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A pair of Princesses with a Purpose to Help Others

A pair of Princesses with a Purpose to Help Others

Bleckley teens Miranda Bryant and Bekah Bryant are first cousins and best friends.  Both share a love of Disney. 

Through a chance meeting Miranda had with someone during a pagent, the two are now part of a group called Princesses With A Purpose. 

The non-profit organization raises money and collects items for children in need.  To read more, go here.

State Rep. Ross Tolleson: Central Georgia at State Capitol

State Rep. Ross Tolleson: Central Georgia at State Capitol

 

ATLANTA (Friday 13, 2012) On Monday legislators from across the state filled the Senate and House Chambers excited to begin another historic year for Georgia. Throughout the past year we have made great strides toward economic recovery for our state. We have brought jobs to Georgia, lowered the unemployment rate and addressed the looming water issues that face our state. However, much is left to be accomplished. Georgia’s education system still lags behind the majority of other states in our nation, and our economy has not yet fully recovered. This session will be crucial as we continue to take necessary steps toward putting our state on the right path.

On the first day of the 2012 Legislative Session, we passed the following bills: a clear message that education reform is vital to our success as Georgians.

 

SB 38

Leadership Dodge Focuses on Education

Leadership Dodge Focuses on Education

Education is a huge part of the economy in Dodge County.

In fact, the total impact of the education industry within our county may be immeasurable. Recently, Leadership Dodge learned just how critical the various institutes of learning are to the future of our youth and growth of our work force. Assembling at the Board of Education, leaders were quickly immersed in current education issues, budget challenges, and future initiatives in our county.

The group heard from Bufurd Hicks, the Interim Director of the Heart of Georgia RESA. No stranger to Dodge County, Mr. Hicks recounted several intriguing stories drawn from more than 40 years as an educator, principal, and superintendent. Our local RESA services 10 surrounding counties and two colleges, providing a variety of services that otherwise would not be afforded to our students or teachers.

Photo: Serious Slumber Partying

Photo: Serious Slumber Partying

It is some serious slumber partying and conversing when Levi Bryant, age 2, and Buddy (aka RoRo to Levi), a 3 -year-old Bichon Frise belonging to Levi's great-aunt, get together.

Church Hosts Community Thanksgiving Service

Church Hosts Community Thanksgiving Service

New Life Church of God will have a community Thanksgiving service November 21 at 6:30 pm.  Pastor Keith Rustin of First Baptist Church will speak. 

The New Life Church of God praise team will lead worship with assistance from other churches. 

For more information, contact the new life church office at 478-934-1300.  The church is located at 335 Georgia Highway 26 West in Cochran.

Dodge Co, Hosts Warrior Up Challenge

Dodge Co, Hosts Warrior Up Challenge

 The Greer Foundation and the Dodge Co. JROTC are hosting a Warrior Up Challenge on November 12, 2011 at 9 A.M. at the Dodge-Eastman Recreation Department. It will be a shorter version of a race called "Tough Mudder". Participants will manage a course, roughly 5K (About 3 miles).

There will be obstacles, uneven terrain, dirt, water and mud.

The obstacles will be in the open so fans can cheer on the participants. It costs $20 (Includes a race tshirt) and there will be male and female divisions.

3rd-5th grade. 6th-8th grade. 9th-12th grade and adults. Pre-register at www.greerfoundation.org or register on race day.

Hope to see you there!!

You'll be glad you did!!