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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.

Local church helps Bleckley residents with needed school supplies.

Local church helps Bleckley residents with needed school supplies.

First Baptist Church held their third annual Back to School backpack and school supply at their Hangar building Saturday.  Hundreds came to get backpacks, crayons, binders, and other supplies donated by church members. Volunteers from the church were there to assist, checking grade school supply lists and helping fix backpacks to ensure everyone got what they needed for school.  Organizers say 300 backpacks were given away.

Cochran Police holding National Night Out street party August 2.

The Cochran Police Department will be a part of this year's National Night Out August 2.  National Night Out is designed to promote police-community relations.  A street party is planned for 6-9 pm that evening on the lawn, 102 N. Second St.  According to a promotional release, the event will feature activities including slides, bounce house, rock wall, corn hole, and a dunking booth.  There will also be food such as pizza, cotton candy, and popcorn.  The Cochran Fire Department will be in attendance handing out smoke detectors.