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Dublin one of seven statewide affordable housing projects to receive funding

Dublin one of seven statewide affordable housing projects to receive funding

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia congressman says the state is receiving $2.8 million in affordable housing funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta.

In a statement, Democratic Rep. David Scott said the money will help create or rehabilitate seven affordable housing projects throughout the state.

Scott says the Waverly Terrace Senior Apartments in Columbus, the Middle Georgia Center in Dublin and the Bethel Housing Preservation project in Albany are among the seven developments that will benefit from the funding.

MGSC invited to join Southern States Athletic Conference

MGSC invited to join Southern States Athletic Conference

Middle Georgia State College announced Tuesday they had received an invitation to join the Southern States Athletic Conference.  The invitation was extended from the SSAC Council of Presidents meeting held in Montgomery, Ala. that day.   It's the second part of the college's transition to four-year athletics, having joined the NAIA in April.

Said MGSC Athletic Director Charles Mullis in a statement "I am very excited by this news and what it will mean for our student-athletes and our coaches.  We will be playing against the best teams the NAIA has to offer and it is a testament to the strength of our athletic program and its storied past that such a prestigious conference wants us to join. " 

To learn more about the Southern States Athletic Conference, visit their website.

Frank Malloy says his wife's condition improving

Frank Malloy says his wife's condition improving

Our colleague Frank Malloy says that his wife Marilyn's condition is improving after she was critically injured in a car crash and doctors are satisfied with her progress.

And he said: "our family remains overwhelmed by the continued support of so many wonderful people in Central Georgia. We feel truly blessed!!"

Frank told us that Marilyn had surgery Tuesday for a broken leg and that it went well.

She was injured Monday afternoon when her car left the northbound lane of Rivoli Drive, went down an embankment and hit a tree.

It happened near Wesleyan Drive.

Marilyn Malloy is being treated at the Medical Center.


Aide: Obama 'madder than hell' over VA problems

Aide: Obama 'madder than hell' over VA problems

USA TODAY

President Obama is "madder than hell" over delays at VA hospitals that may have contributed to the deaths of patients, and is determined to make improvements, a top aide says.

"At the same time that we're looking at accountability we want to continue to perform to provide our veterans the services that they have earned," said White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough in an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS' "Face The Nation."

A variety of investigations are focused on claims across the country that VA delay contributed to deaths, and that officials falsified records to conceal the lengths of waiting times for patients.

The VA's undersecretary for health care stepped down Friday.

Moore Station Village Hosts 4th Annual Car Show May 17th

Moore Station Village Hosts 4th Annual Car Show May 17th

Get your engine running and head to Dublin as Moore Station Village hosts its 4th Annual Car Show on Saturday, May 17th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 100 Old Field Lane. Benefitting Habitat for Humanity, the car show entry fee is $20, and can be paid at the event. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Classes include Antique (pre '40) through later models (1990-2014) with trophies awarded in each class.

Featuring live music, great food, door prizes, and car awards in one of Dublin's first multi-generational planned communities, Moore Station Village, families can also feed the fish, walk the trails, and tour the grounds of this charming community.

A Car Care Clinic sponsored by Pitts Toyota Scion from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. will include advice on changing a tire, checking and changing oil, and checking belts and fluids. Be amazed as Pitts Toyota Scion showcases the latest in Toyota electronics technology.

Royals lose home twinbill to West Laurens

Royals lose home twinbill to West Laurens

The Bleckley offense had been hot going to Firday's regular season finale versus West Laurens scoring a combined 33 runs in their previous two games.  Against the Raiders, BC struggled and was swept in both games of a doubleheader in Cochran.

Caleb Slaughter's first inning home run was the only run in a 2-1 game one loss.  BCHS left the bases loaded with two outs in the fifth inning.  Zac Evans had two of the team's four hits, going 2 for 2.

Despite seven walks from Raider pitching in game two, the offense had just two hits in a 6-1 loss.  Two bases loaded, two outs, opportunities were wasted.  Bryant Trice was 2 for 3 with a double and triple.

BCHS hosts Toombs County, the fourth seed from 2-AA, in round one of the state playoffs May 2.  Game one starts at 4 pm with game two to follow approximately 30 minutes later.

Royals lose season series to Dublin

Royals lose season series to Dublin

Thursday's home game versus Dublin was no ordinary non-region baseball contest at BCHS.  It was military appreciation night.  Active duty and retired military were recognized before the game.  That included former Royal and current Marine, Lance Cpl. Kace Kirkpatrick.  It was also the return of longtime team chaplain Keith Rustin.  He was hospitalized for over two months due to illiness.

The game itself didn't go well for Bleckley.  Zac Evans' seventh inning single accounted for the team's only hit with runners in scoring position in a 10-2 loss.  Numerous scoring opportunities were wasted including a two on, one, out situation in the first.

Thomas Adcock was 2 for 3.  Austin Simmons went 1 for 2.  

Region play resumes Friday at Macon County.  Game time is 5:30 pm.