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Bleckley Primary Students Named Young Authors

Bleckley Primary Students Named Young Authors

James Carieny, 6, a kindergarten student at Bleckley County Primary School, said that he likes to write about “everything.”

Mishayla Brown, 8, a second grade student at BCPS, said that she loves to “write and make ideas about stuff, and make books.”

Joshua Gilbert, 7, a first grade student at BCPS, said that he “likes to write and draw, and I make notebook books.”

Hawkinsville Marine Tony Mullis Running Again

One year ago Friday, a Hawkinsville Marine set out on a mission to clear explosives in a northern Afghan town.

He left that day filled with the pride of just becoming a father. His son was born the night before.

Mullis would not come back from that mission the same man. He did make it to the only place he ever wants to be, and that's home.

The Hawkinsville High school stadium brings back many memories for Tony and Jeannie Mullis. It is where they met, and where they want their son, who turned a year old Thursday, to go to school.

Father and son are inseparable now, but Tony heard Cason's first cries over a satellite phone, while he was in Afghanistan.

Mullis said, "It was sad, because I wasn't there, but I was happy because I have son."

7th Annual Rescue Day to Feature Fun for Families and Pets

7th Annual Rescue Day to Feature Fun for Families and Pets


Fifteen animal rescue groups from around the Middle Georgia area are gathering together April 21 for the Seventh Annual Rescue Day at Tractor Supply Company in Byron, a Save a Pet news release says.

Along with the rescue groups, others are joining them to help get pets adopted, keeping your pet health and well trained, and sharing fun activities to do with your dog.

Along with pet adoptions, there will be a vaccination clinic, children’s fun dog show, pony rides, dog training demonstrations, dog cart demonstrations and rides and information about involved in pet therapy.

Find Out Where You Can Go Easter Egg Hunting

Find Out Where You Can Go Easter Egg Hunting

April 7, 1-3pm: Warner Robins Easter Extravaganza - Everyone is invited to the Easter Extravaganza on Saturday, April 7 hosted by Agape Outreach Ministries. That's at Fountain Park from 1-3 p.m. in Warner Robins! Each year Agape hosts an Easter event for the entire community.

April 7, 11am - 1pm: Byron Baptist Church Egg Hunt - Community members can head over to an egg hunt in Byron at Byron Baptist Church on Saturday, April 7. The egg hunt is from 11-1. The egg hunt also features bouncy activities, snow cones, pizza and cotton candy.

April 7 Centerpoint Church Egg Hunt - Saturday event is at North Peach Park in Byron @ 2:30pm
-Egg Hunt w/ over 1,500 eggs
-Bring a picnic food item to share
-Playground & Shaded Pavilion

Community Music Performance Features Music Therapy Students

Community Music Performance Features Music Therapy Students

Music in Motion, the Harmonettes Handbell Choir, the Jungle Royales, Circular Motion and Good Vibrations are five of the groups that, with the help of the Music Therapy students of Georgia College and State University, will perform original songs such as “Giddy-up Gangsta” and “Head for the Mountains” in a free concert.

That's according to a Creative Expression Studio news release.

A special solo piano performance by Shawn Greene, organizer of the local 5K Greene Mile Race will also be a highlight of the evening.

"All About Us" is a musical concert featuring original songs written by performers with disabilities from the Life Enrichment Center and the music therapy students at Georgia College & State University. 


The event will be held on Thursday, April 19th at 10 a.m. at the Goldstein Center on the Georgia Military College campus.

Bobberthon Tags Bream around Central Ga. for Prizes

This year marks the third annual Bobberthon tournament in Central Georgia.

For the next five months, fishermen all around Dodge County, along the Ocmulgee, at Hugh Gillis and Flat Creek can find select bream with colorful tags attached to them that say "Bobberthon."

The release from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Division says that if an angler catches a tagged bream, he/she needs to remove the tag from the fish (whether keeping the fish or releasing it) and return and register the tag at the Go Fish Education Center by October 1, 2012. The Center is located off I-75 at exit 134.

The Bobberthon started on April 1 and continues until October 1.

Royals Unable to Maintain Hot Start Versus Dodge

Royals Unable to Maintain Hot Start Versus Dodge

Cochran was the site of a battle for first in 3B-AA when Dodge County traveled to Cochran to take on Bleckley.  The Royals scored three runs in the second inning with two outs to make it 5-1.  Dodge's Aron Chick settled down, holding BC to just three hits for the rest of the game.  He would hit the game-tying home run in the fifth.  The Indians took the lead on an error.  Ben Harris and Cal Young singled with two outs in the bottom of the seventh but there would be no comeback in a 6-5 Royals loss. 

Chastain Coleman was 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI.   Young and Caleb Slaughter both went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI.  Thursday's home game versus Northside has been cancelled.  BCHS returns to action April 10 in Dublin.  JV play at 4 pm with varsity to follow.