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Firefighters Wanted for Chili Cook-Off

Firefighters Wanted for Chili Cook-Off

Firefighters and chili -- they seem to go together like barbecue and cole slaw.

That's why 13WMAZ is looking for some of Central Georgia's best chili-cookin' firefighters to join us for a cookoff.

We'd like to schedule live guests for Saturday mornings from Oct. 29 to Nov. 19. Four participants would appear on Weekend Mornin' to make their chili live on the air with Suzanne Lawler.

Then on Nov. 26, all four would appear to have their chili judged.
If you're nervous about being on camera, check out our recipes page on our website, where you can view our "How to be a Cooking Guest" video.

If you're interested, please email Brad Wilson at bwwilson@wmaz.gannett.com.

And if you've never made chili before, now is as good a time as any to give it a shot! We would love for you to participate in this so we can show our appreciation for all you do!

Lady Royals Advance to Region Championship Game

Lady Royals Advance to Region Championship Game

Last year, Bleckley had its best softball playoff run since switching to fastpitch when they advanced to the sweet 16.  Saturday, the Lady Royals began what they hope will be a playoff run to Columbus as they welcomed Screven County for the Region 3-AA semifinals.  In game one, Taylor Little smacked a grand slam in the bottom of the third.  BC added four more in the fifth to win 8-0.  Lana Maddox was 3 for 3 with a double.  Katie Simmons was 2 for 3.  SunnyKate Darsey was 1 for 2.

Lady Royals to Host Screven in Second Round of Region Playoffs

Bleckley County will host Screven County round two of the Region 3-AA softball playoffs Saturday. 

BCHS is the top seed from 3B-AA, Screven is the second seed from 3A-AA. 

Game times are noon and 2 p.m. 

An *if* game would be played Monday in Sylvania. 

Bleckley is currently ranked fourth in the prepcountry.com/GACA coaches poll.

Cochran Woman Plans 'Streakin' For 'Hooters' Event

Cochran Woman Plans 'Streakin' For 'Hooters' Event

Yes, you read it right. There is a group of ladies from Pulaski, Bleckley, Dodge, Houston, Bibb and Twiggs counties who will be going streakin' from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 9, and what a sight that will be.

Streakin' with pink in their hair as they take a stand against breast cancer during breast cancer awareness month.

Crystal Jackson Bambrough, owner and operator of CryStyle's Salon in Cochran, is sponsoring the event for the second year in a row. “We will be putting pink streaks in everyone's hair to celebrate breast cancer awareness month. The streaks cost $10 and the money raised will be donated to a local woman who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, and is in the middle of treatments and surgeries.” There will be light refreshments and other gifts available for purchase, and the first 25 breast cancer survivors will receive a “special little gift.”

County, Cities Begin Local Option Sales Tax Negotiations

Dodge County and the cities within it are beginning negotiations for the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) distribution.

At a called meeting in the Dodge Superior Courtroom, Dodge County Attorney John Harrington presented facts showing population changes according to the 2000 Census and 2010 Census for the various cities and unincorporated Dodge County. In 1999, population did distribution of the LOST.

Bleckley Loses Close Game to Dublin

Bleckley Loses Close Game to Dublin

Due to region scheduling, Bleckley and Dublin have played the past two seasons in Cochran.  Both games were close contests won by the Irish late.  Friday's matchup was at the Shamrock Bowl.  Despite the different location, it was another close game.  For the Royals, it was another close loss to the Irish.