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MGC to Host 'Meet the Candidates' Night

Bleckley County Commissioner candidates Robert Brockman and Barbara Wright will take part in Meet the Candidates Night at Walker Auditorium at Middle Georgia College February 17 at 7 p.m.

The candidates will have a chance to answer questions from a panel consisting of an MGC faculty member, two MGC students and Cochran Journal Editor Jonathan Dye. 

That is according to a Middle Georgia College news release.

The event will be broadcast on Comcast channel 100 on February 25 at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the MGC Student Government Association and is free and open to the public.

Middle Georgia Talent Search

The Hawkinsville/Pulaski County Arts Council, Inc. presents the 2011 Middle Georgia Talent Search March 5 & March 12.

Registration forms available at the Hawkinsville Opera House or on-line www.hawkinsvilleoperahouse.com

This event will be broadcast live on Qixie 103.9  from the Hawkinsville Opera House. 

The top three contestants will win cash prizes. For additional information call 478-783-1884.

Relay for Life Poker Run March 19

The Bleckley Memorial Hospital Relay for Life team will have a Benefit Ride on March 19. 

Regristration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the hospital located at 145 Peacock St.  Cost is $25.  

The ride will have five stops, the last being Hillside Bluegrass Park located on US 23. 

Prizes are: 

1st place $500.00 cash,  

2nd place Coby 19” 720p LCD w/ DVD,

3rd place: $100.00 Wal-Mart Gift Card. 

Registration is due by March 1.  Call 478-934-6211 for more information. 

Registration forms are available at www.bleckleyprogress.com  Proceeds from the ride will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra February Performance

The Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Hawkinsville Opera House and Wesleyan College this month.

The orchestra will perform Mozart's Don Giovani, Hadyn's Cello Concerto in D Major and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

The performance will take place at the Hawkinsville Opera House on February 26 at 7:30 p.m. and on February 27 at Wesleyan College in Macon on February 27.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online here.

Tymbral to Perform During Peaches to Beaches in Downtown Eastman

Tymbral to Perform During Peaches to Beaches in Downtown Eastman

Join us downtown on Main Street for live performances by Christian recording artists, Tymbral on March 11 and 12 during the 7th Annual Peaches to the Peaches Yard Sale. Billed as an infusion of musical and personal diversity, Tymbral  performs a family friendly mix of jazz, blues, and rock and roll Christian contemporary songs. 

Based out of Fayetteville, GA, Tymbral travels across the Southeast region performing and sharing God’s Word through their music. 

For more information and music samples, please visit www.tymbral.com

Thousands of shoppers are expected at the 7th Annual Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale. The event will feature vendors selling everything from antiques and locally crafted items to traditional yard sale fare. The yard sale will begin in Barnesville, Georgia and continue along US Highway 341 to the Coast.  

Middle Georgia Talent Search

Middle Georgia Talent Search

Round One: March 5

Round Two: March 12

Registration is available on The Hawkinsville Operahouse website.

February Marks American Heart Month

The Medical Center of Georgia plans to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and stroke through a series of events throughout February.

The events correspond with the American Heart Association's designated February as American Heart Month.

That's according to a Medical Center of Central Ga. news release.

The following is a schedule of events for Central Ga.:

Saturday: Heart & Soul North will take place at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1530 Highway 41 South, in Barnesville from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. MCCG will provide AngioScreen® and other cardiovascular screenings, and physician speakers on the hour.  

AngioScreen® costs $50. Please call 1-800-627-2393 to make an appointment.

Thursday, Feb. 17: HeartFest 2011 will join Dodge County Hospital in Eastman from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. to provide free cardiovascular screenings for the hospital’s annual Heart Health Day.