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Semi-pro football team to hold tryouts, seeing sponsors.

The Middle Georgia Pitbulls Semi-Pro Football Team will have spring practice/tryouts begining March 21 at 5 pm at the Cochran Jaycees Fairgrounds.  Those wishing to try out for the 2011 team should attend.  The Pitbulls are also seeking business sponsors for the season.  For more information on being a sponsor, call 478-231-3317. 

Local church having revival services.

Salem Bapitst Church will have revival services March 20-24.  Services start at 6 pm Sunday, 7 pm Monday through Thursday.  Reverend David Fisher will be guest speaker.  Salem Baptist Church is located on Highway 26 East in Bleckley County.

Annual Friendship Motorcycle Ride

The 100 mile ride sponsored by Friendship United Methodist Church begins at the Eastman Wal-Mart parking lot located on U.S. Highway 341 Bypass.

The ride happens Saturday, April 9. Registration begins at 9:00am and the ride will leave at 10:00am. The fee is $20.00 for the rider and $10.00 for a passenger which includes lunch.

The ride ends at the Eastman/Dodge County recreation department on the Dublin highway, with lunch and door prizes.

The ride will raise money for the church's outreach ministries, including the Dodge County food bank, Habitat for Humanity, The Methodist Children's Home in Macon and Dodge County nursing homes.

For more information call (478) 893-4222.

BCHS soccer teams sweep East Laurens.

BCHS soccer teams sweep East Laurens.

Ashley Burton had a pair of second-half goals as the Lady Royals won versus East Laurens at home Tuesday 3-1.  Hayley Nobles also scored.  Blake Lucas had a hat trick, Dean Murphy scored twice, and Jacob Waters scored as the Royals completed the sweep 6-2.  Both teams improve to 3-1 in Region 3-AA.

Bleckley plays at Southeast Bulloch Friday.  Game times are 5 and 7 pm.

Caller Threatened Bleckley Students

Bleckley County schools were closed Tuesday after someone threatened the district's students by phone.

That's according to the county's emergency management director, Mike Smith. He says the county 911 got a call just before 11 o'clock Monday  night. 

A message on the school district's website says: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, school has been canceled for students and staff on Tuesday, March 8."

Smith told 13WMAZ's Amy Aubert that a male on the phone threatened to blow up any student who set foot on a Bleckley campus on Tuesday.

A second male could be heard in the background, shouting the same message.

So, school was canceled for all Bleckley students and staff.

BCHS Literary Team wins region championship.

BCHS Literary Team wins region championship.

The BCHS Literary Team won the Region 3-AA Championship Friday at East Georgia College in Swainsboro.  Those finishing first and going on to state are: Erin Smith: Girls Dramatic Interpitation.  Cody Jones: Boys Essay.  Girls Trio: Erin Smith, Amber Burton, Logan Spivey.  Boys Quartet: Spencer Maddox, Phillip Odom, Matthew White, John Carr.  Second place finishers were:  Matthew White: Boys Dramatic Interpitation, Miranda Bryant: Girls Solo, and Spencer Maddox: Boys Solo.

First place finishers will compete at the AA State Literary Championship on March 19 at Veteran's High School.  Events begin at 8:30 am.

Financial Q&A: Worst-Case Scenario Planning

If you lost your spouse, where would you be financially?

Sherri Goss with Rosenberg Financial Group discusses what you can do to plan for the "worst-case scenario."

Watch the video for more.