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More than $600,000 Raised for St. Jude Children's Hospital

The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway raised $601,264 for the children's hospital.

The winner of the St. Jude Dream Home built by Custom Homes by Jeff in the Tiffany community of Warner Robins was Michael Quinn of Warner Robins.

Several other prizes were also handed out.

Kayla Brown of Bonaire won the Early bird Prize- 55" LED HDTV & home theater system, courtesy of Kmart.

Frank Sumlin of Centerville won the Open House Prize- $5,000 shopping spree at Ashley Furniture Homestore.

Pam Hopkins of Sandersville won a $1,000 Kroger gift card.

James Sanford of Warner Robins won a portrait session with Mary Jane Kinnas Photography.

Ken Smith of Macon won a Talo SmartTouch kitchen faucet and accessories, courtesy of Brizo.

Patrick Mitchell of Warner Robins won a $500 Kmart gift card.

Jane Summer of Cochran won a smartphone and one year's service courtesy of Cricket Communications.

Chelsea Hughes Performs on Weekend Mornin'

Chelsea Hughes Performs on Weekend Mornin'

Continuing Weekend Mornin's Summer Concert Series, local artist Chelsea Hughes performed her original song: "A Night in New York City."

BCHS wins football scrimmage at Hawkinsville

BCHS wins football scrimmage at Hawkinsville

Quarterback Tavon Ross rushed for 92 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown as part of a 196-yard rushing attack for Bleckley as the Royals beat Hawkinsville 32-0 Friday at Bobby Gentry Stadium.  Freshman Jeremy Marshall had 32 yards on six carries with one TD. 

Dytrez Nelson had 28 yards on six carries with one score.  Ken Hughes, who played on both offense and defense, had 17 yards on six carries with a touchdown.

Bleckley had 329 total yards to Hawkinsville's 171.  The Red Devils had 143 of those yards rushing.  BCHS opens its regular season August 26 at home versus Lamar County.  Kickoff is 7:30 pm.

Heat Advisory Through 7pm Tuesday

A Heat Advisory will remain in effect through 7pm tonight. Most of Central Georgia is included except Baldwin, Crawford, Hancock, Jones, Monroe, Putnam, and Taylor counties.

Dangerous heat is in store for us again today. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will make it feel between 105 and 115 degrees.

Here are a few heat safety tips.

1. Stay hydrated.

2. Wear light-weight, light-colored clothing.

3. Limit outdoor activity to the early morning and late evening, if possible. If not, take frequent breaks in the shade.

4. Keep a close eye on young children, the elderly, those with heart conditions, and pets.

Philip Pettitt Jr. Wins ComSouth Classic

Philip Pettitt Jr. saved his best round of the week for Sunday during the NGA/Hooters Tour's ComSouth Classic at Southern Hills Golf Club in Hawkinsville.

The golfer from Tennessee started the day six shots behind leader Jesse Hutchins. Pettite sinked six birdies in a row on holes 8 through 13 to take the lead and the eventual win by two shots over Hutchins.

Pettitt Jr. had rounds of 66, 68, 67, 64 for a four-day 265 total. With his second win and a $28,000 payday, Pettitt moved to third on the money list with nearly $100,000 in winnings this season and put himself in the middle of the Player of the Year race.

Edstrom Leads ComSouth Classic

Reid Edstrom, of Auburn, Ala., backed up his first round 65 with a 64 in the second round to move out in front by two shots in the NGA/Hooters Tour's ComSouth Classic at Southern Hills Golf Club in Hawkinsville on Friday.

Edstrom, an Auburn University alumnus, had eight birdies and one bogey in the second round to pull ahead of Kyle Ellis and David Miller by two strokes heading into the weekend.

Like Edstrom, Ellis, of Senatobia, Miss., opened with a 64, but the Ole Miss alumnus shot a 67 in the second round. Ellis torched his first nine on Friday, shooting a 5-under 31, but a back-nine 36 left him two shots behind Edstrom heading into Saturday.

Despite a bogey on the second hole, Miller, of Daphne, Ala., managed to make the turn in 31. After another bogey on his 11th hole, Miller ran off three birdies over his next five holes, but his third bogey of the day on No. 18 dropped the University of Georgia alum into a tie for second.

Brigham Leads Com South Classic

Cory Brigham shot a 63 in the opening round of the ComSouth Classic at Southern Hills Golf Club in Hawkinsville and led by one stroke when play was suspended due to darkness on Thursday.

Brigham, of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., had five birdies on the outward nine and added two more birdies and an eagle on the inward side to take the clubhouse lead. The former Maryland Terrapin finished the opening round ahead of two former SEC stalwarts, Reid Edstrom and Kyle Ellis.

Edstrom, of Auburn, Ala., started the day with a bogey, but the Auburn alumnus had seven birdies and an eagle over his final 17 holes to finish with a 64 in the first round of the $200,000 event.

Ellis, of Senatobia, Miss., got off to an up-and-down start, recording three birdies, one bogey and one double bogey in the first five holes.
However, the Ole Miss product recorded an eagle and five birdies over the final 11 holes to grab a share of second with a opening-round 64.