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Cochran, Eastman, Hawkinsville Rec Depts. Announce Opening Days

The Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department T-ball, Baseball, and Softball opening day will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31. Cost is $1 per person.

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The Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department Spring/Summer sports opening day will be Friday, March 30 at 6 p.m. with members of the 1997 state championship softball team on hand. For more information visit the website at http://www.eastman-dodge-recreation.com.

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The Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Recreation Department opening day will be on April 14. For more information, contact the HPCRD.

Dodge, Pulaski Schools Make State's Focus List

Dodge, Pulaski Schools Make State's Focus List

The Georgia Department of Education has released a list of 156 schools labeled "focus schools" under the new accountability system.

In Dodge County, Dodge County High School made the focus list.

In Pulaski County, Pulaski County Elementary School also made the focus list. 

First Annual Men's Night of Blessing

First Annual Men's Night of Blessing

Saturday, March 31 from 5-9 p.m.

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Bleckley County has NCAA D-1 player in March Madness

Bleckley County has NCAA D-1 player in March Madness

Carl Hall, 22, represented  Bleckley County - and middle Georgia -  quite well as a member of Witchita State University's men's basketball team this season - even got to participate in March Madness.

That is, until Virginia Commonwealth beat the Witchita State Shockers 62-59. But Bleckley County stands behind their hometown basketball hearo, and his mom, Jackie Fields couldn't be prouder.

Bleckley Elementary to Participate in "Feed My School For A Week" program

Bleckley County Elementary School is one of three schools selected to be part of "Feed My School For A Week." 

The program, a partnership between Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black and State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge, is designed to promote the importance of nutrition and healthy eating as well as teach students about where their food comes from. 

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Cochran Hair Stylist Writes Help Book

Cochran Hair Stylist Writes Help Book

COCHRAN, GA.--Delno Jones, 52, is pretty much a normal guy with normal life issues. He is the operator of the Hair Shop in Cochran – something he has been doing for more than 34 years along with his mom. He attends church, hangs out with his family, and enjoys it, and knows stuff about cars, like how to fix a fan belt when it breaks. He is just a guy's guy.

County January Unemployment Rate

County January Unemployment Rate

Bleckley County's unemployment rate for January was 12.5 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

Dodge County's unemployment rate in January was 11.2 percent.

Pulaski County's was 9.6 percent.

That's compared to metro Macon's 9.9 percent unemployment rate for January.

But that's still less than a year ago, at 10.5 percent.

Sam Hall with the Georgia Department of Labor says the increases should not be cause for concern because seasonal workers leaving temporary holiday jobs play a major factor in the variation.