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Bleckley Elementary School Supplies List

Bleckley Elementary School Supplies List

BCES released its school supplies list for grades three through five.  The list states a bundle inside a Trapper Keeper will be available for purchase for $40 at the school store on August 8 when classes begin. 

The supply list is as follows:

  • Trapper Keeper
  • Clear Pencil Bag
  • Six #2 Pencils
  • Box of Crayons (24)
  • Cap Erasers
  • 10 Page Protectors
  • Insertable Plastic Dividers (green, blue, purple, organge, and yellow.)
  • AR Folder (Red)
  • Homework Folder
  • Notebook Paper
  • School Agenda

Small drawstring bookbags are permitted, no rolling bookbags allowed.  Teachers will have a "wish" list of supplies at visitation for anyone wishing to make a donation.

Chester Food Mart to Close After 36 Years

Chester Food Mart to Close After 36 Years

The Chester Food Mart has been a mainstay in the little town for more than 30 years and on June 30, the community will say good-bye to the tradition, the memories, and the good things that have happened there through the years.

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O’Bryan Reviews Dodge Retail Profile at Chamber Board Meeting

O’Bryan Reviews Dodge Retail Profile at Chamber Board Meeting

Jim O’Bryan, Georgia EMC Manager of Retail and Commercial Development presented an overview of Dodge County’s retail profile at the Eastman-Dodge County Area Chamber of Commerce board meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2012.

O’Bryan’s presentation focused on how Dodge County’s population, demographics, and location affects its ability to recruit businesses, like chain restaurants and big box stores such as Target and Longhorn Steakhouse. O’Bryan urged attendees to shop locally to support and grow Dodge County’s financial resources and strengthen its retail portfolio.

Monthly board meetings of the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce are held the fourth Thursday of each month at noon in the Chamber Hall. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, please call 478-374-4723 or visit www.eastman-georgia.com.

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.

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If I won the Mega Millions, I would ________________ .