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A night to learn about snakes.

A night to learn about snakes.

Jason Clark of Southeasten Reptile Rescue was at the Bleckley County High School auditorium to present an educational program on snakes.  Clark had various snakes both poisonous and non, to help educate audience members on the difference.  He also disspelled some myths about identifying snakes (IE: the shape of their eyes.)

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Cochran church to hold "free bake sale."

Meet the staff of Strong Tower Ministries and enjoy some free baked goods at their "free bake sale" this Saturday from 10 am-noon.  It will be held at the church, 186 E. Dykes St (the former LifeQuest Fitness.)

Seamless Summer Nutrition Program ongoing in Cochran,

The Seamless Summer Nutrition Program is currently underway in Cochran, operated by Bleckley County School Nutrition.  Funded by the USDA, it provides free meals to children ages 18 and under.  Meals are provided on site and must be eaten at that location (no takeouts allowed.)  Locations include:  Turner Chapel AME Church, First Baptist Church, The Hangar (FBC Building on Beech Street), Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and the city auditorium.  The program will also make stops at places in the county including Peacn Point and Pecan Grove Apartments.

For other sites or more information, Call April Newby or Kelli Green at (478)934-2821.

Single lane of I-16 to be closed this week.

Those traveling I-16 through Twiggs County this week should be on the lookout for a lane closure near Exit 24 between mile marker 24 and 25. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday that, weather permitting, a single lane would be closed today through May 27 from 7 am-6 pm. The closure is to allow contractors to work on the SR 96 bridge over I-16.

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Basketball, Entrepreneurship, camps to be held in Cochran.

Life League will host a pair of camps at Middle Georgia State University's Cochran campus this summer.  Basketball camps for three age group (Junior for students in grades 3-5, Development for students in grades 6-8, and Elite for students in grades 9-12)  will run June 27-20 from 8:30 am-1 pm inside Morris Gym. An Entrepreneurship camp will be held there for rising sixth through twelfth graders July 11-14 from 9-5 pm.

Weather cooperates for BCHS graduation.

Weather cooperates for BCHS graduation.

There was a fear much of the week that Saturday's Bleckley County High School graduation would have to be moved indoors.  Forecasts called for anywhere between a 60 and 80 percent chance of rain.  But the chances faded away by Friday, and ceremonies were held in Royal Stadium Saturday morning.

Bleckley church league softball schedule available for download.

The Bleckley County church softbal league season begins June 31.  You can download the schedule by clicking here.