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Milan Man Dies in Mechanial Shop Explosion

A 66-year-old Milan man died after a propane tank exploded at his mechanical shop located outside of Rhine on Will Reeves Road, according to Captain Tony Winborn of the Dodge County Sheriff's Office.

According to a press release from the sheriff's office, Charles Campbell was found dead around 4:30 p.m. Thursday when firefighters and sheriff's deputies responded to the incident.

Winborn says a leaking propane tank caused the accident, and the explosion is believed to be an accident.

He says the investigation is ongoing.

Sheila Wilcox and her son Zyan Mckever were Campbell's long-time neighbors.

Wilcox says she saw Campbell earlier Thursday on the way to his mechanical shop, which is down the road from her home. 

She says he was a popular person in the community and described him as a jokester and a friend who was always willing to lend a hand.

Bleckley FFA Forestry Team Wins Okefenokee Foresty Field Day

Bleckley FFA Forestry Team Wins Okefenokee Foresty Field Day

The Bleckley FFA Forestry Team won the Okefenokee Forestry Field Day held Thursday in Folkston.  Bleckley competed against 15 other schools from across the state.  Indvididuals placing in events were: Gabe Outlaw: First, Reforestation.  Spencer Kirkpatrick: First, Ocular Estimation.  Jon Googe: First, Sawtimer Estimation.  Evan Bennett, First, Soil Sampling.  Jessica Sewell: Second, TSI.  Ricky Sikes: Second, Tree ID.  Drew Grimsley: Third, Hand Compass.  Brandon Nobles: Third, Land Management.  

The team has one final field day before region April 19.

First Baptist Church to Have Community Easter Celebration

First Baptist Church will have a community-wide Easter Celebration on April 16 starting at 10 a.m. in the church parking lot. 

The celebration will include sharing in a unique experience of the meaning of Easter followed by an Easter Egg hunt.  Parents are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and a basket for their child. 

Call the church office at 478-934-6356 for more information.  FBC is located at 102 South Second St.

Funding Could Delay New Dodge County Jail


Bleckley Unable to Hold Early Lead in Loss to Irish

Bleckley Unable to Hold Early Lead in Loss to Irish

Tuesday, the BCHS baseball team looked to strech its winning streak to four games versus Dublin.  Bryant Trice had a two-run home run in the first inning. 

Ben Harris had a two-run shot in the second.  Dublin however tied the score in the home half of the inning.  The Royals last lead came at 5-4 going into the bottom of the third. 

DHS scored three times to take the lead and added two more in the bottom of the sixth.  BC left five runners on base in the final three innings as their streak ended 9-5.

Frankie Mullis was 2 for 4.  Caleb Bryant was 1 for 2.  Bleckley plays at Northside Thursday.  Game time is 5:45 p.m.

Bleckley Teen Crowned Miss Bibb County Forestry

Bleckley Teen Crowned Miss Bibb County Forestry

Bleckley teenager Rachel Nobels was crowned the 2011 Miss Bibb County Foresty Queen Saturday in Byron. 

Nobles is a senior at BCHS.  She is the fourth Bleckley teen to win a foresty queen title, joining Miranda Bryant (Miss Bleckley County Forestry), Emily Ann Willis (Junior Miss), and Cheryl Bloodworth (Teen Miss). 

All four will have their qualifying fees paid for the upcoming Miss Georgia Forestry Pagent held in June in Tifton.

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