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Eastman Gardens Apartments Joins Dodge Chamber of Commerce

Eastman Gardens Apartments Joins Dodge Chamber of Commerce

The Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce presented a plaque to their newest member, Eastman Gardens Apartments on Thursday, June 28, 2012.

Eastman Gardens Apartments provides quality homes for low-income and handicapped residents at their location on 525 Plaza Drive in Eastman.

For more information on the benefits of becoming a member of the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce, call 374-4723 or visit www.eastman-georgia.com.

Where Can I See Independence Day Fireworks?

Here's a list of places where you can see fireworks for Independence Day celebrations in your area.

Macon: Lake Tobesofkee, July 4, at Claystone and Sandy Beach Park. $3 per person, Children 6 and under are free. Fireworks start around 9:30 p.m.

Montezuma:  July 4, music at 6 p.m., fireworks at dusk

Cochran: July 4th Parade for kids at 11 a.m., Registration starts at 9 at the Cotton Peanut Museum. Kids should bring their bike, trike, scooter (or stroller). Adults can bring their own bikes as well.

Macon Ties All-Time Record: 108 Degrees

Saturday's high temperature soared to 108 degrees in Macon. That ties the all-time record high for the city first set on July 13, 1980.

An Excessive Heat Warning is now in effect for eastern portions of Central Georgia through 9 p.m. this evening.  A Heat Advisory is in effect for Monday.

13WMAZ Meteorologist John Boyer forecasts another record-breaking 104 degree high for Macon on Sunday . The record for this date is 103 degrees, set in 1954.

The National Weather Service says the heat index could hit 105 to 110 today.

The weather service described it as "a dangerous heat wave."

The weather service warns you to avoid the heat, take precautions and watch out for pets, children and the elderly.

Annual Passing Tournament Renamed in Memory of Bleckley Statistician

Annual Passing Tournament Renamed in Memory of Bleckley Statistician

Over the past three summmers BCHS has been host to a seven on seven passing tournament.  It was named the Bill Bonds Air War in memory of Johnson County Head Coach Bill Bonds.  This year, a new name was unveiled. 

As teams entered Royal Stadium, they saw a purple and gold sign that read Chris Harris Air Show.  This year's tournament was renamed in memory of longtime statistician Chris Harris.  Harris passed away after suffering a heart attack in April.  The tournament allowed new head coach Tracy White and his staff to observe players against other teams in a series of controlled scrimmages which began at 9 am.  Schools besides Bleckley participating were: Hawkinsville, Twiggs County, Warner Robins, Worth County, Fitzgerald, and Jones County.

Bleckley Hosts Foootball Passing Camp

The countdown to high school football is just under two months away and some central georgia programs got an early look at the competition Thursday morning.

First year Bleckley County head football coach Tracy White hosted the Royals 7-on-7 passing camp at Royals Stadium as well as their practice fields.

Seven schools from across Central Georgia challenged one another with throwing and defending pass drills simulated in game-like conditions. Coaches and players alike view this one-day camp as a way to gain an edge.

Camp started at 9 a.m. and wrapped up around four oclock in the afternoon. August 1st marks the first day high school programs can start practicing in full pads.

Improved Bleckley 9-10 Girls Season Comes to an End

Improved Bleckley 9-10 Girls Season Comes to an End

It'd been a better season for the 9-10 Bleckley girls all stars.  After winning just one game in 2011, the Cochran team picked up two trophies and finished second in sub-district. 

They opened district play in Eastman Wednesday.  In game one versus Metter, the offense had just two baserunners as Cochran lost 15-0. 

Game two versus Glennville saw Bleckley take a 2-0 lead after one only to ultimately lose 10-4. 

The fourth place finish in district was the best since 2010.

Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce Awards Local Tourism Enhancement Grants

Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce Awards Local Tourism Enhancement Grants

June 27, 2012 – The Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce awarded $1000 in local tourism enhancement grants to two Dodge County projects. A grant of $750.00 has been awarded to City of Chauncey for the restoration of the old Chauncey School, and a grant of $250 has been awarded to Dodge Arts Guild for artist fees for the July 28th Magnolia Music & Medicine Show.

The focus of the Local Tourism Enhancement grant is to strengthen and develop Dodge County's tourism portfolio, in order to attract more visitors and increase tourism’s economic impact throughout the county.

For more information on the Dodge County Local Tourism Enhancement grant, please call the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce at 478-374-4723 or visit www.eastman-georgia.com.