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Anti-bullying event coming to BCMS.

Willie Raines, leader of The Power Team, and motivational speaker, will bring his "Only You Can Prevent Bullying" event to the Bleckley County Middle School gym October 24 at 6:30 pm.  Parents of all Bleckley students are invited to attend.  Topics to be discussed include anti-bullying, drug and alchohol awareness, academic excellence, and character building.  Light refreshments will follow.

Fall Festivals at Bleckley Churches.

Go here to view a partial listing of fall festivals at Bleckley churches.  Your church can be included in the article by emailing BleckleyProgress@aol.com

Book signing at Cochran Library October 24.

Melanie Dempsey, author of "To Catch the Sun," will hold a book signing October 24 inside the conference room at the Tessie W Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library.   It's sponsored by Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library and the Cochran Women's Club.

Literacy Night, Fall Festival, at Bleckley Primary October 21.

Bleckley Primary will hold Literacy Night October 21 from 4-6 pm.   Book Fair will be open.  Win books at the Book Walk, swap old book at the Book Swap.  Lieracy games, parents can learn reading secrets from teachers.  First 50 students attending get a prize.  Ten $10 Book Fair gift certificates for students will be drawn.   Games, giant slides, bounce house at the old baseball field behind the school from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Free showings of It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown at 6:45 and 7:30 pm.  Purchase tickets for games and activities, concessions available.

Friends of the Library Old Book Sale October 21.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library will hold an old book sale September 21 from 9 am-5 pm at the old BCHS Library, 195 SE Ninth St.  Wide selection of books including, romance, mystery, reference, children's, biography, much more.  Prices range $.25 to $3.  Proceeds benefit the Tessie W Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library.  For more information, visit Friends of the Library on Facebook.

Cochran-Bleckley CountryFest October 21.

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce presents CountryFest October 21. Festival from 10 am-5 pm in downtown Cochran featuring arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment, and a kid's pit stop sponsored by local churches. Street Dance from 5-9 pm with the Southbound Nomads at 5 followed by the MidLife Chryslers from 6-9 pm. Purchase tickets now for a 50/50 raffle, $1 each, drawing at 6 pm that night. You do not have to be present to win. Call the chamber for more information, (478)934-2965.

Return to the Jungle of Nool with BCHS One Act October 17.

Bleckley County High School One Act Play will hold community performances of this year’s selection, Seussical, October 17 and 20.  It will be the third time BCHS has done the play for their competition piece, winning region the previous two times.  Start times are 7:30 pm that Tuesday, 7 pm on Friday.  Admission is $5 adults, $3 students.