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An Evening of Franz Liszt

An Evening of Franz Liszt

Joe Chapman  on Piano as he plays Franz Liszt's work at the Hawkinsville Opera House

Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15.

Call 478-783-1884 for more information!

Lady Royals Win Region 3-AA Softball Title

Lady Royals Win Region 3-AA Softball Title

Last year, Bleckley and Southeast Bulloch met in the semifinals of the Region 3-AA playoffs.  BCHS run-ruled the Lady Jackets in both games.  A much tougher SEB team played BC Wednesday for the Region 3-AA championship.  But with tough defense and clutch hitting, the Lady Royals swept their way to a region title.

Marlee Bryan's third-inning single tied things in game one.  In the fourth, SEB had two on with no out.  After a sac bunt moved runners into scoring position, Bryan struck out the next two batters, ending the threat.  A double play in the fifth helped quell a bases loaded, no outs jam.  Bleckley would be unable to capitalize on a two on, two out, opportunity in their half of the fifth.

Events Around Town This Weekend

Events Around Town This Weekend

Friday Night, October 7:

-First Friday in Milledgeville, Dublin and Macon.

-Georgia National Fair at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry

-- Perry Haunted Barn

--The Dirty Guv'nahs at Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, 9 p.m.

--Janelle Monae at the Grand Opera House in Maco, 8 p.m.

--Kaolin Festival in Sandersville


Saturday, October 8:

--Georgia National Fair

--The Big Bird Bash at the Hummingbird in Macon. Live music all day and night, starting at noon.

--Jazz in the Valley, in downtown Fort Valley, 5-10 p.m.

--Twiggs County 5th Annual Breast Cancer Run/Walk

--Yard sale to end Alzheimer's at Wonderland Assisted Living in Macon

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!