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Net Worth Estimates of Georgia Members of Congress

Members of Congress disclose their assets and liabilities in broad ranges. The estimated net worth is the middle of that range, as reported on their 2010 disclosure forms. Sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars -- if not millions of dollars -- separate a lawmaker's minimum estimated worth from his or her maximum estimated wealth. Net worth does not include primary residence or other personal property.

Here are the figures for U.S. Senators and Members of Congress from Georgia, according to personal financial disclosures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics and published by USA TODAY.

Members of the House who currently represent parts of Central Georgia are listed in bold:

Drive Through Bethlehem in Cochran

Drive Through Bethlehem in Cochran

 

Bethany Baptist Church would like to invite the community to join us as we celebrate the Christmas Season by visiting our Drive Through Bethlehem program.  We want you to experience the sights, sounds and feel of ancient Bethlehem as it would have appeared on the night of Jesus’ birth. 

The Drive Through Bethlehem will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December  9, 10 & 11th  from 6 pm to 8 pm nightly. 

This event is FREE to the public, and we would also like to invite your church groups to bring a van load (buses are too big to pass through the “gates of Bethlehem ”. 

I-75 Lanes in Monroe to be Closed for Construction

From the Georgia Department of Transportation:

 

MONROE COUNTY...


NIGHTLY DOUBLE LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED ON I-75 NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND NEAR EXIT 187



WHEN: 8 p.m. until 5 a.m., nightly, Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, November 15, weather permitting



WHERE: I-75 north and southbound between mile markers 188 and 189 (near Exit 187; SR 83, Cabiniss Road)


Central Georgians Settle SPLOSTs, Alcohol Questions, City Races Today

Voters in Central Georgia cities and counties will decide sales-tax questions, alcohol rules and dozens of city races today.

In Bibb County, that means people can vote on the $190 million SPLOST question.

There are mayor's races in Unadilla, Vienna, Sparta, Wrightsville, Dublin, Montezuma, Forsyth, Byron, Eatonton, Reynolds, Soperton, Jeffersonville and Alamo. Macon Mayor Robert Reichert won this summer's Democratic primary but faces a write-in opponent.

Dozens of cities are deciding council races or other local posts.

Voters can decide questions on Sunday alcohol sales in Macon, Warner Robins, Centerville, Perry, Vienna, Oglethorpe, Forsyth, Fort Valley and Eatonton,

And Johnson County is also voting on a SPLOST.

For voting hours and places, check with your local board of elections.

These race and questions will be decided:

Bibb  County SPLOST

GBI Investigating Fight at Taylor County Football Game

A Friday-night fight involving two Central Georgia football teams is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Butler police chief Mike Peacock says he brought the GBI in to do a more far-reaching investigation.

That comes after a fight that involved the Taylor County and Hawkinsville football teams Friday night.

Lee Harris, whose child plays on the Taylor County High School football team, told police that he saw someone hit his son and ran out onto the field.

Peacock says they arrested Harris because he refused to leave the field when asked and resisted arrest.  Peacock says Butler Assistant Police Chief Jimmy Towns injured his leg while struggling with Harris.

Harris was charged with aggravated battery on a police officer and obstruction.  He's out of jail on $10,000 bond.

He was the only person arrested during Friday's fight.

 

 

 

BCHS Wins Region 3-AA Cheerleading Championship

BCHS Wins Region 3-AA Cheerleading Championship

The Bleckley competition cheer squad took the mat at Saturday's Middle Georgia Region Cheer Championships at a bit of a disadvantage. 

One of their squad members had suffered a dislocated kneecap late in the week. 

However, she would competed anyway. 

The Royals stuck all their stunts, and benefitted from adding in tumbling during the week as they had what fans felt was one of their best performances of the season. 

3-AA was the first of three regions that competed Saturday at Mercer's University Center.  Competition had began about 1 p.m.  Around 4 p.m, it was time for results.  3-AA was read first.  4th place: Southeast Bulloch.  3rd place: Screven County.  Region runner-up: Dodge County. 

Then, PA announcer Tren Hester said words that sent the Bleckley squad and supporters into a joyous frenzy.

Royals Fall to Fourth in Region

Royals Fall to Fourth in Region

Bleckley was held to 109 total yards, 43 rushing, and gave up 243 rushing yards in a 35-0 home loss Friday to Jefferson County.  JCHS scored 14 points off of two Royal interceptions.  The loss ends BC's four-game win streak.  It also means BCHS will be the fourth seed in the upcoming state playoffs. 

The Royals play at Lamar County (4-AA #1 seed) November 11.  Bleckley and Lamar have split their last two meetings with the Royals overcoming a 13-0 deficit to win 27-19 in Barnesville in 2010 and falling at home to the Trojans 27-21 this year.