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Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Secret Santa Fund

The Cochran Masonic Lodge #217 will host a Pancake Breakfast on February 26 from 7 until 10 a.m. 

All you can eat:  Pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea & OJ. 

All uniformed workers eat in for free. 

All profits go to the Joe Lassiter Secret Santa Fund that provides a Christmas to local families.

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Lady Royals Fall in First Round of Region

Lady Royals Fall in First Round of Region

The Lady Royals trailed 38-33 going into the fourth quarter of Tuesday's Region 3-AA tournament opener at Swainsboro. 

Though going through a long field-goal drought, they would stay close until less than three minutes remained. 

However, the Lady Tigers went on a 12-2 run over the final two plus minutes as Bleckley saw its season end 61-47. 

Tyresha Williams had 19 points.  Rickenya Jenikns finished with 10. 

The Royals play in the Region 3-AA semifinals Friday night in Swainsboro at 8:30 p.m.

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 

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.

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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.

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.