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Middle Georgia State College campuses to delay opening Wednesday

Middle Georgia State College campuses to delay opening Wednesday

Middle Georgia State College announced that due to freezing percipitation in some parts of the area Wednesday morning, all campuses will be closed until noon. 

Normal schedules will take place Tuesday evening. 

Faculty, saff, and students should not report until noon.  A release states that the weather will be monitored and that if no other announcements are made, classes and normal operations will resume at noon.

Winter weather forces sports schedule changes

Winter weather forces sports schedule changes

The Region 4-AA basketball semifinals and finals that will be held at Bleckley County High School have been moved to Saturday and Monday due to weather. 

BCHS girls takes the court Saturday at 7 pm.  The West Laurens-BCHS baseball scrimmage has been moved to 5 p.m. Friday at West Laurens.

Dublin Visitors Center Designated Regional Visitors Information Center

Dublin Visitors Center Designated Regional Visitors Information Center

Visit the Dublin Visitors Center on an average day, and you’ll meet travelers from around the world, searching for information and a friendly face. “In the past few months alone, we have welcomed guests from Scotland, Germany, England, and Korea. Our location just off exit 51 on I-16 gives Dublin a chance to interact with the world. We provide maps, brochures, and information on all the wonderful destinations and events in Laurens County and Georgia,” says Brooke Mullis, Dublin Visitors Center Manager. “With the recent addition of the dog park, we are seeing more people and their pets. I make new friends every day.”

Middle Georgia State College campuses to open at noon Thursday

Middle Georgia State College announced Wednesday afternoon that due to concerns over icy roads in the morning, all campuses would open at noon Thursday.  Classes scheduled before noon are cancelled.

Dublin-Laurens Tourism Council Announces 2014 Board of Directors

Dublin-Laurens Tourism Council Announces 2014 Board of Directors

Recently, the Dublin-Laurens Tourism Council confirmed its Board of Directors and Officers for 2014. Appointed by various authorities and organizations across Laurens County, the Board of Directors develops and implements action plans to increase tourist visits to Laurens County, Georgia through promotion, marketing, resource development and enrichment, and promoting investment in local assets, resources, and infrastructure, such as parks, museums, convention centers, historic districts, restaurants, and events to attract potential visitors.

'Honey Boo Boo's' "Pumpkin" admitted to hospital after accident

'Honey Boo Boo's' "Pumpkin" admitted to hospital after accident

According to Honey Boo Boo's official Facebook page, Lauryn Shannon, known as "Pumpkin" on the show, was admitted to the hospital late Sunday night after apparently not improving.

That Facebook page is run by Mama June and a family friend.

Related: 'Honey Boo Boo' family in car accident

Her mother writes that "This week has been so crazy with the wreck and dealing with her post severe concussion stuff and trying to get her back to normal..."

35 Of Georgia’s Brightest Come Together As Young Gamechangers

35 Of Georgia’s Brightest Come Together As Young Gamechangers

Atlanta, GA GeorgiaForward kicks off its second annual Young Gamechangers program on Thursday, January 9 convening 35 of the state’s most promising young leaders in Dublin, Laurens County, with the goal of revisioning the area as a vibrant 21st century community.

“In fulfilling our mission to promote smart policies, thoughtful leadership and deeper civic engagement throughout Georgia, I’m excited to announce the second year of Young Gamechangers,” says Howard Franklin, Executive Director of GeorgiaForward.  “Our participants’ careers span arts & culture, business, finance, education, non-profit, government, law, urban planning and economic development. They have plenty to offer both Georgia and Dublin, Laurens County. We’re excited to be in a community on the precipice of monumental changes, and that offers challenges that can be creatively solved by the state’s next generation of leaders.”