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Bleckley 911 Center now set up in mobile command.

Since lightning struck the building Thursday night, the Bleckley 911 center has operated out of the Cochran Fire Department.  Early Monday afternoon, they moved in to a Georgia Emergency Management Agency mobile command (RV.)  Dispatch Supervisor Rebecca Reid said in a text message all administration and 911 lines are up and running.

Cochran church holding fifth Sunday night sing.

Limestone Baptist Church located at 874 Hwy 257 will hold a fifth Sunday night sing featuring Darrell and Dawn Ritchie from Lawrenceville July 31 at 6 pm.  A love offering will be taken and refreshments will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Georgia DOT suspending lane closures for sales tax holiday weekend.

People out and about shopping for tax free clothing and school supplies next weekend will get a helping hand from the Georgia Department of Transportation. They announced today that all construction lane closures within five miles of a shopping mall or major shopping district would be suspended from July 30 at 10 to July 31 at 10 pm. You can find a list of tax free items by clicking the link.  

The DOT reminds everyone to exercise caution due to increased traffic and says crews may still be working in close proximity to some highways. They also remind everyone that safety concerns may force some long-term lane closures and incident management or emergency, maintenance-related lane closures could take place.

Good preseason for BCHS softball continues.

The Lady Royals had an early morning Wednesday, traveling to Ellaville for a pair of scrimmage games versus Schley County starting at 10 am.  Bleckley won both, 8-2 and 8-3.  They will play scrimmage games at home versus Telfair County at Hawkinsville July 26 starting at 4 pm.

 

Proposed Bleckley Virtual School tabled.

According to the minutes from Tuesday's monthly Board of Education meeting, the minimum number of registration forms for a proposed virtual/online school hadn't been received. Superintendent Steve Smith said the project would be tabled until next spring.

A perfect ending to the Paw Print Classic for BCHS.

A perfect ending to the Paw Print Classic for BCHS.

Bleckley softball wrapped up Paw Print Classic play with three more wins Tuesday.  They defeated former region foe Monticello 6-5, shut out Jackson High School 6-0 and closed out the day 14-2 over Starr's Mill.

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Freshman hits first home run as part of good day for BCHS softball.

Freshman hits first home run as part of good day for BCHS softball.

The Bleckley County High School softball team traveled to Forsyth Monday as they've done the past several years for the Paw Print Classic hosted by Mary Persons High School.  For the first time since 2011, there is a JV squad.  

Monday saw players from both get time on the field.  It was a good day for the Lady Royals as they got 4-2 wins over Mary Persons team one and West Laurens as well as an 8-1 win over Peach County.  In the Peach County game, freshman Emily Sanders hit her first career home run.  It was a two-run shot capping a seven-run second inning.

Bleckley wraps up Paw Print play Tuesday with games at 2:30, 4, and 5:30 pm.