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Dodge Ranks 126 in Health Study

 

Dodge County ranks 126 out of 156 counties in Georgia, according to a national health study.

A multitude of factors such as mortality, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment go into the rating.

See how Dodge County rates nationally and statewide.

Bleckley Co. Ranks 82 in Health Study

 

Bleckley County ranks 82 out of 156 counties in Georgia, according to a national health study.

A multitude of factors such as mortality, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment go into the rating.

See how Bleckley County rates nationally and statewide.

Free Concert:

At the Hawkinsville Opera House, you'll find a free community concert.

The event takes place August 28 at 3 p.m.

For more information, call 478-783-1884.

What is your birthday wish for America?

What is your birthday wish for America?

Happy Birthday America!

...now that you've blown out the candles, what is your wish for America this year?

Spectacular Fireworks Show Scheduled for July 4th in Eastman

Spectacular Fireworks Show Scheduled for July 4th in Eastman

The Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the annual fireworks show for Monday, July 4th at Dodge County Memorial Stadium, located at Dodge County Middle School. Gates to the stadium will open at 7:30 p.m., with opening ceremonies begining at 8:45 p.m. with the raising of the flag and national anthem.

A beautiful fireworks display will light the night sky at dark, in celebration of Independence Day. Greg Grantham of WOLF 97.5 will emcee the evening’s festivities, and great food will be available for purchase. Admission to the stadium is $1. 

Preferred parking spaces are on sale for $20, which includes admission for four to the stadium, and entry into a drawing for a $50 Goody's gift certificate. All proceeds benefit next year’s Freedom Fest fireworks show.

Summer Safety Tips for Pets

Summer Safety Tips for Pets
Summer Safety Tips

Hot weather can make us all uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for your dog. Keep the following safety concerns in mind as the temperature rises, and follow our tips to keep your dog cool.

Heat Hazards

If your dog is outside on a hot day, make sure he has a shady spot to rest in. Doghouses are not good shelter during the summer as they can trap heat. You may want to fill a child's wading pool with fresh water for your dog to cool off in.

Never leave your dog in a closed vehicle on a hot day. The temperature inside a car can rise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes.

Always provide plenty of cool, fresh water.

Avoid strenuous exercise on extremely hot days. Take walks in the early mornings or evenings, when the sun's heat is less intense.

Try to avoid prolonged exposure to hot asphalt or sand, which can burn your dog's paws.

Vote: Your Farmers Market as America's Favorite

Make sure to vote in America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest and let the world know why you love your local market. 
 

1. Once you click the link, search for your town or zip code in the box. 

2. When you see your farmers market, click on the farmers market name.

3. Submit the information, with a short description of why your farmers market is great to finish your vote!