'N Roll" is born at the high school arena August  27-29.  Show times are 7, 3 and 7 p.m.  Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students.  Proceeds benefit this year's one act play, "The Wiz."

Ruck March to Remember comes through Cochran

Ruck March to Remember comes through Cochran

On Wednesday, members of the 78th SFS from Robins AFB came through Cochran as part of the "Ruck March to Remember."  The march  commemorates the 10th anniversary of 9/11 as well as to honor air force secuirty forces lost since then.  The 2,181 trek began on July 12 in Texas and will end on September 1 at Ground Zero in New York.  Security forces from different bases along the route are handling each of the 15 legs. 

The 78th's destination Wednesday was the Bleckley County Courthouse.  Their day's journey started outside Vienna.  As they came into view on Second Street, the BCHS Cheerleaders were there to shout words of encouragement (as well as hand out drinks.)   A table of snacks awaited the 78th on the courthouse lawn.   Bleckley reisdent Master Sgt. Shannon Blanton spoke briefly to the gathering thanking everyone for their support.

Prayer walk for Bleckley schools held

Prayer walk for Bleckley schools held

Sunday night, the annual prayer walk was held for Bleckley County schools. 

People first gathered for a worship service at the BCHS gym where they heard praise music and message from New Life Church of God pastor Ryan Carnes. 

The gathering was then dismissed as people spanned out  to all the campuses (BCHS, Bleckley Primary, Bleckley Elementary, and Bleckley County Middle School) to walk the hallways and pray for the upcoming school year.

Local church gives helping hand for new school year

Local church gives helping hand for new school year

Schools in Bleckley County begin August 11.  For the fourth straight year, New Life Church Of God provided a helping hand to families who might be struggling to get backpacks and other needed supplies for their children with "The Esther Project." 

The project serves as church outreach.  Those receiving supplies pre-registered with the church last week.  Saturday, they came to New Life and presented volunteers with a ticket that had a number.  After matching up number and name, the participants would be escorted inside where all the children would get a backpack filled with supplies needed for that grade as well as an optional hair cut/hair wash.  The backpacks and other supplies came from church members and community donations.