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BCHS state champion cross country teams recognized at football game.

BCHS state champion cross country teams recognized at football game.

Friday was a good day for Bleckley County High School cross country.  The boys won their second straight state title, the girls their first at the state championship meet in Carolton.  It was the first time both the boys and girls team of any sport had won state titles on the same day in school history.

Carl Ellis Corley defended his individual state title for the boys.  Macy Moe finished third for the girls. Though the teams didn't make it back in time to be recognized during Senior Night held before the final football game versus Southwest, they came onto the field at halftime to the cheers of the crowd.

A "souper" day at BCMS.

A "souper" day at BCMS.

Tuesday was "Souper Hero Day" at Bleckley County Middle School.  Many students and faculty donned their favorite super hero shirts.  Special guests for the second annual event done as part of Red Ribbon Week were first responders as well as Cochran Police Officers, Bleckley Sheriff's Deputies, and members of both the Cochran and Bleckley County Fire Departments.  They enjoyed a special lunch which included soup, sandwiches, salads, and deserts.

In speaking to students during lunch, Principal Michelle Dyal said the purpose of the day was to "honor the local super heroes who look after us and keep us safe."

Homecoming Queen crowned at BCHS.

Homecoming Queen crowned at BCHS.

Bleckley County High School celebrated Homecoming Friday night.  Hanna Dykes was crowned 2016 Queen.  You can view the entire court by clicking here.

Good turnout for Fall Buddy Ball.

Good turnout for Fall Buddy Ball.

With morning temperatures in the upper 50's making feel like fall, the 14th annual Fall Buddy Ball game was held Saturday morning at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department.  There were 70 special needs children from Bleckley, Dodge, and Pulaski Counties participating in the baseball game designed for those who normally wouldn't get to participate in team sports.

Each athlete was assisted by "buddies."  The volunteers included members of the BCMS and BCHS softball teams, BCHS baseball teams, as well as BCHS Competition Cheerleaders and Middle Georgia State University baseball and softball players.  After the games and trophy presentations, everyone enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch.

Spring Buddy Ball will be April 29, 2017.

BCHS One Act to honor memory of local "music man."

BCHS One Act to honor memory of local "music man."

Louis Foster in many ways, was Cochran's "music man."  Foster served as band director for both Bleckley County Middle School and Bleckley County High School for many years as well as teaching music at Middle Georgia State University.  He passed away earlier this summer after a brief illness.

Bleckley County High School One Act Play will be honoring the memory of Foster with their competition piece.  At this weekend's fundraising talent shows A Night with the Strars, it was announced that this year's one act performance,The Music Man, would be dedicated to the memory of Foster.

Community performances of one act will be held in October.  Region 3-AA competition will be hosted by BCHS.

Cochran church opening food bank August 19.

Faith Temple Precious Faith Ministries located at 383 GA 87 in Cochran will open their food bank to local residents August 19 from 4:30-5:30 pm.  Call Sherri Ligon, (478)298-2844, for more information.

Cochran Dairy Queen raises money for Children's Miracle Network.

Cochran Dairy Queen raises money for Children's Miracle Network.

Cochran Dairy Queen participated in Miracle Treat Day held July 30.  The event is a fundraiser done by DQ restaurants nationwide for the Children's Miracle Network in which ten percent of all Blizzard sales go to the local area's CMN hospital.  

Owner Ali Momin said they sold 1,100 Blizzards.  He estimated the money raised from sales, personal donations, and balloon sales to be between $1,500 and $1,600.