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Cochran Dairy Queen raises over $1,000 on Miracle Treat Day

Cochran Dairy Queen raises over $1,000 on Miracle Treat Day

Cochran Dairy Queen owner Ali Momin announced Monday that the restaurant raised $1,383 from donations and sales on Miracle Treat Day held August 14.  

Money raised will go to the Children's Hospital at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.  

Momin thanked everyone who volunteered their time as well all those who donated or stopped by.

Ga. officials offer online deer hunting application


SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are encouraging deer hunters to fill out an online application that will allow them to participate in this season's deer quota hunt.

Officials from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division officials say the deadline to submit an application for deer quota hunting is Sept. 1.

Game management chief John Bowers says the state has seen a 25 to 30 percent increase in the number of deer quota hunt applications over the past few years and more young people are getting involved in hunting.


Royals varsity prevails in scrimmage versus Irwin County

Royals varsity prevails in scrimmage versus Irwin County

Cody Evans had a 33-yard touchdown pass to Antavis Robertson and Tae Holiday had a touchdown run as the Bleckley varsity edged Irwin County 14-13 in three quarters of scrimmage football played Friday in Cochran.  The Indians had gotten within one on a touchdown run with 2:57 left then recovered a fumbled kickoff on the Royal 35.  But the Bleckley defense held on fourth down.

Irwin's Junior Varisty won their quarter 21-0.  Bleckley opens the regular season August 22 at home versus Dodge County.  Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.  A "Royal Walk" is set for 6 p.m.  Fans are invited to line up by the fieldhouse to cheer on players as they enter for pregame practice.

Rochelle settles lawsuit over sewage problems


The city of Rochelle agreed to make $830,000 in sewer repairs and upgrades to settle a federal lawsuit filed by residents.

They claimed their homes and property were flooded with raw sewage because of leaks in the city's sewer lines.

Rochelle plans to install new sewer pipes, manholes and a new pumping station by the end of November.

Jeffery Monroe, attorney for the city of Rochelle, says they felt the lawsuit, filed last summer, was unnecessary because improvements to the city's sewer lines were already in the works.

But Alisa Coe, an attorney with EarthJustice who represented the citizens, says when they filed the lawsuit last summer, there were no specific plans on paper.

EarthJustice is a non-profit environmental law firm that agreed to take the case after the citizens contacted them and asked for help.

Weather affects events involving BCHS teams

Weather affects events involving BCHS teams

Rain and thunderstorms adversely affected a pair of events involving Bleckley County High School Sports teams. Friday's Meet the Players football event and scrimmage set for Royal Stadium was cancelled due to rain and Thunderstorms.  Bleckley will host a scrimmage versus Irwin County August 15 at 7:30 pm.

The Lady Royals traveled to Nahunta Friday for "Softball in the Swamp" hosted by Brantley County High School.  BC defeated Long County 16-7 but saw their contest versus Charlton County suspended due to weather.  The team had to be back at the field at 9 am Saturdaymorning to complete it.  Players and coaches said they did not arrive at their hotel until 2 am. 

Princesses with a Purpose among volunteers for Miracle Treat Day

Princesses with a Purpose among volunteers for Miracle Treat Day

Cochran Dairy Queen will participate in Miracle Treat Day on August 14.  The store will donate $1 from all Blizzard sales and ten percent of all other sales to the Children's Hospital at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. Several local celebrities were announced as volunteers who would be working behind the counter that day.

They include cast members from Princesses with a Purpose begining at 4 p.m.  Two names guaranteed are the Frozen sisters.  Others volunteering their time include Middle Georgia State College President Dr. Christopher Blake from noon-1 pm, members of both the Cochran Police Department and Bleckley Sheriff's Office, members of the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, and administrators as well as other employees from the Bleckley School System.

Over a hundred walked and prayed Wednesday night for Pulaski County Schools.


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Some people in Pulaski County want to plan for a safe, productive school year. They believe the path to doing that is prayer for teachers and students.That's why they decided to walk and pray for each school in the district Wednesday evening.

"I just pray for these coaches and the staff, that you will be with them God," said leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Michelle Simmons, as she prayed for with the Hawkinsville High School football team.

The evening was not only for prayer. Fifth grader Seth England said "It was one of my first time speaking in a big group."