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A night of arts at the BCHS auditorium May 7.

The Bleckley County High School Royal Singers will have their final show and senior recognition show May 7 at 6:30 pm in the high school auditorium.  Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students.  Following the show at 7:30, the annual Spring Art Show featuring works by students in Robin Faulk's art classes will be held.  It's free and open to the public.

Twelfth annual Bible Reading Marathon opening ceremonies May 1.

The 12th annual Bible Reading Marathon, sponsored by the Cochran-Bleckley Ministerial Alliance and International Bible Reading Association,  will be May 1-7 at the Bleckley Courthouse square.  Opening ceremonies are set for that Friday at 6 pm.  Charlie Tuck, Chaplina of American Legion Post 107, will open the ceremony with the blowing of the Shofar.  Retiring Bleckley school superintendent will be featured speaker.  Special music by Norris Copeland and Valerie Davis of Veterans High School.

Hayden Leverette, the five-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Collin Leverette, will be the first reader.  For more information, contact BRM Facilitator Jerri Tuck, 478-230-8316.

Jazz Knights at the Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance Friday.

The Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance will hold another Jazz Knights April 24 at 7:30 pm.  Music will be provided by the Middle Georgia State Jazz Ensemble.  Admission is free, donations accepted at the coffee bar.  Refreshments will be available.  The Arts Alliance building is located at 113 E Dykes Street.

Sixth annual Spring Buddy Ball set for May 2.

The sixth annual Spring Buddy Ball will be held May 2 at the Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department.  It's a game of baseball for special needs children who would not normally get to participate in team sports and is open to children in Bleckley, Dodge, and Pulaski counties.  Games start at 10 am and will be played on foulr fields.  Participants are asked to arrive by 9:45 to ensure getting a T-Shirt.  

Lunch will be provided afterwards.  For more information, contact Danette Rogers, 478-934-2280, or Kathy Simmons, 478-374-6489.

BCHS prom walkthrough held.

BCHS prom walkthrough held.

Though there were chances of rain during the week, the weather cooperated for hundreds of Bleckley County High School Juniors and Seniors Saturday night and other family and friends.  The annual prom walkthrough, where people gather around the bus ramp to watch and snap photos as students arrive for the prom, went off without any problems.

To see a photo album from the evening, click here.

Bleckley Kindergarten registration April 30.

Registration for 2015-16 Kindergarten at Bleckley Primary School will be held April 30 from 8 am-2 pm.  The school asks the following items be brought to make copies of:  birth certificate, immunization record, social security card, ear, eye, and dental form and proof of residency.  Children are welcomed, but not required to attend.  All children attending must be age 5 on or before September 1.  Those enrolled in Pre K at Bleckley Learning Center will be automatically registered.  Contact Bleckley Primary with any questions, 478-934-2280. 

Fundraiser to benefit local man's medical expenses.

The family and friends of Danny Tillman are currently selling tickets for either a smoked pork chop sandwich or a smoked chicken, chips, and cake for $7.  Tillman, a deacon at Faith Temples Precious Faith Ministries in Cochran, recently lost a leg.  Proceeds from the event will go toward medical expenses.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 478-298-2944 or 478-298-2943.  Pickup is April 25 from 11 am-1 pm at Harvey's in Cochran.