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Rain threat postpones opening round of baseball playoffs for BCHS.

The threat of rain moved Bleckley's home opneing round playoff series against Harlem to tomorrow.  Game one starts at 3:30 pm, game two 30 minutes later.  The *if* game would be Saturday at 2 pm.

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New author shares stories at book signing.

New author shares stories at book signing.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library held a book signing for Dr Tracie Provost Tuesday night. Provost, a professor of European History at Middle Georgia State University, recently published her first novel "Under the Blood Moon." Besides taking audience questions, Provost also shared various anecdotes, including the fact she handwrites pages before backing them up digitally. "Under the Blood Moon" is available on both Amazon.com and goodreds.com You can learn more about her by visiting her website.

EPA Director Scott Pruitt visits Bleckley Elementary for Earth Day.

EPA Director Scott Pruitt visits Bleckley Elementary for Earth Day.

Following a meeting with Georgia forest and forest production members, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt visited Bleckley Elementary for Earth Day. He helped students plant a tree, spoke to them about environmental stewardship, and, along with Wanda Barrs, read "The Tree Farmer" to the assembled students. Barrs and husband Earl, owners of Gully Branch Tree Farm, helped coordinate the visit.

Cochran church hosting gospel sing April 28.

Grace Chapel Church of God of Prophecy will hold a gospel sing April 28 at 7 pm. Performing will be Christian/Southern Gospel singer Kevin Lane and trio New Beginnings. Admission is free. The church is located at 269 GA 87 in Cochran.

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Making Cochran a cleaner place.

Making Cochran a cleaner place.

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce and city government sponsored a cleanup day Saturday.  Volunteers went out to different parts of the city to collect trash.  People could also bring tires and other household waste to dropoff sites including behind the chamber.  Volunteers enjoyed a sack lunch once the work was done.

Long final day at the ballfield.

It was a busy day for BCHS baseball.  The team played their final regular season games, a doubleheader, at home against Swainsboro.  It was also Senior Night.  Game one made it an even longer affair as it took 11 innings.

To read about both games, click here.  You can see Senior Night photos here.

Scoring opportunities wasted as BCHS loses to Fitzgerald.

Scoring opportunities wasted as BCHS loses to Fitzgerald.

Bleckley failed to score with the bases loaded and one out twice as part of nine runners stranded as they lost at home to Fitzgerald 6-1 Thursday night.  To read more, click here.