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Bleckley Elementary holds WinterFest.

Bleckley Elementary holds WinterFest.

Bleckley Elementary held their annual Winter Festival Thursday night.  In past years, the event raised funds for playground equipment, assistant principal Jenny Brooks said proceeds from this year's event would go toward technology upgrades and other school supplies.

Families enjoyed a variety of games and activities including a fish pond, crazy hair, football toss, as well as both a silent and live auction.

To see more photos from the evening, click here.

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Church to hold simulcast of marriage conference.

House of Grace Church, located at 133 Jac Arts Road in Cochran, will host a simulcast of the 2016 XO Marriage Today Conference February 12-13.  Times are 8-10 pm that Friday, 10 am-12:30 pm on Saturday.  Cost is $34 per couple.  To learn more about the conference, click here.  Register by visiting houseofgracecochran.org

Girls win as BCHS splits home finale.

Girls win as BCHS splits home finale.

Alexis Ligon scored 24 points and Jahnaria Brown added 18 as the Lady Royals won their final regular season home game 62-38 versus Monticello.  Brown had been held to just two points Saturday versus Houston County.

 

DJ Lemmon and Willie Taylor combined for 35 points for the Royals but they lost to Monticello 63-50.  Lemmon scored 20, Taylor 15.  Bleckley was within six points in the fourth before the Hurricanes pulled away.

BCHS plays at Northeast Friday.  JV boys tip at 5 pm with varsity to follow.

Middle Georgia State opens Office of Career Services on Cochran campus.

Middle Georgia State University announced Tuesday  the opening of an Office of Career Services on the Cochran campus. Located in Room 112 of Sanford Hall, students and alumni are are invited to stop by for assistance with resumes, or finding jobs or internships. Hours are 8 am-5 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and 8 am-noon on Friday. Call (478)934-3110 for more information.

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Bleckley Commissioner signs proclamation for National FBLA Week.

Bleckley Commissioner signs proclamation for National FBLA Week.

February 13-20 is National FBLA-PBL week.  In celebration of that event, Bleckley County Commissioner Bob Brockman visited BCHS Monday to sign a proclamation declaring February 13-20 as National FBLA-PBL week at Bleckley County High School.  Text of the proclamation is as follows.

"WHEREAS, Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a non-profit educational organization whose first chapter was established in Johnson City, Tennessee, in 1942; and

Local travel softball team has good debut.

Local travel softball team has good debut.

The BC Storm 14-u travel softball team made their 2016 debut at Premiere Sports "Let's Roll" played in Cordele. BC had an undefeated day and won first place.

BCHS crowns Miss Sweetheart.

BCHS crowns Miss Sweetheart.

Bleckley County High School senior Dallas Jade Francis was crowned 2016 Miss Sweetheart during halftime of Saturday's boys home basketball game versus Houston County.  To see the court, click here.