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Kids: Tell Us Why You Want to Be President

Kids: Tell Us Why You Want to Be President

With Super Tuesday upon us, we want to hear from kids, the future voters of America. 

Why do you want to be president?

Parents, upload a short video of your child telling us why he or she wants to be president.

We may feature your video on TV.

By submitting your video using our upload tool, you give 13WMAZ-TV permission to use your video both online and on TV.

Tornado Watch Dropped

The tornado watch has been cancelled for these counties: Bleckley, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Laurens, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, and Wilcox.

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BCHS Gets Big Road Win at Wilcox County

BCHS Gets Big Road Win at Wilcox County

Six starters had at least two hits and sophomore Caleb Slaughter had a career-best start as the Royals won 11-0 at Wilcox County Friday. 

Slaughter pitched six innings, giving up two hits and two walks, while striking out eight.  He was also 2 for 4 from the plate with two doubles and 1 RBI. 

Frankie Lee Mullis (back from a wrist injury) went 3 for 4 with his second home run of the season, a two-run shot, and a double.  Ben Harris was 3 for 5 with a double and 3 RBI.  Chastain Coleman (back from a concussion) went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and 1 RBI.  Cal Young went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.  Dylan Churchwell went 2 for 5 with 1 RBI.

BCHS hosts Fitzgerald Monday.  JV play at 4 pm with varsity to follow.

Bleckley and Dodge to Receive Money for Roads

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation is moving forward with $20 million in projects to build new bridges and resurface roads across the state.

The contracts awarded by the DOT board Friday cover 23 different projects. The largest is to build two bridges across the New river and Clear Creek in Heard County. A Marietta company won the $4.9 million contract.

Bridges will also be built for $2.2 million in Hall County and $1.1 million in Tattnall County.

The rest of the money will go toward road improvement projects, such as $800,000 to resurface 12 miles of roads in Bleckley and Dodge counties.

The Georgia DOT says it has started 172 new construction projects valued at more than $642 million in the fiscal year that started July 1.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Weapons, Drugs Reported in Dodge County Schools

Bill Lowery graduated from Dodge County High School 50 years ago and has children and grand kids in the district.

"I think overall we have a good system for a small town," he says, and some former Indians agree.

"I don't worry about my children going to school because all the teachers and the principals are always on top of everything that goes on in the school," said Deborah Wilkinson who has always lived in Dodge County.

Dodge County Sheriff Jeff Hinson, though, says the schools saw a rash of crimes by students in the last month.

"I think it's kind of like crimes in general, they just happen at those times," says Hinson. "I don't think it was planned."

Hinson says at the high school a 16-year-old student was found with marijuana, an 18-year-old brought a knife to school and a 15-year-old girl told police she had been sexually assaulted in a bathroom. That female later admitted she falsely reported the crime.

Dodge County Designated Camera Ready Community

Dodge County Designated Camera Ready Community

ATLANTA, February 29, 2012— The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), designated 25 Georgia counties Camera Ready at the inaugural Film Day at the Capitol event today. The state’s Camera Ready Community Program was created to enhance Georgia’s statewide resources for the growing number of film and television productions. Launched in October 2010, the program now includes 136 counties across the state.

“Georgia has positioned itself as one of the top states in the nation for film and TV production,” said GDEcD commissioner Chris Cummiskey. “The economic impact created in FY11 accounts for 22 percent of the entire film impact produced in the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment division’s 38-year history. Film Day at the Capitol is just one way of recognizing how important this industry is for Georgia’s economy.”

Bleckley Basketball Team Falls in Second Round of State

Bleckley Basketball Team Falls in Second Round of State

Just like the Northeast game, Bleckley got off to a 7-0 start in their second round playoff game at Albany Wednesday. 

They would give up a big run to end the first (16-4) and trailed at halftime, just as they did against Northeast. 

That's where the similiarites ended. 

The Royals did not have a basket for the first 6:32 of the third as an eight-point haftime deficit grew to 17.

BCHS would go on to lose to the third-ranked Indians 68-41. 

Team shooting was 31 percent including 3 of 20 from three-point range.

Mario Beck scored 11.  Bleckley finishes the year 20-11, 3-3 in 3B-AA.