Weekly Update: March 2019

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The Washington County Concert Association is proud to present one of the hottest traditional country / bluegrass bands in the South – The Malpass Brothers of North Carolina.  They will be in concert with their traveling band on Thursday evening, March 21st, in the Oconee Fall Line Technical College Auditorium at 7:30 PM.

          The Malpass Brothers are selling out venues on their current tour because word is spreading that they are THE authentic traditional country band.  We have literally gotten calls and emails from all over the state for people who are driving to Sandersville next Thursday to see the Malpass Brothers again (we have sold over 40 advance tickets to out of towners). 

          Come see why the Raleigh News & Observer says “Retrobilly duo The Malpass Brothers are the closest thing to Nashville’s Golden Age since the passing of Merle Haggard in 2016.  In fact, Haggard took a liking to the Goldsboro siblings and invited them to record at his California ranch.  With their carefully textured coifs and colorful suits, the Malpass boys look like the music they sing, from honky-tonk classics to old-time gospel.”  SteelGuitarForum.com says “May be just the kind of effort that saves country music from complete pop oblivion.”  Roothog Radio notes “These guys don’t just sound retro.  They are retro.”

          Come see what the fuss is all about.  Members of the Washington County Concert Association are of course admitted with their memberships.  If you are not a member, you can buy a one-time ticket at the door for $25.  Children and students are admitted free.


We are now looking for contestants for our 2nd Annual RFL Bearded Ladies Women-less Pageant, which will take place at our Relay Event for 2019!

For more information and/or registration forms, contact:
Michelle Cooper 478-232-9770
Gerri Brantley 478-232-5368
Or Dawn Smith 478-232-7379

Contestants must be registered by March 29 in order for us to plan accordingly. 
Share and tag someone who you think could be the best "bearded lady" of Relay! 

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and Rodeo begins at 7:00 p.m.

Admission: Under 5 free, Adults $15, Youth $10, at Gate.
Advance Tickets 20% off at any Smith Farm Supply location.

Sanctioned Contest Events: Bareback Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Bull Riding.

Sponsored By: Washington County Ag Center

Produced By: Hedrick Rodeo Company, Madisonville, Tennessee - Danny and Jessica, and their children, son Justin and daughter Emily, are celebrating 16 years in producing rodeos.


    Inaugural 5K and One-Mile Walk

Registration Form

Join us for the inaugural Terminator 5K and One-Mile walk on Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Sandersville, GA. All proceeds from this event will be donated to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center to further their research on the treatment and cure for brain cancer. 

The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center conducts groundbreaking research, offers clinical trials, provides innovative treatments, and takes an aggressive approach to the care of individuals with brain tumors.  At Duke, there is HOPE!

In November 2017, I, Pam Stewart, was diagnosed with Stage IV Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). GBM is often referred to as “The Terminator”, hence the name of the race. Since my diagnosis, I have received outstanding care from some of the best medical professionals at Duke University. Thanks to my medical team, I have remained tumor  free for fifteen months, and I feel compelled to aid in  the search for a cure for brain tumors and brain cancer.
Join us on Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Sandersville,  Georgia, to raise critical funds to support cutting edge  brain cancer research being completed at Duke University.  Help us ​TERMINATE brain cancer!
The run/walk will start and finish at Brentwood School. 
   725 Linton Road
   Sandersville, GA 31082
 For more information or to register, please contact us at ​TheTerminator5K@gmail.com​. 

Members Only: Business After Hours


Washington County Schools

January 22, 2019
Department of Special Programs
Washington County Public Schools
P. O. Box 716
Sandersville, GA  31082

Dear Business Stakeholder:
Our Special Education Department is seeking to allow our students to participate in extracurricular activities.  Our students enjoy being out in the community and the social interactions that occur with these trips are irreplaceable.   As you well know, there are always costs involved for our students.  In order to prevent asking parents for money, we are reaching out to our business stakeholders. 
Your donation will help defray the costs of items for our special education students such as:

Special Olympics uniforms
Special Olympics lunches and snacks
Transportation to and from Special Olympics events
Classroom field trips
Classroom incentives

If you are able, we’d love it if you could make a donation to help our students.  Thank you in advance for your contribution.   Please make checks payable to Washington County Board of Education Special Programs Department

Emily Johnson
Director of Special Programs
478-552-3981 Ext. 1225

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