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Lady Bobcats Blank Young Harris

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College soccer squad (5-6, 2-4 PBC) welcomed the newest school to the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Wednesday, dropping Young Harris College (5-4, 1-4 PBC) 1-0 at Bobcat Field.

Sophomore Ashley Veilleux (Monroe, Ga.) continues to have a hot foot, as the forward netted the lone strike of the night. With 7:48 left on the first-half clock, sophomore Abby Dalton (Macon, Ga.) found Veilleux with a nice lead down the left side, and the latter knocked it in for the 1-0 lead.

The goal was Veilleux's sixth of the year, already eclipsing her total from last season. Dalton recorded her team-best fourth assist on the year.

GC got a few great chances before the halftime horn, cracking off three solid shots in the waning minutes.

The second half was a much tighter contest, particularly down the stretch, as GC out-shot YHC by a slim 9-7 margin in the second stanza.

My Teacher is Tops: Oak Hill Middle School

Chuck Claxton, the 7th grade Life Science teacher at Oakhill Middle School, doesn't have to wish any longer. He's this week's My Teacher is Tops winner.

Mr. Claxton has been teaching for 18 years, six of them at Oakhill Middle.

"I like to have fun at work. Life's too short to go through days that are monotonous. I love to laugh myself and I love to have fun. This age is a great age because they're able to accept fun," says Mr. Claxton.

Some students say Mr. Claxton's teaching style makes what could be boring subjects fun.

"The jokes and the singing that he teaches us and it helps us remember cells and everything that he's teaching us easily," says student Eric Burch.

Nykria Ruff, another student, agrees, "Mr. Claxton has always been joyful and funny and always gives us something that's really helpful to help us learn about what we don't know."

Instead of using books, Mr. Claxton is more hands on, even teaching beyond the classroom

'Tomahawk chop' pops up in Mass. politics

BOSTON (AP) - The "tomahawk chop" cheer is cherished in certain parts of the sporting world for firing up fans, but in Massachusetts it has fired up supporters of Elizabeth Warren.

This week, a Democrat-leaning group released a video showing staffers on Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown's campaign performing the chop with war whoops and chants. The display was related to Warren's unverified claims of American Indian ancestry, on which Brown has hammered her.

But Brown was on the defensive after Warren said she was appalled by the chop and the chief of Cherokee Nation called it "offensive and downright racist." Others didn't see the big deal.

Florida State University takes credit for inventing the chop in the mid-1980s, when the Seminole football boosters asked a student spirit group to create a cheer.

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Two Injured When Car Overturns in Baldwin

Two men were injured Saturday morning in Milledgeville around 10, after the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

State Trooper Alan Rhodes says the men were from out of town and heading to Milledgeville when the accident happened.

Rhodes said the passenger had already fallen asleep and when the driver also fell asleep, the Ford Escape he was driving ran off the road and hit an embankment. It then overturned and landed in a private drive way.

The Trooper said no alcohol or drugs were involved and the injuries were limited to a few bumps and bruises because both men were wearing their seat belt.

Prescription 'Take Back Day' Scheduled for Saturday

Prescription 'Take Back Day' Scheduled for Saturday

Central Georgians can rid home medicine cabinets of unused, potentially dangerous medications at four locations Saturday.

 

During the Drug Enforcement Administration's national Take Back Day program, drug disposal sites will be set up across the state from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Participants can find the nearest site by visiting www.dea.gov , clicking on "Drug Disposal" and "Got Drugs?", and following the links to a database and entering their ZIP codes. The service is free and anonymous.

 

Milledgeville Prepares for Clean-Up Day

Show how much you love your city by picking up trash this Sunday.

The streets of downtown Milledgeville will soon be swept clean.

"It's coming up because our Deep Roots festival is in about four weeks now. It's perfect timing to get our downtown in tip-top shape," says Carlee Schulte, the Executive Director of Milledgeville Main Street.

Volunteers get your brooms ready for this Sunday. Milledgeville Main Street will host a Clean-Up Day that will last from 2-5 p.m.

The town looks clean and pristine, but there are some eyesores nestled in some cracks and crevices inbetween buildings.

Alleyways are considered an urban trash can. It's an easy place for people to throw away their litter. These are the types of places that volunteers will target.

"I think it's great for the people in the community to get out and make the city more beautiful so we can all appreciate it more," says seven year Milledgeville resident Donna Ivey.

Milledgeville Police Chief: Man Out On Bond Robs 3 Stores

Officers from 3 law enforcement agencies were busy overnight Thursday, following 2 chases and 3 robberies.

Milledgeville Police Chief Dray Swicord says Putnam deputies finally took 34-year-old Shawn Hill into custody Friday afternoon.

Swicord says Hill robbed the Jet Foods on S. Wayne Street around 10:30p.m. Thursday, then hit the Golden Pantry on Hancock Street around 2:45 a.m. Friday, before finally going to the Flash Foods on N. Jefferson Street just after 6 a.m.   Hill did not use a weapon in any of the robberies.

Police issued a lookout after learning Hill was in a vehicle reported stolen from Putnam County.  Baldwin deputies began a chase with Hill around 9 a.m. which ended in a crash.  Hill then fled on foot and officers searched for him for 3 hours but came up empty-handed.