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Cross-Country Biker Stops in Pulaski County

A Wisconsin student is spending his summer biking across the country for a special reason.

13WMAZ met up with Matt Stoltz in Pulaski County at Tom and Sandy's Restaurant, where he made a pit-stop.

"I decided to have my mid-life crisis. I decided to bike 1,700 miles from central Wisconsin to West Palm Beach, Florida," said Stoltz.

But it's about more than just the ride. Stoltz wanted to raise money and awareness for the International Alliance for Youth Sports "One World One Team" Campaign.

Money donated for the ride will give sports equipment to children everywhere from Mexico to Ghana.

The folks at Tom and Sandy's restaurant were so impressed with Stoltz' efforts, they fed him a southern lunch on the house.

If you would like to support the cause, click here.

Pulaski BOE to Hold Parent Meeting Tuesday

Pulaski BOE to Hold Parent Meeting Tuesday

The Pulaski County School System will host a parent meeting on Tuesday July 24, 2012, at 6 p.m. at the Board of Education, 72 Warren Street, Hawkinsville, GA.

The purpose of this meeting is to get parental input for the Pulaski County Elementary School Flexible Learning Program (FLP), as well as explain the designation of schools under the Georgia Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 Flexibility Waiver.

Lady Royals Have Good Week at PawPrint Classic

Lady Royals Have Good Week at PawPrint Classic

The BCHS softball team got ready for the coming season this week by playing in the PawPrint Classic scrimmage tournament hosted by Mary Persons High School.  Games were held at the Monroe County Recreation Compex.  The games allowed coaches Janice Bryan and Teresa Long to try players at different positions as well as evaluate new players wishing to try out including four freshmen. 

After storms forced cancellation Monday, Bleckley had back to back three-game days Wednesday and Friday.  They lost, won, and tied on Wednesday with their last game versus Greenbrier being stopped early due to another storm.  Friday, the first time it didn't rain, BCHS picked up wins against Northside, Jasper County, and Eagles Landing Christian Academy.

Tryouts will be held next week.  Included in the tryouts will be three scrimmage games played as part of an umpire's training clinic Tuesday at Southern Pines.

Information for New Students Wishing Enroll at Bleckley County High School

Information for New Students Wishing Enroll at Bleckley County High School

Parents of any high school student not previously enrolled in the Bleckley County School System last year should enroll their child on August 3 or 6 from 1-4 p.m. in the high school counselor's office.  A release lists all the documentation needed to complete registration and advises parents to request the needed records as soon as possible.  Schools may fax the records to BCHS at 478-934-9707.

Documentation needed are:

  • Withdrawal Form from the last school attended
  • Grade transcripts from the last school attended
  • Discipline Record from last school attended
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Eye, Ear, and Dental screening verification       
  • Social Security Number

New students cannot be enrolled without the above records.  First day of classes is August 8.


Bleckley Elementary School Supplies List

Bleckley Elementary School Supplies List

BCES released its school supplies list for grades three through five.  The list states a bundle inside a Trapper Keeper will be available for purchase for $40 at the school store on August 8 when classes begin. 

The supply list is as follows:

  • Trapper Keeper
  • Clear Pencil Bag
  • Six #2 Pencils
  • Box of Crayons (24)
  • Cap Erasers
  • 10 Page Protectors
  • Insertable Plastic Dividers (green, blue, purple, organge, and yellow.)
  • AR Folder (Red)
  • Homework Folder
  • Notebook Paper
  • School Agenda

Small drawstring bookbags are permitted, no rolling bookbags allowed.  Teachers will have a "wish" list of supplies at visitation for anyone wishing to make a donation.

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.*


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)


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.