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Hawkinsville Man Dies in Wreck

A Hawkinsville man died when he lost control of his pickup truck in south Houston County Tuesday night.

That's according to the Houston County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Darron Jones says it happened around 11:15 p..m. on Pitts Road. That's off Highway 341.

He said 38-year-old Lonnie McClintic Jr. ran off the road into a driveway and was ejected when his pickup rolled over.

 McClintic was pronounced dead on the scene.

Jones said they don't know why the driver lost control, and the accident is still under investigation.


10TH Annual Middle Georgia College Foundation Scholarship Gala

10TH Annual Middle Georgia College Foundation Scholarship Gala

EASTMAN, GA.--The 10th Annual Middle Georgia College Foundation Scholarship Gala will be held Saturday, March 24, 2012, with a Reception and Silent Auction at 6:30 p.m. and Dinner and Dancing at 7:30 p.m. 

The GALA will be held at Middle Georgia College Aviation Campus Corporate Hangar at 71 Airport Road, Eastman, GA. 

All proceeds benefit the Middle Georgia College Foundation Scholarship Program.  For more information or to make a reservation contact Jennifer Barfield at 478-934-6417 or jbarfield@mgc.edu by March 19th. 

The event is black tie optional and is sponsored by ComSouth and Sodexo.

Royals Win Big in Region Tourney Opener

Royals Win Big in Region Tourney Opener

Ken Hughes scored the first nine points of the second as the Royals used a 15-5 run to open up what was a three-point game. 

Third-seeded Bleckley never looked back as they went on to win 80-49.  Hughes had 15 points and seven rebounds. 

Derrick Farrow scored 12.  Mario Beck added 11 with eight rebounds. 

BCHS plays second-seeded Swainsboro Wednesday at 8:30 pm. 

The game will be a rematch of last year's semifinal. 

Lady Royals Advance in Region 3-AA Tournament

Lady Royals Advance in Region 3-AA Tournament

Fourth-seeded Bleckley County led for much of their region tourney opener versus third-seeded Southeast Bulloch Tuesday. 

Up by 10 points in the fourth, the Lady Jackets used a 12-2 run to tie things at 31 with 43 seconds left.  The game would go into overtime. 

In OT, the Lady Royals traied by three with 40 seconds left when Dewanda Blackshear hit a three to again tie things.  In the second overtime, BC scored the first six points to clinch a 45-38 win.  Blackshead scored 10.  Tia Troup led with 12 points.

Prep Hoop Scores For February 14

Here are the GHSA Region Tournament scores reported to 13WMAZ for Tuesday, February 14:

GHSA 2AAA @ Howard High School


Rutland 46  Veterans 42  (Overtime)

Howard 43  Perry 31

Mary Persons 64  West Laurens 57

Westside 56  Central 25

GHSA 4AA @ Morgan Co. High School


Southwest 64  Pike Co. 54

Morgan Co. 61  Lamar Co. 25


Northeast 65  Greene Co. 46

Morgan Co. 60  Pike Co. 43

GHSA 1AAAA @ Northside, Columbus


Northside 64  Houston Co. 33

Bainbridge 67  Warner Robins 47

GHSA 3AAAA @ Fayette Co. High School


Griffin 68  Jones Co. 49

GHSA 3AA @ Dodge Co. High School

Bleckley County Names New Football Coach

Dublin assistant coach Tracy White is the new head football coach at Bleckley County High School.

White's hiring was unanimously approved by the Bleckley County School Board on Monday.

He succeeds long-time head coach Sam Barrs who retired at the end of the 2011 season.

White was an assistant under Barrs when he coached at Dublin and also spent a year with him at Bleckley County.

White spent the past three seasons on Roger Holmes staff at Dublin where he coached the Irish running backs.

He spent a total of 12 years with the Irish.

"He'll be a real good fit," said Barrs commenting on White's hiring. "I think this is gonna be really special for him."

Bleckley County will play in Region 4AA next season with seven other schools including Northeast Macon, Putnam County and Lamar County.

GBI Investigating Dodge County Road Department

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking in to the possible misuse of county resources and equipment at the Dodge County Road Department.

Special Agent in Charge Todd Lowery says they were asked by Dodge County Sheriff Jeff Hinson in mid November to investigate.

Lowery says they're interviewing county employees who made the allegations.

On Monday, Lowery said his staff conducted about half a dozen interviews in regards to the case.

He says he's not sure how long the investigation will continue.