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BCHS Literary Team wins region championship.

BCHS Literary Team wins region championship.

The BCHS Literary Team won the Region 3-AA Championship Friday at East Georgia College in Swainsboro.  Those finishing first and going on to state are: Erin Smith: Girls Dramatic Interpitation.  Cody Jones: Boys Essay.  Girls Trio: Erin Smith, Amber Burton, Logan Spivey.  Boys Quartet: Spencer Maddox, Phillip Odom, Matthew White, John Carr.  Second place finishers were:  Matthew White: Boys Dramatic Interpitation, Miranda Bryant: Girls Solo, and Spencer Maddox: Boys Solo.

First place finishers will compete at the AA State Literary Championship on March 19 at Veteran's High School.  Events begin at 8:30 am.

Financial Q&A: Worst-Case Scenario Planning

If you lost your spouse, where would you be financially?

Sherri Goss with Rosenberg Financial Group discusses what you can do to plan for the "worst-case scenario."

Watch the video for more.

Three Sentenced for Trading Girl for Van


An Eastman couple accused of providing a 14-year-old girl's sexual services to a man in exchange for a van were sentenced to prison Monday.

District Attorney Tim Vaughn says auto dealer Robert Wayne Bearden was also sentenced.

Sandra Davis and James Clarence Davis, both 36 years old, and Bearden, 66, all pled guilty to child molestation Monday in Dodge County Superior Court, he said.

Bearden also pled guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, Vaughn said.

The two men received 20-year sentences, 10 to be served in prison, he said. Sandra Davis got a 20-year sentence, with eight in prison, he said.

All three must register as sex offenders when they are released and must serve probation and pay fines, he said. All three were ordered to stay away from the victim during that 20-year sentence.

Bleckley Falls at Home to Fitzgerald

Bleckley Falls at Home to Fitzgerald

After Kyle Brown's single tied the game in the bottom of the first, Fitzgerald scored seven in the top of the second. 

Down 10-1 in the bottom of the fourth, the Royals loaded the bases with one out but could only score one on a walk. 

BCHS went on to lose to the Purple Hurricanes 13-2.  Dusty Jones was 1 for 2.

Bleckley's next game will be in Fitzgerald March 8 at 6 p.m.

Bleckley Avenges Opening Loss to Hawkinsville

Bleckley Avenges Opening Loss to Hawkinsville

Bleckley led 3-0 going into the fifth of their home opener versus Hawkinsville Monday.  A three-run home run tied the game.  The Royals answered with six in their half of the inning as they avenged last Monday's loss 9-4.  Bryant Trice was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI.  Frankie Mullis was 2 for 4.  Winning pitcher Kace Kirkpatrick struck out eight and was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI.  Cody Jones had a solo home run.

Bleckley hosts Fitzgerald High School Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Eighth Annual Biking Bleckley Held

Eighth Annual Biking Bleckley Held

Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures greeted the riders of Saturday's eighth annual Biking Bleckley.  The annual ride, sponsored by the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, attracted 162 participants. 

Some of the participants were from as far away as California and New York. 

Over 50 percent of the riders did the full metric 100 which took them through Bleckley and surrounding counties.

Bleckley Falls in First Round of State

Bleckley Falls in First Round of State

Down 14 points in the third quarter of Saturday's AA state playoff at third-ranked Thomasville and with Brentine Taylor on the bench with three fouls, Bleckley used an 8-2 run to get within eight. 

Thomasville though pushed its lead to 16 by the fourth quarter.  Though the deficit grew to 21, the Royals tried to rally with an 11-3 run.  It would not be enough as BCHS saw its season end with a 57-45 loss.

Taylor and Vidal Nelson both scored 10 points.  Ken Hughes had 12.  BC finishes its season 18-9.