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BCHS Ninth Grade One Act Christmas Variety Show December 4.

The Bleckley County High School ninth grade one act play class will have their Christmas variety show December 4 at 7 pm in the high school auditorium.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students.

Bleckley Elementary art teacher featured in new children's book.

Bleckley Elementary art teacher featured in new children's book.

Bleckley Elementary School art teacher Donna Cooper Smith is one of 30 art teachers from across the globe featured in the new children's book If Picasso had a Christmas tree  Authored by Eric Gibbons, the collaberative effort with teachers such as Smith came via Facebook.

According to a release, each teacher emulated an artist of their choosing and included a Christmas tree that honored that artist.  Smith selected Vincent Van Gough.  The poem that accompnies her work reads:

If Vincent Van Gogh had a Christmas tree,

Are these the colors and shapes you’d see?

Swirls in the sky of stars up in space,

Making this painting a beautiful place.

The stars wrap the tree in holiday light,

Making it colorful all through the night.

Though Vincent was troubled all through his life,

His work helped him handle the strife.

So if you feel sad, lonely, or blue,

New collection to be on display inside MGSC's Peacock Gallery.

Cuban Prints: From the Collections of Helen Meadors and Craig Burkhalter will be on display inside Peacock Gallery inside Russell hall on Middle Georgia State College's Cochran campus November 10-January 16, 2015.  A gallery talk and opening reception is set for November 10 at 6 pm.  It's free and open to the public.  Peacock Gallery hours are 8 am-5:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 8 am-noon on Fridays.

Cochran church to host bluegrass band

Bethany Baptist Church will welcome Jess Darsey and the Cabin Point Bluegrass Band October 26 at 6 pm. Bethany is located at 608 Highway 26 East in Cochran.

Cochran book sale organizers say Saturday's was most successful.

Cochran book sale organizers say Saturday's was most successful.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library held their annual Old Book Sale Saturday at the old BCHS library. Volunteers said that Saturday's was their most successful.  They attributed it partially to people in town for the middle school state cross country meet coming to shop.

Money raised Saturday will go toward the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library.   To learn more about Friends of the Library, visit them on Facebook.

Dancing in the street on a Saturday night.

Dancing in the street on a Saturday night.

The Cochran-Bleckley CountryFest was capped with the annual street dance Saturday night.  Music was provided by the Bleckley-based Double Barrell Band.  Hundreds came out to listen and dance to songs such as Gimmie Three Steps by Lynard Skynard as well as Darius Rucker's Wagon Wheel.

Curtain rises on BCHS One Act Play performances.

Curtain rises on BCHS One Act Play performances.

Bleckley County High School held the first of four community performances of their One Act Play selection Bye Bye Birdie.  It's a musical comedy about Conrad Birdie who visits Sweet Apple Ohio to deliever "one last kiss" to a fan before going into the Army.  

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