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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.

Dublin High School gains International Baccalaureate Program

Dublin High School gains International Baccalaureate Program

Dublin High School has officially been named an IB World School.

According to a release, that means DHS will offer the academically-demanding International Baccalaureate Program, according to a release.

The IB certification on student programs allows students to enter top universities all over the world.

Laurens County health inspection ratings

Laurens County health inspection ratings

See how Laurens County restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from March 25-April 25:

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Report cards for Georgia schools released

Report cards for Georgia schools released

ATLANTA (AP) - State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. But high schools on average are struggling to boost their students' performance.

That's according to new data released on Monday. The state is releasing two years of scores for school districts, including an update to previously released 2012 numbers.

The original 2012 numbers were the result of a similar system, rating schools on a scale of 100.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

Ignite your senses and savor your weekend with a visit to Dublin!

1.       Kick up your heels during the Laurens County Rodeo beginning Friday, April 18th at 7:30 p.m. at Southern Pines Ag & Expo Center located at 575 Southern Pines Road. Gates open with vendors and family entertainment again Saturday, April 18th at 11:30 a.m. and tickets are $15 for adults and children under 6 are free. For more information, call 478-697-1739 or 770-280-7599 or visit laurenscountyrodeo-facebook.com.

MGSC to join National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

MGSC to join National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Middle Georgia State College will join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics this fall.

The NAIA formally extended the invitation Monday, April 14, during its annual convention of member schools. It's a major step for Middle Georgia State, a bachelor's degree-granting institution moving toward university status.

OFTC GOAL and Rick Perkins Winners speak at Sandersville Rotary

OFTC GOAL and Rick Perkins Winners speak at Sandersville Rotary

Sandersville, GA - Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s 2014 GOAL and Rick Perkins winners spoke to the Sandersville Rotary Club on Thursday, April 3rd about the importance of technical education.

Janet Smith, OFTC’s GOAL and Rick Perkins Coordinator, gave the Rotarians an overview of both programs before introducing the College’s 2014 GOAL winner Miriam Holtzclaw, an accounting student at OFTC's Sandersville campus. Miriam spoke about her choice of technical education and how important a local, affordable education was to her and her family.