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Fall Buddy Ball set for October 4

The twelveth annual Fall Buddy Ball game is set for October 4 at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department.   It's open to special needs children ages 3-16.  Buddy Ball is a game of baseball for special needs children who normally wouldn't get to participate in team sports.

It lasts from 9:30 am-noon.  Participants are asked to be there by 9:45 to get their shirts.  Games start at 10 am with lunch to follow.

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Lady Royals wrap up perfect region season.

***Stats courtesy of team.***  BCHS scored ten in the first Thursday afternoon at Northeast en route to a 17-0 win in three innings.  The team finishes 6-0 in 4-AA.  Holly Tedders was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI.  This weekend, Bleckley will play in the Brookwood Invitational.  Their first game is Friday at 3 pm versus South Gwinnett.

BCHS home softball game versus Schley County to be made up.

It was announced Wednesday that the Lady Royals would make up the September 8 home softball game versus Schley County that was postponed due to weather.  The makeup date is September 23 in Cochran at 5 pm.

Cochran churches to have special music during evening services.

A pair of Cochran churches will have special music during upcoming 6 pm worship services.  The contemporary gospel group Mercy's Well will be at Betnany Baptist Church September 21 at 6 pm.  Bethany is located at 608 Highway 26 East.

On September 28 a "Gaither style" gospel sing will be held at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church from 6-8 pm.  It'll feature the combined choirs of Mt. Calvary, Salem Baptist, Lakeview, and Bethany Baptist Churches, as well as an advertised "surprise guest."  Mt. Calvary is located at 128 Abney Road.

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Dodge County man dies in a single vehicle accident Tuesday morning.


A Dodge County man was killed Wednesday morning when his pickup truck left the road and crashed into a tree, Coroner Joe T. Smith said.

Smith said Jernningf Roberts apparently lost control of his vehicle shortly after 9 a.m. while traveling on Wilson Woodard Road in the Gresston Community.

Roberts was alone and no other vehicles were involved in the accident, Smith said.


Lady Royals clinch top seed for softball playoffs.

Lady Royals clinch top seed for softball playoffs.

BCHS scored a pair of runs in the first and third innings and made it stand up as they won their regular season home finale versu Monticello 4-2 Tuesday afternoon.  Holly Tedders was 2 for 3 with a double.  Chelsea Brady went 1 for 2 with an RBI double.  Taylor Dykes was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI and also struck out eight.

Bleckley plays at Northeast-Macon Thursday.  Game time is 5 pm.

Upcoming fundraisers for Bleckley woman's medical expenses.

The family and friends of Debbie Tillman have a pair of fundraisers upcoming to help with costs of open heart surgery she'll be undergoing later this month.  A car wash will be held September 20 from 8 am-noon at the Citzen's Bank Parking Lot.  Cars, $10, trucks/SUV's $15, all other donations appreciated.

On September 27, there will be a fish plate and fish sandwich sale at Antioch Baptist Church, 191 Thompson Street from 9 am-1 pm.  Plates are $7, sandwiches are $3.  To pre-order or for more info, call Camari Tillman, 478-230-7727, or Chassidy Tillman, 478-230-6715.