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BCHS CTSO canned food drive will feed families in community.

Bleckley County High School Career Technical Student Organizations HOSA, FBLA, FFA, FCCLA, and WBL are once again doing the "Parade Pantry" to collect food for families in the commuity.  They are asking people to bring canned, non-perishible food items to this year's Christmas parade.  Members will be pushing lighted shopping carts for donations.  

This year's parade will be December 1 at 7 pm and will run through the campus of Middle Georgia State University.

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Hop aboard the Winter Wonderland Express November 30.

Ride a train into the world of Christmas at the Winter Wonderland Express November 30, December 2, 8-9 at Heartland EMS, 256 Lucas Road in Cochran from 5-8 pm.  Take pictures with your favorite fairy tale characters, write letters to Santa, and more. Admission $5 per person, children under 1 free. Sponsored by Princesses with a Purpose, hosted by Pilot Club of Cochran.

Middle Georgia State creating public art installation as part of Unity Week.

As part of Unity Week celebrated on college campuses nationwide, Middle Georgia State University will host Unity@MGA November 27-December 1.  It will include the creation of a public art installation.

To read how you can participate, click here.

Cochran Christmas Parade to go through Middle Georgia State University.

Cochran Christmas Parade to go through Middle Georgia State University.

Because of ongoing bypass construction and Second Street in Cochran being used as a detour for US 23, this year's Cochran Lighted Christmas Parade will go through the campus of Middle Georgia State University.  As seen on the map provided by the Chamber of Commerce, the parade will start at the end of Ann Street.  It will proceed down Cook Road, turn right onto College Street, ending at Stuckey Field.

The parade will be December 1 at 7 pm.  For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce, (478)934-2965.

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BCHS rolls in basketball opener.

BCHS rolls in basketball opener.

It was a great debut for Bleckley basketball as both the Lady Royals and Royals got blowout wins over Hawkinsville in their season opener Friday night.  To read more, click here.

BCHS baseball player trading in purple and gold for purple and orange.

BCHS baseball player trading in purple and gold for purple and orange.

Playing baseball in Bleckley County meant wearing purple and gold for Carter Raffield. Next year, he'll still be wearing purple but it'll have some orange as well. Raffield signed a letter of intent with Clemson University baseball November 11. A celebration of that signing was held Friday afternoon in the BCHS Media Center. In his Royals career, Raffield has a 5-2 record over 59.2 innings pitched with a 1.76 ERA. He's struck out 80, walked 40. Though he'll only pitch with the Tigers, Raffield has also had a good offensive career, hitting .337 with four home runs and 21 RBI.

GDOT suspending construction-related lane closures for Thanksgiving.

In an effort to make Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping travel safer, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced Thursday that construction-related lane closures on all interstate highways and primary state roads would be suspended from 6 am November 22 through 5 am November 27. Similar restrictions will take place during Christmas and New Year's. Motorists are reminded that as crews may still work in proximity to highways and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place.