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No hitter helps Knights salvage final game versus Loyola.

Middle Georgia State College dropped both ends of Friday's home doubleheader versus Loyola Univeristy (LA.) Friday.  Saturday, the Knights got a 5-0 home win thanks in part to Tay Jerger's no hitter.  He went nine innings, striking out four, walking three.

MGA hosts Thomas University Tuesday at 3 pm.

Bleckley BOE announces finalist for superintendent job.

The Bleckley Board of Education announced Wednesday that Steve J. Smith, current Wilcox County School Supeintendent, is the lone finalist for the Bleckley County School Superintendent job.  Smith is a 1979 graduated of Bleckley County High School.  He has an Associate’s degree from Middle Georgia College and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. He also has an M.B.A. from Georgia College and an Education Specialist degree from Albany State University.

Smith was a teacher at Bleckley County High School from 2003-08 and was the 2006 Teacher of the Year.  After a brief stint at Heart of Georgia RESA as a consultant, Smith accepted the position of Wilcox School Superintendent and is in his sixth year at that position.

Middle Georgia State to become university July 1.

Almost three years ago, Middle Georgia College and Macon State merged, forming Middle Georgia State College. That came via a decision by the Univeristy of Georgia Board of Regents.  Wednesday, another decision by the Regents will usher in another change.

At their meeting held Wednesday morning, the Regents approved a name and status change.  Starting July 1, Middle Georgia State College will become Middle Georgia State University.  Said President Dr. Christopher Blake in a news release “Today’s vote is an important milestone—a moment first foretold nearly three years ago, when the board resolved to create Middle Georgia State College out of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College."  

He added "I am excited about the opportunities university status will allow us to provide for Middle Georgia, and grateful to the many people who have supported our journey from consolidation to this momentous occasion.”

Catching up with Middle Georgia State baseball.

Weather forced Middle Georgia State College's weekend baseball series at the University of Mobile into Saturday and Sunday.  MGA won two of three, Saturday 5-2, lost the first game Sunday 3-1, but took the finale 8-6.  Tuesday evening, the Knights lost at home to Georgia Gwinnett College 20-5.  

MGA opens a weekend series with Loyola University Friday in Cochran.  Games one and two will be Friday at 1 and 3 pm.

Bleckley FFA Alumni meeting March 24.

A meeting of the Bleckley FFA Alumni group will be held March 24 at 7 pm in the Bleckley County High School library. Bleckley FFA Alumni is a support group for the Bleckley FFA and is opened to anyone in the community who wishes to help and be involved. For more information, contact Cindy Felkins, cfelkins@bleckley.k12.ga.us

Middle Georgia State splits DH with USC-Beaufort.

Middle Georgia State College split a home baseball doubleheader with the University of South Carolina-Beaufort Tuesday afternoon.  The Knights won game one 7-6 and lost game two 14-8.  MGA begins a weekend series Friday at the University of Mobile starting at 2 pm.

MGA baseball takes series from Bellhaven University.

Middle Georgia State College won two of three games played this weekend at Belhaven University.  The Knights won Friday 3-1.  After losing the first of Saturday's doubleheader 8-6, they would rally to take game two 7-6 in 13 innings.  Dusty Jones went 2 for 6 in that game.

MGA hosts USC-Beaufort Tuesday.  Game times are 2 and 4 pm.