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Bleckley Prevails in Weather-Shortened Scrimmage

Bleckley Prevails in Weather-Shortened Scrimmage

Hundreds of Bleckley football fans made the trek down US 129 to Ocilla Friday evening to watch the Tracy White era begin in a scrimmage versus Irwin County.  A Ken Hughes touchdown run after an Indian fumble and subsequent safety after a punt sailed into the end zone made it 9-0 early.

The Indians capitalized on three off sides penalites and a personal foul as they got within 9-7 with 3:26 remaining.  Irwin took the lead on a second touchdown run with 8:08 left in the second.  The two-point conversion made it 15-9.  A good retur by Farrow helped set up the offense on Bleckley's next possession.  He ran it in with less than six minutes left to make it 16-15.

Lady Royals Unable to Hold Lead in Home Opener

Lady Royals Unable to Hold Lead in Home Opener

Bleckley led Schley County 4-2 going to the fifth inning of their home opener Thursday.  Joanna Knight led off the bottom of the fifth with a double.  She, along with Leslie Holland, would be left stranded.  In the sixth, two more runers reached base with one out.  Neither scored. 

The Lady Wildcats used a pair of two out walks to score four runs in the top of the seventh.  An RBI single by Kelsey Darsey scored Knight in the bottom of the seventh but the tying run was left on base in a 6-5 loss.  Knight finished 3 for 4.  Darsey was 2 for 4 with 1 RBI.  Holland went 2 for 3 with 1 RBI.  Taylor Little was 1 for 2 with a sac fly and 1 RBI.

BCHS plays at West Laurens Tuesday.  Game time is 5 p.m.

DNR Offers All Night Fishing in Dodge County

Social Circle  -- Beat the heat this August and fish all night! Two Public Fishing Areas are offering special all-night fishing hours on select dates.

Public Fishing Areas (PFAs), managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, are typically open sunrise to sunset. On these special Fridays, you can fish from sunrise Friday through sunset Saturday.

Friday, August 24:

Dodge County PFA

The selected lakes will be open to boats properly equipped with navigation lights, and bank fishing will be allowed in designated areas. Docks and other facilities will be lit, but anglers are encouraged to bring lanterns and other night fishing equipment for their personal use. The areas will be staffed to encourage a family-friendly experience.

Dodge 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Run

Dodge 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Run

The Greer Foundation in collaboration with the Dodge County HS Army JROTC battalion is hosting its 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Run in memory of the thousands of American citizens who perished on 9/11.

On Saturday, September 8, 2012, runners of all kinds will gather on the grounds of the historic Dodge County Courthouse to pay respect to the fallen and run for Wounded Warrior Project. At 8:30 am JROTC Cadets will present the Colors followed by the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.

A volunteer firefighter will read a narrative of the events of 9/11 as a reminder of that tragic day in our nation's history.

Jackson Assumes Command of Indian Battalion

Jackson Assumes Command of Indian Battalion

The Dodge County High School Army JROTC Battalion recently announced the promotion and appointment of Cadet/LTC Anthony Jackson.

Cadet Jackson assumed command of the Indian Battalion from former commander Cadet/LTC Paul Coogle in a change of command ceremony earlier this year.

As the battalion commander, Jackson is responsible for the overall health, welfare, and leadership of almost 100 cadets at Dodge County HS.

Historically reserved for Seniors, his promotion to Cadet/LTC and appointment to battalion command, is the first ever such appointment for a Junior.

Jackson is an A-B Honor Roll student and has been the Captain of the Drill Team and commanded the male competition squad.

He has twice attended the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge at Fort Benning, GA. He is a two-time recipient of the JROTC Top-Leadership award and twice been awarded the Superior Cadet Medal.

Jackson is the son of Lawanda Jackson and resides in Eastman, GA.

Lady Royals Lose Regular Season Opener at Hawkinsville

Lady Royals Lose Regular Season Opener at Hawkinsville

Down 5-0 after four innings, BCHS tried to rally at Hawkinsville Wednesday. 

Two out doubles by Lindsey Dabbs and Emmie Meadows cut the deficit to 5-2. 

Despite another RBI hit with two outs in the seventh by Meadows, Bleckley lost 5-3.  Dabbs went 3 for 4 with 1 RBI. 

Meadows finished 2 for 3 with 2 RBI. 

Allison Collins was 1 for 2.  The Lady Royals open home play Thursday at 5:30 pm versus Schley County.

'Honey Boo Boo': The Talk of McIntyre, Ga.

Critics call it "Reality TV's Trashiest Sensation."

It's a show on the TLC Network, and Central Georgia can proudly say it's shot right here at home.

We're talking about "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." It's shot in the tiny Wilkinson County town of McIntyre.

The show has the whole town talking and debating their moment in the spotlight.

It's population is about 1,000. Officer Joe Kump told us, "It's your basic small town. Everybody knows everybody."

Kump is one of five officers on the McIntyre police force.

You can throw a stone from the department to most any place in town, including the "Honey Boo Boo" child's home.

Tom McFloyd lived next door the family. He said, "What they're doing on that show is not a put on."

Angie Coats at the Chalk Miner's Diner believes what she sees on TV, too. Coats said, "I've known them for awhile. To me it was normal, because I've seen them in action."