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Annual Friendship Motorcycle Ride

The 100 mile ride sponsored by Friendship United Methodist Church begins at the Eastman Wal-Mart parking lot located on U.S. Highway 341 Bypass.

The ride happens Saturday, April 9. Registration begins at 9:00am and the ride will leave at 10:00am. The fee is $20.00 for the rider and $10.00 for a passenger which includes lunch.

The ride ends at the Eastman/Dodge County recreation department on the Dublin highway, with lunch and door prizes.

The ride will raise money for the church's outreach ministries, including the Dodge County food bank, Habitat for Humanity, The Methodist Children's Home in Macon and Dodge County nursing homes.

For more information call (478) 893-4222.

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BCHS soccer teams sweep East Laurens.

BCHS soccer teams sweep East Laurens.

Ashley Burton had a pair of second-half goals as the Lady Royals won versus East Laurens at home Tuesday 3-1.  Hayley Nobles also scored.  Blake Lucas had a hat trick, Dean Murphy scored twice, and Jacob Waters scored as the Royals completed the sweep 6-2.  Both teams improve to 3-1 in Region 3-AA.

Bleckley plays at Southeast Bulloch Friday.  Game times are 5 and 7 pm.

Caller Threatened Bleckley Students

Bleckley County schools were closed Tuesday after someone threatened the district's students by phone.

That's according to the county's emergency management director, Mike Smith. He says the county 911 got a call just before 11 o'clock Monday  night. 

A message on the school district's website says: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, school has been canceled for students and staff on Tuesday, March 8."

Smith told 13WMAZ's Amy Aubert that a male on the phone threatened to blow up any student who set foot on a Bleckley campus on Tuesday.

A second male could be heard in the background, shouting the same message.

So, school was canceled for all Bleckley students and staff.

First Baptist Church Weekday Preschool Registration

First Baptist Church of Cochran will be having registration for its 2011-12 Weekday Preschool program on Wednesday, March 23 at 12 Noon - 1:30 PM and 5 - 6:30 PM in the Preschool Classroom at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Second St., Cochran. 

Call the church at 934-6356 for information.

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Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale begins Friday

Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale begins Friday

Calling all spenders! Join us at Georgia’s longest yard sale this Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12th. The  “Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale,” will take place March 11-12 along US Highway 341, the Golden Isles Parkway. The 240-mile yard sale will link peach-growing counties in middle Georgia to the beaches of the Golden Isles, with stops in nearly 19 communities along the way.

BCHS Literary Team wins region championship.

BCHS Literary Team wins region championship.

The BCHS Literary Team won the Region 3-AA Championship Friday at East Georgia College in Swainsboro.  Those finishing first and going on to state are: Erin Smith: Girls Dramatic Interpitation.  Cody Jones: Boys Essay.  Girls Trio: Erin Smith, Amber Burton, Logan Spivey.  Boys Quartet: Spencer Maddox, Phillip Odom, Matthew White, John Carr.  Second place finishers were:  Matthew White: Boys Dramatic Interpitation, Miranda Bryant: Girls Solo, and Spencer Maddox: Boys Solo.

First place finishers will compete at the AA State Literary Championship on March 19 at Veteran's High School.  Events begin at 8:30 am.

MGC Presents 'Anna in the Tropics'

MGC Presents 'Anna in the Tropics'

“Anna in the Tropics” opened March 2 at the Russell Hall Theater at the Middle Georgia College Cochran campus. Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a Cuban family that owns a cigar factory in Ybor City, Fl., in 1929 whose domestic problems come to light when a lector is hired to read to the workers as they roll cigars.

The play also explores the conflict between the old traditional methods of production and the newer, machine reliant ways as the family struggles to survive in the beginnings of the Great Depression.

The play was presented by MGC’s Encore Players and Delta Psi Omega, and will run March 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Russell Hall Theater.

Admission for “Anna in the Tropics” is free for MGC students, faculty, and staff, $5.00 for the general public, and $3.00 for seniors.