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Cochran Dairy Queen to participate in Miracle Treat Day.

Cochran's Dairy Queen will be a part of  Miracle Treat Day August 14.  On that day, one dollar from every blizzard purchased and ten percent of all other sales will go toward the Children's Hospital at the Medical Center of Georgia.  Started by the DQ company 30 years ago, Miracle Treat Day raises money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the US.

The Cochran location has participated every year since 2002.  Store owner Ali Momin said local celebrites will be volunteering their time working behind the counter during the event.  Cochran's Dairy Queen is located at 606 North Second Street.

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Three Bleckley schools to participate in Community Eligibility Provision.

Three Bleckley schools to participate in Community Eligibility Provision.

The Bleckley School Nutrition Program announced Wednesday that three schools, Bleckley County Learning Center, Bleckley Primary, and Bleckley Elementary, would be a part of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for 2014-15.  Through CEP the schools will be able to offer free meals to students, eliminating the need to process and distribute meal applications.

Said school nutrition director Dr. Kathy Peavy in a statement “We are very pleased to be able participate in the CEP grant for three of the schools within Bleckley County."

Bleckley NAACP to sponsor Back to School bash

The Bleckley NAACP will sponsor a Back to School Bash at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department August 9 from 6-10 pm.  It's for students in grades 5-12.  Food, music, games, etc.  The event will be fully chaparoned.  Call 478-934-7624 for more information.

Lady Royals have perfect day at Southern Pines.

Lady Royals have perfect day at Southern Pines.

A busy scrimmage summer for BCHS softball continued Tuesday with three games at Southern Pines.  Game one was against East Laurens.  A wild pitch in the fifth provided the game winner for BC, 4-3.  Faith Harris, Hannah Coulter, Allie Keel, Jordan Williams, and Chelsea Brady were all 1 for 2.  Aliyah Whitehead had a two-run triple.

Taylor Dykes two-run double proved to be the difference maker in a 3-1 win versus a West Laurens split squad.  She was 1 for 2.  Coulter was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI.  Chrystal Harris was 1 for 2 with a double. 

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Ga. Congressman co-sponsors medical marijuana bill on Capitol Hill

Ga. Congressman co-sponsors medical marijuana bill on Capitol Hill

(WXIA-TV) -- Tenth District Rep. Paul Broun (R) is co-sponsoring a bill introduced Monday on Capitol Hill by Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry (R), that would legalize a form of medical marijuana nationwide.

One Georgia mom who moved her daughter to Colorado for marijuana treatments said that the bill is a step in the right direction, and hopes it will be revised to help even more children.

Her daughter, Haleigh Cox, just turned five years old and is almost seizure-free.

Visitation for Bleckley schools August 5

Visitation for Bleckley schools August 5

Parent/student visitation for all Bleckley schools will be August 5.  As stated on the school website, it's an opportunity for parents to meet their children's teachers for the 2014-15 school year.  

The schedule is as follows.  

  • Bleckley Primary, elementary, middle, and high school: 3-6 p.m.  
  • Bleckley Success Academy 3:30-6 p.m.  
  • Bleckley Pre-K, 1-6 p.m.

Bake sale benefiting Bleckley woman battling cancer

Bake sale benefiting Bleckley woman battling cancer

A bake sale benefiting Tara Raffield will be held on August 9 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Cochran Farmer's Market on Second Street.  Raffield is a Cochran resident battling cancer.  

It's sponsored by Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and local businesswoman Carol Denmark.