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Local church holds garage sale, raises funds for youth

Local church holds garage sale, raises funds for youth

The fellowship hall of Bethany Baptist Church was filled with forgotten treasures and other odds and ends Saturday as they hosted a garage sale. 

It was to raise funds for Dusty Jones. 

Jones, who graduated from Bleckley County High School this year, will be taking his first ever mission trip to the Ukrane in July. 

He'll be recreation director on the 11-day trip that begins July 10.  Also going on the trip will be Rev. Jim Ward of Lakeview Baptist Church and Rev. Mark Shaw of Limestone Baptist Church.

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.