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Pigs and Wings BBQ Competition in Perry this Weekend

Pigs and Wings BBQ Competition in Perry this Weekend

Pigs and Wings BBQ competition and Fly-In sponsored will be held at the Perry-Houston County Airport (Exit 138 of I-75) this weekend.

The festivities kick off Friday evening while the teams set up and prepare for a long night of cooking.

Teams from all over compete in the following categories: Brunswick Stew, Pork Loin, Pulled Pork, Ribs and more.

Central Georgians Jump on "Harlem Shake" Train

Georgia College students jumped on the Youtube viral sensation with their own "Harlem Shake."

First Presbyterian in Macon does the "Harlem Shake" on Valentine's Day.

 

by Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY STORY

Dance craze has roots in the '80s More than 4,000 'Harlem Shake' videos a day are posted on YouTube.

The song that spurred the craze is No. 10 on iTunes Gangnam Style is so last year: 2013's new dance craze is the Harlem Shake.

Westfield Students Nominated for Governors Honors Program

Westfield Students Nominated for Governors Honors Program

The Westfield School has recognized two students who have been selected as nominees for the 2013 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program:

Gehrig Broxton, a junior at Westfield, has been nominated in the area of Chemistry.   Gehrig is an Honors student and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Broxton.  He has received numerous academic awards and is a member of the Beta Club, Math Team, and Varsity Baseball team.

Elizabeth Bourque, a sophomore at Westfield, has been nominated in the area of Dance/Ballet.  Elizabeth is an Honors student and is a member of the Beta Club and Tri-Hi-Y Club.  She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brod Bourque.

Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale Urges Official Participation

Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale Urges Official Participation

January 10, 2013

We are writing this letter with the hope that an annual event that brings thousands of visitors each year to Dodge County can be saved.

Since 2005, Golden Isles Parkway Association has sponsored the Annual Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale the second Saturday of March each year with the goal of promoting tourism and economic development to the communities located along Highway 341.  Golden Isles Parkway Association (GIPA) utilizes a vast advertising campaign to promote Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale. This campaign includes print, radio, digital, and direct mail advertisements aimed at tourists across the United States.

Chamber Announces New Additions to Dogwood Festival

Chamber Announces New Additions to Dogwood Festival

 

Perry, GA-The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce held a press conference Tuesday morning to unveil a flurry of plans for the upcoming 25th Anniversary of the Dogwood Festival scheduled for April 13th and 14th.  Details included a Dogwood Tree Planting Project, the addition of a DockDog Competition during the two day Arts and Crafts Show in Downtown Perry, a Hot Air Balloon Rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, and ten sanctioned events being produced during the two day festival.  Chamber officials also unveiled the Official Art for the 25th Annual Dogwood Festival as well as a new logo and website design.

Martin Luther King Jr. March to Head Through Perry

Martin Luther King Jr. March to Head Through Perry

A march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. heads through Perry Monday.

The march, sponsored by the Houston County Branch of the NAACP and the SCLC, is set for Monday at 9 al a.m.

The route begins at Oldfield Baptist Church and ends at New Hope Baptist Church on 1300 Washington Street in Perry.

Breakfast will be provided.

Veterans High Hosts Special Olympics Winter Games

Veterans High Hosts Special Olympics Winter Games

 

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Special Olympics Winter Games will be held Jan. 18, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to about 2:00 p.m. at Veterans High School in the gym.  About 150 students in grades six through 12 have signed up to participate in the basketball competition.  The event will begin with a short program welcoming the student athletes, parents and teachers, followed by an introduction of each school.

This is the first time the school system will hold the Winter Olympics.  The event will allow student athletes the opportunity to qualify for the State Winter Special Olympics Games which will be held Jan. 25 - 27, 2013, in Atlanta.  About 20 Houston County youth will qualify for the state event during the local games. 

When not competing, the students will enjoy “Fun City” upstairs in the gym.  There will be face painting, arts and crafts and more for the young student athletes.