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A circle of support at CBRD "Pink Out."

A circle of support at CBRD "Pink Out."

The purple, gold, and white fall baseball and softball uniforms worn by players at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department had a new color added Thursday, pink.  That's because it was "pink out" night for brest cancer awareness.  It gave one team a chance to honor a couple of mothers who are battling the disease.

Lisa Dixon and Kim Fernandez have sons on the 13-14 boys baseball team.  Both are battling breast cancer.  But they were there to watch Parker (Dixon's son) and Jack (Fernandez's son) play.  The team wore pink shirts and signs of support were hung on the dugout.

CBRD officials hope to make next year's pink out bigger.

Cochran Veterans Day parade November 10.

The City of Cochran will hold a Veterans Day Parade November 10 at 6 pm.  According to a relase by organizer Jeff Trawick, the parade is to "let our active duty, veterans  and their family’s know that they are appreciated and that their sacrifices for us have not gone unnoticed."

A Veterans Day service is scheduled for 5:30 pm on the courthouse square.  For more information, email Trawick, jtrawick@cochranpd.com  or call 478-934-4282.

Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department to hold "Pink Out" Thursday.

The Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department will hold a "Pink Out" during Thursday's fall league softball and baseball games.  Everyone attending is asked to wear something pink in honor or memory of someone who has fought or is fighting breast cancer.  Games start at 6 pm.

BCHS Homecoming Queen crowned.

BCHS Homecoming Queen crowned.

Charity Thompson was crowned the 2014 Bleckley County High School Homecoming Queen during halftime of Friday night's football game versus Monticello.  To see pictures of the court, click here.

BCHS to celebrate Homecoming Friday night.

Bleckley County High School will crown their 2014 Homecoming Queen during halftime of Friday's home football game versus Monticello.  Shonteria Smalls is the reigning queen.  To see the court, click here.

Bleckley Primary holds literacy kickoff event.

Bleckley Primary holds literacy kickoff event.

Bleckley County Primary School held their second annual literarcy kickoff event Thursday afternoon.  Designed to promote reading and get parents involved with reading to their children, it offered a variety of reading and literacy-based activities.  Children could play word games, shop at the book fair, as well as win books at the Book Walk.

Assistant Principal Andrea Williams said it was important to "create a spark for reading" in children that would carry them through life.  The school plans to hold a celebration of Dr. Seus' birthday in March.

Bleckley School System honored at State Capitol for Farm to School Achievements.

Bleckley School System honored at State Capitol for Farm to School Achievements.

Bleckley County Schools received the Golden Radish Award Monday at the State Capitol.  They were one one of 30 school systems to be recognized for "outstanding leadership of school representatives building comprehensive farm to school programs."  Districts were evaluated on their work in ten different activities of farm to school. 

Recognition was done by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge, Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, and Georgia Organics Board Chair Mandy Mahoney.  Bleckley County was recognized at the Silver Level for their accomplishments during the 2013-14 school year which included: