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Local Church to Have Easter, Homecoming Services

Bethany Baptist Church will have a Community Sunrise Service April 22 at 7 am.  A light breakfast will be served.  On May 1, the church will celebrate its Homecoming. 

Service begins at 11 a.m. with special music provided by local gospel group Grassline. 

A covered dish lunch will follow. 

Also, the church will celebrate the paying off of debt for new Sunday School rooms and a 300-seat sanctuary added in 2005 with a Note-Burning Ceremony. 

The ceremony will feature brief comments by former pastors, Bold Mission Builders, and others who participated in the project as well as a slide show.  Bethany Baptist is located at 680 Highway 26 East.

Bleckley Memorial Relay for Life team to host Easter Celebration Friday

The Bleckley Memorial Hospital Relay for Life Team will have its second annual Easter Celebration in the hospital parking lot April 22.  A yard sale will begin that morning and will go on throughout the day. 

Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will go on sale at noon. 

At around 4 p.m., the Air Evac Lifeteam Helicopter will land. 

The Easter Bunny will be there for photos and face painting will be available. 

To rent yard sale space ($25) or for more information, call Bleckley Memorial at 934-6211. 

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Bleckley County Relay for Life. 

The hospital is located at 408 Peacock Street.

Eighth Annual Bible Reading Marathon begins April 29

The Cochran-Bleckley Ministerial Alliance will host the eighth annual Bible Reading Marathon. 

Opening ceremonies are April 29 at 6 pm on the steps of the Bleckley County Courthouse. 

Special speaker will be Senator Ross Tolleson.  After opening ceremonies conclude, the 90-hour marathon will begin with the reading of Genesis 1:1-5 by seven-year old Michaela Robins of Cochran. 

The marathon will last until midnight each day until May 5, the National Day of Prayer.

For more information, contact Jerri Tuck at 478-230-8316.

2nd Annual Georgia GNAT-ionals Car Show Rolls into Eastman

2nd Annual Georgia GNAT-ionals Car Show Rolls into Eastman

The 2nd Annual Georgia GNAT-ionals Car Show rolls into Morgan Chevrolet in Eastman on May 7th .

Admission is free for spectators, and concessions and vendors will be available.

Early registration is only $15 and $20 the day of the show for multiple award categories. The first 25 registered patricipants get a FREE t-shirt.  Sponsored by FOOSE Designs, all proceeds benefit charity by the Eugene Smith Masonic Lodge.

For more information or to register, visit www.gnationals.org.

Local Church to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

Salem Baptist Church, located at 134 Salem Church Road, will celebrate its 150th Aniversary April 29-May 1.  On April 29, there will be a free gospel sing at the softball field located across from the church starting at 6:30 p.m. 

Ray Knighton and Wanelle Collins, Common Garments, and The Kingsmen will be in concert.  Homecoming service will be May 1 starting at 10:30 a.m. with special music by Ray Simmons. 

Guest speaker will be Reverend Howard Mills.



Dr. Charles L. Quinn will lead the Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra in its April concert entitled "Transcendings" this weekend.  Click here to see the video.

Saturday, April 16
Middle Georgia College
Russell Auditorium
7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 17
Wesleyan College
Porter Auditorium
3:00 p.m.

For tickets:
(478) 934-9575

Relay for Life of Dodge County Hosts 100+ Family Yard Sale April 15 & 16

Relay for Life of Dodge County Hosts 100+ Family Yard Sale April 15 & 16

Relay for Life of Dodge County invites everyone to celebrate, remember, and fight back on April 15-16, 2011 at the Dodge County High School track in Eastman. The relay will open with the Survivors Lap.

As the sun sets, the Luminara Ceremony will honor those who have battled cancer. If you would like to purchase a luminara in honor or remembrance of someone, please call 478-290-8377.

The Relay for Life of Dodge County Family Yard Sale will begin Friday, April 15th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the track behind Dodge County Middle School.  The Yard Sale will contine Saturday, April 16th from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

For more information on participating in Relay for Life of Dodge County, purchasing a luminara, or the Family Yard Sale, please call 478-290-8377 or visit www.RelayForLife.org.