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Mt. Calvary Baptist Church children's musical May 5.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church children will perform "Soul on Fire" May 5 at 6 pm. Following the play, a taco fellowship fundraiser will be held by the youth to benefit their upcoming trip to Super Wow. The church is located at 134 Abney Road in Cochran.

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Girls tennis to play for third straight state title.

Girls tennis to play for third straight state title.

The BCHS girls tennis team will have an opportunity to win a third straight state title, defeating Jeff Davis 3-0 in a semifinal played Monday afternoon in Cochran.  Wins came from Caroline Thrower and the doubles teams of Bailey Odom/Emily Sanders, and Landa Dominy/Fatima El-Jeaid.  BC will take on Berrien High School May 4 at the Rome Tennis Center at 9:30 am.

 

The boys just missed a third straight state title match berth, falling to Early County 3-2.

Military Night at Bleckley County Success Academy cancelled.

Tomorrow's military night event sponsored by Bleckley County Success Academy has been cancelled.

BCHS baseball to host Westside-Augusta in round two of state.

The playoff push for BCHS resumes May 2 as the Royals will host Westside-Augusta.  Game one is set for 4 pm, game two to follow 30 minutes later.  The *if* game is tentatively scheduled for 5 pm May 3.

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Helping keep Cochran beautiful.

Helping keep Cochran beautiful.

As part of the national Keep America Beautiful project, the City of Cochran and Chamber of Commerce hosted a cleanup day. Volunteers spanned out across the city, Dykes Street, downtown, Porter Road, Limestone, and all areas in between, picking up trash. People could also bring trash and old tires to dropoff locations in town as well as behind the chamber. Organizers said 46 people participated. After working to help make Cochran beautiful, they came back to the chamber for a hot dog lunch.

Celebrating the Bible.

Celebrating the Bible.

Hundreds gathered on the courthouse square Friday night for opening ceremonies of the 16th annual Bible Reading Marathon. Emceed by former Cochran First United Methodist Church Pastor and current U.S. Army Family Life Chaplain Wyne Hutchings, several local community leaders spoke including mayor Billy Yeomans, county commissioner Bob Brockman, and sheriff Kris Coody.

 

Following remarks by state representative Danny Mathis, children from First United Methodist Church Playschool and Orchid Rise Child Enrichment Center sang and were presented Bibles by Gideons International member Sammy Haupt. First readers were Kennedy McWhorter and Carter Peacock. Readings will continue nightly on the courthouse square through May 1. Closing ceremonies will be May 2, the National Day of Prayer, at 11:45 am.

BCHS tennis part of the final four.

BCHS tennis part of the final four.

Though Bleckley had to travel to Bremen for Thursday's quarterfinal tennis matches against Bremen, it was a successful trip as both teams won.  Scores were 3-0 girls, 3-2 boys.  BCHS will host semifinal matches April 29.  Boys at 2 pm versus Early County, girls to follow versus Jeff Davis.