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Lowry's PC Services & Dodge Chamber Celebrate Grand Opening

Lowry's PC Services & Dodge Chamber Celebrate Grand Opening

On Thursday, August 23, 2012, Eastman-Dodge County Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Lowry’s PC Services’ new location at 320 C Legion Drive in Eastman during a ribbon cutting ceremony. Specializing in PC repair, web site design, and site maintenance, owner Justin Lowry can be contacted at 478- 231-4723 or visit them at www.lowrypc.com.

For more information on the benefits of membership in the Eastman-Dodge County Area Chamber of Commerce, call 478-374-4723 or visit www.eastman-georgia.com.

Struggles Continue for Lady Royals

Struggles Continue for Lady Royals

BCHS looked to shake off a three-game losing streak as they opened region play Thursday at Putnam County.  Up 3-1 in the third, four errors led to four Lady Eagle runs.  A pair of runs in the sixth cut what was a 6-3 deficit to one.  Lindsey Dabbs doubled to lead off the seventh.  She was at third with one out.

Joanna Knight hit a shallow fly ball.  Dabbs tagged, and was sent home.  The ball beat her there, and Dabbs was stopped short of home plate to end the game.  She finished 2 for 4.  Knight and Leslie Holland finished 2 for 3 with 1 RBI.  Emmie Meadows was 2 for 4 with 1 RBI. 

Bleckley plays in the Crisp County Watermellon Tournament this weekend.  Friday games are against Worth County at 4 p.m. and Jackson at 6 pm.  Both will be played at the Crisp Couty Youth Ball Complex.

Lady Royals Fall at West Laurens

Lady Royals Fall at West Laurens

BCHS was held to one hit, a fifth inning single by Joanna Knight, as they lost 8-0 at West Laurens Friday. 

The Lady Raiders scored four in the third, had a three-run home run in the fourth, and clinched the game on an RBI groundout in the fifth.  Bleckley begins region 4-AA play Thursday at Putnam County. 

Game time is 5 p.m.

Voters to Decide Runoffs, Bibb School Board Races

Voting continues until 7 p.m. for runoff races across Central Georgia and three school board races.

On the ballot in various counties: congressional races, county races and seats in the Georgia General Assembly.

Bibb County voters will also decide three board of education races, delayed for three weeks due to a lawsuit over district lines.

These are the school board races. All candidates are Democrats.

District 1, Michael McKeever,incumbent Ella Carter, Brenda Sutton
District 2, Angel Davis Hopper, Alan Patrick Taylor, Thelma Dillard.
District 3, Merritt Johnson, incumbent Susan Sipe.

These runoff races are on the Aug. 21 ballot in various counties

Voters in Crawford, Macon, Peach, Dooly and Taylor counties and most of Bibb County will decide a Republican primary in the 2nd congressional district between Rick Allen and John House. The winner will run against incumbent Sanford Bishop.

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.