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Middle Georgia State sweeps home games versus Brewton Parker College.

Middle Georgia State College took a pair of home games from Brewton Parker Thursday evening with the women winning 59-33 and the men prevailing 84-75.  Both teams travel to College of Costal Georgia Saturday.  Women play at 2 pm, men 4 pm.

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BCMS boys basketball team breaks long region tournament losing streak.

BCMS boys basketball team breaks long region tournament losing streak.

The last time a Bleckley County Middle School boys basketball team won in the Middle Georgia Middle School Athletic Association basketball tournament was 2009.  That team featured many future stars for the Royals including Rydealous Taylor, Derrick Farrow, and Ken Hughes.

That long losing streak was broken Thursday night in the first round of this year's MGMSAA tournament being played at BCMS.  The seventh-seeded Barons upended third seed Dublin 36-35 on a Shamar Rouse bucket as time expired.

They'll play for a championship game berth against JR Trippe at 7:45 pm.

Baseball and softball registration occurring now at Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department.

Registration for baseball and softball at the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department is happening now through February 20.  Cost is $45 and is offered for ages 4-14.  Those who register by February 13 will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.  Call the rec. department office, 478-934-3225, with questions.

Bad quarter sinks girls as BCHS loses season series to Putnam County.

Bad quarter sinks girls as BCHS loses season series to Putnam County.

The season series between Putnam and Bleckley County wrapped up Tuesday night in Cochran.  The Lady Royals led 24-21 at halftime but were outscored 19-4 in the third.  They went on to lose 49-42.  Alexis Ligon had 12.  BCHS went 4 of 13 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.

The Royals trailed by as many as 11 in the second half against Putnam.  Down eight in the fourth, BC tried to rally, getting within two on a Shamar Slappy basket with 15 seconds left.  They were down three with ten seconds left but an offensive foul ended their possession.  BCHS lost 54-50.  Slappy scored 10.  Markell Marshall had 15.  Willie Taylor scored 13.

Region play continues Friday in Roberta versus Crawford County.  Tip time is 7 pm.

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Church student ministry trying to "Love on Cochran."

Church student ministry trying to "Love on Cochran."

The student ministry of First Baptist Church in Cochran is partnering with Cochran-Bleckley Communities in Schools and Bleckley County Schools to collect medical supplies for school clinics.  Called "loveoncochran," FBC Minister to Students Jeff Dykes said via email the hope was to not only fulfill this need, but open eyes to needs in the community and opportunities to love on the city.

Donations are being accepted now through February 15.  They can be dropped off at the FBC church office, 101 S. Second Street.

Cochran MLK Day parade held.

Cochran MLK Day parade held.

The annual Martin Luther King Day parade was held Monday afternoon in downtown Cochran.  Sponsored by the Cochran-Bleckley NAACP, they were amongst many participants which also included local churches and other community organizations from Bleckley and Twiggs counties.  After the parade, a commerative service was held at House of Grace Church.

Bleckley lose season series to West Laurens.

Bleckley lose season series to West Laurens.

It was a rematch of the season opener as West Laurens came to Cochran to take on BCHS.  The Lady Royals trailed for a majority of the game and were down seven going to the fourth.  They got within one with about 40 seconds left but couldn't complete the comeback and lost 45-41.  Jahnaria Brown had 17.  BC was 8 of 21 from the free throw line.

The Royals were down by double digits for much of the game and trailed by 16 in the fourth.  Bleckley ran off eight in a row but the Raiders ended the game on an 8-3 run to win 67-53.  Willie Taylor had 13.  Torenio Davis scored 11.

Region play resumes Tuesday in Cochran versus Putnam County.  Tip time is 5:30 pm.  Putnam and Bleckley's girls are first and second in 4-AA.