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BCHS baseball loses at Mary Persons.

Bleckley saw their seven-game win streak come to an end Monday night with a 6-5 loss in Forsyth to Mary Persons. Chandler Abney went 2 for 3 including his first home run of the season.  The Royals host Jeff Davis Wednesday at 6 pm.

Local churches holding fundraisers April 1.

Two Cochran churches will be out raising funds on April 1.  Turner Chapel AME Church will have both a yard sale as well as be selling fish and chicken plates inside Eastgate Plaza across from Bleckley Pre K.  The yard sale will be in front of the plaza, the fish and chicken plate sale next to Fred's.  Plates are $7.50 and include fish or chicken, potato salad, baked beans, slaw, bread, drink, and cake.  Delivery available.  For information on either fundraiser, call Doris Harris, (478)397-4797.  Proceeds from both events will benefit the church.

Cornerstone Church of Cochran will be holding a yard sale as well as bake sale and hamburgers and hot dogs at their current location, 106 W Dykes St from 8 am-1 pm.   Proceeds will go toward renovations for their future building located at 129 E Beach St.

 

Steady turnout at Friends of the Library Book Sale.

Steady turnout at Friends of the Library Book Sale.

Cochran Bleckley Friends of the Library held their annual Spring Book Sale Saturday at their building, the former BCHS Library on SE Ninth St.  Money raised will go toward various library support projects.  Organizers said turnout was steady.

The next book sale will be in October during CountryFest.

Late run lifts BCHS over Dodge County.

Late run lifts BCHS over Dodge County.

Bleckley and Dodge County were tied 3-3 going into the seventh inning Friday night in Eastman.  Cody Dennis was on second base.  After an out, he tried to take third.  The ball got past the third baseman, allowing him to score. Chandler Abney made the run stand up as the Royals won 4-3.

Dennis went 1 for 2.  Carter Raffield was 2 for 4 with a solo home run and struck out eight in four innings.  Steven Knighton was 2 for 3 with an RBI double.  Abney struck out six in three innings of relief.

BCHS plays at Mary Persons Monday.  JV at 4 pm with varsity to follow.

BCHS football to play first ever spring game.

At a public meet and greet/parent's meeting held Thursday night, new Bleckley County High School head football coach Von Lassiter announced they would be playing a spring game for the first time in school history.   It will be May 19 at Howard High School.

To read more from the evening, click here.

Artist in Oscar-Winning Short Film to be part of Middle Georgia State Arts Festival.

Artist Dan Keplinger, featured in a 2001 Super Bowl commerical as well as the subject of the 2000 Academy Award for Best Short Subject Docmentary entitled King Gimp will be the featured artist at this year's Middle Georgia State Arts Festival.  It's sponsored by MGA's Media, Culture, and the Arts Department.

To read more, click here.

Cochran church to host Bingo

Strong Tower Ministries located at 186 E Dykes St in Cochran will host Bingo games March 25 starting at 6 pm. Games are free to play, prizes offered and light refreshments served.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.