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G DESTINATION THE BEST SMALL TOWN LIFESTYLE IN MONROE COUNTY Calendar items run free of dmrge as a community service each week as ,*pace allows' Mail items to: Dim Glklewell at ' by 5 p.m. Friday. April 9 st=t= sdm supt. ndick te to speak to Blue B lge Sid Chapman, candi- date for Georgia State School Superinten- dent will speak to the ' Monroe County Blue Bridge Society meeting on Monday, April 9 at 7 p.m at the Forsyth Presbyterian Church Parrish Hall on N Jack- son Street. Chapman is currently the president of the Georgia Associa- tion of Educators (GAE), having served G.AE as president since 2014 and as vice president from 2010-14. After trying to enter " Georgiffs workferce as !a dropout; Chapman GED fhen SID CHAPMAN his college degree and entered the teaching profession. He taught at Griffin High School, Griffin Tech and Mor- row High School for 15 years before he became president of Clayton County Education Association, when he served as p esident from 2002-14 before moving on to the state level organi- See CALENDAR Page 3C A!ril 4, 2018 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~n~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ th th Bolingbroke's Corbitt will be on the field when Macon's new baseball team starts the season natural, and he and Con- ner's coaches were amazed when he hit the ball over the fence as just a small boy. Conner continued to play baseball and football all through school. He finally decid- ed baseball is his chosen sport. He has been playing summer base- ball and regular season baseball since he was six. He even created (with the help SMITH of his dad and coaches) a travel ball team with some of the best local players, and they have stayed connected ever since. Conner graduated from Stratford Academy in Macon and set numer- ous records there that put him in the school's history books. He is Stratford's all- time double leader with 16 doubles in one season. After high school, Con- ner wanted to study crimi- nal justice because he wants to become a U.S. Marshal. He visited Wake Forest University, where he played in a weekend, Georgia All-Star Invitational event. He liked Wake Forest but thought the drive was little far from home. On a whim, he and his family stopped at Univer- sity of North Georgia in Dahlonega on the return trip. He liked the school, and he now is a junior play- ing on the school's baseball team. His dad told me the pros can't recruit players until they are juniors in col- lege. I think all eyes will be upon Conner at the Macon Bacon games this smrfmer. Very likely the next time I asebaU season is almost here, and ! this year Middle Georgia will have a brand new team called "Macon Bacon." When june 1st kicks offtheir inaugural season, Bolingbroke's own Conner Corbitt will be out on the field as an official player. Macon Bacon is part of the Col- legiate Coastal Plain League. The scouts will VICKI be present watch- ing the teams, searching for draft picks to play profes- sional baseball. Conner began his base- ball career at the young age of four playing T-Ball at North Macon Park. His dad (and biggest fan), Matt Corbitt said he is just a Conner Corbitt of Bolingbroke has impressive statics playing for the University of N~ Ga. in Dahlonega. This summer, folks in Monroe County can see him play for the Macon Bacon at Luther Williams Field as the new team welcomes fans for its first season. Some ticket packages are already sold out. e Conner Corbitt and Andres Perez celebrate as teammates after a University of North Georgia game. The two plan to be celebrating after their games this summer as Macon Bacon teammates. write about Cohner, it will be because he got recruited to a pro team. Conner is what they call a "five tool" player. This is a description of a player with above average skills at hitting, hitting for power, fielding, throwing and running. A "complete ballplayer" who contribtites in all aspects of the game. Conner bats 4th in the lineup and this is known as "the cleanup" spot. I See CORBITT Page 8C IIIlfllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllJ More Bolingbroke businesses can be found on page 8C. This Month's Featured Business- HENr 'r'$ oF $HO IC, h$1N l.O l, hR'll$'T ICI TIE ROBE $ON NEW DEI) btND Y bON hNNIE SbOhN DEMONS'[ ON HOURS: Tue 2-7 Wed 10-4 Fri 12-5 - Sat 12-4 Closed Sun, Mon & Thu ONE STOP SHOPFOR YOUR NEEDS: [ SATuRDAY, APRIL EF ESH mTS AHD FL SH SALES New Addi needles are here! Located: 8175 Rivoli Rd. Bolingbroke GA 31021 (Behind Southern Charm General Store) (478) 342-2251 yarnloveva@Facebook Residential / Light Commercial Locally Owned and Operated Est. 2003 Specializing in Customer Satisfaction Ouali/ying Agent RL 0A003330 L icense #RL C0003308 P.O. Box $2 Bolingbroke, GA 31004 (478) 256-5668 I