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"The need is always there."

"The need is always there."

The American Red Cross held a blood drive Monday afternoon in the main building of the county extension office. A surge of donors in the final hour lifted what was described as a very slow day for donations. Organizers say there’s always a need for blood, including now with hurricane season in full swing. The next blood drive will be October 8.

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JV softball at Fitzgerald cancelled.

Today's BCHS JV softball games at Fitzgerald have been cancelled.  Varisty open the regular season tomorrow at Northeast, start time is 5 pm. 

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Gaither Vocal Band lead singer to perform at Cochran church August 24.

Adam Crabb, lead singer of the Gaither Vocal Band and member of the multi award-winning Crabb Family will be in concert at Limestone Baptist Church August 24 at 7 pm.  The church is located at 874 GA 257.

Defenses dominate in scrimmage.

Defenses dominate in scrimmage.

BCHS football had their final tuneup before the regular season, scrimmaging at West Laurens Friday night.  It was a wet night that saw the Royal offense struggle but the defense make several big plays.  To read more, click here.

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Go back to the 50's and support BCHS One Act.

Put on your bobby socks and head to the Bleckley County High School cafeteria August 18 for "Shake, Rattle, 'N Roll."  Hosted by BCHS One Act, the 50's celebration, sock hop wil feature music from DJ Duane "The Voice" Hernandez as well as live local talent.  Prizes given away for best 50's costume, best dance couple, best performance, and more.  Admission is $5 students, $10 adults, $15 per couple.  Proceeds will benefit this year's competition performance selection, "All Shook Up."

Bridges along interstate in Bleckley to receive preservation work.

Bridges on I-16 in Bleckley County will be getting paint and new joints thanks to a grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation. The GDOT awared a $1.59 million dollar S&D Industrial Painting, Inc. to do preservation work along 14 interstate bridges spanning from Bleckley to Emanuel Counties. According to a release, work will include painting the steel superstructure and replacing bridge joints. Information on schedules, any lane closures and detours, will be announced in advance of construction.

Clay shoot will benefit local man battling cancer.

Some friends who are "Pulling for Barry" have organized a benefit clay shoot that will be held August 25 at 325 Rebie Road in Cochran.  Cost is $80.  Registration is at 8 am, shooting from 9 am-3 pm.  Participants asked to bring their own safety glasses, ear protection, and ammo for 100 rounds.  Ammo should be 7 1/2 shot or smaller, 11/8 loads or smaller.  Meal ticket, water, and snacks will be provided.

Station sponsorships are available for $50, call Cochran Bank, (478)934-4400.  Proceeds from the shoot will benefit Barry Jones, who is battling cancer.  Contact Todd Kirkpatric for more info on the shoot, (478)230-7955.