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BCHS blasts Macon County to sweep season series

BCHS blasts Macon County to sweep season series

***Stats provided by team***  An 11-run first inning powered the Royals to a 20-0 win at Macon County Friday.  Bryant Trice was 3 for 3 with a double and 1 RBI.  Zac Evans went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI.    Caleb Slaughter homered as part of a 2 for 3 dy and had 6 RBI's.  

Landon Anderson gave up one run in three innings for the pitching win and was also 2 for 3 with a double and 3 RBI.  Austin Simmons and Ty Edge were both 1 for 2.

Bleckley plays at Dodge County Monday in a makeup of a game rained out February 21.  Start time is 6 p.m.

Free McDonald's coffee for two weeks

Free McDonald's coffee for two weeks

If you like to start your morning off with a cup of coffee, you can get one for free for the next couple of weeks.

McDonald's is offering customers nationwide a free small cup of McCafe coffee for two weeks.

The promotion starts today at participating locations.

Customers can only get the free coffee during regular breakfast hours.
The offer from McDonald's comes as fast food competitor Taco Bell rolled out its first breakfast menu last week.

Ga. Supreme Court throws out Macon Co. death sentence

Georgia's Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction and death sentence for a man convicted of killing a Macon County bank vice president in 1999.

The court ruled that Artemus Rick Walker was probably incompetent to stand trial due to mental illness.

They said the lawyer who represented him at his 2002 murder trial failed to present evidence about his mental illness that might have prevented the conviction.

On May 12, 1999, the court's summary said Walker stabbed Lynwood Ray Gresham 12 times, in the chest and back, outside Gresham's home. Walker hired a second man to help him rob and kill a "rich" man, the summary said. After the pair rode their bikes to Gresham's home, the second man refused to stab Gresham himself.

Friday's ruling upheld a 2009 ruling in Butts County, where the state's death row is located.

Lady Royals win big in return to soccer field

Lady Royals win big in return to soccer field

Three players had two goals each as BCHS won their first region soccer contest 9-0 at home Friday versus Macon County.  It was the team's first game in 10 days.  Bleckley had all their players back and added a new player, freshman Hannah Coulter who made her soccer debut at keeper.

River Wood, Keisonia Byrd, and Paige McClure had two goals each.  Kalyn McDonald scored on a penalty kick. Bekah Bryant and Danielle McDowell also scored.  Both teams will be in action Tuesday at Putnam County.  Girls play at 5:30 p.m. with boys to follow.

Royals have little trouble with Macon County

Royals have little trouble with Macon County

Caleb Slaughter pitched a no-hitter in his first start of the season and Zac Evans had his first home run as BCHS routed Macon County 15-0 in three innings at home Tuesday.  Evans' two-run shot capped a five-run first inning.  He was 1 for 2 with three RBI.

Slaughter was a perfect 2 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI.  Dylan Churchwell was 2 for 2 with an RBI double.  Cal Young was 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles.  Austin Jones was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI.  Austin Williams was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI.  

Bleckley travels to Dublin High School Thursday.  JV play at 4 p.m. with varsity to follow.

Free pancakes at IHOP today

Free pancakes at IHOP today

Flip for flapjacks today!

Why? Because it's IHOP's annual National Pancake Day and they're free.

In return for a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes, guests are asked to consider leaving a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals or other designated local charities.

National Pancake Day has raised nearly $13 million to support charities, since 2006.

How are you celebrating the day? Show us what you're eating at Your Take.

Hospital closing impacts Montezuma community

Earl Collins of Ideal didn't know that the Emergency Room in Montezuma was closed until he found himself in need of it in January.

"I couldn't urinate," he says. "So I had to get help." Collins had to get that help 30 miles south in Americus to treat his bladder infection.

The Flint River Hospital in Montezuma closed its Emergency Room last September, after sending out a letter last August saying the closure would "optimize reimbursements" for the hospital.

But since the closure, the Macon County EMS has had to staff another ambulance to handle longer trips to either Americus or Perry.