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Bleckley 4-H Holds Awards Ceremony

Bleckley 4-H Holds Awards Ceremony

The Bleckley 4-H held their awards ceremony Tuesday evening inside the high school auditorium.  This year's theme was "Go For The Gold- 4-H Gold!"  Achievements in DPA (District Project Achievement), special projects, as well as leadership were recognized. 

Attendees also enjoyed a slide show of the year in 4-H and refreshments afterwards.

Arrest Made in Bleckley County Hit and Run

(The attached video was submitted with permission by Kory Hill from The Junction gas station.) 

A Hawkinsville man is in custody after running a stop sign and leaving the scene of the resulting accident.

According to a Georgia State Patrol crash report, just before 11 p.m. on August 22, Cornelius Bozeman ran the stop sign at Highway 112 and Highway 87, crashing into the rear of Susan Long's Ford Explorer.

As Long's vehicle rolled, her passenger, 22-year-old Andrew Smith, was thrown from the vehicle but only suffered minor injuries. The crash report says he was not wearing his seat belt. 

Trooper Chad Harrison told 13WMAZ that Bozeman was on probation at the time and told investigators he was nervous. He claimed he didn't know what to do so he left the scene. 

Bozeman told investigators he ran the stop sign because it was foggy.

Chamber and Community Leaders Updated During Key Meetings

Chamber and Community Leaders Updated During Key Meetings

On Monday, August 20,2012, Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission hosted a regional meeting to discuss the “Next Steps” after regional passage of the 2010 Transportation Investment Act (TIA) implementation also known as Regional T-SPLOST.  

Bad Third Inning Leads to Loss For Lady Royals

Bad Third Inning Leads to Loss For Lady Royals

Though no longer region opponents, Bleckley and Dodge remain rivals.  Monday, their softball rivalry was renewed in Eastman.  BCHS' only lead of the game came on a third inning sac fly by Emmie Meadows. 

Dodge, aided by walks and errors, answers with 10 runs as the Lady Royals lost 10-1.  Joanna Knight was 1 for 2 with a double.  Leslie Holland went 1 for 2.  Region play resumes Tuesday in Cochran versus Crawford County.  Game time is 5 p.m.

Lady Royals play in Watermelon Tournament

Lady Royals play in Watermelon Tournament

BCHS began play in the Watermelon Tournament hosted by Crisp County High School Friday.  They lost in the last inning to Worth County 3-2.  In that game, Bleckley was unable to capitalize on having a runner at second with less than two outs on four different occasions.  Lindsey Dabbs was 3 for 3.  Elizabeth Mathis went 1 for 2.

Versus Jackson High School, the Lady Devils went ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth and added a three-run home run in the fifth.  Allie Keel had two of BC's four hits in a 5-1 loss, going 2 for 2.  It was an early Saturday for the team as they played Pierce County at 9 a.m.

Despite an early 1-0 lead via Joanna Knight's RBI single, the Lady Royals lost 8-1.  Knight was 2 for 3.  Keel and Leslie Holland were both 1 for 2.  Their next game was played at Crisp County High School.  Bleckley scored a season-high 13 runs in a 13-1 win.  Taylor Little went 2 for 3 with an RBI double. 

You Can Help Design New Wildlife Plate


(AP) - A state agency wants residents to help it select designs for four new wildlife-themed license plates.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is collecting votes online for the new car tags through Sept. 15. A share of the money raised by each license plate will help fund wildlife conservation and habitat restoration.

Two of the tags will benefit nongame conservation and possible designs feature the blue heron, a green tree frog, the bald eagle, the painted bunting and the North Atlantic right whale.

The DNR's Wildlife Resources Division will also pick designs for two other tags to benefit bobwhite quail and trout species in Georgia.

The website to cast votes is http://www.georgiawildlife.com .