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Annual race to benefit BCHS cross country, baseball programs.

Runnin' with the Royals will be January 24, 2015 at Bleckley County Middle School.  The annual race benefits the Bleckley County High School cross country and baseball teams.  A one mile fun run is set for 9 am with a 5K Run/Walk taking place at 9:30.  Cost includes long sleeve T-Shirt.  Trophies will be given to top male and female in all age groups.  Cost is $25 for adults, $20 for high school students and below.

Registration forms (available here) along with checks made payable to Runnin' Royals Cross Country Club, should be sent to Runnin' with the Royals, C/O Shelly Cranford, 206 Highway 257 East, Cochran, GA 31014.  Contact Cranford, 478-230-1006 (scranford@bleckley.k12.ga.us) or Brad Davis, 478-697-4044 (bdavis@bleckley.k12.ga.us) with any questions.

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Raffle for founding Bleckley EMA member battling cancer.

Allen Brantely is a lifelong resident of Bleckley County and founding member of the Cochran-Bleckley Emergency Management Agency.  An employee of ComSouth for over nine years, Brantely was recently diagnosed with pancreatobiliary carcinoma and has begun chemotherapy.  As a result, his work will be restricted.

The Cochran-Bleckley EMA is holding a benefit raffle with proceeds to go toward his medical expenses.  Winners can choose either a firearm from Southern Patriot Firearms (up to $400) or a $400 Visa prepaid gift card.  Tickets are $1 each.  You can also get six for $5 or 12 for $10.  Donation containers for those wishing to make donations are at various businesses in Cochran.

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Scott Jackson, 478-609-1780.  The drawing will be Febuary 24.

Former Royal comes home to continue football career.

Former Royal comes home to continue football career.

Derrick Farrow, a star defensive back for Bleckley County High School, signed with East Central Community College in Mississippi in April of 2013.  He graduated this falll.  Wednesday morning, Farrow signed with Kennesaw State University to continue his football career.

Farrow signed in the counselor's office of BCHS.  He chose to do it at the high school because "It's home."   Farrow said it felt good to be able to continue playing after getting his degree.  A physical therapy major, he said he plans to "take it one step at a time, get my degree, and contiue to play the sport that I love." 

Girls win second as Bleckley, Macon County split games.

The Lady Royals made it two in a row with a 52-47 win at Macon County Tuesday night.  The Royals fell to 0-5 on the season, losing to the Bulldogs 60-44.  Both teams will be in action Friday at the Bear Brawl taking on host Houston County.  The girls play at 6 pm, the boys 9 pm.

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Bleckley middle, high school, cross country teams celebrate season.

The Bleckley middle and high school cross country teams celebrated their season Monday evening in the high school audiorium  All four teams won region, all four had the individual region champion.

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Upcoming Christmas events at Bleckley churches.

Here is a partial list of upcoming Christmas musicals, services, and other events at churches in Cochran and Bleckley County.  To have your church's event listed, email BleckleyProgress@aol.com

Bethany Baptist Church- Adult Cantada December 21 at 11 am.  Children's musical that night at 6 pm. Short commuion service December 24 at 6 pm.

First Baptist Church-  December 21- Musical celebration featuring FBC choir and special guests.  December 24- Christmas Eve Lord's Supper at 6 pm.  During this month, combined morning worship service at 11 am, no evening service on December 28, 31.

House of Grace- "First Christmas" featuring special music December 21 at 10:30 am.  Candlelight Service December 24 at 6 pm.

Cochran church youth "play cards with Jesus."

Cochran church youth "play cards with Jesus."

Members of House of Grace church's "UnAshamed" youth group visited White Oaks Personal Care Facility Saturday.  Youth, along with youth pastor Shane Allen and wife Amanda, played games and visited with the residents.  In describing the outreach,. Shane Allen referenced the scripiture which said "If you do this for the least of these, you do it for me," meaning doing good things such as giving a thirsty person a drink, you were also giving one to Jesus.  Allen said they were "playing cards with Jesus."