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Cochran Girl Named 2011 Teen Miss Ga. Forestry

Cochran Girl Named 2011 Teen Miss Ga. Forestry

Rebecca Bunn, won the Teen Miss Ga. Forestry title in Tifton, Ga. Saturday.

Bunn goes to nationals on September 3.

Organization Announces Pulaski County as State's Newest "Community for Opportunity"


Assistant Commissioner for the Department of Community Affairs Saralyn Stafford will announce Pulaski County’s designation as the state’s newest Communities of Opportunity (Co-Op).

That's according to an Archway Partnership news release.

The Pulaski County Board of Education and City of Hawkinsville will host the event Tuesday, June 21 at 3 p.m.

Pulaski County Commissioner Brooks Bailey and City Commissioner Shelly Berryhill will sign the contract recognizing formal designation.  

Priority efforts to reduce teen pregnancy by 25% in Pulaski County by the year 2013 will begin under this program.

The news release says that each day in Georgia, 62 teenage girls find out they are pregnant.

Fewer than 50 percent of teen mothers graduate from high school and less than 2 percent earn college degrees. 

Children of teen mothers are more likely to be born prematurely and at low birth weight. 

Bleckley Teen to compete for Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen 2011

Bleckley Teen to compete for Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen 2011

Bleckley teen Jessi Young is in Columbus for the Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen Pageant.  Young was crowned Miss Warner Robins Outstanding Teen last July.  She has completed the interview portion of the competition.   She will compete in the other categories (fitness, talent, and evening gown) June 15-17.  The top ten finalists will be announced June 18 and they will compete for the titles of Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen 2011.  The pageant will be streamed each night beginning at 7:30 pm on www2.wrbl.com

Welcome, Junior Journalists

Our new junior journalists came to the studio last night for a meeting and tour!

Check out the slideshow.

New Junior Journalists Take the Air

The 10 new junior journalists who auditioned this spring will take on their new role.

Tonight they meet in the studio, tour the station, and learn all about being a journalist.

Stay tuned for their upcoming stories, beginning on Wednesday June 22.

Cochran All Star Teams finish second in tournaments

Cochran All Star Teams finish second in tournaments

It's "tournament season" in Bleckley and surrounding counties.   Those tournaments are invitational softball and baseball tournaments that all star teams from local recreation departments play in to get ready for sub-district and district.  Two Bleckley teams picked up second place trophies in tournaments played Saturday.  The 11-12 boys finished second in a tournament played in Cochran.  Undefeated going into Saturday's championship game, Cochran lost 13-9 and 2-0 to Telfair County.  BC's second tournament will be in Eastman starting Monday.

In McRae, the 9-10 boys (who won Friday night) fell into the loser's bracket Saturday morning.  Winning three more games, they faced Wheeler County for first place.  Trailing 6-1, Bleckley tried to rally but came up just short as they lost 6-4.  They will also be in Eastman starting on Tuesday.

Local church youth group looking to start a "Servolution"

The "UnAshamed" youth group will begin a project June 6 entitled "Servolution." 

According to a release sent by the group, they will be performing "random acts of service" in the hopes that people will make it a part of their everday lives.  The week's activities include Monday handing out water at Walgreens on the corner of second street in Cochran, bagging groceries at both Harvey's and Piggly Wiggly Wednesday, a visit with the residents of Bryant Health and Rehab on Thursday, and will be capped with a car wash on June 11. 

That day, the youth will split into two groups.  One will be at Big Bubba's Chicken located on Ninth Street in Cochran, the other will be at O'Reilly's Auto Parts in Hawkinsville.  A special "UnAshamed" service at House of Grace Church on June 6 will also be part of the week. 

The service is entitled "MIFIT Stand Up."