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Seamless Summer Nutrition Program ongoing in Cochran,

The Seamless Summer Nutrition Program is currently underway in Cochran, operated by Bleckley County School Nutrition.  Funded by the USDA, it provides free meals to children ages 18 and under.  Meals are provided on site and must be eaten at that location (no takeouts allowed.)  Locations include:  Turner Chapel AME Church, First Baptist Church, The Hangar (FBC Building on Beech Street), Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and the city auditorium.  The program will also make stops at places in the county including Peacn Point and Pecan Grove Apartments.

For other sites or more information, Call April Newby or Kelli Green at (478)934-2821.

Single lane of I-16 to be closed this week.

Those traveling I-16 through Twiggs County this week should be on the lookout for a lane closure near Exit 24 between mile marker 24 and 25. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday that, weather permitting, a single lane would be closed today through May 27 from 7 am-6 pm. The closure is to allow contractors to work on the SR 96 bridge over I-16.

Basketball, Entrepreneurship, camps to be held in Cochran.

Life League will host a pair of camps at Middle Georgia State University's Cochran campus this summer.  Basketball camps for three age group (Junior for students in grades 3-5, Development for students in grades 6-8, and Elite for students in grades 9-12)  will run June 27-20 from 8:30 am-1 pm inside Morris Gym. An Entrepreneurship camp will be held there for rising sixth through twelfth graders July 11-14 from 9-5 pm.

Weather cooperates for BCHS graduation.

Weather cooperates for BCHS graduation.

There was a fear much of the week that Saturday's Bleckley County High School graduation would have to be moved indoors.  Forecasts called for anywhere between a 60 and 80 percent chance of rain.  But the chances faded away by Friday, and ceremonies were held in Royal Stadium Saturday morning.

Bleckley church league softball schedule available for download.

The Bleckley County church softbal league season begins June 31.  You can download the schedule by clicking here.

Bleckley to receive DOT grant money for local safety projects.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Thursday that Bleckley was one of 17 counties in East Central Georgia to receive funds for local safety projects. Funds come from the FY 2016 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant Off-System Safety Program. Bleckley will receive $63,420.17 to install edgelines and centerlines with stop bars along 17 county roads

Former BCHS athletes to be assistant coaches in their sports.

Two former Bleckley County High School athletes will be serving as assistant coaches in sports they participated in.  Both moves came from the FY17 Coaching and Extra Curricular Activities plan approved by the Board of Education at their monthly meeting.

Chara Nobles is the new assistant cheerleading coach.  Nobles, a former cheerleader, replaces Christie Dean who is the new assistant principal of the Bleckley Success Academy.  Nobles, who had been working as a parapro at Bleckley Elementary, will be a teacher at the school next year.

Former Royals baseball player Jacob Byram joins William Barham as assistants to head coach Brad Davis.  Byram, a teacher at Bleckley Elementary, was an assistant middle school baseball coach.  Gary Arnold, who had been a high school assistant baseball coach, moves to the middle school to assist Mike Lee.