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Old Dodge High Grad Reflects on Life in Retirement

Old Dodge High Grad Reflects on Life in Retirement

Lynn Barrett is a happy person – for no particular reason. Ask her who she would want to play her if a movie of her life was ever done, and her first thought was, “Sally Field – she is happy.” It is just a natural characteristic for the 75-year-old mother of two and grandmother of four. The former Rebecca Lynn Madison said, “I think being happy was something I was born with.” 

Mom Takes Over Daughter's Ancestry Project, Needs Help from Middle Georgia Kin

Mom Takes Over Daughter's Ancestry Project, Needs Help from Middle Georgia Kin

Nine times out of 10, most school projects done by children have had input from parents – nine point five times more input than from the children themselves.

It is natural and expected when the children are in high school and below grades.

But in college?

Middle Georgia Dog Rescue Center More Than it Appears

Middle Georgia Dog Rescue Center More Than it Appears

The Georgia Canine Rescue and Rehabilitation, located on MacThompson Road in Cochran is known for being a non-profit rescue that focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of shelter dogs.

But little do people realize that the GCRR offers more services than that.

Heather Zaresky, 29, who started the rescue and rehab nonprofit after working for years as a technician at a veterinarian's office in Atlanta and later in Cochran, announced this week that the GCRR offers grooming, boarding and a gift shop for canines (and dog lovers) as well.

Kids Speak: Bleckley 3rd Graders Talk Being Invisible

Kids Speak: Bleckley 3rd Graders Talk Being Invisible

It is said, in the entertainment world, that the most challenging work environment involves pets and kids.

But it is a positive challenge – one that most adults should try more often everyday.

Working with kids – talking to kids, or listening to kids.

For when you listen to what kids have to say, there is no telling what you will hear. Sometimes, you might even learn something.

Recently, a group of third grade students at Bleckley County Elementary School were asked the question, “If you were invisible for one day, what would you do and why?”

Bleckley Writer Looking for Dog Stories

Bleckley Writer Looking for Dog Stories

There are a ton of books available today about dogs and their relationships with their human companions.

Most of these dogs have an extraordinary story or have done something extra special.  A local writer is looking for stories of everyday ordinary dogs from middle Georgia - stories of how the dogs have made a difference in the lives of their human companions, along with pictures of the dogs.

The stories will be collected from March 2012 to August 2012. E-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net or visit the Facebook page.

 

 

Soldier Runs for The Greer Foundation

Soldier Runs for The Greer Foundation

The Greer Foundation today announced that Sergeant Rolando Martin, a U.S. Army Reserve soldier, has completed his mission to finish one of the toughest foot races in sports.

Martin, 40, is an ultra-endurance athlete from Miami, Florida who trained for six months to run the World's Longest Beach Run - the Destin 50 Beach Ultra on February 19, 2012. He placed 7th this year in what many say were unbearable wind, sand, and freezing temperatures forcing many seasoned endurance runners out of the race.
No stranger to the Destin 50 Beach Ultra, Martin placed 12th last year helping raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. This year, he ran to help support the mission of The Greer Foundation and inspire others to climb to glory.

Annual Bleckley NAACP Freedom Fund event to be March 17

The Bleckey County branch of the NAACP will hold its 19th annual freedom fund banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Middle Georgia College dining hall at 1100 Second St. in Cochran.

Tickets are available as follows: Tables $330 (seats 10), Adults $30 and youth tickets $15. Deadline to purchase tickets is March 14. For more details call (478)934-7624.