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Girls tennis repeats as state champions, boys finish runner up.

Girls tennis repeats as state champions, boys finish runner up.

The Bleckley County High School girls tennis team won a second straight state title Saturday, defeating Berrien High School 3-2.  Wins came from Abbey Sims, and both doubles teams, Regan Cole/Jordan Williams, and Bailey Odom/Emily Sanders.

 

The boys fell to Benedictine Military Academy 3-2.  Both doubles matches were tied and pulled following three singles defeats.

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BCHS Royal Singers Spring, Senior, concerts May 19.

The BCHS Royal Singers will hold their spring and senior concerts May 19. The spring concert will be at 4:30 pm, the senior concert will take place following a brief intermission. Admission is $5 adults, $3 for children and students.

Reverse beauty pageant raises funds for Buddy Ball.

Reverse beauty pageant raises funds for Buddy Ball.

There was something different about the contestants in a beauty pagent held Friday night in the BCHS auditorium.  Some of the names were unique, Ivory Bliss Nesbit.  They had wigs, some wore tennis shoes.  These "ladies" were actually male BCHS students participating in the first ever Miss Royal Reverse Pageant.  A fundraiser for Buddy Ball, donations from People's Choice awards went into a check presented to organizer Danette Rogers.  The pageant raised $592.41.

Cochran church opening food bank May 18.

Faith Temple Precious Faith Ministries will open their food bank to local residents May 18 from 4-5 pm. For more information, call Sherri Ligon, (478)298-2844. The church is located at 383 GA 87. 

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Bleckley BOE accepts resignations, fills position, as part of called meeting.

The Bleckley Board of Education held a special called meeting Tuesday night for whole board training as well as action on personnel matters. They accepted the resignations of teacher, assistant football coach, as well as head boys basketball coach Randall Owens plus middle and high school band director Steve Whitaker. According to the minutes, each are effective June 30. Matthew McClellan was hired as new band director. The profile on Owens' Twitter account states he is now an assistant football and boys basketball coach at Veterans High School. 

BCHS seniors affirm their commitment to teaching.

BCHS seniors affirm their commitment to teaching.

The Bleckley County High School Media Center has hosted many signings, all of them athletic. Tuesday afternoon, a different kind of ceremony was held. As part of Georgia Future Educators Signing Day held at local school systems, a signing ceremony took place for five BCHS seniors who plan to go into education. Attendees including family, friends, school officials, as well as representatives from both Middle Georgia State University and Georgia College and State University.  Each signed a letter committing themselves to teach. The ceremony was organized by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Andrea Williams. 

Second annual Future Royals Football Camp June 5-7.

The second annual Future Royals Football Camp sponsored by the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department and BCHS football will be June 5-7 from 9 am-noon. Cost is $35 and is open to children ages 7-14. Campers will receive high level instruction based upon BCHS football teachings and philosophies from the Bleckley coaching staff. Campers will receive T-Shirts. Last day to register is June 1. Call the rec. department office, (478)934-3225, for more information.