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Bleckley 4H Shotgun Team finishes second in the nation

Bleckley 4H Shotgun Team finishes second in the nation

The Bleckley 4H Senior Shotgun team finished second in the nation at the National 4H Shooting Sports Competition held last week in Grand Island, Nebraska. Their success came off finishing third as a team in clay shooting, fourth in skeet shooting, seventh in trap shooting.

Individually, Wesley Hobbs finished eighth, Will Fordham was ninth. The team finished second amongst 28 teams. They were coached by Todd Kirkpatrick.

Middle Georgia State becomes a University

Wednesday, Middle Georgia State officially became Middle Georgia State University.

The move was approved during a March 18 Board of Regents meeting. While there will be receptions held on all five campuses the week of July 6, most of the celebrations are set for fall when more new and returning students will be on campus.

A news release stated that some of the firsts will include Middle Georgia State's first Homecoming celebration and first freshmen convocation.

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Fall Ball registration at CBRD extended to July 8.

Due to the Cochran Bleckley Recretion Department being closed this week because of the July 4 holiday, the decision was made to extened registration for fall baseball and softball to July 8.  Cost is $45 per child.  All signups ages 7-12 will get to attend a free baseball or softball camp hosted by Middle Georgia State College.

Georgia Supreme Court names Boone Gordon city attorney

Georgia's Supreme Court says the mayor of Gordon had no right to hire a new city attorney, after some city council members tried to fire the previous one.


This was the second time this month the court ruled on Gordon politics and Mayor Mary Ann Whipple-Lue.

Today's ruling says last year's vote to fire City Attorney Joseph Boone, who held the job for 35 years, was invalid.

The state court says Whipple Lue could not take part in that vote.

So the next vote, to hire Ronny Jones as interim attorney, was also not legal, the board said.

History made: June 27 Cochran Motor Speedway results.

(Results courtesy Willis Wombles.)  History was made Saturday night at Cochran Motor Speedway as 11-year old Parker Martin became the youngest driver to ever win a race there.  He held off the challenges of Ridge McCoy and Dillon Nico to win the JR Enduro Series in his third career race.

In other races: Montana Dudley won the $2,000 Late Model Feature.  Tyler Sanders won Bomber.  Joseph Brown was first in Sportsman.  Kyle Conyer won Super Street and Jason Floyd was the Pure Stock winner.  The second annual Georgia Showdown will be July 2-4 at CMS.  Visit www.cochranspeedway.com for more information.

The best dodgers of all Saturday.

The best dodgers of all Saturday.

House of Grace church held their first annual dodgeball tournament Saturday morning.  It was a benefit for Pastor Shane Allen's upcoming mission trip to Uganda.  Five teams participated.  Organizers were happy since it was their first one.

The winning team had members from a fellow Bleckley church.  The team of Jody Kirkpatrick, Austin Jones, Dusty Jones, Eli Belflower, Mason Kirkpatrick, Jacob Smith, and Tristan Cooper won.  Their name was "Las Vegas Police Department" and most were members of Bethany Baptist Church.

House of Grace does plan to hold future tournaments.

Golf tournament benefiting Promise of Hope August 8

Promise of Hope will sponsor the first annual Men's Swing For Hope golf tournament August 8 at Uchee Trail Country Club in Cochran.

Cost is $200 per team and the tournament has an 8 am shotgun start. There will be door prizes, a raffle, food and drinks, as well as prizes for the top three places. Proceeds benefit Promise of Hope. 

For more information, contact the Cochran campus, 478-934-0774, or Steve Brown, 478-279-2221.