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June 1 was a little too soon to allow students back on school campuses for voluntary summer workouts for some on the Georgia High School Association Board of Trustees. 

What started as a father teaching his son about gun safety years ago has turned into a big collegiate opportunity for one local high school student-athlete.

 

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I realize that the official summer fishing season is still about a month away according to the calendar. However, with some hot weather arriving this week, the fish will begin thinking about where they will locate for the summer months. 

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Twenty wrestlers qualifying for state duals, seven claiming individual region championships, six qualifying for the traditional state competition, two team region championships and two wrestlers winding up on the podium at state — those big numbers provide good insight into the Baldwin High School 2020 wrestling season. 

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: The COVID-19 pandemic closed local schools before they could hold their banquets honoring winter sports student-athletes, so coaches have agreed to announce postseason team award recipients here in the newspaper. We’re kicking off our coverage this weekend with Baldwin High Sc…

EDITOR’S NOTE: The COVID-19 pandemic closed local schools before they could hold their banquets honoring winter sports student-athletes, so coaches have agreed to announce postseason team award recipients here in the newspaper. We’re kicking off our coverage this weekend with Baldwin High Sc…

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The hashtag #findaway has been popular among the John Milledge Academy football team in recent weeks.

 

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Bella Price, a team gymnast at Elite Gym USA, recently did a fundraiser using her love for gymnastics to help raise money to purchase masks for health care and community heroes.

 

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With the safety of staff and all of the young student-athletes involved in mind, the Georgia College Department of Athletics has cancelled summer camps for the upcoming season.

 

 

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Senior Rebecca Lawrence (Vidalia) of the Georgia College softball team is an amazing scholar-athlete with several academic accolades in her college career, this lefthander added another big one over the weekend.

Last week I shared a few thoughts and predictions heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, which was held last Thursday through Saturday. Now it’s time to revisit those prognostications and see just how well your local sports editor stacks up.

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A Berry’s Trail Tournament was held on Lake Sinclair with special COVID-19 rules that required social distancing at the launch ramp and during the weigh-in at the Dennis Station facility on Dennis Station Road. Contestants were told violations of any of the special rules would result in disq…

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Any high school coaches who got excited when they heard the word “gym” included in Gov. Brian Kemp’s list of places allowed to reopen Friday had their hopes for team workouts quashed pretty quickly.

 

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We’ve missed the Masters, bypassed baseball’s Opening Day and flirted with the idea of professional basketball in a “bubble city.” 

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Obituaries

Jeannette Farmer Eady, 74, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Nunn-Wheeler Cemetery with the Rev. Freddie Hogg officiating. Mrs. Eady was born in Milledgeville and was a graduate of Baldwin County High School. She worked for Dr. …

Grady Ray Townsend (Pop) of Oxford, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at the age of 89. A Marine, Mr. Townsend valiantly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a faithful member of Heritage Hills Baptist Church. He was a hardworking, selfless man w…

Benjie Dewayne Fountain, 58, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2020. Private services will be held at West View Cemetery. Benjie was a life-long resident of Baldwin County. He was a retired electrician. He was preceded in death by his father, James E. Fountain; and two brothers, Eddie Fountain a…

A private burial service for Mrs. Lois Gilbert of Sparta, Ga., will be held for family. Her memories shall forever remain in the heart of her children, Johnnie Gilbert, Jennie Rous, Brenda Gilbert, Polly Wheeler, Eddie Gilbert, Bobby Gilbert, Deborah Gilbert, Timmy Gilbert, Trudy Butt and Ro…

Funeal services for Mrs. Evelyn R. Abram of Sparta, Ga., will be held privately with family. Her memories will be cherished by her children, Timothy Duggans, Charles Duggans, Kathy Harper, Lucious Abrams, Reva Williams and Vanessa Cheathem. Services entrusted to Dawson's Mortuary, 98 Hopgood…