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Bleckley 4H Shotgun Team finishes second in the nation

Bleckley 4H Shotgun Team finishes second in the nation

The Bleckley 4H Senior Shotgun team finished second in the nation at the National 4H Shooting Sports Competition held last week in Grand Island, Nebraska. Their success came off finishing third as a team in clay shooting, fourth in skeet shooting, seventh in trap shooting.

Individually, Wesley Hobbs finished eighth, Will Fordham was ninth. The team finished second amongst 28 teams. They were coached by Todd Kirkpatrick.

Bleckley 10-u all star baseball team headed to state

Bleckley 10-u all star baseball team headed to state

The Bleckley 10-u baseball team, in their first year of Dixie Youth play, will be headed to Manchester the weekend of July 9-12 for state.  

They finished second in District 3 tournament play held in Warner Robins. Wednesday night, BC, who had been undefeated, lost the championship series to Perry (Maroon.)  

Bleckley is coached by Shane Savant, Craig Chapman, and Chris DuBois. They join the 8-u baseball team who will be headed to state in Manchester July 3-5 as the fourth seed.

Bleckley Schools Teacher of the Year announced

Bleckley Schools Teacher of the Year announced

The Bleckley County School System announced Wednesday that Audrey Hall was the Teacher of the Year. She was presented with the honor at the end of year convocation held last month.

Hall is a second grade math, science, and social studies teacher at Bleckley Primary. She was named primary school Teacher of the Year this past January. To read more, click here.

Cochran students make MGA President's, Dean's Lists

Middle Georgia State College announced the Spring 2015 President's and Dean's Lists Tuesday. Students making the President's List had at least a 3.8 GPA, Dean's List students had at least a 3.5. Both required a certain number of credit hours to qualify.

Those who made the President's List from Cochran:

Cochran Pilot of the Year recognized at meeting

Cochran Pilot of the Year recognized at meeting

At Tuesday's Pilot Club of Cochran meeting, Melinda Bryant was recognized as Pilot of the Year.

She is a two-time recipient of the award.

Bryant said she was honored to be recognized by her fellow Pilots and proud to be part of such a fine organization.

Bleckley's Nobles receives Positive Cheer Athlete award

Bleckley's Nobles receives Positive Cheer Athlete award

Logan Nobles, who just last month graduated from BCHS, had one final honor to claim.

Tuesday night, she received the Positive Georgia Positive Cheer Athlete award at ceremonies held in Atlanta. Presenting it was someone quite familiar to sports fans in Georgia, former UGA and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward.

Bleckley 4-H Shotgun Team wins state.

The Bleckley 4-H Senior Shotgun Team won state trap and skeet competition this past weekend in Savnnah.  They will advance to nationals at the end of this month in Nebraska.  To read more, including how you can support their efforts to raise funds for the trip, click here.