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Annual Bleckley NAACP Freedom Fund event to be March 17

The Bleckey County branch of the NAACP will hold its 19th annual freedom fund banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Middle Georgia College dining hall at 1100 Second St. in Cochran.

Tickets are available as follows: Tables $330 (seats 10), Adults $30 and youth tickets $15. Deadline to purchase tickets is March 14. For more details call (478)934-7624.

Bleckley Couple Lives in Home for More Than 57 years

Bleckley Couple Lives in Home for More Than 57 years

Home is where the heart is, and for more than 57 years, Broughton and Dorothy Jean Bozeman's hearts have been in their West Dykes Street residence in Cochran.

The Bozemans are the third owners of the home. The first was the builder of the home – Morgan Taylor, who worked for the railroad, and the second was a local businessman, Joe Reed.

Bleckley County Pre-K Registration is March 5

Bleckley County Pre-K Registration is March 5

Bleckey County will hold its pre-kindergarten registration for the 2012-2013 school year on March 5, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Children must be 4 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2012. 5 year olds can attend under special circumstances. You will need the following information at time of registration: Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Proof of Georgia residence(power bill, rent receipt, tax/tag receipt, etc), certificate of immunization if your child has had his or her 4th birthday, verification of Wellcare, PeachCare, Medicaid, TANF, or food stamps.

Out of county children will be put on a waiting list untl all Bleckey County children are serviced.

Call 934-9094 for questions.

Mariachi Band Comes to Hawkinsville

Mariachi Band Comes to Hawkinsville

HAWKINSVILLE, GA.--La Cabana Mexican Restaurant in Hawkinsville will be hosting the very popular Mariachi Juvenil America Mariachi Band Thursday, March 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The band was scheduled to apepar February 23 but circumstances required that the concert performance be moved to this week.

La Cabana in Hawkinsville is located at 124 Progress Avenue. Call (478)783-3040 for more information, and look here for further details.

Region 3-AA Softball Player Of The Year signs with MGC

Region 3-AA Softball Player Of The Year signs with MGC

BCHS softball player Lana Maddox spent four years as a Lady Royal.   As of Tuesday, she's now a Lady Warrior as the Region 3-AA Player Of The Year signed with Middle Georgia College.  Maddox hitn.429 with eight home runs and 28 RBI.  This season, Bleckley won its first fastpitch region title and made it to the elite eight for the first time since going to fastpitch nine years ago. 

Dodge JROTC Begins New Tradition

Dodge JROTC Begins New Tradition

EASTMAN, GA.--The Dodge County High School Army JROTC Battalion has been an integral part of the high school and community.

At every major local sporting event and parade, the JROTC has represented the pride of the Indians since 1984. Early in the program’s history JROTC Cadets were awarded letter jackets for various activities within the program. Over the years, this practice has since ended.

This year the cadre has instituted a new tradition allowing cadets to purchase a specially designed letter jacket.

The new jacket was designed by the cadets and represents the traditional red and white colors of Dodge County High School. On both shoulders, a black stripe was inserted to honor the thousands of Americans who have paid the ultimate sacrifice as members of the United States Military.

The letter is distinguished from the Athletic Varsity letter by the acronym “JROTC” embroidered inside the letter.

Headstart Recruitment Begins for Bleckley, Dodge, Pulaski

Headstart Recruitment Begins for Bleckley, Dodge, Pulaski

Middle Georgia CAA is presently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year, for 3 and 4 year-olds at the following locations. Please call numbers for more details.

Bleckey Head Start:   934-0244

Eastman Head Start: 374-4788

Pulaski Head Start: 892-2927