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New management, same great sounds at Bleckley County Jamboree

New management, same great sounds at Bleckley County Jamboree

The Bleckley County Jamboree was started by Josh Lucas in 2010.

For the past six years, people from Cochran and surrounding counties have come to the Oak Grove Community Center on Georgia 126 each Friday night to hear classic country and gospel music.

It's now being managed by Sonny and Jewell Hinson. Sonny said Lucas had to give it up about a year ago because of health issues but he will occassionally come by and visit. The Hinsons are keeping the Jamboree going each Friday night with music from the Faulk and Foskey famlies. Singing begins at 7 pm.

Concessions are available, donations welcomed.  For more information, contact Sonny Hinson, 478-308-4559.

Grease was the word Friday night

Grease was the word Friday night

Bleckley Theatre Summer Camp held the first of three community performances of this year's selection, Grease, Friday night at the city auditorium.

The cast was made up of campers who had been working hard under the direction of Mi Waters and Kelli Greer for the past week and a half.

To see more photos from Friday, click here.

Bleckley Theatre Summer Camp to perform Grease.

Bleckley Theatre Summer Camp will have performances of Grease June 12 and 13 at the Cochran city auditorium. Showtime is 7 pm both days with a 2 pm matinee that Saturday. Admission is $5 adults, $3 for children 10 and under.

BCHS Ninth Grade One Act to present High School Musical

Bleckley County High School's Ninth Grade One Act class will present High School Musical May 17 and 18 in the high school auditorium.  Showtimes are 3 and 7 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students.

BCHS holds Spring Art Exhibit

BCHS holds Spring Art Exhibit

Bleckley County High School held their Spring Art Exhibit Thursday evening in the audotirum lobby.  On display were works by students in Robin Faulk's art classes.  An independent judge came earlier in the day to grade the pieces.

Three honorable mentions were awarded $25 each.  They went to: Ashli Rush, Tatyana Thomas and Madison Cannon.  Third place receiving $50 was JoAnna Faut.  Second place getting $75 was Hadden Powell.  First place winning $100 was Rachael Leverette.

Summer Reading Program at Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library

The Tessie W. Norris/Cochran Bleckley Library will have their summer reading program during the month of June.

This year's theme is "Every hero has a story."  The program is open to children in pre school through middle school.

Here is the schedule of programs for the month.

 Thursday, June 4th @ 10:00 a.m. – Magician Ken Scott Wednesday, June 10th @ 10:00 a.m. – Comic Book Artist Tracy Yardley (for ages 6 & up only) Wednesday, June 17th @ 10:00 a.m. – Little Ocmulgee State Park Ranger Jodi Sigei Wednesday, June 24th @ 10:00 a.m. – Artist Martha Francis Registration is May 18-30.  All programs are free.  Call the library for more information, 478-934-2904.  

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.