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BCHS hosts Tri County Olympics

BCHS hosts Tri County Olympics

The Tri County Olympics were held Tuesday at Bleckley County High School's track.  

Independently funded by organizers, including over $2,500 raised by Bleckley Elementary, the Tri County Olympics were track events for special needs students from Bleckley, Dodge and Pulaski Counties. Events included the standing and running long jump, wheelchair race and softball toss.

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BCHS boys tennis falls in the semifinals

The Bleckley boys saw their tennis season end at home Tuesday as they lost to Greater Atlanta Christian in the semifinals 0-5.

June K. Mullis

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Died: Friday, May 1, 2015

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Bleckley Theatre Summer Camp to present Grease.

Grease will be the word in June as it's this year's Bleckley Theatre Summer Camp selection.  The camp will be held June 4-12 at the city auditorium with performances that Friday and Saturday.  It's open to students in Pre K through upcoming eighth graders.  Cost is $125 if you have a costume, $150 if one must be provided.  Registration forms (available here) along with checks can be left in the office of your child's school or mailed to Mi Waters, 206 Village Circle, Cochran, GA 31014 by May 20.  Contact Waters (478-230-8809) or Kelli Greer (478-972-2023) for more information.

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National group warns Cochran about Christian flag


A national activists' group says the city of Cochran is violating the First Amendment by flying a Christian flag at its City Hall.

The group, called the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, says it's written letters to city officials and the Cochran County officials.

According to the group's website. their executive director, the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, wrote, "When government buildings fly a Christian flag, especially with the intention of promoting Bible reading, it sends a crystal clear message that one religion is favored above all others."

UPDATE: Cochran to stop flying Christian flag at city hall

Cochran City Manager Richard Newbern said council members voted last week to rescind its previous vote to fly the Christian flag at City Hall.

Council made the vote in a special called meeting on April 28, Newbern said.

The last day for the Christian flag to fly above City Hall is May 8, said Newbern.

The city issued the following statement:

Pilot Club of Cochran to hold Over 80 appreciation party.

The Pilot Club of Cochran will hold an Over 80 appreciation party April 24 at 3 pm in the First United Methodist Church Social Hall for residents 80 years young and above.  Cake, ice cream, and entertainment provided.  Family and friends of special loved ones are asked to transport guests to and from event.  If you or someone you know would like to attend, contact Neta O'Berry (478-934-6638, 478-954-3388) or Julia Lucas (478-934-9472, 478-278-8875.)