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Bleckley Grits Out Sweep of Howard

Bleckley Grits Out Sweep of Howard

Though unable to hold on to a five-point lead with less than three minutes to play, the Lady Royals avenged last Saturday's loss as they defeated Howard 50-45 in overtime Saturday.  Rickenya Jenkins and Kari Jenkins both had 13 points.

Marcus Mack hit a go-ahead three in the fourth quarter as the Royals got past Howard 48-43.  Vidal Nelson scored nine of his 13 points in the fourth quarter.

Bleckley plays at Wilcox County Tuesday.  JV girls tip at 4:15 pm with varsity to follow.

Miss Sweetheart Crowned During East Laurens-Bleckley Game

Miss Sweetheart Crowned During  East Laurens-Bleckley Game

Senior basketball player Rickenya Jenkins was crowned the 2011 Miss Sweetheart during halftime of the East Laurens-Bleckley basketball boys basketball game Friday night.  She was escorted by Jaquon Gainey.  The Sweetheart Court is made up of students from clubs and sports teams at BCHS.

Bleckley and East Laurens Split Wins

The Bleckley boys continued their uphill struggle to clench a win against East Laurens, but East Laurens took the win with a final score of 63-56. In girls basketball, the Bleckley girls edge out with a three point win over East Laurens.

Dodge Takes down Dublin in GHSA Basketball

It was a triumphant night for Dodge county who won both games against Dublin. The Dodge boys won 71-53. The girls edge out with just a six point win over Dublin at 50-44.

March 1 Hearing Set for Killer's Early Release

A Dodge County woman released a year early, after being convicted of killing an infant, will stay free for at least another six weeks.

That's according to Tim Vaughn, district attorney for the Oconee Judicial District.


In 2009, Amy Rogers Jones was convicted of killing a three-month-old girl that she was babysitting. Investigators called it a shaken-baby case.


But a clerical error by the Dodge sheriff's office, set her free last month, a year ahead of schedule.

Vaughn says he filed a motion this week asking a judge to send Jones back to prison.

On Friday, he said, Judge Sarah Wall set a hearing date on his motion for March 1.

He says the judge's letter said Jones should get at least 30 days notice on the hearing.

Lady Royals Player Signs with East Georgia College

Lady Royals Player Signs with East Georgia College

Wednesday, Mychavia Harris signed to play college softball with East Georgia College. 

Harris, a second baseman for Bleckley County, played all four years for the Lady Royals.  She was named to the second team of the Region 3-AA All-Region team and was a part of this year's team which advanced to the sweet 16.

Cochran Church Honors Three Of Its Oldest Members

A Cochran church took time out to honor three of their oldest members on Sunday afternoon.

The church celebrated three women who were a century old or more.  The honorees were 100-year-old Bessie McCrimmon, 101-year-old Ionia Glenn and 102-year-old Sallie Cony.  All three women received a sash with their name and age and a plaque. 

It was part of Ward's Baptist Church's 11th annual 'Man of Honor' program.  Church members say the program is designed to honor different people within the community.

"It makes you feel proud... I think that the life you live speaks for you," said Cony.

Organizer Otis Simmons says his favorite part of the program is being able to show his appreciation to people in the community.

Guest speakers at the program included the President of the Bleckely County NAACP, Sean Battle.