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Dodge Baptist Association Hosts 5K Run

Dodge Baptist Association Hosts 5K Run

EASTMAN, GA.--The Dodge Baptist Association is hosting "Out of the Darkness", a 5k run / 1 mile walk on May 12, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.

The race will start and finish at the Dodge County Courthouse located at 407 Anson Ave in Eastman. Registration is $25 and can be done online at www.active.com.

A race tshirt is included in the price of registration.  

Support will be from DCHS JROTC and volunteers. For more information contact Cynthia Smith, ccdsmith3@gmail.com.

Bleckley County dog is not typical

Bleckley County dog is not typical

Roger Caras once said, “Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.”

And there is a family in Bleckley County who would agree, and after you hear the story of their canine, you will agree too.

Buddy weighs less than 10 pounds, but more than five. His coat is white and curly – almost reminiscent of the afro style made popular by the Jackson 5 in the 1970s.

And the Bichon Frise – a fancy term for a version of a poodle is a life-saving dog – hence the reason for this tribute.

His story began on April 1, 2008. Though his life really began in September 2009.

11 Dodge Youth Wrestlers Qualify for State

11 Dodge Youth Wrestlers Qualify for State

EASTMAN, GA.-- Recently, the Dodge County Youth Wrestling Program set a new club record for qualifying wrestlers for the Kids State Wrestling Championships.

This year, 11 grapplers have managed to qualify by placing 1st through 4th in the State Wrestling Qualifier.

Representing Dodge County at the big show are (l-r, front row) Anthony Mannella 2nd place, Jake Rogers 2nd, Jason Lann 3rd, Vincent Mannella 1st, and McCay Turner 1st. Second row (l-r) are Clayton Scarborough 3rd, Christian Grauberger 1st, Josh Rogers 1st, Aiden Greer 1st, Crosse Bearden 2nd, Noah Atkinson DNP, and Aaron Spires 2nd.

New BCHS Football Coach Looks Forward to Coming Home

New BCHS Football Coach Looks Forward to Coming Home

Tracy White is coming home.

After serving almost 20 years in the Dublin City school system as a teacher and coach, the 41-year-old White begins his newest journey March 1st as the head football coach at Bleckley County High School in Cochran.

White, who graduated in 1988 from Bleckley County High School, where he was a standout athlete, is excited. “I am feeling everything from excitement, to every realm of emotion – anxiety, happiness, and nervousness. I don't want to disappoint anyone. I just want Bleckley County to be successful and do well.”

The decision was made by the Bleckley County Board of Education at its last board meeting.

Bleckley Man Finds Happiness in Hobbies

Bleckley Man Finds Happiness in Hobbies

John Crowe, 42, stands in his workshop area in his family home in Cochran, and points out different pieces of equipment. “I use that for my wood working.” “That is for the cars.” “That is for the metalwork.” “That is for the photography.”

Crowe, who is the operations manager at Dublin GM/Nissan in Dublin, Georgia, said, “I am one of those types of people who just likes to learn.”

His bookshelves are full of 'how-to' books. “I don't read any book that is not going to teach me something, except the Bible, and well, that teaches us things too.”

Crowe is very easy-going, flexible and relaxed.

Bleckley Mom Teaches God, Family

Bleckley Mom Teaches God, Family

The Coley house was filled with the comforting aroma of Mom cooking supper Friday night – chicken, pasta and green beans, and the sounds of a little girl laughing and dad talking.

Carla Davis Coley, 39, mom, busily prepared the meal, while her husband, Chris, worked on a project nearby, and their youngest daughter, Lauren, 6, watched television.

Carla said, “We don't watch television during the week. We realized that we were losing a lot of time together as a family with the television on.”

So, Carla said, “from Sunday through Thursday, the television is not on at any time.”

Middle Georgia Singer Values Music as His 'Best Friend'

Middle Georgia Singer Values Music as His 'Best Friend'

Jason Hobbs, 44, knew he wanted to be a musician ever since he was a little boy.

And it was only natural. The Twiggs County resident with Bleckley County ties said that music has been a part of every event, everything at his house, for a long time.

“I grew up with music all around me. My dad was in a band in the 50s, and we always had music at our house,” Hobbs said.