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Cochran church to hold simulcast of marriage conference.

House of Grace Church will hold a simulcast of the XO Marriage Conference February 13-14.  Hosted by Jimmy and Karen Evans of MarriageToday.com, the conference will feature special music by Steven Curtis Chapman and numerous guest speakers.  Call the church office, 478-934-4494 for more information.  You can also learn about the conference by clicking here.

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BCHS swept at Houston County.

BCHS swept at Houston County.

Both the Lady Royals and Royals were coming off home losses Tuesday when Bleckley made the short trip to Warner Robins to take on Houston County High School.  Up 8-5 after one quarter, BC was outscored 25-2.  Down 28 to begin the fourth, they would go on to lose 51-34.  Alexis Ligon scored 10.

The Royals led by one at halftime but trailed by nine going to the fourth.  They cut what was a 13-point deficit to four but lost 59-51.  Willie Taylor scored 14.  Royals foul shooting was 12-20.

Region play resumes Friday at Lamar County.  JV girls tip at 5:15 pm with varsity to follow.

Not the beginning of the end but a new beginning for Cochran Pastor of Students.

Not the beginning of the end but a new beginning for Cochran Pastor of Students.

It was the last Monday of the month, so House of Grace church in Cochran held their regular UnAshamed youth service.  Pastor of Students Shane Allen delivered a message.  But this was a special service.  It was the last message spoken by Allen.

But neither he, nor wife Amanda are leaving the church.  She'll be the new Pastor of Students.  She'll be speaking February 15 during the 10:30 am youth  takeover service.  Shane says he'll be pursuing a multitude of ministry opportunities including working with the church's men's ministry, mentoring middle school students, and working toward resuming missionary work.

Middle Georgia State gets second straight basketball sweep.

Middle Georgia State College picked up a pair of SSAC wins Saturday at College of Costal Georgia.  The women won 66-63, the men prevailed 92-77.  MGA hosts Martin Methodist January 29.  Women tip at 5:30 pm, men 7:30.

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BCHS Miss Sweetheart Crowned.

BCHS Miss Sweetheart Crowned.

Bleckley County High School presented the 2015 Sweetheart Courth during halftime of Saturday's boys basketball game versus Macon County.  Dominqiue Johnson was crowned 2015 Miss Sweetheart.  To see pictures of the court, click here.

Bleckley swept by Macon County for first time since joining 4-AA.

Bleckley swept by Macon County for first time since joining 4-AA.

Bleckley County High School became a member of Regioin 4-AA in 2012.  That year, they swept all regular season basketball games from Macon County.  The following year, BCHS split the season series with the Lady Royals winning both times.  That changed Saturday night in Cochran.

The Lady Royals lost for the first time in six regular season meetings versus Macon County 47-37.  Fellisia Young scored 11.  The Royals lost 73-55.  Spencer Smith had 12, Marquez Pitts scored 11.  BCHS plays at Houston County Tuesday.  JV boys tip at 4:30 pm.

BCMS falls in region semifinals.

BCMS falls in region semifinals.

Bleckley Middle School had an eight pont lead with less than three minutes to go during Friday's MGMSAA semifinal game versus JR Trippe.  But the Chiefs forced overtime and would get the game winning shot with seven seconds left as BC lost 44-43.  Nykeem Farrow had 21 for the Barons.