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Prep Baseball Scores For Wednesday, May 11

Scores from GHSA State Baseball Second Round Games played on Wednesday, May 11:

Mary Persons 2  Harlem 1

Mary Persons 13  Harlem 2 (MP wins series 2-0)

Treutlen 9  Bacon Co. 8

Treutlen 8  Bacon Co. 0 (Treutlen wins series 2-0)

Effingham Co. 10 Northside 5

Effingham Co. 4  Northside 0 (Effingham wins series 2-0)

Appling Co. 2  Dodge Co. 1

Appling Co. 8  Dodge Co. 6 (Appling win series 2-0)

Metter 4  Hawkinsville 1  (11 innings)

Hawkinsville 4  Metter 2 (Series tied at 1)

West Laurens 3  Crisp Co. 1

Crisp Co. 7  West Laurens 5 (Series tied at 1)

Milan Woman Killed in Car Wreck

A car accident Sunday afternoon killed a 50-year-old woman, and injured a 28-year-old man, both from Milan.

The Georgia State Patrol says 50-year-old Lisa Churchwell was killed in the wreck.

The accident happened on GA 30 in Telfair County around 3:00 p.m. Sunday.

Officers say Jonathon Piper, the 28-year-old, was turning left out of a private drive off of GA 30 and struck the rear of Churchwell's vehicle.

The Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team with the Georgia State Patrol is investigating.

The Relay does go on: Bleckley Relay for Life held.

The Relay does go on: Bleckley Relay for Life held.

With gas and food prices high, fundraising of any kind is difficult.  Even for the American Cancer Society.  This year's Relay for Life held at Middle Georgia College's NeSmith Soccer Field was somewhat smaller in terms of participation and money raised.  But it didn't stop the hundreds who did attend from continuing the Relay's purpose of "Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back."

This year's theme was "Cancer doesn't take a holiday."  Team campsite were decorated in holiday themes ranging from the Fourth of July to Cinco De Mayo.  Each had food and other entertainment options.  For most of the night, participants celebrated the survivors.  When the lights began to fade, and luminary bags lit up around the track, it was time to remember.  A solemn luminary ceremony paid tribute to those who have survived as well as those who lost the fight against cancer.

Hawkinsville Marine Says He Will Walk Again

A Hawkinsville Marine says he will walk again, despite losing portions of both legs.

CPL Tony Mullis was injured April 6th in Afghanistan and is now recovering at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.

His wife, Jeanie and their one-month-old son Cason, came home to Hawkinsville for a short visit.

Thursday, 13WMAZ went to Jeanie's mother's home in Hawkinsville to speak with Jeanie and Tony through skype technology.

From the computer screen, Tony said to his son, "Hey man. Hey buddy."

Cason was born April 5th in Hawkinsville. The next day, the explosion in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan shattered his dad's legs.

As Cason and Jeanie rested in the hospital, Tony and marines form the 2nd Combat Engineering Battalion searched abandoned buildings in Afghanistan.

BCHS Boys Fall in Second Round of Soccer Playoffs

BCHS Boys Fall in Second Round of Soccer Playoffs

The BCHS boys soccer team had not played an overtime game this season.  Wednesday's state second round opponent Toombs County was there on an overtime win versus Putnam County.  For Bleckley, their first OT game would prove to be a frustrating one. 

Toombs took the lead with 25:36 left in the first.  Marty Souza's goal tied things at 38:19 of the second.  That capped all scoring, so the game went to overtime.

With just 33 seconds left in the second five-minute session, the Bulldogs scored.  The goal was not without controversy as a Bleckley player was down on the other end of the field.  Play was allowed to continue.  BC's season ended with a 2-1 loss.  Their final record is 10-6.

Dodge Board Lets Confederate Flag Fly

Dodge County commissioners on Tuesday heard people for and against the Confederate flag that flies near the county courthouse.

They took no action on the matter, and that means the flag will continue to fly.

The flag is flying at a war memorial in front of the courthouse.

Last month, John Battle, head of the Dodge chapter of the NAACP, asked the county commissioners to take it down, but they declined.

Tuesday, the board heard speakers on both side. One of them was Edward DuBose, president of the Georgia NAACP, who wants the board to take the flag down.

As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, some see the flag as a part of Southern history, others as a symbol of slavery.

Commissioner Brian Watkins says they also heard from people who say the flag should continue to fly.

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