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Career Fair for High School Students

Area high school sophomores will participate in a career fair Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Agricenter in Perry. 

The 15th annual Dr. Maxx Career Fair Scavenger Hunt will take place in the McGill Marketplace building from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m, a Houston County Board of Education news release says.

Approximately 1,000 students from Houston, Dooly, Peach and Pulaski counties will attend. 

The purpose of the event is to help students plan for their future. 

The career fair will inform them about job opportunities and the requirements for different occupations, providing insight into a variety of careers.

Bleckley Suffers First Basketball Sweep of Season

Bleckley Suffers First Basketball Sweep of Season

Though leading 16-15 after one, the Lady Royals offense had six-minute scoring droughts in the second and fourth quarters as they lost at Northside 50-35.  Kari Jenkins had 14. 

In the boys game, Northside took its first lead, 37-34 going into the fourth.  Down by 11, the Royals used an 11-2 run to get within two but couldn't complete the comeback as they fell 59-54.  Brentine Taylor had 21 points.

BCHS plays at Twiggs County Tuesday. 

JV boys tip at 4:15 p.m. with varsity to follow.

Another Split Between Dodge and Bleckley

Another Split Between Dodge and Bleckley

A layup with nine seconds left proved to be the game winner as the Lady Royals lost to Dodge County 45-43.  Tyresha Williams had 15 points. 

The Royals used an 11-0 run in the third quarter to break open what was a six-point game as they won versus Dodge County 49-31.  Brentine Taylor had 19 points.  Ken Hughes added 10.

Bleckley plays at Northside Saturday.  JV games tip at 3 p.m. with varsity to follow.

BCHS Cheer Coaches to Step Down

During recognition of this year's cheerleaders at Monday's football awards banquet, it was announced that Bleckley County High School Head Cheerleading Coach Bonnie Scarbrough and assistant coach Mi Waters would be stepping down at the end of the year.

The squad was informed of their decision in a meeting held earlier this month.  Scarbrough was a member of the 1994 squad that won Bleckley's first state title. 

In seven seasons as coach, Bleckley won one state title, one second-place finish at state, and four region titles.

Bleckley Students Named to Honor Band

Eleven Bleckley middle and high school students were selected through audition to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association Eleventh District Honor Band. 

They competed against students in both public and private schools from all classifications. 

Students selected will participate in the District Honor Band event held at Baldwin County High School on February 11 & 12. 

Honor Band members are:  Geena Smith, Elizabeth Thompson, Alondria Clemons,  Hannah DeLoach,  Kelby Dykes,  Kaitlan Allen, Amber Burton, Clarinet,  Justin Bates, Baritone Saxophone, Jasmin Allen, Ronald Leek, Euphonium, Zack Songer.

Smith, Thompson, DeLoach, and Dykes were also selected to participate in the South Georgia Region Honor Band held at Valdosta State University, April 14-16.

Ben Altman to Perform Classical Guitar

Ben Altman to Perform Classical Guitar

The Middle Georgia College Division of Humanities presents Ben Altman on classical guitar.

Altman will perform on Tuesday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Altman is a classical guitarist who studied at the Eastman School of Music and maintains a private studio in Denver, Co. He is also a member of the Colorado Guitar Quartet, and Magpie, a trio with flute and cello.

The event is free and open to the public.

The concert will take place at Russell Hall Theatre on Middle Georgia College's campus.

For more information, call 478-934-3379.

Middle Georgia College Diamond Club Announces 28th Annual Jamboree

Former Atlanta Brave Damian Moss will be the featured guest at the Middle Georgia College Diamond Club’s 28th Annual Jamboree. 

The extravaganza will be held on Friday, February 4, 2011, at 7:00 pm, in Georgia Hall located on the campus of Middle Georgia College.

Moss, born in Darlinghurst, Australia, was signed by the Atlanta Braves in 1993.  Damian made his Major League debut on April 26, 2001 and in 2002 was 5th in voting for National League Rookie of the Year. 

Damian finished that year with a 12 – 6 record with a 3.42 era in 33 appearances.  Moss is currently assigned to the San Francisco Giants and resides in Dublin, Georgia with his wife Emily and three daughters.

Tickets for the meal can be purchased from Diamond Club members or purchased at the door.  Current diamond club member’s tickets are free and non-members can purchase tickets for $20.00.  Less than 12 years of age is $5.00.