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Byron Christmas Parade Theme "Through the Eyes of a Child"

Byron Christmas Parade Theme "Through the Eyes of a Child"

The Byron Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, December 7 at 1 p.m.

This year the theme is "Through the Eyes of a Child" and begins at Linda Dr. and White Road to Hwy 49, then heads over the Hwy 42 bridge, onto Moseley Road, up Main Street and ends at Byron Elementary School.

If you'd like to apply to enter a a parade float, applications are available at the Byron Welcome Center.

Mistake Delays Internet Boost for Georgia Schools

ATLANTA (AP) - State education officials have pulled the plug on a project described as the largest Internet expansion in Georgia school history.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that someone forgot to add $3.6 million to an upcoming bond issue -- and no one noticed.

The $3.6 million for the Internet upgrade is part of a plan to bring all 180 school districts up to speed in an increasingly digital era.

Georgia's network operates on three megabits per second for each school district. The state's top school technology chief, Bob Swiggum, wants to change that. He's been working with technology counterparts at the University System of Georgia to make it happen.

Swiggum said he forgot to tell enough people about the plans so that money was secured. He expects the project to be delayed a year.

Shutdown: What's Open, What's Not At Robins AFB

Shutdown: What's Open, What's Not At Robins AFB

Robins AFB projects the following activities on base will be affected by the shutdown:

Vanishing South Ga.: Old Peach County Jail

Vanishing South Ga.: Old Peach County Jail

Meet Brian Brown. He seeks to document the South's historical architecture through photographs for future generations on his website, Vanishing South Georgia.

Peach County, Georgia’s newest, was created in 1924.

Continue reading on Brian Brown's blog, Vanishing South Georgia.

Back To School: Plan It

Back To School: Plan It

Whether your kids have already started school or if you still have several weeks left to your summer, it’s never too late or too early to begin to set your stellar student up for success this school year. 

Crawford County Softball Wins

Crawford County Softball Wins

Both the BCHS and BCMS softball teams suffered losses Tuesday.  The Lady Royals lost at Crawford County 7-2.  They host Macon County Thursday at 5 p.m. 

The Lady Barons had runners on base in all but the first inning in their home game against Pulaski County Middle School. 

They lost 3-2.  Brooke Krieg went 2 for 3.  BCMS begins region play September 3 at Dublin Middle School.

Crawford Middle Participates in Diamond Day

Crawford Middle Participates in Diamond Day

After being off for ten days due to rain, the BCMS softball team finally took the field for Diamond Day in Cochran.  Diamond Days are common with middle school softball and baseball programs that allow teams to face opponents from other areas.

Ben Hill County Middle School and Crawford County Middle School were the other teams participating Saturday.  Bleckley won both games, 5-2 against Ben Hill, 9-1 against Crawford.  In the Crawford game, seventh grader Dawson Greer smacked a three-run home run over the temporary fence for the Lady Barons.

It marks the first such home run in recent history for BCMS.  Greer is the daughter of Tony and Kelli Greer.  Bleckley will host Pulaski County Middle School Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.