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Relay for Life 5K and 1 mile Fun Run on April 9

The Bleckley County Relay for Life will have a 5k run and 1 mile fun run on April 9 at Middle Georgia College. 

The fun run starts at 8:30 a.m. with the 5k begining at 9.  Registration for school age and college students is $15.  Early registration (before March 31) is $15, $20 guarantees a t-shirt. 

Family registration is $50, $70 includes t-shirts.  Shirts will not be available during race day registration (7-8 a.m.)

There will be 14 men's and women's divisions for the 5K ranging from 1-9 to 70 and above. 

Trophies will go to first place winners, medeals for second and third.  Registration forms are available at www.bleckleyprogress.com and www.active.com 

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Middle Georgia College Hosts Time Management Workshop

A  workshop discussing time management will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16th

The workshop will take place from 2 p.m until 3 p.m. in Roberts G19 at Middle Georgia College.

Motorcyle Ride to Benefit Relay for Life

A  Motorcyle Benefit Ride for Relay for Life will take place at Bleckley Memorial Hospital.

The event is on Saturday, March 19.

The deadline to register is March 5 and the registration fee is $25.

Bleckley Memorial Hospital is located at 145 E. Peacock St in Cochran.

For more information, call 478-934-6211.

MGC to Host 'Meet the Candidates' Night

Bleckley County Commissioner candidates Robert Brockman and Barbara Wright will take part in Meet the Candidates Night at Walker Auditorium at Middle Georgia College February 17 at 7 p.m.

The candidates will have a chance to answer questions from a panel consisting of an MGC faculty member, two MGC students and Cochran Journal Editor Jonathan Dye. 

That is according to a Middle Georgia College news release.

The event will be broadcast on Comcast channel 100 on February 25 at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the MGC Student Government Association and is free and open to the public.

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Boys Clinch Top Seed in Region Tourney, Girls Fourth, as Bleckley Splits with East Laurens

Boys Clinch Top Seed in Region Tourney, Girls Fourth, as Bleckley Splits with East Laurens

Though never trailing by more than three points for most of the night, the Lady Royals never led versus East Laurens Saturday.  A three-point play with 2:16 left in the game put what was a five-point game out of reach as Bleckley lost 62-50.  Nyaisa Anderson scored 11.

The Royals led by as many as nine points in the first half versus East Laurens.  Though the Falcons tied the game in the third and led for about a minute in the fourth, Bleckley ended the game on an 18-6 run to win 60-49.  Brentine Taylor had 16 points.  Vidal Nelson added 12.

Bleckley's boys are the top seed from 3B-AA in the upcoming region tournament. 

They play Friday in Swainsboro at 8:30 p.m.  The girls are the fourth seed and will play the host Tigers Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Northside Trumps both Dodge Teams

The Dodge County girls fell underneath the heavy weight of the AAAA matchup against the Northside Eagles, losing 54-60. In a game of redemption for the Eagles after that 65-70 loss against the Indians last week, Northside won 72-68.

Second Lady Royal Signs Letter of Intent

Second Lady Royal Signs Letter of Intent

Friday, Chelce Yearty signed her letter of intent to play with East Georgia College. 

Yearty is the second Bleckley softball player to continue her career at the colligate level.  She was a four-year starter for the Lady Royals. 

This year, the pitcher/first baseman was voted Region 3-AA Player Of The Year and picked up the "best offensive player" award at the softball awards banquet held in December.