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BCHS cheeerleader receives Positive Athlete award

BCHS cheeerleader receives Positive Athlete award

Bleckley County High School senior Logan Nobles was named thie 2014-15 Positive Athlete Georgia Most Positive Cheerleading Athlete.  

BCHS was first informed Monday. Nobles was one of 65 cheerleaders nominated. In total, over 2100 athletes in 27 sports from 40 counties across Georgia received nominations.

Nobles was a member of the competition, football, and basketball squads this season.

BCHS hosts Tri County Olympics

BCHS hosts Tri County Olympics

The Tri County Olympics were held Tuesday at Bleckley County High School's track.  

Independently funded by organizers, including over $2,500 raised by Bleckley Elementary, the Tri County Olympics were track events for special needs students from Bleckley, Dodge and Pulaski Counties. Events included the standing and running long jump, wheelchair race and softball toss.

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Good turnout for Spring Buddy Ball.

Good turnout for Spring Buddy Ball.

The sixth annual Spring Buddy Ball was held Saturday at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department.  Special needs children from Bleckley, Dodge, and Pulaski Counties got to enjoy a game of baseball with a "buddy," a volunteer who offered a helping hand.  Volunteers included coaches from the middle and high school as well as baseball and softball players.  There were 50 children participating according to Danette Rogers.  After the game, everyone enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch.

Bleckley Relay For Life raises over $6,000.

Bleckley Relay For Life raises over $6,000.

The 2015 Bleckley Relay For Life was held Friday night at the old high school track.  This year's theme was "30 Years Strong."  Eleven teams participated.  Event chair Lauren Gibbs saidn an email that $6,515.56 was raised.  She expressed her thanks to everyone who helped in this year's event.

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BCHS prom walkthrough held.

BCHS prom walkthrough held.

Though there were chances of rain during the week, the weather cooperated for hundreds of Bleckley County High School Juniors and Seniors Saturday night and other family and friends.  The annual prom walkthrough, where people gather around the bus ramp to watch and snap photos as students arrive for the prom, went off without any problems.

To see a photo album from the evening, click here.

Bleckley Relay For Life April 24.

The 2015 Bleckley Relay For Life will be April 24 from 6 pm-2 am at the old high school track located behind Bleckley County Primary School.  This year's theme is "Relay: 30 Years Strong."  There will be food, games, local entertainment, a bounce house for children, and characters from Princesses with a Purpose will be there for photos.

At Relay For Life, people gather to "Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back."  They celebrate those who survive cancer by holding the survivor's lap.  Those who lost their battle to cancer are remembered during the luminaria ceremony. Fighting back comes in via the money raised leading up to and that night with various campsite activities.

For more information on this year's event, email bleckley_relay4life@aol.com 

Band reaches out to help friend, fellow musician.

Band reaches out to help friend, fellow musician.

The Double Barrell Band are well known around Cochran for their entertaining shows filled with classic rock.  Being musicians living in a small town, they know other fellow musicians.  That includes Cochran native Allen Brantely, who for many years sang at local events as well as in church.

So of course the band wanted to do something to help Brantley as he's been battling cancer.  The DBB held a benefit concert Saturday night in the city auditorium.  Donations were taken.  Those attending got to hear many of the band's familiar numbers as well as some new ones.  Though Brantley couldn't attend, Kelly Hitchcock (son in law) spoke thanking the audience for their prayers and support.