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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. 

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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.

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.

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.


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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.

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.