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Dublin's Sally Bell Going into Hall of Fame

You will see some big sports names in town this weekend as the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame gets ready to induct the 2012 class.

One of the folks going in was born in Dublin. Sally Smalley Bell has spent a career officiating basketball games. "I'm a sports fan, so this whole weekend is going to be great," Bell said with a smile.

Bell currently coordinates the officials for the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Bell had fifteen Final Four appearances and also did some work at the Olympics in Atlanta. In 1991, she received the Naismith award as the top women's official in the country.

She says she never felt like she had to punch a time clock to blow the whistle. "When I first started I couldn't believe I got to do something I loved that much, it was just that fun. I mean, honestly I think I would have paid to do it," Bell said.

Dublin Police Investigating Fatal Car Wreck

The Dublin Police Department is investigating an accident that may have killed a man early Saturday morning.

That's according to Dublin Chief of Police Wayne Cain.

Cain says the one-car accident happened around 2 a.m. Saturday morning on East Madison Street in Dublin.

When police arrived at the scene, they found 24-year-old Brinton Harden's body.

Cain would not comment on whether Harden was the driver, but says he was found dead outside the vehicle. Cain would not say how far the body was found from the vehicle, and he declined to answer further questions.

He says no one was inside the car when police arrived.

According to Cain, traffic enforcement and the criminal investigations division are investigating both the car accident and the cause of death.

Cain says they are performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Royals Edge East Laurens in 3-AA Semifinals

Royals Edge East Laurens in 3-AA Semifinals

BCHs had a seven-point halftime lead of their region semfinal game versus East Laurens Friday night.  That lead vanished as the Falcons went ahead via a 13-0 run.  Quan Fleming had the Royals only four points as the teams were tied at 30 to begin the fourth.  EL built a five-point lead.  Mario Beck's three-point play with 2:02 left made it 41-40 Bleckley.  Dytrez Nelson's three-point play with 1:27 remaining made it 46-42.  A Falcons jumper with under a minute made it 46-45. 

Four straight Bleckley misses at the foul line gave EL life with five seconds remaining.  A last-second three was short as BCHS hung on for the win.  Beck scored five of his 11 points in the final two minutes.  Marcus Mack had 10 points and five assists.  It will be the first region title game for the Royals since 2007 when they take on Laney Saturday at 8:30 pm.

East Dublin Head Start Applications Being Accepted

East Dublin Head Start Applications Being Accepted

Applications for the new school  year are currently being accepted. 

It's a free program for low-income families with children 3-5 years old.

Availability is limited.

Children are elgible for the services as soon as they turn three years old.

(Transportation is not provided.)

Call 478-275-1545 for more information.

 

Dublin Native Headlines Macon Film Festival

Central Georgia rolled out the proverbial red carpet for one of its own at the first night of the Macon Film Festival.

Joseph Uliano has made a name for himself in the music industry in Los Angeles.

He has produced music videos for major artists, worked on a few network television projects, and even took home a Grammy.

But before he earned hardware for his work, Uliano was a kid from Dublin, Georgia, with a love for music.

He talked to 13WMAZ Thursday about what's been most special about his career.

"It's the people that I've worked with," he said. "Some of the people that I've listened to.  Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, the Foo Fighters.  People I really respect, and being able to work with them."

Uliano will be showcasing some of his work through-out the festival.

For more information on all the scheduled events, check out this link:

http://maconfilmfestival.com/

Prep Hoop Scores For February 15

Prep Hoop Scores For February 15

Here are your GISA & GHSA basketball tournament scores reported to 13WMAZ for Wednesday, February 15.

GISA AAA State @ Stratford

Girls:

Westfield 54  Mt. de Sales 43  

Stratford 48  Tiftarea 26

Deerfield 41  Tattnall 29

GISA AAA State @ John Milledge

Girls:

John Milledge 34  Holy Spirit 25

GISA AA State @ Middle Ga. College

Girls:

Piedmont 27  Flint River 24

Briarwood 37 Harvester Christian 35

Christian Heritage 52  Brentwood 26

Gatewood 83  Heritage 13

GHSA 2AAA Region @ Howard

Boys:

Veterans 73  Mary Persons 68

Westside 63  Peach Co. 56

Central 72  Rutland 70

Howard 59  Baldwin 43

Prep Hoop Scores For February 13

Here are GHSA Region tournament scores reported to 13WMAZ for Monday, February 13:

Region 2AAA @ Howard:

Girls

Central 53  Baldwin 42

West Laurens 59  Peach Co. 46

Boys

Rutland 77  Perry 66

Peach Co. 50  West Laurens 29

Region 4AA @ Morgan Co.:

Boys 

Pike Co. 53  Southwest 34

Region 1AAAA @ Northside, Columbus:

Girls

Lee Co. 64  Houston Co. 51

Northside 72  Thomas Co. Central 68

Warner Robins 83  Northside, Columbus 79 (Overtime)