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Bleckley middle, high school, cross country teams celebrate season.

The Bleckley middle and high school cross country teams celebrated their season Monday evening in the high school audiorium  All four teams won region, all four had the individual region champion.

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Cochran church youth "play cards with Jesus."

Cochran church youth "play cards with Jesus."

Members of House of Grace church's "UnAshamed" youth group visited White Oaks Personal Care Facility Saturday.  Youth, along with youth pastor Shane Allen and wife Amanda, played games and visited with the residents.  In describing the outreach,. Shane Allen referenced the scripiture which said "If you do this for the least of these, you do it for me," meaning doing good things such as giving a thirsty person a drink, you were also giving one to Jesus.  Allen said they were "playing cards with Jesus."

Cochran police raise money for community fund.

Cochran police raise money for community fund.

Officers from the Cochran Police Department had a different duty around lunchtime at Dairy Queen.  They were behind the counter, preparing Blizzards and other treats.  Saturday was Community Fund day at DQ, ten percent of sales went to the police commuity fund.  The fund is used for projects such as providing Christmas to needy families as well as college scholarships.  According to Momin, $125 was raised, over $1,100 was collected this year in five fundraising efforts.

Girls get first as Bleckley splits with Crawford County.

Girls get first as Bleckley splits with Crawford County.

Freshman Jahnaria Brown scored 22 points including six of the Lady Royals eight points in the second quarter to lead them to their first win of the season, 73-32 over Crawford County at home Friday.  Alexis Ligon added 11.

Though Jeremy Marshall had 20 and brother Markell added 11 off the bench, the Royals could not contain an Eagle offense that scored 50 points by halftime Friday.  BCHS lost 78-52.  Region play continues for Bleckley Tuesday at Macon County.  Tip time is 6 pm.

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Special speaker part of Cochran church's Wild Game Supper.

Special speaker part of Cochran church's Wild Game Supper.

First Baptist Church of Cochran's Brotherhood Outdoor Ministries held their second annual Wild Game Supper Thursday evening at the Hangar building.  The meal was free, an auction was held that would help provide Christmas for families in Cochran and Bleckley County.  Shane Savant, a member of the group, said the Outdoor Ministry was started to provide outdoor sports such as hunting and fishing to underpriviliged children as well as a way to reach unsaved men by giving them a place where they could feel comfortable.

Special guest speaker was pro bass fisherman Clay Dyer.  Dyer was born without lower limbs, no left arm, and only a partial right arm.  But he has been on the FLW tour, been featured in many media outlets, and is a motivational speaker.  To learn more about Dyer, visit his website.

Lady Royals softball players receive postseason honors.

Lady Royals softball players receive postseason honors.

The BCHS softball team held their awards banquet Thursday evening at First Baptist Church's social hall.  Amongst the awards presented were the 4-AA All Region team seletctions.  Five Bleckley players were first team selections. They were: Chelsea Brady, Taylor Dykes, Holly Tedders, Faith Harris, and Hannah Coulter.  Four others were named honorable mentions: Aliyah Whitehead, Allie Keel, Kalee Kitchens, and Jordan Williams.

It was also announced that Dykes was named the 4-AA Pitcher of the Year and was an honorable mention on the AA state softball team.

Bleckey BOE approves consulting firm for superintendent search.

At Tuesday's regularly scheduled, meeting, the Bleckley Board of Education voted to enter into an agreement with King-Cooper Associates to conduct a search for the new superintendent of Bleckley County Schools according to board minutes.  The retirement of current superintendent Dr. Charlotte Pipkin was announced in October.  Pipkin will retire no later than June 30.