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Bleckley Gets Past Northeast to Advance in State Playoffs

Bleckley Gets Past Northeast to Advance in State Playoffs

After trailing for much of the first half, the Royals opened the third on a 20-2 run to erase a six-point deficit. 

Up 15 in the fourth, Bleckley see their lead dwindle to two with 10 seconds left but hung on to win 56-53.  Marcus Mack had 11, Ken Hughes added 10. 

BCHS plays at third-ranked Albany High School Wednesday at 6 pm.  To read more about the game, including the thoughts of head coach Clifford Kerbo, click here

Navy Sailor From McRae Dies in Car Crash

GORST, Wash. (AP) -- The Navy says the driver who died when his SUV crashed into Sinclair Inlet was a 25-year-old sailor from the USS Ronald Reagan.

The Washington State Patrol identified the man as Roger B.
Hartley of McRae, Ga.

The State Patrol says the SUV suddenly veered off Highway 3 near Gorst about 6 a.m. Friday, glancing off another car, and crashing through a fence into the water where it sank.

The driver was underwater for some time before he was pulled out by rescuers. He was given CPR and taken to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton where he was declared dead.

The San Diego-based aircraft carrier Reagan arrived in Bremerton in January for a yearlong overhaul at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/

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

Dodge Commissioners Vote Again Not to Open Jail


Dodge County Commissioners voted once again not to open the new jail, which has been completed since June 15, 2011. That's according the Capt. Tony Winborn with the Sheriff's Office.

He says on Monday night, Commissioner Karen Cheek made a motion to open jail. Commissioner Terry Niblett seconded the motion.

Winborn says Commissioners Brian Watkins and William Howell voted not to open the jail, and Chairman Dan McCranie broke the tie with a no vote.

According to Winborn, the Chairman said he voted no because the county does not know the cost of a sewage grinder which the city has required them to install at the facility.

Winborn says the county has know about the need to install the grinder for a while.


He says Sheriff Jeff Hinson has memorandums of understanding from the Sheriffs of Telfair and Montgomery Counties to house their inmates. Winborn says that will bring in about $1.1 million to the county.

BCHS Picks Up Sweep of Franklin County

BCHS Picks Up Sweep of Franklin County

Frankie Lee Mullis hit a solo home run with two outs in the fifth inning of game one to tie the score versus Franklin County.  Cal Young drove in the go-ahead run with a single.  Pitcher Kace Kirkpatrick escaped a bases loaded, no outs jam unscathed in the sixth as the Royals got win one of the season 2-1 in game one of a home doubleheader with the Lions. 

In game two, Bryant Trice got his first hit of the season, a two-out RBI double in the first to put Bleckley on top.  Trice smacked a three-run home run with two outs in the third.  Young had a two-out RBI single in the sixth to make it 5-0.  BCHS would survive a seventh-inning push by Franklin to win 5-3.  Trice finished 2 for 3 with 4 RBI.  Young was 2 for 3 with 1 RBI.  Mullis went 1 for 2 with a triple. 

Bleckley hosts Hawkinsville Monday. 

JV play at 4 pm with varsity to follow.

Bleckley Logger's Dream Questionable Due to Fuel Prices

Bleckley Logger's Dream Questionable Due to Fuel Prices

His voice come across as belonging to one twice his age, and his words are full of season as Mackenzie Brown, 36, of Cochran talks about his logging business, Southern Pine Timber Company, his family and the latest increase in fuel prices.

Brown grew up in Bleckley County, and had been working in the “woods since I graduated from high school.”

He had worked for a local logging company during the summer and knew that is what he wanted to do.

NEEDED: Looking for Bleckley County 100-Year Stories

NEEDED: Looking for Bleckley County 100-Year Stories

Bleckley County community blogger is looking for stories about Bleckley County/Cochran residents as part of the 100 year celebration of Bleckley County.

If you or someone you know is from Bleckley County and a current resident and has an hobby, unique collection, award or talent, e-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net. Everyone has a story to tell!

Pulaski Blogger Looking for Hawkinsville stories

Pulaski Blogger Looking for Hawkinsville stories

We're looking for stories about everyday people and events in Pulaski County - Hawkinsville.

If you are from Hawkinsville/Pulaski County and  have a story or know a Pulaski County/Hawkinsville resident who has a story, e-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net!