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Made in America

There is a new movement happening, anything handmade and local are hot items these days. You can see this happening online at Etsy.com, your local craft shows during the holidays and your local farmers markets in spring.  Who wouldn’t want something grown or made/crafted with skilled hands from a neighbor?  I know I do! 

I know you’ve seen it.  But do you understand it? The new buzz phrase… “Made in America.”  Sounds great doesn’t it….Say out loud  “Made in America.”  

Ok.. so maybe I should have said “ Buy Local”…  Or what about “Handcrafted,” “Handmade,” and “Homemade.”  I have to ask the big question?  Do you buy local? Or just grab something from the big box stores? 

2nd Annual Paper Crafting Extravaganza

This is an expo for all the scrapbooking fiends out there!

The cropping, shopping, classes, make-n-takes, prizes and giveaways is all on Friday & Saturday, May 13 & 14.

You can find this expo at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry.

Vendor hours are at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and cropping hours are 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. both days.

Parking is free, pre-registration is $5 and admission at the door is $7.

Registration for Georgia GO Fish Bobberthon Fishing Tournament Begins Today

Registration for Georgia GO Fish Bobberthon Fishing Tournament Begins Today

Ready, set…Go Fish!

Register today for the GO Fish Georgia Bobberthon fishing tournament and get ready to GO Fish for fun and prizes beginning April 16.

Beginning April 16 through June 11, 2011, the Dodge County Public Fishing Area will be stocked with up to 200 bream in anticipation of a new regional fishing tournament, called the Bobberthon. Bream will be tagged in the Dodge County PFA, Flat Creek PFA, Hugh Gillis PFA and Ocmulgee PFA.  Anglers can register at community vendors in order to participate in the tournament.  If an angler catches a tagged fish, they will return the tag to the vendor in which they registered.   All anglers that catch a tagged fish are guaranteed a prize and will be registered for the Grand Tournament. 

Your County Census Data: What You Expected?

Your County Census Data: What You Expected?

Houston County's population has grown by 26 percent, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.

That's a population of 139,900 people in 2010, up from the 110,765 counted in 2000.

Does this growth surprise you? We want to know: what factors do you think have contributed to the growth?

View our 2010 U.S. Census Interactive Map.

Sen. Tolleson Reports from the Capitol

Written by Senator Tolleson, Submitted by the Senate Press Office:

This week, the legislature took the final step to preserving Georgia’s greatest gift to its students, the HOPE Scholarship. The Senate and House agreed on a final version and have sent the bill to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. Putting the program on a financially sustainable path will ensure the viability of HOPE and the pre-kindergarten program for generations to come. With the first merit-based program of its kind, Georgia is still one of only ten states with an active lottery scholarship program. It’s imperative that we maintain this valuable education tool. 

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. 

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.