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Bleckley bands Christmas concert December 6.

The Bleckley County middle and high school bands Christmas concert will be December 6 at 7 pm in the high school auditorium.  The sixth grade beginner band will perform first, followed by the seventh and eighth grade band.  Closing out the show will be the BCHS Wind Ensemble.  Admission is free.

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Christmas activities at Bleckley churches beginning this weekend.

December is here.  It means Christmas is getting closer.  Several local churches will be holding musicals or special services this weekend.  They include First Baptist Church's children's musical December 4 at 5:30 pm and Salem Baptist Church's "Blue Christmas, A service of hope and remembrance" that same night at 6 pm.

You can view more services (including churches holding Christmas Day worship service) by clicking here.  To submit your church's information, email BleckleyProgress@aol.com

BCHS sweeps home basketball opener.

BCHS sweeps home basketball opener.

Bleckley opene their home basketball season Tuesday night against GISA school Trinity Christian.  Jahnaria Brown scored 21 points and Aliyah Whitehead (back after a foot injury) added 17 as the Lady Royals won 53-35.

DJ Lemmon scored 21 points, Torenio Davis had 16 including three first half dunks, and Nykeem Farrow chipped in with 14 points as the Royals rolled 83-25.  BC plays at West Laurens Friday.  JV games begin at 4 pm, varsity at 7.

BCHS One Act Christmas Show December 8.

Bleckley County High School One Act Play will present their Christmas variety show December 8 at 7;30 pm in the high school auditorium.  Admission is $3 per person.

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Concert will benefit local woman's kidney transplant fund.

A concert benefitting the Wilene Foster Kidney Transplant Fund will be held December 11 at 3 pm inside Russell Auditorium on the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State University.  It will feature former students as well as colleagues in the professional music field of Wilene and her late husband, Louis.  Tickets are $20 each.  Donations can be made now at Citzens Bank and Trust, 127 Second Street SE.

BCHS CTSO's collecting food for needy at Christmas parade.

Bleckley County High School Career Technical Student Organizations such as FBLA and HOSA will once again do the "Parade Pantry" during the Christmas parade December 2.  Members will be pushing lighted grocery carts to accept canned food goods that will be donated to people in need locally.  You can also drop off donations at the Chamber of Commerce, 102 N. Second St.

Bleckley sports fans with lots to be thankful for.

Thursday was the day many gathered around tables and gave thanks before digging into turkey and other traditional dishes.  For those who support the athletic programs at Bleckley County High School and Bleckley County Middle School, there's been lots to be thankful for.

BCHS boys and girls cross country teams won state.  The first time in school history two sports teams have won state on the same day.  Carl Ellis Corley repeated as boys state champion.

BCMS cross country continued their region dominance, winning both the boys and girls titles.

BCMS cheerleading repeated as MGMSAA region champions.  It was the first back to back titles since 2006-07.

Both the middle and high school softball programs had good seasons.  The Lady Royals made it to the Sweet 16 for the third straight year and fourth time under coaches Janice Bryan and Teresa Gray.  The Lady Barons had their best finish since 2006, finishing region runner up.