The Lady Royals tried again to get some pre season softball work in by traveling to Southern Pines for a scrimmage tournament hosted by West Laurens. After about an hour weather delay, Bleckley took the field versus the host Lady Raiders. But in the fourth inning, a warning from the lightning detector cleared all fields. Conditions never improved and with rain falling an hour later, games were cancelled.
BCHS will try again Monday, traveling to Rochelle to play Wilcox County in a doubleheader.
The annual prayer walk for Bleckley schools will be August 2 at 6 p.m.
A brief service will be held inside the high school gym. People are then invited to span out to the high school, as well as Bleckley Elementary, Primary, and Middle School, to walk the hallways and pray for students, teachers, and administrators.
First Baptist Church will hold their second annual backpack and school supply giveaway July 25 from 2 p.m. until supplies run out. They will also have copies of school supply lists to help parents with required supplies for each grade.
The drive is sponsored by First Baptist, Macedonia, Ruth and Union Hill Baptist Churches. First Baptist is located at 101 S. Second St.
Community leaders including Senator Ross Tolleson, current and former college employees, and their spouses gathered in Alderman Hall at the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State University Tuesday afternoon for a celebration of "the newest U." Cochran mayor and former Middle Georgia College president Dr. Michael Stoy read a proclamation declaring Tuesday "Middle Georgia State University day."
MGA president Dr. Christopher Blake spoke about goals for the university going forward and led guests in a toast to it at the end.
Communities in Schools/Family Connection of Cochran-Bleckley County and Walmart of Cochran are collecting school supplies for Bleckley students. Throughout July, a donation bucket will be at the storefront where donations of school supplies can be dropped off.
Those supplies will be collected weekly by employees and distributed to schools before the first day of school on August 6. Please contact Regina Smith, 478-934-4300, for more information.