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Welcome home celebration for Bleckley pastor planned

Welcome home celebration for Bleckley pastor planned

A "Welcome home PK" celebration for FIrst Baptist Church of Cochran Pastor Keith Rustin will be held April 26 at Hillside Family RV Park.  

Rustin returned home April 3 after spending over two months in various hospitals due to illness.  Admission is free and will feature gospel music and food.  For more information, call 478-934-6944.  

Hillside RV Park is located 592 Georgia Highway 87 South.

Eleventh annual Bible Reading Marathon April 25

Eleventh annual Bible Reading Marathon April 25

The eleventh annual Bible Reading Marathon kicks off April 25 at 6 pm on the Bleckley courthouse square running through May 1.  Opening ceremonies guest speaker is state Senator Ross Tolleson with the Turner Chapel A.M.E. men's choir providing speical music.  

Readings start that Friday at 7 p.m. with closing ceremonies concluding on May 1, the National Day of Prayer starting at 8:30 a.m.  For more information, contact Jerri Tuck, 478-230-8316.

Pork chop plate sale to benefit Bleckley couple's adoption efforts

Pork chop plate sale to benefit Bleckley couple's adoption efforts

Jared and Lori Denton of Cochran are in the final stages of adopting Ty, a child from China.  

To help raise funds needed for bringing him here, the Dentons along with friends are selling tickets for a pork chop dinner.  

Tickets are $8 and the plate includes a smoked pork chop, green beans, corn on the cob, bread, and desert.  

Plates can be picked up April 18 from 5-7 pm at Lakeview Baptist Church, 203 Lakeview Church Road, in Cochran.

To purchase tickets call Lori Denton, 478-235-9993 or Michelle Knighton, 478-595-0399.

Lady Royals basketball player signs with Middle Georgia State College.

Lady Royals basketball player signs with Middle Georgia State College.

BCHS guard Tia Troup signed with Middle Georgia State College Thursday morning in the high school cafeteria. Troup, a former 4-AA Player of the Year, was a first team selection to this year's all region team.  She averaged 14.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.5 steals, and 5.1 assists per game this season for the Lady Royals.

Easter events at Bleckley churches

Easter events at Bleckley churches

Here are some of the upcoming Easter activities scheduled for churches in Bleckley County.  If you would like your church's service or other event listed, please email BleckleyProgress@aol.com 

April 11-13: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church adult choir presents The Road To Glory.  Performances are at 7 pm that Friday and Saturday, 6 pm on Sunday.

April 12:  Limestone Baptist Church- Egg hunt at the softball field 1-2 pm.

April 18, 20: Behold The Lamb presented by Bethany Baptist Church choir.  April 18 at 7 pm in the city auditorium, April 20 during 11 am service.

April 18- Limestone Baptist Church- Good Friday service at 7 pm.

"Hamburgers" at the BCHS prom

"Hamburgers" at the BCHS prom

It's been an exciting few weeks for Bleckley County High School senior Hunter Heath.  The well-liked special needs student got to attend when his friend Bryant Trice signed to play baseball with East Georgia College.  

He turned 19 on March 22.

Leading up to his birthday, mom Margaret Spielman created a Facebook page entitled "Hamburgers for Hunter" where people were invited to post photos of themselves holding up two fingers.  It's Hunter's sign for "hamburgers" and he does it when taking a picture.

The page, still active, drew over 1,00 likes and pictures from celebrities including Jason Aldean.  Saturday night, the BCHS prom was held.  Hunter attended with Kadijah Frederick of Hawkinsville.  Both stopped at the walkthrough and of course gave the "hamburger" sign for the picture.

Horses training for Hawkinsville Harness Festival

 

Dozens of horses were training on Friday for the 41st Annual Harness Festival.