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Houston Healthcare Hosting 5th Annual Rhythm Run 5K

Houston Healthcare is hosting its 5th Annual Rhythm Run 5K on Saturday, March 12 at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the race at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is $15 the day of the race.

The Rhythm Run is a "Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series" event. 

For more information, visit www.hhc.org.

HCBOE Names 17 Outstanding Women in Education

Seventeen women from the Houston County Board of Education will be honored Saturday, March 5, 2011, as recipients of the Outstanding Women in Education award. 

They will be recognized during the “It’s Time!” Unity Conference.  The conference will be held in the Century of Flight building at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The honorees will be presented awards from 2:00 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. and also recognized at a reception from 2:40 to 3:30 p.m.  Special guests include First Lady Sandra Deal and Becky Scott.   

 A total of 30 honorees were selected from across Georgia with nominees coming from not only Houston, but also Baldwin, Bibb, DeKalb, Fulton, Henry, Lowndes, Newton, Peach and Twiggs. 

Dogwood Festival Vendor Applications

Dogwood Festival Vendor Applications

For the 23rd Annual Dogwood Festival, vendor applications are now being accepted.

The Dogwood Festival is scheduled for April 9-10, 2011.

Call 478-987-1234 for more information.

Perry Idol Finale Scheduled

Perry Idol Finale Scheduled

The Perry Idol Finale will be held Saturday, March 19th, 6:00pm at the River Church in Kathleen Ga.

Tickets will be sold at the Perry Chamber in advance $7 for Adults, $3 for Children.

Cost the night of the event will be $10 for Adults, $5 for children. Call (478) 987-1234 for details.

In the Adult Category (Ages 15 and up) are: Aveon Williams, Ben Robbins, Chad Davis, Dawn Weaks, Gina Hodges, Jessica Davis, Jill Davis, Kerrence Thomas, Mikanell Rodriguez, Morgan James, Sam Fisher and Wesley Willis, Jr. The two alternates that were chosen were Samantha Bartlette and Taylor Dixon.

In the Jr. Category (Ages 7 to 14) are: Abbigail Fisher, Cassy Chaney, Evelyn Jones, Grace Thomas, Hannah Hunt, J'Quan E. Gulley, Katherine Weaks, Olivia Kessel, Rylee Crouch, Tiffany Morgan, Tristen Sledge and Valerie Davis. The two alternates that were chosen were DeLaine Crutchfield and Taylor Garrison.

Auditions were held in February.

Adult Softball Tournament Part of Dogwood Festival

Adult Softball Tournament Part of Dogwood Festival

The registration fee is $150 per team.

For more information, contact Alton Ellis at 988-2860.

Miss Dogwood Pageant

The Miss Dogwood Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, March 5.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. with Tiny Miss Dogwood, Little Miss Dogwood and Junior Miss Dogwood.

At 7:30 p.m., the pageant will feature Miss Pre-Teen Dogwood, Miss Teen Dogwood and Miss Dogwood.

The pageants will take place in the Perry High School Auditorium.

For more information, call the Perry Chamber of Commerce at 478-987-1234.

The 23rd Annual Perry Dogwood Festival is scheduled for April 9-10.

Houston County Sharks Host State Basketball Tournament

The Houston County Sharks will host the 2011 State Wheelchair Basketball tournament Saturday, March 5, at Warner Robins High School. 

Eight teams will compete for the championship title beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The JV championship trophy will be presented around 4 p.m. by Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines.   

“Everyone is invited to come and cheer on the top eight wheelchair teams in the state as they fight for the title of State Champion,”  Christy Jones, area coordinator says.  “Our very own Sharks are currently ranked first in the Junior Varsity division.”     

The tournament game schedule is:

9:30 a.m. – JV Semi, Henry County Hurricanes vs. Houston County Sharks

11:20 a.m. – JV Semi, Fulton County YMCA Mustangs vs. Clayton Eagles

1:10 p.m. – Varsity Semi, Gwinnett Heat vs. Atlanta Wolf pack