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Bleckley Splits Home Games with Wilcox

Bleckley Splits Home Games with Wilcox

Tyresha Williams scored six of her 23 points in a 12-0 fourth quarter run to help the Lady Royals erase a 10-point deficit versus Wilcox County. 

Bleckley won 57-55.  Despite numerous rally attempts, the Royals could not overcome an early 17-point deficit against the fifth-ranked Patriots as they lost 91-82. 

Brentine Taylor had 24 points and 13 rebounds.  DeMario Beck had 16 points and 11 boards off the bench.

BCHS begins sub-region play Friday in Dublin. 

Both JV teams will be in action with the girls starting at 4 p.m.  Varsity games begin at 7 p.m.

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Beatles Tribute Band at Hawkinsville Opera House

Beatles Tribute Band at Hawkinsville Opera House

At the Old Opera House in Hawksinville.

For more information, call 478-783-1884.

Young and Miss Harness Festival Pageant

The Harness Festival Pageant will take place on February 5.

The Young Miss and Miss Harness Festival Pageant is for contestants from two years old through 12th grade.

Age divisions are as follows:

Teeny Miss: 2-3 years old
Toddler Miss: 4-5 years old
Tiny Miss: 6 years old through 1st grade
Little Miss: 2-3rd grade

Petite Miss: 4-5th grade
Junior Miss: 6-7th grade
Young Miss: 8-9th grade
Miss: 10-12th grade

The entry fee is $50 and the entry deadline is January 21.

The event is scheduled to take place at the Hawkinsville Opera House. Age divisions 2 years through 3rd grade will be at 1 p.m. and 4th grade through 12th grade will take place at 7 p.m.

For entry forms and information, call Therisa Patton at 478-230-0222.

Bleckley Boys Finish Third in Jones Tourney

Bleckley Boys Finish Third in Jones Tourney

Bleckley shook off Wednesday's bad game versus Washington County to defeat host Jones County 58-44 in the consolation game of the State Bank and Trust Holiday Classic Thursday.  Marcus Mack had 13 points and four steals.  Raykel Anderson added 10 off the bench.  Vidal Nelson, who led the team in rebounds for the tournament, was named to the All-Tournament team.

Both teams will be in action when BCHS hosts Wilcox County January 4.  JV boys tip at 4:15 p.m., varsity games begin at 6 p.m.

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BCHS Drama Department to Present Broadway-themed Show

The Bleckley County High School Drama Department will present "Broadway Bests" on January 10 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. 

It will feature music from shows such as Cats, Wicked and All That Jazz. 

Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students.  Proceeds from the show will go toward equipment purchases for the drama department.

Bleckley Boys Suffer First Loss

Bleckley Boys Suffer First Loss

Bleckley's boys had just ten points at halftime and a season-low 16 as they lost to Washington County 63-16 Wednesday in the State Bank and Trust Holiday Classic. 

The Royals play for third place Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Jones County High School.

Cochran Man In Serious Condition After Curtains Catch Fire

A man suffered severe burns and was airlifted to the Augusta Burn Center Wednesday morning after a space heater set curtains on fire at his Cochran home.

Cochran-Bleckley County Fire Chief Glenn Lord says curtains caught on fire around 4:30 a.m. at Marshall Johnson's home. That's at 1073 Highway 87 North.

Lord says the curtains fell on a space heater in Johnson's daughter's room, and he ran in to grab them and try to throw them in the bathtub. He said there was little damage to the home, other than the curtains.

He says Johnson was burned on most of his body from the chest down, and had to be airlifted to the Augusta Burn Center.

Olena Scarboro, spokeswoman for the burn center, says Johnson is in serious condition.