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Boys and Girls Club of Dodge County Has New Unit Director

Boys and Girls Club of Dodge County Has New Unit Director

Shala Smith, 26, has only been in her job as unit director for the Boys and Girls Club of Dodge County for a few months, and already, the Dodge County native, seems like a veteran.

Shala, who worked at the club during the summers when she was in college, already knows the kids by name. “We have about 170 enrolled and there are about 125-130 active.” Where most directors might be found closed up in an office, working on reports and more, Shala doesn't do that.

Well, not from the hours of 3 to 7 p.m., that is when the kids are at the club, and that is where Shala can be found – among the kids. “That is what I am here for, that is what the club is here for.”

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Dollar General Market to Hold Hiring Session in Cochran

Dollar General Market to Hold Hiring Session in Cochran

The Dollar General company, which will be opening a Dollar General Market story in Cochran this summer, will hold a hiring session from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Cochran at the city auditorium.

Bring your completed application (which you can pick up at the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce) or a local Dollar General store, and be prepared to stay for teh assessment and interview process by Dollar General Market human resources.

The Cochran City Auditorium is behind the Chamber of Commerce. parking is located behind the building in the Cochran Police Department parking area - also behind the  Tessie W. Norris Library in Cochran.

Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Chair Clears Air

Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Chair Clears Air

From Facebook(c) to the halls at any one of the schools to the breakroom at Lithonia to the coffee drinkers at McDonald's, the Cochran-Bleckley County Recreation Department is a hot topic of conversation.

With the recent charges brought against a former employee for handling money to budgetary concerns and the lack of having a director, the Cochran-Bleckley County Recreation Board of Directors has had its share of 'Calgon, Take Me Away' days.

In an effort to clear the air, Mike Brannon, board chairman, says it is not as bad it looks on the outside.

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Bleckley to Provide Free Meals During Summer

Bleckley to Provide Free Meals During Summer

Children's programs will be able to provide free meals to children during the summer.

That's thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture working with Bleckley County School Nutrition Program, a news release says.

The program will operate from May 16-July 27th, with a holiday closing on July 4th.

If you would like free lunch provided for your summer program, summer activity or Bible school, contact Kathy Peavy at 478-934-2821.

Event organizers who wish to have the meals will need to attend a required trainging meeting.

7th Annual Rescue Day to Feature Fun for Families and Pets

7th Annual Rescue Day to Feature Fun for Families and Pets

 

Fifteen animal rescue groups from around the Middle Georgia area are gathering together April 21 for the Seventh Annual Rescue Day at Tractor Supply Company in Byron, a Save a Pet news release says.

Along with the rescue groups, others are joining them to help get pets adopted, keeping your pet health and well trained, and sharing fun activities to do with your dog.

Along with pet adoptions, there will be a vaccination clinic, children’s fun dog show, pony rides, dog training demonstrations, dog cart demonstrations and rides and information about involved in pet therapy.

Community Music Performance Features Music Therapy Students

Community Music Performance Features Music Therapy Students

Music in Motion, the Harmonettes Handbell Choir, the Jungle Royales, Circular Motion and Good Vibrations are five of the groups that, with the help of the Music Therapy students of Georgia College and State University, will perform original songs such as “Giddy-up Gangsta” and “Head for the Mountains” in a free concert.

That's according to a Creative Expression Studio news release.

A special solo piano performance by Shawn Greene, organizer of the local 5K Greene Mile Race will also be a highlight of the evening.

"All About Us" is a musical concert featuring original songs written by performers with disabilities from the Life Enrichment Center and the music therapy students at Georgia College & State University. 

 

The event will be held on Thursday, April 19th at 10 a.m. at the Goldstein Center on the Georgia Military College campus.

Bleckley Mourns Loss of One of its Finest

Bleckley Mourns Loss of One of its Finest

Old, young, male, female, white, black all over Bleckley County are mourning the loss of one of their own today, as Chris Harris, 37, owner of Choice Fitness and a co-manager at Piggly Wiggly, died unexpectedly at his residence Wednesday.

Chris was highly respected around the community by many for his benevolent attitude, caring nature and willingness to help all, especially young people in the community.

Harris is survived by his wife, Tonya, children, Harley, Chrystal, Slade and Gage, grandson, Julian, his mother, Frankie, step-father, Alonzo Jackson, sister, Renee Smith, brother, Calvin Marshall, grandparents, Betty Jean Harris and Connie Marshall, uncle, Allen Harris, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Chris's funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Life Church of God. Mathis Funeral Home is chanrge of the services.