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Physicals for Bleckley Students Available at High School Gym

Physicals for Bleckley students in grades 5-11 will be available Tuesday at the high school gym starting at 6 pm.  Any student wishing to try out or play middle or high school sports for the upcoming school year must have a phyiscal.  Cost is $10.  Information forms can be picked up in the middle and high school offices.  A family history form must be completed prior to receiving a physical.

Bleckley Boys Advance in AA State Soccer Playoffs

Bleckley Boys Advance in AA State Soccer Playoffs

Jacob Waters had his third had trick of the season as Bleckley County advanced in the AA state playoffs with a 7-0 home win versus Pike County Thursday.  Brandon Ascarante had a pair of goals.  Zack Moe and Thomas Lopez also scored. 

BCHS hosts fifth-ranked and defending AA State Champion Westminster High School of Atlanta Tuesday at 6 pm.

Prep Scores For May 3

Here are your prep playoff scores reported to 13WMAZ for Thursday, May 3:

GHSA State Soccer:

Boys First Round

Howard 4  Worth Co. 0

Veterans 10  Crisp Co. 0

Dublin 3  Lamar Co. 1

Cairo 3  Peach Co. 2

Bleckley Co. 7  Pike Co. 0 (J. Waters - Hat Trick)

Mary Persons 4  Americus-Sumter 1

Putnam Co. 3  East Laurens 2

Girls First Round

Dublin 4 Lamar Co. 0

Putnam Co. 5  East Laurens 0

GHSA State Tennis:

Girl's Semi-finals

Bleckley Co. 5  Cook 0 

Power Outage in Bleckley, Dodge and other areas

Reports from area power companies say that  a fault on a transmission line caused power outage in central Georgia this afternoon. For more on the story, click here.

Supporter, Opponent Discuss T-SPLOST

Interest and questions grow around a proposed one-cent transportation sales tax--or T-SPLOST--on the July 31 ballot.

It's predicted to generate more than $750 million for 11 Central Georgia counties over a ten-year period.

Those counties -- Bibb, Houston, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Twiggs, Crawford, Baldwin, Jones, Putnam, and Wilkinson -- will vote as a single district.

That means either they'll all approve it, or none of them will.

State Representative Bubber Epps supports the T-SPLOST and local Sierra Club spokesman Lindsay Holliday says he'll vote no.

Both joined Randall Savage in the 13WMAZ studio during Eyewitness News at 6.

Bleckley Football Player Signs with Valdosta State

Bleckley County football coach announced another Royal signing from the 2011 team, and as Barrs heads into retirement, he says this signing will be his last one.

Zack Moe, a veteran of three sports, will head to the Valdosta State Blazers as a wide receiver. He played special teams, offense and defense. He was a Royal for three years and finished with the second most tackles on the team as a strong safety.

Moe says hard work and heart got him to where he is now and knows he can bring those same traits to the Blazers.

Explaining the Regional Transportation SPLOST

Wednesday on Eyewitness News Mornin', 13WMAZ's Randall Savage talked to Georgia State Senator Cecil Staton about what would have to happen for an eleven county Central Georgia region to collect a regional transportation tax.

If approved, Staton says it could generate more than $748 million to fund transportation projects in the Middle Georgia Regional Commission's 11 counties.

Those counties include Bibb, Houston, Baldwin, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Pulaski, Twiggs, and Wilkinson.

Staton says collection would begin on Jan. 1, 2013.

Voters will decide on the issue July 31.