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Softball tournament helps kids with back to school shopping.

Softball tournament helps kids with back to school shopping.

Though school is already in session, a couple of local residents decided they wanted to do something to help children purchase clothing and supplies for school. So, Scott Williams and Shane Savant organized a co-ed softball tournament that was also sponsored by Bret Huett and Country Financial, held at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department Saturday.

 

It had seven teams, players from Bleckley, Dodge, Pulaski, Laurens, and Bacon Counties. A home run derby was held, won by BCHS Junior Brody Little. Weather did affect the tournament. There was an hour rain delay, the championship game between the Whompers and Benchwarmers was called in the fifth due to lighting. Both teams were declared co-champions. The tournament raised over $1,500.

A good way to honor Mrs. Barbra.

A good way to honor Mrs. Barbra.

The Red Cross held a blood drive in the Bleckley County Extension Office main room. People were asked to come and donate in honor of Barbra Cook. Cook, a local resident and volunteer for over 18 years, missed as she's recovering from a minor stroke. The goal was 26 donations, 36 people showed up. Three people were unable to give, so the final total was 33. The next blood drive is October 21.

Community Back to School Bash August 2.

A commnity back to school bash will be held August 2 from 5 to 8 pm in Eastgate Plaza (across from Bleckley Pre-K) in Cochran.  Sponsored by Communities in Schools/Family Connection, the event will feature a school supply giveaway, touch a truck, food, games, waterslide, informational booth, bounce house, and much more.

Bleckley Fire Department celebrates opening of new station.

Bleckley Fire Department celebrates opening of new station.

The Bleckley County Fire Department celebrated the opening of the seventh fire station with a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration.  Attended by firefighters, families, plus other special guests, the new station is located on Antioch Road.  

Church helps feed football players physically and spiritually.

Church helps feed football players physically and spiritually.

Bleckley County High School football hosted OTA's Wednesday with several other schools.  That night, First Baptist Church held an outdoor event for the players and coaches.  Pizza, bottled water, plenty of snacks.  Plus, an FCA event was held featuring the church praise band as well as two guest speakers.

Church VBS collects donations for Appalachian mission.

Church VBS collects donations for Appalachian mission.

Cochran FIrst United Methodist Church held Vacation Bible School this past week.  Their theme was "Fixer Upper: Wait 'til you see what God can do."  For their mission project, supplies and cash were collected that will go to the Red Bird Mission in Appalachia, Kentucky.

Cochran Police provide special sendoff for pageant queens headed to state.

Cochran Police provide special sendoff for pageant queens headed to state.

Bleckley County will be well-represented at this weekend's Miss Georgia Forestry State Pageant in Tifton with three queens competing for state.  Teeny Miss Bleckley County Forestry Dollie Rose Greene, Tiny Miss Bleckley County Forestry Avery Beth Mullis, and Little Miss Bleckley County Forestry Colleen Tyner.  Thursday moning Chief of Police Chris Coley and Officer Brittany Slaw escorted a convoy carrying the three queens from Bleckley Pre-K to La Cabana.