Recent snow damaged a section of Ga. 57 near Irwinton, causing authorities to close off the road until repairs can be made.
The Wilkinson County 911 dispatch service said the closed road stretches from Dedrick Road to Wilkinson County High School, located near J.R. Sims Road.
The road was closed Saturday afternoon.
— Dan Maley
Black church focus of history program
WARNER ROBINS — A program featuring the history of the black church will be presented Tuesday and Wednesday as part of a Black History Month celebration at the Galleria Conference Center & Banquet Hall.
Tuesday, the focus will be on the historical role of pastor and minister wives and women auxiliaries. A reception will start at 5:15 p.m., followed by a prayer meeting at 6 p.m. and keynote speaker Myldred P. Hill at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Fort Valley State University President Larry Rivers is the keynote speaker as he presents “The History of the Black Church.” The talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. Preceding the event, from 5:15 to 6 p.m., will be a pastor, ministers and ministries reception, along with a processional and seating arrangements.
Tickets for either event are $12. To purchase, call 971-3470 or visit the Galleria Conference Center at the Galleria in Centerville.
— Jennifer Burk