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Dollar General Market open this summer in Bleckley

Dollar General Market open this summer in Bleckley

The construction site on Ga. 26 beside Woody Butts Chevrolet and behind the Royal Stadium at the old Bleckley County High School in Cochran had 'tongues wagging' from the far corner of Bleckley County to the south corner of Dodge County and back to the middle of Pulaski County, even before the foundation for the building was poured.

The question was simple “What is it going to be?” Pretty soon it was determined that it was going to be a Dollar General store, bigger than the ones located in Eastman, Hawkinsville and a block away in Cochran.

Emily Weiss, company spokesperson for the Dollar General corporation, told the Tri-County Monitor on April 20, that it is not going to be 'just another Dollar General store – it is going to be a Dollar General Market.”

Mid-State Printing Co. Joins Dodge Chamber

Mid-State Printing Co. Joins Dodge Chamber

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber welcomed new member, Mid-State Printing Company, at a plaque presentation.

Owned by Jan Maxwell, Mid-State Printing specializes in commercial printing, including brochures, business cards, and fliers. “We welcome Mid-State Printing Company, and thank you for your long-standing commitment to Dodge County,” said Judy H. Madden, Chamber president. Mid-State Printing is located at 5217 4th Avenue, and can be contacted at 374-4708.

For more information regarding the benefits of membership in the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce, call 478-374-4723 or visit www.eastman-georgia.com.

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

'Help put your town on the map!'

USATODAY teams up with Rand McNally in a search for the Best Small Towns in the United States.

You can nominate your town online through May 15.

If I Won the Mega Millions, I Would...

If I Won the Mega Millions, I Would...

We want to know what you would do if you won the Mega Millions Jackpot.

Fill in the blank in the comments section below. We may feature your answers in our coverage:

If I won the Mega Millions, I would ________________ .

Fried Moon-Pies, Fritters and More Out in the boonies of Montrose

Fried Moon-Pies, Fritters and More Out in the boonies of Montrose

It is out in the boonies, and unless you know you are going there, you might miss it - well, maybe not - it is the only Southern-style home with an old stage coach house and Gypsy Vanner horses for miles around.

They'll make you anything you want - steaks, fish, shrimp, a Fried Goober - yes, a Fried Goober (a double decker peanut butter and jelly sandwich), Fried Moon-Pies, and they will serve them with an R.C. and of course, an endless supply of fritters.

Fritters at Saje Plantation in Montrose, Georgia is the diamond in the rough - a treasure in the middle of farmland and acres of field on the road between Cochran and Dublin, and it would be well worth the trip for a visit or two.

See more on the story here.

The Cushman are in Cochran

The Cushman are in Cochran

The Southeastern Cushman Club will be in Cochran from March 18 to March 23 at the Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department.

The club is in Cochran for its annual Spring meet. This will be the 29th year that they have been in the community.

County January Unemployment Rate

County January Unemployment Rate

Bleckley County's unemployment rate for January was 12.5 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

Dodge County's unemployment rate in January was 11.2 percent.

Pulaski County's was 9.6 percent.

That's compared to metro Macon's 9.9 percent unemployment rate for January.

But that's still less than a year ago, at 10.5 percent.

Sam Hall with the Georgia Department of Labor says the increases should not be cause for concern because seasonal workers leaving temporary holiday jobs play a major factor in the variation.