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13 Things to Nix Your Boredom This Weekend

Macon and Warner Robins roll out the red carpet this weekend for celebrities and Central Georgians alike. 

Read on for 13 Things to do this weekend:

1. The Macon Film Festival opens from Feb. 14-17. Admission pass per day is $10 or $100 for the all access pass. Grab the full schedule to see what catches your fancy. 

2. Forsyth kicks off the Forsythia Festival with the annual "Hello Yellow" event at the Dairy Queen. Forsythians can get a yellow emblems painted on cars from 10-2 Saturday.

BCHS Soccer Teams Swept in Season Opener

BCHS Soccer Teams Swept in Season Opener

The BCHS boys soccer team lost eight seniors from last yea's region champion squad.  Half of the girls on this year's team are freshmen and sophomores.  Thursday, the teams began their season at Veteran's High School.

The Lady Warhawks had three first half goals and two more in the second as the girls lost 5-0.  Despite going ahead on an Alex Moreno goal, the Warhawks scored four unaswered in a 5-1 Royals loss. 

Bleckley has their home opener February 21 versus Perry.  Game times are 5 and 7 p.m.

Lady Royals Advance to Region 4-AA Semifinals

Lady Royals Advance to Region 4-AA Semifinals

Though not the top seed, BCHS found itself in their best position going into region tournament play in many years.  As second seed, they would need just one win to clinch a state playoff berth for the first time since 2008.    Standing in their way were the Lady Dawgs of Macon County. 

After a 27-point first quater, foul trouble slowed down BC and they led by just ten at halftime.  The lead grew to 13 in the third but the Lady Dawgs were within 56-46 going to the fourth.  Bleckley scored 41 points, 12 coming from N'yasia Anderson, en route to a 97-58 win. 

The 97 points breaks a 93-point outburst against Macon County on January 4.  The Lady Royals also reach 20 wins for the first time under current head coach Jenny Manning.

Anderosn finished with 19.  Dewanda Blackshear, who picked up her fourth foul in the third quarter, scored 15 of her 28 points in the second half.  Tia Troup had 24.  

Prep Tourney Scores For February 13

Here are your high school basketball tournament scores reported to 13WMAZ for Wednesday, February 13:

GHSA 2AAAAA @ Jones County

Evans 60  Houston Co. 57 (Boys)

Jones Co. 65  Grovetown 43 (Boys)

Warner Robins 61  Lakeside 57 (Boys)

Northside 77  Greenbrier 55 (Boys)

GHSA 3AAA

Dodge Co. 51  Swainsboro 49 (Girls)

Thomson 64  Dodge Co. 63 (Boys)

Washington Co. 55  Thomson 31 (Girls)

Washington Co. 58  Swainsboro 46 (Boys)

GHSA 3AA

Screven Co. 38  East Laurens 35 (Girls)

GHSA 4AA @ Macon County

Monticello 50  Putnam Co. 40 (Girls)

Taylor Co. 61  Lamar Co. 60 (Girls)

Bleckley Co. 97  Macon Co. 58 (Girls)

GHSA 2A

Wilcox Co. 105  Taliaferro 77 (Boys)

GHSA 3A

College Scores from February 13th

College scores from across the Peach State reported to WMAZ...

WOMEN

Middle Georgia State  83

Central Georgia Tech  45

 

Georgia Southern     52

Western Carolina     63

 

MEN

Middle Georgia State   76

Central Georgia State  71

 

Wanted by Macon Regional Crimestoppers

Macon Regional Crimestoppers says these people are wanted on warrants in Middle Georgia. If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 478-742-2330 or 1-877-68CRIME. Photographs and information provided by Macon Regional Crimestoppers and presented as a public service.

1. Margaret L. Cox:
B/F DOB 03-21-60 Age 52 508 175 lbs.
Wanted by the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office for Violation of Probation.

2. Joseph Walter Pagan:
W/M DOB 07-22-73 Age 39 510 150 lbs.
Wanted by the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office for Armed Robbery.

3. Rickey Jerome Collier:
B/M DOB 06-26-85 Age 27 507 140 lbs.
Wanted by the Fort Valley Police Department for Battery.

4. Howard Paul Hayes:
W/M DOB 09-05-83 Age 29 601 175 lbs.
Wanted by the Houston County Sheriff's Office for a Bench Warrant.

Dodge County Continues Economic Development Planning Meetings

Dodge County Continues Economic Development Planning Meetings

The Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce hosted a continuation of the community discussion on the economic process in Dodge County Saturday.

Facilitated by Dennis Epps and Rob Gordon of Carl Vinson Institute, the meeting was attended by thirty-three people representing the City of Eastman, Dodge County Commissioners, Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce, Heart of Georgia Regional Airport Authority, and Dodge County-Eastman Development Authority.

“I am excited about the progress made in the past couple of months,” stated Mr. Dennis Epps, who encouraged participants to continue developing Dodge County’s image as a business-friendly community that supports its existing industries.