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BCHS boys cross country run into the history books.

BCHS boys cross country run into the history books.

Bleckley County High School cross country has a reputation for success.  The program has produced many top individual runners including Josh Myers and Ashley Arnold.  Both the boys and girls teams have dominated region this past decade.

Saturday, the Runnin' Royals added a state title to their prestige as the boys finished first in Carrolton.  It was the first team state title for Bleckley in cross country.  Carl Ellis Corley led the way with an individual state title, capping an undefeated season.

The girls also had a good day, finishing eight.  That night, a group of parents and supporters gathered along Second Street for an impromptu welcome home rally.  Escorted by law enforcement, the bus stopped between the courthouse and post office where fans could hug, take pictures of, and congratulate both teams.

One more night for treats in Cochran.

One more night for treats in Cochran.

Halloween was last Saturday.  But children in Cochran had one more chance to dress up and get candy Friday night at a Trunk or Treat hosted by Bleckley PTO.  Faculty from both the primary and elementary schools decorated their "trunks" in areas at the old high school baseball field with different themes, offering a variety of games and activities.

There a contest awarding the top three "trunks" for both the primary and elementary school.  Each was awarded a cash prize that could be spent on their classroom as they chose.  Proceeds from the night will go to both the primary and elementary schools for expenses such as art supplies and field trips.

Pilot Club of Cochran accepting orders for Lite-a-Lite.

The Pilot Club of Cochran is currently taking orders for Christmas lights.  The lights, that can be purchased via donation in honor or memory of someone, will be on the tree that will be lit December 4 before the annual Christmas parade.  Forms (available here) along with check made payable to Pilot Club of Cochran, can be mailed to 142 Wood Oak Circle, Cochran, GA 31014 before November 16.

BCHS crowns Homecoming Queen.

BCHS crowns Homecoming Queen.

Bleckley County High School senior Ellen Powell has gained noteriety for her running skills having won indvidual championships in both cross country and track.  Friday night, she won a new title, Homecomng Queen.  Powell was crowned the 2015 Homecoming Queen during halftime of the football game between BCHS and Macon County.

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Bleckley County Senior Center collecting supplies for SC flood victims.

The Bleckley County Senior center is collecting supplies for flood victims in South Carolina.  Items needed include toiletries and clothing.  The supplies will be delivered this Saturday.  Donations can be dropped off at the center, 165 Peacock Street in Cochran.  For more information, call Anita Purser, (478)934-3223.

Bleckley School System honored at State Capitol.

The Bleckley County School System was honored Wednesday in Atlanta with the Golden Radish Award.  According to a release, the award is "a state-wide farm to school distinction which acknowledges the outstanding leadership of school representatives building comprehensive farm to school programs."

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BCHS Senior a National Merit Scholarship Corporation Commended Student.

BCHS Senior a National Merit Scholarship Corporation Commended Student.

Bleckley County High School senior Cassidy Fountain was named a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  She received her Letter of Commendation by principal Dr. Trey Belflower Monday.

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