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Friends of the Library has old high school yearbooks to give away.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library has old BCHS Yearbooks they're seeking to get rid of. They can be picked up for free at the old high school library on SE Ninth Street next to the Board of Education on March 26 at 6 pm or April 6 starting at 9 am. Years available are 2001, 2003, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014.

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BCHS wins at A.C.E. Academy.

Jack Fernandez hit his first home run of the season as the Royals edged Academy for Classical Education 4-3 Thursday afternoon. Fernandez was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI. Matthew Bland was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI. BCHS hosts East Laurens today.   JV play at 4 pm with varsity to follow.

An evening focused on common faith, music, and history.

An evening focused on common faith, music, and history.

As part of Cochran’s 150th anniversary celebration, a community gospel sing was held Thursday night in First Baptist Church’s sanctuary sponsored by the Bleckley Christian Learning Center. Focusing on the 1860’s, the choir and audience members sang one hymn from each year. Don Giles and Jed Evans served as narrators, providing details of not only significant events but also background of the songs. The celebration concludes Saturday with the Founders’ Day Festival, Street Dance, and fireworks display. 

Promise of Hope holding canned food drive.

Promise of Hope is seeking donations of canned and non-perishable food for their men's facility in Cochran. Several local churches are participating in the drive, check with them to see about leaving donations. You can also call (478)934-0774 or email admincochran@promiseofhopega.org to schedule a pickup or dropoff of items.

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BCHS loses in extra innings at East Laurens.

The Royals lost in nine innings at East Laurens 6-5 Tuesday night. Five errors committed, ten runners left on base. Lane Kitchens went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI. Steven Knighton was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI. Tripp Purser struck out seven in five innings pitched. The home and home series with the Falcons concludes March 22 in Cochran. JV play at 4 pm with varsity to follow.

Celebrating the history of Cochran.

Celebrating the history of Cochran.

March 19 was the City of Cochran's "official" 150th birthday.  An event was held in the city auditorium celebrating its history featuring well-wishes from local dignataries as well as an announcement of the essay contest winners.  Click here for more.

Bleckley BOE recognized at forum on new primary school.

Bleckley BOE recognized at forum on new primary school.

This week is National School Board Appreciation Week.  At Monday night's public forum on the ESPLOST and new primary school, members of the Bleckley Board of Education were recognized for their service to the community.