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Cochran council votes to fly Christian flag over city hall


CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated the incorrect location of the flag.

Cochran City Manager Richard Newbern said the city council voted to wave the Christian Flag over city hall.

Councilman Gary Ates said he made the motion for the flag to stay up. He said the council voted to keep it up 5 to 1. "The city manager took the flag down because an attorney said we could have a problem," said Ates.

Ates said, "The people of Cochran came to a city council meeting and said 'let's put the flag back up'," said Ates.

Ates said about 75 to 100 people requested it to be put up again.

"It was the right thing to do," said Ates.

We reached out to other Cochran city officials; none of them could be reached for comment.

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Bleckley Kindergarten registration April 30.

Registration for 2015-16 Kindergarten at Bleckley Primary School will be held April 30 from 8 am-2 pm.  The school asks the following items be brought to make copies of:  birth certificate, immunization record, social security card, ear, eye, and dental form and proof of residency.  Children are welcomed, but not required to attend.  All children attending must be age 5 on or before September 1.  Those enrolled in Pre K at Bleckley Learning Center will be automatically registered.  Contact Bleckley Primary with any questions, 478-934-2280. 

Another postponement for BCHS baseball.

Wet field conditions forced the postponement of today's BCHS baseball game at Putnam County.  It has been rescheduled for April 23 at 5 pm.  The previously scheduled doubleheader at Fitzgerald has been cancelled.

Board of Regents approves second master's degree for Middle Georgia State.

Middle Georgia State College announced Wednesday that the University Board of Regents had approved the second master's degree for the soon to be university,  a master of science in nursing with a major in adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner.  The first master's degree in infromation technology, was approved when MGA was granted university status March 18.

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Weather postpones BCHS baseball at Jeff Davis.

Today's Bleckley County High School baseball game at Jeff Davis has been postponed due to weather.  It will be made up April 24 at 6 pm in Hazlehurst.

Changes to BCHS baseball schedule

It was announced Tuesday that the Bleckley County High School baseball game versus Putnam County was rescheduled for this Thursday in Eatonton.  Game time remains 5 pm.  Also, the Royals will now close out the regular season with a doubleheader at Fitzgerald April 23.  Game one starts at 4:30 pm.  Bleckley was originally scheduled to play a home and home series with the Hurricanes but had to cancel the April 21 game to make up a rainout versus Lamar County.

BCHS tennis teams win region.

Both the Bleckley County High School boys and girls won the Region 4-AA tennis championship Tuesday.  The tournament was played in Cochran.  Both faced Lamar County in the finals with the boys winning 3-1, the girls 3-0.  It was the 17th straight boys region title and ten straight for the girls.

State playoffs versus the fourth seed from 3-AA begin next week in Cochran.