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Local dance team to give away school supplies

Bleckley based Elite Dancing Diamonds (formerly known as Fierce Dancing Divas) will be giving away backpacks and other school supplies August 3 at the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department gym. They'll have supplies for elementary, middle, and high school students. It starts at 6 p.m. and will last until supplies run out.

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Busy week for BCHS softball team

Busy week for BCHS softball team

With clearer, albeit hot weather, the Lady Royals have been back on the field this week.

The played scrimmage games at Wilcox County Monday, hosted Wilcox Tuesday, and had a pair of five inning scrimmages versus Telfair County Wednesday.

Three players have been out as they were finishing up travel ball commitments. Five freshmen, including three freshmen pitchers, have gotten playing time this week. The three pitchers are expected to help aleviate some of the pressure on Junior Taylor Dykes by pitching in tournaments and some non region games.

The team will hold a fundraising car wash at Citizen's Bank of Cochran Saturday from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. They'll host FPD in a preseason contest August 5 and 5 p.m.

NASCAR legend to serve as Grand Marshall at Cochran Motor Speedway.

NASCAR legend to serve as Grand Marshall at Cochran Motor Speedway.

Cochran Motor Speedway announced Tuesday that Rex White, the 1960 NASCAR (now cup series) Grand Champion will serve as Grand Marshall for Friday's Nesmith Crate Late Model Series race.

Eddie Spurling, a member of Daytona's Living Legends and NASCAR Hall of Fame, will appear with White. Both will be available for autographs. It will mark the first time a NASCAR champion is honored at CMS.

Also Friday, local divisions will run heat races to qualify for Saturday including a 50 lap Nesmith Crate Series race. Visit www.cochranspeedway.com for more information.

Cochran Dairy Queen to be part of Miracle Treat Day Thursday

Cochran Dairy Queen will once again be part of the Miracle Treat Day event done by stores Thursday.  

They will donate $1 from all Blizzard sales and ten percent of all other sales to the Children's Hospital at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

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July 25 Cochran Motor Speedway results

Will Fordham of Cochran finished third in his second Jr. Enduro Race Saturday night.

Parker Martin won for the second time this season, followed by Ridge McCoy. Jottie Burgamy won Super Street. Jimmy Sharp, Jr. claimed first in both the Pure Stock and Late Model divisions. Tony Head won Sportsman. Dalton Poole was declared Bomber feature winner after the cars of Jeffery Yates and Brandon McDaniel failed post race inspections.  

Cochran Motor Speedway will host the Nesmith Crate Late Model Series along with all local divisions July 31-August 1.  

Friday will have heats and qualifying races along with a Nesmith Crate feature. For more information, visit www.cochranspeedway.com or call Chris Martin, (478)456-4036.

Dates to remember for parents of Bleckley County school children

Visitation for all Bleckley County schools will be held August 4. Bleckley Pre K will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., all other campuses (primary, elementary, middle, high school, and sucess academy) will be from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The first day of school is August 6. A copy of the school year calendar can be downloaded here.

Local travel team has good return to the diamond

Local travel team has good return to the diamond

The BC Crush 10 and under softball team had been on hiatus for over a month due to all stars and summer vacations.

Saturday, they reunited in Alamo for a round robin tournament.

Though BC lost their second pool game to the Vidalia-based Rockers 12-11 in seven innings, they would win an elimination bracket game then pound the Rockers 14-2 in the final.

Saturday was also a finale of sorts. It was the last time they will play wheel/machine pitch. The team will play live pitch in future tournaments.