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Combat Physician Gives Lecture

Combat Physician Gives Lecture

Dr. Sudip Bose recently spoke to Middle Georgia College students, faculty, and community members about his time as a combat physician in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

His lecture, “From Battlefield to Bedside,” was the Learning Communities’ keynote event for their Examined Lives series.

That's according to a Middle Georgia College news release.

During his time in Iraq, Dr. Bose treated soldiers and Iraqis, as well as former Iraqi President Suddam Hussein shortly after his capture in 2003. His work in Iraq earned him The Bronze Star.

In addition to his work as an emergency room physician, Dr. Bose travels the world speaking about his experiences.  Dr. Bose’s work to help veterans since he came back from Iraq was one of the reasons he was perfect for MGC’s Examined Life series, said Dr. Stephen Svonavec, an associate professor of history at MGC’s Dublin campus.

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Bleckley Sweeps Region Soccer Opener

Bleckley Sweeps Region Soccer Opener

Ashley Burton had two goals and the assist on Amber Lucas' goal as the Lady Royals picked up their first win of the year 3-1 versus Dodge County at home Tuesday. 

Dean Murphy's goal at 7:05 of the second proved to be the game winner as the Royals won 2-1.  Vincent Garcia had Bleckley's other goal.

Friday's home match with Laney has been cancelled.  BCHS plays at Dublin High School March 1. 

Game times are 5 p.m. girls, 7 p.m. boys.


MGC Theatre to Present 'Anna in the Tropics'

Middle Georgia College (MGC) will present Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize- winning play “Anna in the Tropics” March 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 2:30 p.m.

The performance will take place at Russell Theatre on MGC’s Cochran campus. “Anna in the Tropics” explores the trials and tribulations of a Latino family that owns a cigar factory in Tampa, Florida in 1929 while dealing with the beginning of the Great Depression.

Admission to “Anna in the Tropics” is free for MGC students, faculty and staff. Admission for the general public is $5.00 and $2.00 for senior citizens, children, and non-MGC students.

For more information, contact Dr. Kathy Downs at 478-934-3089.

Bleckley Loses Baseball Opener in Hawkinsville

Bleckley Loses Baseball Opener in Hawkinsville

Bleckley gave up two runs in each inning including a seven-run fourth as they lost for the first time in five games to Hawkinsville 14-1 Monday.  Ben Harris was 1 for 2 with a solo home run. 

Cody Jones was 1 for 2 with a double. 

Jordan Perdue was 1 for 2.

BCHS travels to Franklin County Friday. 

Game time is 7 p.m. 

The Blue Devils are coached by former Royal head coach Brent Honeywell.

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Kathleen Man Killed In Early Morning Wreck

A Kathleen man died Monday morning in a highway accident in Dodge County.

Dodge County Coroner Joe Smith identified the man as William Allen Spangenburg, 44, of Kathleen. The accident happened just after 5 a.m. on U.S. Highway 341 (Golden Isles Parkway) at the intersection with the Jaybird-Helena Dirt Road.

According to a sheriff's news release, Spangenburg was driving a pickup truck and ran into a tractor-trailer hauling logs.

Spangenburg was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the log truck, Chad Eric Metz, 34, of Rockledge, Georgia was not injured.

The accident is under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol and its Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.

Bleckley Unable to Complete Comeback in Region 3-AA Consolation Game

Bleckley Unable to Complete Comeback in Region 3-AA Consolation Game

Down 12 at the half to East Laurens Saturday, Bleckley opened the third on a 16-3 run to take a one-point lead.  However, they would be unable to sustain the rally as they fell 75-64. 

Marcus Mack finished with 21 points, Brentine Taylor and Vidal Nelson scored 10 each.

BCHS finishes as the fourth seed in Region 3-AA. 

They will open the state playoffs on February 26 at Thomasville, the top seed in in 1-AA.  Game time is 7 pm.

Bleckley falls in region semifinals.

Bleckley falls in region semifinals.

The Royals led 34-29 at halftime of Friday's Region 3-AA semifinal game at host Swainsbor Friday. 

But a Tiger 12-0 run over the final two plus minutes put Bleckley in a 48-42 hole going into the fourth. 

Foul trouble was also a factor as Brentine Taylor picked up his fourth foul late in the third quarter and the team had ten fouls early in the fourth.  BCHS lost 67-53.  Taylor and Vidal Nelson both scored 11.  Ken Hughes had 14.

Bleckley will play for third place Saturday versus East Laurens.  Tip time is 5:30 p.m.