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Top Scorer for Lady Royals to Continue Career in College

Top Scorer for Lady Royals to Continue Career in College

Tyresha Williams signed Friday to continue her basketball career with Chattahoochee Technical College. 

Williams led the Lady Royals in scoring all four years. 

Other accomplishments include being a first-team member of the Region 3-AA All Region team this year. 

She is the first Lady Royal to continue her career at the collegiate level since 2005.

Local Church to Participate in Simulcast on Good Friday

Mount Calvary Baptist Church will partcipate in a simulcast entitled "Secret Church" on April 22.  The event is sponsored by Lifeway Christian Bookstores and will be hosted by author David Platt. 

According to promotional materials, the event is designed to help people identify with "the persecuted church." 

Call 478-934-0810 for more information.  Mount Calvary Baptist is located at 134 Abney Rd. in Cochran.



Bats Struggle as Bleckley Falls at Home to Northside

Bats Struggle as Bleckley Falls at Home to Northside

In Tuesday's loss at Dodge County, the Bleckley offense struggled with runners in scoring position.  Those struggles continued Thursday at home versus Northside.  A two on, two out opportunity in the first produced no runs. 

The first of two double plays hit into by Bleckley erased a two on, one out, scoring chance in the second.  Northside pushed a pair across in the fourth.  BC again could not capitalize on a two on, one out situation in the bottom of the fifth.

The Eagles scored four more times over the final two innings as BCHS lost 6-0. 

Eight runners were left on base.  Dusty Jones was 2 for 4.  Caleb Bryant was 1 for 2 with a double.  Friday's home game versus Wilkinson County has been moved to 5 p.m.

No Tornado Warning Issued Early Tuesday

The National Weather Service says the two tornadoes that touched down in Central Georgia early Tuesday were uncommon types of twisters caused by a Quasi-Linear Convective System, also known as QLCS.

"What I saw was not evidence of a tornado," said Steve Nelson, National Weather Service Science and Operations Officer.

He says the tornadoes QLCS type made it difficult to spot.

"It is different because the tornadoes that tend to be produced tend to be brief, they can be intense, but they don't last long and can be challenging to detect," said Nelson.

Nelson says a super-cell tornado typically develops in the clouds but the tornadoes that hit early Tuesday is the opposite.

Problems Plague Dodge County Road

Some homeowners on Friendship UMC Road say they've been fighting for a paved street for years, and they're fed up the county isn't helping them out.

 Sarah McNair Dennard says her family name runs deep along Friendship UMC Road.  She's proud of the 235 acres they own.

"My father purchased land [on Friendship UMC  Road] in 1948," said Dennard.

Since then, the Dodge County native says not much on the road has changed, except increased traffic.  She says the dirt and muck cause problems, especially during severe weather like Tuesday's tornado, which caused the death of her nephew Christopher McNair.

"It's like you can't drive over the roads over a certain speed limit or else your car shake apart, always something, they're not scraped properly, it's just a hazardous," said Dennard.

She says her father and other homeowners donated property in the late 60's for road widening, with the expectation of pavement.

Relay for Life Day at Saturday's MGC Baseball Game

It will be Relay for Life day on April 9 when the Middle Georgia College Warriors host Georgia Perimeter Saturday.  Drinks will be sold in relay for life cups. 

T-shirts commemorating the day will be for sale.  Both teams are tied for first in the GJCAA. 

The doubleheader begins at 2 p.m.

Opportunities Missed as Bleckley Falls at Dodge County

Opportunities Missed as Bleckley Falls at Dodge County

Tuesday was round two of three sub-region contests between the Bleckley and Dodge baseball teams with this one taking place in Eastman.  Dodge led 1-0 for the first four and a half innings.  The Royals missed numerous scoring opportunities including a second and third, two outs in the fourth, and a two on, no outs opportunity in the fifth.

DCHS scored three in their half of the fifth.  Indians starting pitcher Clint Taylor hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth as part of a four-run outburtst.   BC lost 8-1.  Caleb Bryant was 2 for 3 with a double.  Dusty Jones was 2 for 4.  Cal Young was 1 for 2 with a sac fly.  Seven Bleckley runners were left on base.

The Royals host Northside Thursday at 5:45 p.m.