The intersection of Cline Avenue and Pinewood Drive in Milledgeville will be closed to through traffic for the next 14 days. The intersection will open back up as soon as pipe installation is complete.

Lockerly Arboretum presents its new fall tradition - the Scarecrows in the Arboretum Contest. The contest is open to all individuals, families, businesses, organizations and schools. Scarecrows will be on exhibit throughout the Arboretum during the month of October. Visitors and exhibitors may cast their votes for “Best in Show” and “Best in Class.” The deadline for entries is Sept. 26. For more information visit http://lockerly.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Scarecrow-Flyer-ver-3.pdf for contest details. All proceeds will support the Arboretum's education programs.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Helping Hands Society has confirmed its annual Helping Hands Society Fundraiser to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Georgia College University Banquet Room. A $35 ticket will allow access to bid on a variety of unique items in the silent and live auction, fun games and raffles and delicious food with one free drink ticket. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets are on sale now at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church office in Milledgeville on Jefferson Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday or by emailing bonnbonn@windstream.net.

Georgia River Network will hold its Lower Oconee Hidden Gem Paddle & Campout Sept. 17-18. For information and to sign up visit loweroconee.eventbrite.com.

Members of the American Legion Post 523 Milledgeville are accepting donations for care packages for men and women stationed overseas. Items being collected include socks, underwear, fingerless gloves, undershirts, caps, towels, as well as books and magazines, pens and pencils and personal items. Non-perishable food items will also be accepted. For more information call Johnnie Gilbert, senior vice commander, Post 523 Milledgeville, 478-456-6528, Michael Davis, 478-456-4480 or email legion12261@yahoo.com.

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