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Bleckley Students Named to Honor Band

Eleven Bleckley middle and high school students were selected through audition to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association Eleventh District Honor Band. 

They competed against students in both public and private schools from all classifications. 

Students selected will participate in the District Honor Band event held at Baldwin County High School on February 11 & 12. 

Honor Band members are:  Geena Smith, Elizabeth Thompson, Alondria Clemons,  Hannah DeLoach,  Kelby Dykes,  Kaitlan Allen, Amber Burton, Clarinet,  Justin Bates, Baritone Saxophone, Jasmin Allen, Ronald Leek, Euphonium, Zack Songer.

Smith, Thompson, DeLoach, and Dykes were also selected to participate in the South Georgia Region Honor Band held at Valdosta State University, April 14-16.

Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale March 11 and 12th

Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale March 11 and 12th


Plan to do some organizing and cleaning out your unwanted clutter?

Then pack it up and join us as a vendor at Georgia’s longest yard sale in March. The “Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale,” will take place March 11-12 along US Highway 341, the Golden Isles Parkway. The 240-mile yard sale will link peach-growing counties in middle Georgia to the beaches of the Golden Isles, with stops in nearly 19 communities along the way.

Ben Altman to Perform Classical Guitar

Ben Altman to Perform Classical Guitar

The Middle Georgia College Division of Humanities presents Ben Altman on classical guitar.

Altman will perform on Tuesday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Altman is a classical guitarist who studied at the Eastman School of Music and maintains a private studio in Denver, Co. He is also a member of the Colorado Guitar Quartet, and Magpie, a trio with flute and cello.

The event is free and open to the public.

The concert will take place at Russell Hall Theatre on Middle Georgia College's campus.

For more information, call 478-934-3379.

Middle Georgia Talent Search Accepts Registration

The Middle Georgia Talent Search to be hosted by the Hawkinsville-Pulaski Arts Council, Inc. in March is accepting registration entries.

The registration deadline for performers is February 18.

The registration fee is $25.

To register, download the form by clicking here.

The performances are March 5 and 12 at 7 p.m.

The first place winner will receive $500, the second place winner will receive $300 and the third place winner will receive $200.

For more information, call 478-783-1884.

Special Service for Youth and Young Adults at Local Church

On Febuary 1, House of Grace Church will have a combined service with its youth group "UnAshamed" and the House of Grace College ministry entitled Misfit VS Misfit at 7 p.m. 

Guest speaker will be Chris Durso, youth pastor of Christ Tabernacle in Glendale, New York. 

Special music will be provided by Christian rap artist Issac GI Manus based out of Birmingham, Alabama. 

All youth and young adults are invited. 

House of Grace is located at 133 Jac Arts Road in Cochran.

Middle Georgia College Diamond Club Announces 28th Annual Jamboree

Former Atlanta Brave Damian Moss will be the featured guest at the Middle Georgia College Diamond Club’s 28th Annual Jamboree. 

The extravaganza will be held on Friday, February 4, 2011, at 7:00 pm, in Georgia Hall located on the campus of Middle Georgia College.

Moss, born in Darlinghurst, Australia, was signed by the Atlanta Braves in 1993.  Damian made his Major League debut on April 26, 2001 and in 2002 was 5th in voting for National League Rookie of the Year. 

Damian finished that year with a 12 – 6 record with a 3.42 era in 33 appearances.  Moss is currently assigned to the San Francisco Giants and resides in Dublin, Georgia with his wife Emily and three daughters.

Tickets for the meal can be purchased from Diamond Club members or purchased at the door.  Current diamond club member’s tickets are free and non-members can purchase tickets for $20.00.  Less than 12 years of age is $5.00. 

Bleckley County High School Schedules One Act

Bleckley County One Act play will perform "Broadway's Best."

The performance will be on January 27 at 6 p.m.

Adult admission is $4 and student admission is $2.