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Blake named SSAC Board of Presidents Chair.

Middle Georgia State University President Dr. Christopher Blake has been named chair of the Board of Presidents for the Southern States Athletic Conference. He is the successor of William Carey University President Dr. Tommy King following his two-year term. The SSAC is one of 21 conferences of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Middle Georgia State joined the SSAC soon after becoming a member of the NAIA in 2014.

 

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Cochran Blood Drive June 11.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive June 11 from 2-7 pm in the county extension office main building, 165 East Peacock Street.  Those who donate will receive a free T-Shirt (while supplies last.)  Schedule your appointment online by going to redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code "Cochran" or by calling 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767.)

Bleckley All Star team finishes second at Perry tournament.

Bleckley All Star team finishes second at Perry tournament.

The 8u baseball team finished second at a tournament played at Perry Junior League Saturday.  Bleckley will open district there June 8 at 8 pm.

Future Royal Football Camp cancelled.

The Future Royal Footblall Camp scheduled for June 5-7 has been cancelled.  Registration for the Future Lady Royals Softball Camp June 25-27 from 9 am-noon at the high school softball field is still ongoing.  Cost is $35 for ages 7-14.  Call the rec. department, (478)934-3225, for more information.

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Local teens chosen for hospital volunteer program.

Local teens chosen for hospital volunteer program.

Bleckley teens Anna Johnson and Ansley Abney will be spending a lot of time in Dublin this summer as both were chosen to be in Fairview Park Hospital's Youth Volunteer Program.  Johnson will be working in the operating room, while Abney will be in labor and deliveries. Both are rising sophomores at Bleckley County High School.

Bleckley All Star teams in action this weekend.

Fans looking to check out Bleckley all star softball or baseball teams will have an opportunity this weekend as four of them will be in action.  Friday night, the 8, 10, and 12u softball teams begin play at the Telfiar Invitational in McRae.  Saturday, 8u coach pitch baseball will play in a tournament at Perry Junior League.  The Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department plays GRPA softball and Dixie Youth baseball, thus the different tournaments.

Middle Georgia State adds Bachelor's Degree, two minors.

Middle Georgia State University announced the addition of a Bachleor of Science in Political Science as well as minors in business and sociology.  To read more, click here.