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Georgia DOT suspending construction related lane closures for July 4 weekend.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Sunday that to ease Fourth of July weekend traffic congestion, all construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state system highways would be suspended from July 1 at 5 am to 12:01 July 5. They remind motorists that crews may work in proximity to some highways and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place.

Also, incident management or emergency related lane closures could become needed at any time on any route. To get free traffic information including traffic conditions, lane closures, and delays for interstates and state routes in Georgia, dial 511. A Georgia 511 app is also available for both Android and Apple devices.

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A tea party with a magical twist.

A tea party with a magical twist.

Alice originally met the Mad Hatter by going down the rabbit hole to Wonderland.  Saturday, she, the Hatter, and some other magical friends visited the Fellowship Hall inside First Presbytarian Church for a Tea Party.  Children, many dressed as their favorite princesses, dined on snacks as they were entertained by songs from familiar favorites.

Of course, the most fun of all was the meet and greet held afterward.  Autographs, pictures, and of course hugs, made for a great end to an afternoon not to be forgotten.

Membership drives ongoing for BCHS sports booster clubs.

A pair of Bleckley County High School fall sports booster drives currently have membership drives ongoing.  The Royal Touchdown Club provides support to BCHS football.  Memberships range from $50-$500, all with names appearing on a sign at the football field.  Forms, available here, along with checks made payable to Royal Touchdown Club should be mailed to PO Box 287, Cochran, GA 31014 by July 18.  Email  BCroyalstouchdownclub@gmail.com for more information.

Bleckley Summer Theatre Camp presenting "Camp Rock" June 15-25.

Bleckley Summer Theatre Company will present Disney's Camp Rock July 15-25.  Auditions are July 15 from 10 am-2 pm with camp July 18-22.  Community performances will be July 22 at 7 pm and on July 23 at 2 and 7 pm. Camp will be held at House of Grace Church, 133 Jac Arts Rd.  Cost is $125 per child for ages 4-12.  Forms, available here, can be emailed along with payment via PayPal, to mwrwjw@aol.com or mailed to 231 Country Club Rd, Cochran, GA 31014.  Call Kelli Greer, (478)972-2023 for more information.  Registration is due by July 6.

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Sports signups ongoing at Cochran Rec. Department.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department is currently accepting signups for two sports.  Summer soccer registration is ongoing until July 1. Cost is $55 and is for ages 4-12.   Age control (to determine age group is August 1.)  Registration for football is now through July 22.  Cost is $55 with flag for ages 4-6 and tackle for ages 7-12 offered.   Age control is August 1.

For more information, call (478)934-3225.

Bleckley School System Teacher of the Year announced.

Bleckley School System Teacher of the Year announced.

Bleckley Elementary fourth grade teacher Kim Fernandez is the school sytem Teacher of the Year.  The announcement was made during the end of year meeting held May 25.  

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An invitation to a Mad Tea Party.

Princesses with a Purpose will hold a Mad Tea Party June 25 at 6 pm inside the First Presbytarian Church Dining Hall, 682 Mulberry St. in Macon at 6 pm.  Boys and girls of all ages are invited to dine on sweets and treats as fairy tale favorites serande them with songs they can sing along to.  Cost is $10 per person and includes a Meet and Greet afterwards.  Guests are encouraged to come in their favorite costumes and enjoy an evening of treats, music, and laughter.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.  Please bring your ticket to the event.