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How Pulaski Co. Ranks Healthwise

Out of 156 counties in Georgia, Monroe County ranks 88, according to a national health study.

Various factors such as mortality, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment go into the rating.

See how Pulaski County rates nationally and statewide.

Vote: Your Farmers Market as America's Favorite

Make sure to vote in America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest and let the world know why you love your local market. 

1. Once you click the link, search for your town or zip code in the box. 

2. When you see your farmers market, click on the farmers market name.

3. Submit the information, with a short description of why your farmers market is great to finish your vote!

Cochran Girl Named 2011 Teen Miss Ga. Forestry

Cochran Girl Named 2011 Teen Miss Ga. Forestry

Rebecca Bunn, won the Teen Miss Ga. Forestry title in Tifton, Ga. Saturday.

Bunn goes to nationals on September 3.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Cochran Community Garden

The Cochran Community Garden will have a groundbreaking ceremony.

The event will be held Thursday May 26 at 6 p.m. at the County Extension Office.

The County Extension Office is located next to the Bleckley Memorial Hospital and behind the Bleckley County Headstart school on 165 Peacock St.


Bleckley FFA Wildlife Camp June 14-17

The Bleckley FFA will offer a wildlife day camp for students in grades 3-5 June 14-17.  Cost is $150 and includes camp supplies, lunch, snack, T-shirt, transportation, and admission to the Raptor Center in Roswell. 

Camp will run from 10 am to 3 pm each day except Friday.  Attendance is limited to first 25 students who register and pay $50 deposit.  Remainder is due the first day of camp.  Checks should be made out to Bleckley FFA. 

Call Doyle Floyd or Walt Parks at 478-934-6258 for more information.

Nominate Your Town as of the Best of the Road

USA Today and Rand McNally are holding a “Best of the Road” rally.

Be sure to vote for your town! If your town isn't listed, you can nominate and post photos!



Meetup for Earth Day!

Earth Day is this Friday.

Are you doing anything to commemorate the day? 

When you Google Earth Day, this comes up. The Natural Conservancy tells you what five things you can do for the Earth right now. [You don't even need a shovel!]

This year, you can have a "picnic for the planet" by meeting up withpeople in your community.