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Bleckley County Native Nominated for Georgia Author of Year Award

Bleckley County Native Nominated for Georgia Author of Year Award

Tina Whittle, the former Tina Floyd Whittle of Cochran, now of Statesboro, has been nominated through the Georgia Authors Association for Georgia Author of the Year for her first novel, The Dangerous Edge of Things.

Whittle's second novel was released released by Poison Pen publishing - Darker Than Any Shadow.

For more information about Whittle, visit her site at www.tinawhittle.com.

Boys and Girls Club of Dodge County Needs Help

The Boys and Girls Club of Dodge County needs your tax-deductible donations for Peaches to Beaches yard sale. No items too small or large.

Call for more information at 478-448-4526.

Mariachi Band Comes to Hawkinsville

Mariachi Band Comes to Hawkinsville

HAWKINSVILLE, GA.--La Cabana Mexican Restaurant in Hawkinsville will be hosting the very popular Mariachi Juvenil America Mariachi Band Thursday, March 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The band was scheduled to apepar February 23 but circumstances required that the concert performance be moved to this week.

La Cabana in Hawkinsville is located at 124 Progress Avenue. Call (478)783-3040 for more information, and look here for further details.

Cochran Native Publishes 2nd Novel, Comes Home for Signing

Cochran Native Publishes 2nd Novel, Comes Home for Signing

COCHRAN, GA.--Cochran native, Tina Floyd Whittle, has published her second novel, "Darker Than Any Shadow," and will be in Cochran at "A Flower's Scent" on Second Street in Cochran from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10, Saturday, for a book signing.

Her first novel is "The Dangerous Edge of Things."

Whittle, 44, has the perfect dinner planned, and her guest of honor would be “Jesus.”

Married for 25 years to her high school sweetheart, James, and the mother of a 12-year-old girl, Whittle explained her choice, “I have this suspicion that He wouldn't care for a lot of the words being tossed around in His name.”

She continued, exhibiting an inborn curiosity,“I'd be getting some things on the record … I'd like to settle matter once and for all.”

Dodge Baptist Association Hosts 5K Run

Dodge Baptist Association Hosts 5K Run

EASTMAN, GA.--The Dodge Baptist Association is hosting "Out of the Darkness", a 5k run / 1 mile walk on May 12, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.

The race will start and finish at the Dodge County Courthouse located at 407 Anson Ave in Eastman. Registration is $25 and can be done online at www.active.com.

A race tshirt is included in the price of registration.  

Support will be from DCHS JROTC and volunteers. For more information contact Cynthia Smith, ccdsmith3@gmail.com.

Bleckley County dog is not typical

Bleckley County dog is not typical

Roger Caras once said, “Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.”

And there is a family in Bleckley County who would agree, and after you hear the story of their canine, you will agree too.

Buddy weighs less than 10 pounds, but more than five. His coat is white and curly – almost reminiscent of the afro style made popular by the Jackson 5 in the 1970s.

And the Bichon Frise – a fancy term for a version of a poodle is a life-saving dog – hence the reason for this tribute.

His story began on April 1, 2008. Though his life really began in September 2009.

11 Dodge Youth Wrestlers Qualify for State

11 Dodge Youth Wrestlers Qualify for State

EASTMAN, GA.-- Recently, the Dodge County Youth Wrestling Program set a new club record for qualifying wrestlers for the Kids State Wrestling Championships.

This year, 11 grapplers have managed to qualify by placing 1st through 4th in the State Wrestling Qualifier.

Representing Dodge County at the big show are (l-r, front row) Anthony Mannella 2nd place, Jake Rogers 2nd, Jason Lann 3rd, Vincent Mannella 1st, and McCay Turner 1st. Second row (l-r) are Clayton Scarborough 3rd, Christian Grauberger 1st, Josh Rogers 1st, Aiden Greer 1st, Crosse Bearden 2nd, Noah Atkinson DNP, and Aaron Spires 2nd.