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Red Cross Blood Drive June 17.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the main room of the Bleckley County Extension Office, 165 E. Peacock Street, June 17 from 2-7 pm.  Officials say there is a critical need for "O Negative" blood because of lower than expected donations last month.  Schedule your appointment online by going to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "Cochran."  Save up to 15 minutes the day of your appointment bygoing to redcrossblood.org/rapidpass and completing your pre-donation reading and health history questionaire.

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Updated district and state schedule for Bleckley All Star teams.

Here's an updated look at when district and state begins for Bleckley all star teams.  12u baseball will begin GRPA district June 10 at Dodge County, weather permitting.  The Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department will host 6 and 8u Dixie Softball state June 14-17.

 

10u softball travels to Manchester for state June 21-24.  Cochran will host pool play for Dixie Baseball 8u state that same weekend.  Bracket play the following weekend.  10u baseball pool play wil be in Cochran July 5-7, bracket play that next weekend.

Bleckley's Kitchens to continue baseball career at Valdosta State.

Though Lane Kitchens' high school baseball career came to an end last weekend at the Georgia Dugout Club Senior All Star Games, his career overall will continue. Kitchens announced Friday via Twitter he had committed to play for Valdosta State University. Kitchens, the 3-AA Offensive Player of the Year, hit .393 with a .503 on base percentage and 48 runs scored. He was even more impressive during the Royals playoff run, hitting .424 with a .568 OBP.

Cochran Police provide special sendoff for pageant queens headed to state.

Cochran Police provide special sendoff for pageant queens headed to state.

Bleckley County will be well-represented at this weekend's Miss Georgia Forestry State Pageant in Tifton with three queens competing for state.  Teeny Miss Bleckley County Forestry Dollie Rose Greene, Tiny Miss Bleckley County Forestry Avery Beth Mullis, and Little Miss Bleckley County Forestry Colleen Tyner.  Thursday moning Chief of Police Chris Coley and Officer Brittany Slaw escorted a convoy carrying the three queens from Bleckley Pre-K to La Cabana.

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Bleckley School Nutrition offering free meals to children.

Bleckley School Nutrition, in conjunction with the USDA, is offering free meals to children throgh the "Summer Food Service Program," to children ages 18 and younger.  Click here to view a list of times and locations.

BCHS baseball players receive all state honors.

The Georgia Dugout Club recently announced selections for the AA All State Team. Lane Kitchens was a fist team selection. Brody Little and Carson Waters both made second team. Jack Fernandez and Tripp Purser were honorable mentions.

Music time at VBS.

Music time at VBS.

One of the parts of Vacation Bible School is learning songs for parent's night.  Ruth Baptist Church is doing The Incredible Race as their theme.  Kids would head inside the sanctuary to practice songs with the assistance of a video playing overhead.  Ruth's final night will be June 6.