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1st Annual Fall Motorcycle Show Rolls into Eastman October 29th

1st Annual Fall Motorcycle Show Rolls into Eastman October 29th

The Leatherman Inc. and the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce are partnering for the 1st Annual Fall Motorcycle Show on October 29th in Eastman during Fall for Eastman 12th Annual Fall Festival. 

Come on out and see what Eastman is all about.

New Shooting Range Opens in Eatonton

New Shooting Range Opens in Eatonton


A new shooting range at Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area will be available beginning Friday, October 14, 2011 for those interested in perfecting their target skills. 

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

While this is the first shooting range located at the Cedar Creek WMA, it is one of 17 shooting ranges currently available on public land in Georgia.

The new range is located in the Georgia Piedmont near Eatonton.

The Cedar Creek Shooting Range consists of a 10-position, 100-yard rifle/pistol range.

Hawkinsville Couple Has Pumpkins, Christmas Trees

Hawkinsville Couple Has Pumpkins,  Christmas Trees

Jim Wilson, hot, tired and in the middle of trimming and shaping Christmas trees on he and his wife's  60-acre farm in Hawkinsville, looked at his wife, and said, "You and your cotton-pickin' Christmas trees."

Wilson's wife of 45 years looked at her husband  and said, "Mine? These are your cotton-pickin' Christmas trees too." And hence the name of their residence at 120 Cordele Highway in Hawkinsville - "Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch."

A California-native, Linda Wilson and her husband, Jim, a Mississippi-native, are the parents of two boys and grandparents of four. 10 years ago, the couple was living in Connecticut, and nearing retirement, when Linda said, "We decided we wanted to move somewhere warmer and where taxes were lower."

Jim was retired from the Navy, and Linda had been a successful real estate agent with her own agency for more than 20 years. "It was time," she said.

Dodge County 4-H Club Wins Numerous Awards

Dodge County 4-H Club Wins Numerous Awards

Dodge County 4-H is in FULL swing for the 2011-2012 school year and we are extremely excited about the opportunities that we will have available for our students.  We currently have over 1,000 Dodge County 4-Her’s which include ALL 5th – 8th grade students and also students who enroll from Dodge County High School. 

We are the midst of preparing for Georgia National Fair competitions and are EXTREMEMLY happy to report a record number of Dodge County 4-H participants this year with 29 school-aged 4-Her’s showing livestock and 131 4-Her’s registered in other competitions such as the Scarecrow Contest, Variety Show, Homemade Ice Cream Contest and more!  Thank you parents and children for your support and participation, you continue to make us PROUD!

Dodge County 4-H Team News

Dodge County 4-H Team News

Georgia 4-H Week is October 2-8th!

Dodge County Livestock Show Team News

The Dodge County 4-H Livestock show team been kicking it in high gear this year already preparing for the Georgia National Fair, undergoing Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) training, working with their hogs and cows, and have already started fundraising for their program.

The Livestock Booster Club held a drawing for a Remington 12 gauge shotgun as a fundraiser.

The 4-H Livestock Show team will be showing at the Georgia National Fair on October 13th-15th. If you are up at the fair on those dates, please stop by the livestock barn and show your support to our kids showing in the Market Hog, Breeding Gilt, and Jr. Showmanship Shows.

Dodge County 4-H Club Busy at Georgia National Fair

Dodge County 4-H Club Busy at Georgia National Fair

The Georgia National Fair is coming to the Perry Agri-center October 6-16, 2011, and the Dodge County 4-H Club has a busy schedule!

Schedule of LIVE EVENTS at the Fair for Cloverleafs

Thur., Sept. 29 - Sat., Oct.1

Arrival for all static exhibits (MMH Bldg.)

Fri., Oct. 7, 6:30 PM

Scarecrow Contest (MMH Bldg., South Side)

Sat., Oct. 8, 9:30 AM Cloverleaf Public Speaking  (MMH Bldg. Rm. F)

Promote 4-H Contest (MMH Bldg., Rm. A)

Sun., Oct. 9, 1:30 PM

Cloverleaf Peanut Contest (MMH Bldg. Culinary Area)

Sat., Oct. 15, 9:30 AM

Cloverleaf Variety Show (Georgia Stage)

Sat., Oct. 15, 10:00 AM

Homemade Ice Cream Contest

(South Porch MMH Bldg.)

Sun., Oct. 16, 11:00 AM

Cloverleaf Pizza Contest (MMH Bldg.,Culinary Area)

A Trip to the Jungle of Nool

A Trip to the Jungle of Nool

This weekend, the Magnolia Theatre in Eastman has been a gateway to another place.  The Jungle of Nool specifically as the Honeybee Theatre Initiative presented Seussical.  The broadway musical is based upon several Dr. Seuss books including "Horton Hears a Who!, Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories" and "Horton Hatches The Egg." 

Most of the cast hails from Laurens County.  Amber Burton, who plays the Sour Kangaroo, is a senior at Bleckley County High School. 

Seussical wraps up Sunday with a 2 pm matinee.  Upcoming shows from the Honeybee group include Little Women and Disney's Beauty and The Beast.