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School Supplies List for Bleckley Primary School

School Supplies List for Bleckley Primary School

The following is a list of required school supplies for Bleckley County Primary School *information released by school.*

Kindegarten:

2 packs Crayola crayons 24 count

(gray, white, and pink are needed)

 1 box of Crayola Markers

2 lg. glue sticks

1 pencil bag or box

2 plastic folders with brads and pockets

1 pair scissors
2 # 2 pencils

1 nap mat

Book bag (no wheels please)

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First Grade:

1 pair scissors

 1 zipper pouch

 1 homework folder-from school store

 1 agenda-from school store

 2 boxes of crayons-16 or 24 count

 1 box of markers

 1 box of colored pencils

Pencils (no mechanical ones please)

 4 plastic folders (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue, and 1 purple)

 2 large glue sticks (no bottles please)

Cochran's Mayor Resigns After Guilty Plea

Cochran's mayor resigned Tuesday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge involving the theft of plastic pipe from the city.

As part of a plea agreement, Clifford Avant agreed to resign, got 12 months' probation and paid  $135 in court costs.

That's according to Tim Vaughn, district attorney for the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit.

Avant was originally charged with theft and violating his oath of office, but on Tuesday he pleaded guilty to criminal trespass. Vaughn said that means Avant simply admitted interfering with the city's use of the pipe. 

He pleaded and was sentenced in Bleckley County Superior Court.

Last year, Avant was indicted on a charge of stealing more than 25 pieces of pipe from the city water and sewer plant. The pipe was valued at more than $2,500.

Avant admitted taking pipe and giving it to his church, but said he was told the pipe was city surplus and no longer needed.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Seven Central Georgia counties are under a severe-thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m.

They are Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Pulaski, Telfair, Wheeler and Dodge counties.

That means no thunderstorms have been reported, but conditions are favorable for causing severe weather. People should monitor weather conditions and be ready to take cover.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on today's weather.

Consolidation, T-SPLOST Debate and Forum Tonight

Residents of Macon and Bibb County are encouraged to attend a debate Thursday night on the upcoming consolidation vote as well as the T-SPLOST.

Joe Allen is one of the organizers of the event.  He says many local elected officials will be on hand for the debate on both issues.  There will also be a question and answer period.

The debate and forum will be held Thursday, July 12th at 7pm at the Lake Wildwood Clubhouse.  Visitors will need to enter through the Zebulon Road gate.

T-SPLOST Project Lists for Central Georgia Districts

On July 31, people all over Georgia will vote whether to approve a 10-year penny tax to fund transportation projects around the state.

This Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) would generate an estimated $18.67 billion total over 10 years.

It would pay for projects in communities throughout 12 districts, including four that involve Central Georgia counties. 

DEBATE: T-SPLOST PROS AND CONS

Here are the approved lists for the projects, broken down by county, that the T-SPLOST would fund if it is approved.

Central Georgia Region includes Bibb, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Crawford, Peach, Pulaski, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Baldwin and Putnam counties. 

Lots Happening with Lady Royals Softball Team and the Diamond Club

Lots Happening with Lady Royals Softball Team and the Diamond Club

The Lady Royals softball team, who went to the elite eight for the second time in school history last year *First since converting to fastpitch* have been busy preparing for the 2012 season. 

Starting Monday, players who've been participating in summer workouts (including returning team members) will travel to Forsyth to play in the PawPrint Classic hosted by Mary Persons High School. 

Tryouts for the 2012 team will start July 23 at 9 am at the high school softball field.  Anyone wishing to try out must have a current physical on file.  Call Coach Janice Bryan at 478-230-3057 with any questions. 

Ben Jones Explains Differences in Summer T-Storms

13WMAZ's Chief Meteorologist Ben Jones takes a look at the differences in the types of thunder storms typically seen during the summer months.

Watch his explanation in the video player above.