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Harness Festival: Longstanding Tradition

The Hawkinsville Harness Festival began in 1894, according to the festival website.

Some of the events include:

Harness Races
Harness the Country Concert
Festival Queen
Harness Festival Golf Tournament
Arts and Crafts
Carnival and Rides
Festival Dance
Reptile show, clowns, magic, rides for kids
Battle of the Bands
Educational hayrides

The Harness Festival events are scheduled from April 14-16.

Purchase Harness Festival tickets.

Dodge Connecting Family DayPromises Fun on March 26th

Dodge Connecting Family DayPromises Fun on March 26th

 Join the fun at the Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Dodge Connecting Family Day. The Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department is located at 1027 Dublin Highway.

Events include:

Fun Run! 3 mile run @ 10:00 am, pre-registration required

Games * Family Activities * Reading Time * Petting Zoo * Fire Truck * Exhibits

Air Evac Lifeteam Helicopter

Alcohol & Drug Prevention

Local Entertainment

Title I Health Fair

Family Fun Walk


Please Contact Dodge Connection-Communities In Schools of Dodge County for more information

or to register for the Fun Run:

Upcoming Concert, Homecoming at Local Church

Contemperary Gospel group OMEGA will be in concert March 27 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church for the evening service beginning at 6 pm.  

Mount Calvary will celebrate Homecoming April 10 with service at 11 a.m. and lunch to follow on the church grounds. 

Mount Calvary Baptist is located at 134 Abney Rd.

Community Blood Drive

A community blood drive will take place in Cochran on Monday, March 28.

The blood drive is from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Extension Office Main Room.

Harry Bruno tells us that extreme weather conditions in the north and west, blood is at an all time low and your blood is needed.  

Bruno says, "Remember 1 pint of blood can save 3 lives."

Cochran-Bleckley United Givers Fund presents "Thanksgiving in April"

Enjoy "Thanksgiving in April" by purchasing a turkey and dressing plate from the Cochran-Bleckley United Givers Fund. 

Cost is a $7 donation with proceeds benefitting the fund. 

Plates can be picked up April 3 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. 

Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce Office located on Second Street. 

Call the chamber at 478-934-2965 for more information.

Census Data: What You Expected?

Census Data: What You Expected?

The United States Census data from 2010 was released Thursday. Bleckley, Dodge and Pulaski counties grew in population size.

Bleckley County grew 12 percent from 11,666 folks to 13,063.

Dodge County grew 14 percent. In 2000, 19,171 people were counted in the census. In 2010's census, 21,796 people were counted.

Pulaski County grew by 25 percent: from a population of 9,588  in 2000 to 12,010 in 2010.

Are you surprised by the growth in your county? What factors do you think contributed to the growth in population?

View the 2010 U.S. Census Interactive Map.


Church Holds Preschool Registration

First Baptist Church will have its registration for the 2011-2012 Weekday Preschool Program on Wednesday, March 23 at 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. in the church preschool classroom at First Baptist Church.

First Baptist Church is located at 101 S. Second St. in Cochran. 

Call the church at 478-934-6356 for information.