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Man Killed in Dodge County Scooter Chair Accident

A man was killed in Dodge County Thursday afternoon after a pickup truck hit his scooter chair.

County Coroner Joe Smith says the 67-year-old man was riding the scooter chair when he was hit at 5th and Pine Streets in Eastman around 3:45 p.m.

Smith said the man was airlifted to the Medical Center of Central Georgia, where he died just before 7 p.m.

Smith did not release the man's name because the family has not been notified yet.

The Georgia State Patrol office in Helena said they had no information available on the accident.

Hawkinsville Prepares for Marine's Homecoming

"We'd like to give him a hero's welcome." says Leslie Sewell, Hawkinsville's Fire Chief.

Hawkinsville will welcome Marine Corporal Tony Mullis with a parade on Saturday.  The parade will start at noon on Saturday at the intersection of Commerce Street and Progress Avenue.

Mullis lost both of his legs in April when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan, the day after his son Cason was born.

Gayle Ayers, owner of Wild Flowers Florist, says she delivered flowers to Mullis' wife that very day, just hours before they found out he had been wounded in combat.

"I've known Tony for quite some time. I did his flowers when they got married. I was there when he joined the church and was baptized, and he's just a terrific young guy that has really gone and made something great out of his life." says Ayers.

How to Nominate Your Top Teacher

Many students are back at school working hard and so are our Junior Journalists.

Logan Arnold, one of our Junior Journalists spent the day learning how to nominate a teacher for Our Teacher is Tops.

He sat down with Executive Producer, Kari Buckindail to find out everything you need to know about nominating your teacher.

She says the My Teacher is Tops program helps students in Central Georgia thank their teachers for how much they do in the classroom. 

So how do you nominate your favorite teacher? "You send us a letter and it needs to be a one page hand written letter that tells us how great that teacher is why you like that teacher." says Buckindail.

The letter need to include the name of your teacher, the school he or she teaches at and what grade they teach.

Bleckley opens sub-region play with extra inning win versus Dodge Co.

Bleckley opens sub-region play with extra inning win versus Dodge Co.

Of the five games Dodge and Bleckley played last year, three were decided by one or two runs.  So when the two teams met Tuesday in Cochran to begin sub-region play, another close contest seemed to be in order.  Katie Selph's two out single put Dodge ahead in the first. 

A Lana Maddox RBI single in the third tied things at one.  In the bottom of the sixth, Kelsey Darsey's sac fly gave Bleckley their first lead of the game.  With two out and two on in the seventh, a throwing error allowed both to score.  The next batter singled base hit made it 4-2 Dodge going to the bottom of the seventh.

Lana Maddox's RBI double made it 4-3.  With two outs, a pop fly by Taylor Little fell to the infield.  SunnyKate Darsey followed with a single to tie things at four. 

The eighth inning (played under international tiebreaker rules) would be delayed due to rain.  The Dodge runner would be left stranded.&nbsp

Qualifying Begins for November Races

Qualifying for the November elections begins today in dozens of Central Georgia cities.

Potential races on the ballot include three Warner Robins city council seats and mayor's races in Forsyth, Dublin, East Dublin, Byron and Jeffersonville.

In Warner Robins, candidates may qualify today for city council posts 2, 4 and 6.

Macon's election is largely set after the July Democratic primary and August runoff. There are no races on the November ballot when Bibb County voters will decide a SPLOST question.

There are also mayor's races in Eatonton, Butler, Reynolds, McRae, Soperton, Sandersville, Alamo, Chester, Unadilla, Vienna, Pinehurst, Sparta, Wrightsville, Oglethorpe and Montezuma.

Qualifying begins today in these cities:

Lady Royals to begin sub-regoin softball play versus Dodge Co. Tuesday

Lady Royals to begin sub-regoin softball play versus Dodge Co. Tuesday

Sub-region softball play for BCHS will begin Tuesday when the Lady Royals host 3B-AA rival Dodge County. 

JV start at 4 pm with varsity to follow. 

Last year, Bleckley and Dodge played for the Region 3-AA championship with Dodge winning the best of three series 2-1. 

BCHS will go into Tuesday's contest  having won two of their final three International City Fall Brawl games Saturday. 

They lost to West Laurens 7-4 and had 5-2 wins versus Houston County and Locust Grove.