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Eastman homeowners could see lower insurance rates

Eastman homeowners could see lower insurance rates

Eastman homeowners could see a savings on their homeowners insurance rates the next time they renew their policy because the Eastman Fire Department was recently evaluated by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) based in New Jersey and received an improvement in public protection class.

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UPDATE: Houston County burglary suspects identified

UPDATE: Houston County burglary suspects identified

The Houston County Sheriff's Office identified the two people they believe are responsible for a string of burglaries.

Investigators arrested Jabrea Deanna Vason, 21, of Montezuma Thursday after a traffic stop on Macedonia Church Road in Pulaski County.

Eddie McTrail Allen, 32, of Americus, ran from the car on foot prompting a massive manhunt in the area of Macedonia Road and Hwy 26.

Royal Kingsmen hold band camp performance

Royal Kingsmen hold band camp performance

The BCHS Royal Kingsmen have been holding band camp this week to prepare for football season.  

Thursday, parents got a small preview of what this year's show would look like in a performance held at the practice field. This year's show will be entitled "Movie Toons."  

Fans can see it in it's entirety August 15 when the Royals will host Irwin County in a scrimmage at 7:30 p.m.

Cochran church to give away backpacks

Cochran church to give away backpacks

First Baptist Church of Cochran will give away backpacks August 2 from 2-4 p.m.  They'll be handed out in the parking lot of the church, 101 S. Second St.  

Each of the 200 distributed will be filled with school supplies and the giveaway will be on a first come, first serve basis.

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Lady Royals finish Effingham tourney on high note

Lady Royals finish Effingham tourney on high note

Despite typical hot and humid South Georgia Wednesday, BCHS had a good day at a pre season tournament hosted by Effingham County High School.  Three runs in the fifth provided breathing room in a 5-1 win versus Long County.  Elizabeth Mathis was 1 for 2 with a two-run single.  Allie Keel was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI.  Holly Tedders was 1 for 2

BC took advantage of eight first inning walks versus a split Tattnal County squad to score all 13 of their runs in the first inning en route to a 13-1 win.   Hannah Coulter was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI.  Chelsea Brady was 2 for 2 with 1 RBI.  Jordan Williams went 1 for 2 with 1 RBI.

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Lady Royals win two of three at Effingham tournament

Lady Royals win two of three at Effingham tournament

BCHS continued their pre season softball schedule Tuesday when they traveled south to a pre-season tournament hosted by Effingham County.  They won two of three games played.  In a 9-5 victory versus Putnam County, Aliyah Whithead was 2 for 2 with a triple.  Kalee Kitchens was 2 for 2.  Allison Collins was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI.  Faith Harris was 1 for 2.

Three runs in each of the first two innings against a split Effingham squad (Effingham County Gray) propeled BC to a 10-1 win.   Allie Keel was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI.  Harris was 2 for 3 with 1 RBI.  Taylor Dykes was 2 for 3.  Hannah Coulter was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI.  Collins and Elizabeth Mathis were 1 for 2.