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NEEDED: Looking for Bleckley County 100-Year Stories

NEEDED: Looking for Bleckley County 100-Year Stories

Bleckley County community blogger is looking for stories about Bleckley County/Cochran residents as part of the 100 year celebration of Bleckley County.

If you or someone you know is from Bleckley County and a current resident and has an hobby, unique collection, award or talent, e-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net. Everyone has a story to tell!

Pulaski Blogger Looking for Hawkinsville stories

Pulaski Blogger Looking for Hawkinsville stories

We're looking for stories about everyday people and events in Pulaski County - Hawkinsville.

If you are from Hawkinsville/Pulaski County and  have a story or know a Pulaski County/Hawkinsville resident who has a story, e-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net!

Local Voices Join In Concern Over Gas Prices

Local Voices Join In Concern Over Gas Prices

The increase in gasoline prices looks to throw the proverbial 'wrench' in what looked like a positive upswing for economic recovery. It is an issue that is effecting all – from the small rural communities in middle Georgia like Cochran, Hawkinsville and Jeffersonville to the bigger communities like Americus, LaGrange and Macon, as well as the metro areas like Atlanta.

According to the American Automobile Association(AAA), gas prices have increased by an average of 14 cents a gallon in the past month and about 30 cents a gallon since November. The gas prices seem to go up each week.

Valentine's Day: What Does Love Mean to You? Readers answer

Valentine's Day: What Does Love Mean to You? Readers answer

February is known as the month of love – mainly because of Valentine's Day, and the week before, the week of and the week after the holiday meant for sharing love, the definition of love was on the minds of many.

Evelyn Polhill said, “Love is about spending time with your family and friends.” The Detroit native came to Hawkinsville for warmer climates and just for the idea of being more with her family, especially her “four babies … they are my heart.”

Local Coach Honored with TARLAVSKY-PRICE YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD

Local Coach Honored with TARLAVSKY-PRICE YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD

The Greer Foundation today announced it has awarded the TARLAVSKY-PRICE YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD, an honor offered in recognition of exceptional service to youth in memory of two fallen warriors, to Jason Griner. Coach Griner, the leader and driving force behind the South Georgia Athletic Club’s wrestling program, has coached and mentored thousands of youth wrestlers spanning more than 10 years.

His incredible dedication to the sport of wrestling, as well his wrestlers, keeps him on the road traveling to tournaments north of Atlanta throughout the winter months. During the summer,

he travels with his wrestlers to national level tournaments as far as Iowa and North Dakota. Jason’s commitment to the sport and his team cannot be overstated. Through his direct efforts, Valdosta has enjoyed several state champions as well as national champions selected for the USA National Junior Freestyle and Greco Roman teams.

Bleckley County 100 year stories sought

Bleckley County 100 year stories sought

Bleckley County is celebrating its 100 year birthday this year, and there are so many stories about the people in the community that have yet to be told or might need to be revisited.

If you or someone you know has been a resident of Bleckley County 25 years to 100 years and has a historical tale to share or an interesting hobby or has had some impact on Bleckley County in the 100 year span, i.e. as a volunteer, a teacher, a preacher, a law official, a bus driver, etc, e-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net or becky@pipsconsulting.com.

All stories will be shared on the 13 WMAZ TV Bleckey-Dodge-Pulaski blog as approved by 13 WMAZ-TV, on the Bleckley Progress site and included Examiner.com's national Macon Everyday Ordinary People site.

Come on Bleckley County, let's share 100 years of stories!

E-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net or becky@pipsconsulting.com.

Middle Georgia animal rescue to hold HUGE adopt-a-thon

Middle Georgia animal rescue to hold HUGE adopt-a-thon

The Georgia Canine Rescue and Rehab, located in Bleckley County but serving all of middle Georgia, will be teaming up with other shelters on February 11 and 12 at Pet Smart on Watson Blvd. in Warner Robins to participate in the "Give the Gift of Love" Adoptathon from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  There will be a bouncy castle and tons of adoptable pets waiting to go home with someone. The first 20 adoptions get a bag full of goodies. The event is sponsored by Pet Smart Charities. 

According to GCRR Board member, Bonnie Walker, GCRR "got in 22 dogs on Sunday and 20 plus on Wednesday, February 1, from rescues in South Carolina. Many small breeds, like chihuahuas, Shi-Tzu, Bostons, poodles, Multi-Poos are at the shelter, and we also have many mixed breeds of all ages and breeds, as well as puppies."