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Cochran Lithonia Lighting Plant to Close

A lighting-fixture plant in Cochran will close this year, putting more than 400 people out of work, employees said.

Workers at the Lithonia Lighting plant were notified in a meeting Friday morning.

The company distributed a letter to employees, saying the plant will close within six months.

They said the plant would close in six months.

Employees were told that the Lithonia, which also owns a factory in Mexico, is shifting the work elsewhere.

The company cut about 500 jobs in 2010, about half its workforce.

Officials at Lithonia Lighting and its parent company, Acuity Brands, could not be reached for comment.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on this story today.

Bleckley Falls at Howard

Bleckley Falls at Howard

For the second straight game, the Royals committed three errors. 

Bleckley's offense was held to six hits in a 9-2 loss to Howard Wednesday at the Ed Defore Sports Complex. 

Caleb Slaughter was 2 for 3 with a double, triple, and 2 RBI. 

Chastain Coleman was 1 for 2.  Subregion play begins March at Dublin.  JV play at 4 pm with varsity to follow.

Prep Scores For March 7

Here are your prep sports scores reported to 13WMAZ for Wednesday, March 7, 2012:

GHSA State Basketball @ Macon Coliseum

Class A Girls Semi-finals:

Wesleyan 55  Taylor Co. 40

SW Atlanta Christian 68  Charlton Co. 39

Class A Boys Semi-finals:

Athens Christian 46  Turner Co. 44

Whitefield Academy 75  Lanier Co. 62

GHSA State Basketball @ Gwinnett Arena

Class AAA Girls Semi-finals:

SW DeKalb 51  Jonesboro 35

Miller Grove 42  Alcovy 34

Class AAA Boys Semi-finals:

SW DeKalb 74  N. Clayton 67

Miller Grove 70  Jonesboro 49

GHSA Baseball

Howard 9  Bleckley Co. 2

BCHS Soccer Teams Sweep East Laurens at Home

BCHS Soccer Teams Sweep East Laurens at Home

Taylor Craig had two goals via penalty kicks, one in regulation, the other in overtime, and Ashley Burton also had an overtime penalty kick as the Lady Royals won 3-1.  

Marty Souza had a first half goal, Thomas Lopez scored twice, and Blake Lucas scored in the second half as the Royals won 4-0. 

The girls play Thursday in Screven County.  Both teams will be in action versus Southeast Bulloch March 16.  Game times are 5 and 7 p.m.

How Pulaski County Voted in the Presidential Primary Race

How Pulaski County Voted in the Presidential Primary Race

See how Pulaski County voted in the presidential primaries.

With 100 percent of Pulaski County precincts reporting: 

Newt Gingrich:  432 votes

Ron Paul:  44 votes

Rick Perry:  3 votes

Romney:    146 votes

Santorum:    208 votes

 

 

How Bleckley County Voted in the Presidential Primary Race

How Bleckley County Voted in the Presidential Primary Race

See how Bleckley County voted in the presidential primaries.

With 100 percent of Bleckley County precincts reporting: 

Newt Gingrich:  727 votes

Ron Paul:  56 votes

Rick Perry:  2 votes

Romney:   237 votes

Santorum:   288 votes

 

 

BCHS Falls at Home to Fitzgerald

BCHS Falls at Home to Fitzgerald

The Royals saw their three-game streak of double digit hits end Monday in a 6-3 home loss to Fitzgerald. 

Chastain Coleman and Caleb Slaughter combined for four of Bleckley's five hits. 

Coleman was 2 for 3, Slaughter 2 for 4 with a two-run single.  BCHS plays Howard Wednesday. 

Game time is 5:30 p.m. at the Bibb County Sports Complex.