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Welcome home celebration for Bleckley pastor planned

Welcome home celebration for Bleckley pastor planned

A "Welcome home PK" celebration for FIrst Baptist Church of Cochran Pastor Keith Rustin will be held April 26 at Hillside Family RV Park.  

Rustin returned home April 3 after spending over two months in various hospitals due to illness.  Admission is free and will feature gospel music and food.  For more information, call 478-934-6944.  

Hillside RV Park is located 592 Georgia Highway 87 South.

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Eleventh annual Bible Reading Marathon April 25

Eleventh annual Bible Reading Marathon April 25

The eleventh annual Bible Reading Marathon kicks off April 25 at 6 pm on the Bleckley courthouse square running through May 1.  Opening ceremonies guest speaker is state Senator Ross Tolleson with the Turner Chapel A.M.E. men's choir providing speical music.  

Readings start that Friday at 7 p.m. with closing ceremonies concluding on May 1, the National Day of Prayer starting at 8:30 a.m.  For more information, contact Jerri Tuck, 478-230-8316.

Taylor at Bleckley baseball game postponed

Taylor at Bleckley baseball game postponed

Tuesday's BCHS home baseball game versus Taylor County has been postponed until Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. in Cochran.

MGSC to host Sky Camp

MGSC to host Sky Camp

Sky Camp, a summer aviation camp for kids ages 10 to 14, is set for June 30 to July 2 at the Eastman Campus of Middle Georgia State College.

Activities will include exploring weather, history and physics as they relate to flight; aircraft maintenance, building and launching rockets and gliders; flying in an aircraft and more. Fee is $100 per child; $75 for children of Middle Georgia State employees.

For more information, contact Andrea Yawn at andrea.yawn@mga.edu or (478) 374-6700 or Christy Faulk at christy.faulk@mga.edu or (478) 448-4703.

Campus maps and directions: http://www.mga.edu/about/maps.aspx

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Region 4-AA track meet moved back a day

Region 4-AA track meet moved back a day

The Region 4-AA track meet at Lamar County High School was postponed from April 15-16 to April 16-17.  The decision was made Monday afternoon and was a result of Tuesday's weather forecast.  

Events begin Wednesday at 10 a.m.  

Sixth inning surge lifts Royals to win at Dodge County

Sixth inning surge lifts Royals to win at Dodge County

BCHS, winners of three straight versus Dodge County, trailed 5-4 going into Monday's game in Eastman.  Six runs, three coming on a dropped fly ball with the bases loaded and two outs, gave the Royals a lead they would not relinquish.  Thomas Adcock's seventh inning hit capped Bleckley's 11-5 win.

Caleb Slaughter was 2 for 2 with a solo home run, double, and 2 RBI.  Austin Williams was 2 for 2 with a pair of doubles and 1 RBI.  Region play resumes Tuesday in Cochran versus Taylor County.  Game time is 5:45 p.m.

MGSC to join National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

MGSC to join National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Middle Georgia State College will join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics this fall.

The NAIA formally extended the invitation Monday, April 14, during its annual convention of member schools. It's a major step for Middle Georgia State, a bachelor's degree-granting institution moving toward university status.