ASU to host workshop, benefit for Haiti

ALBANY -- Albany State University has two opportunities for Southwest Goergians this weekend, the first of which is a firearms workshop Saturday.

The free workshop, which focuses on Second Amendment rights, firearm safety and legal issues associated with firearms, is scheduled for 9 a.m.- 1p.m. in the school's ACAD Auditorium.

The following day, the university will host a Hope for Haiti Benefit Concert, with proceeds being donated to relief efforts in Haiti.

The event will kick off at 6 p.m. Sunday in HPER Gymnasium, with doors opening at 5 p.m.

Admission to the concert is a monetary donation for Haiti relief, with all donations going toward the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

For more information about the firearm safety workshop, call (229) 430-0668.

Benefit offers chance to win trip to Ireland

ALBANY -- Southwest Georgians have a chance to win a trip to the Emerald Isle as the Albany Symphony Orchestra is selling raffle tickets for a trip to Ireland.

Tickets are $50 for one chance to win or $100 for three chances, with proceeds benefiting the Symphony.

The winning trip enables two travelers to fly round-trip from Atlanta to Dublin and spend eight days accompanied by a professional tour director to explore sights of Ireland while staying in hotels, eating full Irish breakfasts each day and dining on three, three--course dinners.

For more information, call (229) 430-8933.

Humane Society to host pet adoption

LEESBURG -- The Humane Society of Terrell County will hold a pet adoption day this weekend.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply Co. on Ledo Road in Lee County.

For more information, visit www.hstco.org.

SW Georgia Regional Commission to meet

CAMILLA -- The Southwest Georgia Regional Commission will hold its January meeting today.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the second-floor conference room of the commission, which is located at 30 West Broad St. in Camilla.

-- Cathy Higgins