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BCHS Boys Quartet Places First at State Literary Championship

BCHS Boys Quartet Places First at State Literary Championship

At the AA State Literary Championship held Saturday at Veteran's High School, the BCHS boys quartet finished first. 

The quartet was John Carr, Spencer Maddox, Phillip Odom, and Matthew White. 

Finishing fourth in state competition Saturday was girls trio (Erin Smith, Amber Burton, Logan Spivey) and Smith in girls dramatic interpretation.

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Lady Royals Soccer Team Falls at Screven County

Lady Royals Soccer Team Falls at Screven County

Playing their second straight game without a regular starter, the Lady Royals gave up four first-half goals and were shut out offensively as they lost at Screven County 6-0. 

Both teams return to action Tuesday versus Dodge County.  Game times are 5 and 7 p.m.

Third Annual Danny Dykes Memorial Golf Tournament

The Third Annual Danny Dykes Memorial Golf Tournament will be held April 16 at Uchee Trail Country Club

The tournament is a four-man scramble with a 2 p.m. shotgun start. 

Cost is $40 for 18 holes of golf and lunch. 

Mulligans (1 per player for 9 holes) will be available for $5 each. 

Range balls and lunch will be available after 1 pm.  Cash prizes for first through third place in two flights.

Checks, made payable to the American Cancer Society, can be turned into the club. 

Or you can register by sending payment and information to Relay for Life of Bleckley County c/o Candi Dykes, 177 Jeanne Drive, Cochran, GA 31014.  Registration is due by April 16.  Call Candi Dykes at 478-298-0255 for more information. 

All proceeds benefit the Relay for Life of Bleckley County.

Uchee Trail Country Club is located at 202 Country Club Rd.

Cochran-Bleckley United Givers Fund presents "Thanksgiving in April"

Enjoy "Thanksgiving in April" by purchasing a turkey and dressing plate from the Cochran-Bleckley United Givers Fund. 

Cost is a $7 donation with proceeds benefitting the fund. 

Plates can be picked up April 3 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. 

Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce Office located on Second Street. 

Call the chamber at 478-934-2965 for more information.

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Census Data: What You Expected?

Census Data: What You Expected?

The United States Census data from 2010 was released Thursday. Bleckley, Dodge and Pulaski counties grew in population size.

Bleckley County grew 12 percent from 11,666 folks to 13,063.

Dodge County grew 14 percent. In 2000, 19,171 people were counted in the census. In 2010's census, 21,796 people were counted.

Pulaski County grew by 25 percent: from a population of 9,588  in 2000 to 12,010 in 2010.

Are you surprised by the growth in your county? What factors do you think contributed to the growth in population?

View the 2010 U.S. Census Interactive Map.

 

Senator Tolleson Reports from the Capitol

Senator Tolleson Reports from the Capitol

By Sen. Ross Tolleson

PERRY (March 18, 2011) – Crossover Day marks an important milestone in the legislative process. It falls on Day 30 of the 40-day legislative session and is the last day that bills can cross from one chamber to another. In an effort to pass important legislation before the deadline, the Senate debated and voted on a list of 50 bills on Crossover Day. Moving forward, we’ll start taking up House bills and working on compromises between similar legislation in conference committees.

Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Arts Council Presents "Mustang Sally"

Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Arts Council Presents "Mustang Sally"

Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Arts Council Presents "Mustang Sally"

Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets - $25