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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.

Bleckley Football Player Signs with Valdosta State

Bleckley Football Player Signs with Valdosta State

Though Zack Moe missed the final three games of his career, he still caught 34 passes for 601 yards and five touchdowns as a two-year starter for the Royals. 

Tuesday, he ensured his career would continue as Moe signed with Division II Valdosta State. 

Though Moe will play wide receiver for the Blazers, he was also skilled as a defensive back in high school. 

On defense, Moe had 70 tackles (two for losses) 21 assists, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, and two interceptions.

BCHS Track Athletes Qualify for State

BCHS Track Athletes Qualify for State

AA East Sectionals were held Saturday at Lamar County High School.  The top eight field event participants, top eight runners from distance races, and top eight combined times from other races (IE: 400-meter dash) qulaified for state.  Eight Bleckley atheltes were amongst those who qualified.  (all results courtesy ga.milesplit.com)

Jessi Young- Third in pole vault
Alice Arnold-  Fourth in pole vault
Madison Powell- Eighth in the 1600 meter run
Megan Wade-  Fifth in the 3200 meter run
Samantha Miller- Seventh in the 3200 meter run

Jacob Echols- Fifth in pole vault
Joseph Arnold - Sixth in pole vault
Chase McCulley-  Eighth in 1600 meter run, seventh in 3200 meter run

Girls state is May 3-5 in Albany.  Boys state is May 10-12 in Jefferson.


Boys and Girls Club of Dodge County May Close

The Eastman-Dodge County  Boys and Girls Club's status has been unclear for the last week or so with parents and advisory board members in a state of confusion. According to reports, the money is not there. According to the region director, staff have had to be let go and members who have not been paid need to be turned away.

For more on the story, click here.

Air Show Features Blue Angels

Air Show Features Blue Angels

ROBINS, AFB., GA.--The Air Show lineup features performers including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, F-18 Hornets, the C-130 Hercules, and the Air Force F-22 Raptor.

The air show is free and open to the public and starts at 11:30 a.m.

You can park at the Macon Airport, McConnell-Talbert Stadium and Anchor Glass and then catch bus transportation to the show. The shuttle starts at 9:45 a.m. both days and gates open at 10 a.m.

The shuttle runs until 5 p.m.

See the Dos and Donts of attending.

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