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BCHS Cheer Coaches to Step Down

During recognition of this year's cheerleaders at Monday's football awards banquet, it was announced that Bleckley County High School Head Cheerleading Coach Bonnie Scarbrough and assistant coach Mi Waters would be stepping down at the end of the year.

The squad was informed of their decision in a meeting held earlier this month.  Scarbrough was a member of the 1994 squad that won Bleckley's first state title. 

In seven seasons as coach, Bleckley won one state title, one second-place finish at state, and four region titles.

Cochran Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Banquet

Cochran Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Banquet

The Cochran-Blekckley Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet Thursday evening at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall. 

Highlights of the evening included the presentation of this year's STAR Student and Teacher (Matthew Mays and BCHS English Teacher Nancy Herrington), the presentation of a lifetime achievement award to local businessman Glenn Sawyer, and the instillation of the 2011 Chamber Board of Directors.

Job Market Thursday | Job Openings in Central Ga.

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. 

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

The jobs are updated here weekly.

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. You can also check out other jobs on the Georgia Department of Labor's website.

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Paula Deen Featured on the Cover of Georgia’s Travel Guide

Paula Deen Featured on the Cover of Georgia’s Travel Guide



Georgia Tourism Industry gathers at the Capitol for annual Tourism Day event


ATLANTA (January 25, 2011) —Georgia tourism industry professionals gathered today for the annual Tourism Day at the Capitol event to celebrate the significant role tourism plays in Georgia’s economy. Representatives from the tourism industry presented Governor Deal with a check representing the $816.3 million in state tax revenue generated from tourism-related expenditures in 2009.

New Eastman/Dodge County Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce Facility Unveiled

 New Eastman/Dodge County Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce Facility Unveiled

On Thursday, January 20 the Eastman-Dodge County Development Authority officially welcomed city officials, county officials, Chamber members, and community members to the new Eastman-Dodge County Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

Judy Hemphill-Madden, President of the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce, recognized the foresight of the members of the Development Authority in procuring grant funding for the project, and for turning “an old metal building into a beacon for economic development in Dodge County.”

Hawkinsville Family Returns to Central Georgia After December Fire

The Hawkinsville family who lost their home in a fire in early December returns back home in Central Georgia.

That's after two of the children spent more than a month at the Shriner's Hospital in Ohio for severe burns.

17-year-old Doug Howard says he didn't think twice when he jumped into the burning house to save his sister.

"My mom came over to me and said, 'Doug, the house is on fire,'" says the teen.

Doug Howard says it wasn't until he made it out of their Hawkinsville mobile home that he realized his 13-year-old sister was still trapped inside.

"I could still hear Kimberly screaming'," he says.

That's when the family says they came together.

Bleckley and Wilcox Trade Wins

The Lady Royals push to have a big win over the Lady Patriots 47-29. Nick Marshall from Wilcox continues to wow the crowds and recruits with his stunning performances, leading the Patriots to a big win over Bleckley 81-41.