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Longtime Bleckley teacher comes out of retirement to help friend battling cancer.
Longtime Bleckley teacher comes out of retirement to help friend battling cancer.

When school started this past Friday in Cochran, Elaine Bates was teaching at Bleckley County Middle School.  After being retired for two years, Bates didn't see herself there.  But in her words "God had a different plan."  That plan involved her returning to the classroom to help out her former student, coworker, and friend Jeannie Allen, who was diagnosed this summer with cancer.

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