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BCHS holds off Schley County.

BCHS holds off Schley County.

Bleckley built a 5-0 lead Wednesday against Schley County, only to see the Lady Wildcats tie the game 6-6.  The Lady Royals though would score a run in the sixth and hold on for a 7-6 win.  Read more on the game here.  BC will make up the postponed September 12 home game against Dublin this Monday at 5:30 pm.

Middle Georgia State OTA Program organizing support group for parents of special needs children.

Parents of children with physical, mental, or emotional special needs in Cochran are invited to the first meeting of a new support group being organized by faculty and students of Middle Georgia State University's Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree Program. The first meeting will be September 25 from 5:30-6:30 pm in room 108 of Roberts Library located at the corner of Ann and Second Streets. Program lecturer Lauren Padgett Grey said in a release they realized through their work that many parents needed organized support not available locally. She added "We wanted to see if we could help meet a need those parents have as they advocate for their children." Parents with questions before the meeting can contact Gray, (478)934-3114, lauren.padgett@mga.edu

GDOT awards grant for widening of US 23 between Bleckley, Dodge counties.

GDOT awards grant for widening of US 23 between Bleckley, Dodge counties.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced the awarding of a $42.3 million dollar grant to Everett Dykes Grassing Co. for the widening of 9.5 miles of US 23 starting south of SR 257 in Bleckley/Dodge Counties going just outside Log Cabin Road in Eastman. The project calls for two, 12-foot lanes in each direction with a grass median. Anticipated completion time is October 31, 2021. The grant is related to the ongoing widening project of US 23/SR 87 starting above Foskey Road and going to Dykes Circle. It puts a grade separation at the Norfolk Southern Railroad and SR 87 by way of an overpass bridge. The project connects the existing five-lane section outside of Cochran with the four-lane section north of Cochran. Everett Dykes Grassing also received the grant for this $21.3 million project. Anticipated completion date is August 31, 2020.

BCHS gets past East Laurens.

BCHS gets past East Laurens.

Despite standing 10 runners, the Lady Royals got back in the win column, defeating East Laurens 5-0 Tuesday afternoon.  Landa Dominy went 2 for 3 with a double.  Abbey Sims was 2 for 4 with 1 RBI.  BCH hosts Schley County today at 5:30 pm.

BCHS unable to hold late lead versus Dodge County.

BCHS unable to hold late lead versus Dodge County.

Down 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth Monday against Dodge County, Bleckley scored three runs with two outs. However, the Lady Indians loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh, scoring four times.  It would prove to be enough as the Lady Royals lost 8-5.  Read more on the game here.

BC hosts East Laurens today at 5:30 pm.

Middle Georgia State showing film as part of discussion on First Amendment issues.

Middle Georgia State University Library will sponsor a free showing of "I Am Not Your Negro", September 25 at 6 pm inside Walker Hall auditorium on the Cochran campus. It's part of a film series designed to help generate discussion of First Amendment issues. Post film discussion will be led by Dr. Andre Nicholson, assistant professor of Communication Studies.

Four innings enough for Bleckley to beat Washington County again.

BCHS wrapped up their season series with Washington County Saturday morning, making up a previous rainout. Just as when the teams met Thursday in Sandersville, it took the Lady Royals just four innings to prevail, winning 13-1.  Aliyah Whitehead was 2 for 2 with 1 RBI. Bailey Odom went 2 for 3 with 1 RBI, and also struck out eight while throwing a two-hitter. Miranda Pearson went 2 for 3. Caroline Thrower went 1 for 2 with an RBI double. Bleckley hosts Dodge County Monday at 5:30 pm.