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Cochran Woman Plans 'Streakin' For 'Hooters' Event

Cochran Woman Plans 'Streakin' For 'Hooters' Event

Yes, you read it right. There is a group of ladies from Pulaski, Bleckley, Dodge, Houston, Bibb and Twiggs counties who will be going streakin' from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 9, and what a sight that will be.

Streakin' with pink in their hair as they take a stand against breast cancer during breast cancer awareness month.

Crystal Jackson Bambrough, owner and operator of CryStyle's Salon in Cochran, is sponsoring the event for the second year in a row. “We will be putting pink streaks in everyone's hair to celebrate breast cancer awareness month. The streaks cost $10 and the money raised will be donated to a local woman who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, and is in the middle of treatments and surgeries.” There will be light refreshments and other gifts available for purchase, and the first 25 breast cancer survivors will receive a “special little gift.”

Bleckley Co. Couple Takes Love of Coffee To Next Level - Ministry

Bleckley Co. Couple Takes Love of Coffee To Next Level - Ministry

James Holland just celebrated his 78th birthday. And for as long as he can remember, or at least for 50 or more years, he has been a coffee drinker.

His wife, Gerry, 76, doesn't remember the first time she ever drank coffee, but, on National Coffee Day, September 29, 2011, she said, "I remember when it was. I was in my 20s, and it was right after we got married ... we've been married for 58 years ... and someone had given us a percolator for a wedding gift ... and on our first day in our home, when he had to go to work, I got up and made us a cup of coffee."

Gerry Holland smiled, "We didn't drink much then." It was not until the couple moved to Marshall, Texas shortly after they got married to attend East Texas Baptist College (now East Texas Baptist University) that "we really got hooked ... that was when everyone was making pots of coffee to study by and stay awake."

Eastman Native a finalist for Georgia Female Country Artist Of The Year

Eastman Native a finalist for Georgia Female Country Artist Of The Year

Eastman native Heather Hall has made the finals for Georgia Female Country Artist Of The Year.  She has won a Middle Georgia Talent Search, won a Pretty World Records Showcase, and was in the top 20 out of 200 in the Georgia Lottery All Access Music Search.  To vote for Hall, click here.  For more information on Hall, check out her facebook page.

Dodge Co. Woman Makes Plarn Bags for Operation Christmas Child

Dodge Co. Woman Makes Plarn Bags for Operation Christmas Child

Marilynn Sanders sits at her kitchen table a creation of red and white in front of her and a plastic crochet needle in her hand. She is doing a single crochet stitch, with her ball of yarn laying on the table beside her.

Her dogs, Katie and Bo, lay on the floor underneath th kitchen table.

Upon closer inspection of the bag that Sanders is crocheting, a revelation hits the onlooker. The yarn isn't yarn – well, not the yarn that one stereotypically would expect to see someone crocheting from.

Sanders' ball of yarn is made of plastic – recycled plastic shopping bags. This one from Target. This yarn is called plarn, and is made out of cutting strips from recycled shopping bags and garbage bags.

Hawkinsville Man Gets Aha Moment at Bleckley ER

Hawkinsville Man Gets Aha Moment at Bleckley ER

HAWKINSVILLE, GA -Everyone at some point in time has something to happen that will have a profound effect on his or her lifestyle, thoughts or attitudes – for the better.

It could be family related, financial related, employment or lack of employment or a health issue. It could be major or minor. Some people call those moments their 'aha moments.'

Eight times out of ten, though, a change will occur after such an event.

Scotty Dunaway, 47, of Hawkinsville, can attest to that.

Dunaway, the married father of three, won't ever forget his 'aha' moment.

Hanna Turns Heads in Pulaski and Bleckley Counties

Hanna Turns Heads in Pulaski and Bleckley Counties

They say that dynamite comes in small packages, and Kim Hanna, 41, fits the bill.

The effervescent Hanna stands at five feet and one inches tall – she says “on a good hair day.”- with a slight curve due to scoliosis, which she was diagnosed with as a child. Hanna, who moved to Bleckley County in the late 1980s from Pulaski County, just throws her hand up when discussion turns to the scoliosis.

“I had to wear a special orthopedic jacket 23 hours out of 24 for several years for treatment … when I was diagnosed, no one really knew much about the disease … my mom pushed for the scoliosis screening in the schools in Hawkinsville.”

Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Where to Go for Your Pumpkins:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Best Nursery's Pumpkin Patch, Harris County:  Open Oct 1-Nov 16. Call 706-327-1515 for information. 
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Opens Saturday, Sept 24.
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. Open Oct. 1-Oct. 31
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.