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Local church holding "Hanging of the Green" service Sunday.

Bethany Baptist Church, located at 608 GA 26 East in Cochran, will hold a "Hanging of the Green" service November 29 at 6 pm.  The service is to mark the beginning of the Season of Advent.

GDOT suspending construction related lane closures for Thanksgiving holidays.

To help make Thanksgiving travel easier, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced construction-related lane closures on heavily traveled interstates and state routes would be suspended from 6 am November 23 to 5 am November 30. As per usual, motorists are urged to exercise caution as crews may still work near highways and safety concerns could require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. Also incident management or emergency maintenance related lane closures could occur at any time on any route.

BCHS to open football playoffs at Vidalia.

Because of ongoing COVID-19 issues at Southwest, the Royals football game against the Patriots will not be made up.  BCHS will open the state playoffs November 28 at Vidalia.  Kickoff is 1 pm.

Local churches holding special Thanksgiving services November 22.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church will have "An afternoon of remembrance and Thanks" November 22 at 4 pm. It will be a memorial service for those who've lost loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. The service will feature church and community members already contacted and is being done for those who weren't able to hold a funeral or memorial service due to COVID-19 restrictions. Mask wearing is strongly encouraged. Salem Baptist Church will hold a special Thanksgiving service that night at 6 pm. There will be an opportunity to speak about what you're thankful for.

A night of sharing faith on the field.

A night of sharing faith on the field.

Bleckley County High School FCA hosted a "Fields of Faith" event Wednesday night at Royal Stadium. It featured music, student testimony, as well as a guest speaker. Local pastors were on hand to pray with students who responded to the alter call. There was an estimated attendance of 250.

Many things discussed at BOE meeting.

While there wasn't much for the Bleckley County Board of Education to act on at Tuesday night's monthly meeting, there were numerous discussion items including finances as well as the designation of teachers by government agencies.  Read more here.

Basketball teams win scrimmage games at West Laurens.

BCHS basketball won a pair of scrimmage games at West Laurens Tuesday night.  The girls won 42-39, the boys 53-46.  Bleckley opens the regular season against Twiggs County at home December 8 at 6 pm.