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Residents protest closing of Kaolin Park in Sandersville


What Sandersville police are calling "illegal activity" shut down a Washington County Park earlier than usual this evening.

"We came in and we were told we had to leave the park at 4 p.m.," Tim McAfee, coach of Washington County's Little League team, said.

That's six hours earlier than Kaolin Park usually closes.

"It got cut short due to them closing the park down for some reason," McAfee said.

That reason, according to Sandersville Police, was illegal activity happening at the park on Sunday evenings.

"This is due to the fact that we have some illegal drinking, there's been some drag racing going on out here," Lieutenant Max Smith said.

Smith says crowds of up to 300 people have been warned to clean up their act.

"The park's been left in a mess with beer bottles, beer cans, littering."

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Golden Hawk Lifters Capture State AAA Championship

Golden Hawk Lifters Capture State AAA Championship

Congratulations to the Washington County High School weight lifting team for capturing the AAA State Championship. Lifters and their accomplishments inlcude: Tyquan Chrisitan, 140 and under State Champion and the pound-for-pound strength to weiht ration Strongest Man Award winner; Anthony Robers, 151-161 lb State runner-up; Kevon Milerson, 151-161 3rd place; Jacob Daniels, 161-171 lb 2nd State runner-up; Logan Hunt, 226-245 lb State Champion; Odell Jones, heavyweight State Champion; Chandler Seales, Heavyweight State Runner-up; Benny Monroe, heavyweight 3rd place. Coaches are Joel Ingram, Robbie Blocker and Brandon Dickson.

Hilson Signs with Point University

Hilson Signs with Point University

Washington County High School defensive back and wide receiver Dylan Hilson signed a Letter of Intent to play football at Point University in West Point, Georgia. WCHS football coch Joel Ingram commented, "Dylan has a long, rangy build and  great deal of athletic ability. He has a high ceiling of potenial for development."

Pictured are sitting L to R: Jauquine Hines, AD Larry Bates, Supt. Dr. Donna Hinton, Antonia Hilon, and Ingram. Standing are Stacie Hines, Dylan Hilson, Anthony Hilson.

 

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Sandersville man wins $75K instant prize


A 20-year-old man won $75K off an instant lottery ticket Thursday purchased at Discount Tobacco, located at 640 Wilkinson St. in Milledgeville.

Christopher Williams, from Sandersville, played the Jumbo Bucks Classic - Anniversary Edition and told the GA Lottery he became flush with excitement, according to a news release.

Williams said he intends to help his siblings financially.


OFTC Hosts Black History Month Events

OFTC Hosts Black History Month Events

In honor of Black History Month, Oconee Fall Line Technical College's Student Government Association hosted incredible guest speakers at campuses throughout its service areas.

 

"Observances like Black History Month are a great opportunity for our students and staff to celebrate African American history and culture," said Janet Smith, director of student life at OFTC. "Our programs featured leaders from the communities we serve who shared life lessons and an inspiring message for all."

WCHS Lady Hawks Advance to Sweet 16

The Washington County High School Lady Hawks continue to dominate in post-season play defeating South Atlanta Hgh School in Atlanta Feb. 17, 57-54.  Leading scorers were Nia Johnson, Daknequa White, and Nijeria Jordan with 19, 17, and 12 points respectively. They advanced to the Sweet Sixteen and will play Calhoun High School in Calhoun Sat., Feb. 21, at 4:30 weather permitting.

Team members are Shaquetta Williams- #32 Sr.; Daknequa White- #23 Sr.; Aakiyah Harlemon-#11  Sr.; Nia Johnson- #3 Jr.; Jada Chapple- #10 Jr.; Ashlee Dixon-#25 So.; Courtney Johnson- #31 So.; Nijeria Jordan- #13 Fr.; Aniah Poole- #20 So.; Cemyia White- #22 So.; Kerryn Murray- #14 Jr.; Nikayona Warthen- #21 Fr.; and Daavaneek Brookins-#12 Jr. Sug Parker is head coach and Edwina Roberson is assistant coach.