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Bleckley girl scolded for dyeing hair returns to school

Bleckley County freshman Maegan Galloway is back at school Wednesday - and she's less blue.

She dyed her hair over the weekend and said an administrator told her she couldn't return to school until she returned her hair to a natural color because the bright blue was "distracting."

Her mother told 13WMAZ that principal Trey Belflower called Tuesday night saying Maegan could return to school and keep the blue just as long as it was toned down.

Her blue hair sparked a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #savetheblue which garnered a lot of support for the student - and her bright blue hair.

Maegan said she had no idea the Twitter campaign would blow up like it did.

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Mobile updates from Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department available.

The Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department is now offering mobile updates for registrations and game cancellations.  To sign up, text CBRD1 to 84483.

Cochran church to hold community Thanksgiving service.

First Baptist Church of Cochran will hold a community Thanksgiving service November 23 at 6 pm.  Ryan Vargas, Pastor of Union Hill Baptist Church, will be guest speaker.  Special music will be provided by Ryan Carnes, Pastor of New Life Church of God, and the First Baptist Church choir.  FBC is located at 101 S. Second Street.

Fourth annual Toys For Tots Car Show held.

Fourth annual Toys For Tots Car Show held.

The fourth annual Toys For Tots Car Show was held Saturday at Bleckley County High School.  Started by Cochran resident Chris Arnold, the event has been used to collect toys for children in the local community.  According to a release, 100 vehicles entered and just under 500 toys were collected that will go to children in Cochran and Bleckley County.

To learn more about the car show, visit their website.

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UPDATE: Rolison enters guilty plea in Keyes murder


Robert Rolison, the Pulaski County teenager accused of killing a college classmate last year, could plead guilty Monday.

WXIA in Atlanta reports that the family of Jmaal Keyes, Rolison's alleged victim, expects him to plead guilty to murder and be sentenced to life.

Tim Vaughn, district attorney for the Oconee Judicial Circuit, confirmed that Rolison is due to appear in court Monday.

But he declined to comment on what will happen.

So far, investigators haven't commented on how Keyes was killed or why.

Royals season ends in round one of playoffs.

BCHS won their final three games to finish at .500 and secure a third place seed in the AA state football playoffs. Their season ended in round one with a 52-37 loss at  Jefferson County Friday night.

Cochran church to serve as Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Location.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church located at 134 Abney Road will once again serve as a drop off location for Operation Christmas Child.  OCC involves filling shoeboxes with gifts for children including school supplies, toys, and non-liquid hygiene supplies.  The boxes are carried to a distribution center then delivered to children overseas.  It's done by Christian outreach group Samaritan's Purse.

Dates items can be dropped off are November 17-21, 23 from 4-8 pm.  November 22, 24 8 am-noon.  For more information on Operation Christmas Child, visit www.samartianspurse.org