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Bleckley Falls in First Round of State

Bleckley Falls in First Round of State

Down 14 points in the third quarter of Saturday's AA state playoff at third-ranked Thomasville and with Brentine Taylor on the bench with three fouls, Bleckley used an 8-2 run to get within eight. 

Thomasville though pushed its lead to 16 by the fourth quarter.  Though the deficit grew to 21, the Royals tried to rally with an 11-3 run.  It would not be enough as BCHS saw its season end with a 57-45 loss.

Taylor and Vidal Nelson both scored 10 points.  Ken Hughes had 12.  BC finishes its season 18-9.

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Bleckley Falls to 0-2 on Baseball Season

Bleckley Falls to 0-2 on Baseball Season

Friday's Bleckley-Franklin County baseball game in Carnesville had some good news for the Royals. 

BCHS had seven hits compared to just three in the season opener versus Hawkinsville. 

Kace Kirkpatrick struck out the side in a scoreless sixth inning of relief.  The bad news was 10 walks and three errors as BC lost to Franklin 11-3.

Frankie Mullis was 2 for 4 with a double and 1 RBI.  Allen Mikel Floyd had a two-run home run.

The Royals have their home opener Monday versus Hawkinsville. 

JV play at 4 p.m. with varsity to follow.

Eastman Named Tree City USA During Arbor Day Celebration

Eastman Named Tree City USA During Arbor Day Celebration

Eastman has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.  It is the twentieth year Eastman has received this national recognition.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

The Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Arbor Day Celebration.

“A tradition that began in the nation’s schools 1882, the celebration of Arbor Day continues today in Dodge County through the work of the 4-H Club,” stated Judy Hemphill Madden, President of the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce. Madden quoted J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day, stating “Each generation takes the Earth as trustees.”

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Leadership Dodge Visits Capitol for State Government Session

Leadership Dodge Visits Capitol for State Government Session

On February 16-17, 2011 the 2010-2011 Leadership Dodge Class held their session focusing on State Government in Atlanta.

 The session began at the Centergy Center in Atlanta, which houses the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia EMC Community & Economic Development, Georgia Power Company’s Georgia Resource Center, and Georgia Quick Start Training Program.  Pat Merritt, Manager of Community Development with Georgia EMC Community Economic Development Department welcomed the class and presented an overview of the economic development processes and the many services offered to Dodge County through Ocmulgee EMC and Georgia EMC.

MGC Presents Battle of the Bands

Middle Georgia College will present Battle of the Bands Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at the Theatre Dublin. 

Bands of different genres will be competing, with First Place winning $1,000, Second Place winning $500, and People’s Choice winning $350.

Admission is $5.00 for the general public, and free for MGC students with an MGC ID and children 12 and under.

For more information, contact Christy Faulk at 478-275-6768. 

One Week Left to enter Ga. Four-Ball Tournament

Entries will be closing on March 2 for the 23rd annual Georgia Four-Ball Tournament, which takes place March 25-27, at Southern Hills Golf Club in Hawkinsville and Houston Lake Country Club in Perry. 

This event is open to two-man teams of male amateur golfers who are GSGA members, have a combined USGA Handicap Index of 4.0 or above and a maximum differential of six strokes.

The field will consist of 96 teams -- 82 determined by lottery, three spots reserved for each host club and one spot reserved for each of the previous year's flight winners. The format is 54 holes of flighted, four-ball stroke play.

Last year, Jack Benson of Roswell and Pete Malcolm of Duluth posted a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to capture their second-straight Four-Ball Tournament title at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club and Valdosta Country Club.