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Three Royal football players selected to East-West All Star game.

Three members of the BCHS football team were selcted this week for the Georgia Sports Association East-West All Star Game.  They are Shamar Slappy, Antavis Robertson, and Tije'a Randall.  The game will be December 20 at the Ed Defore Sports Complex with a 1 pm kickoff.

Former Lady Royal has good game in Middle Georgia State win.

Former Lady Royal has good game in Middle Georgia State win.

Former BCHS basketball player Tia Troup had 12 points, six rebounds, and four assists as Middle Georgia State College moved to 4-0 on the season with an 81-55 home victory Wednesday night.  MGA hosts Bethel University Saturday at 2 pm.

Bleckley girl scolded for dyeing hair returns to school

Bleckley County freshman Maegan Galloway is back at school Wednesday - and she's less blue.

She dyed her hair over the weekend and said an administrator told her she couldn't return to school until she returned her hair to a natural color because the bright blue was "distracting."

Her mother told 13WMAZ that principal Trey Belflower called Tuesday night saying Maegan could return to school and keep the blue just as long as it was toned down.

Her blue hair sparked a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #savetheblue which garnered a lot of support for the student - and her bright blue hair.

Maegan said she had no idea the Twitter campaign would blow up like it did.

Mobile updates from Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department available.

The Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department is now offering mobile updates for registrations and game cancellations.  To sign up, text CBRD1 to 84483.

UPDATE: Rolison enters guilty plea in Keyes murder


Robert Rolison, the Pulaski County teenager accused of killing a college classmate last year, could plead guilty Monday.

WXIA in Atlanta reports that the family of Jmaal Keyes, Rolison's alleged victim, expects him to plead guilty to murder and be sentenced to life.

Tim Vaughn, district attorney for the Oconee Judicial Circuit, confirmed that Rolison is due to appear in court Monday.

But he declined to comment on what will happen.

So far, investigators haven't commented on how Keyes was killed or why.

Royals season ends in round one of playoffs.

BCHS won their final three games to finish at .500 and secure a third place seed in the AA state football playoffs. Their season ended in round one with a 52-37 loss at  Jefferson County Friday night.

Greek Life coming to Middle Georgia State College.

The Office of Student Life at Middle Georgia State College announced Thursday that fraternity Theta Xi, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, will establish a colony at Middle Georgia State in 2015.  Scotty Rainwater, Assistant Director of Student Life at MGA, said his office had been working over the past year to reasearch and coordinate the implimentation of Greek Life on campus.  Those efforts included a Greek Life Implementation Team comprised of students, faculty, and staff.

Rainwater said they were still looking for other Greek organizations to join.  Students, regardless of the campus they attend, will be encouraged to participate.  However, Greek Life is currently limited to the Cochran campus as it has the available student housing needed to accomdate new Greek organizations.

For more information, contact Rainwater, 478-934-3152, or scotty.rainwater@mga.edu