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Race to Georgia's Geodesic Center at Jeffersonville Fall Festival

Race to Georgia's Geodesic Center at Jeffersonville Fall Festival

The City hosts its first annual Harvest Festival Friday to Sunday, 26-28 October.

This family-friendly community event offers a carnival with rides for the children and "festival" food, a super parade on Saturday at 11:00, arts and crafts vendor booths, the United States Air Force Reserve Band, Mercer's Jazz Band, and other must-see entertainment throughout the weekend.

A 5K Run And See Georgia race, "Race to the Center," begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday. So be sure you RACE TO THE CENTER -- the geodesic center of the State of Georgia.

PHOTOS | Monday's Sunrise

PHOTOS | Monday's Sunrise

Thanks to Ronnie Crosby for sending us these photos.

He caught this sunrise around 6:40 a.m. Monday at Columbus Road and Heath Road.

Central Georgians Graduate from First Responder Training

Central Georgians Graduate from First Responder Training

From the Medical Center of Central Georgia: 

After 13 weeks of learning the basics of how to be an emergency medical responder, 19 Baldwin County residents graduated from the First Responder Training Class hosted by Emergency Medical Services of The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG).

These new volunteers for Baldwin County Rescue Department and Georgia College and State University are armed with training in basic first aid and CPR, immobilization of patients with traumatic injuries, oxygen administration, and even deliver of a baby. These volunteers, with Baldwin County Fire Rescue Department and Georgia College and State University, can respond to 9-1-1 calls in their county for persons needing medical assistance.

The class was funded by a competitive grant from the Georgia Trauma Commission through the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services. Baldwin County was selected because of its highly rural setting.

Community Closet to Help Families in Need

Community Closet to Help Families in Need

Twiggs County will soon have a new resource for families who face adversity.

The Community Closet, expected to officially open in June, will assist families who experience something like a house fire, coordinator Tamiko Horne says.

Currently, the Community Closet needs donations for men, women and children, but especially donations of men's clothing in large sizes. Another need is undergarments for men, women and children.

Families or individuals can access the closet through agencies like DFACS and the Board of Education.

Family Connections organizes the closet and can be reached at 478-233-7468 or twiggsfc@gmail.com for more information or to give donations.

The Community Closet is located at the Twiggs County Board of Education in the Family Connections office.