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Middle Georgia State Bookstore to hold book signing November 14.

Dr. Buckner F. Melton Jr. and Dr. Carol Willcox Melton, both members of the history faculty at Middle Georgia State University, will sign copies of their new book, “"Fuller E. Callaway: Portrait of a New South Citizen," November 14 from 1-3 pm at the MGA Cochran campus bookstore. The bookstore is located inside Georgia Hall on the top floor. It will be part of a grand opening for the Cochran campus bookstore.

Light refreshments will be served and copies of the book will be available to purchase. A news release describes Callaway as "an American textile manufacturer from LaGrange, GA,(who) was regarded as one of the leading industrial magnates of the Southern U.S. during the first decades of the 20th century." The biography is published Looking Glass Books in conjunction with the Georgia Humanities Council and the Fuller E. Callaway Foundation. Call (478)934-3041 for more information.

Cochran Bleckley Arts Alliance Instrument Petting Zoo Saturday.

The Cochran Bleckley Arts Alliance will hold an Instrument Petting Zoo Saturday at 10 am.  With assistance by the Royal Kingsmen band, the event will allow children to try out different musical instruments.  Fresh biscuits, coffee, and cocoa will be available for adults.  The Arts Alliance is located at 113 E. Dykes St.

Award winning gospel group to perform in Cochran November 6.

The Perry's will be in concert at the Cochran City Auditorium (102 N. Second Street) November 6.   Cochran resident Cheryl Harris opens the event that starts at 7 pm.  The Perry's have won numerous awards including   The Singining News Mixed Quartet of the Year.  A $10 donation is asked.  Concessions will be available.  The concert is sponsored by Hillside Family Campground.  Call (478)934-6694 for tickets and information.

BCHS to host Region 4-AA One Act Play competition Thursday.

Bleckley County High School will host Region 4-AA One Act Play competition Thursday.  Performances start at 10 am with BCHS performing their selection Into The Woods at 1:20 pm.  Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.  Note: per GHSA rules, photography and videography is prohibitied during all shows.

BCHS One Act Play to present Into the Woods.

Bleckley County High School One Act Play will present their competition selection "Into the Woods" October 22, 25, and 26.  Showtimes are 7:30  pm for October 22 and 26 with a 3 pm matinee on that Sunday.  Admission is $5 adults, $3 students.

Friends of the Library to host professor who's traveled to, studied, Galapagos Islands.

Cochran Bleckley Friends of the Library will host Dr. John Pasto, professor at Middle Georgia State University, September 29 at 6:30 pm in the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library conference room.  Pasto will be holding a discussion on his many trips to, and studies of, the Galapagos Islands.  The event is free and open to the public.

Castle City Jamboree September 19.

Castle City Jamboree Marching Festival, a partnership between the Bleckley County Royal Kingsmen Band and Middle Georgia State University Band of Knights, will be held September 19 at 6:30 pm at Royal Stadium, 242 North Dykes Street.  Admission is $10, children under 12 admitted free.  Call (478)934-6258 for more information.