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Free Weekend Christmas Events

Free Weekend Christmas Events
  • Downtown Macon's Friday Fest 2nd Annual Christmas Caroling. Anyone can participate! Meet in Third St. Park at 6 p.m.
  • Tennille Christmas on the Square, Friday Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Eastman Christmas Parade starts Saturday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m.
  • Gray Second Saturday Fest until 7 p.m. Santa is at the Carriage House from 2-7 p.m. Saturday.
  • Drive-thru nativity scene at Riverside UMC in Macon, open from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday [free admission]
  • Drive-thru nativity scene at Lighthouse Baptist Church on Sardis Church Rd. opens 6:30 p.m until 8 Friday and Saturday [free admission]
  • Drive-thru Bethlehem in Cochran, 6-8 p.m.Dec. 9, 10 & 11 [free admission] Bethany Baptist Church, 608 Ga. Hwy.

Cochran Holds Christmas Parade

Cochran Holds Christmas Parade

It felt like Christmas Friday evening as the annual lighted Christmas parade made its way down Second Street.  The event (sponsored by the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce) had a variety of paricipants including local churches, pagent queens, and of course, Santa.   See more photos from the evening. 

10th Annual Turkey Trot

10th Annual Turkey Trot

COCHRAN, Ga.-- Work off the turkey before you even eat it! The 10th Annual Turkey Trot takes place Thanksgiving morning.

It's a 4.5 mile fun run, bike or walk!

Registration starts at 8:45 a.m. and the race begins at 9:10 a.m.

Registration is free!

Bike riders, walkers and runners are welcome to participate in the 4.5 mile race.

All the fun happens at 965 Frank Cook Rd. in Cochran and is hosted by Dee and Richard Davis.

For information, call 478-934-4310.

Upcoming I-16 Entrance Ramp Closures

Upcoming I-16 Entrance Ramp Closures

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces I-16 East and Westbound ramp closures at Exit 32 on November 3, 4 and 7.


Thursday, November 3:

I-16 eastbound entrance ramp will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.


Friday, November 4:

I-16 eastbound entrance ramp will be closed beginning at 8 a.m., Friday, November 4 until 8 a.m., Saturday, November 5


Monday, November 7:

I-16 westbound exit ramp will be closed beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, November 7 until 8 a.m., Tuesday, November 8


You Don't Have to Wonder What to Do This Weekend

You Don't Have to Wonder What to Do This Weekend


Lots of fun, and hauntful events going on this weekend.


Check it out:




Friday Fest, Gospel Fest in Downtown Macon at Third St. Park

Tennille BBQ Blast in Downtown Tennille

Haunted Trail at Peach County Fire Department, Station 1

Halls of Havoc in Lizella

The Perry Haunted Barn

Rock the Race at the Hummingbird in Downtown Macon

The Shadow Behind the Flame: The Anjette Lyles Story at Macon Little Theatre

Lake Joy Trail of Terrors in Warner Robins

Georgia National Fair in Perry




Susan G. Komen Central Georgia Race for the Cure at Central City Park in Macon

Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Cochran-Bleckley Library

Tennille BBQ Blast

Monroe County Hospital Relay for Life Yard Sale, 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.

I-16 East Lane Closed Through November

I-16 East Lane Closed Through November

An I-16 Eastbound lane will be closed starting Friday, September 30 until November 15.

That's according to a Georgia Department of Transportation news release.

Lane closures are currently in place between mile marker 22 and 26 (near Exit 24).

The contractor is performing concrete pavement rehabilitation on I-16 on all lanes in each direction beginning at SR 96 (Exit 24) in Twiggs County, continuing through Bleckley County to a point east of SR 278 in Laurens County, the news release says.