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Cochran-Bleckley Fire Department Holds Boot Drive for MDA

Cochran-Bleckley Fire Department Holds Boot Drive for MDA

Friday, members of the Cochran-Bleckley Fire Department were out trying to put the "boot" to muscular dystrophy.  They held a boot drive at intersections and at Piggly Wiggly. 

The boot drive is an annual tradition of fire departments who raise funds for the annual MDA Telethon.

Alzheimer's Support Group Meets August 16th in Dodge County

Alzheimer's Support Group Meets August 16th in Dodge County

Please come join us for our Alzheimer’s Support Group!

Our organizational meeting will be on

Thursday, August 16th at 5:30P.M.

At the Dodge County Hospital Educational Building Annex.

Light Refreshments will be served.

A support group is a safe place to learn, offer and receive helpful tips, and meet others coping with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other memory impairment problems. Trained professionals and community members facilitate these support groups.

For more information please call:

Dogwood Gardens Senior Living (478) 374-3303

Or

Home Place Senior Living (478) 374- 0600

Cochran Community Blood Drive

Cochran Community Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive on August 13 from 2-7 p.m. in the main room of the Bleckley County Extension Office.  An informational flyer states those who donate blood or platelets will be registered for a chance to win $3,000.

Bleckley EMA director Believes in Being Prepared

Bleckley EMA director Believes in Being Prepared

Mike Smith wears many 'hats' – including that of Emergency Management Agency director and E-911 Director for Bleckley County.

Bed bugs in Dodge County

Bed bugs in Dodge County

Bed bugs have become an epidemic in a number of areas of the nation, and even hit homes in Dodge, Bleckley and Pulaski counties. Though the number of bed bug cases are not as large as bigger cities, there are still some out there. Glenn and Kathy Tedders and Spence Jones, of Glenn's Pest Control in Eastman, can attest to that. In the last year, the company has had to fight at least five cases of bed bug infestation in Dodge County.

One as recently as last week.

For more on the story, click here.

Information for New Students Wishing Enroll at Bleckley County High School

Information for New Students Wishing Enroll at Bleckley County High School

Parents of any high school student not previously enrolled in the Bleckley County School System last year should enroll their child on August 3 or 6 from 1-4 p.m. in the high school counselor's office.  A release lists all the documentation needed to complete registration and advises parents to request the needed records as soon as possible.  Schools may fax the records to BCHS at 478-934-9707.

Documentation needed are:

  • Withdrawal Form from the last school attended
  • Grade transcripts from the last school attended
  • Discipline Record from last school attended
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Eye, Ear, and Dental screening verification       
  • Social Security Number

New students cannot be enrolled without the above records.  First day of classes is August 8.

 

Fundraiser for National Alzheimers Association Set in Eastman

Fundraiser for National Alzheimers Association Set in Eastman

National Alzheimers Association Dodge County Challenge Fundraiser

Saturday, July 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

at Dodge Fitness located at 405 College Street in Eastman

Hot dogs, car wash, & baked goods sale

For more information, please contact Cathy Krontz at 478-374-9667