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Bleckley County 100 year stories sought

Bleckley County 100 year stories sought

Bleckley County is celebrating its 100 year birthday this year, and there are so many stories about the people in the community that have yet to be told or might need to be revisited.

If you or someone you know has been a resident of Bleckley County 25 years to 100 years and has a historical tale to share or an interesting hobby or has had some impact on Bleckley County in the 100 year span, i.e. as a volunteer, a teacher, a preacher, a law official, a bus driver, etc, e-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net or becky@pipsconsulting.com.

All stories will be shared on the 13 WMAZ TV Bleckey-Dodge-Pulaski blog as approved by 13 WMAZ-TV, on the Bleckley Progress site and included Examiner.com's national Macon Everyday Ordinary People site.

Come on Bleckley County, let's share 100 years of stories!

E-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net or becky@pipsconsulting.com.

MGC Seeks Vietnam Vets to Participate in “Vietnam War Oral History Project”

MGC Seeks Vietnam Vets to Participate in “Vietnam War Oral History Project”

(Cochran, GA) – Are you a Vietnam War veteran?  MGC would like to record your story and preserve it for generations to come! 

Roberts Memorial Library at Middle Georgia College is looking for Vietnam veterans from Bleckley, Pulaski, Dodge, Laurens and other surrounding counties to participate in a Vietnam War Oral History Project.   The interviews will be recorded at Roberts Memorial Library on the Cochran campus, and archived in the Library’s Special Collections.  Both the print and audio versions of the interview will be made available on the college website.   All participants will receive a print copy of the interview. 

Prep Hoop Scores For January 31

Here are the high school basketball scores reported to 13WMAZ for Tuesday, January 31:


Westside 44  Mary Persons 36

Wilcox Co. 46  Bacon Co. 32

Rutland 40  Perry 20

West Laurens 42  Central 37

Jones Co. 50  Union Grove 46

Washington Co. 74  Glenn Hills 37

Arlington Christian 67  Mt. de Sales 39

Southwest 66  Lamar Co. 44

Stratford 68  Griffin Christian 7

Spalding 51  Wilkinson Co. 49

Baldwin 37  Howard 35

Warner Robins 49  Northside-Columbus 36


Mary Persons 61  Westside 60

Washington Co. 49  Glenn Hills 38

Wilcox Co. 82  Bacon Co. 74

John Milledge 73  Augusta Prep 56

Griffin Christian 79  Stratford 56

Mt. de Sales 68  Arlington Christian 64

Lamar Co. 71  Southwest 38

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Cochran Writer Interviews Tiananmen Square Student Leader 22 Years Later

Cochran Writer Interviews Tiananmen Square Student Leader 22 Years Later

Chai Ling is not a name that many people born after 1988 will remember, in fact, there are many who will not know who she was, until you say the words, "Tiananmen Square" and "student protests." And many of us in Middle Georgia will most likely shrug and go, "So?" What does that have to do with us? A few days ago, as part of a freelance assignment, I had the chance to talk to her and realized that anyone - even an ordinary girl from a rural community in Middle Georgia can help make a change in the world.

Chai Ling did.

In 1989, for 54 days or more, Chai Ling, a young married graduate student in Beijing, the daughter of two military doctors, was one of the most prominent leaders of what started out as a peaceful movement by a multitude of Chinese students and ended up in one of the most horrific tragic scenes, thanks to the Chinese military and government.

Boys Get OT Win as BCHS Splits with Northside

Boys Get OT Win as BCHS Splits with Northside

The Lady Royals trailed 36-26 going into the fourth quarter of Saturday's game versus Northside, Warner Robins.  Dewanda Blackshear's three made it a seven-point game with 2:33 left.  But like so many times before, Bleckley could not finish the comeback and went on to lose 50-38.  Tia Troup scored 12 points.  Alexis Woodfaulk had 10.

After leading by six in the third, the Royals nursed a 48-47 lead going into the fourth quarter.  The Eagles tied the score at 57 with 2:37 left.  Though the Royals answered with five quick points, Northside was within 64-62 with 1:08 remaining.  Bleckley went 2 of 8 from the foul line during that strech as Northside banked a shot in with three ticks left o on the clock to tie the score.