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Hawkinsville Man Says College Degree 'Literally' Saved His Life

Hawkinsville Man Says College Degree 'Literally' Saved His Life

Dwight Gatlin's ringtone on his phone comes from the movie “Casablanca.” It is “As Time Goes By,” sung by Sam in the movie, played by Dooley Wilson.

When Gatlin hears it, he can't help but smile. In Gatlin, nicknamed “OT” (Old Timer), smiles at just about everything, especially if it involves anything to do with the Hawkinsville Red Devils.

The groundskeeper at the Hawkinsville/Pulaski Recreation Department, Gatlin said that his computer room at his home is full of Hawkinsville Red Devil stuff. Two of his most prized Red Devil items are the state championship rings he received for being a part of the football radio broadcasting team. “The coaches let us get the rings just like them and the players.”

Georgia National Rodeo Starts Thursday

Georgia National Rodeo Starts Thursday

The Georgia National Rodeo takes place annually at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter.

The rodeo is set for February 23-25.

You can purchase tickets online or in person.

 

Bleckley Logger's Dream Questionable Due to Fuel Prices

Bleckley Logger's Dream Questionable Due to Fuel Prices

His voice come across as belonging to one twice his age, and his words are full of season as Mackenzie Brown, 36, of Cochran talks about his logging business, Southern Pine Timber Company, his family and the latest increase in fuel prices.

Brown grew up in Bleckley County, and had been working in the “woods since I graduated from high school.”

He had worked for a local logging company during the summer and knew that is what he wanted to do.

NEEDED: Looking for Bleckley County 100-Year Stories

NEEDED: Looking for Bleckley County 100-Year Stories

Bleckley County community blogger is looking for stories about Bleckley County/Cochran residents as part of the 100 year celebration of Bleckley County.

If you or someone you know is from Bleckley County and a current resident and has an hobby, unique collection, award or talent, e-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net. Everyone has a story to tell!

Pulaski Blogger Looking for Hawkinsville stories

Pulaski Blogger Looking for Hawkinsville stories

We're looking for stories about everyday people and events in Pulaski County - Hawkinsville.

If you are from Hawkinsville/Pulaski County and  have a story or know a Pulaski County/Hawkinsville resident who has a story, e-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net!

Miranda Lambert to Perform at Macon Centreplex

Miranda Lambert to Perform at Macon Centreplex

MACON, GA.  - Miranda Lambert hits the stage on Thursday, February 23rd   with Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann at the Macon Centreplex.

Tickets start at  $28.25 and are available at the Macon Centreplex Ticket Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Lambert's new CD ‘Four the Record’  was released Tuesday, November 1st. 

Valentine's Day: What Does Love Mean to You? Readers answer

Valentine's Day: What Does Love Mean to You? Readers answer

February is known as the month of love – mainly because of Valentine's Day, and the week before, the week of and the week after the holiday meant for sharing love, the definition of love was on the minds of many.

Evelyn Polhill said, “Love is about spending time with your family and friends.” The Detroit native came to Hawkinsville for warmer climates and just for the idea of being more with her family, especially her “four babies … they are my heart.”